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Status and Titles in Burmese

A few days ago, I received an email from GV regarding my post, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi’s Birthday, translation to Bangla. The translator informed me that he had a hard time translating the word “Daw” but luckily he got some understanding of that word from the book he own, “Living Silence (Burma under military rule)” by Christina Fink. He understands it as a polite prefix for aunts or older women and likes to know if it’s safe to interpret as “respected“.

I guess his translation on the word is quite alright. Although it’s not exactly means as “respected”, it is the most suitable translation in this case. Burmese language is one of very confusing languages as one word can form many different meanings. Forget about the language, this kind of addressing someone is a tough job even for some Burmese themselves (eg. Me).

In English, they tend to address a person by their name directly (in many normal cases) and use Mr. or Mrs/Ms/Miss regardless of the age. Of course it’s a different story when the statuses involve. But I’m only talking about normal cases. In Burmese, to address a normal person, you need to consider the following factors:
# gender
# age
# level of association with that person

The following is how I understand. There are no set rules for this matter so this is just my own understandings. These titles are used regardless of blood relation between the two parties.

# General Association
Male Female
[ Same Age ] – direct name eg. Aung Tun
[ 20- yrs ] – “Maung” or “Mg” Aung Tun
[ 20 - 30 yrs ] – “Ko” Aung Tun
[ 30+ yrs ] – “U” Aung Tun
[ Same Age ] – direct name eg. May Hnin Phyu
[ 30- yrs ] – “Ma” May Hnin Phyu
[ 30+ yrs ] – “Daw” May Hnin Phyu
# Younger to Elder
Male Female
[ 1 - 3 yrs older ] – “Ko Ko” (Bro)
[ 3 - 10 yrs older ] – “A Ko” (Bro)
[ 10 - 20yrs older ] – “U U” (Uncle)
[ 20+ yrs ] – “Ba Ba” or “A Foe” (grand)
[ 1 - 3 yrs older ] – “Ma Ma” or “Ma” (Sis)
[ 3 - 10 yrs older ] – “Ma” or “A Ma” (Sis)
[ 10 - 20yrs older ] – “Aunty” (Aunt)
[ 20+ yrs ] – “Fwar Fwar” or “A Fwar” (grand)
# Elder to Younger
Male Female
[ 1 - 10 yrs younger ] – “Nyi Lay” (Bro by elder male) or “Maung Lay” (Bro by elder female) or just by name
[ 10+ yrs younger ] – “Thar” (Son)
[ 1 - 10 yrs younger ] – “Nyi Ma Lay” (Sis) or just by name
[ 10+ younger ] – “Tha Mee” (Daughter)

Those are the most official ones that I can think of but there are many others slangs and names usage depending on situation, status, title, regional, relationship etc.

The above usages also act as a term to replace the word “You” while talking with a respected group. A direct translation of English word “You” in Burmese is “Nin” or “Min” but those terms are only used while talking among the same age group or between close friends. There are also many different ways of addressing oneself, the word “I“, depending on the situation. Though a direct translation of “I” is “Ngar“, that word is reserved to use only among close friends and is very rude to use with elders or distance friends/strangers. The following is how Burmese use to address themselves as, “I“, according to their age.

Male[ Same age ] – “Ngar”
[ < 15yrs or Teen] - "Thar"
[ > 15yrs ] – “Kya Naw”
Female[ Same Age ] – “Ngar”
[ < 15yrs or Teen ] - "Tha Mee"
[ > 15yrs ] – “Kya Ma”

Again, all of the above are for normal situations between normal people. There are many more addresses to use with abnormal special cases such as talking to a Buddhist Monk or to King or Queen or Generals. Seriously, I get a headache whenever I have to talk with Burmese. I have to think about 2 – 3min before uttering a word in Burmese while the English “You, I, Mr, Mrs/Ms/Miss” words make addressing so simple.

Have been said and getting back to the main point, I simply used the word “Daw” in that post as an elderly woman of 30+ age with the meaning somewhat related to the lady or rather the respected lady. I feel very impolite to address her as just her name,”Aung San Suu Kyi”, and I don’t feel familiar enough to call her “Mother” or “Aunty” though she is older than my mom and suits the title. So using a respectable generalization is the best solution.

Another note on that post is that it was translated into 7 different languages. I’m getting scare to write for GV as it is viewed by many viewers from various background. With my incompetence language skill, I feel ashamed to post there. Online/web medium is a scary thing, one mistake will be caught by thousands eyes. I don’t care if people look down upon me for my mistakes but I don’t want them to look down upon my country/men for my lack of skills. Damn it’s a hard job being a writer. My respect for journalists grew these days. I’ve never been good at writing and never have an interest in professional writing. I only write for myself. As long as I understand what I write, I’m all fine. But ever since I started blogging, I can no longer write for myself only. I guess as your blog grow, you have to grow along with it. You have to mature along with your reader. So I must try to improve as best as I can. Yep, that’s the spirit May!!

