Saturday, January 17, 2004

Happy New Year!

I hope you had fun welcoming a new year

My Internet Access

I am still not happy that my dial-up account doesn't have telnet, ssh access to a server outside Burma. What a shame! Signing up for free e-mails from yahoo and hotmail is also banned.

The following picture is the denied access page to Yahoo free e-mail site.



Google search for Diversity Visa Lottery from US banned



BARS (Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies program at Myanmar Institute of Theology)

BARS started again last week after Christmas break. It was wonderful to be back from our mission trip. We went to Kya Inn Seik Ky, southern Burma. We had learned so much about rural lives from the trip. Watching "Survivor" doesn't feel like a real thing. Here is the real people living the real lives.





Some of the students from our group washed their faces using the water to wash visitors' feet. In villages, they have big pots of water in front of their houses for their visitors to wash their feet.




Students and I have so much fun and excitement from the trip. The following picture was taken while we were crossing the river on the way to one of the villages. The primary means of transportation was bullock cart.




The villagers earn their living by farming. Here are a lot of palm trees.



BARS students on the bus from Mudon to Kya Inn Seik Gyi







Palm trees along the road




Lwin Moe, a traveller: Burmese style




Trip to Than Daung Gyi

I took another trip to Than Daung Gyi, northern Karen State, right after Kya Inn Seik Kyi grip. Than Daung Gyi is a small town up on the mountain. The weather is nice up there. We slept in a building on the top of the mountain new-year night. The sun-rise was so beautiful on new-year day. Here is a picture of the sun-rise and me on a new-year day.



Lwin Moe on Naw Mu Paw mountain




Steve on Naw Mu Paw mountain