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Book Review: 1984 by Junior Win

  tenth printing of 1984, in December 1953 When I read this book, I wondered and thought that who was behind the screen? Everybody in this book acting as actors and actress played in different role and they were seemed very…

SFBC Bookdrive at Burmese Community Thingyan

 The Thingyan Pwe, a Burmese water festival, was held on the 27th of May, by the Bay Area Burmese community.  At this event, the SFBC Bookdrive had a booth with various displays explaining what this bookdrive is about and detailing its importance in both the Burmese community here, in America, and in Burma. 

What Biographies Meant to Me by JuniorWin

What Biographies Meant To Me



Thinking Aloud in the Book Shop


When I was a kid and read about scientists as Albert Einstein, Newton, Madame Curie, etc, I felt that their stories encouraged me to interest in books, envy their ambitions, love of knowledge, etc. I did not realized at that time that these were kind of biographies.

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.

A Letter to my Grandmother by Junior Win

    A Letter to my Grandmother   ‘One of the highlights of the season in Rangoon is the Shwedagon Pagoda festival celebrated on the grounds around the hill where stands the great pagoda.’ heard from you, grandma, long ago. Today 2600th anniversary of…

Walking through the Wonderland by Junior Win



There was MoeKaung Pagoda Festival held from 9t December of 2011 to 17th December of 2011 in Rangoon. People became crowded after 6:00PM, so I chose early time to see the festival. It was held once per year, so it was impossible to miss it!