Monday, May 02, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Comedy takes a dirty detour

Dressed in a golden suit, a guardian angel of the forest was found mourning. People asked why he was in such sorrow, so he told them that he lost his home because the mountains had been shaved.

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Yangon’s poisoned streets: a rebuttal

Having just watched the latest updates of the European migrant tragedy, it was salutary to realise that smaller-scale tragedies take place even at home in Myanmar. It was thus saddening to read the plight of a poor little beagle who met an untimely death by being too inquisitive and poisoning itself. But the article was very long on emotion but very short on reality, in my opinion. I would like to put forward a more measured point of view for consideration.

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Temporary colour wax a wash

Thingyan is almost upon us, and young people are adding their own tradition into the mix: As usual, many Myanmar teens and twenty-somethings will change their hairstyle and colour for the year’s biggest festival. Here's how it's done.

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Make your weekend colourful

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about going to Ngwe Saung to get some colour this weekend. Well, don’t bother with the bus trip because the first Myanmar Colour Festival is coming to People’s Park on March 26 with all the colour you could want.

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An important investigation: why do so many expat men have hair on their faces?

While shaving the other day, I accidentally trimmed too much of my moustache. Realising that I’d reached the point of no return, I went ahead and shaved the whole crumb-collector off. Then, as I peered at myself in the mirror, it occurred to me that maybe I should just finish the job and give myself a clean shave. It had been months since I’d worn a naked face; in hot season, the prospect sounded nice.

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Inside the Yangon cosplay scene

One day she might wear a long pink wig, a black satin blouse and matching skirt cut high to her waist. On another, she may sport a blond wig and blue mini-dress. But every day, she’s Htet Hninsi Hlaing, an integral part of Myanmar’s burgeoning cosplay scene.

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Conference brings innovation to Yangon youth

In hopes to increase awareness about social enterprises, the two-day Steps of Youth conference began today at 9am in the Strategy First Institute on Pyay Road.

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Third &Proud LGBT photo contest open for submissions

The third LGBT photo competition &Proud is calling for submissions to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAH) on May 17.

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TED talks scheduled on ‘Myanmar connects’

If you can’t bring TED to you, create your own. That is the reasoning behind TEDxInyaLake, an independently organised TED-style conference that begins today at Inya Lake Hotel, where local and international speakers will give short speeches on the theme “Myanmar Connects”.

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Pull the strings at Mandalay puppet festival

Mandalay, the cultural heart of Myanmar traditions, seems a fitting place for the Myanmar International Puppet and Marionette Festival, to be held at the Mandalay National Theatre on April 2 and 3.

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