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Myanmar: Photos and Links Roundup

This week I came across a few good photos from Myanmar Bloggers so I compiled them as photo and link round up post.

This image is from fifty viss blog where blogger Aung Kyaw posted his collection of billboards and poster messages seen around the country.

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Poster around Myanmar
Image via: Fifty Viss

I’ve noticed how pervasive these “desire(s)” are in online and print publications in Burma. From what I’ve heard, not even an Internet chatroom can get away without posting the “objectives”, “desire(s)” and “national causes” of the country. No publication would be complete or legal without this stamp of approval (namely the dictates of the government).

Blogger Barnyar posted the recent photos of the flood and resulting damage around Yangon city after the heavy rains a few days ago. May11 also mentioned that the rain has been going on since 30th April till 4th May and there is even news about the possibility of a storm hitting the city.

Yangon Rain - Banyar
Flooded car park and damaged phone boot
Image via: Barnyarbanyar

Mr.Pooh has composed a poem relating the rain and his far away lover.

Kothurein compares his childhood rainy day experiences with what he feels now.

A small compound of our house filled with rain up to our knees. So my brother, sister and I turned a two-foot-long wooden tub, which had been intended to store the water, into a boat for us to have a ride around the house. (The only problem was that snails also liked to take a ride in the tub.)

Now, twenty years later, I no longer get excited when it pours day after day. Rather, I get upset about all the mud and rain, especially at rush hour.

Across the globe, Bluegyi posted the photos of his trip to British Museum where he discovered an ancient artifact from Burma.

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British Museum
Image via: Bluegyi

It is also good to read about Gyittu's challanging engineering career and why she chose to become one.

When I entered the workforce 4 years ago, I had great ambitions of becoming a great engineer. Now, as I struggle in climbing the corporate ladder, I witness how engineers are becoming the “tortoise” of that world. In MNCs, many engineers moved to Marketing, Sales, and Management fields in order to climb higher at the fastest rate.

I joined engineering out of interest and passion and those factors are what kept me motivated in this endless rounds of projects. Solving the mystery behind each circuit, each problem is what kept me going in this job.

And I'm ending this week round up with photos from May11 about Shwe Dagon Pagoda Kason Festival.

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Shwe Dagon Pagoda at night

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Kason Festival at Shwe Dagon Pagoda
Images via: emotionalcorner

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