Vegetables in Pyin Oo Lwin are fresh and tasty. We saw carrots on sale at the stalls near the waterfall in Pyin Oo Lwin. These carrots with green leaves are not available in Yangon.
Is it a symbol of keeping pets is in vogue? At the entrance of J Donuts, there is a sign that Pets are not allowed.
Furniture shop Inner space is managed by a Frenchwoman who married a Myanmar. Orders the clients be placed here. Total interior decoration service is also available. Pieces of furniture created with striking ideas are on display at the shop. At the moment, the room next door is under renovation to open a show room of furniture. The shop is closed on Mondays. No 290 Pyay Road, San Chaung Ph: 536966.
Once we introduced you to a shop in Yuzana Plaza, which sells fishing gears. The shop, this time, is the main shop located at 9 mile on Pyay Road. Having a look at from out side, it is just like an ordinary house. Even big fishing rods and fishing lines are available here. Although it is a fishing gear shop, it also sells astronomical telescopes and tents. The interior of room next door is under decoration to open a beauty saloon.
Pyi Myanmar building at Hledan Junction is under all round renovation to make it new like other buildings with intention towards 2006. The scenes along Pyay Road seen to change gradually.
Ballet dance class opened in Yangon. Chinese woman instructor who studied the dance in China teaches dances. Instructions are generally given in Chinese. The class is so strict that small children are beaten to follow instructions. Classes are divided according to ages. Children from three year of age are accepted. There are about ten trainees in each class.
Shwe Parami Shopping mall, Yangon's biggest shopping mall at the corner of Insein Rd and Parami Rd in Hlaing Township will be opened later this month. The nine storey building was developed by Wah Wah Win International Company.
El Dorado video production distributed the 3D movie Scifi-hero "the enemy of space" at the end of April. The movie was created with computer special effects and human's action. In the Myanmar Power Ranger movie, no famous actors are used.
A beautiful building near Sandy Myanmar restaurant. Scale models are on display at the shop with intention to offer Myanmar style interior decoration service. A tea-shop is under construction near the villa. The place is intended to open a sushi bar.
Bangkok Airways started its flights between Yangon and Bangkok with effect from April 30. The air line office is at Sakura Tower. The air line has plan to fly to Mandalay and Bagan in future.
This Sandy's Myanmar Restaurant was chosen as the best Myanmar style restaurant by a local magazine. The building where restaurant is opened is said to be build over a hundred years ago. It is said that Bogyoke Aung San and his colleauges hold the first meeting for independent movement at this building.
The face of Maha Myatmuni Image in Mandalay is washed everymorning. The water for washing the face include Thanakha and other fragrance. As you can see in the picture, Thanakha barks and other fragrance are grainded on big stone slabs. Thanakha grinding competition is held there every year.
A Monghinkha contest was held at the People's Park on May 8 and 9. Hotels in Yangon took part in the event. Regional Monghinkha from Inle, Rakhine, Mawlamyaing, etc were on sale at K 200 per bowl. At the opening ceremony ballons with a coupon for a bowl of Monghinkha were flied. Inle Monghinkha prepared by Sandy Myanmar Restaurant won the best Monghinkha prize. Inle Monghinkha is available at the restaurant. (This is the picture of Inle Monghinkha. It is really tasty.)
It rained today (7th May) for the very first time this year. It was very hot until yesterday and air-cornditioner failed to make it cool. I prayed that the rain comes as soon as possible. But, we will have to face almost everyday which is wet with the rain. On the other hand, there are the days with about temperature 40'C. I am not sure which I would preyer to have.
This is photo of the new terminal at Yangon International Airport targeted to finish in December 2005. Construction work is underway 24 hours a day.
"Burmese Water Festival", celebrated in a high school,San Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S.A.A lot of people showed up to enjoy Burmese traditionalfood and to socialize. Participants had to buy ticketsto purchase food, drinks and snacks. I bought tickets, had a chance to taste a little bit of everything from one vender to another. Food were very delicious. Some Burmese food, I had no idea what they called it but they were very tasty. The food venders donated all the money to the monastery eventually.During the festival in San Francisco, We don't dousewater the way you do in Burma because the weather is way too cold to be wet. Besides, the Burmese community is not big enough to be recognized yet. However, there were some kids including my nephews who enjoyed dousing water each other until they got soaky wet.They were the happiest participants among the rest, I suppose.(Sean Lin in USA)
Arzarni San San circus Team which has been a famous team for a long time performed at Padonmar theatre from April 21 to 25. The show was sponsored by the MyanmaTheatrical Association. During three-hour show, seesaw, human tree, sky bar, etc were presented with accompaniment of humour. On the background of the stage, the photo of late U Mg Mg, Daw San San's father, was hung. Performance of animals such as elephants, monkeys, goats, bears, were also presented to audience's delight.
by Ma Khaing Khaing Aye & Nishigaki Mitsuru