Monthly Archives: April 2015

Irrawaddy crew

No Burmese-in-exile party is complete without a guitar (every guy knows how to play, because that was the only way to impress the ladies back home before Burma became the “modern, developed nation” it is today). For my part, I … Continue reading

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Irrawaddy cave dwellers

Old photo of the Irrawaddy crew, from the days when we worked out of a cave.

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The Takinos

I’ve been going through some old papers and found these items from my days in Kyoto. The photo shows me with my landlord and his wife at a restaurant they took me to just before I left Japan. He also … Continue reading

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Kanya making merit

Kanya makes merit by giving Grandma a foot massage. In Thailand, it’s a tradition to show respect for your elders during Songkhran (the Theravada Buddhist New Year). Some comments:    

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Me making merit

Taken at the local temple near Eid’s home in Phanat Nikhom. Posted by Eid.

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Blossoms

If I were still living in Japan, I would probably be shivering through a hanami (blossom-viewing) party right now; but here in Thailand, it’s almost too hot to stand out in the sun long enough to take a few photos … Continue reading

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Curious Kanya

Kanya learning from Grandma and Aunt Eid.

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