Monday, 15 April 2013

A bout My bestfriend

My bestfriend name is Min Thin Min Kyaw. His age is 13 years old. Wherever I go to Kaw Bhin he follow me. Wherever he go to field i follow his. Today is he play water festival village. He is good to me. He live in Kaw Goe village Mon state. I love my bestfriend.  

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Valentine and Marie lived with their poor grandmother. On Christmas Eve, just as these three people sat down for supper, there came a knock. A sweet voice called, “Let me in! I am a little child. I am cold and hungry! Please, good people let me in!”
      Valentine and Marie ran to open the door and said, “Come in, friend. We have not much more than you have, but what we have we will share with you.”
      The children shared their bread with him. Then they said, “Come, lie down in our bed. We will sleep on the bench before the fire tonight.”
      Valentine and Marie lay down on the bench before the fire and then they fell asleep. At midnight, Marie woke up her brother and whispered, “Valentine, listen to the beautiful music at the window.”
      Valentine rubbed his eyes and listened. He heard the most wonderful singing and the sweet notes of a harp. The children crept to the window and looked out. They saw a rosy light in the east and the stranger Child. He was clad in a golden garment, and wore a glistening, golden crown upon his soft hair.
      Sweetly, he spoke to the children, “For the generosity and pity that you showed me tonight, I will leave with you my blessing.” Then the stranger Child took out a bough of a fir tree and planted it in the ground, saying “This bough shall grow into a tree, and every year, it shall bear Christmas fruit for you.”
      And, as Valentine and Marie looked on the wonder, the fir bough grew, and grew, and grew, into a stately Christmas tree, laden with golden apples, silver nuts, and lovely toys. And after that, every year at Christmas wonderful fruits.

At The Library

         There is a library in my school. Inside the library, there are many shelves full of books.
         There are many types of books in the library. There are also newspapers and magazines.Many pupils are st the tables reading story books. Some are looking through the books displayed on the shelves.
         I usually come to the library to study or do my homework. It is more comfortable as it is quiet and air-conditioned.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

The Year Of The Snade

Today is the first day of the Year of the Snake in the 12 year cycle of the Chinese calendar. In myth, religion and symbolism snakes are almost universally regarded as positive. Ophion was a sort of Greek creator or overseer of the world. Mercury and Hermes the Roman and Greek messengers of the gods carried a staff with two intertwined snakes on it. The rod of Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing, had a snake twisted up it. Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent was the Aztec creator, and the Egyptian pharaohs always had a snake on the front of their crowns, although I don’t know why. One of the few malign snake deities was the Egyptian Apep, god of chaos. It was probably he who caused the ancient Hebrews to  regard the snake as evil, and hence the Bible creation myth of Adam and Eve being tempted by Satan in the form of a snake. 
In Buddhism the snake occasionally has a negative role as when it represents hatred in the centre of the Wheel of Life, the pig representing delusion and the cock greed, the three always depicted biting the other. But as with most traditions  Buddhism more often gives it a positive associations. The most significant of these, as mentioned in the Vinaya, is the incident that took place during the Buddha’s third week after his enlightenment. A violent rain storm broke out and the naga (snake or dragon) Mucalinda coiled himself around the Buddha seven times and opened his cobra-like head over him to shelter him (Vin.I,3).   
Some say it points to the Buddha’s seven chakras being opened, chakrameaning ‘coiled energy.’ Ingenious but unconvincing. The numerous tantric texts give different numbers of chakras, from one to over 30. Andcharka does not mean ‘coiled energy’, it just means circle or centre. Another explanation, perhaps more convincing, is that the story was meant to give a role, albeit a minor one,  to the various snake spirits and deities worshipped in Magadha at the time, to sideline them as mere minders or bodyguards to the guy who really mattered – the Buddha.
Anyway Xin Nian Kuai Le to all my Chinese readers.

