歲月輕狂

歲月輕狂

2011年5月17日星期二

Pagoda of Peace and Power





Myanmar has been called The Land of Gold, and that is not surprising at all when you consider just how beautiful the capital city sparkles. It exports natural resources (diamond, gold, wood). However, the money runs into the pockets of only a few, not the majority. The majority of people are still poor. Very poor. 

Many say, Myanmar is a rich nation, Myanmars are poor. That’s familiar, we are hearing almost everyday. In what way they are rich, in what way they are poor. How rich and how poor are these two? 

How rich? I do have patients who fly all the way from Myanmar to Singapore just for a routine medical check-up, annually. Bringing along with them are travel bags, which is full with SG dollars or USD (they don't use credit card). 


How poor? Little wonder, as 12 million of people living in Myanmar today have only one meal a day.

everyone is praying, except the photographer

such a cute and adorable boy

During my recent visit to Shwedagon, I was really amazed with the beauty of this pagoda, one of the most beautiful Pagoda in the world, also known as Pagoda of Peace and Power. The person who named it 'Pagoda of Peace and Power' must be a genius. As he thought this pagoda may bring in peace and power to Myanmar.

Unfortunately, peace and power never co-exist.
Let's pray for them in this special day of Vesak. Happy Vesak day!

wonder what is in her mind?



11 条评论:

Lyn Y@p 说...

卫塞节快乐,身体健康,事事如意。

Liam 说...

卫塞节快乐

阿葉 说...

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tara 说...

Power does not necessary means the Power of using force over the others. Love is Power. Compassionate is Power. Purity of mind is also Power. Peace and Power can go hand in hand. Just give it a little bit more time.

Happy Wesak Day

ni men de blog zenme mei he zhao de?

YH 说...

Tara:原来你就是传说中的高人,受教了。

no 'he zhao' as we are the only photographer there, and we never bring along tripod

墨鱼 说...

那张"Everyone is praying" 的照片很美,Shwedagon真的是缅甸人的主要精神寄托,我上次去的时候已经是夜晚,但还是人山人海!

Ah Beng 说...

the pagoda is really awesome... how much you spend for this trip?
is it expensive?

YH 说...

octopus:有没有想过再去缅甸?

Ah beng: it is one of my cheapest trip, the expenses is almost like 'cuti-cuti malaysia', but bear in mind that most of the destination there need domestic flight (about USD 75-100 for a single trip)

Ah Beng 说...

hopefully i have chance to visit there sometime in the near future.
is there any health and safety concern to be aware of?

YH 说...

malaria prophylaxis if possible, but usu no body care

Jia 说...

a very astounding view... golden pagoda with peace....