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 Do not follow outdated sayings like “treatsons like masters and husbands like god” that your big aunty will keep saying.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
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
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
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
“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
While rape and harassment cases are happening all over the country, Myat Thet Khine stresses on casual verbal assaults (which are equally corrupt acts) that women have to get used to with in their daily lives and shares her doubts with double standard that we were brought up. In Myanmar, most men are loose-tongued and … Continue reading Is it harassment or are we being sensitive?
Our first contributor Khant Nyein Win questions to what extent we are prioritizing selfies over real-life experiences while 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 … Continue reading Selfies: An Essential Element of Traveling?
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