Saturday, March 22, 2014

She Works Hard for the Money at the Market

Had fun yesterday and learned a little Burmese language while I was at it.  Memorized the words for 'may I take your picture?' and then wandered around just half a block of the Hladen Market I'd written about earlier.  I was looking for footage of women working as this week's Seasons of the Ukulele contest is about women songwriters and I had chosen Donna Summer's song named in the title above.  

Here are some framegrabs for the video challenged:

I think she's selling green peppercorns... In traditional Bamar (the actual ethnicity of most of the people in this part of Myanmar and where the name Burma comes from) make up:

Yes, we have some bananas.

I swear this woman said yes when I asked if I could take her picture, but then changed her mind. 

There's plenty more photos at my Photobucket page.   
And here's the video...


  1. Love it. Look at all those fruits and veggies. Busy, busy place.

  2. Can you explain why some of the women appear to have a rectangle of something lighter than their skin color on their cheeks? Is it sunscreen? A religious thing? A cultural thing? Thanks


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