Floating lanterns // Chinese New Year 🏮
Burmese student looking straight into the camera. One of my favorite picture I took in 2018 📷
Burmese kid wearing Thanaka 🌿
If you visit Myanmar, you’ll notice that a lot of people’s faces are covered with a white / yellow paste. This paste is called Thanaka, named after the tree it comes from. Burmese people use Thanaka to protect their skin from the sun, and also because it gives a nice cooling sensation. Women also use Thanaka as a natural cosmetic to keep their skin young and smooth.
Some inspiring words from Malaysian MMA fighter @giannisubba
👊 I’m glad I got the opportunity to interview and film him last week for @onechampionship.
I wish him the best of luck for his upcoming fight in Kuala Lumpur on December 7 ⚔️
Novice monks enjoying the sun before heading back to the prayer room ⛩ As young as 7 years old, the novice monks of Myanmar grow up together in their monastery, forming a brotherhood of close connections. Becoming a monk also means free education. An opportunity that the poorest families often take.