The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Float like a butterfly

Ten years ago, Ma Nwe Ni Oo left school to work in a tea shop at the age of 10. In December 2013, she took out the gold medal for boxing at the SEA Games.

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Late for Nowhere: Workin' for the man

Florida, 1990: Douglas Long, then a 22-year-old college dropout, swallowed his pride and began working for the US Census Bureau. This is his story.

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Benefits of coffee may not extend to 3-in-1

Our resident health expert Dr Christoph Gelsdorf takes a closer look at the ingredients of Myanmar's ever-popular 3-in-1 coffee mix packets.

 

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Miss Beauty benefits leads the way on equality

Organisers of a recent beauty pageant held in Mandalay say their aim is to promote equality, providing support to HIV patients and asserting LGBT rights.

 

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Pulling strings: a history of puppetry

Ye Dway is an art writer and one of the finest puppet performers in Myanmar, and he's on a mission to save the art form from extinction.

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Trials and tribulations of a blonde in Southeast Asia

The harrowing tale of one woman’s journey through hair salons from Bangkok to Yangon, in pursuit of a decent dye job.

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Try before you buy: fine art rental service launches

Pansodan Gallery owner and artist Aung Soe Min is making his collection of some 1500 pieces available for loan.

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More than human: Cosplay catches on in Yangon

Yangon's growing cosplay scene provides a light-hearted outlet for exploring notions of identity and connecting with like-minded individuals, writes Greg Holland.

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Walking Pansodan, street of my youth

Lifestyle editor Moh Moh Thaw on fond recollections of Yangon's bustling Pansodan Street.

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Former model showcases singing chops

Last year saw the release of several albums by actresses and models who for one reason or another decided to try their hand at singing.

 

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