LennyeTran wrote:Hello Ahile,
Welcome to this Asia section and to the club in general. I hope you'll enjoy it. Yes, you are the first Burmese in this section. Why don't you give us a brief introduction about your country? I'd love to know more about it. ;) ;) ;)
First of all, thanks a lot for the warm welcome! :D
Well, to begin with, I suppose you already know a little about (Union of )Burma, also known as Myanmar.( I don't like the latter cos I know the junta wants to hide their evil doings by simply changing the name!) I don't know if I may speak about politics here, so I'll try not to give too much attention to the political aspects of Burma.
My country has been ruled by a military government since a coup in 1962 and is becoming an underdeveloped country. It has a population of approximately 54 million. Previously an independent kingdom, in 1886 Burma was annexed by the British Empire as a part of India. The Japanese invaded and occupied tmy country during World War II but it was retaken by the British in 1945. In 1948 we got our independence from the British(the nation became sovereign.).
Apart from this military government, Burma is, I believe, a really beautiful place to visit. It has some quite wonderful beaches along the Ocean. If you have a sense of adventure, you'll find the Burmese jungles fascinating and you'll probably want to live in the jungles for the rest of your life! No big talk, this is real! :)
OK, let me think, what else is there to tell about my country.....
Aaa, I shouldn't forget this one to tell. Burma has mainly eight different nationalities (or ethnics): Chin, Kachin, Kayin, Kayah, Mon, Rakhine, Shan and Burma. Burma is the majority group and the other 7 are minority ethnics.
And I am a Chin ethnic.
If there is something, not mentioned above here, you want to know, feel free to ask me. :D
Well, I hope I serve you well by this petite description of my country. ;)