The boy next door

by Barry Delaney February. 03, 2009 3795 views

This little boy lived next door to me in Phnom Peng, under a tree in a petrol station, whilst his mother sheltered under a cooling tree in the mid-day sun, he was forced to overcame his pride and risk his safety by begging at the passing traffic - most days I gave him change, until I noticed the money went straight to the hawk like mother. So on the last day I bought him an ice cream and gave it to him in a bag - he looked up at me with surprise and a glint in his eye - we both you knew this gift was for him alone.

On another note, I have been considering leaving photoblog, for the past 2 days every time I tried to access the system, it appeared down - I have become to really like photoblog and more importantly the community - you guys - you are a very strong and knowledgeable group - unlike the technical support here - if the quality does not improve soon, I will reluctantly return to Blogger (hope not) - as I'd miss you lot.

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Miclaud 12 years, 7 months ago

Nice portrait... I don't know blogger, I'll visit it...

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Pete 12 years, 7 months ago

excellent but sad post

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Asiamack 12 years, 7 months ago

really a sad story.
as for the technical problem on PB... why not bear with it a little?
don't quit but post once in a while

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Barry Delaney 12 years, 7 months ago

I don't like blogger myself - but it is more stable - I really do want to keep photoblog going , as the community is great here

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Makai Dunne 12 years, 7 months ago

I don't like blogger. There isn't a good system for browsing. Anyway, I am currently building my own personal website. If things do not improve I will just move everything to that site.

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 12 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful shot - very sad story.
Haunting eyes - no child should live this way.

12 years, 7 months ago Edited
Xabolcs 12 years, 7 months ago

A problem was technical, it was issued [url=]with a sick-note:[/url]
More people see your photos here...

12 years, 7 months ago Edited