Announcement - Bamarlay's Diary

I am moving my blog to Myanmar Man's Diary.It has already passed the beta testing stage and now up and running. Please visit my new blog. For Myatthura.Blogspot.com, I will be updating it with the excerpt from my new posts in Myanmar Man's Diary. Another blog I was invited to contribute to is Today in Myanmar, a website about Myanmar culture, custom, information, travel advice, life and anything about Myanmar. You can also visit the new blog. So far, I am the only one who regularly contribute to this blog while other friends are still writing their articles. Thank you for your support.

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Sunday, December 17, 2006

Ziki - What is it?

Ziki is a new service for bloggers. It is a kind of blog directory. However, as a promotion, first 10,000 mambers will get 10$ worth of free advertising on Google, Yahoo and MSN. So don't hesitate to join the club and get the free ads of your blog.

Here is the link: www.ziki.com

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Traveller on Chin Hills

ခ်င္းေတာင္ေပၚက ခရီးသြား

ျမန္မာျပည္ အစြန္အဖ်ား ေဒသေတြမွာ ခရီးသြားရတာ သိပ္မလြယ္ပါဘူး။ အစြန္အဖ်ား ေဒသေတြဟာ အမ်ားအားျဖင့္ လမ္းပန္း ဆက္သြယ္ေရးလဲ ခက္ခဲ ၾကပါတယ္။ ခ်င္းေတာင္တန္းေတြေပၚမွာ ဒီပံုမွာ ျမင္ရတဲ့ ဂ်စ္ကားေလး မ်ိဳးေတြနဲ႔ ခရီးသြား ၾကရပါတယ္။ ျမန္မာျပည္ ေနရာ ေတာ္ေတာ္မ်ားမ်ားမွာ မွန္လံု အျမန္ယာဥ္ ေလးေတြ ေျပးဆြဲ ေနၾကၿပီ ျဖစ္ေပမယ့္ က်ဳပ္တို႔ ခ်င္းေတာင္မွာေတာ့ ဒီလို ဂ်စ္ကားေလးေတြ သံုးေနရ တံုးပါ။ ခရီးသြားတဲ့ လူဦးေရ ကလဲ နည္းေတာ့ ကားေတြက ေန႔တိုင္း မသြားပါဘူး။ ခရီးသည္ ျပည့္မွ ထြက္ၾကတာ ဆိုေတာ့ နွစ္ရက္ တစ္ခါ၊ သံုးရက္တစ္ခါ မွပဲ ကားထြက္ၾကပါတယ္။ လူအျပည့္၊ ကုန္အျပည့္နဲ႔ ေတာ္ေတာ္ေတာ့ ေၾကာက္စရာ ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ လမ္းခရီးက ေတာင္တက္ ေတာင္ဆင္း မ်ားေတာ့ အႏၱရာယ္ အလြန္ မ်ားပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္လဲ မသြား မျဖစ္ေတာ့လဲ သြားေနၾကရ တာပါပဲ။

ေတာင္ေပၚလမ္းေလးေတြက တမ်ိဳးေတာ့ ေပ်ုာ္စရာ ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ စိတ္ဝင္စား စရာလဲ ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ ရာသီဥတုက အရမ္းကို သာယာၿပီး ေတာထူထူ၊ ေတာင္ထူထူ ဆိုေတာ့ အရမ္းပဲ လွပါတယ္။ ပင္ပန္းေပမယ့္ ပင္ပန္းရက်ိဳး နပ္ပါတယ္။ ခ်င္းေတာင္တန္းေတြ ေပၚမွာ ေရာက္ဖူးသမွ် ေနရာေတြ ထဲမွာ သေဘာ အက်ဆံုး ေနရာကေတာ့ ကေလး-ဖလမ္း လမ္းေပၚက မဏိပူရ (Manipur River) ျမစ္ကူးတံတား ေနရာပါပဲ။ ေပ ၅၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ေလာက္ကေန ေပ ၁၀၀၀ ေအာက္ေလာက္ကို ေမြလိမ္ ေမြေကာက္ လမ္းေလးအတိုင္း ဆင္းသြား၊ ၿပီးေတာ့ မဏိပူရ ျမစ္ကိုကူး၊ ၿပီးေတာ့ ေပ ၅၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ေလာက္ကို ျပန္တက္ ရတဲ့ ခရီးလမ္း ေနရာေလးဟာ အရမ္းကို လွလြန္းလို႔ တစ္သက္ မေမ့နိုင္ စရာ Scenery ေလးပါ။ တစ္ခါတစ္ေခါက္ေတာ့ အေရာက္ လာလည္ ေစခ်င္ပါတယ္။


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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Already more than a hundred articles

Well, I have already posted more than one hundred posts here in this blog. Not bad, especially as I cannot update my blog regularly; only do when I am back in Yangon. When I started this blog two years ago, I didn't think I will still be writing my blog next two years. But it sure is intersting to write your own blog, knowing people are reading what you are writing. Anyway, thanks everyone who visited my blog.

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Search US Patents

Do you know that you can now search US patents from Google? Very cool. You can search and find the patented inventions from Google here at http://www.google.com/patents. That means you can see what other people have invented and patented in US. Some cools applications here:

Jumping Snail
Sanitary Device for Repelling Mosquitos
Tiltable Full Screen Automobile Windshield (Inventor from Myanmar!)
Infant's Brain Cooler
Nuclear Reactor

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Pakokku, the West Bank City of Irrawaddy, Myanmar, Burma

If you ever happened to be visiting the Ayar West Bank City of Pakokku, don't forget to visit Sihoshin Pagoda. Believed to be built by the King Alaung Sithu, the Pagoda is one of the most famous and holiest Pagodas in Myanmar. Dating back no later than Pagan (Bagan) era, it is one of the ancient monuments in Myanmar too. Made of "Tharakkhan Wood", a kind of sacred wood, the stupas are among the oldest stupas in Myanmar.

Another Pagoda worth mentionening is Pagoda. Housing the famous "Tan Ke Taw Gyi", a famous wood curving made in late 19th century, it is one of the famous monuments in Pakokku, and the pride of Pakokku.

A guest house names "Tha Pyay Nyo" is quite cheap and nice to stay. If you want to stay in a nice hotel, go to "Pakokku Hotel".

While in Pakokku, take your time to visit "Pakhan Gyi Old Town", the ancient town near Pakokku. Believed to be dating back before the Bagan era, it has many ancient pagodas, probably built around Bagan era.

You can reach Pakokku via Rangon or Mandalay by land, or through Bagan and crosses the Irrawaddy (Ayarwaddy) River by boat.

ဧရာ အေနာက္ ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္လို႔ တင္စား ေျပာၾကတဲ့ ပခုကၠဴကို ေရာက္ခဲ့မယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ တန္ခိုးႀကီး သီဟိုရွင္ ဘုရားကိုေတာ့ ဝင္ဖူးျဖစ္ေအာင္ ဖူးေစခ်င္ ပါတယ္။ အစဥ္အလာ ေျပာစကား အရေတာ့ ပုဂံေခတ္ အေလာင္းစည္သူ မင္းႀကီး တိုင္းခန္း လွည့္လည္စဥ္ တည္ထားခဲ့တဲ့ ဘုရားလို႔ အဆို ရွိပါတယ္။ ဘယ္လို ျဖစ္ျဖစ္ ပုဂံေခတ္ ထက္ေတာ့ ေနာက္မက် ပါဘူး။ သရကၡံ သားနဲ႔ ထုလုပ္ထားတဲ့ ဘုရားေတြ ျဖစ္ၿပီး ျမန္မာျပည္ရဲ့ တန္ခိုးႀကီး ဘုရားေတြ အဝင္အပါ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

ေနာက္ဘုရား တစ္ဆူကေတာ့ ေရႊဂူ (ေရႊကူ) ဘုရား ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ပခုကၠဴရဲ့ နာမည္ေက်ာ္ တံကဲႀကီး ရွိပါတယ္။ ၁၉ ရာစု ေနွာင္းမွာ ထုလုပ္ ပူေဇာ္ ခဲ့တာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ကၽြန္းတံုးႀကီးကို လက္ရာေျမာက္စြာ ပန္းပု ထုလုပ္ထားပါတယ္။ မျဖစ္ျဖစ္ေအာင္ သြားေရာက္ ၾကည့္႐ႈသင့္တဲ့ ေရွးေဟာင္း လက္ရာတစ္ခု ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

ပခုကၠဴမွာ တည္းခို မယ္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ သေျပညိဳ တည္းခိုခန္းမွာ ေစ်းသက္သက္ သာသာနဲ႔ အဆင္ေျပစြာ တည္းခို နိုင္ၾက ပါတယ္။ အဆင့္ျမင့္ျမင့္ တည္းခို ခ်င္ရင္ေတာ့ ပခုကၠဴ ေဟာ္တယ္ မွာ တည္းခိုနိုင္ပါတယ္။

ပခုကၠဴ ေရာက္တံုးေရာက္ခိုက္ ပခန္းႀကီး ၿမိဳ႕ေဟာင္း ကိုလည္း သြားေရာက္ ေလ့လာဖို႔ တိုက္တြန္း လိုက္ရပါတယ္။

ပခုကၠဴၿမိဳ႕ကို သြားဖို႔ကေတာ့ မႏၱေလး - ပခုကၠဴ ၊ ရန္ကုန္ - ပခုကၠဴ တိုက္႐ိုက္ သြားေရာက္ နိုင္သလို၊ ရန္ကုန္ - ပုဂံ ကား (သို႔မဟုတ္ ေလယာဥ္) စီးၿပီး ဧရာဝတီ ျမစ္ကို ေမာ္ေတာ္ (သို႔) သေဘၤာနဲ႔ ျဖတ္ကူးနိုင္ပါတယ္။


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Hakha, The Capital of Chin Hills


Hakha, the capital of Chin State, is situated in the Northern Chin State. It is situated over the mountains, at 6,200 feet above sea level. As Chin State is quite hilly, Hakha is built on the slope of a large mountain, in U shape. There is only one main road running along the middle of the city, in a curve U, and the whole city is built along this road. Another road runs from the middle of the city, for a short while, forming the foot of U.

Most of the population is Chin with a few Burmese. Most are Christians. Daily language of communication is Chin although Myanmar(Burmese) remains the official language.

As the city is located on the side of a mountain, the scenery is very beautiful. On one side of the city is a large mountain shadowing the city, while on the other side is a range of mountains running miles after miles. In the rainy season and in winter, clouds cover most of the lower parts of the city, so the city looks like it is built on the clouds. It also looks like a big lake is surrounding the city. It is quite cold during the winter months. Sometimes, the temperature drops to as low as minus two degree Celsius. And is it also very windy in Winter. The whole city is foggy in the morning and in the evening. The weather is excruciatingly cold. So be careful to carry a lot of warm clothes if you intend to travel to Hakha during winter.

The best time to visit Hakha is in summer, when the weather is warm and dry. The roads are dry and hard so it is not very dangerous to travel during summer. However, in rainy season, the roads are quite wet and slippery, and there are frequent landslides so it is quite dangerous and inconvenient to travel during rainy months. In winter, although the roads are dry, the weather is quite cold and harsh.

To travel to Hakha, you can either take a bus from Mandalay directly or first go to Kalay and then take a bus from there. The bus from Mandalay leaves everyday, except Sunday, but it takes about 24 hours to Hakha. The bus is quite cramp and small, and packs a lot of things under the seats as well as over the roof. Two buses leave Kalay everyday to Hakha, and it takes about 12 hours to reach Hakha. On the way you will pass the famous Manipur River and Bridge, which is very beautiful, and also Phalam, which is another town in Northern Chin State. I think bus from Kalay, via Phalam, to Hakha is a better path, as it is more exciting and the scenery is a lot more beautiful.

