Posts Tagged ‘Rudyard Kipling’

In Myanmar, tensions simmer between locals and Chinese newcomers

November 25, 2012
Chinese Burmese businessman Win Lei Yi wistfully acknowledged that he had ‘heard the same thing myself’ about how many Burmese were unhappy about a huge influx of Chinese into this city in central Myanmar. The Chinese, and the money and trade opportunities that they bring with them, pose a stiff challenge to U.S. President Barack Obama, who was in Myanmar on Monday. Obama is trying to re-orient U.S. foreign policy from Europe and the Middle East to Asia to compete with China. Photograph by: Matthew Fisher/Postmedia News , Postmedia News. MANDALAY, Myanmar — A Chinese trader beat a Burmese boy in Mandalay’s jade market last week, thinking the youth had stolen about $574 Cdn from him. The Chinese visitor had to be rescued from a hostile Burmese mob.

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Attitude determines altitude

January 11, 2012

Shared from Attitude determines altitude By SHAD SALEEM FARUQI from the Star

To seek and attain inner peace, live simply, think deeply, act nobly; and leave the world a better place than you found it.

In the journey of life, a new destination beckons you. We, the friends of your parents, pray fervently that your journey on the highway of life will be successful; that you will blaze new trails; that the road ahead will lead you to many summits; and that each panoramic view will stir in you a striving for the horizons beyond.

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