Wednesday, February 10, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Youth hope for better part-time work

Working a night shift on the roadside isn’t as easy as I thought it would be,” said student Htet Aung Hlaing. His temporary work space is noisy and dusty, oppressed by the hot sun during the day and plagued with mosquitoes at night. He is working a holiday job as a traffic surveyor.

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Shakespeare meets social media in Mandalay

You've never seen a Scottish play like this. Macbeth, Shakespeare’s doom-laden, blood-spattered tale of an 11th-century power couple driven by violent ambition to treason and regicide, is so fraught with menace that superstitious actors refrain even from naming it. And now it’s coming to Mandalay.

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This week we try: 5k for Charity

The charity fundraiser takes many shapes: Silent auctions, fundraising galas and bake sales are all well-known ways to support a cause.

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Artist paints his town on Shan paper

All of ancient Pyin Oo Lwin is before you, in two dimensions. The exhibition “Sketch A Think” is being held from December 13 to 16 at the Think Art Gallery, 23 Nawaday Street, Dagon township, Yangon.

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Come fly with me

You don’t have to be gorgeous to work here – but it helps. Behind the charm and the elegance, the life of airline cabin crew is hard. Flight attendants tell The Myanmar Times about some of the grittier realities beneath the smiling surface – and about how they still love the job.

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In defence of the arts

This week, literature student Moe Thet War defends much-derided arts degrees 

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Caring for your newborn – the Myanmar edition – Part 3

As any new parent will tell you, caring for a newborn in Myanmar comes with a whole host of challenges of its own. In the third installment in this series about child-care in Myanmar, I’ll offer some Myanmar-specific advice for parents.

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Styling Myanmar, Tokyo-style

As the saying goes, money will buy you fashion, but it won’t buy you a thread of style. This is certainly true of Myanmar, where “fashion” stores abound but good stylists are nowhere to be seen.That’s something Myanmar-born stylist Judson Fish hopes to change. 

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Review: A movie you’ll wish you had left behind at the DVD store

It’s ironic that a movie about spiritual ascension to a paradisiacal afterlife would offer such an irredeemably hellish viewing experience. Perhaps best leave Left Behind (2014) and Nicolas Cage – who hasn’t appeared in a decent film since Adaptation (2002) – on the shelf.

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Ain’t no climbing wall high enough

Bored of the ground? Myint Myat Thu gets to grips with indoor climbing 

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