Jun 22, 2011

Mobile Internet In Burma

Yesterday, I have read one of the good news about our golden land. It was that all of the GSM mobile lines in Rangoon and Nay Pyi Taw are accessible for mobile internet. I have gone through a few comments regarding to this news on FB, saying that is its speed fast enough? It really doesn't matter. It is good enough to have access internet through mobile. Improvement on its service will come later. (The reason I am saying this is mobile broadband internet in first world country, like Singapore also damm slow in peak hour. Yesterday, I saw this news' title on FB shared by one of my friends about mobile internet in Myanmar in the evening and click it to read. I got frustrated of very slow mobile broadband, finally I could read that news while I reached back home only.)

A decade ago, in 2000, while we were going for field-service to Myanmar telecom offices, granted in junction with Ministry of Technology and Ministry of Communication, we got chance to access major facilities of telecommunication. Since those days, we understood that building of infra-structure of fiber link covering the whole country was in progress. So, I believed now that link was already completed because government announced 30 millions lines will be issued within 5 years period.

And again, one of the news said that Burma is planning to launch own satellite for broadening its telecommunication. Hopefully it will be in fast pace and done in short period of time.

After reading these news, I can see that there is a dawn of fast pace development of our home land in near future. We need to get ourselves prepared to be able to adapt the fast moving development of our country because the two major elements of development, electricity and telecommunication is in place and then rapid changes and development is unstoppable.

Jun 12, 2011

Seven Steps to a Successful Business Plan

Whenever we think of starting an own business, the biggest obstacle that is hindering us to jump into business is "Risk". Actually, there is no place without risk. The only thing differ is whether you can control it or not. If you can control all the risks you encountered, it apparently lesser risk. However, the statement "Business is risky." is the one which embedded and most of our unconscious minds believed in that and became like a true fact.

Eventually, all the risks can be controllable. The only thing we need to know is how to control it. As far as I studied, doing business is very similar like constructing a building. Nowadays, we do drawing of the building in AutoCAD or whatsoever drawing software. It can help us to visualize how does it looks like our final product is? The other thing is scheduling. We need to schedule when we are going to do what matters to be able to get such kind of end result we are looking for.

In business, sketching out the end product you are building and scheduling can be combined into one item, which is Business Plan. Most of us, who were in employee mindsets, are very easy to give up business ideas before we write any business plan. We should change it if we were going to walk as a business person. So, come on our friends. Let’s start build our own business on paper first, write it down onto paper and execute whether all the risks we have to face are controllable or what kind of extent control measure we need to implement.

Here is one more book of business planning subject, it is “Seven Steps to a Successful Business Plan” by Author Al Coke. Here we go a short description of the books.

As the saying goes, "People don't plan to fail- they fail to plan." In business, this failing is fatal - because planning is essential to the well-being and success of any company. Seven Steps to a Successful Business Plan cuts past the traditional planning problems, and provides readers with a documented method of building a simplified business plan that works!

The book helps managers find a sensible starting point, understand the value of an integrated planning model, and finally write a logical business plan. Four features make it all work:

1. A Seven-Step Planning Process -How you plan to integrate planning down to the lowest level.
2. Your Management Story -Defining what the company is "about," and asking yourself if it makes a good "story."
3. The Concept of back Planning -Where do you want to be, and how do you work backward from there?
4. The 5-Page Business Plan -How can you create a concise, functional, and user-friendly plan-in just 5 pages?

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Jun 8, 2011

Siberia - Wong Ko Khaing

The song is about the Siberian Crane, one of the endangered species of the kingdom of birds, known to be left about three thousand birds around the world. The most distinct characteristic of the Siberia Crane is that they are the birds migrating the longest distance in the world. Depending on the weather and survival, they usually migrated two times in a year. They flock into big group and flown over the hills and mountain ranges over thousands of miles every year. They migrated every year to the south when the weather is not suitable for them habitat in their arctic region. However, it is quite faithful to their home land that they will be flying back to their home land when the summer comes.

The song of Arakanese Singer, Wong Ko Khaing, featured its distinct characteristic of migration over the long distance and returning back to their home when there is ok for them. It makes me felt like singer wanted to tell me that the animal, this bird is faithful to its land in such manner.

How about you and me? Will we be faithful to our land like Siberia Crane?

If you wanted to, please queue in front or rear, either place you wanted to. We will be flying back to our own destiny at one day. Will you want to join us?

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Jun 5, 2011

Application Forms Of Myanmar Embassy Singapore

Every time, I go to Myanmar Embassy in Singapore to pay tax or other matters, I usually didn't have much information such as what documents will be needed to bring along for what I need to do. Basically, much of the information can be retrieved from ME Singapore website. However, I seldom browsed that pages and do not know that there got sample forms. Thus, last time I visited there, I took a set of copies of all the application forms for future usage in case I need it. Now, I digitized almost commonly used forms into PDF and kept it as a copy now here for you guys. Here are a set of the most commonly used forms for your easy reference.

Page sequence is as follow:

1 - Application Form for Tax payment and Passport Renewal
2 - Application of New Passport For Missing Old Passport
3 - Student Passport Renewal And Recommendation Letter Of Being A Student
4 - Recommendation Letter Of Temporary Stay Without Employment
5 - Changing of CDC to Passport
6 - Recommendation Letter Of Being Dependent

Complete set of sample forms can be browsed over this page.

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Jun 3, 2011

Radio Jokes @ ဟာဒယ႐ႊင္ေဆး

I think most people who passed through golden age of radio in Myanmar, would have much more experience of jokes over radios, in Burmese is Har Da Ya Shwin Say. In our childhood days, there was no internet, even televison broadcasted from MRTV could be received and watched while the relay broadcasting station of state capital was working. Of course, sometime, as of certain reasons, such as cutting off power or something like that, interrupt the transmission of the relay broadcasting station at Akyab, it made us unable to watch TV for those nights. The only for sure thing you can use as entertainment was only radio, not yet FM radio, only AM radio. Radio got one of the golden ages in country parts of our countries.

For those who experienced such periods of time would had a chance to listen Har Da Ya Shwin Say, It was like a radio operas. Now, here are a bunch of Har-Da-Ya-Shwin-Say I would like to share. I would like to give credit to one of my friends, who give a chance to share it over here. I hope you all will enjoy listening those Har Da Ya Shwin Says.

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LAY MG - 04
MG LU MAW - 02
PAW LAY - 03
Dat San, Man Kyaw and Nyo Nyo
Kyaw Htoo + Ayer G1
Kyaw Htoo + Ayer G2
Kyaw Htoo + Ayer G3
Kyal Ta Lone

Jun 1, 2011

2011 May Currency Review

For the month of May 2011, the average exchange rate between SGD and Myanmar Kyat was 664.7742 Ks/SGD (18.2925 down from previous month average rate), highest was 674 Ks/SGD on 6th of May and fell lowest till 655 Ks/ SGD on 26th and 31st of May.

For USD vs SGD, the average rate for the month of May was 1.2385 SGD/USD (0.0075 down from previous month average rate), highest 1.2502 on 16th of May and lowest 1.2229 on 1st of May.

The rate of SGD Vs Myanmar Kyat was taken from daily record on MGLUAYE'S PAGE sidebar and rate of USD Vs SGD was taken from http://www.exchange-rates.org . The exchange rate shown on the chart are for informational purpose only. The data shown on these charts especially on SGD Vs Myanmar Kyat are taken from various sources so that we will not take any responsibilities for referring these data to use as official purposes.

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