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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 32

So, after my pictorial debut week sneakily sliced salami-style into two to bulk up the seemingly bottomless viper-pit of missing blogs, we are now back onto familiar territory: general waffle, medical vignettes, preaching the Lord Kitchener ‘country needs you’ mantra, and then back onto life in Myanmar with another hopefully amusing series of titbits as a finale.  I’m uncertain whether this is a winning formula or brings about an immediate aversion reaction – but too late to change this blogger’s routine of a Yangon-lifetime now.… Read the rest

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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 31

This is the cheeky sequel of a two-episode series, the first being week 30, which in turn was a sly follow-on to week 29 – so for anyone with sufficient stamina and a home coffee-machine to stave off stupor, they must be read in order!… Read the rest

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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 30

First up in the inaugural picture blog is thanaka. This an ochre coloured bark-paste which adorns so many of the Burmese faces and is always applied to the cheeks and quite often to the rest of the face, sometimes patterned (occasionally to a level any modern art critic would admire).… Read the rest

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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 29

Pondering as I tend to when faced with a blank page and looking for the inspirational heavenly thunderbolt to strike and get me past ‘Go’ (not helped by a yet-to-be caffeinated brain), I had one of those visionary moments. Indeed, I’m not certain why I didn’t think of it before especially as I’m a fair number of blogs behind schedule.… Read the rest

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Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 28

Ed Wilkins in Myanmar: Week 28

Blogs can easily become a process of self-indulgent navel-gazing, embellished without contradiction and, like the Christmas letter from the hedge-fund managing cousin with her Cambridge-destined children, full of successes achieved against tremendous odds. A sort of blog-heroine that only the writer ever reads and where most others get numbed by the serial drivel which alas it often is!… Read the rest

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