Tha Gyar Min, please appraise my good deeds!

Legend has it that Tha Gyar Min is the King of celestials who is very close to us human beings. Some claim that He has its root of story in… 

June 11, 2015 / 0 comment

Myanmar stone carving: The stone art of Mandalay

For centuries, most of villagers from central Myanmar have carved a life out of stone. Why? The reason is simple. Many villages around Mandalay, especially in the north, are surrounded… 

June 3, 2015 / 1 comment

Time to go to the tea shop!

In Myanmar, it’s a common scene that small teashops or stalls play out music gently with a set of colorful local-made stools dotting around a sidewalk. The shops open all… 

May 26, 2015 / 0 comment

The nature of Dana in Myanmar

It’s not quite easy for the world to understand why a small country like Myanmar is deemed the ‘Most generous country’ in the world. According to the 2014 report of… 

May 22, 2015 / 1 comment

The art of betel chewing

These days in Myanmar, betel chewing is still common while the trend of smoking cheroots has dropped among Burmese men, compared to the old days. Even right in the cities… 

May 15, 2015 / 0 comment

Myanmar comic dance, U Shwe Yoe

Sometimes reminiscing about childhood memories can be really pleasant especially when you’re not satisfied with your present. In doing that, which part of your childhood is the most memorable one?… 

May 12, 2015 / 0 comment

Htamane: Are you sprinkling sesame seeds?

“Sprinkling sesame seeds” (ႏွမ္းျဖဴးျခင္း) is a Burmese idiom used to describe some fine works, but to belittle something done by someone, only after other people have already done all the… 

May 8, 2015 / 1 comment

My sweet mango tree

Do you want to know why I love mango tree so much?   When you feel a bit stressed or depressed, what would you usually do? For me, when I… 

April 30, 2015 / 0 comment

Traditional food of Thingyan

Thingyan water festival in Myanmar: snacks that will make you want to come back!     No one dares to refuse that Thingyan festival is the most joyful out of… 

April 13, 2015 / 0 comment

Deep-fried gourd crisps, memories of a student life in Mandalay

  If someone were to ask me if I wanted anything to eat right now (no one has, so far), I would answer him immediately ‘Bu-Thee-Kyaw’ (ဘူးသီးေၾကာ္) (fried gourd fritter).… 

January 20, 2015 / 2 comments