Month: April 2012

New Myanmar Kyat and Stock Exchange by Witmone



Central Bank of Myanmar CBM announced today 01-Apr-2012 that  US$1.00 will now equate to Kyat 818 as floating exchange rate. Almost 50 years fixed rate of US$1.00 equaling Kyat 6.30 disappeared.  Congratulation! to new reformed Burmese government. 

Thingyan Festival by Junior Win

Thingyan Festival

We have great fun during festivals. People go to the monasteries, pagodas and some interesting places during festivals. Many festivals are celebrated all over Burma.


(Picture Illustrated by Artist U Ba Kyi)

The Adventure of my Book Reading by Junior Win

The Adventure of My Book Reading



At last, I chose ‘Desiree’ for my summer-reading.

 Desiree – Old book


This book was my mother’s favorite book. She read very thoroughly, I thought, she could speak out by heart some favorite scenes. But the book was very old since then. The last few pages were with tiny holes. Pages turned to yellowish and some pages were loosened from the corners. She had some loosen pages photocopied for convenient reading, I remember. At that time I did not want to read this book, because I was not interested in female heroism stories although I was a female. I did not like romantic story. I also did not like Napoleon. I had many dislikes for this book. Now, my interest turned to history. I loved to read the biographies of historical leaders, dictators,….I decided to read ‘Desiree’ to know what behind history for Napoleon.