The Pulse The Myanmar Times has the latest news from across Myanmar. http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle.html Wed, 01 Oct 2014 20:31:19 +0630 en-gb Who cares? Elderly struggle with support gap http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11795-when-no-one-stays-home.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11795-when-no-one-stays-home.html

Aging parents in Myanmar often rely on their adult children for support – but they can't always provide.

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Zon Pann Pwint) The Pulse Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Beauty pageant with a difference http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11797-myanmar-transgender-beauty-to-compete-in-international-pageant.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11797-myanmar-transgender-beauty-to-compete-in-international-pageant.html

Openly gay 20-year-old Myo Ko Ko San is a pageant contestant with a point to prove.

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Chit Su) The Pulse Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Mission impossible in Pathein http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11801-mission-impossible-in-pathein.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11801-mission-impossible-in-pathein.html

Our intrepid editor-at-large Douglas Long travels to Pathein and finds the best guidebooks, it seems, are still the people themselves.

 

 

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Douglas Long) The Pulse Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
The big sleep: the dangers of sedatives http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11806-sedatives-may-put-you-to-sleep-for-good.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11806-sedatives-may-put-you-to-sleep-for-good.html

Benzodiazepines are a class of medications used to treat seizures, anxiety disorders, and alcohol withdrawal – they're remarkably easy to get hold of in Myanmar without a prescription, writes Dr Christoph Gelsdorf.

 

 

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Dr Christoph Gelsdorf) The Pulse Mon, 29 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Hole story http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11735-hole-story.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11735-hole-story.html

Fallen woman Fiona MacGregor hits an all-time low, taking the next natural step in her downward spiral: into the sewer.

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Fiona MacGregor) The Pulse Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Opening up the art world http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11736-opening-up-the-art-world.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11736-opening-up-the-art-world.html

The curatorial duo Flux Kit has organized an event on the theme of “Now and Memory: Who are we? Where do we go?” for its Contemporary Dialogues.

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Whitney Light) The Pulse Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
European film fest to open its 23rd edition http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11737-european-film-fest-to-open-its-23rd-edition.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11737-european-film-fest-to-open-its-23rd-edition.html The 23rd European Film Festival will be held at Yangon’s Nay Pyi Taw Cinema from September 25 to October 5.

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Chit Su Wai) The Pulse Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Trending toward tradition http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11741-trending-toward-tradition.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11741-trending-toward-tradition.html

A trip to Chiang Mai leads to an exploration of the storied history and uncertain future of artisan-crafted textiles.

 

 

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Whitney Light) The Pulse Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Treasures of Upper Myanmar: From Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin by motorbike http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11746-treasures-of-upper-myanmar-from-mandalay-to-pyin-oo-lwin-by-motorbike.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11746-treasures-of-upper-myanmar-from-mandalay-to-pyin-oo-lwin-by-motorbike.html

A spontaneous weekend in Pyin Oo Lwin. 

 

 

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Stuart Alan Becker) The Pulse Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630
Director’s old-age drama competes at Nepal fest http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11657-director-s-old-age-drama-competes-at-nepal-fest.html http://www.mmtimes.com/index.php/lifestyle/11657-director-s-old-age-drama-competes-at-nepal-fest.html

An old woman takes a shower in front of a house surrounded by paddy fields. The wrinkles on her hands and face show her old age. She sits in front of the house, appearing to wait for someone to greet her. People pass by, but no one comes. She whispers something, but makes no sound. Gradually, a candle she has lit becomes dim, and as the flame dies, so does she.

]]>
kyawzaya387@gmail.com (Chit Su Wai) The Pulse Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0630