Friday, 27 May 2011

Lighting of temples

Lighting of temples, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
When I went inside of the Dhammayangyi Temple in the evening, the natural light is still playing a pivotal role to make bright inside.

The Bagan architecture are still the greatest in our country.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Bagan in evening

Bagan in evening, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
I went to ShweSanDaw Pagoda and climbed up to the top to take famous Bagan Sunset photo. Unfortunately, the weather was not in favor to take sunset photo.

Everyone is disappointed. One lady told me that she came to view sunset for third time. That day was her last day in Bagan. I felt sorry for her. I really wish that she could view very beautiful sunset of Bagan.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Another Typical ANyar Scenery

Another Typical ANyar Scenery, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
The production of Palm Jaggery is the main occupation of the people of villages in our township. Jaggery, is produced from palm-juice (toddy), which are used to make various Burmese snacks.

The sweetness of Jaggery is very unique.

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

That's Interesting...

That's Interesting..., originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This photo was taken at ZeeO Village Primary School. When we arrived there, it was a break time and all students are reading interestingly books.

Small and untidy library, torn and old books cannot stop their desire to read.

When I view this photos, what Sayar Aung Thin, a well-respected and famous Burmese writer,  told us came in my mind. He told us that

"One's reading habit doesn't happen once you give a very good book to him. The habit has to be nurtured since young.

First you give cartoons to children when they are about 3-5 years. Children may not be able to read but they will read drawings and start having thoughts and imaginations in their mind.

From 6-9 years old, children will pick up cartoons with descriptions and narrations.
After that they will slowly change what they read...
Next step, children will read books writing about supernatural, then adventures, after that romance, and life...

That's the way of nurturing children to love reading books..."

Lovely Cloud

Lovely Cloud, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
I think the clouds are beautiful and took this photo together with a pagoda, near to the Ananda Temple

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Bagan in the morning

Bagan in the morning, originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
This is the view I have seen nearly every day until 1993. I used to live in Nyaung Oo (Bagan) until I passed the high school. Everyone said Bagan's scenery is amazing but I didn't realize it when I was there.

When I went back there for the first time in a decade, I realized that that is the most beautiful place... but changed quite a lot. We should keep ruins as it is. Otherwise it wont be an ancient city that people valued.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Monk - Studying

Monk - Studying , originally uploaded by ZackTwin.
On the way back to the Mahagandayon Monastery from U Pain Bridge, we saw a young monk studying on the platform surrounded by water, under a banyan tree.

I don't have any idea how he got there without wetting his feet.