Poem: Moe Tway Ywar Yin

သူငယ္ခ်င္း ခ်မ္းျမစိုး က သူ႔ရဲ့ မႏၱေလး မိုးရာသီ အလြမ္း post မွာ “မိုးေတြရြာရင္” ဆိုတဲ့ ေခါင္းစဥ္နဲ႔ ကိုယ့္ခံစားမွဳေလးေတြ ေရးဖို႔ ဖိတ္ေခၚထားတာနဲ႔ ဒီေပါက္တကရ ကဗ်ာေလးကို ခ်ေရးမိလိုက္ျခင္းျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ခ်မ္းျမစိုး ေက်နပ္မယ္လို႔ ေမွ်ာ္လင့္ပါတယ္။
ေက်းဇူးတင္ပါတယ္။

မိုးေတြရြာရင္

မိုးေတြရြာရင္…
၃၊ ၄ႏွစ္ အရြယ္တုန္းက
ႏို႔ဆို႔ဖို႔နဲ႔ အုန္းသီးစားဖို႔ သတိရခဲ့တယ္။

မိုးေတြရြာရင္…
၁တန္း၊ ၂တန္း မူလတန္းမွာ၊
သူငယ္ခ်င္းတစ္စု မိုးေရေဖြးထဲ၊ လမ္းတကာ ေလွ်ာက္လည္၊
ဂဏန္းလိုက္ႏွိဳက္၊ ေလွ၊ေဖာင္ေမွ်ာလဲ ျပိဳင္ခဲ့ဖူးတယ္။

မိုးေတြရြာရင္…
၃၊ ၄တန္းအေရာက္ စကတ္တိုတိုု၊
ခါးေတာင္းက်ိဳက္ျပီး ေက်ာပိုးအိပ္ကို ေခါင္းမွာရြက္လို႔
ေက်ာင္းဝင္းထဲ ခြာစံုဆိုင္းခဲ့ဖူးတယ္။

မိုးေတြရြာရင္…
၅တန္းေအာင္လို႔ ၆တန္း အတက္ မိုးေတြထဲမွာ
လွဳပ္လွီ၊ လွဳပ္လွတ္ ထမီ တစ္ဖတ္နဲ႔၊ လြယ္အိပ္ကို ကြယ္၊
ျခင္းေတာင္းသယ္ရင္း၊ ေလတဝွီးဝွီး ထီးကိုမွီလို႔၊
ေရႊေက်ာင္းေတာ္အေရာက္ မွန္မွန္ေလွ်ာက္ရင္း၊
မိုးနတ္မင္းဆီီ က်ိန္ဆဲစာလဲ တင္ခဲ့ဖူးတယ္။

မိုးေတြရြာရင္…
၇တန္းေအာင္ ေႏြအကုန္ မိုးအကူး၊ ေလရူးသုန္သုန္ မုတ္သုန္ျပင္မွာ၊
ပင္လယ္ကိုေက်ာ္ သမုဒရာေပၚသို႔ ေလယာဥ္ပ်ံစီး တိမ္ဆိုင္ခြင္းေတာ့၊
အမိေျမဆီက ဝသုန္မိုး နဲ႔ ဖားဆြတ္ေအာ္သံ ပဲ့တင္သံကို
ႏွေမ်ာတမ္းတ လြမ္းဆြတ္ရင္ေမာ ထားခဲ့ရ မွတ္မိေသးတယ္။

မိုးေတြရြာရင္…
ရာသီေတြေျပာင္း မိုးေတြေႏွာင္းလဲ
ကေလးဘဝအရြယ္ မိုးေရေတြထဲ ဖမ္းမိဖူးတဲ့ ကိုေရႊဂဏန္းနဲ႔
ရယ္သံခ်ိဳခ်ိဳ ရွက္ေသြးပိုတဲ့ မိုးေရရႊဲရႊဲ ပ်ိဳေမတစ္သိုက္ကိုလဲ
ျပန္ေျပာင္း ေအာင့္ေမ့ ေနမိဆဲပါ။

မိုးရြာအျပီး အိမ္္ေရွ႕လြင္ျပင္ ေရွ႔ေနာက္ခြင္က၊
ထြက္ေပၚသင္းပ်ံ ေျမသင္းရနံ႔ကို၊
ကၽြန္မအၾကိဳက္ Chanel 5 က ဘယ္သို႔လိုက္လို႔မွီမလဲ။

ဖီဂ်ီမိုးေရ ဘယ္ေလာက္ေအးေအး၊
ေစာင္ေခါင္းျမီးခ်ံဳ ပုစြန္ေကြး ေကြး၊ ခပ္ေႏြးေႏြး အိပ္ရာထဲ
ထမင္းလြတ္ ဟင္းလြတ္ အျပတ္ႏွပ္ခဲ့ ဖူးတဲ့၊ ရန္ကုန္မိုးသဲ ေန႔တစ္ေန႔ကို
ဘယ္တစ္သက္တိုင္ မမွီႏိုင္၊ မလဲႏိုင္ပါ။

မိုးေတြရြာရင္…
ျပတင္းေပါက္ေဘး ေမးေလးေထာက္လို႔
တမ္းတေမွ်ာ္ျမင္ ဟိုး…အတိတ္ခြင္က
အလြမ္းပံုရိပ္ မိုးအရိပ္ကို၊ လွမ္းလို႔ ၾကည့္ေနမိဆဲပါ။

ေအာ္…မိုးေတြရြာရင္…။ ။

၁၅ ဇြန္ ၂၀၀၇
နံနက္ ၁၁း၄၀ နာရီ
ေမဗလပ္(စ္)

ရံုးေရာက္ေရာက္ျခင္း CMS က tag ထားတယ္လာေျပာလို႔ စိတ္ထဲရွိရာေလးေတြ ေကာက္ေရးလိုက္တာပါ။
You gonna see lots of spelling mistakes so feel free to correct me please.

