Saturday, June 6, 2020

Life & Style

Changes in the fields, an Environmental Documentary to Reconnect Humanity 

A Myanmar environmental documentary - Changes in the Field - has been released to address how the lives of farmers in Myanmar are affected by climate change. It takes a glimpse into the lives of farmers in Yangon, Shan State and Mon State, whose very existence and heritage is intertwined with their lands. We talked with Tomas Derville and Beatrice Manole - the producer and co-producer - on how this documentary that can act as a blueprint to lay out a potential vision for the future —— the story of how we can act now and make things right.

Interview: Carrie Shiu, founder of Days For [email protected]

Since 2008 Days For Girls has worked to empower girls, and to protect themselves, working in 100 countries and having distributed 1 million kits in Africa and internationally. A priority is working with girls in monasteries and orphanages providing access to women’s hygiene education.

Tips for Positivity and Resilience 

We often think of positivity as being an innate emotion; “She’s such a positive person” or “he is negative about everything”. Whilst an element...

The Great Charity Choice? Bang Or Glitter For Your Buck?

Myanmar people are recognized as being generous in giving money and other support to others. So how do we choose a charity that’s effective and not funding executive’s lavish conferences in the Bahamas?

Serendip: Providing Plant Therapy for Your Soul

Inspire by ‘Serendipity’ - the occurrence of making pleasant, desirable discoveries by pure accident - Aye Thadar Swe started Serendip, a plant shop that offers succulents, cacti and several indoor houseplants. 

Life After Lockdown in Yangon: Welcome to the Plastic Divider Economy 

Yangon may not be the same carefree city we are accustomed to, yet as more restrictions are scrapped, the masked faces in the street will hopefully be more relieved than before.

Indoor gardening guide

When you're stuck at home working in front of the computer for months, having patches of green will help you relax your eyes. Nurturing...

Work from Home Diary: From Electricity Outage, Food Dilemma, Conference Call Etiquette to the New Normal 

As people in some parts of the world start to yearn the comeback of a “normal life”, I have officially entered the ninth week of working from home in Yangon. And let me tell you, it’s not as thrilling as I have imagined before. 

Latest news

12 Restaurants to Try in June

It’s been over 2 months since cafes, restaurants and other public places have been closed due to the pandemic. Now, the government has eased some regulations and many cafes and restaurants are back to served the dine-in customers. Check our list of new restaurants and hidden gems worth your visit.

Changes in the fields, an Environmental Documentary to Reconnect Humanity 

A Myanmar environmental documentary - Changes in the Field - has been released to address how the lives of farmers in Myanmar are affected by climate change. It takes a glimpse into the lives of farmers in Yangon, Shan State and Mon State, whose very existence and heritage is intertwined with their lands. We talked with Tomas Derville and Beatrice Manole - the producer and co-producer - on how this documentary that can act as a blueprint to lay out a potential vision for the future —— the story of how we can act now and make things right.

What’s on Netflix June 2020

Our recommendation of TV shows, films, comedy shows and everything you can watch on Netflix as a substitution of...
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