Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tea in Burma..

Today, I'd like to share a story about the village of Kayin Chaung,

which is 2 hours away from the city of  Yangon in Burma..

the journey took us on a boat ride.. 

pass fishing villages..

to the quiet and quaint village centre....


Especially so, this story will evolve around the children who experienced
Cyclone Nargis

Now, nearly 3 years later, life goes on.....

 "the entrepreneur"

 the student who only wanted to practice her English..(so proud of her)

happy kids,  playful kids....

and their amazing resilience and bravery...



These children came to the clinic as they apparently experienced partial hearing loss
after Nargis.. Thankfully it wasn't serious.. 

and after a day's work, we had a sumptuous lunch of local village food
followed by
burmese pickled tea leaves eaten with fried nuts served with tea...

and so this is Yangon....



Happy Tuesday everyone..
steph

9 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

yes happy tea on tuesday to you Steph, your photos are just wonderful! thanks for taking me along!! xx's

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I have seen photos and pictures like these temples in my Asian books, but you are SO lucky to experience this first hand.

And of course, the children look SO happy. I can only imagine the devastation the cyclone must have taken and the miraculous recovery of the village and the children. I am in total awe of this post and the way you showed the village and children.

dosfishes said...

What a gorgeous place Steph, and such happy faces glowing with inner joy despite such a traumatic thing. Thanks for sharing your world with us. xox corrine

Kimmie said...

Oh my goodness - you live in such a beautiful part of the world! Beautiful people and beautiful places! Those children are indeed very courageous! I can't imagine enduring cyclone winds with such little protection from them!

Thank you so much for the tour! That made my day!

hugs, Kimmie

Halle said...

Breathtaking photos. Those children are so adorable...I want to squeeze them!! Thanks for the journey from my computer chair!

~*~Patty S said...

thank you for sharing these precious children with us...how wonderful that you could be there with them Steph...I know that your presence made a difference in their lives

blessings sweet friend
oxo
p.s. hoping you feel good as new very soon!

Amy said...

wait.
What?!
I am here, waiting for the Cable Guy to Fix My Internet Connection RIghtNow... and you are cruising about having a superduper time...
what kind of Baloney is that?

You are quite a photographer, by the way.
Xx,
Amy

Nancy said...

Love the photos of the people especially 'the entrepreneur', she is beautiful and brave--even tho she looks shy. The bridge photo is beautiful! I missed this posting on tea day and so glad I came back :)

Susan Williamson said...

What a magical trip. Thanks for sharing this with us because it's a place I will probably never be able to visit, or even imagined existed.