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the simple life

"One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Burmese TV

Great news for Burmese friends here.

If you have seen Burmese television before, you know how depressing it is.

Especially the news.

In a heavily controlled media environment, the newscasters read directly from a script in front of them. They are not allowed to ad lib and nothing must be added to the script.

It's funny how when you're traveling, you switch on the television to somehow counter the loneliness.

In Burma, you will rather switch off the television cos it can be really depressing to watch the news or the really cheesy music videos.

Then again, the hotel I was at (Summit Parkview) was showing the VideoFashion channel.

Naked boobs and all.

You can argue that Burma has a more liberal media environment than Singapore.

By the way, I love a hotel with table tennis facilities. In Burma, the Sedona has a great room with mirrors.

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