Myanmar

2018

This is a placeholder for now… not all of these links are live yet. Ask me if you have any questions… 3how AR (Augmented Reality) Beach Road 360 “VR” movie (+ screening at Singapore National Museum) Stephen Black’s Book and ebooks Bubiko Foodtour David Severn The Doughbots The Dundercats The Fierce Aunty’s No-nonsense Guide to …

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The flyer for Wolfgang Bellwinkel’s 2016 exhibition at the Yangon Goethe Institut

I was unable to see the exhibition, but the single piece of paper used to explain and promote Wolfgang Bellwinkel’s  photographs was a gem. Understated but knowledgeable, the layout and design have a quiet presence that doesn’t   distract from the perfectly chosen photograph. I salute the writer of the text. I can feel the …

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Laphet, Hugh Howie and Brothers Cole, Bunker and Frankenstein

I cut my first living banana leaf today. What a decision it had been! Do I chop off the large, gloriously perfect leaf that’d swayed in the sunbeams? If so, and if it turned out to be too big, I’d feel like I’d wasted something precious. Should I’ve picked an older leaf that would probably …

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outdoor food vendor in Myanmar

Notes on Laphet Thoke or Pickled Tea Leaf Salad (1)

Notes for an upcoming presentation and a booklet about Myanmar’s favorite snack food: laphet thoke. Myanmar is the only country where tea leaves are eaten. Translated into English, ‘laphet thoke’ means ‘pickled tea leaf salad’. Uncooked,like a salad, laphet thoke starts with a foundation of fermented tea leaves,to which are added a variety of ingredients, …

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Yangon Notes 1 of 9 (night)

Cool weather. At twilight we walked down Insein Road. We discovered Sergio, who gave us directions to the train. We had a beer and I broke the Bowie news to him. The grey darkness with punctuations of food stalls. Trishaws. A Korean/Japanese supermarket where the all-girl staff exploded with a greeting. Bought mochis and looked …

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