မမို႔မို႔၊ မေနေန နဲ႔ မဒီ ေရ…မေလးတို႔ရဲ့ မိုးရာသီအေၾကာင္းေလးေတြ share ပါအံုးလားရွင္။

Music: 7ven Duet + NWP

အခုတေလာ အိမ္မွာေရာ ရံုးမွာေရာ အရမ္းအလုပ္မ်ားေနတာနဲ႔ လုပ္ေနက်ကိုယ္ပိုင္ခ်ိန္ အလုပ္ေလးေတြကို ignore ထားရတယ္။ စာလဲ မဖတ္ႏိုင္ဘူး၊ feed ေတြလဲ မဖတ္ႏိုင္ဘူး၊ အပတ္စဥ္ ကူေနၾက BD + GV web update ကိုလဲ လွည့္ေတာင္မၾကည့္ႏိုင္ဘူး။ တာဝန္ေတြ လစ္ဟင္းမိေနလို႔ သက္ဆိုင္သူေတြကို အားနာမိပါတယ္။ ထားပါေတာ့ you don’t want to know.

ေမ႔ သူငယ္ခ်င္းေတြလဲ တခ်ိဳ႔က စာေမးပြဲရာသီျဖစ္လို႔ အလုပ္ေတြရွဳပ္ေနၾကတယ္၊ တခ်ိဳ႔က forever busy following $$$၊ တခ်ိဳ႔က စိတ္ေတြ ေလ၊ စိတ္ဓာတ္ေတြက်၊ အင္း အစံုပဲေပါ့။ သူတို႔နဲ႔ ေကာင္းေကာင္း catch up မလုပ္ျဖစ္တာလဲ တစ္လေလာက္ ရွိေရာေပါ့။ ေျပာခ်င္တာက ထိုထိုေသာအေၾကာင္းျပခ်က္မ်ားေၾကာင့္ ဒီရက္ပိုင္းအတြင္း mayvelous ျငိမ္ေနျခင္းျဖစ္ပါတယ္လို႔။ အဟီး ဘာမွေတာ့ မဆိုင္ပါဘူး။

အဲဒါနဲ႔ ဟိုေန႔တုန္းက ဟိုမိန္းကေလး နဲ႔ ဟိုလူေလး က ဟိုစာေမးပြဲေတြ ျပီးသြားလို႔ဆိုပီး ဟိုသီခ်င္းေလးေတြ ပို႔ထားတယ္။ အဲဒါ တင္မယ္ တင္မယ္နဲ႔ လုပ္ေနတာ ဒီေန႔ေတာ့ တင္ျဖစ္ေအာင္တင္ပါ ဆိုျပီး ဟို နားဒုကၡဆင္ခ်င္သူ တစ္ေယာက္က ပူညံ ပူညံ လာလုပ္လို႔ ရံုးကေန ဒီ post ကိုတင္ေပးလိုက္ပါတယ္။

nay war phyoအရင္ဆံုး ဟိုလူေလးရဲ႔ သီခ်င္း ၃ပုဒ္ တင္ေပးမယ္။ သူပို႔ထားတာ ေတာ္ေတာ္ၾကာပီ။ လူေလးက ဂစ္တာနဲ႔ အျပတ္ဟဲထားတာ။ မဆိုးပါဘူး၊ ေတာ္ေတာ္ေလး တီးႏိုင္ ဆိုႏိုင္ ပါတယ္။ သူ ဂစ္တာတီးတတ္ေၾကာင္း လာၾကြားထားတာေလ။ နင္ တီးတာေလာက္ေတာ့ အေပ်ာ့ ေပါ့ကြာ။ ငါတို႔ ကလဲ အျပတ္တီး (လက္ခုပ္) လာတဲ႔လူဆိုေတာ့ အႏုပညာသမား အခ်င္းခ်င္း ပိုနားလည္ခံစားတတ္တာေပါ့ေႏွာ့္။ ဟဲဟဲ

