Filed under: The story behind | Tags: | November 28th, 2010
For sure the latest ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ the movie has not reached there yet.
The photo was taken at a local cinema in Heho Market, Central Myanmar.
The cinema was furnished with wooden benches and casually equipped with a simple television where the owner would screen a local movie from a VCD player. The ticket price was Kyat 400 or Rp. 3000 during that period of time when i was there.
Being able to be there was just like coming out from a time machine.
But, it was so awesome to be able to be in a place where all were so different compared to our present life.
To be able to feel how amazed it was where no none could contact nor locate my where about.
To be able to observe how the locals lived their life.
To be able to smell the distinguished mixed fragrance of their soil, bettel nuts, and wooden fire smoke coming from small food stalls around the market.
To be able to get fascinated with the strain accent of their language in my ears.
To be able to feel differently when the sun penetrated the skin of my face.
To be able to capture beautiful rare moments with my camera.
Myanmar just had its general election next month, the first one after 20 years.
The country where I spent more than 5 years of my life.
I would be back again one day….