Street food in Dakar & suburbs 4: the construction

On every street corner, too, various street food outlets compete for customers with other types of businesses. These places are either "canteens" or garages of houses transformed into catering spaces with a large table and wooden benches around for customers, or metal or wooden kiosks glued to a wall or by the roadside.

The materials used are numerous: stainless steel or plastic or glass containers, spoons, dishes, a gas bottle or coal furnace, plastic basins for laundry, a few 20-litre oil cans recycled into water reserves and a stack of newspaper used as packaging.

Cloth as vehicle of Malian crisis

This large cotton boubou, well sewn, shows one of the designs that reflect the Malian crisis. The product comes from Douentza (located in the 5th region of Mali). The elements seen on the boubou illustrate the proliferation of the crisis. The arrangement of the designs forms a chain of problems. Each element is in the form of a hook and the two small dashes from top to bottom show the continuation of the chain.

Identity of food and the vendor

Bruno to vendor: Are you a Moor?

Vendor: “I am a Pulaar (ethnic group from Senegal) sir, and I am from Lao Air. You can't read? It's nevertheless well written on my beautiful stove! - - aere lao cité baratal fouta toro.  ... I know this way of preparing meat better than the Moors. It is a job, like any other, that does not belong to any ethnic group."

Weaving Luntaya Acheik Then and Now: The Making of Myanmar Traditional Dress

It is the further findings of the author U Shwe Htun's Lunyakyaw Kyogyi Acheik . He discusses the various patterns which have been continuously woven from Innwa period to until now. Although the fabric in the late Colony period was the full breadth and width cloth with sparseless designs, they change to wear the sparse designs now. The three types of acheik ( mulamuhman kyogyi acheik to khitthit kyogyi acheik and fashion kyogyi acheik) are innovated to weave step by step. The first occurred mulamuhman kyogyi acheik is not now woven anywhere in Myanmar.

Street food in Dakar & suburbs 1: New eating habits

Depending on the time of day, meals with varied menus are served to this very diverse clientele. For breakfast, for example, the saleswomen have bowls on a table, each containing a sauce to make a sandwich, at the customer's discretion, on site or to take away, wrapped in newspaper:

"Arame provides its customers with three long benches. On his table are bowls containing mayonnaise, tuna, pea sauce, spaghetti, French fries, canned meat, ndambé etc. It adds seasonings and spices (chilli, pepper, broth) to foods to suit the taste of customers.

Curriculum and Fostering Pride in Locality

Dr. Thidar Htwe Win drew small engagement curriculum to foster value and connection of the local children with their locality. To do this, the school children were asked - "what is the most beautiful and valuable places for them in their village and around it."  By asking like this, we could draw out what the children unconsiously valued.

At the very first they were too shy to speak in front of the crowd. We persuaded them with incentive of rewarding them with cute stickers. This helped them to become more engaged. We could even create a competitive environment among them.

The impact of urban life: Interactions from the field

The school children of the Htantaw village, Taungthaman village tract were asked – What is the most beautiful place in Taungthaman? They could either draw pictures or describe in words. The children drew from their imagination and showed it to my students.

Snacks are important part of a community’s cultural heritage. We included this in our session and served traditional snacks like Noe-hta-min or rice mixed with milk.

Weaving Luntaya Acheik Then and Now: The Making of Myanmar Traditional Dress

The Saunders Weaving and Vocational Institute (SWVI) is situated in Yay-twin-nyi-naung ward, Lay-su quarter, Amarapura Township, Mandalay Region on the side of Mandalay-Sagaing road.

Before 1910, the local people used the hand throwing loom which could weave 24 inches only. Mr. L.H Saunders, the Judicial Commissioner of Upper Burma, found that the technology of hand loom in Myanmar was very low and brought a fly shuttle loom from England in 1910.

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