Just when you thought the days of uncritical praise for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi were over, along comes French photographer Christophe Loviny’s hagiographic Aung San Suu Kyi: A Portrait in Words and Pictures.
For some reason the word “vitamin” is associated with good health. It’s believed around the globe that taking daily vitamins is a beneficial behaviour. People assume that they will be more energetic day-to-day and prevent illness in both the short and long term. In the United States it is estimated that 40 percent of the population takes multivitamin supplements, an industry that generates $28 billion per year.
A hard day’s night was falling amid constant drizzle. Myaynigone was jammed with traffic, fans and ticket touts waiting since the morning for the 7pm event. It was South Korean girl group 2NE1’s debut performance in Myanmar.
Maung Myo Min, Wyne and Min Htin Ko Ko Gyi were chosen last week to co-direct a biographical film about the life of Bogyoke Aung San, a project that is already months behind schedule due to problems with finances and disagreements over the script.
Can you buy cosmetics in Myanmar that really match your skin type and your taste? It’s just a ridiculous fantasy, says Ma Kalyar Moe, a handicraft designer who has a list of bad experiences to relate.
When people see the decorative bottles, most do a double-take and wonder how the artist managed to get the paint inside at all, let alone execute a level of detail that sees the forms of people, animals and landscapes take shape.