Fossils found in Pondaung region central Myanmar were 33.7million - 49million years old. This age of these fossils found in stratum was approved at an international seminar on primates held in America.
It rains every day. Sometimes, it rains cats and dogs. There are advertising campaigns of umbrellas on TV. Most of the names are Japanese names like- Yuki, Yamasu, Asahi, Nikko. But, they are not made in Japan.
PC, Ant and Chalk (2)
I could use a kind of white medical chalk to protect the insects. Cockroach and ants do not come for the are afraid of the chalk. It really works. I wrote a white line legs of the computer table. The white line is like Great Wall. They can not cross the line. The chalks are not available at drug stores. So I tried to look for it everywhere. To my surprise,I found it on the over pass in front of Shanghai Department Store. It is written in Chinese on the cover of the packet that the user should wash his hands right away after using the chalks.
PC, Ant and Chalk (1)
The PC brought from Japan is often out of order. Is this because of virus or the electricity that is often out or cause of voltage problem? Another problem is ants. The ants entered the computer and made it stop. It is not possible to repair it in Yangon.
This photo was taken in Taunggyi. A Shan-Chinese mixed girl. Although, she is still going to a university, she has already been a bride. The husband-to-be is a young business whodoes various kinds of businesses after his return from study in Japan. She changed wedding dress for three times. First, wedding dress, then, pink dress and the last fantastic light green dress. She said goodbye to the guests in these dresses. The bride and their family went to Taunggyi from her village in six cars in the morning. That is far a night stay at the hotel in Taunggyi. A bonfire was made and there were joyous shout. Then, they went around Taunggyi in car with the bride on it. First, a reception was held at the bridegroom's house. In the evening, about 300 guests were received.
A wedding reception of a Myanmar. The man at the left end of front row is the bride. The wedding reception was taken place at the hall of Yangon University. The food served was Indian food biriyani.
This shop is located near Mingalar Market. Its name is Kyat Shazun. Indian speciality is available here. It is crowded with people at lunch time. People have queque up at the shop to buy take away. They are only chicken. As for me who do not like meat, I eat vegetarian Birayani (in Myanmar Thet Thet Lut).
I think the heat is unbearable for flower and tree lovers in Myanmar. Flowers of various colors bloom all year round. And there are a lot of trees in Yangon. But, an artificial flower shop by the name of Myint is famous. Things sold in this shop are from Singapore, Thai and China. The shop also take order.
SHANKAN3 is located in front of Japanese Embassy. It is intended for foreign visitors. Wedding reception of an acquaintance of mine was held there the other day. SHANKAN2 is famous for breakfast. In the compound, there is a small park for the children to play.
A tube well was sank near the car park of Kandawgyi Tower in Tamwe. It was about 260 feet (78m) and there seemed to be a water table. I have no idea why this it is used. This picture was taken after the well was sunk. While sinking, long pipe were put into underground with manpower.
Ngape Chin is fermented fish, a product of Bago. Visitors can pay a visit there in a day. It is a recommend for those who haven't go time. The fish is common curry for Myanmar. Chin in Myanmar means fermented (sour). They can have two plates of rice with the curry.
Recently, cane furniture were in vogue all over the world. Polished furniture are becoming popular in Japan. High class furniture are made with quality raw materials and export them to the foreign countries.
Cane furniture from PanSea Hotel
The rain season has come. The flower that bloom during this period is Padauk. Although it rained one time in February and March, the flower didn't bloom. The flower usually blooms at the Beginning of the rainy season with the first rain. The tree bears a lot of small yellow flowers. Although it is not very clear in this photo. At the centre is the big tree. If you compare it with Nikko Royal Lake Hotel, you will know how big it is. We can see girl putting on padauk flowers.
It was very hot from February to April in Summer this year. And there were electricity blackout. So, we couldn't use the airconditioner. I have bought many foliage plants to make the flat cool. They look beautiful and I feel cool. But, sunshine comes into the room and room temperature is a little high. I installed sunshade at every windows that face east.Our is a high rise building and there is no verandah. They installed the sunshade outside the building with a rope tied at their waist. It looks fearful and the work finished safe after five hours of labour.
It has been about 3 years to experience electricity black out in Myanmar. The black out lasts for half day. Every house hold has bought an electrical device called invertor. It can be used to charged the battery while electricity is on. When there is black out, we can watch vedio with the use of it. If fridge is used, a generator is needed. It is noisy and expensive. Generally, invertors are mainly used.
We can see the cables in downtown. Power cable are tangled like a nest. We can't know where they are connected. When the kites of kids hang on the line, we can see interesting position.
This news is about Htet Htet Moe Oo. It was recently the most talk about thing. She appears in TV commercials. She was introduced on Japan TV NHK last year. No need to say she is the most rented actress. There has been a rumour since January. At last, she divorced with his husband Min Oo. In a Magazine interviews she said she was living with the family of her brother and sister. She hated very much him because she loved him a lot. From now on, she didn't intend to get married again , she said . But, she may find beloved one again and get married for the third time because she has plenty of love.
Illust by Kimura Kenich
I went to China Town where I haven't went there for ages. There are ingredients for Chinese food and groceries. Ingredients are preserved as high quality tasty food in China where land is more wider than sea. The dried food is light and can easily be carried all across the world. Therefore, Chinese food is liked in the world. Sashimi which represents Japanese cuisine is totally opposite. Therefor, it is like a dream to buy it in Yangon.
Shwedagon Pagoda is the most magnificent and the largest in Myanmar. Pilgrims visit the pagoda everyday. The view of the pagoda- the glittering golden figure in the fog, in the morning sunshine, the figure it is lighted by sunshine in the rain. The highlight is the glittering figure in the evening. The view changes according to the place one views and time. This photograph was taken from the apartment of a friend of mine which is infront of Shwedagon Pagoda. I think it will be strange to take picture of the pagoda from this side.
This car is the taxi being used at present. I came across that for about three times. Although new Mercedes Benz and Pajero can be seen in the city, 99 percent of them are old ones. But, I have never seen the cars that are repaired with tapes. There is no problem with this car.
This is the photograph of Mingala Market in Tamwe Township taken in the morning when there is a little fog. The photo is on the right. This part of city is crowded with people in daytime but there are still very few people at 6:30 in the morning.