June 26, 2018

Revisiting the cutest bookseller

The cutest bookseller

I was in Yangon and I paid another visit to the cutest bookseller. She has become a mini-celebrity with many of my Vietnamese friends visiting her and taking pictures with her.

Myanmar (and maybe Lao) is probably the last South East Asian holdout against mass Western/Korean/Japanese cosmetics. Locals still use homemade or ready to use Thanaka paste. I often see ladies selling Thanaka wood by the street side in Myanmar. Some people prepare the paste at home. I think it works in Myanmar as there are well established local companies making domestic cosmetics and of course a regular supply of raw materials for people who want to make cosmetics at home.


Myanmar People


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