Eventual family reunification will be legally impossible without a COVID-19 vaccination, so tomorrow the family and I are going to the city to get dosed.
✈️ No Choice Is An Easy Choice 🛃
In about 4 more weeks, I'll be sending my family back to Cambodia, and likely without me unless Cambodia changes its visa restrictions in the next few weeks. Monkey-B's passport is about to expire and our US immigration has come to a standstill, so we now feel our best chance to be together again is in Cambodia.
@Sreypov will have to start her own corporation, at least on paper, and this is how she'll be able to bring me back into the country, as a sponsored employee. All foreign arrivals will be required to show proof of vaccination, so for me it's get jabbed or lose my family, making it a very easy to choice. But as I mention in this video, I'd drink polonium to leave Suriname.
Suriname vs. Cambodia
I ramble a bit about the differences between Suriname and Cambodia, and what makes Cambodia so much more livable than Suriname. Whether it be the massive amount of fruit and vegetable variety or the social living, it's hard to find a way that Cambodia isn't more livable than Suriname, at least regarding the things my family and I find important in life.
One problem we've had in Suriname is that people are very rarely straight with us. I remember the first time we looked at a one room apartment, and how the owner basically turned us down because he implied Suriname is too civilized to allow people to live like that. People here would rather leave a room empty without tenants than to allow 4 people to live in it. In Cambodia, rental room building owners could care less about what you do with your room so long as you pay your rent on time and you're civil with your neighbors.
We eventually gave up on affordable housing after countless landlords all refused us a rental room, and now pay $275 USD per month for a tiny corner of a dilapidated house where we've only had three days of running water in the last 2 months. We're no strangers to living simply, but in Cambodia to live under such horrible conditions wouldn't cost more than $50 USD a month.
Harry The Lamb Lightens The Mood 🐏
Perhaps I talked about too many stressful issues, but near the end of the video Harry and Monkey-B made a quick cameo. Harry nearly kicked the camera and ripped my lavalier mic out, but he was only trying to say hi to all of you Hivers. He's proven to be a more social creature than the folks living in our neighborhood, and he still retains his VIP status as the coolest lamb that ever lived. Shame he can't join us in Cambodia.
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