You will be raised with double standards that do not make sense but you have to defy when you have chance. Do not follow outdated sayings like “treatsons like masters and husbands like god” that your big aunty will keep saying. Do not believe whenever parents/teachers say that girls are not as tough as boys. … Continue reading How to woman in Myanmar
Month: February 2018
Reserving a Spot for My Heart & Car
Finding “the one” can be hard. So is searching for a parking spot in Yangon. Seeing lovebirds almost everywhere in my daily life makes me wonder, “Why can’t I find a girlfriend, fall in love with her and have a happy relationship for the rest of my life?” “Am I too ugly?” “Have I become … Continue reading Reserving a Spot for My Heart & Car
Resurrecting Memories at Rock Concert
Going to a rock concert is an experience that varies with age. At 14, one is excited for days in advance with unlimited energy to enjoy the concert. At 23, one worries whether she will enjoy the show or has second thoughts about staying in. Yup, that’s me. I am the above mentioned grandma who … Continue reading Resurrecting Memories at Rock Concert
Rupert Mann: Retelling Pentridge Stories
Every little bookworm dreams of becoming a writer one day without knowing what it takes to become one. Rupert Mann was one of them. Having read the encyclopedia of world mythology by the age of ten, little Rupert tried writing his own stories with a dream of “seeing the book he authored on a shelf … Continue reading Rupert Mann: Retelling Pentridge Stories
Faith & Childhood
“I have two religions in my head and I can’t decide which God is more powerful yet” said my eight year old cousin. Born into a Buddhist father and a Christian mother, it is understandable why she feels so. She would occasionally go to a Buddhist Temple and pay homage and donations to the monks … Continue reading Faith & Childhood
Is it harassment or are we being sensitive?
In Myanmar, most men are loose-tongued and women have to tolerate their foul mouths while going out. Those men used teasing tone to praise women such as ‘beautiful or sexy’ in public just because of the simple fact, ‘Women are victims.’ Though they are the ones who use foul words to insult women, they are … Continue reading Is it harassment or are we being sensitive?
Selfies: An Essential Element of Traveling?
What comes to your mind when you heard "traveling"? I might be going against the odds here but I bet the term "selfie" will come out from many of you. "What would be a good place to take a photo? what kind of places or scenery would make my photo epic? How many likes can … Continue reading Selfies: An Essential Element of Traveling?
Inclusiveness in Our Democracy
It has been very chaotic in Myanmar right now; peace process and ethnic minorities, Rakhine issues and other ineffective developments. Adding up to that, there have been signs that question the country’s transition towards democracy such as arresting journalists and suspending students. One could try catching up with the news but every morning one woke … Continue reading Inclusiveness in Our Democracy