In Hakha, there is only one guesthouse, Zwe Guest House. It is quite close to the high way bus station. The guest house is quite cheap, but very clean and tidy. The owner is also very nice and friendly.

There are 3 or 4 nice restaurants in Hakha. A tea shop closed to the guesthouse, Yangon Teashop, sells good tea and fried rice, so it is a good place if you want to have dinner late at night but don't want to walk too far.

There is no public transportation in Hakha, but it is possible to hire a motorcycle. Ask the guest house for help.

While in Hakha, don't forget to visit the main market. Although small in size, there are a lot of chin traditional clothes and bags. They are quite cheap for their good quality and beautiful design. Always bargain before buying. But please remember that people in the region are quite poor, the the clothes have to be made by hand for quite a long time, so even if you don't bargain, it is still cheap. And they usually don't ask for a very high price.


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Hakha, The Capital of Chin Hills

ခ်င္းတို႔ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ ဟားခါး


ခ်င္းျပည္နယ္ရဲ့ ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ ဟားခါးဟာ ခ်င္းျပည္နယ္ ေျမာက္ပုိင္းမွာ တည္ရွိပါတယ္။ ပင္လယ္ ေရမ်က္နွာျပင္ အထက္ ေပ ၆၂၀၀ ေက်ာ္မွာ တည္ရွိပါတယ္။ ေတာင္ထူထပ္တဲ့ ေတာင္ေပၚေဒသမွာ တည္ရွိတဲ့ အတြက္ ၿမိဳ႕ဟာလဲ ေတာင္ေစာင္း ေပၚမွာ တည္ထားပါတယ္။ အဂၤလိပ္ အကၡရာ U ပံုစံ တည္ထားပါတယ္။ အဓိက လမ္းမႀကီးက ၿမိဳ႕လယ္ေခါင္က ျဖတ္သြားပါတယ္။

လူဦးေရရဲ့ အမ်ားစုက ခ်င္းလူမ်ိဳးေတြပါ။ ဗမာလူမ်ိဳး အနည္းငယ္လည္း ေနထိုင္ၾက ပါတယ္။ အမ်ားစုက ခရစ္ယာန္ ေတြျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ၿမိဳ႕ဟာ ေတာင္ေစာင္းမွာ တည္ထားတဲ့ အတြက္ ပတ္ဝန္းက်င္ ျမင္ကြင္းဟာလဲ အရမ္းလွ ပါတယ္။ တစ္ဖက္မွာ ျမင့္မားတဲ့ ေတာင္ႀကီးက မိုးေနၿပီး၊ က်န္တစ္ဖက္ မွာေတာ့ ေတာင္စဥ္ ေတာင္တန္း အထပ္ထပ္ကို ျမင္ေတြ႕ နိုင္ပါတယ္။ မိုးရာသီ ဆိုရင္ ၿမိဳ႕ရဲ့ အနိမ့္ပိုင္း ေတြဟာ တိမ္ေတြေအာက္မွာ ေရာက္ေနတဲ့ အတြက္ ေရျပင္ႀကီးေပၚ ၿမိဳ႕တည္ထား သလိုမ်ိဳး ထင္ရပါတယ္။

ေဆာင္းရာသီ ေတြမွာဆိုရင္ ဟားခါးဟာ အလြန္ ေအးပါတယ္။ တစ္ခါတစ္ရံမွာ သုညေအာက္ ႏွစ္ ဒီဂရီ စင္တီဂရိတ္ ထိေအာင္ ေအးတတ္ပါတယ္။ မနက္နဲ႔ ညေနခင္း ေတြမွာဆို ၿမိဳ႕ဟာ ျမဴခိုးေတြ ဖံုးေန တတ္ပါတယ္။ ေဆာင္းတြင္း ဟားခါးကို အလည္ သြားမယ္ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ အေႏြးထည္ လံုလံု ေလာက္ေလာက္ ယူသြားဖို႔ မေမ့ပါနဲ႔။

ဟားခါးကို သြားလည္ဖို႔ အေကာင္းဆံုး အခ်ိန္ကေတာ့ ေႏြရာသီ ပါပဲ။ လမ္းေတြက ေျခာက္ေသြ႕ၿပီး ရာသီဥတုက ပူေႏြးတဲ့ အတြက္ သြားလို႔ လာလို႔ အဆင္ေျပပါတယ္။ မိုးရာသီ မွာဆိုရင္ လမ္းေတြက စိုဆြတ္ ရႊံ႕ထူၿပီး၊ သြားရ လာရလဲ ခက္ခဲ လွပါတယ္။ ဒီၾကားထဲ ေတာင္လဲ ခဏခဏ ၿပိဳက်တတ္တဲ့ အတြက္ အႏၱရာယ္လဲ မ်ားပါတယ္။ ေဆာင္းတြင္းမွာ လမ္းေတြက ေျခာက္ေသြ႕ေပမယ့္ အေအးဒါဏ္က ျပင္းထန္ လြန္းလွပါတယ္။

ဟားခါးကို သြားမယ္ဆိုရင္ မႏၱေလးက တိုက္႐ိုက္ သြားနိုင္သလို ကေလးက တဆင့္လဲ သြားနိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဟားခါး-မန္း ကားက ေန႔စဥ္ တစ္ေန႔တစ္စီး မႏၱေလးက မနက္ေစာေစာ ထြက္ပါတယ္။ ၂၄ နာရီ ေက်ာ္ေအာင္ စီးၿပီးမွ ဟားခါးကို ေနာက္တစ္ေန႔ မနက္ ေစာေစာ ေရာက္ပါတယ္။ ခရီးစဥ္ ကေတာ့ မႏၱေလးက စစ္ကိုင္း၊ ၿပီး ခ်င္းတြင္းျမစ္ကို ဆင္ျဖဴရွင္ တံတားက ျဖတ္ၿပီး ပုလဲ၊ ဒီကမွ ပံုေတာင္၊ပံုညာကို ေက်ာ္ၿပီး ေယာၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ ဂန္႔ေဂါ ကိုေရာက္ပါတယ္။ ဂန္႔ေဂါက တဆင့္ ဟားခါးကို သြားတာပါ။ ေနာက္တစ္လမ္းကေတာ့ ကေလးကို ေလယာဥ္ (သို႔) ကားနဲ႔သြား၊ ေနာက္တစ္ေန႔ မနက္ အေစာႀကီး ထြက္တဲ႔ ကေလး - ဟားခါး ကားနဲ႔ လိုက္တာပါ။ ဒီလမ္းက မနက္ထြက္ရင္ ညေနေလာက္ ေရာက္ပါတယ္။ လမ္းမွာ “ဖလမ္း ” ကိုျဖတ္ရပါတယ္။ ဒီလမ္းမွာ ရွိတဲ့ “မဏိပူရ (Manipur River) ျမစ္ကူး ဗားတံတား ” ဟာ နာမည္ေက်ာ္ ပါတယ္။ ဒီနား တစ္ဝိုက္ဟာ ျမန္မာျပည္ရဲ့ အလွဆံုး ေနရာေတြ ထဲမွာ တစ္ခုလို႔ ဆိုရင္ မမွားပါဘူး။

ဟားခါးမွာေတာ့ ဇြဲတည္းခိုခန္းဟာ ဟားခါးရဲ့ တစ္ခုတည္းေသာ တည္းခိုခန္းပါ။ အျပင္အဆင္ သန္႔ရွင္း သပ္ရပ္ၿပီး ေစ်းလဲ ခ်ိဳပါတယ္။ ပိုင္ရွင္ကလဲ သေဘာေကာင္းတဲ့ အတြက္ တည္းခိုသူေတြ အဆင္ေျပမွာပါ။ တည္းခိုိခန္းက ကားဂိတ္ အနားမွာပဲ ရွိတာဆိုေတာ့ အဆင္ေျပပါတယ္။

ဟားခါးမွာ စားေသာက္ဆိုင္ ၃-၄ ဆိုင္ေလာက္ ရွိပါတယ္။ တည္းခိုိခန္း အနားက ရန္ကုန္ ဆိုတဲ့ လက္ဖက္ရည္ဆိုင္က ညဥ့္ အေတာ္နက္တဲ့ အထိ ဖြင့္ပါတယ္။ ညဖက္ ထမင္းေၾကာ္ ေကာင္းေကာင္း ဝယ္စား နိုင္ပါတယ္။

ဟားခါးမွာ ဘတ္စ္ကားတို႔၊ တကၠစီတို႔ မရွိပါဘူး။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ၿမိဳ႕က သိပ္မႀကီးတဲ့ အတြက္ လမ္းေလွ်ာက္လဲ အဆင္ေျပ ပါတယ္။ လမ္းမေလွ်ာက္ ခ်င္ရင္ ေမာ္ေတာ္ဆိုင္ကယ္ စင္းလံုး ငွားစီး နိုင္ပါတယ္။ တည္းခိုိခန္းကို ေမးၾကည့္ပါ။

ဟားခါးမွာ ရွိတံုး ဟားခါးေစ်းကို ဝင္ဖို႔ မေမ့ပါနဲ႔ဦး။ ခ်င္းရိုးရာ လက္ယက္ထည္ေတြနဲ႔ လြယ္အိတ္လွလွ ေလးေတြ ဝယ္ယူနိုင္ၾကပါတယ္။ ေစ်းမႀကီးပါဘူး။ ေဒသခံ လူေတြက ဆင္းရဲၾကေတာ့ သိပ္ေစ်းမစစ္ဖို႔ တိုက္တြန္း လိုက္ပါရေစ။


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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Take care of your Baby's soft and delicate skin

သင့္ကေလးရဲ့ အေရျပားကို ဂ႐ုစိုက္ပါ

ေမြးကင္းစ ကေလးငယ္ ေတြရဲ့ အေရျပားဟာ လူႀကီးေတြရဲ့ အေရျပားနဲ႔ မတူပါဘူး။ ေမြးကင္းစ ကေလးငယ္ ေတြရဲ့ အေရျပားဟာ အလြန္ ႏူးညံ့ၿပီး ျပႆနာ အခ်ိဳ႕လဲ အလြယ္တကူ ျဖစ္ေစနိုင္ ပါတယ္။ ဥပမာ ေမြးကင္းစ ကေလးငယ္ ေတြရဲ့ ေခၽြးအိတ္ (Sweat Glands) ေတြဟာ ပိတ္ဆို႔ ေနတတ္ၿပီး အလုပ္ေကာင္းစြာ မလုပ္တဲ့ အတြက္ အပူကန္ျခင္း (Heat Rash) ပိုျဖစ္ နိုင္ပါတယ္။ အေရျပား ေတြကလဲ အရမ္းကို ပါးလႊာ တဲ့အတြက္ ပိုးမႊားေတြရဲ့ အႏၱရာယ္လဲ (Skin Infections) အလြယ္တကူ က်ေရာက္ နိုင္ပါတယ္။ အေရျပား ပါးလႊာ လြန္းတဲ့ အတြက္ အေရျပားေပၚ လိမ္းတဲ့ ေဆး (Lotion, cream စတာေတြ) ဟာ အေရျပား ထဲကို အလြယ္ တကူနဲ႔ ျမန္ျမန္ဆန္ဆန္ ဝင္ေရာက္ သြားနိုင္ပါတယ္။

