Kyi May Kaung’s “Black Belt”

Toe Winn Latt was General Bright Sun’s son-in-law.  Seinn, Toe’s wife, was the General’s favorite daughter.  She had a degree in geology from Shanghai Normal University, and I guess that helped her with her job in the export sector and at the annual government gem emporium.  The General liked gemologists and gems.

Kyi May Kaung is originally from Burma.  Kyi was at the same conference, “Sending Signals,” sponsored by the House of World Cultures in Berlin, where self met the writer Linh Dinh.

Her story, “Black Belt,” is just out from Himal South Asia Magazine.



Self gnashes her teeth.  Who was it, she ardently desires to know, who inflicted this damage to self’s Beloved MacBook Air, that has been with her through thick and thin in:

  • Himachal Pradesh, India
  • Bacolod City, Negros Occidental
  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Hawthornden
  • Amsterdam
  • Paris

Take a good look at this photograph, dear blog readers.  See the corner?  It is nicked!  Probably by the same man who, in trying to cram a rollerbag into the overhead compartment of British Airways, practically threw his bag over the bag that was carrying self’s MacBook Air!

Self’s MacBook Air: She only noticed this today.

Curses on you, oh impatient, airplane-riding man!

Self has half a mind to go into the Apple Store tomorrow and purchase a replacement!

Stay tuned, dear blog readers.  Stay tuned.

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