STATISTIC Status: Indigenous Group Population: 8 millions (Burma) & 114,500 (Thailand) Areas: Mon State, Bago Division, Irrawaddy Delta of Burma and southern border of Thai-Myanmar Language: Mon Religion: Theravada Buddhism UNPO REPRESENTATIONThe Mon people are represented in UNPO by the Mon Unity League (MUL). OVERVIEW GEOGRAPHY The former Monland in Burma covers three regions stretching over the whole of lower Burma, namely Tenasserim, Pegu and Irrawaddy. The Mon State borders Thailand to the east and Andaman Sea to the west, and includes many small islands along 566 km of coastline. POPULATION There are believed to be around 800,000 people who claim Mon ancestry and retain their culture and language but the majority of the Mon, possibly 4 million, are absorbed into Burmese language and society. ECONOMY Orchards and rubber plantations are found in the mountainous area, while paddy fields and salt fields along the coastline of Mon State occupy most flat lands. Fishing is another traditional occupation of the local people. Only top Burmese military leaders and foreign companies have access to natural resources such as forest and onshore and offshore mineral resources. At the present time one of the biggest investments in the exploitation of natural gas reserves is in Mon State. HISTORICAL BACKGROUNDThe Mon was one of the earliest distinct groups to occupy Burma, moving into the area possibly as early as 1500 BCE. The first Mon Kingdom, Suwarnabhumi, was founded around the port of Thaton in 300 BCE. They were converted to Theravada Buddhism in the 200s BCE. The Mon prospered in southern Burma until around 1000 when they came under pressure from new ethnic groups arriving from the north. Successive waves of Burmese and Thai groups slowly eroded the Mon kingdoms until their final collapse. The last Mon kingdom was Hongsavatoi, which fell to the Burmese in 1757. The British conquered Burma, including the Mon territories, in 1824, after the Second Anglo-Burmese War. The Mon aided the British in the overthrow of the Burmese. The British promised Mon their own leadership and recognition after defeating the Burmese; however, Mon sovereignty was never realized. In 1947, the Mon presented a demand to safeguard their rights after independence, but the Prime Minister of Burma rejected it saying that no separate national rights for the Mon would be contemplated. Despite this, Mon National Day was created to celebrate the ancient founding of the Mon Kingdom of Hongsawatoi, the last Mon Kingdom, which had its seat in Pegu. The desires of the ruling Burmese were forcefully imposed on the Mon people and resulted in a civil war. The Mon revolted against the central Burmese government in 1962 through the New Mon State Party (NMSP). A partially autonomous Mon state, Monland, was created in 1974 covering Tenasserim, Pegu and Irrawaddy. Resistance continued until 1995 when NMSP and SLORC agreed to a cease-fire. The following year the Mon Unity League was founded (MUL). That same year, the Mon people joined UNPO in their struggle for democracy and the preservation of human rights in Burma. In 1997, SLORC was replaced with the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), and the military junta continues to terrorize all people in Burma. Although there is no fighting between NMSP and SPDC troops, the human rights situation in Mon State has not improved. SPDC continues to violate human rights despite the condition of the cease-fire agreement. Population displacement as a result of oil and gas pipelines being built through the Mon land continues to be a serious issue and no compensation is provided for those who are forced off their land. The printing of books in the Mon language has been outlawed and Mon schools are either closed or remain in terrible conditions because no funding is provided for their upkeep or repair. International communities have repeatedly condemned the SPDC for its bad human rights records including forced labour, arbitrary detention, population transfer, confiscation, rape, etc. The Mon remained a repressed and defiant group in Burma. The Mon also continues to face issues as refugees in neighbouring. Thailand where, although camps have been set up, there has been evidence that Thai officials in the camps harass and in some cases evict thousands of Mon refugees and force them back into Burma. CURRENT ISSUE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM Illegal logging and deforestation are two major issues with a tremendous impact upon the Mon. They not only rob the Mon people of viable economic opportunities, but the process of cutting down trees and the constant deforestation endanger the natural habitat as well as animals and wildlife, which are main sources of food and nourishment for many Mon people. The creation of oil pipelines through Monland is also a serious issue, greatly disrupting the natural habitat and land of the Mon people, and causing various security concerns. Forced labor for the creation of infrastructure is also a grave problem. CULTURE AND LANGUAGE LANGUAGE The Mon language is part of the Monic Mon-Khmer branch of the Austro-Asiatic family, related to Vietnamese and Khmer. The writing system is Indic based. The Mon language is spoken by the Mon people of South-eastern Myanmar (Lower Burma) and several Mon communities in Thailand. Most of the people in Mon State speak Mon, but the official language is Burmese. The Mon has never been allowed to teach in their native language. RELIGION The predominant religion among the Mon is Buddhism, and they are believed to have brought Buddhism to Burma. The Mon have their own distinct language, dance, music, art and stories, but they are often forbidden to speak or instruct in Mon language and are not allowed to publicly celebrate National Mon day. 