ဒါ့ေၾကာင့္ အေရျပားလိမ္း ကရင္ေတြ၊ ဆပ္ျပာ၊ ေခါင္းေလွ်ာ္ရည္ ဆတာေတြကို ကေလးေတြမွာ အရမ္း မသံုးသင့္ပါဘူး။ အေရျပား ေရာဂါေတြ မရွိဘူး ဆိုရင္ ဆပ္ျပာကို ညစ္ေပတဲ့ ေနရာကိုပဲ ေဆးေၾကာသင့္ပါတယ္။ က်န္ မညစ္ေပတဲ့ ေနရာေတြကိုေတာ့ ေရသန္႔သန္႔ ကိုပဲ သံုးသင့္ပါတယ္။ ဆပ္ျပာ ဆိုရာမွာလဲ အယ္လကာလီ မပါတဲ့ (Non alkaline, pH adjusted soap) ကိုသာ သံုးသင့္ပါတယ္။ ႐ီုး႐ီုး ဆပ္ျပာကို တတ္နိုင္ရင္ ေရွာင္သင့္ပါတယ္။ ဘာ့ေၾကာင့္လဲ ဆိုေတာ့ ႐ိုး႐ိုး ဆပ္ျပာေတြက ကေလးရဲ့ ပံုမွန္ အေရျပားမွာ ရွိတဲ့ အက္ဆစ္ဓါတ္ကို ေျခဖ်က္ျပစ္လို႔ပဲ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။

အေရျပား ေျခာက္ေသြ႕ျခင္း၊ အႏွီး ေလာင္ျခင္း (dry skin and diaper rashes) တို႔လို သာမန္ အေရျပား ျပႆနာ ေတြအတြက္ အလြယ္တကူ ဝယ္ယူလို႔ ရတဲ့ over the counter baby skin care products ေတြကို သံုးနိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ hexachlorophene, iodine, resorcinol တို႔လို ပိုးသတ္ေဆး (antiseptic) ပါတဲ့ လိမ္းေဆးေတြ၊ အနံ႔ ပါတဲ့ လိမ္းေဆးေတြ၊ preservatives ပါတဲ့ ေဆးေတြကိုေတာ့ ေရွာင္သင့္ ပါတယ္။ အေရျပားကို ေဆးေၾကာရာမွာလဲ အရမ္း ပြတ္တိုက္ ေဆးေၾကာျခင္းကို ေရွာင္သင့္ပါတယ္။ ကေလး ေနာက္ေဖး သြားၿပီးတိုင္းလဲ ေပတဲ့ ေနရာေတြကို ေဆးေၾကာၿပီး ေသေသခ်ာခ်ာ ေျခာက္ေသြ႕ေအာင္ ဂ႐ုျပဳသင့္ပါတယ္။ ပြတ္တိုက္မႈ မ်ားတဲ့ ခ်ိဳင္းၾကား၊ လည္ပင္း၊ ေပါင္ျခံလို ေနရာမ်ိဳးကို ေပါင္ဒါ လိမ္းေပးသင့္ပါတယ္။ ေပါင္ဒါဟာ talcum (သို႔) corn starch ေပါင္ဒါပဲ သံုးသင့္ ပါတယ္။ၿပီးေတာ့ နဲနဲပဲ သံုးပါ။

အေရျပားမွာ Allergy အင္ျပင္ ထတတ္တဲ့ ကေလးေတြ အတြက္ေတာ့ အေရျပား ေျခာက္ေသြ႕ မေနေစဖို႔ Lotions and emollients ေတြ သံုးသင့္ပါတယ္။ ဒီလိမ္းေဆးေတြကို စိုဆြတ္ေနတဲ့ အေရျပားေပၚ လိမ္းေပး သင့္ပါတယ္။

အေရျပား ေရာဂါေတြ အတြက္ သံုးရမယ့္ ေဆးဝါးေတြကိုေတာ့ ဆရာဝန္ရဲ့ ၫႊန္ၾကားခ်က္ နဲ႔သာ သံုးသင့္ပါတယ္။ မိမိ သေဘာနဲ႔ ဘယ္ေတာ့မွ မသံုးသင့္ပါဘူး။ အေရျပား ကေန ေဆးစိမ့္ဝင္မႈ မ်ားတဲ့ အတြက္ ဒီေဆးေတြကို ဆရာဝန္ ၫႊန္ၾကားတဲ့ ေနရာ ေတြမွာပဲ သံုးသင့္ပါတယ္။ တျခားေနရာမွာ အလားတူ အေရျပား ျပႆနာေတြ ေပၚလာလို႔ပဲ ျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ ဒီလို အလားတူ ျပႆနာမ်ိဳး ထပ္ေပၚရင္ပဲ ျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ ဆရာဝန္ရဲ့ ၫႊန္ၾကားခ်က္ မပါပဲ မိမိ သေဘာအေလွ်ာက္ ဒီေဆးေတြကို မသံုးစြဲ သင့္ပါဘူး။


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How to eat Garlic effectively?

It is said that garlic has protective effective on heart disease, stroke, hypertension and cancer. However, it is also said that if you eat garlic straight, you won't get these protective effects. However small the garlic cove is, first wash it properly and cut into pieces, and leave them for about 15 minutes. Only then you will get these protective effects.
However, one recent study stated that "they found no evidence that garlic has protective actions against these diseases". Please note the usage of "found no evidence", as it doesn't mean "no protection". It simply means the scientists cannot (yet) find any evidence for the protective action of garlic.


ၾကက္သြန္ျဖဴ ဘယ္လို စားမလဲ

ၾကက္သြန္ျဖဴမွာ နွလံုး၊ ေသြးတိုး၊ ေလျဖတ္နဲ႔ ကင္စာ ေရာဂါေတြကို ကာကြယ္ နိုင္တဲ့ အစြမ္း ရွိတယ္လို႔ ဆိုပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ၾကက္သြန္ျဖဴကို ဒီအတိုင္း စားရင္ေတာ့ ဒီအစြမ္းေတြ မရနိုင္ဘူးလို႔ ေျပာပါတယ္။ ဘယ္ေလာက္ ေသးတဲ့ ၾကက္သြန္ျဖဴ ဥပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ ေရေဆး ၿပီး ဓါးနဲ႔စိတ၊္ ၿပီးရင္ ၁၅ မိနစ္ေလာက္ ေလသလပ္ ခံထားရပါမယ္။ ဒီေတာ့ မွ ဒီအစြမ္းထက္တဲ့ အာနိသင္ေတြ ရနိုင္မယ္လို႔ ဆိုပါတယ္။

(အခုေနာက္ဆံုး ထြက္တဲ့ သုေတသန စာတမ္း တစ္ေစာင္မွာေတာ့ ၾကက္သြန္ျဖဴဟာ ဒီေရာဂါေတြကို “ထူးထူး ျခားျခား ကာကြယ္ ေပးနိုင္တဲ့ အစြမ္း မေတြရ ဘူး” လို႔ ဆိုျပန္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ “မကာကြယ္ နိုင္ဘူး” လို႔ ေျပာတာ မဟုတ္ပါဘူး။ မေတြ႔ရဘူး (No Evidence) ဆိုတာက မဟုတ္ဘူး (No) လို႔ မဆိုလို ပါဘူး။)


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My Sudoku

ဆူဒိုကူ ကစားၾကမယ္

သင္ဟာ အခုတေလာ ေခတ္စားေနတဲ့ ဂ်ပန္ ဆူဒိုကူ (Sudoku) ကစားနည္းကို စြဲလန္း ေနသူ ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ ဒီပ႐ိုဂရမ္ ေလးကို သင္နွစ္ၿခိဳက္ပါလိမ့္မယ္။ အေျခခံ အဆင့္ကေန အဆင့္ျမင့္ အဆင့္ထိ ဆူဒိုကူဂိမ္းေတြ ၁၀၀၀ ေက်ာ္ ပါတဲ့အျပင္ မူရင္း ဝက္ဆိုက္ ကေနလဲ ထပ္ၿပီး Download လုပ္ယူနိုင္ပါတယ္။ ပ႐ိုဂရမ္ကိုေတာ့ www.projectperception.net/prog_projects.htm လုပ္ယူနိုင္ ပါတယ္။


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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Connecting two computers using USB Cable

Do you know that you can connect two computers using USB port? You can transfer files and data from one computer to another using a USB cord. However, you cannot use an ordinary cable. You have to use a USB cord with a hub (or) server in the middle. Ask for "USB Net Link Cable". It is not expensive. (At Panthip Plaza in Bangkok, you can buy one around 700 Baht).

To install, first you have to install the driver without attaching the cord to the USB port. If you install the driver while attaching the cord to the USB port, it will not function properly. After successful installation of the drivers on both computers you intend to connect, attach the cord to the USB ports on each computer, and starts the software. The software will show the drives on each computer in an interface which looks like two sided explorer. Just Drag & Drop the files and folders from one drive to another.

It is said that you can also network two computers using this Net Link Cable using TCP/IP protocol. I have never tried it before. If you are interested, you can try anyway.

USB သံုးၿပီး ကြန္ပ်ဴတာ နွစ္လံုး ခ်ိတ္ဆက္နည္း

USB Cable ႀကိဳး သံုးၿပီး ကြန္ျပဴတာ တစ္လံုးကေန တစ္လံုးကို Data ေတြ ေျပာင္းေရႊ႕နိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ႐ိုး႐ိုး USB ႀကိဳးေတာ့ မရပါဘူး။ အလယ္မွာ USB Hub Server ေလး ပါပါတယ္။ USB Net Link Cable ဆိုၿပီး ေမးဝယ္လွ်င္ ရပါတယ္။ သိပ္ေဈး မႀကီးပါဘူး။ (ဘန္ေကာက္ ပန္သစ္ ပလာဇာမွာ ဘတ္ ၇၀၀ ေလာက္ပဲ ေပးရပါတယ္။)

ဒီ USB Net Link ကို install လုပ္မယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ ပထမဆံုး ႀကိဳးမတပ္ေသးပဲ Driver ကို အရင္ install လုပ္ရပါမယ္။ ႀကိဳးတပ္ၿပီးမွ driver install လုပ္မယ္ဆိုလွ်င္ ေကာင္းေကာင္း အလုပ္ မလုပ္ပါဘူး။ အသံုးျပဳမယ့္ ကြန္ျပဴတာ နွစ္လံုး စလံုးမွာ Driver ကို install အရင္ လုပ္ၿပီးမွ ႀကိဳးကိုတပ္ပါ။ ၿပီးရင္ ဒီႀကိဳးနဲ႔ အတူ ပါလာတဲ့ Transfer program ကို နွစ္လံုး စလံုးမွာ ဖြင့္လိုက္ပါ။ ဒီ ပ႐ိုဂရမ္က ကြန္ျပဴတာ နွစ္လံုးက Hard drives ေတြကို ျပေပးပါတယ္။ ဖိုင္ေတြ ေရႊ႕ဖို႔ေတာ့ Drag & Drop လုပ္႐ံုပါပဲ။

ဒီႀကိဳးနဲ႔ Networking လုပ္လို႔ ရတယ္လို႔ေတာ့ ေျပာပါတယ္။ (TCP/IP protocol သံုးၿပီးေတာ့ပါ။) တစ္ခါမွေတာ့ စမ္းမၾကည့္ရ ေသးပါဘူး။ စိတ္ဝင္စားတယ္ ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ စမ္းၾကည့္ နိုင္ပါတယ္။

