Top 5 Socially Responsible Businesses in Yangon

Top 5 Socially Responsible Businesses in Yangon Want to shop, eat or do some business in Yangon and feel that you are actually making a difference at the same time?  Look no further than these five companies which have all sprung up around town in the last three years.   Whilst Corporate Social Responsibility has become … Continue reading Top 5 Socially Responsible Businesses in Yangon

Trade Mark Caution

I love the Myanmar Times; the English version that is.  Probably the most popular newspaper with expats, it has a circulation of around 500 000.  I have subscribed for the past year and it gets delivered to my house every Monday (which is a good job because it’s actually quite hard to find in stores … Continue reading Trade Mark Caution

The Cola Wars

The Cola WarsSo Pepsi fired the first salvo in the Cola Wars by announcing, the day after (US) sanctions were lifted, that it would be manufacturing and distributing in Myanmar asap.  There are now rather disturbingly large billboards around town featuring some guy called Messi who apparently drinks Pepsi. This does not make me want … Continue reading The Cola Wars

Banking in Burma

I went to the bank last week.  Not something to write home about, you might think, we all go to the bank now and again (or do we?  Surely it’s all cybervirtual banking these days?).  In any case, this was an eye opener.Contrary to popular belief there are banks here, and even ATM’s these days. … Continue reading Banking in Burma

Oscar Jack

Oscar Jack Wilson was born on Wednesday 4th January 2012 by elective c-section at Samitivej Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. He weighed 4kgs and was 52cms long. Healthy and happy he’s breastfeeding like a pro and all the family are delighted and exhausted in equal measure. Alfie in particular has been a great big brother and is … Continue reading Oscar Jack

Blowing My Own Trumpet

18.11.11 Blowing my own trumpet Almost a year in our new home and I can’t believe how quickly that time has gone. There was a period, early on, when time seemed to have slowed to a standstill but after the first three months I think it accelerated and here we are, a month away from … Continue reading Blowing My Own Trumpet

Internet Access

So this is the message we get every time we try to access the internet: To browse Internet, please click Accept ________________________________________ Dear Valued Customers, “On 17 October 2011, Due to the failure of SEA-ME-WE 3 submarine fiber optic cable, the Internet connection was unstable. It is being fixed by concerned personnel and during this … Continue reading Internet Access