Tag Archives: Myanmar (Burma)

Please tell me about my future and me

Please tell me about my future and me

I remember waiting anxiously for the release of my matriculation results in Myanmar (Burma). It was thrilling to anticipate, and I was not the only one contemplating a fate that seemingly depended on these results. I would have liked to say curiosity got the better of my mom, but as with many other decisions and dilemmasContinue Reading

The food of Thingyan

The food of Thingyan

Last month, I introduced you to Thingyan festival. This month I’ll tell you a little more about Thingyan festival, but from a different perspective, food, and for a couple of good reasons: 1) It’s April so that means it’s Thingyan season, and; 2) Everyone likes food and it’s a must to try the local foodContinue Reading

Inya Lake

Inya Lake

In Yangon (Myanmar), we don’t have a lot of parks and public recreational spots. So when we think of places to go relax with family or friends, only a few places come to mind. Inya Lake is my favourite place to go in the evenings, especially when I want to get out of the houseContinue Reading

Thingyan spirit

Thingyan spirit

In Myanmar (or Burma, as it was once known before), March is the time when summer steps in, and summer holidays start. Like in many other countries, summer holidays are the time when families carry out their plans for summer vacation activities. There are a variety of holiday destinations to choose from, but the mostContinue Reading

Myanmar – Phoo Pwint Kyaw

Myanmar – Phoo Pwint Kyaw

Phoo Pwint Kyaw (or, if that’s proving to be a mouthful, you can call her Rosie like some of her friends do) is studying mechanical systems at the University of Melbourne. She also happens to enjoy writing. I was born and raised in…..Yangon, Myanmar, I spent a few years in the United Kingdom for collegeContinue Reading

Myanmar – Haymon Soe

Myanmar – Haymon Soe

Haymon Soe is originally from a small town in Myanmar, and now studies business information systems and marketing at the University of Sydney, Australia. I was born in……a small town in Myanmar called Pyay, I grew up in….Yangon, the commercial capital of Myanmar, and now I live in…Sydney. I came to Sydney in 2009 and have beenContinue Reading

The Opera House and Aung San Suu Kyi

The Opera House and Aung San Suu Kyi

Many small Australian towns find it necessary to rally around a novelty architectural icon for the purposes of tourism.  Often taking the form of a giant replica of something abundant in the region, these structures are prefaced by ‘The Big…’, and examples include ‘The Big Pineapple’, ‘The Big Banana’, ‘The Big Beer Can’, ‘The BigContinue Reading

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