ဒီဟာေလးက instrumental ေလးပါ။ လူေလးက ခပ္တိုတို classical ေလးတစ္ခု တီးထားတာတဲ့။ အင္း နာမည္ဘာေခၚလဲ သိဘူး။ လူေလးက အျပင္းထူတယ္၊ သူ ပို႔သမွ်သီခ်င္းေတြကို နာမည္တစ္ခုမွ မတတ္ထားဘူး။ ၁ ၂ ၃ ၄ ဆိုပီး name ထားတယ္။ ဒီကလဲ သီခ်င္းနာမည္ေတြကို ေတာ္ေတာ္သိတာကိုး။ ဒီမွာတင္ဖို႔ လုပ္တိုင္း ဟဲ့ နင့္ နံပတ္ ၁ သီခ်င္းက ဘာေခၚလဲ၊ ဘယ္သူဆိုလဲ၊ ဘာလဲ ညာလဲ ျပန္ျပန္ေမးရတယ္။ အဲဒါမ်ိဳးဆိုရင္ ဟိုမိန္းကေလးက ေတာ္သြားျပန္ေရာ။ သူပို႔တဲ့ သီခ်င္းေတြကို ေကာင္းေကာင္း label လုပ္ပီး ဘယ္သူ ဘယ္ဝါ ဆိုေၾကာင္းပါ ရွင္းျပတယ္။ အင္းထားပါေတာ့ ေလာေလာဆယ္ နာမည္သိတဲ့ ၂ ပုဒ္တင္လိုက္ပါတယ္။ R ဇာနည္ ရဲ့ ေနရာ ႏွစ္ နဲ႔ ဝိုင္ဝိုင္း ရဲ့ သမင္လည္ျပန္ တဲ့။

[ MP3 ] Instrumental
[ MP3 ] Nay Yar 2 (ေနရာ ႏွစ္)
[ MP3 ] Ta Min Lal Pyan (သမင္လည္ျပန္)

ပထမေတာ့ လူေလး သီခ်င္းေတြၾကီး တစ္ကိုယ္ေတာ္ အေနနဲ႔တင္မလို႔ အဲ့ဒါ သူ႔ buddy ၾကီးေတြက ဒီေကာင့္အသံမၾကားခ်င္ဘူး ေျပာလို႔ ok ok ဆိုပီး ေရာတင္လိုက္တာ။ သိလားဟဲ့ နင့္ကိုအဲေလာက္ထိ အားေပးၾကတာ။ ဟာဟား စၾကတာပါ၊ နင္ေကာင္းတယ္ ေျပာၾကပါတယ္။

Phwe + Mayဒီတခါ ဟိုမိန္းကေလးရဲ့ အဂၤလိပ္ သီခ်င္းေလး တင္မလို႔၊ အဲဒါ သူက မိန္းမရယ္ ငါတစ္ေယာက္ထဲဆိုတာၾကီး တင္ေနရင္ နားေထာင္ရတာ ျငီးေရာေပါ့၊ နင္နဲ႔ အတူဆိုမယ္ တဲ့။ ကၽြန္မက ဟဲ့ ငါနဲ႔ အတူဆိုရင္ နင့္သီခ်င္းျပတ္ေရာလို႔ အတင္းျငင္းပါတယ္။ But she insists. မိန္းမရယ္ နင္နဲ႔ အတူမဆိုရရင္ ငါ ဒီတစ္သက္ အေသေျဖာင့္မွာမဟုတ္ဘူး၊ လုပ္ပါဟယ္၊ ငါ့ကို သနားပါအံုး ဆိုတာနဲ႔ ကၽြန္မလဲ သူအေသေျဖာင့္ပါေစေၾကာင္း ေမတၱာပြားပီး ပါရမီ ျဖည့္ေပးလိုက္ရတယ္။ အဟတ္ ဟတ္ဟတ္။

အမယ္ အဲဒါကိုေနာ္ ကိုယ္ေတာ္မေလးက ဆိုေပးလဲ ဆိုေပးျပီးေရာ ေက်းဇူးကန္းပါေလေရာ။ မိန္းမတဲ့ နင့္ရဲ့ ေမာင္၊ ေမာင္ ဆိုတာၾကီးက ဘာသံၾကီးမွန္းကို မသိဘူးတဲ့။ very weird ပဲတဲ့။ ကၽြန္မကလဲ ေဟ…ဟုတ္လား ၾကည့္မယ္စမ္း၊ ဆိုပီး ကိုယ္အသံကိုယ္ ျပန္နားေထာင္လိုက္တာေပါ့ေနာ္။ အမယ္ သေကာင့္သမီးက ဘယ္ဆိုးလို႔တုန္းေပါ့၊ တယ္ ခ်ိဳတဲ့ အသံပဲ ဆိုပီး အျပတ္ ကိုယ္ဟာကိုယ္ ၾကည္ႏူးပီတိ ဂြမ္းဆီထိ ခ်ီးက်ဴးလိုက္တာေပါ့။ ဟဲဟဲ