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Free Primo PDF

PDF ဖိုင္ေတြလုပ္ဖို႔ အလကား ရတဲ့ Primo PDF

PDF ဖိုင္ေတြကို လြယ္လြယ္ ကူကူ ဖန္တီးခ်င္ သူေတြအတြက္ ဒီ Primo PDF ဆိုတဲ့ အလကား ရတဲ့ ပ႐ိုဂရမ္ ေလးကို မိတ္ဆက္ ေပးပါရေစ။ အလကား ရလို႔ ဆိုၿပီး အထင္ေတာ့ မေသး လိုက္ပါနဲ႔။ ဘယ္ဖိုင္ကမဆို Print function သံုးၿပီး PDF ဖိုင္ေတြကို ဖန္တီး ယူနိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဒါ့အျပင္ ဖိုင္ေတြကိုလဲ Encrypt လုပ္ေပး နိုင္ပါတယ္။ သိပ္ မလံုျခံဳတဲ့ 40 Bit encryption က ေကာင္းေကာင္း အလုပ္လုပ္ေပမယ့္ (အခုအခ်ိန္ထိ) လံုျခံဳမႈ အျပည့္ ရွိတဲ့ 128 Bit Encryption algorithm ကေတာ့ အလုပ္မလုပ္ဘူး ျဖစ္ေနပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ထြက္မယ့္ version ေတြမွာေတာ့ ဒီျပႆနာ ရွင္းသြား လိမ့္မယ္ ထင္ပါတယ္။ ပ႐ိုဂရမ္ကို www.primoPDF.com မွာ ရနိုင္ပါတယ္။



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Trapped in Chin Hills

It is pretty boring in Chin Hills. No where to go (except trekking the same trail again and again every day), nothing to enjoy (except the same scene again and again), and worst of all, no internet at all. In addition to that, it is excruciatingly cold. During winter months, the temperature sometimes drops to as low as 4 to 5 degree Celsius, making the nights unbearable. I have to wear three sweaters, three blankets, a pair of gloves and socks, and a wool cap above my head every night. Even then, the cold is unbearable. The wind also blows quite strong, and the sound of the wind blowing through the pine forest is quite menacing to the weak souls. Even during the day, we have to use charcoal stoves to make us warm. And when it rains in winter, the cold becomes unthinkable. The whole town is covered in thick fogs, reducing the visibility to just a few feet. Really feel like above the clouds. What a harsh and cruel weather it is!

I wrote this one on the night of 16th of November 2006, while in Chin Hills.

ခ်င္းေတာင္ေပၚမွာ ေနရတာ အရမ္း ပ်င္းစရာ ေကာင္းလွပါတယ္။ ဘယ္မွလဲ သြားစရာ မရွိ၊ ေပ်ာ္စရာ ပါးစရာ လဲမရွိ၊ အင္တာနက္ လဲမရွိ (အဲဒါက အဆိုးတကာ့ အဆိုးဆံုး ပါပဲ) ေတာ္ေတာ္ ပ်င္းစရာ ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ ဒီၾကားထဲ ခ်မ္းကလဲ ခ်မ္းေသး။ ေဆာင္းတြင္း ဒီဇင္ဘာ လဆို အပူခ်ိန္က (အေအးခ်ိန္ဆို ပိုမွန္ပါတယ္) ၄ - ၅ ဒီဂရီ စင္တီဂရိတ္ ေလာက္ပဲ ရွိတာဆိုေတာ့ ညညေတြဆို မခံနိုင္ေအာင္ကို ခ်မ္းလွတာပါလား။ အေႏြးထည္က သံုးထပ္၊ ဂြမ္းေစာင္က ႏွစ္ထပ္၊ ဂြမ္းကပ္က တစ္ထပ္၊ လက္အိတ္စြပ္၊ ေျခအိပ္စြပ္၊ ေခါင္းစြပ္ စြပ္၊ ဒါလဲ မခံနိုင္ေအာင္ ခ်မ္းလွပါတယ္။ ေလကလဲ တဝႈးဝႈးနဲ႔ တခ်ိန္လံုး တိုက္ေနတာပါ။ ညညဆို ထင္း႐ူးေတာ ေတြထဲ ျဖတ္ၿပီး ေလတိုက္တဲ့ အသံဟာ ေလႀကီး မိုးႀကီး က်ေနသလား ေအာက္ေမ့ရပါတယ္။ အရမ္းပဲ စိတ္ေခ်ာက္ခ်ား စရာ ေကာင္းလြန္းလွပါတယ္။ ခ်မ္လြန္းလို႔ ေန႔လယ္ခင္းေတာင္ မီးလႈံရင္း အလုပ္လုပ္ရပါတယ္။ ဒီၾကားထဲ ေဆာင္းတြင္း မိုးရြာလိုက္လွ်င္ေတာ့ အရမ္း အရမ္းကို ခ်မ္းေတာ့ တာပါပဲ။ မိႈင္း (ေတာင္ေပၚမွာ တိမ္ (သို႔) ျမဴ ေတြကို ေခၚတာပါ) ေတြ တိုက္လာၿပီ ဆိုလွ်င္လဲ ဘာဆို ဘာမွ မျမင္ရေတာ့ပါဘူး။ ေပ ၂၀ - ၂၅ ေပေလာက္ဆို ျဖဴျဖဴေဖြးေဖြး ေတြပဲ ျမင္ရပါေတာ့တယ္။ တိမ္ေတြေပၚ ေရာက္ေနသလိုေပါ့။ တကယ္ကို ဆိုးရြားလွတဲ့ ရာသီဥတု ပါလားေနာ္။


ဒီစာကို ခ်င္းေတာင္မွာ ရွိတံုး ၁၆ နိုဝင္ဘာ ၂၀၀၆ ညမွာ ေရးပါတယ္။



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It is not very Google Friendly to write everything in Myanmar

Whether you are writing a web site, or writing a Blog, it is not very Google friendly to write it in Myanmar (Burmese). Google doesn't understand Myanmar, and doesn't index web pages in Myanmar. So, it is always a good idea to write every article in both Myanmar and English. In doing so, both Myanmar and international readers can read and understand your web page/ blog, and Google bot will also recognize your page and index accordingly. You cannot google anything in Myanmar. You have to use the language that google understands, so whether you like it or not, if you want google to index your pages, and people to come to your website, write it both in English and in Myanmar. At least, write down something in English for every article.

ျမန္မာလို ေရးရတာ သိပ္ၿပီး Google Friendly မျဖစ္ဘူး


ျမန္မာလို Web site ေရးရတာ ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ Blog ေရးရတာပဲ ျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ Google Spider/crawler Friendly မျဖစ္ပါဘူး။ ဒီလို ျဖစ္ရတာကေတာ့ Google က ျမန္မာလို နားမလည္၊ Index မလုပ္လို႔ ပါပဲ။ Google မွာလဲ ျမန္မာလို ရွာလို႔ မရပါဘူး။ ဒီေတာ့ Blog ေရးလွ်င္ အဂၤလိပ္လိုပါ ညွပ္ေရးမွ အဆင္ေျပ ပါတယ္။ ဒီေတာ့ Article တိုင္းကို ျမန္မာလိုေရာ၊ အဂၤလိပ္ လိုေရာ၊ ေရးတာက ပိုၿပီး Search Engine Friendly ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ၿပီး ျမန္မာလို ဖတ္ခ်င္ သူေတြေရာ၊ အဂၤလိပ္လို ဖတ္ခ်င္သူေတြေရာ အဆင္ေျပတာေပါ့။ အင္တာနက္မွာ ရွာရတာလဲ အဆင္ေျပ ပါတယ္။



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New Online D Form (Departure Form)


It is now possible to apply for D-Form in Myanmar (Burma). D-Form is a formality that you have to submit at the port of departure to the immigration authority in Myanmar. As the Government is moving the D-form office to new capital in Pyinmanar, it would become inconvenient for the people to ask for D-form. So, to make life easier, the ministry has set up an online application procedure. You can apply for D-form anywhere the internet is connected. The ministry is testing the facility now and will be fully finctionally in 1st January 2007 when the system is changed to online applicaion.

You can read the procedure and apply here at the ministry website.

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Keep your secrets safe

If you ever want to keep personal documents or photos safe and secret, you can use this small, little encryption utility free of charge. Using up to date, state of the arts of eccryption algorythms, you can create a password protected and encrypted container, that you can mount and dismount anytime you want. You just drag and drop any item - file, photo, document, anything - into the container. Simply dismount the container and nobody would know it is there. Very handy and very useful. Download the TrueCrypt here.

If you want to encrypt individual file, such as for emailing, then you can use AES CrypTool. Using the well known AES algorythm, you can simply encrypt with your own password and safe the resulting file. You can encrypt any file, whether text file, word file, PDF or JPEG. However, when you decrypt, the output is only in .txt file. So you will need to change the .txt extension to the extension you want, such as .pdf or .jpeg.

If you don't want the hassel of changing the file extension, then you can simply use Win Zip to encrypt the zip file. Zip any file using password protected encryption.

You can download these programs at the following links.
For True Crypt, at www.truecrypt.org.
For Cryptool, at www.cryptool.com.
For Win Zip, at www.download.com.


လိွွ်ဳ႕ဝွက္ခ်က္ေတြ သိမ္းထားမယ္။


မိမိ ကိုယ္ပိုင္ လိွ်ဳ႕ဝွက္ မွတ္တမ္းေတြ ကိုပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ သူမ်ား မျမင္ေစခ်င္တဲ့ ဓါတ္ပံုေတြ ကိုပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ ဘယ္ ဖိုင္ကိုမဆို လံုလံုုျခံဳျခံဳ သိမ္းထားခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ ဒီ True Crypt Encryption Tool ေလးကို သံုးနိုင္ပါတယ္။ Passwerd Protected and Encrypted container ေလးတစ္ခု ဖန္တီးထားၿပီး ကိုယ္သိမ္း ခ်င္တာေတြကို ဆြဲထည့္ ထားနိုင္ပါတယ္။ ဒီေနရာမွာ Download လုပ္ယူနိုင္ပါတယ္။

အကယ္၍ ဖိုင္တစ္ခု ခ်င္းစီကို Encrypt လုပ္ခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ AES Cryptool ေလးကို သံုးနိုင္ ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ဒီ ပရိုဂရမ္က သံုးရတာ နည္းနည္း လက္ဝင္ ပါတယ္။ ျပန္ Decrypt လုပ္တဲ့ အခါမွာ Text (.txt) နဲ႔ ျပန္ထြက္လာ လို႔ပါ။ ဒီ extension ကိုလိုခ်င္တဲ့ Format ျပန္ေျပာင္းယူ ရပါတယ္။ ဒီလို အလုပ္ရႈပ္ မခံ ခ်င္ဘူးဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ လြယ္လြယ္ ကူကူ အလကား ရနိုင္တဲ့ Win Zip ကို သံုးၿပီး Password Encrypt လုပ္ထားနိုင္ ပါတယ္။ www.download.com မွာ ရနိုင္ပါတယ္။


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U Kalar Myanmar (Burmese) Historical Chronicle

ဦးကုလား မဟာ ရာဇဝင္ႀကီး

ျမန္မာ့ သမိုင္းကို စိတ္ဝင္စား လို႔ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ စပ္စုခ်င္လို႔ပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ အျပင္းေျပပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ ေလ့လာခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ ဦးကုလား မဟာရာဇဝင္ႀကီးကို အင္တာနက္ ထဲမွာ အခမဲ့ ေလ့လာနိုင္ၾကပါတယ္။

