The Myanmar Times
Friday, 03 July 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

The planet's happiest human - and his app

Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard takes time out from Nepal monastery to spread positivity and altruism on a world tour, aided by a few electronics.

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Which trends get you barking mad?

Skin might be in on the red carpets of California and Cannes, but it seems not everyone is so taken by the trend. MT took to the streets to see what trends get Yangon's young and fashionable barking mad.

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Making a killing in Asia

Don't look now, but you’re surrounded by serial killers - in your DVD collection, on your bookshelf, even memorialized in some of your favourite songs on your iPod. Every continent has its own serial slayers, and Asia is no exception. These are some of the region’s most infamous Asian sociopaths.

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Myanmar rocker Ah Nge's live 90-minute solo show

Fans can rely on Iron Cross to keep them rocking through the rain, and now singer Ah Nge is the latest IC member to offer a live show. Following fellow vocalist Lay Phyu’s successful solo outbreak last month, Ah Nge will hold his own live event on June 21 at the Myanmar Event Park (MEP).

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Escape the rain with Myanmar’s biggest music sensations

If you thought the monsoon rains would put an end to music concerts for a while, you were wrong: The music is just moving indoors. Some of the biggest names in the Myanmar music industry will come together on June 6 to perform at The Biggest Music Sensation in Myanmar, a free concert being held at the Myanmar Convention Center.

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Courtroom drama highlights the power of legal aid

Viewers looking for another love story might have been disappointed with the MRTV series The Sun, the Moon and the Truth, which brought social and economic realities and gritty courtroom dramas into their living rooms over eight episodes last February.

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Michelle Yeoh on a mission to keep Myanmar safe

If you want to get ahead, they used to say, get a hat. And if you want to stay alive, on the roads of Myanmar, get a helmet. Michelle Yeoh says so.

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The crime conundrum of colonial Burma

The British used to say that in all the Indian Empire, the worst criminals could be found in Myanmar (which, of course, they called “Burma”, as some of them still do). Queen Victoria’s commissioners were appalled at the fighting, gambling, drinking and drug addiction rife among their new subjects and, worst of all, “dacoity”, a catch-all term for banditry that extended to any kind of resistance to the Raj.

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Mad Max: Fury Road’ – beware of battle fatigue

Deep Purple famously asked their sound engineers to make “everything louder than everything else”, a phrase variously adopted by the likes of Motörhead and Meat Loaf to characterise their OTT ethos. It’s clearly struck a chord with George Miller as he reboots his low-budget 1979 road-warrior hit with more money, more trucks and much more noise.

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Crimes against beauty

In our quest for the perfect complexion we often unwittingly commit a whole host of sins against our skin, from leaving our makeup on overnight to using the wrong products. The punishment? Wrinkles, lines, spots and blemishes. Here is list of the worst skincare crimes and misdemeanors, according to California Skin Spa skincare expert Tin Su Hlaing. Are you guilty?

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