The Sun

The Sun is the star at the center of the Solar System. It is almost perfectly spherical and consists of hot plasma interwoven with magnetic fields.[12][13] It has a diameter of about 1,392,684 km,[5] about 109 times that of Earth, and its mass (about 2×1030 kilograms, 330,000 times that of Earth) accounts for about 99.86% of the total mass of the Solar System.[14] Chemically, about three quarters of the Sun's mass consists of hydrogen, while the rest is mostly helium. The remainder (1.69%, which nonetheless equals 5,628 times the mass of Earth) consists of heavier elements, including oxygencarbonneon and iron, among others.[15]
The Sun formed about 4.6 billion years ago from the gravitational collapse of a region within a largemolecular cloud. Most of the matter gathered in the center, while the rest flattened into an orbiting disk that would become the Solar System. The central mass became increasingly hot and dense, eventually initiating thermonuclear fusion in its core. It is thought that almost all other stars form by this process. The Sun's stellar classification, based on spectral class, is G2V, and is informally designated as a yellow dwarf, because its visible radiation is most intense in the yellow-green portion of the spectrum and although its color is white, from the surface of the Earth it may appear yellow because of atmospheric scattering of blue light.[16] In the spectral class label, G2 indicates itssurface temperature of approximately 5778 K (5505 °C), and V indicates that the Sun, like most stars, is a main-sequence star, and thus generates its energy by nuclear fusion of hydrogen nucleiinto helium. In its core, the Sun fuses 620 million metric tons of hydrogen each second.
Once regarded by astronomers as a small and relatively insignificant star, the Sun is now thought to be brighter than about 85% of the stars in the Milky Way galaxy, most of which are red dwarfs.[17][18]The absolute magnitude of the Sun is +4.83; however, as the star closest to Earth, the Sun is the brightest object in the sky with an apparent magnitude of −26.74.[19][20] The Sun's hot coronacontinuously expands in space creating the solar wind, a stream of charged particles that extends to the heliopause at roughly 100 astronomical units. The bubble in the interstellar medium formed by the solar wind, the heliosphere, is the largest continuous structure in the Solar System.[21][22]
The Sun is currently traveling through the Local Interstellar Cloud (near to the G-cloud) in the Local Bubble zone, within the inner rim of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way galaxy.[23][24] Of the 50 nearest stellar systems within 17 light-years from Earth (the closest being a red dwarf named Proxima Centauri at approximately 4.2 light-years away), the Sun ranks fourth in mass.[25] The Sun orbits the center of the Milky Way at a distance of approximately 24,00026,000 light-years from the galactic center, completing one clockwise orbit, as viewed from the galactic north pole, in about 225–250 million years. Since our galaxy is moving with respect to the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) in the direction of the constellation Hydra with a speed of 550 km/s, the Sun's resultant velocity with respect to the CMB is about 370 km/s in the direction of Crater or Leo.[26]
The mean distance of the Sun from the Earth is approximately 149.6 million kilometers (1 AU), though the distance varies as the Earth moves from perihelion in January to aphelion in July.[27] At this average distance, light travels from the Sun to Earth in about 8 minutes and 19 seconds. Theenergy of this sunlight supports almost all life on Earth by photosynthesis,[28] and drives Earth'sclimate and weather. The enormous effect of the Sun on the Earth has been recognized sinceprehistoric times, and the Sun has been regarded by some cultures as a deity. An accurate scientific understanding of the Sun developed slowly, and as recently as the 19th century prominent scientists had little knowledge of the Sun's physical composition and source of energy. This understanding is still developing; there are a number of present day anomalies in the Sun's behavior that remain unexplained.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

My Self

        My name is Krat Nyan. I am 13 year old. I come from Myanmar village. I have been one year in Malaysia. I stady at Mon Refugee Chilsren Educat Centre un standard -3. Istay at Jalam Pudu Pasa. My father name is Nai Ong Mon. My mothe name is Mi Than Than Sin. My younger sister name is Mi Phuy Phuy San. My best friend name is Min Thin Min Kyaw. I like to play computer. I want to teach English Subject, Mon Subject, computer Subject. I very happy day is Mon Nalional day 67th at Malaysia. Iwant to go KLCC. I want to be a good singer. I like to read storybook. I wood to drink lemon. My birthday is in march.