On Friday night our school had it’s annual fundraising gala. Gav is kind of in charge of it, although one of the people he works with has a lot of experience in event management and does most of the planning. Gav is in charge of the running of the evening and is the master of ceremonies, so the run-up to and night of is kind of stressful for him. It went fantastically though and now he can breathe a big sigh of relief that it is over for another year!
Well, we are still alive here in Yangon. And Myanmar seems to still be avoiding any cases of Corona Virus which is very suspicious, but never mind. Life moves on and we have been doing some interesting exploring around the Yangon area! Continue reading “Day Trips”
Well the old coronavirus severity has really ramped up since I was laughing about it on here a few weeks ago. I don’t know what the atmosphere is like in the rest of the world, but here in South East Asia people are starting to take some rather drastic steps to curb its spread. Continue reading “The Virus”
The other day a friend of ours, Liz, treated me to a birthday extravaganza. This was literally months in the planning which was done with Lindsey. Two other friends of ours went along for the ride initially but had no idea of the plans. The first step was a crossword puzzle which when completed had to be viewed with a black light to reveal our first destination. Liz hired a driver for the day which is a new feature on Grab (the Asian version of Uber). You basically pay by the hour and can have a decent size and quality of car. You literally order a driver for 8 hours or so minutes before you need them, quite amazing.Continue reading “Birthdays & other things”
That should be ‘Yangon by e-bike’. Last year in October we rented e-bikes at Ankor Wat in Cambodia. They were fairly low powered and ideally had to be charged during the day to keep them going well. We both loved riding around on them and Cambodian driving though seemingly nuts is actually quite calm so it was a great experience. Continue reading “Yangon by bike…”
Today is Gav’s birthday. When we decided to take these jobs in Myanmar, one thing that he was excited about was the near-assurance of good weather on his birthday. Continue reading “Odds and Ends”
A few weeks ago I wrote a post about the lovely colonial architecture of downtown Yangon. That is not what we are going to talk about today. Today we are going to get a little tour of the architectural crimes against humanity that are infecting our neighbourhood. Continue reading “From the Sublime to the Ridiculous”
As we’ve said before, this August and September has been so much more relaxing than last year’s August and September. A good part of this is that by the time we left Yangon in June we had our house pretty much sorted out with all the essentials. Continue reading “Home Improvement”
It has been pretty rainy since we arrived back in Yangon. Much rainier than we remember it being last year. A few times now I have had to wade through water that has overrun the road on my walk home from school. Continue reading “Colonial Yangon”
We’ve been back now just over a month. Comparatively with last year, the process of coming to Yangon and starting work has been a breeze. It was so nice to come back home where all of our things are, including Nell!