My water distribution guy in Cambodia brings me personally a 20l jug of filtered water every Sunday. He’s in their very early 20’s and talks English well.
We asked him concerning the music that were blaring from a loudspeaker next door from my apartment since 7am. He lit up, “Ohhh, this is certainly Cambodian style household wedding!”
Pointing you married? at him i asked, “Are” He said, “Ohhh no, perhaps maybe perhaps not enough cash to hitched. I would like additional money and so I may take proper care of family members and become a guy.”
I was asked by him if I became hitched. (a concern I have expected usually in SE Asia.)
I got the same response I always get – shock and veiled pity that I was past 30 and alone when I answered no. They think about foreigners handsome and rich. Perhaps perhaps maybe Not marrying when the means are had by you to is strange for them. Family may be the center of these world.
We asked him, “How much cash should you get a spouse?”
“It depends if she actually is a rich woman or all on your own degree. You should be for a passing fancy or maybe more degree than her.”
“$20,000 for a girl that is rich possibly $5,000 for a lady back at my degree.”
“You pay the cash into the girls family members plus they arrange the marriage.”
He stated, Cambodians get married early – 16 when it comes to girls and 18 when it comes to dudes may be the starting place.
We asked him just how an 18 12 months old man can show up using the money.
He explained you ‘must’ have a rich household to get hitched young. […]