Monday, April 21, 2008

Happy 2nd Anniversary of Myanmar Cupid

Mingalarbar!
Happy 2nd Anniversary of Myanmar Cupid



This is Volume-5 Journal which is published as 2nd Anniversary of Myanmar Cupid Forum.
Poems, short stories, book index, movie index, music index and together with cartoons, IT Questions and Answers and variety readable interested topics are included.
Besides, there is included article of Facts to know about thins while looking for Professional Jobs in Singapore.
I want you to read this Journal and then pleased to share it.
You can download here: http://myanmarcupid.net/community/showpost.php?p=232455&postcount=18
or here: 4.09 mb ( Screening Quality ) PDF file ( Updated )
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Enjoy to read it.

PS: This Journal is in Myanmar Language.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Thingyan Traditional Treats

The Thingyan Water Festival is the most joyous and hilarious of the many festivals in Myanmar, where everyone irrespective of race, creed, caste or colour can enjoy in carefree abandon within the bounds of cultural context. Thingyan normally falls on 12 or 13 April of every year and lasts 3 or 4 drenching days of singing, dancing, taunting, ogling, boozing and followed by the advent of the new year by the Myanmar Lunar calendar.
About Thingyan Festival, if you want to know more detail, you can visit and read here(my last year's post): http://melodymaung.myanmarbloggers.org/2007/04/just-corner-to-myanmar-thingyan-water.html

Mont Lone Ye Paw

"Mont Lone Ye Paw" or floating sweet dumpling is the traditional treat in the Thingyan Water Festival. The recipe is a simple one indeed. Glutinous rice and ordinary rice are mixed in 1:4 ratio, jaggery, a sweet candy made from the sap of toddy juice extracted from the palm tree, and coconuts are the ingredients. Here is how it is prepared. Firstly the rice is washed clean and soaked in water for the night. The next day rice is rinsed, crushed to flour in a grinding mill. Then it is put in a cotton bag and hung for some time to drain the water. Then the dough is kneaded till it becomes pliable. In the meantime jaggery balls are chopped to the size of peanuts. The dough is flattened in the palm of the hand and the jaggery pieces are put in the middle and rolled to form a small rounded ball, the size of an olive so it can be easily eaten. A fire is lit in an open space and a large pot of water is out over the fire and allowed to boil, Then the raw sweetmeat balls are thrown into the boiling water. They all submerge and come afloat when cooked. Then they are taken out with a sieve, put on a saucer and sprinkled with grated coconuts and eaten with forks, or in a simpler way with the fingers. Just as simple as that, don't you think?
Preparing that sweetmeat for the Thingyan treat needs a little organization. A group of comely damsels are chosen to make the round dumplings. Naturally they are dressed in all their finery as to attract an admiring crowd of equally agile youth. Young men are also recruited to do the heavy chores such as lifting the pots, carrying water, stoking the fire and washing the dishes. Live or recorded music is played to the accompaniment of quick-beat Thingyan dances, singing, laughter and pouring of water. There is a lot of jest and pun, some provocative in the Myanmar Language, meaning no harm is taken in the festive mood of the occasion. "ေပၚျပီလားေဟ႕၊ ေပၚျပီေဟ႕ " "Paw be lar hey? Paw be hey!" is the chorus while the sweetmeat is being cooked. Literally the query is whether the sweetmeat is afloat. But the word "Paw" carries a double meaning. It also alludes to the fact that certain parts which should not be exposed is now in danger of exposure. To quote the Readers Digest, the phrase "Pardon, is your slip showing?" will be an apt smile, a little lerry at that. Such jests, quite commonplace in this festive mood, are taken in good humour, excepting some blushing of the cheeks of some coy girls, some sulky pouts, and some equally crisp, saucy repartees, eliciting roars of laughter. Some girls, intent on mischief surreptitiously put some hot chilies instead of jaggery into the dumplings and serve it to the unlucky beau to have a bite, while they wait expectantly for the chilies burns the beau's palate followed by joyous peals of laughter.

There are a lot of endearing features of the Myanmar Thingyan Festival. Beautiful, isn't it?
Merry-wet Thingyan and Happy Mynmar New Year to you all together with us.

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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Donation to Hlaing Taryar Fire victims on March 18 2008

Hi Colleagues and Donors,

We made the donation to Hlaing Taryar Fire victims on March 18 2008
successfully.

Born to be for "Lovely Myanmar"
Not for fame and wealth...
Let's do it all together.

According to the slogan of this donation activities, we managed it to
be a effective, not for our fame and wealth, just for vulnerable
people based on humanity.

Although our RAVEN BDC is still young and small organization, we got
this achievement because of you who are a silent hero of the
community.

Therefore, we really appreciate your contributions in this donation
activities and deeply want to express a huge thanks on behalf of fire
victims.


Yours truly,

Nyan Minn Aung
Public Relations
RAVEN BDC
http://raven-org.blogspot.com



I receive above mail. I called Sardhu three times.
I also went and participated a while that occasion.
I did post about it in my myanmar blog:
http://melodymaungmm.myanmarbloggers.org/2008/03/blog-post_18.html

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Friday, April 4, 2008

DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE THIS MUCH?

I got this fantastic story form friend's forwarding mail.
I am pleased to share to read it.

A girl and guy were speeding over 100 mph on the road on a motorcycle...

Girl: Slow down. I'm scared.
Guy: No this is fun.
Girl: No its not. Please, its too scary!
Guy: Then tell me you love me.
Girl: Fine, I love you. Slow down!
Guy: Now give me a BIG hug.
Girl hugs him
Guy: Can you take my helmet off & put it on yourself? Its bugging me.

In the paper the next day :( A motorcycle had crashed into a building
because of brake failure. Two people were on it, but only one had
survived.

The truth was that halfway down the road, the guy realized that his
brakes broke, but he didn't want to let the girl know. Instead, he
had her say she loved him & felt her hug him one last time, then had
her wear his helmet so that she would live even though it meant that
he would die.

If there is anyone in life you love this much, please send this.
Forward this to all your good friends on-line to show them that you.

DO YOU LOVE SOMEONE THIS MUCH?

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