How do Burmese people live in a
Finding out about this is easy due to the many teashops in
the city of Yangon, Burma. But, how do you really get to
know them and what their daily lifestyle is in this teashop
when you are living in a house? Well, first, you may take
photos of their daily life while they are working and if you
don’t speak their language bring or find a translator, and I
recommend you become friends with the people in the
teashops before you take photos.
I will show you the daily life of the people living in a teashop
in our school neighborhood. Some pictures will also show
the job of one of the people who live there. Their life is
different from us but that doesn’t mean they are all that
different from us, they may even be better at doing things
we normally do.
This is about people who live in a tea shop and work here, this is near one of the
International schools in Yangon, Myanmar. These people work very hard.This is me and
my group interviewing Aung Zaw a charcoal seller who works and sells charcoal in the
The charcoal sold by Aung Zaw is expensive but useful so he makes a lot of
money from these bags and sandbags of charcoal. He gets the charcoal
from the forests in the border of Yangon.
A look inside one of the charcoal sandbags. The
charcoal in here has been pounded by a hammer
until the powder remains and the powder is
collected and placed in these sandbags.
This a small work area for Aung Zaw the person we interviewed. He sells
charcoal to the people in the tea shops. There are tools that are used to
crush or cut the charcoal into the needed shapes, the tools are mainly, a
hammer and a pick axe.
The children who live with their parents in the tea shops do not have toys
like us so they tend to be good at improvising things as toys. For
example, this large and tall tree with vines hanging from the
branches that reach to the ground and the spaces in the trunk of the
tree provide a natural jungle gym the kids use to play.
The place to take a bath when you live in this teashop is this wide open bathing area.
It is not private.
These are some of the clothing worn by the people who live here in the teashops.
They are all Burmese and Buddhists. This is how one of the teashops look like.
The green board at the back has Burmese writing on it and tells people who eat
here what is on the menu.
This is the kitchen where the cook makes food for the tea shop. It is located just next to the
place people eat. They use charcoal for heat to cook the food.
Our Group: Phone Pyae(ME), Muiz, and Amy
The picture of our group was loaned by : MR.RINKER