Neither my sister nor I ever get married. We live together in this house and fend for ourselves. I’m pounding rice husks to get the rice grains out for my dinner tonight. I went and collected the rice this morning, from a paddy nearby. It’s not my paddy field but the farmers there let me collect what they discard and once I have collected from several paddies there is enough to get for a pot of rice for dinner. I know my life is not the easiest but it is simple and that makes me happy enough.


Ma Ohn Tin