Archives for the month of: March, 2015

1d Yangon mktSmall opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises. ~ Demosthenes

Open-air, fresh produce markets are held every morning and have a long history as agoras in Yangon. In the past as well as in the present, they have functioned as one of the most common interfaces between peoples of diverse identities: ethnic, cultural, religious, national, racial, regional, class, gender, ideological, social, etc.


Out of the clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~ Albert Einstein

Yangon is an important center of commerce in Myanmar. Yet, the streets around its central core are filled with informal sector activities – tiny shops, street vendors of everything from flowers to hair clips, locksmiths, and cigarette rollers. 

Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust

Selling garlands of fresh Jasmine and June flowers, a fragrant, auspicious flower used like lei and as hair decorations as well as temple offerings for Buddhist deities.

Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken. ~ Warren Buffett

A Tibetan butcher selling yak meat at an outdoor stall around the Barkhor in Lhasa. Smoking and drinking are significant public health concerns in Lhasa, the capital and largest city of the Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR), China’s “western storehouse”.

1g-yg-mktFood for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul. ~ Dorothy Day

Purchasing chicken at an outdoor market. Small-scale poultry production is an important source of cash-income for some Burmese people in Yangon.

3e Srinigar mughal garden poppies (2)And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin