Sunday, December 5, 2010

Burmese folktales are my favorite stories in my childhood

I got one mail from Sweden and she is a professional storyteller looking for Burmese folktales.
December , she is going to visit Burma as a tourist and observer and then, she want to ask me if I know how to get in touch with someone who can tell her some folktales?

Regarding with above enquiry, I just replied as below:
"If you can get burmese folktales book in English, is it ok? Or do you want to get in touch only someone who can tell you some folktales? Please contact one of guide from SM Tours, who is Mr. Aung Mya. (check this: for office phone no.) "

'Once upon a time...' is one of the most guaranteed attention-getting phrases of the English language and in Myanmar, 'ဟိုး...ေရွးေရွးတုန္းက' is one of the most I like to listen it before I go to bed in my childhood.

Everyone loves a story!

I also love stories not only Burmese folktales but also Chinese and Japanese traditional tale.

In fact, I have been to post some Burmese folktales here:

Credit goes to: (Dr.)Maung Htin Aung(Published as Oxford University press).

If you are still interested in Telling stories as our Custom and Habits, read it again here


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Avoidance of double taxation from Singapore & Myanmar Government

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Subject: Fwd: Avoidance of double taxation from Singapore & Myanmar Government

Dear all friends,
Please click below link and click on Myanmar Flag on the webpage to see the agreement between Myanmar Government & Singapore Government for avoidance of double taxation.
According to this agreement, we are not suppose to pay income tax at embassy as long as we stay and work in Singapore for more than 183 days (6-month).
It is same as other nationalities ie; Philippine, Indian, Malaysian, Japan, Korea etc... who do not need to pay income tax to their government as they pay tax here.
This agreement is effect from since 1 April 2001 and Myanmar Government and Embassy is hiding this or do not acknowledge to us and embassy is just collecting $$$$ from us for their own use because they do not require to give our income tax $$$$ to Myanmar Government base on this agreement.
We can say that Embassy is breaking the law by breaking the two government's agreement. We shall sue them in Singapore as they break law and the mutual agreement of Singapore Government.
Shall we claim back our hard-earned $$$$$$$$$$ back? Or we continue donate our $$$ to embassy staff for nothing.
Check it out !!!!!!!! and distribute this information to all Burmese.


Monday, July 19, 2010

Kiva Lending Teams - 2 new messages in our Myanmar Lending team

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Kiva
Date: Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 7:03 PM
Subject: Kiva Lending Teams - 2 new messages in 1 team

Yesterday's Team Messages

- Myanmar: 2 messages, 2 authors


-- 1 of 2 --
From: Melody Maung
Date: Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 1:10 AM

Dear  friends,

Thanks to those of you who made loans in this group, we now have raised 25$ helping people make a living by themselves as first step of this team. It's great and we'll continue to work on this, in the true spirit of the Myanmar Lending Team.

Just, as of today (July 17th), we have 9 Kiva team members but only 1 loan. So if you registered to this group and never made a loan, please do it. It's only 25$ and you will get this money back later, by that time, you will have helped someone in need.

Nothing in vain, you can help someone/ Myanmar People as future step.

Thanks again,

-- 2 of 2 --
From: Win Lwin
Date: Sat, Jul 17, 2010 at 7:20 AM

Hello friends,

I'm glad to be part of Myanmar team in kiva. I've proudly raised another 25$ on behalf of the team. I hope we all keep raising make someone happy.


You received this message because you are subscribed to receive a daily digest of emails for the Kiva lending teams you belong to.

Do not reply to this email. If you do not wish to receive these email messages, you can change your email preferences here:

Best Wishes,
Kiva Staff


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Re: Enquiry on Registered Article RR699886046SG

What happened like this?
I request to singpost that I don't want to send my article to that address.
Then, singpost must freeze and need to arrange so as not to proceed that delivery.
Why this article has already delivery to unwanted address like this?

