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.

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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.

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