The patient was dying. All he wanted was to spend his last day on earth in his own bed, at home. The hospital called the ambulance, but it took so long to fight through the congested streets of Yangon that the patient died before the ambulance arrived.
Would-be beauty queens are being invited to compete in this year’s Miss Myanmar International competition. The event will take place at the National Theatre, Myoma Kyaung Road, Dagon township, on August 30.
Shin Kyung-sook, an internationally renowned South Korean novelist who won the US$30,000 Man Asian literary prize four years ago, has apologised to her readers and admitted that “everything is my fault” after being accused of plagiarism.
Heavy metal is more commonly associated with headbanging, satanism, moshpits and the decapitation of small mammals. According to a new study, however, metal, and all forms of “extreme” music, can positively influence the listener, inspiring calmness rather than anger.
When I was in elementary school in the United States I don’t recall many of my classmates having peanut allergies. But these days when I speak to my friends about their kids, it seems to be quite common – so much so that children are no longer permitted to bring peanut butter to school.