A man who wears spectacles in the Cambodian second city of Battambang is tonight considering splashing out on a new pair, after the frames in his current pair cracked again - for a fifth time!
Moys Kenwood, 55, has been wearing the non-prescription 'reading glasses' since around 2012, after having bought them from a street market in Bangkok for 40 Baht ($1).
They have served him well, but, having seen several 'unfortunate accidents', have had to undergo numerous rounds of running repairs, involving using a cigarette lighter to melt the plastic frame at the crack, in order to 'fuse' it together. This method has met with variable success.
Now, however, with the frames looking rather 'fire-damaged', Kenwood feels that the spectacles may have to be retired and replaced.
"People are starting to notice all the melted plastic," he said.