Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Basic food court dish

When you are in foreign country, you probably want to try their local food and that’s the reason of all the following dishes. Nobody even think of having noodle soup or fried noodle for dinner since they grew up eating rice on everyday basic. After considering all available options, like sushi, suki, KFC, everyone chooses to eat at the food court where they find a lot of dishes with appealing textures and tastes. Well, they are not complaining about the tastes, so I guess those dishes were delicious enough. There is no interesting point here, but I would like to thank everyone to let me take pictures of their plates before they got a chance to eat their food. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Hello Bangkok, Goodbye Yangon 13!

Though I hadn’t met any of my friend this time around in Yangon, I did have a great time: eating, reading, talking with my sisters, etc. My eating habit had changed from a meal to several snacks especially when I went out with my youngest sister and my lovely niece. We were eating mostly street food, from noodle salad, tea, and pork intestine’s stand to lassi. But for that particular evening, my hubby’s classmates treated us at Signature Garden Restaurant (Corner of Kaba Aye Pagoda Road & Kan Yeik Thar Road, Kandawgyi Relaxation Zone, Bahan Towhsip). Everything was delicious, and the view is absolutely amazing. Even if the food is half as good as the actual taste, I would definitely go there again as I love sitting @ clean, comfortable, open-air, relaxed ambiance.

The price? I only remember the Chicken Burger  and Fish and Chips cost 3,800 Kyats and 5,000 Kyats respectively. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hello Bangkok, Goodbye Yangon 12!

Dear MAI,

Thank you so much for your easygoing policy regarding the luggage and I honestly didn’t expect to be asked: “Is that all?” from the staff at the Bangkok airport. The care and the food during the flight were good enough for me. I arrived safely to Yangon and was whisked through immigration, and customs. Well, since my luggage is not as big as some travelers, the officers let me pass without a blink. I did disappoint with some porters (though I specifically asked them not to, and asked tips for the help). I understand that 1000 Kyats/person is nothing but I really don’t want to spend 3000Kyats for just lifting the luggage from the cart and put them in the car. 

Do you expect to read some bad or good things about the services? Here is my impression: I am glad that you now have your own lounge @ Yangon airport where we can enjoy a variety of food and drinks, surfing the net (Yahoo, and Blogspot) without disruption, and other activities. 8$/person is actually not a bad deal given the food and services.  The fact that I had to forgo my seat to other passenger made me realize some very important thing: My golden land hasn’t changed a bit. I don’t mind giving my seat to some monks or an old lady or a patient, but I did feel awkward giving my seat to a middle-aged man with no apparent handicap. Since being not on the schedule is not unusual for you, I don’t want to make a big new about it for sure. As your candid passenger, I would like to see you improve your services in every way and hope to see you soon.