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MYANMAR: Heartbeat of Gentle People



The subtle chuckle of monks bathing in the river,
the perfumed smell of tiny yellow flowers hanging in the black willow of women’s hair,
the amalgam of colours echoed in the shimmering water of the lake,
the sweet taste of cheroot leaving a hint of smile in my lips,
the splash of icy water coming from the hose of the merrymakers...
all of these are memories of Myanmar playing ceaselessly in my conscious awareness.

The bottomline: Myanmar is a feast to the senses.
It is a dust of the golden past swept into the hesitant door of modernity.
Myanmar breathes life. MYANMAR is the HEARTBEAT of GENTLE PEOPLE.

With 5 other photo enthusiasts, I travelled around Myanmar between 10-16 April.
In a span of 7 days, I took 4 airplane rides, smoked 1 stick of cheroot,
drank 2 bottles of Myanmar beer, wore lungi for one afternoon,
sailed 6 hours along Inle Lake, was guided by 4 tour guides, and took over 5,000 pictures.
But Myanmar is beyond numbers. Myanmar is life.
MYANMAR is the HEARTBEAT of GENTLE PEOPLE.

This gallery will be updated regularly. Please come back for more.
Your comments will be highly appreciated.



Manuel Libres Librodo Jr.
Lambunao, Iloilo, Philippines
Currently based in Bangkok, Thailand


p r o m e n a d e
p r o m e n a d e
shell
shell
worship
worship
perfumed market
perfumed market
yellow fever
yellow fever
yellow giggle
yellow giggle
solitary
solitary
h u s t l e
h u s t l e
bustle
bustle
thanaka-cam
thanaka-cam
thanaka-posed
thanaka-posed
thanaka-possessed
thanaka-possessed
distant look
distant look
forsaken
forsaken
isolation
isolation
water festival 1
water festival 1
water festival 2
water festival 2
water festival 3
water festival 3
cleansing dip
cleansing dip
big brothers
big brothers
red, blue. white
red, blue. white
gotcha...
gotcha...
standing tall
standing tall
pagoda in a cross
pagoda in a cross
angel
angel
parasol angel
parasol angel
mama's angel
mama's angel
start, end of the line
start, end of the line
beads display
beads display
hem of light
hem of light
balance
balance
faint echo
faint echo
tattoo's canvas
tattoo's canvas
nuns on parade
nuns on parade
mother and daughter
mother and daughter
recitation
recitation
at the door
at the door
outside
outside
inside
inside
green golds
green golds
mama's love
mama's love
one corner in the market
one corner in the market
timid smile
timid smile
to each his own
to each his own
ambivalence
ambivalence
shwe dagon
shwe dagon
umbrella spectacle
umbrella spectacle
devotees
devotees
character 1
character 1
character 2
character 2
character 3
character 3
shadow
shadow
shade
shade
filter
filter
five
five
six
six
one
one
loom
loom
see-through
see-through
s p r e a d
s p r e a d
sail
sail
hanger
hanger
sychnronized
sychnronized
big red umbrella
big red umbrella
find the little boy!
find the little boy!
small green umbrella
small green umbrella
novice monks 1
novice monks 1
novice monks 2
novice monks 2
novice monks 3
novice monks 3
cheroot model
cheroot model
cheroot again
cheroot again
she's watching...
she's watching...
the man
the man
the windows
the windows
the man in the window
the man in the window
happiness is...(1)
happiness is...(1)
happiness is...(2)
happiness is...(2)
happiness is...(3)
happiness is...(3)
hanging out
hanging out
conversation
conversation
fixing up
fixing up
mirror 1
mirror 1
mirror 2
mirror 2
the final pose
the final pose
guess who 1
guess who 1
guess who 2
guess who 2
guess who 3
guess who 3
punk
punk
cool!
cool!
the merrymaker
the merrymaker
edge
edge
somersault
somersault
mirror
mirror
charm 1
charm 1
charm 2
charm 2
charm 3
charm 3
cold pavement 1
cold pavement 1
cold pavement 2
cold pavement 2
cold pavement 3
cold pavement 3
comfort 1
comfort 1
comfort 2
comfort 2
comfort 3
comfort 3