Well, you could say that I have been neglecting the blog for some time. And you would be right. But……anyway
Here goes with ……
What went on in Mandalay recently !
a summary…… of what I remember……
Not much happening, last month that includes activities at the school, general events in this town, mellow I’d say .
Except for the Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda Festival which was in full swing. Totally crowded. Seems that people, especially younger people haven’t had some good fun in a while and I’m glad that they looked like they were enjoying themselves on the full-moon night of Thadingyut at the above-mentioned festival .
The weather has changed just yesterday from an unbearably hot state to real nice and cool breezy situation.
I took a short trip again to Maymyo with the kids. Always as relaxing and refreshing as usual . My friend, Chris was building boarding school quarters when we popped in to his place.
I have been urging the students to join libraries and learn some practical / marketable skills, I’m happy that some have done so too.
I wonder what most people think of the economic future of this region ? any ideas ? I , for one, do not think that tourism, although and easy way of bringing in foreign exchange, is that important to the long-term economic future of a country, given the minuses that it has .
Your thoughts on this please….
Another thing that I noticed about Myanmar students who go abroad ( especially those from upper Myanmar ) is that they never write emails to me ? What might be the reason (s) for this ? I will try to find out in the comings weeks.
That’s all for now . See you everyone