VCD for Thingyan Festival is being sold more early than usual. In mid March, CDand VCD for Thingyan Festival will be sold in great amount. In this Thingyan Festival, the songs intended to youth is more popular in every districts and towns.From this time on, VCD for Thingyan Festival are best selling things.
The result of Japanese Language Test examined in 2007 is printed out today at "MAJA" in PEARL Condominium. There are happy people and also sad people. Every onehas their new ambition and achievement respectively. The amounts of people who sitting for Japanese exam and interesting in Japanese Language are increased moreand more in Myanmar compare to other Asian Countries. The studying for Japanese Language is more popular in Myanmar than other Asian Countries and it is not rather less the Japanese people who come to Myanmar to teach the Japanese Language.
In the last week, the animals in Yangon Zoological Garden had been moved to Naypyidaw. The zoological garden will be opened in Naypyidaw is in progress and willbe opened in recent time. It will become a new place of Naypyidaw for wandering and sightseeing.
February 21 is a full moon day of Tapotwe, eleventh month of the Myanmar Calendar. In that day, delicacy made Htamanae and offered to the Lord Buddha. Htamanae Pwe is held in many places of Myanmar. In Yangon, this pwe was held at Shwedagone Pagoda and other places. This Htamanae is a snack mixing glutinous rice, groundnut, sesamum, coconut and oil, etc.., by stiring them into the large bell-mouthed pan. It is very delicious bacuse it contains the taste of glutinous and sweet taste from coconut.
A fashion shop, DMOE, is now opened at the PEARL Condominium on KaBaAye Pagoda Road. This shop is opened by Moe Moe, wife of actor Dwe who died in last year and although it is small but it is tidy and a shop selling the beautiful things. Myanmar artists often come there. So we wish you to go and see this shop and hope it can delight you.
Myanmar Chess competition will be held from February 28 up to March 9 and this is a big competition that the extent of the whole country will participate in.Inmale competition, total sixteen competitors, the four professional chess players and twelve players form knock-out competition, will participate in this competition. Everyone can participate in female competition. In Myanmar, chess competition become more popular among the adults and children. Japanese Chess ,*Shogi*, like this may become popular in Myanmar.
February 14 is Valentine's Day and this day is very popular among the youth in Myanmar. But it is very different between Myanmar and other countries. In Myanmar, boy has to give the presents to his lover. The presents may be chocolate, flowers and confectionery. Gifts selling counters for Valentine's Dayhave been reserved at shopping centre and the selling gifts for Valentine's Day become more developing. Valentine's Day in Myanmar is very strange for Japanese.But,no matterhow different in style and customs all over the world the soul of lovers is same .
Photo By Myanmar Times Journal.
February 12 is the Union Day of Myanmar. Fan fair had been held in Kyimyindine as the remembrance for this day. The various street vendors are busy at the bothsides of road and a play, *In Agreement,* was performed on the special decorating stage as free show. Then, Myanmar Traditional Dance also was performed and it is very crowded by spectators.
The 52th Academy Award Ceremony had been held in Naypyidaw on 7 February. While the people all over the country was watching this ceremony Yan Aung won the Academy Award for the best male actor and Nanda Hlaing won the Academy Award forthe best female actor. There is one sorrowful thing that although the ex-actor Dwe, who died in the last year, was ended at the nominated stage Phoe Kyaw, who had learned about the art of acting from Dwe, won the Academy Award for the bestsupporting award.
Photo By The First New Journal.
The 6th ICT Exhibition had already been hold in city hall of Mandalay from 1 February to 3 February.People are very crowded because the computer, computer relating materials,digital cameras, fax and so on.., were displayed and sold out. At present time, the shows like these start to be held not only in Yangon and but also in Mandalay and other cities.In Myanmar, digital age has being changed and Myanmar has trying to keep up with the neo technologies.
52th Myanmar Academy Award Ceremony will be held on 7 February. Actor Dwe's films, whose died in the last year, is nominated for his second award. Sai Sai Kham Hlaing, a hip-hop singer who can grasp the encouragement of youth, is one of the nominator. The minds of people in Myanmar are caught about who will win the award for Academy.
Photo By Myanmar Time Journal.
February 2 is Chinese New Year Day. China Town in downtown area is alive teemingwith a concourse of people. China Town is so teeming with buyers and stalls likeJapan New Year Festival that there is nothing to compare. The notice " Special Discount Sales" can be seen in many places such as department, hotels, shop andso on....The Dragon Dance and Lion Dance will be seen whereabouts of the streetson 9 February. You are wished to come and see to Myanmar being full of the customs and cultures like these.
SHARKY'S Bakery Shop located in affluent people's ward, Shwe Taung Kyar,would like to be introduced. The owner learned the art of bakery in France and he is nowmaking the tasty French bread in Myanmar. Not only French bread and but also other snack can be got there and that snack also is very delicious. Moreover, butter and cheese, cake and pizza and wine and so on... can be got there. Although the price is little high it is worthy for its service and decoration. It is moreconvenient because a branch shop is now opened in Inya Road.
By Nishigaki Mitsuru