ဒီ Website မွာ ဦးကုလား မဟာရာဇဝင္ႀကီးကို Adobe PDF ေတြအေနနဲ႔ Download လုပ္ယူ နိုင္ၾကပါတယ္။ File Size ကေတာ့ ေတာ္ေတာ္ ႀကီးပါတယ္။ Webpage အေနနဲ႔ ဖတ္ခ်င္သူေတြ အေနနဲ႔ ဒီေနရာမွာ ဖတ္႐ႈနိုင္ ၾကပါတယ္။



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Writing in Myanmar on the World Wide Web

ျမန္မာလိုေရးၾကမယ္။


Web ေပၚမွာ ျမန္မာလို ေရးရတာ လြယ္မေယာင္နဲ႔ခက္၊ ခက္မေယာင္နဲ႔ လြယ္ပါတယ္။


Blogger ရဲ့ Form မွာ ျမန္မာလို ေရးရတာပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ Performancing မွာ ျမန္မာလို ေရးတာပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ အခက္အခဲ ေတြ႕ၾကရပါတယ္။ စာလံုးေတြက ေပၚခ်င္သလို ေပၚလာၾကလို႔ပါ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ မခက္ပါဘူး။ ဒီ HTML Tag ကေလးကို Form ထဲမွာ အရင္ ရိုက္ထဲ့လိုက္ပါ။ ျပီးမွ အဲဒီ HTML Tag ထဲမွာ ကိုယ္ေရးခ်င္တဲ့ ျမန္မာစာကို Word မွာေရးျပီး Cut and Paste လုပ္ယူပါ။ ဒါမွမဟုတ္ တိုက္ရိုက္လဲ ရိုက္သြင္းနိုင္ပါတယ္။ သတိျပဳရမွာက HTML Tag ကို ေရးတဲ့အခါမွာ HTML Editor Mode ျဖစ္ရပါမယ္။ ဒါမွမဟုတ္ HTML enabled form ျဖစ္ရပါမယ္။ ျမန္မာလို ေရးတဲ့အခါမွာေတာ့ Rich Text Mode မွာ ပိုအဆင္ေျပပါတယ္။ ကိုယ္ေရးတဲ့ ျမန္မာစာကို အမွန္အတိုင္း ျမင္ရလို႔ပါ၊၏။ နို႔မဟုတ္လွ်င္ ျမန္မာ စာလံုးေတြက မွန္မွန္ မေပၚပါဘူး။ Word မွာေရးျပီး Cut and Paste လုပ္ယူလွ်င္ေတာ့ ဒီျပႆနာ မရွိပါဘူး။

HTML Tag က ဒီမွာပါ။

<p style="font-family:Zawgyi-One ">PUT YOUR MYANMAR TEXT HERE</p>


OR

<span >PUT YOUR TEXT HERE </span>



ဒီနွစ္ခု အနက္က ႀကိဳက္ရာကို သံုးနိုင္ပါတယ္။ PUT YOUR MYANMAR TEXT HERE ဆိုတဲ့ ေနရာမွာ ျမန္မာ စာလံုးေတြ ရိုက္ထဲ့ရံု ပါပဲ။ Font ကိုလဲ ကိုယ္ႀကိဳက္ရာ Font လဲသံုးနိုင္ပါတယ္။Zawgyi-Oneဆိုတဲ့ ေနရာမွာ လဲနိုင္ပါတယ္။



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Good Shan Noodle Shops in Yangon

If you want to have good Shan noodle in Yangon, go no other than "999" Shan Noodle on 34th Street, Mid Bloc (where the City Hall is situated). The restaurant is quite clean and tidy, and sells good quality food. They also provide English language menu so it is quite convenient to bring foreigner freinds there. The noodle is less oily, thus quite palatable to the foreigners. Shan Sour Rice here is quite excellent.

Another Shan noodle shop worth mentioning is "Shwe Ne Sat", situated on Bo Sein Mhan Street in Tamwe Township. Food here is a bit oily, but still quite delicious. Pig Intestine Salad here is quite delicious. Don't forget to try Lasaho 7 layered Paut-Si too.

ရန္ကုန္က ရွမ္းေခါက္ဆြဲဆိုင္ ေကာင္းေကာင္းေတြ

ရန္ကုန္မွာ ရွမ္းေခါက္ဆြဲ ေကာင္းေကာင္း စားခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ ၃၄ လမ္း၊ အလယ္ဘေလာက္က (ျမိဳ႕ေတာ္ခန္းမ ရွိတဲ့ဘေလာက္ပါ) “၉၉၉” ရွမ္းေခါက္ဆြဲဆိုင္ေလးကို ညႊန္းပါရေစ။ သန္႔ရွင္းသပ္ရပ္ၿပီး စားလို႔လဲ ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ အဂၤလိပ္လို မီးႏူးလဲ ရွိေတာ့ နိုင္ငံျခားသား မိတ္ေဆြေတြ ေခၚသြားလို႔လဲ ေကာင္းတာေပါ့။ ရွမ္းေခါက္ဆြဲက ဆီလဲ နည္းေတာ့ နိုင္ငံျခားသားေတြ အႀကိဳက္ေတြ႕ ၾကပါတယ္။ ရွမ္းထမင္းခ်ဥ္ ေတာ္ေတာ္ ေကာင္းတယ္။


ေနာက္တစ္ဆိုင္ကေတာ့ တာေမြ ဗိုလ္စိန္မွန္လမ္းက “ေရႊနယ္စပ္” ရွမ္းေခါက္ဆြဲဆိုင္ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဆီေတာ့ နည္းနည္း မ်ားပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမယ့္ စားလို႔ေတာ့ ေကာင္းပါတယ္။ ဒီဆိုင္က ဝက္အူမသုတ္ ေတာ္ေတာ္ စားေကာင္းပါတယ္။ လား႐ႈိး ခုနွစ္လႊာ ေပါက္ဆီလဲ စားေကာင္းပါတယ္။



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My First Attempt at Writing Burmese (Myanmar)

ပထမဆံုးျမန္မာလိုေရးၾကည့္ျခင္းျဖစ္ပါတယ္။
အလြန္ခက္ပါတယ္။
ေဇာ္ဂ်ီ Keyboard ကလဲမရွိေတာ့ Keyboard Printout ကိုၾကည့္ျပီး ခက္ခက္ခဲခဲရိုက္ရပါတယ္။
Laptop မွာလဲျမန္မာ Keyboard ကမရွိ၊ USB ျမန္မာလက္ကြက္ကလဲမရွိ၊ ရွိတဲ့ျမန္မာလက္ကြက္ကလဲ USB မဟုတ္၊ Laptop မွာလဲရိုးရိုးလက္ကြက္အတြက္ Port ကမပါနဲ့ ေတာ္ေတာ္ဒုကၡေတြ႕ပါတယ္။
ဒီႀကားထဲပတ္ဆင့္မရိုက္တတ္တာကလဲတစ္ေမွာင့္။
မလြယ္ပါလားေနာ္။
Firefox မွာျဖတ္ညွပ္ကတ္လုပ္ျပန္ေတာ့လဲအဆင္ကမေျပျပန္။
ခက္ပါလားေနာ္။
ေတာ္ပါျပီ၊ အိပ္တာပဲေကာင္းပါတယ္။



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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

I tried to type in Myanmar

Yesterday I tried to type in Myanmar for the first time using Zawgyi Keyboard. Very difficult. I typed in word and thought I will cut and paste the finished product into the blogger. After trying for more than half an hour to get one paragraph in Myanmar, I realized that I cannot paste it into blogger! Everything turn out horrible. My Myanmar alphabets are jambled. Lots of question marks everywhere. Why is it too difficult to type in Myanmar on the web???

Anyway, it is fun typing in Myanmar. May be sooner or later I will be able to find a way to post it. Until then...

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

I am back to Myanmar

Hi all to all my friends out there. I am back in Myanmar a few days ago. I cannot use any mail as they are blocked here. Fortunately, I can still use this blogger so i can post some more posts in my blog until I travel up country a few days later. So I will not be able to post for another 2 or 3 months as there is no internet access where I am going. Anyway, I will be able to post again when I come back to Yangon. I will also post some more before I travel.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NYI LYNN SECK 18 DEN: Time to say Goodbye

NYI LYNN SECK 18 DEN: Time to say Goodbye

"Okie. I was wrong! I have to accept whatever I had done. So be it. Here
I published nearly 900 posts and I hope at least you could find out one
small useful tip from them. This blog will not be active anymore. For
my closed friends, I'll let you know when I start my new other blog.
Again!! I dont need visitors. I m just expressing myself here. So pls
stay away with me if you think I m insulting others. We, me and
Mayvelous were very sorry for previous post, it doesnt mean asking
forgiveness, that is what we truely believe. I do thank for everyone
who visited here and couraged me for making many posts. I love this
blog too much as myself. So I'll leave it as remembrance; likes old
diary, and I'll start my new one soon. No comment pls!" by Nyi Lynn Seck

I just read this post today, just a few minutes ago. I feel so sad and disappointed about his decision. I personally did not know him but i know his blogs. He has been writing for quite a long time. Perhaps the first professional Myanmar Blogger.
The problem started after Nyi Lynn Seck posted an article criticizing other bloggers on their design and lack of creativity. When many got angry, he decided it was time he should stop writing for a while. I do not believe this is a good and right decision. Here is my argument.

1. Internet is a free community. Blogger is also a free community of people. Although he criticize other bloggers, he didn't personally blame anyone. He just commented on general. No insult to anyone in particular. No one should feel insulted.

2. People don't like being criticized. However, if the criticism is a constructive one, people should accept it, or at least give it a serious consideration. In my opinion, NLS's article is just a constructive opinion.

3. People has the right to freedom of expression. NLS voiced his opinion. Other people who disagree can also voice their discontents too. There is no point NLS should feel sorry for that. A few criticism or opposition shouldn't deter one from his work or goal.

4. I strongly disagree with his first sentence, "
Okie. I was wrong! I have to accept whatever I had done". In my view, he has done nothing wrong. He just voiced his opinion. Those people who criticize also did not do anything wrong. They just voiced their opinions too. No one is wrong, and no one need to apologize anyone.

The best thing Nyi Lynn Seck should do is to keep on writing his blog. He should not stop just because he caused some stir in the blogger community. This is a community with freedom of expression, so people should respect other people's opinion whether they agree with them or not.

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Some Photographic Resources for Photographic Beginners


For those who are beginners to photography and want to improve your photo taking skills, here are some websites for you.

Photo.net is a site where you can publish your photos and let other people comment on them. You can also give comment on other people's photos and read online articles about photographic techniques. There are also reviews on cameras too.

You can also find great photographic articles here at National Geographic website. Useful and interesting articles on photography by professionals. You cannot upload your photos though as this is not a photosharing site.

For a directory of photography sites, see them at Photo Galleries. List lots of useful and interesting photography sites under various categories.

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Money Exchange in Bangkok

If you happened to be in Bangkok and want to change your US dollars or pounds or Euros into thai baht, the easiest way is to go to a money exchanged from a bank located in most places, especially shopping malls and tourist areas. However, the rate they pay is too low. If you want to exchange large amount of money, say 1000 dollars, then a good idea is to go to one of those authoruzed money exchanges. They are not as numerous as the bank exchanges but they pay better than banks. A few days ago, I went to one such exchange which name is Super Rich. While those at the banks paied around 37.17 baht a dollar, they paid me 37.50 baht! and for 1000 dollars, it is 330 baht difference!!! It is located near Big C at Chidlom. Take MRT, get off at Chidlom, walk past Gayson Department Store to Ratchdamri Road to Big C. Enter the stree to the left of the bus stop near Big C. There is a sign board for it. You also get more if you want to buy some US dollars too.

