Share Your World – June 26, 2017

MZ is sharing her world with all of you.

What goals are you working on now?

I need a lot of money to actually achieve the real goal of my life.  I want to help as many people to overcome poverty.  So what goal am I working on now – I play the lottery once a week, the ticket that is worth US$1, but the win is a few millions.

What is the one thing you’re glad you tried but you never do again?

I am not glad that I did it and I wish that I never started.  That was smoking.  I quit stone cold 13 years back.

Did you choose your profession or did it choose you?

It was neither!  My brother “recommended” and chose IT for me.  Makes money he said; he was right, but a lot of gray hair.  I chose project management 6 months ago.  The same.  Again, working toward my goal to winning the lottery so I won’t need a profession anymore but be a millionaire.

Have you gotten lost?

No, I have never gotten lost in the real world.  It’s strange and funny though.  I do get lost in dreams. I am often heading to the airport, and I find myself on the wrong route or I turn up I don’t know where.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week, I donated some cash to an old lady who needed money.  I am grateful I was able to do so.  Today is the start of a new week; I am grateful that I can enjoy life as it comes.

Share Your World – June 26, 2017

Food Market Hall

Our office was closed today.  Cho and I decided to roam the town to a place we heard that opened recently – the DeKalb Market Hall.  It is located in the borough of Brooklyn (a total of five boroughs in the city of New York).  It is a new era in Brooklyn’s history as a culinary center.  There is a total of 40 vendors reflecting various cultural and ethnic diversity. 



It was a beautiful and “tasty” experience as we walked around to explore the stalls.  Tried the Japanese Crepes, a bit different from the French crepe, but delicious all the same!



What’s in a name – contd.

Cho’s parents named their daughters by seniority. Most Burmese families do not take their father’s last name. Cho is the first born, so last name given is “Oo” (pronounced OOH). Second in line, last name given is “Latt”, meaning middle born, and third daughter and youngest, “Htwe” (pronounced TWAY).

Despite the lack of an inclusion of a flower in their names, they have their chosen favorites.

Cho is a fan of the ROSE, Latt is a fan of the ORCHID and Htwe is a fan of the PLUMERIA/FRANGIPANI.


By the way, MZ’s last name, like all her siblings take her father’s name. Names in Myanmar all depend on the parents’ preference.


What’s in a name?

MZ’s parents named all his daughters with flower names. Eldest daughter is named after the satinwood flower – “Yuzana” in Burmese. The middle daughter, who is MZ, in actual fact is short for “Myinzu”; it is a rare orchid that can only be found in the dense jungles of Asia. The youngest daughter is named after the jasmine “Sabai”.  The flowers are posted below in order.

Both the satinwood and jasmine have their own wonderful unique scent; MZ doesn’t know how hers is ☹ but she was lucky enough to have been shared a rare photo of her “name”.

Cho and her two sisters aren’t named after flowers but they have their favorites flowers; that is another post to follow soon.


Satinwood = Yuzana


?  = Myinzu


Jasmine = Sabai

Share Your World – June 19, 2017

This is MZ’s share your world

What is something that people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
Cell phones but not criticizing anyone

What quirky things do people do where you are from?
Tell you how fat or thin, short or tall you are

What are some things you wish you could unlearn?
Not to be mean when I am angry and hurt

Who is someone that you miss having in your life?
My mom who passed away at 62, but glad to still have my Dad who’s 99 BUT half a way across the world in Myanmar and I am in New York (only 8,404 miles J )

Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Last week – family and friends. This week – family and friends

Share Your World – June 19, 2017

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