Please be quiet..

A foreigner standing next to me requested to all audience at the sunset terrace outside ball room of Inya Lake Hotel once Daw Aung San Su Kyi started her conversation with U Thaw Kaung inside ball room.
Yesterday I was browsing some books at Irrawaddy Literary Festival in Inya Lake Hotel. This, the first ever international literary festival in Burma is included the best local authors and a rich mixture of international writers. When I saw the program, I was delighted as Daw Aung San Su Kyi will take part in afternoon session.
As this was a fortunate event, I was the one queuing at the entrance of ball room among hundreds of local and international participants in different colors and ages to listen her speech. Unfortunately the ball room was full and hundreds of enthusiasts stranded outside.
So, all of us were waiting at the sunset terrace that she will give a speech after conversation in the ball room.
Here, what I see, all audience were quietly listening her speech and some foreigners, not journalist, were taking a note of every single word she gave.
Yes, I must say, who know the value of her words, take them as valuable property. Indeed, Daw Aung San Su Kyi is a true leader not only of Burma but the world.
The festival patron, Daw Aung San Su Kyi says, “ this festival, which brings together some of the finest talent from Burma, the UK and elsewhere will encourage more people to explore the world of literature”.
She said “You won’t get everything and anything from nothing”. “Read whatever you like and enjoy your reading”.

I bought a book of the lady and the peacock ( the life of Aung San Su Kyi of Burma ) written by Peter Popham.
Ah..one of my dreams is if I ever own a painting of artist Min Wae Aung. When I find the book and the collected prints of his paintings, I feel like I found a treasure. But still I am hesitating to spend USD 32 worth of book. Can’t afford either.

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