It is not uncommon to see men in Cambodia wearing pink, riding pink bicycles or piloting pink motos. To witness their unashamed behavior is refreshing. How the situation came to arise is a fair question. I can only speculate about the answer. For one thing, Western machismo is worlds away. For another thing, Cambodians are nothing if not pragmatic: If it wears or rides in this developing country, then why not use it? A fashion statement it is not. I am not unaware of fashion trends for men, and I am old enough to remember when Chevrolet’s pink- and charcoal grey-colored vehicles were all the rage. But pink here is nothing more than a color without a value attached to it.
In any case, I like seeing those flashes of unself-conscious color. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org