NOT AT ALL NGAPALI

The past weeks I have been writing about places off of the main tourist route, which all require a bit of time, but with the rains receding this month I thought I would try...

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

It’s here – that one day a year that folks look forward to. Other than Xmas, New Year’s Eve, New Year, St Pat’s Day, Valentine’s Day and so many other occasions that require us...

YANGON STREET DESIGNS – FLUORESCENT LIGHTS

Yangon’s streets are full of innovative design. When you have limited money, and limited space for a limited time, you have to be creative. Fluorescent lights are perfect; they are very portable, cheap to run and...

DRUNK SUPERHEROES

I’m not entirely sure why I was thinking a lot about Superman the last few days. Yes, him with them red undies from DC Comics. Perhaps I had finally seen the latest movie about him,...

HOW SWEET WINES ARE MADE

As explained in a previous article about how wine is made, for almost all wines, the yeast converts sugar to alcohol and the fermentation continues until no detectable sugar remains. The resulting wines are...

WHY YOU NEED GOOD FATS

When it comes to putting on weight, most of us, understandably, try to avoid it. We all have ways to avoid putting on the numbers; many also think that by avoiding dietary fats, they...

WHAT WE WANT vs WHAT IT REALLY IS

Life is not always the way we imagine it to be  What we want and need is most times so different from what it really is. Sometimes it’s sad, sometimes it’s ironic and at times...

BIZARRE: CONDOM COOKBOOK

Well, well, well… This is right up there with those that make me first go, “what?” and then go, “well, why not?” Be warned folks, if you’re easily offended with stuff like these, please stop...

PERCEIVING THE AURA

The aura of an exhibition is tightly connected to the place it is shown in. Occasionally, without being conscious of the history of the space, visitors might hear walls talk or feel the unusual...

MEMORY! REPRISE MYANMAR INTERNATIONAL HERITAGE FILM FESTIVAL

Myanmar is the very first country in Asia that will see the Reprise version of MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival, a cinema event fully dedicated to the films of the past, unique in Asia...
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Streets of Yangon

“Behind every door and inside every shop is a person whose story is a joy to listen to,” wrote Bob Percival, former editor of...