Sunday, January 29, 2006

Regional Knowledge:Pyinmana

Pyinmana (writing as ပ်ဥ္းမနား in myanmar) rail-way station is quite popular.I had chances to see Pyinmana everytime our family go to Mandalay and Taunggyi. Since it will become the capital of Myanmar,I decided to collect some interesting facts about this town today.

Pyinmana is sunny and hot. Most of the people used to walk on the road because the platforms are quite narrow to walk on. The highway road to Mandalay cut the platforms of the town and cut some big house to half during the development of the project.

There are one thing you can bluff about if you want to show off somebody that you know something about Pyinmana.

The biggest agricultural university in Myanmar, "YeZin"(ေရဆင္း) university is in Pyinmanar.

Downtown Area

Local Population : below 100,000
Universities:Agriculture,Livestock and Forestry.
How to pronounce: (P-Yin) -yin like in "dim" but pronounce with no gaps between -p and- yin like you pronounce "string" (Ma-Nar) ma-nar like you prononce "minority".

Trivial Facts:

1) -In Myanmar there are 7 agricultural Institutes (SAI) and the Yezin(ေရဆင္း) Agricultural University (the most famous agricultural uni in my country it is).
Details report in PDF format

2) The succeeding Director Generals formerly Chief Conservator of the Royal Thai Forest Department, which up to the present were seven in number, are Thai foresters who graduated either from India Forest College, Dehra Dun or Pyinmana Forest School, Burma.
Detail HTML

3) Panlaung Pyadalin Cave Wildlife Sanctuary(Pyinmana) and how to go there.
Detail Report in PDF format(Ministry of Forestry+Wildlife Conservation Society)

Regarding to the name of the town,"Pyinmana".There is a word with the same pronounciation to "Pyin" with different spelling.The meaning is "lazy". And the meaning of the word "Ma-Na" is non-stop,restless.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

fotoshop-works for the nativemyanmar forum

Last night I made some fotoshop-works for the nativemyanmar forum.I think I don't like the works so much.Feels like something is missing.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

the installation

Yesterday my friend called me and asked me to take a look at her computer. I told her ,this kind of service will cost her about 5000 kyats in Myanmar =P. In return she cooked and treated me a lunch. That would be enought for me though.

The computer,yeah,she installed those spyware remover and that software downloading the spywares into her computer.That's one of the mistake most of the people make these days.There is no such things like "spyware removers".Can't help it though,even some giant compnies come out with these kind of sweets.

I had to format her computer and reinstall the window XP again.That's quite alot of work. After finished watching the DVD,the installation finished.And another one thing is that direct-modem connection,luring alot of worms and trojans.No other choice for that rather than rely on taskmanager since she don''t have a router.

Actually I hate those kind of installing and re-installing windows thinge.That's the most un-creative process of all time.Sitting in front of the computer and waiting for the next button appear on the screen allow you to click on it.

I left her house as soon as I finished the installation.
Quite cold these days. I had to walk faster to warm myself up.Then I send sms to my ex-girlfriend.No reply from her.May be she got a new boyfriend or is trying to delete the old archives.May be I could not able to buy a present for new year.Life goes on..

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Memoirs of a Geisha

Two days ago, my friend called me and told me that she could not accompany with me to see the movies together anymore.That's quite sad but I can't control the other people.So let it be.Why should I care about it anyway?

So today I went out to see the movie by myself.That's a late night show and the show was "A story of geisha". It was really a good show. Two boys on the left side of me and a young couple on the right side sat and enjoyed the movie togehter. I always assume the people beside me are my friends when I watch the movies.That's always make me feel better. Even if I go together with my friends ,they are not good at discussing about the movie after the end of the show.They found it quite childish to do that.

I bought a ticket for 11 o clock.That's 7 o clock when I bought the ticket. Good looking and annoying sales-girl asked me that whether I want to buy two tickets.I prefered to say "Yes,if it I count you as one" but most of the people(sometimes me myself) have no sense of humour,so I dropped that idea.

So I desperatly tried to waste my time until 11. What did I do ? After Having a dinner in Macdonal ,bought a discounted book(A book name is "A fishing rod for my grandfather").Luckily that book won noble prize,only 9 dollars and on the top of that it kept me away from boring until 11. Sometimes better to be alone isn't it?

It's not just a movie,an art

What I want to tell you is not about the story of the movie, you could find that on the web easily.What I want to tell you is how i feel about this movie.

The background sound is the critical soul of the movie and I just felt like what I experienced during the show was a beautiful art crafted in details. One true thing about movies related to japanese culture is that ,you will surely find the cherry and snows in the movies and you will never find yrself getting bored everytime you see it.

The background sound of the japanese drums(I don't know the name) and violins relived the excitements once I had when I watch "Croucthing Tiger Hidden Dragon". Along with the sound of drums I felt as if I was shaking with exictement,with the sound of violin I felt as if I was sad.

Violin and snows were mixed together.Drums were beating at the climax of the flim.Why should I ask for more ? But there are alot more.

There are two scenes I like most in this film,

When the little girl colored her lips with red colored ice-cone and asked "Am I look like a geisha?", how could I hold myself not to amuse ?

When I found out a blue eyes that the geisha girl had, was not because she's special but because she's the poor fisherman's daughter,how could I hold myself not to sympathize.

It was just beautilful because those scenes are carefully crafted.

The kind of audience the "Memoir of Geisha" intended to is un-recognizable.Some might even say girly or chick-flick but I like it even if I had to take an expansive mid-night cab.It was just an beautiful art for me to witness. But one caution, if you are in the thrist of eventful movies or you are a politician or movie-critic who prefer to criticize,you might not like it.You need to feel to enjoy this kind of movies.

Am I look like a geisha ?

The very first night

Bring herself closer to the man she wants to be with even..

Your soul is death even you are still alived

Untold story behind a beautiful performace like this

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

painful blogspot

That's really painful to blog in blogspot when it comes to categories. Today I used this work around search to make the categories for my anime entries...

Yesterday I went out with my friend to watch the movie. She forgot to bring the coat but I was lucky since I wore a shot sleeve vest =) The movie name is "The Family Stone".

Monday, January 02, 2006

Everybody is in holiday mood

Yeah.... everybody is in holiday mood in this month. Alot of hollywood block-busters and all those public holidays are just around the coners.

After I passed the high school exam in Yangon,my father bought a PC for me from winner computer system at the new year.I opened offline webpages (AOL,Disney and so on) in my PC and told my dad and mom that my PC could access to the internet(how dumb..). My dad's closed friend reminded me about that was not an actual internet but I stupidly thought that he bluffed me.

Ya, reflecting those memories,I feel really stupid and I miss a past new year gift my dad bought for me and changed my life,my goals and dreams.

Thank you dad...(but tonight I forgot to call you on the phone..pls forgive me)