Sunday, January 22, 2017
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

An eye for Indochine design

Mya Myitzu, the innovative designer behind Rangoon Tea House, spent a decade in California, where she honed her skills styling celebrity homes with famed interior designer Kelly Wearstler. She has since designed some of Yangon’s most stylish interiors, and her latest project, Rau Ram, is set to become Yangon’s hippest new hangout. Weekend caught up with Mya Myitzu at the uber-stylish new restaurant to talk inspiration, chinoiserie, and why money does not buy taste.

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100 days later: What has changed?

July 7 marked the end of the National League for Democracy’s first 100 days in government. Weekend asked residents of Myanmar’s largest city how they feel about their first democraticly elected government.

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Tiger Cuddles at Yangon Zoo

Shy, playful and affectionate now, she will be fierce one day. Mee Mee Kae, a three-month-old tiger cub, has emerged as Yangon Zoo’s Queen of the Selfies. Born at the zoo on March 27 to Mike and Daisy, she turned 100 days old on June 27, when visitors were first allowed to see her.

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Graffiti exhibit roars from the walls

Is it art? Or just vandalism? To find out, pay a visit to the third floor of the MYANM/ART Gallery at Bogalay Zay Street. But if you think of graffiti as an urban phenomenon, you may be surprised to find yourself in a forest.

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Restoring heritage through housing and dance

More like birds than humans, the royal young lovers fluttered and preened. Showing their affection through the traditional Shan Kain Nari dance, the duettists were performing, to the music of a harp, at a house at the corner of Merchant and 39th streets in Yangon.

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Working class celebrated in art exhibit

Students at the National University of Arts and Culture are presenting their first art exhibition. Start of Faith runs from July 9 to today at Gallery 65, Yaw Min Gyi Street in Dagon township, Yangon. The 60 works in watercolour, oil, acrylic and ink draw upon Myanmar culture and the social life of the working class.

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Actress publishes travel photo album

It was not quite a bucket list item, but it did take three very valuable years out of her life. But now actress Moe Hay Ko has finally produced her travel documentary photo album, My Beloved (Kya Ma Chit Thaw), as a kind of of tribute to the nation, a way of paying back something to the fans who lavish their love and affection and desire on her, while demonstrating her love of her country.

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‘Idol Acoustica’ cover album hits stores

If you missed them the first time round, now’s your chance to catch up. On July 9, Idol Acoustica was launched at Shwe Htut Tin Studio, Tarmwe township. It’s the debut album of Myanmar Idol season 1’s top 11 contestants.

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South African photographer seeks imperfection

The Japanese revere Rikyu to this day for introducing the concept known as wabi-sabi: the art of finding beauty in imperfection and of revering authenticity above all. Now, South African photographer Kwena Chokoe brings the Japanese tradition of wabi-sabi to Myanmar, in a new exhibition opening at Pansodan Scene on July 15.

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Suck at meditation? You may just be doing it right

For David Ferguson, successfully meditating has involved letting go of the need to do it well. So what if his mind flits from cookies to punk music?

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