ဘန္ေကာက္မွာ ေဒၚလာ လဲခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ လြယ္လြယ္ကူကူ လဲခ်င္တယ္၊ ပိုက္ဆံ ပမာဏလဲ နည္းတယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္၊ နီးစပ္ရာ ဘဏ္ ေငြလဲ ဌာနကိုသာ သြားလဲ လိုက္ပါ။ ဒါေပမယ့္ ေငြပမာဏ မ်ားမ်ား လဲခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုလွ်င္ေတာ့ ပုဂၢလိက ေငြလဲဆိုင္ (Authorized Money Exchange) ေတြကို သြားလဲတာက ပိုကိုက္ပါတယ္။ ေငြလဲႏႈန္းလဲ ပိုမ်ားပါတယ္။ ခ်စ္လံု (Chid-Lom) နားက၊ ရတ္ခ် ဒမ္မရီ လမ္းမႀကီး (Ratchdamri Road) ေပၚက BIG-C နားမွာ Super Rich ဆိုတဲ့ ပုဂၢလိက Money Exchange ရႈိပါတယ္။ ဘဏ္ေတြက ေပးတဲ့ႏႈန္ထက္ ၀.၃၅ ဘတ္ေလာက္ ပိုေပးပါတယ္။ တရားဝင္ ဖြင့္ထားတာပါ။ အဲဒီနားမွာ Super Rich ဆိုၿပီး ေမးလိုက္လွ်င္ လူတိုင္း သိပါတယ္။ ဆိုင္းဘုတ္ႀကီးလဲ အႀကီးႀကီး ႐ႈိပါတယ္။ ဘတ္ကေန ေဒၚလာပဲ လဲလဲ၊ ေဒၚလာကေန ဘတ္ပဲ လဲလဲ၊ အဆင္ ေျပ ပါတယ္။

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Friday, October 13, 2006

Mystic Myanmar


Here is an excellent photo blog on Myanmar. El-Branden Brazil is a travel photographer, and you will see lots of his excellent photos in this blog. You can also go to other of his blogs on other countries too.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

PHOTOGRAPHIC DIARY


This is a photographic diary blog of a Myanmar(Burmese) professional photographer. Many interesting photos as well as tips on useful photographic techniques. In Myanmar language.

He also has a picawa web album, with some interesting and excellent photos.

Myanmar Blogger Community


A to Z (actually Z to A) listing of all Myanmar Blogs. Quite a complete listing of Myanmar Blogs. Not just listing but also some comments and brief information on the blogs too.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Chindits Special Force Burma 1943-1944


The Chindits were the largest of the allied Special Forces of the 2nd World War. They were formed and lead by Major General Orde Wingate DSO. The Chindits operated deep behind enemy lines in North Burma in the War against Japan. For many months they lived in and fought the enemy in the jungles of Japanese occupied Burma, totally relying on airdrops for their supplies.

There were two Chindits expeditions into Burma, the first in February 1943 Operation Longcloth, consisted of a force of 3,000 men who marched over 1,000 miles during the campaign. The second expedition, Operation Thursday, in March 1944 was on a much larger scale. It was the second largest airborne invasion of the war and consisted of a force of 20,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers with air support provided by the 1st Air Commando USAAF. Tragically their leader, General Wingate, was killed a few weeks after the launch of Operation Thursday.

Please visit Chindits site to pay tribute to those who paid their lives to the mankind.

Here are some more links related to the Chindits.

Major General Orde Charles Wingate. Also at Arlington National Cemetry website.

Harold George Lambert - This site is dedicated to the memory of H.G Lambert, and to ensure that his story, and that of his comrades in the 7th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment, is not forgotten.

A Lancashire Chindit - This site is to celebrate the life of Sgt. William Clift. M.M. Bill fought alongside Brigadier 'Mad Mike' Calvert as one of Major General Wingate's famous Chindits during World War ll. He was awarded the Military Medal for his part in the battle for Henu (Pagoda) Hill. He sadly died aged 62 on January 18th 1982.

A scottish Soldier's Story - William "Cocky" Cochrane was voted Man of the Year 2000 by the Black Watch Veterans Association in June at the annual reunion in Perth, Scotland.

Jack Lindo - My Life, my Regiment and my War in Burma.

The Chindits of Burma - A Walk on the Wild Side, A Step into the Unknown, A tale that includes the longest successful, large scale, Airborne Operation of World War II


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Myanmar Character Picker - Myanmar (Burmese) Virtual Keyboard

ဗမာလိုေရးမယ္။

Well, here is a Myanmar Character Picker, where users can input Myanmar texts without knowing Myanmar keyboard. It is a neat little program and looks quite useful and easy. Unfortunately, there are a few short comings especially as I cannot find Ya-Yit and Ya-Pint, as well as I don't know how to write Pat-Sint. Also there are some unfamiliar Myanmar characters, too. Can anybody make sense of this little useful utility. If anyone of you know how to write Myanmar without using keyboard, please post it in the comments. Also let us all know if you know how to put ya-pint and ya-yit in this Myanmar (Burmese) character picker.



For now, here is Myanmar Character Picker/ Myanmar Virtual Keyboard/ Burmese Virtual Keyboard.

New Burmese E-Books downlaod site


Here at Myanmarisp.com, you can download some of the best Myanmar e books in pdf format. They have quite a nice collection of Myanmar books. They also show you the download size so you can decide which book you should download if you have a slow internet connection.

နယ္စပ္ ေရွ့တန္း ေရာက္ မင္းသား Won Bin

ျမန္မာေတြ ထယ္ေစါက္ လို႔သိထားတဲ့ မင္းသား Won Bin ဟာ ယခု အခ်ိန္ မွာ မဝင္ မေနရ စစ္မွုထမ္း တာဝန္နဲ႔ ေျမာက္ ကိုးရီးယား နယ္စပ္ မွာ ေရာက္ ေန ပါတယ္။ ရာထူးကေတာ့ သာမံ ရဲေဘာ္ ေလး ပါ။ လက္ရွိ အသက္ ၂၉ ႏွစ္ ရွိၿပီး ဆိုေတာ့ သူ႔ တပ္စု မွာေတာ့ အသက္ အႀကီး ဆံုးပါ ဘဲ။

Read more about this news here at video.phpmyanmar.com.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

The definite Macromedia Flash simulation of the three-rotor ENIGMA


Perhaps most of you have already heard about the famous German Enigma machine used in the Second World War to encrypt sensitive data. The allied had given extensive effort to break the enigma code. Now you can have your own enigma. Here at Enigma, you can experiment, even send emails to your friends, with this famous enigma machine.

Read about the Enigma and how it works here at Wikipedia.

Popular Science Magazine


You can now read the famous Popular Science Magazine free of charge online. Lots of interesting articles on what is happening in science. News advances, now gadgets, new cars, new scientific advances, anything about science and technology for general population. Worth a bookmark so that you will be always up to date in science and technology.

Science Toys - Science Projects for you


Science Toys has a collection of science projects you can do at home with your kids, or yourself. Make toys at home with common household materials, often in only a few minutes, that demonstrate fascinating scientific principles. Easy to do projects but quite interesting and fascinating.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Burmese Historical Chronicle

Recently, I came across a very interesting and professional site on Burmese history. It is the English translation of Burmese Historical Chronicle by U Kala. Detailes translation of the famous Burmese Chronicle. Well done. Worth a book mark. Highly recommended.

Here are his other websites on Burmese history.

The Burmese Chronicle: U Kala's Mahayazawingyi (c. 1712):
Computer Readable Burmese Texts

This is the Burmese version of the same chronicle, downloadable in PDF.

Burma - Yunnan - Bay of Bengal
(c. 1350-1600)
Another blog on Burmese history.

To Electra

I DARE not ask a kiss,
I dare not beg a smile,
Lest having that, or this,
I might grow proud the while.

No, no, the utmost share
Of my desire shall be
Only to kiss that air
That lately kissed thee.

Robert Herrick

The Charge of the Light Brigade

HALF a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
‘Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns!’ he said;
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

‘Forward, the Light Brigade!’
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d:
Their’s not to make reply,
Their’s not to reason why,
Their’s but to do and die:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

Flash’d all their sabres bare,
Flash’d as they turn’d in air,
Sabring the gunners there,
Charging an army, while
All the world wonder‘d:
Plunged in the battery-smoke
Right thro’ the line they broke;
Cossack and Russian
Reel’d from the sabre-stroke
Shatter’d and sunder’d.
Then they rode back, but not,
Not the six hundred.

Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon behind them
Volley’d and thunder’d;
Storm’d at with shot and shell,
While horse and hero fell,
They that had fought so well
Came thro’ the jaws of Hell,
All that was left of them,
Left of six hundred.

When can their glory fade?
O the wild charge they made!
All the world wonder’d.
Honour the charge they made!
Honour the Light Brigade,
Noble six hundred!

Alfred Tennyson, Lord Tennyson

Myanmar Blog Directory

Here, the Burmese blogger Nyi Lynn Seck has compiled a list of Myanmar bloggers as well as some useful articles on how to set up a Myanmar Blog on the web. At Myanmar Blog Directory.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Learn Foreign Languages Online

Well, for those who would like to improve their foreign language skill, here is a language learning site. It is a language exchange site where you meet othere people who are interested in learning your language. You can use email, text message, live chat, voice chat. Registration is free. There are also many people who are interested in learning Burmese (Myanmar), so those of you who like to learn English or French or Korean, you would be able to find someone who like to learn Burmese here.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

PhpMyanmar

PhpMyanmar is a new website specially dedicated to PHP. The site aims to promote PHP language in Myanmar. Most of the articles are written in Myanmar language, but English version is also available. This site is a valuable resource for all those interested in PHP and web development. Must see site.

More links on PHP here.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Korean Movie stars, actors, actresses



Well... finally, here it the website everybody in Myanmar has been looking for. A website dedicated to Korean movie stars! Actors, actresses, singers from Korea. Latest korean media news. Excellent website. Lots of photos. Bookmark this site in your browser. Here at video.phpmyanmar.com.
Rain, Bae Yong-jun, Choi Ji-woo, Ha Ji-won, Kwon Sang-woo, Lee Byung-hun, Lee Dong-gun, Lee Eun-joo, Lee Young-ae, Song Hye-gyo, and may more Korean movie stars.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Adorable Mother's Admirable Journey



Adorable Mother’s Admirable Journey By Tin Moe

Gee up “HE!” promts the bulls to go forward with bell jingling,
A few who could tarry in rest house hear it and tally beads.
And so the British period passed.

Bombs booming and aeroplanes wheezing;
Seek shelter in a religious dwelling
The one ventures in up and down riverine trading
While the freedom fight is commencing
And so the World War II passed.

Loud noises acclaim with pride the national independence
Flags flying, banners streaming in craziness
Like a tidal wave it climbs
And shake the earth with violence.
There is however a sadness as if the sky fell
And so the Aung San epoh passed.

The bell tolls, the whistle blows;
The Victory Drum booms! A glow
We are free, we are happy - but ephemeral.
Blood everywhere; it’s real.
Old sheds razed to ground; hills blazed to crumble,
Mothers with babies fled and trembled.
Everybody was in haste everywhere
These were tregedies with no finish
And so the Independence episode passed.

So the ears come and go
Sunset eventually leads to dawn
So we toil along an endless journey.
Here is a prompt that could be used
But it has been misplaced: the journey continues
Heart was steeped in misery
The one could not deny destiny
But brave it with tranquility.