ၾကည္ႏူးလို႔မဆံုးေသးဘူး mom က ဝင္လာပါေလေရာ။ ဟဲ့ဘာသံေတြလဲ၊ တဂြီးဂီြ တဂြမ္ဂြမ္န႔ဲ တဲ့။ ကၽြန္မကလဲ အဟဲ ငါ့အသံေကာင္းေၾကာင္း အဆံုးအျဖတ္ေပးဖို႔ လူတစ္ေယာက္ရပီေပါ့ ဆိုပီး၊ လာလာ ေမၾကီး၊ သမီးနဲ႔ ေဖြးနဲ႔ တူတူဆိုထားတာ လာနားေထာင္ၾကည့္ဆိုပီး အားရဝမ္းသာ ဖိတ္မဂၤလ ျပဳလိုက္တာေပါ့ေနာ့။ အဲဒီမွာတင္ မွန္းခ်က္နဲ႔ ႏွမ္းထြက္က ဟတ္တက္ကြဲပါေလေရာ။ ဒါလားနင္ဆိုတာ၊ ဘာသံၾကီးလဲတဲ့၊ ေဖြးကိုလဲ အားနာပါအံုးတဲ့။ အတူဆိုတာ သူ႔ကိုလိုက္မွီေအာင္ဆိုမွေပါ့တဲ့။ အခုဟာက တျခားစီပဲတဲ့။ အဟင့္ ေျပာရက္လိုက္တာ။ ကၽြန္မရဲ့ ေစာနက ၾကည္ႏူးခ်က္ေလး ေတာ္ေတာ္ေလး ယိုင္သြားတာေပါ့ေနာ။ ဟာ ေမၾကီးကလဲ ဒီက သမီးအရင္းေလ။ နဲနဲပါးပါး အားေထာက္အားနာေလးနဲ႔ ေကာင္းတယ္ေျပာစမ္းပါအံုး ေပါ့။ သူက ေဟ…နင့္ကိုမ်ား အားနာေနရမွာလား မေကာင္းရင္ မေကာင္းဘူးေပါ့ ဆိုပီး အတင္းၾကီးကို ပိတ္ေျပာပါေလေရာ။ အဲဒါန႔ဲ ကၽြန္မလဲ ဟာ ေတာ္ပီ ေနာက္တစ္ပုဒ္ ေပးနားမေထာင္ေတာ့ဘူး ဆိုပီး ေမၾကီးကို အတင္း အခန္းထဲက ဆြဲထုတ္လိုက္ရတယ္။ အမယ္ အဲဒါကို ဟို အမိေလးက ၾကားလဲၾကားေရာ ခြက္ထိုးခြက္လန္ ရယ္ပါေလေရာ။ မိန္းမ အန္တီကို ျပန္ေခၚလိုက္၊ ေနာက္တစ္ပုဒ္ပါနားေထာင္ခိုင္းလိုက္ တဲ့။ ကၽြန္မလဲ ေတာ္ ေတာ္ နင္ဝင္ မီးမထိုးေပးနဲ႔ ဆိုပီး ေဟာက္လိုက္ေတာ့မွ ျငိမ္သြားတယ္။ ဒါေတာင္ ကၽြန္မ မသိေအာင္ ဘယ္ေလာက္ရယ္ေနမလဲ မသိ။ သိပ္ခ်စ္ဖို႔ေကာင္းတဲ့ အမိေလး။ ကၽြန္မ စိတ္ဆိုးဆိုးနဲ႔ သူ႔ကို ပြစိပြစိလုပ္ေနတာကို သူက မသိခ်င္ေယာင္ေဆာင္ပီး ကၽြန္မတို႔ရဲ့ ခ်စ္မ Jain ၾကီးကို ပါ triplet ဆိုဖို႔ ရေအာင္ဆြယ္ပါေလေရာ။ မ Jain ၾကီးလဲ ယက္ကန္ယက္ကန္ အင္း အဲ နဲ႔ ပါလာရတာေပါ့။ အင္း…အဲဒါေလးကေတာ့ ေနာက္မွေမွ်ာ္။ ဟိဟိ။

[ MP3 ] Taung Tal Su Nal Phay Wa Ya Say Thar (ေတာင္းတဲ့ဆုနဲ႔ ျပည့္ဝရေစသား)
[ MP3 ] Blue Jean (ဂ်င္းပန္ အျပာ)

ဘာပဲျဖစ္ျဖစ္၊ မေကာင္းလဲ ေကာင္းတယ္၊ ေကာင္းလဲ ပိုေကာင္းတယ္ ဆိုပီး နားပိတ္ျပီးေတာ့သာ နားေထာင္လိုက္ေပေတာ့။ အေပ်ာ္အျပက္ ေပါ့ေႏွာ့္။ I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. နားေထာင္ေပးတဲ့ အတြက္၊ သူငယ္ခ်င္းေတြနဲ႔ အတူ ဒီကေန ေက်းဇူး မ်ားၾကီးတင္ေၾကာင္းပါ ရွင္။

Update: Corrected spelling mistake
Fixed file download links

A nice poem.

ဗိုလ္ခ်ဳပ္ေအာင္ဆန္း (အတိတ္ႏွင့္ပစၥဳပၸန္)

မသိ၍ဆို၊
မလို၍ေျပာ။
သူ႔စိတ္မွာ အလြန္ယဥ္လို႔၊
သူ႔ဥာဥ္မွာ အလြန္သန္႔တယ္၊
ထူးခၽြန္႔သေဘာ။

မသိ၍ထင္၊
မျမင္၍ေျပာ။
သူ႔ဝိညာဥ္ မေသေပ်ာက္ပါဘူး၊
မိုးေပါက္လို အစဥ္ၾကည္လို႔၊
ေနျခည္လို အစဥ္လန္းကာ၊
ဖ်န္းဆြတ္စိတ္ေစာ။ ။

မင္းသုဝဏ္။

Via: Dr. Mg Mg Nyo’s Translation.

