"My boyhood friends and I loved hand-carved slingshots, which we bought from street vendors. Men and women wearing tubular skirts called longyis. Passengers on the roofs of buses. Monks with freshly shaved heads and flowing orange robes. Monsoon drizzle. Cheroots. Roadside fires warming mohinga, rice noodles in fish soup. Trishaw drivers standing as they pedal. People spitting betel juice."
~ Joel L Swerdlow, National Geographic (Images of Rangoon,1995)