I cannot understand working flow/ procedure of singpost.<sigh>

with regards,
Mi Mi Maung

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 11:49 AM, <> wrote:

Singapore Post Limited (Reg. No. 199201623M)
Customer Relations Department
10 Eunos Road 8 #01-33 Singapore Post Centre Singapore 408600
Tel:    1605
Fax:    +65 68425114

13 July 2010

Mi Mi Maung
Blk 621 #12-3174 Yishun Ring Road
Singapore 760621

Dear Sir/Madam


       Please refer to your enquiry on the above.

We wish to inform you that:

       [ x]    the Postal Administration of Nigeria confirmed that the article has
been delivered on 2 March 2010.

We would like to thank you for using our service and if you need further
clarifications from us, please call us at the above number.

Yours faithfully

Customer Relations Department
Customer Service

This is a computer-generated letter. No signature is required.


Sunday, July 11, 2010

Melody Maung has invited you to join the Myanmar team at Kiva


I want to recruit you to my lending team, Myanmar, on Kiva, a non-profit website that allows you to lend as little as $25 to a specific low-income entrepreneur across the globe. You choose who to lend to - whether a baker in Afghanistan, a goat herder in Uganda, a farmer in Peru, a restaurateur in Cambodia, or a tailor in Iraq - and as they repay the loan, you get your money back.

If you join my lending team, we can work together to alleviate poverty. Once you're a part of the team, you can choose to have a future loan on Kiva "count" towards our team's impact. The loan is still yours, and repayments still come to you - but you can also choose to have the loan show up in our team's collective portfolio, so our team's overall impact will grow!

Check out the Myanmar lending team, and learn more about lending teams on Kiva in general, by clicking here:

Melody Maung


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Save Sakineh

---------- Forwarded message ----------

Dear Friends,

Yesterday an Iranian woman, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, was saved by global protests from being stoned to death.

But she may still be hanged -- and, meanwhile, execution by stoning continues. Right now fifteen more people are on death row awaiting stoning in which victims are buried up to their necks in the ground and then large rocks are thrown at their heads.

The partial reprieve of Sakineh, triggered by the call from her children for international pressure to save her life, has shown that if enough of us come together and voice our horror, we may be able to save her life, and stop stoning once and for all. Sign the urgent petition now and send it onto everyone you know -- let's end this cruel slaughter NOW!

Sakineh was convicted of adultery, like all the other 12 women and one of the men awaiting stoning. But her children and lawyer say she is innocent and that she did not get a fair trial -- they state her confession was forced from her and, speaking only Azerbaijani, she did not understand what was being asked of her in court.

Despite Iran's signing of a UN convention that requires the death penalty only be used for the "most serious crimes" and despite the Iranian Parliament passing a law banning stoning last year, stoning for adultery continues.

Sakineh's lawyer says the Iranian government "is afraid of Iranian public reaction and international attention" to the stoning cases. And after Turkey and Britain's Foreign Ministers spoke out against Sakineh's sentence, it was suspended.

Sakineh's brave children are leading the international campaign to save their mother and stop stoning. Massive international condemnation now could finally stop this sickening punishment. Let's join together today across the world to end this brutality. Sign the petition to save Sakineh and end stoning here:

In hope and determination,

Alice, David, Milena, Ben and the whole Avaaz team


Iranians still facing death by stoning despite 'reprieve', The Guardian:

Britain condemns planned Iran stoning as 'medieval', AFP:

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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Learning to develope iphone apps

Learning to develope iphone apps.. but no one teach me..