Lunch Time Thoughts

X: What’s for lunch today?
Me: Chicken and Egg
X: Very good; mother and fetus.

Thought #1: I never thought of it that way before…now that he mentioned it, it sounds very eeky. I feel sorry to eat up the whole family. Gosh that’s it, I’m gonna tell my mom, not to cook Chicken and Egg the same time.

Note: It’s not cooked as combination but a separate two curries. Egg, potato and green peas as one and separate fried chicken as one. Still…mother and fetus.

Thought #2: You know, when you eat stake or pork or anything with lots of meat fibers, it got stuck in your teeth. I hate that feeling the most. Sometimes if it’s really stuck in between, you can’t even remove them by brushing your teeth. You gotta floss them with some thread. Oh I just hate that so much. So trying to eat less meat.

Thought #3: Last night Mom says, she’s becoming a Peking duck because she missed her badminton games for a few weeks. I asked her what is that mean and she said Peking ducks can’t wonder around. They just sit in their own little boxes, get fed everyday and waiting for their time to get eaten. It sounds very painful just living to get killed. Mom said every animal live stock are just living and eating to get killed/eaten. That make us, human, to be very cruel beings. I feel very sorry for those animals.

Thought #4: I recalled someone says, eating meat is regarded as consuming on dead corpses. That is just so gross.

Thought #5: Going back to thought #2, I got another thought about tooth brushes. There is a Colgate tooth brush Ad on FijiTVOne. There is this big glamorous tooth brush and small normal tooth brush. It goes something like this:

Small Brush: Ah…excuse me Sir; are you the Colgate 360?
Big Brush: Yes, I am.
Small Brush: Is that true that you have a tongue cleaner?
Big Brush: That’s right, not only tongue cleaner, I’m a teeth and gum cleaner.
Small Brush: Waarh!!
Big Brush: You see kid, blar bla blah……
(The big brush talks of some explanation talk on his special features and stuffs.)

Finally the small brush says:
Small Brush: You know when I grow up I want to be just like you.
And the Ad ends there.

Whenever that Ad comes, I always wonder this BIG question in my head:
When a tooth brush grows old, you throw it in the rubbish bin and buy a new one.
How can that “Small Brush” be just like the “Big Brush”?

C’mon, I don’t want to disappoint him, but he gonna go straight to the bin for sure. Unless you recycle him (upgrade to Colgade 360) or whatever. But he still going to the bin. LOL.

Thought #6: I have another big thought on Coca-Cola TV Ad as well. This guy, he put a coin to the soda machine, the coin starts rolling in and there is this big Cola factory with all those cartoon characters bringing Coke bottle, filling up by mid-air Cola tank, icemen gets blown away by big fan to frozen the Coke bottle and they shooting fireworks as filling up the gas…and finally perfectly filled Coco-Cola bottle comes out from the machine. The guy took it and get confused by little Christmas music coming out from the box. The Ad ends there.

Now here is my thought. I like the Ad very much for all those cartoon characters and the music. But there is one place I don’t understand. There are some kind of puffy white dolls kissing all over the Coca-Cola bottle before it gets frosted up by icemen. What are they for? Are they for cooling purpose? But icemen pretty much done the cooling process. So till now, it’s a mystery for me and I keep wondering what those kissing puffy dolls do in the Ad. If anyone knows the reason behind those puffy kisses, please let me know so that I can sleep well at night. LOL

Note: Surprisingly, my genius brother, who normally get the ideas from TV Ads quite easily asked me the same question about kissing things other night. So now we both searching for the truth behind kisses. Hehe.

Thought #7: There is another Ad on “D-Power” dish cleaning soup. I can’t stand that Ad cos’ it’s so awful the way they act in there. But the music stays in my head and can’t get rid of it. It goes “D-Power, Oielai lai lai…D-Power”. It makes me wonder what is that “Oie lai” actually express in there; does it make like “Wow” or “OMG” or “Zzz” kind of expressions?

Ok this “Oie lai” is the same thing/expression as “A Ma Lai” in Burmese. You can use “A Ma Lai” with different kind of expression depending on the sitution rite? Well that goes for this “Oie Lai” too. So in this Ad, I always wonder what expression does it emphasise upon. Hmmmm

Ok enough with stupid thoughts; they all started from Chicken and Egg story which go all over TV Ads.
Now May, back to work!!!

Here is one good site I came across (via barnyar, I think). It’s a very neat blog (wp platform), well organized categories for authors, download links using Megaupload, very clean no ad (yet) and might become users generated content site like any other ebooks share sites in the future as they accept contribution from users. I’m very much impressed with the site as I find many good books I like. I found two books from my favorite author Juu. Gonna download them soon. One of the advantages for providing a site like that in blog format is that you can roll the feed and keep yourself updated regularly than the normal static sites. So good work whoever the owners are.

ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္မ်ားကို တစ္စုတစ္စည္း တစ္ေနရာထဲမွာ ေဒါင္းလုပ္ လုပ္ႏိုင္ရန္ ရည္ရြယ္ခ်က္ၿဖင့္ ဒီဘေလာ့ကို ဖန္တီးၿခင္း ၿဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အခု ကၽြန္ေတာ္မွာ႐ွိတဲ့ ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္မ်ားကို အရင္တင္ေပးသြားမည္ ၿဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ေနာက္ထပ္ ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္မ်ားကိုလည္း ႀကိဳးစားၿပီး စုေဆာင္းပါမယ္။ စုေဆာင္းလို႕ ရသမွ်ကိုလည္း ဒီဘေလာ့ေလးမွာ တင္ေပးသြားမွာပါ။ ကၽြန္ေတာ္ မသိေသးတဲ့ ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္ေတြ အမ်ားၾကီး ႐ွိေသးပါတယ္။ မိတ္ေဆြတို႔မွာလည္း ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္မ်ား႐ွိရင္ မွ်ေဝေပးေစလိုပါတယ္။ မိတ္ေဆြတို႔ မွ်ေဝေပးတဲ့ ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္မ်ားကိုလည္း ဒီဘေလာ့ေလးမွာ ၿပန္လည္တင္ေပးသြားမွာပါ။ တစ္ကယ္လို႕ မိတ္ေဆြတို႔မွာ႐ွိတဲ့ ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္မ်ားကို မွ်ေဝေပးခ်င္တယ္၊ မိတ္ေဆြတို႔သိတဲ့ ၿမန္မာအီးဘြတ္လင့္မ်ားကို ေပးခ်င္တယ္ ဆိုရင္ေတာ့ myanmar.ebooks@gmail.com ကို ပို႔ေပးၾကပါ။ အားလံုးကို အထူး ေက်းဇူးတင္႐ွိပါတယ္။

Just one small thing I like to see/suggest is to put the book covers in each post and if possible a brief intro/description of the book. But I know it could be too much hussel for the site owner as he got to manage lots of books and some books might not have covers. But just a thought anyways as it will make it much prettier and informative for each post. The site is very new so I bet they might be doing lots of improvments later on. (like replacing default wp blogroll list with related myanmar ebook site links etc)

It’s a good thing they have “Help” page explaining how to use Megaupload and also provided the login info. Very thoughtful indeed. Note: Once you click on the category link, it will direct you to a page with all entries for that particular category/author. Download links are disabled there and you have to click post title to get to proper page with enabled download link. So, don’t think that the downloads are unavailable, just click around and you’re set to go. Visit the site: Myanmar Ebooks

Oh check out the “Credits” page write up. I find it quite amusing especially the last sentence. Becareful, you might twist and tangle your tongue as I did. Let me count how many “mm-ebooks” word they used in that one paragraph……..they need one more “mm-ebook” word to have 10 in total so how about adding “Thank you, mm-ebook admin” in the end as the closing paragraph. hehe that should make it total of 10.

ဒီဘေလာ့မွာ ႐ွိေသာ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)မ်ားမွာ အင္တာနက္ထဲမွာ ႐ွာေဖြျပီး ေဒါင္းလုပ္ လုပ္ကာ ျပန္လည္တင္ထားျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဒါေပမဲဲ့ အမ်ားစုမွာကေတာ့ ခ်ယ္ရီသစၥာမွ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕မွာ ျမန္မာျပည္သားမွ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕ တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕ေတြကေတာ့ ဖိုရမ္မ်ား ႏွင့္ သူငယ္ခ်င္းမ်ား ဆီမွ ရထားျခင္း ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ တစ္ခ်ိဳ႕ေတြကေတာ့ ဘယ္ဆီကရသည္မွန္း မမွတ္မိေတာ့ပါ။ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)ဘေလာ့သို႔ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)မ်ား၊ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)လင့္မ်ား ေပးပို႔ခဲ့လွ်င္ ေပးပို႔သူမ်ား အမည္ကို ေဖာ္ျပေပးေစလိုပါက ပို႕(စ္)၏ေအာက္တြင္ ေဖာ္ျပေပးပါမည္။ အကယ္၍ အမည္မေဖာ္ျပေပးေစလိုပါက ေဖာ္ျပမည္မဟုတ္ပါ။

မည္သို႕ပင္ျဖစ္ေစ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)ရ႐ွိခဲ့ေသာ ဆိုက္မ်ား ၊ ဖိုရမ္မ်ား ၊ သူငယ္ခ်င္းမ်ား ႏွင့္ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)ဘေလာ့သို႔ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)မ်ား၊ ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)လင့္မ်ား ေပးပို႔သူမ်ား အားလံုးကို ျမန္မာအီးဘုတ္(ခ္)ဘေလာ့မွ အထူးေက်းဇူးတင္႐ွိပါသည္။

Check out the parent site ie. www.mmblogs.net too. I think they’re using WordPress MU and providing free blog service on my favorite wp platform which is very cool indeed. They got a good write up on what their site is all about and some rules and regulations. The only thing I don’t see that they should have is the network user links. Should provide the links of all those blogs that using their service. It’ll be good to see how people make use of their service don’t ya think so?

Anyways really appreciate the good effort from both sites. Do visit and check them out, I bet you’ll enjoy it. Just spreading the word with Link Love.

School – To Go or Not To Go

I read this news, Going to school ‘not compulsory’, on BBC other day and am thinking about it since.

