November 3, 2015 • 6:31 am
Myanmar will hold its first nationwide free and fair election (sort of) in 25 years on 8th of November 2015. The main opposition party led by the Nobel laureate Aung San Su Kyi is poised to win a landslide election. It is interesting to see the election in the numbers.
Read full post here at Myanmar Election 2015 in Numbers.
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January 3, 2009 • 12:55 pm
There is now a new Myanmar information website for the foreigners who want to know more about Myanmar. Today in Myanmar is a new website on Myanmar culture, custom, travel information, travel advice, Myanmar life, Myanmar food, interesting places in Myanmar, information on hotels, guest houses, restaurants and many other useful information on Myanmar. I was also invited to write articles related to Myanmar on this website on Myanmar. You can visit Today in Myanmar and give me some comments on the articles I write.
Filed under: Myanmar Culture, Myanmar Information, Myanmar Life, Myanmar Travel, Myanmar Websites, News
November 8, 2008 • 12:32 pm
A few weeks ago, I stumbled across another new interesting Myanmar blog on the internet. Diary of IT Men is a blog of a group of IT professionals from Myanmar. It started just a few months ago but I found a lot of interesting and useful articles on computer, internet and IT technology. The blog is hosted as a sub domain on myanmarbloggers.org. No, don’t go and try to find the website for http://www.myanmarbloggers.org. The website does not exist. But I found a number of subdomains on myanmarbloggers.org, and I am still trying to find out how many subdomains are and what are they? I will let you know about it later.
Filed under: Computer, Internet, Myanmar Blog, Myanmar Websites, Add new tag
November 5, 2008 • 3:52 pm
A few months ago, I posted an article on a simple and easy way to insert an image into gmail message. Everybody knows that it is difficult to insert an image into a gmail message directly. Many people found it very useful and I am pleased to be able to help you all. Many people give me some neat, useful and easy ways to insert images and pictures into gmail messages. I will sum up some of them here.
1. The one I mentioned is to compose your message, either simple one or html message, in google doc, then copy and paste the whole message into gmail.
2. If the pciture is on the internet, just right click, select view image, click ctrl-A (to select all, not just the image) and ctrl-C (to copy the html codes). Then go and paste it in gmail. Remember one thing, don’t click the image and copy. It won’t work. You need all those html codes, not just the image. If your image is not on the internet, then upload it to either flickr or picasa, and do the same thing.
3. You can download a small program called iClippy from the internet. The publisher says it is to paste the images directly into web applications such as email and chats. I haven’t tried it yet but it seems to be useful. You can download it at http://www.iclippy.com/ or from Download.com.
4. If you are using Firefox, like I do, then you can install the Firefox plug in called GmailSkins. I haven’t tried it out yet but you can download it from Mozdev.org site. It might be useful.
5. OK. Here is the one I like best. I compose my message in Zoho Writer – a free web based online word processor. I compose my message in a beautiful formatting, put my images in appropriate places, and copy the whole message. Then paste it into the gmail.
I believe these will satisfy most of your requirements.
Filed under: Computer, How to
November 5, 2008 • 3:23 pm
I recently stumbled upon an interesting Myanmar personal blog on the web. The blogger is Myo Kyaw Htun, a Myanmar computer and IT professional from Mandalay. He is currently working as a PHP programmer in Bangkok, Thailand. He set up his personal blog mainly as an IT related blog. I found many interesting and useful articles on his blog and here, I share his blog to all my readers.
Mya Kyaw Htun
Filed under: Computer, Myanmar Websites, News, Technology
November 2, 2008 • 2:41 pm
For those of you who want to read the proposed Myanmar Constitution 2008 by the current Myanmar government, here is the document on scribd. You can see it online or you can download it. It is the official translation and publication.
Myanmar Constitution 2008 English version
Dsiclaimer: In publishing this constitution document on my blog, I am not promoting the constitution on behalf of the Myanmar government. I am just sharing this document to those who found it difficult to find this document online. I am in no way connected to any organization – either the government, or any political parties that are for or against the current Myanmar govrnment.
Filed under: Myanmar Information, News
November 1, 2008 • 5:48 am
Than Zin Hlaing is a new Myanmar mp3 download website. Although this site has not as many collection of Myanmar mp3 songs as myanmarmp3.net, there are quite a number of albums here that worth listening to. Moreover, there is an online radio station where you can listen to many Myanmar songs. I believe in a few months time, this site will have many more songs than now.
Filed under: Myanmar Websites
October 30, 2008 • 11:34 am
Here is a document I found on SCRIBD
. It is called Kya Kyan (Kya Gyan)
, a collection of series of weekly cartoons by Aw Pi Kyae (APK). APK is a famous cartoonist who usually portrays the rediculous aspect of human nature in a humerous way. His cartoons are famous among Myanmar readers as they delicately portray the current social situation in Myanmar. The one here is a good example. It is written in Burmese so you won’t understand the meaning of these cartoons. Even if you read the English translation, it is difficult for you to understand the hidden meaning as you need to have a thorough knowledge of the current social situation in Myanmar. Anyway, enjoy.
Filed under: Myanmar Culture, Myanmar Life
October 29, 2008 • 9:46 am
I started blogging 4 years ago. At first, there were only a few visitors each day, less than 10. Now, there are around 300 page views a day with around 200 visitors a day, and growing. Today, my blog has reached 100,000 page views and more than 60,000 visitors! I take it as a mile stone, although it takes 4 years to reach this visitor number.
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October 24, 2008 • 11:27 am
Here is an e-book on Myanmar traditional medicine. The book describes in detail the traditional medicine diagnosis and treatments. Although it is intended for the ordinary people with no background in traditional medicine, it is a valuable book for the learners of Myanmar traditional medicine. Unfortunately, the whole book is written entirely in Burmese, so those without the knowledge of Burmese language cannot read its contents.
Disclaimer: Information contained in the above book is not proved or researched scientifically, and thus, I cannot guarantee the authenticity of the information. Use of the information in the above book is the sole discretion of the reader.
Filed under: Myanmar Information