The Myanmar Times
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Watch your mouth

Tom Hanks mouthing along to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” is far from an anomaly, as Winona Ryder, Chevy Chase and Daniel Radcliffe have proved.

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Traditional crafts get a contemporary twist

An exhibition of contemporary crafts, titled “From Craft to Art”, will be held at Goethe Villa from March 21 to 25.

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From drunken hobo to Buddhist monk

You probably haven’t heard of Laurence Carroll, the free-thinking, alcoholic Irish hobo born in Dublin in the 1800s, who travelled across the globe to Myanmar, gave up drinking, shaved his head and became the world’s first Western Buddhist monk.

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Ancient techniques for restoring the balance of mind and body

Curious why some people can eat a large meal with no effort, while others eat only morsels? Why some are quick, restless and energetic, and others are slow and graceful? Why stress immobilises some, while others seem to exist carefree and unperturbed?

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Home away from home for Yangon’s elderly

Shifting economic and social trends have changed the way families look after their elderly members.


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The longer babies breastfeed, the more they achieve in life

A study of 6000 babies finds those who breastfed were more intelligent and earned higher wages.

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Un-fun zones

Yangon’s parks fail to satisfy those seeking clean and open spaces.



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Park yourself

The National Races Village whitewashes the ethnic heritage it claims to celebrate. But it does make for a pleasant bike ride.

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Treading a path between Yangon’s past and present

They are not old, as the world measures old, though some of them have been allowed to crumble into gentle decrepitude.

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Havana from on high

You can’t see the secret world of Havana’s rooftops from the street. But get high enough and look out across the skyline and it’s there: a whole other city in the air.

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