Note: 1. Lahu Baptist Church in Visalia, California (ca)
Name: Lahu Baptist Church Street: 1248 N Willis StVisalia, ca 93291-3302 Phone: (559) 625-43831
2. About shan people, you can go to google and type "Shan in California", you will see the information.
3. About Chinese people, you no need to type nothing because you can see the Chinese all over the world with your naked eyes!
Naturally when I say I am from Burma, people think I am Burmese. Yes..... they are correct, but only half. By blood, I have no one drop of Burmese Blood. Put it this way....When someone told me "I am American!".. I like to dig out their blood line. This curiosity is always under my skin. I wish people starting to ask me what kind of people am I from Burma when I answered I am from "Burma".. Well..now I am American, one of those American form by white, black, yellow, red and chocolate or molatoes! I am a yellow American and very very proud of it! There is two more yellow of my father side and one yellow of my mother side in USA. Another one yellow of my mother side but she is in UK doing her PhD.
In Burma we have Shan, Kachin, Chin, Mong, Yakhin,Karan, Kaw, Lahu, Pa o,Yao, Mao and Myan Mar. What's a neat thing right? (Well... except the Junta. They are no neat but bunch of nut balls.) In each of this people divided into so many blood lines again. Example: In Shan, Mountain Shan and land Shan. In Lahu people we have red, black, yellow Lahu ( I am so happy that there is none green Lahu). Would you believe me if I tell you that there is a Lahu village in California or there is a Kachin town (like China town) in Jacksonville, fl. or a bunch of Chin people in Miami?? Believe me that I saw it, I heard it, that is true! On behalf of Burmese People (I should say, Shan, Lahu, Chin and Kachin), if I can, I will say "Thank You Uncle Sam!!" You are good and promise you that I will be a good relative of yours.
Once Pi Twe took me to Tampa, Fl..... I tell you there is a Temple full of Thai people in Sunday Temple market which made me, I was in Thailand! So many Thai pinicing there. A kind of recreation and was fun day for me. I heard the first "Sawadee" there after along time in Florida.
In Burma people greet each other saying "Minglaba!!" the same as Thai, "Sawadee"... But in up north of Thailand and some part of Burma, Shan people they greet each other "Yu Lee Ha"..means "How Are You?"...
In America, mostly people greet differently. "Good morning" from my in law, "Hello how are you" from neighbour,"Hey Helen, What's up!" from my Tennis Coach John and Adula, "Hi there" from my friends, some time from elderly people saying " Sweetie, Honey and Pumpkin".. The best one is "Yo! you little yellow!"...it is call by a special lady, she is black and I like her a lot. What ever I said something to her, she laughed so loud and so friendly. OK to day I wish you all...."Minglaba", but my favours one is.........
Hi there! nice , easy and friendly.
Asia » Burma » Inle Lake
March 20th 2006 by ablondon
Fishing at Dawn
Inle lake is spectacular.Myanmar First Impressions
Millitary rulling is not the way to go. Though Myanmar lacks a lot of basic infrastructure, phones, internet, electricity, it still manages to be a wonderful place.
Somehow a military run government has created some of the kindest people I have ever met.
I decided to forgoe trying to get a plane ticket and just go overland to Myanmar. I entered the country at 10:02 am on March 15th. Start the clock that means I have 28 days or exactly 672 hours in Myanmar. I have decided to call this country Myanmar because I have learned Burmese in only one of some 35 different tribes that make up Myanmar. Thus the name Myanmar Encompases all of these differnt people.
Back to my story...
I entered via land. The lady at the border office was extrmely nice and called the airport to see if there were any flights. It turned out I couldn't get to Mandalay as planned but I could get to Inle lake, second option. I figure I was going to go there anyways so why not just head there first. I had a "taxi" or a guy on a motor scooter .
Rowing at sunset: They row with their legs. check it outtake me out to the airport. We bargained for a while. he started at 2 dollars I got him down to 1.50. Though I think I still got screwed. I ended up giving an extra 25cents as a tip cuz he told me about his 4 kids and how he dreamed of comming to America. That story gets me everytime.
I showed up at the aiport only to have some guy with an AK-47 tell me to wait. I decided it was best to do what he said. The flight was kind of exciting "slash" scary. It worked more like a bus as we took off and landed twice in our twin propeller plane before we got to my final destination. Sidenote: My seat was next to the propeller and it was making funny sounds I fellt like at any moment it was gong to fly of and come into the cabin. I figured if I leaned forward far enough it was going to miss me.
Anyways. Arived in Heho only to find out I was still 1.5 hours from my final destination. Decidied to walk instead of getting ripped of by a taxi driver, ended up meeting .
Thanaka: Everyone where's this stuff...it is a protection from the sun...mad from woodtwo Myranmese people. One who gave me all the info I needed, and the other who offered me a ride on his scooter, for fee of course. He turned off his motorbike at the top of the big hill and he cruised in Neutral for about 20 minutes. Anything to save a buck
Found an awesome hotel in Nyunshwe....called "Remember in". Satalite Tv, Hbo, and my own bamboo room, private bathroom and breakfast, $5. Not bad. Also had a "traditional burmese massage" where the guy walked on my back on my legs. Pretty painful but i went to bed at 8pm because i was so relaxed.
Took a long bike ride my first day. The seat bruised my butt, but it was worth it. Had lunch for about 50 censt. The cool thing with burmese food is that when you order, you really never know what you're going to get. Example: I ordered noodles with vegetables. What did the bring out? Noodles with vegatable, soup, tomatoes, and tea. They also bring all of your food out at the same time. It's always a surprise. I love it, I'm going on another trekk for two days.