The Burden of Being Burmese

I'm currently reading a book of poetry. Since the revolution began in Myanmar or in less romantic language- since the power-hungry genocidal general decided to rudely steal the liberty and freedom of 50 million or so people and decided to give orders to his evil army to go on a stealing and killing rampage in…

I’m back.

Taken during cherry blossom season this year, Spring 2021 I disappeared because of several things. 1). I received some creepy messages from someone. At first I thought they were genuinely appreciating my ramblings and I entertained them but when I realised they had some other ideas, I felt it was too late and I would…

My Myanmar Days Ep 5: My beloved ရန္ကှန္ (Yangon)

Rangoon By Burmese Poet Moe Way (Translated by Ko Ko Thett) I hear the bells and, all is well.It’s 1 AM or 2 AM. I can’t sleep.In Rangoon, whenever an old house israzed, I walk into one street, andyet another.How curvy, and convoluted!I still hear the bells, and all is well.Everything will be renewed someday,…

Corona Diary: Small progress is still a progress

Things I did last week: I guess we're really lucky here in Nagasaki because we're not a strict lockdown. We can walk around, and go to places as usual most of the time. Most restaurants are still operating but they recommend you to order takeout instead of sitting in. I've been jogging and it's really…

Corona Diary: Drama..drama..drama..

I swear, I swear, sometimes drama follows me. I usually just sit at home thinking of what to cook but I get roped into things I am not even aware of. The other day I was checking my messages on Facebook and I saw that I had some messages in the requests inbox as well.…

The importance of friendship

Some of my best friends ..my loves who saved my life .. I remember sitting on a bench at the Bournemouth Pier about 7 years ago. I remember the cold crisp air and the sound of the waves hitting the pier. I was so cold and I was waiting for someone to answer my call.…

If only I was a white man ..

Imagine an Asian woman, a white man, a white woman, a black man and a black woman applying for an English teaching job in a southeast Asian country. Guess who will get the job? I don't know but I'll tell you who would be considered last for the job - the Asian woman. Every country…