Saturday, January 29, 2011

Aung San Suu Kyi's message (Davos, January 28, 2011)

Aung San Suu Kyi sent a message to the World Economic Forum in Davos. Excerpts:

I would like to request those who have invested or who are thinking of investing in Burma to put a premium on respect for the law, on environmental and social factors, on the rights of workers, on job creation and on the promotion of technological skills.

Such an approach would not only be in line with a global sense of responsibility, it would lead in the long run to greater benefits for all concerned. I look forward to the day when there will be a political and social environment that is favourable to a wide range of investments in Burma. We are certainly in need of innovation and diversification if our country is to fulfil the aspirations of its people and catch up with the rest of the world.

I would like to appeal to all those present at this gathering to use their particular opportunities and skills as far as possible to promote national reconciliation, genuine democratization, human development and economic growth in Burma that our people may in turn be able make their own contribution towards a safer happier world.



Friday, January 28, 2011

A new chapter

I was busy trying to graduate and wasting time on Facebook during the last few months. To quote Ma K, going to Facebook is like going to a bazaar. I would add a bazaar in Burma to her metaphor :). We gossip and check what other people are up to. I was just busy checking other people's statuses on Facebook. Other than that, I was crazy with projects and final exams so that I could graduate in December with my M.A. in Linguistics. 

After my graduation, which I didn't attend, in December, I took a trip out west to Arizona. I had some photos on Facebook if you are my friends on Facebook. 

Well, that explains my silence here on this blog. Now that I am back in Fort Wayne, Indiana, I feel like I need to catch up with writing instead of wasting time on Facebook. 

Let me update what's going on with me. I will start a new job in Ann Arbor at Linguist List. I am excited and looking forward to it. This will be a new chapter in my life. I will be programming in linguistics domain. I still want to go on a Ph.D. program part-time. But I don't know how convenient it will be. I will have to wait and see. My immediate goal is to make some money since I am so broke now. I also need to get married sooner rather than later.

Enough of ranting for now.