Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Bamboo craft losing its appeal

Everybody feels familiar with bamboo. It tends to be overlooked, or held cheap. But a lack of appreciation, combined with forest depletion and a shortage of quality materials and government support has some worried about the future of bamboo crafts.

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Waxing lyrical about soy candles

Lemongrass is for bodily relaxation and sound sleep; fruity fragrance reduces stress and eases migraine. For Ma Khin Swe, 35, a candle enthusiast who loves the scents of chocolate and mocha latte, the choices you make can relax your body, mind and spirit.

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Comedian restores a dying art-form

It is Myanmar’s own traditional comedy, a song-and-dance routine by the people for the people. And now well-known comedian Zaganar is bringing anyeint back to the people. Free of charge.

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Lights. Camera. Wathann

You’re going to need popcorn. Lots of popcorn. The sixth annual Wathann Film Festival begins on September 7, offering Yangon cinephiles a line-up of more than 30 local and international flicks.

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Elegant designs that almost never were

One of Myanmar’s most celebrated designers, Chaw Su Lwin’s designs have graced catwalks across Asia. But the designer, who has now been working in fashion for more than nine years, almost took a different path altogether.

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Three Asian zombie movies you shouldn’t miss

While Asia is a relative newcomer to big-screen zombies (which date back over 80 years in America to the critically panned 1932 film White Zombie), it does have previous when it comes to undead-flavoured mayhem on the big screen. If Train to Busan has left you hungry for more Eastern-style flesh-eating flicks, here are three of the best to sink your teeth into.

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‘Pete’s Dragon': sweet and soulful with a bitter streak

David Lowery’s live-action family film avoids predictability with bleak subplots and a good balance between spectacle and sentiment.

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Is it important to be happy at work?

Weekend reporter Emoon hit the streets to find out.

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Conservative US site mistakes Aung San Suu Kyi for Clinton aide

As if state counsellor Daw Aung San Suu  Kyi doesn’t have enough to worry about.

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Comedians washing hair? New TV series to premiere this weekend

The era of random documentary-style television series is upon Myanmar.

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