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Free as a bird

By , posted on: September 29, 2014
Have you ever seen a caged bird set free? How about three caged birds set free by a child? It was one of the most powerful life moments I’ve experienced. Watching a little girl in my neighborhood set caged birds free. Setting birds free is a custom in Myanmar. I’ve been told different reasons why, but most motives point to merit. People believe the more good they do, the better their lives, and/or afterlife will be. You can purchase a […] » read more

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Five days in Burma

By , posted on: February 26, 2012
As the plane descended into Rangoon’s international airport, I noticed a slight change in my heartbeat. I felt calm, but also excited, knowing that I was about to return to Burma for the first time in 24 years. Inside the airport, a young immigration officer smiled as I gave him my passport. He was quite chatty, asking me about The Irrawaddy – how we gather news from inside Burma, how we designed our website. With a smile that betrayed his betel-chewing […] » read more

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