Friends suggest me as below:
Ye Myat
iTunes U
May 13 at 4:21pm ·

Melody Maung
yeap, of course... tkz YM
May 13 at 4:44pm ·

Yü Nğè
Dear sis, U can ask ko poe laut lann from MMCP. he is Iph genius as well as jail breaker .. lol here is his FB account!/profile.php?id=100000362375824&ref=ts
May 13 at 4:51pm ·

Yü Nğè
Here is the link for MMCP's IPh thread.
May 13 at 4:57pm ·

Khine Phyu Zaw
U can learn at
May 14 at 11:36am ·

Melody Maung
Really Really thanks to Yu Nge and KPZ... mwarrh

ႏိုင္ငံရပ္ျခားမွာ သူမ်ားဆီက ပညာတစ္ခု ရဖုိ႕ ေပါင္းသင္းဆက္ဆံေရးေရာ ဘာသာစကား အဆက္အဆံက အင္မတန္ အေရးပါသဗ်ိဳ... iphone apps..iphone apps (Thanks to Divine)

My Learning Links:

Remark: Already posted in my myanmar blog:


Friday, May 14, 2010

AusAID Human Rights Grants

*AusAID Human Rights Grants*
The Australian Government’s 2010-11 Human Rights Grants Scheme (HRGS) is now
open to receive Expressions of Interest for funding to conduct human rights
activities in developing countries.

The Scheme supports non-government organisations and human rights
institutions to conduct human rights projects with direct and tangible
benefits for at-risk populations. Through the Scheme, Australia helps to
build civil society capacity in developing countries to protect and promote
human rights at the grassroots level.

Human rights-focused organisations based or working in all ODA-eligible
countries in Asia, the Pacific, Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the
Caribbean are invited to apply for funding under the Scheme. Grants range
from between $20,000 and $100,000 for one year projects and up to $150,000
for two year projects.

*Grant l Award l Training*

#132: USIP-JR Senior Fellowship
#131: USIP-Annual Grant Competition
#130: DFID-Development Innovation Fund
#129: Freedom to Create Prize
#128: Freedom to Create Grants
#127: Conservation International Indigenous Leaders Conservation Fellowship
#126: UN.GIFT: Business Leaders Award
#125: HIV Young Leaders Fund
#124: International Youth Conference on Biodiversity
#123: Mario Savio Award
#122: AGFUND International Prize
#121: Funding to Strengthen Evidence-based Decision Making, Conduct Assessments, and Conduct Research Relevant to PRM-Funded Humanitarian Programs Worldwide
#120: World Summit Youth Award
#119: UNESCO International Literacy Prize
#118: International Pfeffer and MLK Peace Prizes
#117: UNHCR - Nansen Refugee
#116: World Habitat Awards
#115: Humphrey Fellowship
#114: Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award
#113: NSF-Arizona Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory Fund
#112: Oikos Young Scholars Entrepreneurship Academy
#111: Oikos UNDP Young Scholars Development Academy
#110: UNESCO-L'OREAL Fellowships
#109: Grand Challenges in Global Health
#108: SEVEN Fund Call for Proposal
#107: Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize
#106: World Food Prize
#105: Call for a Speaker Role at the Interactive Hearings of the General Assembly for Civil Society
#104: Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL)Grant
#103: Ramsar Convention's Small Grants Fund
#102: Essay competition Health systems research
#101: World of Children Awards
#100: Positive Action for Children Fund
#099: Toyota Foundation
#098: UK-IHLFS Grant
#097: CNN Heroes Award
#096: OHCHR Minorities Fellowship
#095: IFAD Call For Proposal on on Promoting innovative remittance systems
and investment channels for migrants
#094: IES Call For Interest for Grantholders
#093: CLIR Call For Proposal on Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives
#0092: MTCP International Training Scholarship/Fellowship Awards
#091: AMAROUT Fellowships
#090: Rothamsted International Fellowships
#090: John Humphrey Award
#089: IDRC Fellowships and Awards
#088: UNESCO Fellowships
#087: DFID Grants to support Global Community Links
#086: Changemakers Competition
#085: EC Call For Proposal on clean coal technologies and carbon capture and storage in developing countries and emerging economies
#084: EC Call For Proposal on Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in Development
#083: ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity
#082: UN.GIFT Call For Proposal from Civil Society
#081: OHCHR Call For Proposal on Contemporary Forms of Slavery
#080: EC Call For Proposal on Promoting social cohesion, employment and
decent work
#079: Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize
#078: The Tech Awards
#077: World Challenge
#076: The Goi Peace Foundation_International Essay Contest
#075: ICI Call For Proposal on Climate Protection Projects in developing,
newly industrialising and transition countries
#074: Training workshops on new media, ICT, and wireless technologies for social change>#073:
EC Call for Proposals on the field of sexual and reproductive health and
rights (SRHR)
#072:YouthActionNet Global Fellowship
#071:International workshop on Gender, Economic Integration, and Cross-border
Road Infrastructure Development
#070: FAO International Art Competition
#069: UN-HABITAT: World Urban Youth Assembly International Essay Competition
#068: Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms Training at
Science Park/University of Tromsø, Norway
#067: "GMS Development Studies (GMS-DS) Training" at AIT
#066: UN‐HABITAT Call: Strengthening Urban Research through Centres of
Excellence and an International Urban Research Network
#065: Rotary World Peace Fellowships
#064: Harold White Fellowships
#063: Fellowships at The National Gallery of Canada
#062: Toshiba International Foundation Fellowship
#061: Gwangju Prize for Human Rights Award
#060: UNESCO International Leadership Training Programme
#059: World Bank Essay Competition
#058: Asia Leadership Fellow Program
#057: ADBI Visiting Researchers and Visiting
#056: DUO-Singapore Exchange Fellowship
#055: NHRI Fellowship in Sweden
#054: Call for for Applications: UN Democracy Fund
#053: U.S Global Undergraduate Exchange Program
#052: AUSAID Human Rights Small Grants
#051: Seminar on Women Making Airwaves for Peace (WMAP)
#050: Annual Developing Asia Journalism Awards
#049: UNDP - Asia Pacific Human Development Media
#048: UNDP - Asia Pacific Human Development Academic Fellowship
#047: Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship
#046: Summer Academy ”Freedom and Responsibility in the Media“ for young
#045: UNU-ONY Junior Professional Fellow
#044: E-Learning Course on Flexibilities of the TRIPS Agreement
#043: The Ernesto Illy Trieste Science Pri
#042: Call for applicaitons: "Global Partners in Action: NGO Forum on Sexual
and Reproductive Health and Development"
#041: Grant for Democracy and Human Rights Projects in Asia
#040: Health Essay Competition
#039: Call for project proposals: Climate Change
#038: Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award
#037: UN-HABITAT Urban Youth Fund
#036: Call for Proposals: UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women