Parents in England are being reminded that they have the right to educate their children at home if they wish.

My school years were filled with memories and remembrances that would sink in for the rest of my life. I enjoyed everything about my school life. You can appreciate more once you finish school and getting away from school environment. People tend to say they hate schooling or studying and just want to get over with it but in reality every single one of us misses our school lives later in our life. My high school and Uni years are nothing extraordinary yet they are one of my treasured memories. I’ve never think of home schooling as any normal person’s choice and I only understand those who home-school are to be:

  • people with redundant amount of cash (filthy rich who can afford private tutors/governors)
  • popular/famous people, where their fame gets in the way of public study (such as high-classed families, celebrities)
  • handicaps and disabled people who need special treatment and
  • those with unfortunate circumstance that they cannot do regular schooling (eg. traveling families)

Apart from those people, the average normal family should send their children to school and make the schooling (study at school) compulsory. After reading the article, I got some thoughts of my owe. What would I do in this case? What if I am a parent and am given a choice to either home feed the kid or send them to school? My answers are quite obvious and simple. If it’s in any normal situations, I’ll send my kids to school and never let them stay at home. If they don’t want to go, I’ll make them go. For the age of 1 – 18 they are in my control and for that they must act as I say. So go to school or ELSE!!!
These are some of the reasons they gave for home schooling.

SOME REASONS FOR CHOOSING HOME EDUCATING

  1. Distance or access to school
  2. Religious, cultural or philosophical beliefs
  3. Dissatisfaction with the system
  4. Bullying
  5. Short-term particular reason
  6. Child’s unwillingness or inability to go to school
  7. Special educational needs
  8. Parents’ desire for closer relationship with children

The article mentioned the pros only. What about the cons? My response to the above given pros would be :

  1. The first point is understandable and can be added to those exceptional cases.
  2. The second point is unreasonable. I would think whichever religion or culture that would restrict a child from going to school and oppose social interaction to be a lame culture.
  3. The third point itself is lame so no farther expression to add on it.
  4. Dealing with Bullies, gang fights and normal peer pressures are necessary to thicken your skin. You will encounter numerous bullies and abuses in life. School is the best place to get your first experience of the first step to enter the real life.
  5. Goes into those exceptional cases as well so it’s fine.
  6. If you give yourself in to your child’s will, you child will be spoil little brat. It is a parent’s responsibility to guide them through inspite of their unwillingness. If you fail to do so, you are also a spoil little brat’s Mom and Pa – the bigger brats. Ok for the second part of “inability to go to sch” will go to special cases of disable and handicaps who need special cares so it’s alright for them to home school.
  7. If your child is a genius or the other-way-round then he obviously needs to get special classes of his own. So I agree that home school in this case is the best for him.
  8. I have nothing to say except that they are the biggest idiots of all.

Here are more of my thoughts on some quotes in the article.

It is the legal right of parents to educate their children at home if they so wish and the Department for Education and Skills supports the right of parents to make this choice for their children.

It’s unspoken yet always there as one of the parents’ rights. There is no need to emphasize that it is a legal right. But since it has been legalized, it is better for those who needs an acknowledgement.

It really is so heart-warming to families to have their choices recognized in this way.

Sometimes having too many choices make you go stray. You get confused what to choose. Sometimes I wonder why can’t we all be given one best choice and just follow that? I always have a great difficulty making decisions. What if the one you choose is the wrong choice for you? You’ll be regretted for the rest of your life. Too many choices make me go nuts!

But the authorities have no right to enter people’s homes or make routine checks on children’s progress.

Again, too much freedom can be very dangerous if it is being misused. In this case, how can one monitor the progress of a child?

“Children learn in different ways and at different times and speeds.”

That is true, but IMHO they learn more in the presence of competitions and social interactions. They speed up their abilities in the presence of friendship and team work, provided that they are with a good peer group. Competition is a catalyst for personal improvement. Depending on how a person handles it, competition can either boost your goals or put you in misery and self depression. But for me, every competition is a good competition whether you win or lose. If you have the ability and strength to stand up for the competition then you are already a winner.

Home-schooled kid is like a little bug in a cocoon where he thinks the cocoon is the only world he know of and he exists around his little world.
# It restricts the social and mental development of your child. For eg. They might not know how to communicate with their peer group, how to handle different mind-sets.
# They lack social experiences such as school trips, parties, sports events etc.
# They most probably become a mommy/daddy boy, who don’t know how to grow up and always sticking to the parents.
# Time management problems. No good concentration at home, you can never do something properly at home in one sitting cos’ there is always too much distractions around.

Also there are some points that the article didn’t explained on which I wonder over.

# What about the home-school course work compare to proper school curriculum?
# What would they do for the tests and exams?
# Who would decide whether those home-school kids are qualify for the level?
# Which grades or reports they show to enter universities? (what are the prove of their qualifications?)
# Who would design/decide on those grade reports ie. which grade to give them? (since the educators are the parents themselves and no interference from outside is allowed)
# Will the employers accept those home-feed kids as qualify people for the job?
and so on……….So, if you are given that kind of option to either send your kids to sch or home-sch, what would you do/choose? Now it’s your turn. Let’s think it through and share with me. ;)

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