With determination to forge ahead with intelligence:
Near miracle it was when each plan was carried to a success.
One would say that she blazes the trail
Flags flying with daring and will - It’s the way of our esteemed mother.


Ludu Daw Amar’s Birthday Greeting
Composed by Tin Moe
Translated by Than Tun

From Bagan Lat Thit & Other Articles - By Dr. Than Tun et al, In rememberance for Ludu Daw Amar’s 80th Birthday.
Ludu Publishing House, Mandalay, November 1996.

To Anthea, who may command him any thing

Bid me to live, and I will live
Thy Protestant to be:
Or bid me love, and I will give
A loving heart to thee.

A heart as soft, a heart as kind,
A heart as sound and free
As in the whole world thou canst find,
That heart I'll give to thee.

Bid that heart stay, and it will stay,
To honour thy decree:
Or bid it languish quite away,
And 't shall do so for thee.

Bid me to weep, and I will weep
While I have eyes to see:
And, having none, yet I will keep
A heart to weep for thee.

Bid me despair, and I'll despair
Under that cypress tree:
Or bid me die. and I will dare
E'en Death, to die for thee.

Thou art my life, my love, my heart,
The very eyes of me,
And hast command of every part,
To live and die for thee.

R. Herrick

Don't

Don't LOOK at anything in a physics lab.
Don't TASTE anything in a chemistry lab.
Don't SMELL anything in a biology lab.
Don't TOUCH anything in a medical lab.

and, most importantly:

Don't LISTEN to anything in a philosophy department.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Free Sticky - Free stuff for your website

What is
FreeSticky?
FreeSticky is Content & Webmaster Tools for Web Sites !
"We are primarily a source of FREE and low cost content that anyone can use to increase the appeal, usefulness, traffic and eventually the stickiness of their website. Changing content and interactive web site tools are the driving force behind return visits to any website. Freesticky are also content providers, so we know what to look for when we are reviewing a web site."

This is what they say about their site. I used some of those stuffs at my old website - www.myat.50megs.com. Most of them are free stuffs with a few low fee paying. If you are running a small personal website or writing a blog, why not try some of these stuffs. But becareful, if you use alot of these stuffs, they will surely annoy your visitors! But just a few is ok.

TZM's Play Ground

Here is a very nice weblog of TZM, an IT man from Singapore. He post lots of articles on mainly IT and internet. Interesting articles and IT news. Links to other sources too. Highly recommended. Visit TZM's play ground here.

Ticker - My RSS feed on my Web Page

If you want an RSS feed of world news, tech, science, sports, or whatever, from an RSS feed source, on your own webpage (or blog), this is the site for you. Here at Ticker, they will provide you with an HTML code for your RSS feed from any RSS source. Of course you need to know the RSS feed link, but if not, they provide you with either Yahoo or Google feed. Don't hesitate to have a look at it at Ticker.

University of Computer Studies, Yangon

Here is the official website of The University of Computer Studies Yangon. You can fnd out about the university, courses, conferences, research, and current news. Not a bad one for a Myanmar University website. There is also an alumni website too with a forum.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

SUSHI

SUSHI

I stumble upon this blog recently. A very nice blog of a Myanmar (Burmese) from Thaiwan. Informatiove articles. Recommended.

NYI LYNN SECK: Kone Baung Shin Tan


NYI LYNN SECK: Kone Baung Shin Tan
A brief review of this book at Nyi Lynn Seck's blog. Read it there.

Back from Chiang Mai

Finally I am back from Chiang Mai, and in a few days, back to Myanmar (Burma). Chiang Mai is quite a lovely town with near by mountains. They say there is no trafic congestion in Chiang Mai, but it turns out Chiang Mai also has a lot of traffic congestion, even on Saturday and Sunday. But the air is cleaner and the streets and roads are also cleaner than in Bangkok which is quite hot, humid, noisy, polluted and dirty. I like Chiang Mai better than Bangkok.

Rules of the Lab

This one is from Jokes for All.

Rules of the lab


1) If an experiment works, something has gone wrong.
2) When you don't know what you're doing, do it neatly.
3) Experiments must be reproduceable, they should fail the same way each time.
4) First draw your curves, then plot your data.
5) Experience is directly proportional to equipment ruined.
6) Always keep a record of your data. It indicates that you have been working.
7) To do a lab really well, have your report done well in advance.
8) If you can't get the answer in the usual manner, start at the answer and derive the question.
9) In case of doubt, make it sound convincing.
10) Do not believe in miracles--rely on them.
11) Team work is essential, it allows you to blame someone else.
12) All unmarked beakers contain fast-acting, extremely toxic poisons.
13) No experiment is a complete failure. At least it can serve as a negative example.
14) Any delicate and expensive piece of glassware will break before any use can be made of it.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A Poem by Htoo Eain Thin

Thanks the site admin for giving permission to use this picture and poem.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Some Quotable Quotes

"The war we have to wage today has only one goal and that is to make the world safe for diversity."

U Thant, Burma, Secretary-General
On international tolerance, Dag Hammarskjöld Memorial Lecture, Columbia University, quoted in NY Times 8 Jan 64

"I don’t like to be disturbed at home; I tell the cable office not to call me before 6:30 AM, unless there’s a war."
U Thant, Burma, Secretary-General
On beginning his ninth year as Secretary-General, ib 3 Nov 69

"If you’ve got it, wear it."
Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Advice to Prince Charles on use of royal insignia and other medals, quoted by Stephen Barry Royal Secrets Villard 85

When I am dead

Here is one of my all time favourite poems.

When I am Dead, My Dearest

by Christina Georgina Rossetti
(1830-1894)



When I am dead, my dearest,
Sing no sad songs for me;
Plant thou no roses at my head,
Nor shady cypress tree:
Be the green grass above me
With showers and dewdrops wet;
And if thou wilt, remember,
And if thou wilt, forget.


I shall not see the shadows,
I shall not feel the rain;
I shall not hear the nightingale
Sing on, as if in pain:
And dreaming through the twilight
That doth not rise nor set,
Haply I may remember,
And haply may forget.

Nyein Chan's Blog

Recently, one blog has come to my attention. Here is an excerpt from his interesting blog. It is in Myanmar (Burmese) and the articles are quite interesting, both content and style.

06.06.06

06.06.06 လို႔ အတိုေရးလို႕ရတဲ့ ဒီေန႔ေလးကို မနက္ကေရဒီယိုကေျပာမွပဲ သတိထားမိတယ္။ Old Man
The Omen (thanks tekong) ဆိုတဲ့ ႐ုပ္႐ွင္ထဲမွာ ေစတန္နတ္ဆိုး၀င္စားက
ဒီေန႕မွာေမြးတာတဲ့။ ဒါေၾကာင့္ တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕က ဒီေန႕မွာ ကေလး မေမြးလိုဘူး ဆိုဘဲ။
စင္ကာပူက မိဘေတြကို လိုက္ဗ်ဳးၾကည့္ေတာ့ မသိလို႔ထင္ပါရဲ့။ ဘယ္သူကမွ
မလိုလားဟန္ မျပၾကဘူး။ ေမြးၿပီးမွ သိေတာ့လဲ ဗိုက္ထဲျပန္သြင္းလို႔ရတာႀကီးမွ
မဟုတ္ဘဲေနာ့။


ေမာင္ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းစိတ္၀င္စားတာက
အသံလႊင့္ သမားရဲ့ အေျပာေလးပါ။ 06.06.06 ဆိုတာ ဒီရာစုႏွစ္မွာ
တစ္ရက္ဘဲ႐ွိပါတယ္တဲ့။ နင့္ …ကလႊားတဲ့။ ဘယ္ေန႕မဆို ဒီရာစုႏွစ္မွာ
တစ္ရက္ဘဲ႐ွိတာပဲမဟုတ္လား။ 07.06.06 ကေရာ။ 11.07.06 ကေရာ။ 25.12.06 ကေရာ။
01.01.07 ကေရာ။ တစ္ရက္စီဘဲ႐ွိတာမဟုတ္လား။
ဒီေလာကမွာ ေန႔စြဲႏွစ္ရက္ထပ္တူမ်ား ႐ွိလို႕လားဟယ္…။

Please visit Nyein Chan's Blog here.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Old Yangoon (Rangoon) in 1912


Here is another map showing Rangoon in 1912. The map is bigger and clearer. Please click the map to see full size.

Old Yangoon (Rangoon) in 1914

Here is what Rangoon (Yangon) was look like in 1914. Yes, this is not a photo, this is a map! An old map showing the area of then Rangoon. Royal lake is the Kandawgyi, and the area marked in yellow is the Cantonment. You can see that Rangoon then was just the downtown area and around Kandawgyi Lake. Click on the image to view at large size.

Irrawaddy Dolphin


The Irrawaddy Dolphin was identified by Sir Richard Owen in 1866 and is one of two species in its genus (the other being the newly discovered Australian Snubfin Dolphin). It is similar to the beluga in appearance. It has sometimes been listed in either a family containing just itself and in Monodontidae and Delphinapteridae. Nowadays there is widespread agreement to list it in the Delphinidae family, a family of which the name was simply produced by merging the words Monodontidae and Delphinapteridae.

Read more about Irrawaddy Dolphin here at Wikipedia.

Here is an article about Irrawaddy Dolphin at World Wilf Life (WWF).

The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company


The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company, founded in 1865 in Burma (Myanmar), grew to become the 'greatest river fleet on earth' with over 600 vessels carrying some 9 million passengers a year along the Irrawaddy River of Burma at its peak in the 1920's.

Nowadays the 'forgotten fleet' is unknown and this website tells just some of the incredible stories of this Company, its people and the legacy that lives on today and continues to inspire adventurers and writers.

Visit the The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company website.

Friday, June 02, 2006

The Burmese Climbing Rhyme

The history of Burmese poetry is long and interesting. Classical Burmese poetry comes in many lengths and forms, but most of it is characterized by a repeated sequence of 3 internally-rhymed lines consisting of 4 syllables each–a pattern that has become known as Climbing Rhyme.

Read the full article by Smitha Chakravarthula explaining about Burmese climbing rhyme at this site.

Read another article on Burmese climbing rhyme at Climbing Rhyme.

Search in Blogger about other blogs on Burmese Climbing Rhyme or search google for Burmese climbing rhymes.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Road to Mandalay - by Rudyard Kipling

This is the Kipling's famous poem "Road to Mandalay". Ironically, Kipling was never been to Mandalay in his life. He had only been to Moulmein (Mawlamyaing).

By the old Moulmein Pagoda, lookin' eastward to the sea,
There's a Burma girl a-settin', and I know she thinks o' me;
For the wind is in the palm-trees, and the temple-bells they say:
"Come you back, you British soldier; come you back to Mandalay!"
Come you back to Mandalay,
Where the old Flotilla lay:
Can't you 'ear their paddles chunkin' from Rangoon
to Mandalay?
On the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin'-fishes play,
An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China
'crost the Bay!



'Er petticoat was yaller an' 'er little cap was green,
An' 'er name was Supi-yaw-lat -- jes' the same as Theebaw's Queen,
An' I seed her first a-smokin' of a whackin' white cheroot,
An' a-wastin' Christian kisses on an 'eathen idol's foot:
Bloomin' idol made o'mud --
Wot they called the Great Gawd Budd --
Plucky lot she cared for idols when I kissed
'er where she stud!
On the road to Mandalay . . .