Scholarships, Grant, Award, Conference, Training, Volunteers,
International jobs and Cambodia jobs are posted at


Monday, May 3, 2010

Dhamma talks given by our Chief Abbot Ven.Dr.K.Dhammasami(UK)

Dear All,

You are cordially invited to the Dhamma talks given by our Chief Abbot, Ven.Dr.Khammai Dhammasmi (UK).

The talks will be held on 14 & 15 May 2010. The details of the programme are as follows::

Driving on a Multi-Lane Motorway Journey!
The talk focuses on the Buddhist meditative practice of mindfulness of thought and emotion, Citta-nupassana.

Date: 14 May 2010 (Friday)

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
567 A Balestier Road, Singapore 329884

Tel: 6352 2859 (BDMS)

6689 3359 (OBVS)

A Psychological Skill ... just around the corner
The talk focuses on the contribution of the Buddhist meditation tradition for everyone’s daily life.

Date: 15 May 2010 (Saturday)

Time: 7:30 pm

Venue: Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple
32-B Hong San Terrace, Singapore 688785

Tel: 67691751 (UBT)

6689 3359 (OBVS)

We look forward to seeing you, your family members and friends at the Dhamma talks.

Oxford Buddha Vihara (Singapore)

Venerable Dr. Khammai Dhammasami, DPhil (Oxford)
Executive Secretary, International Association of Buddhist Universities (;
Executive Secretary, Association of Theravada Buddhist Universities (;
Research Fellow, Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, University of Oxford;
Research Associate, SOAS, University of London &
Abbot, the Oxford Buddha Vihara, UK & Singapore