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Yangon, Maynmar - a city with no motorbikes


On the 3rd day staying in Yangon, Maynmar it dawned on me: there're no motorbikes in the city. I searched in the internet and found out that indeed they'd been banned. Still the traffic isn't heavy, it's rather small, perharps the same as in Laos.

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Why is everything the way it is?


Suppose, the future, 100 years from now, has come and the men has discovered everything about our planet and the whole Universe. However, I invision that there still will be one question remaining: why does everything exists in the way it does and not the other? Why does everything has certain properties and traits and they are as they are? For instance, why is the Sun yellow? Because it hot, indeed. But why does something hot has to be particulary yellow and not of some other colour?

Or, why is the average height of a human is around 170 cm? Why not 5 meters or 70 santimeters? Interestingly, if we were of different height, the question would still not go away.

Additionally, why does time go forward and not backwards? It could go backward as well? Suppose it could. Then why would it be only forward and backward, why not in 5 different directions? And so on, and so forth.

In other words: is there the ultimate, master dashboard of the whole Universe where all the parameters of everything can be setup?

Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India - one of the world biggest slums


Dharavi slum in located in Mumbai somewhere in the downtown. It's the 3rd world biggest slum and 1st biggest one in Asia. Against all the odds, not only is it not dangerous, it's quite safe and indian people living there are friendly. The second interesting thing and trait of India as well is that indians like when you take a photo of them. "Take a photo of me please. Have you taken it? Now let me see it".

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Present moment


There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing else to pursue.

Live being true to the single purpose of the moment.

From “Hagakure”.