When the mist was on the rice-fields an' the sun was droppin' slow,
She'd git 'er little banjo an' she'd sing "~Kulla-lo-lo!~"
With 'er arm upon my shoulder an' 'er cheek agin' my cheek
We useter watch the steamers an' the ~hathis~ pilin' teak.
Elephints a-pilin' teak
In the sludgy, squdgy creek,
Where the silence 'ung that 'eavy you was 'arf
afraid to speak!
On the road to Mandalay . . .



But that's all shove be'ind me -- long ago an' fur away,
An' there ain't no 'busses runnin' from the Bank to Mandalay;
An' I'm learnin' 'ere in London what the ten-year soldier tells:
"If you've 'eard the East a-callin', you won't never 'eed naught
else."
No! you won't 'eed nothin' else
But them spicy garlic smells,
An' the sunshine an' the palm-trees an' the tinkly
temple-bells;
On the road to Mandalay . . .



I am sick o' wastin' leather on these gritty pavin'-stones,
An' the blasted Henglish drizzle wakes the fever in my bones;
Tho' I walks with fifty 'ousemaids outer Chelsea to the Strand,
An' they talks a lot o' lovin', but wot do they understand?
Beefy face an' grubby 'and --
Law! wot do they understand?
I've a neater, sweeter maiden in a cleaner, greener
land!
On the road to Mandalay . . .



Ship me somewheres east of Suez, where the best is like the worst,
Where there aren't no Ten Commandments an' a man can raise a thirst;
For the temple-bells are callin', an' it's there that I would be
--
By the old Moulmein Pagoda, looking lazy at the sea;
On the road to Mandalay,
Where the old Flotilla lay,
With our sick beneath the awnings when we went
to Mandalay!
On the road to Mandalay,
Where the flyin'-fishes play,
An' the dawn comes up like thunder outer China
'crost the Bay!

StumbleUpon - Discover New Sites

I recently come across an excellent site while I was looking for the extensions for my Mozilla Firefox browser. (I use Firefox instead of IE). It is a firefox plug in with. It leads me to hundreds of peer reviewed  web sites of my interest. Why don't you give it a try. You can check it our at StumbleUpon.

I am going to Chaing Mai

I am going to Chaing Mai this Friday with One-2-Go Air. I planned to go there by bus or train previously but unfortunately, the roads are flooded as well as the rails. I think it is safer to use the plane instead. I will be in Chaing Mai for three days. I will post the photos from Chaing Mai when I come back.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Airlines in Myanmar

Here are some of the Airlines operating in Myanmar.

Myanmar Airways International - Myanmar national airlines operating join venture with a foreign partner. Flights to Bangkok, KL and Singapore.

Yangon Airways - Oldest private airline in Myanmar. Flights to Bagan, Mandalay, Heho, Thantwe, Sittwe.

Air Mandalay - Another private airline in Myanmar. The reservation site is here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

MERRILL'S MARAUDERS

During World War II an All Volunteer group of
young men came together in the jungles of Burma (Myanmar).
From different life styles and every part of the country
they came to fight the enemy, each for their own reasons.
During their campaigns they were apparently forgotten,
frequently lost,occasionally mutinous, and almost always
"Magnificent".
This site is dedicated to these brave men
who served their Country as

MERRILL'S MARAUDERS

Friday, May 19, 2006

Diving in Myanmar (Burma)

Ever interested of diving in Myanmar (Burma)? There are a few private tour agents who arrange such diving tours especially in Mergui Islands. Here are their websites.

Scuba Diving
- A tour operator that arranges scuba diving tours in Myanmar and Thailand.

Burma Diving Myanmar
- Another tour operator for diving in Myanmar.

Starfish - Not a site of a tour operator. A travel site with travel stories and tips including a diving trip to Myanmar and Thailand.

More links on diving here.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Database - Computer and Information Technology

Here is a collection of technology and IT related articles from Bangkokpost newspaper. Although small in size, the articles are quite useful and valuable, with many hands on suggestions, tips and tricks from the computer experts. And it is totally free. Weekly updated.

Satellite TV Information

If you use a satellite TV, like many people from Myanmar (an Yangon), you will notice that the channels are changing all the time. Quite often, they simply disappear. So if you want to stay up to date with the satellite television, you can find out all at this Lyngsat website.

Myanmar Hotels Reviews

Myanmar Hotels Reviews - By a foreign visitor to Myanmar, have nice reviews on a number of hotels in Myanmar especially in Yangon (Rangoon). Just started so we will see how far it will go.

Want to know about Myanmar in one site?

If you want to know about Myanmar, whether culture, tradition, hotels, maps, tourist information, restaurants, dining and restaurants, arts, don't go anywhere. At Myanmars.net you can find out all of them. The welcome page is alittle confusing so I link to their directory page where you can go to any page you want.

Karaoke? Don't have one?

So you are addicted to Karaoke, and not enough money to buy all those new songs? Don't worry anymore. Here is a new Karaoke website for those karaoke addicts. Until now, the site is still free (it is still in beta version) but I believe they will charge you sooner or later. So don't wait any longer to go there before they start charging you.

Nyi Lynn Seck - A Myanmar Blog worth of Bookmark

There are very few Myanmar Weblogs on the internet. Of these, very few do regular updates. Nyi Lynn Seck's Blog is among those rare weblogs with dedication. You can read hundreds of articles in his blog which you might find interesting. You will need a Myanmar font to read his articles though as they are mostly written in Burmese.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Free cell phone stuff

If you are interested in downloading cell phone stuffs, such as mobile phone wall papers, screen savers, ring tones, free of charge, look no further than Free Mobile fun. With hundreds of free mobile wall papers, free mobile ring tones, free mobile screen savers, you won't be disappointed. You can simply download to your computer and upload them to your mobile or you can directly download them to your mobile phone if you have wap enable mobile. (mobile users in Myanmar cannot choose the second option as the mobiles in Myanmar are not wap enable).

The largest Myanmar blog I have ever found!

All the Myanmar blogs I have found so far, Arloo Blog is the largest, with entries more than 400 articles on various interesting topics. A big congratulation to you bro.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

More Myanmar (Burma) Blogs

Myanmar View - An excellent blog about various travel destinations in Myanmar. A very nice travel blog.

Myanmar Chit-chat - A variety Myanmar blog with lots of interesting articles.

Karen takes the mickey - A travel blog of a Singaporean who has just travelled to Myanmar.

Dylema - A travel blog of Dylan who wrote about his/her travel experience in Myanmar in seven parts series.

Feb13 - An excellent blog of Feb13. Quite interesting.

Nyein Chan Yar - A blog of Myo and Dathana, two Burmese people out there on various topics on Myanmar(Burma).

Simply9 - A personal weblog of a Myanmar man living in Singapore.

Nyi Linn Seck - An excellent personal weblog of Nyi Linn Seck. Various interesting topics on Myanmar.

Nyein Chan - A personal weblog of Nyein Chan. Various topics. Need Myanmar fonts.

Mg Hla - A personal weblog of Mg Hla, a Myanmar (Burmese) man from Mandalay.

Golden Burma - A Myanmar blog from an anonymous man from Burma. Various interesting topics on Myanmar.

SP Myanmar

Recently I come across a web site of the old and current Myanmar students from Singapore Polytechnic. It is like an online club or a community web site with discussion forum, photo albums, news, articles, etc. You can also register for membership too. Click here.

New Myanmar Blogs

Myanmar Soccer - A new blog about Myanmar football and soccer news as well as English Premiere League and world football news.

Myanmar Photo Index - A weblog dedicated to beautiful photos of Myanmar scenery, culture and beauties.

Thant Zin Oo - A personal weblog of a Myanmar man from Singapore.

Hello Friends - A personal weblog of Wai Phyo, Myanmar guy from Singapore.

Myanmar Posts - A blog dedicated to Myanmar poems written by Myanmar (Burmese).

Thant Zin - A personal weblog of Thant Zin, probably the same authour as Thant Zin Oo above.

My Blog(Swe Zin Lei) - A personal blog of a Myanmar lady from Singapore.

Tint Tint Khine - A personal weblog of a Myanmar lady from Singapore.

Monday, January 30, 2006

More Myanmar Media Links

Myanmar Times - A link to popular weekly journal Myanmar Times. Available both in Myanmar and English. Free.

Eleven Group - Links to four weekly journals from Eleven Group - First Eleven Sports, Eleven Premier, Eleven International and Eleven Weekly.

There is also a site featuring a collection of around 200 Myanmar books at Cherry Thitsar. The site also has a collection of Myanmar poems, novels, short stories and articles.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Maps of Myanmar

DPS printing service - Maps of Myanmar, Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Taunggyi, Inlay, Myauk-U, Sittwe, Amarapura, Pyin-oo-lwin, and more. Free.

Myanmar Map Online - Maps of Yangon, Mandalay, Bagan, Taunggyi, Inlay, Pyin-oo-lwin, Myauk-U, and more. Moreover, you can also order free tourist map of Myanmar.

Business directories of Myanmar

Yangon Directory - Perhaps the most famous directory in Myanmar, with thousands of business listings from Yangon (Rangoon). Searchable and free of charge.

Mandalay Directory - A sibling directory of Yangon Directory, with thousands of business listings from Mandalay. Free of charge too.

Myanmar Yellow Pages - An official yellow pages of Myanmar. Free.

Myanmar Digital Directory - An online directory of businesses in Myanmar. Free.

Myanmar Snap - A dorectory on travel and tourism information on Myanmar. Listing of travel agencies, hotels, resorts, air ticketing agents, etc. Also contain travel information for foreign visitors. Free.

Myanmar Novels, short stories and poems

There is now a new site with a good collection of Myanmar novels, short stories and poems. You can download the PDF files free of charge at Myanmarpyithar.com. You can also submit your PDF files if you have them too. Thanks anonymous for tipping me the site.

Htoo Eain Thin

I recently come across a site dedicated to a famous Myanmar Jazz singer Htoo Eain Thin - his life and his songs. For all those who love him and his beautiful songs. He will now live forever in the heart of his fans and his heart keep on beating in the cyberspace.

Friday, January 27, 2006

More Interesting Myanmar Websites

Wyne Su Khine Thein - The personal website of a lovely Myanmar model Wyne Su Khine Thein. You can also view her photos too.

TZM's Play Ground - A web site of a Myanmar IT man from Singapore. You can sign up to join the site, download Myanmar songs and chat with other friends here. A nice website.

Zeng's Weblog - A blog of a Myanmar guy interested in computer. Contains alot of helpful tips on computer for Myanmar users. Written in Myanmar. Very informative and helpful.

IRC Help - An IRC help site for Myanmar IRC chat users. A lot of details helps. Must have for all those Myanmar IRC chat users.

Zaw Moe Aung - A personal weblog of Zaw Moe Aung.

Popular Myanmar - Another Myanmar web portal. News, fashion, music, movies, poems, actresses and actors, singers, models, etc. You can also listen to songs if you have broadband, but cannot download any.

Mady June's Blog - A personal weblog of a Myanmar (?Girl) Mady June. An online diary with emphasis on Korean movie stars.

Sai Lone Kyaut's Blog - A personal weblog of Myanmar artist and media man Sai Lone Kyaut.

Mg Hla's Blog - A personal weblog of Mg Hla. In Myanmar font.

Mayvelous Things - A personal weblog of May Hnin Phyu, a Myanmar IT professional from Fiji.

Swans Brothers - A personal weblog with free e books in pdf format.

A new Myanmar MP3 download site

Somebody posted a link to a new Myanmar MP3 music site, Nyakabyar, at my comments. I found the site quite interesting with a good collection of Myanmar songs. However, when I try to download a song, it only plays on the Quicktime, but cannot download anything. Too bad.

 

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