Sunday, December 20, 2009

There is a chicken at my shop

Technically, it's a rooster. I know because it has been crowing non-stop since it arrive on a motorcycle a couple of hours ago. So I shot it (geddit? hahaha!)

It's not the first time the cobbler who sits just outside the shop has brought a chicken along with him. He ties it to a pole (you can see the raffia string on the rooster's left leg in this photo) and takes it with him when he goes home.

The cobbler, who was born in Vietnam but has lived here for a decade, told me he paid 30,000 riels (US$7.50) for this rooster. When I expressed surprise at the price, he said it is from Vietnam. It'll be eaten he said.

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