Mingalaba Nwe-be ba (happy birthday) Gordon


Thanks to Gordon turning 58 today we learned how to say happy birthday in Myanmar language.

It is customary for the birthday person to be the gift-giver so everyone in our Aussie volunteer class was given a flower and a mandarine.

In return they sang an awfully out of tune “mingalaba nwe ba” to Gordon.

I also manage to also find him a teeny weeny cake and candle which was presented while they sang.

Categories Myanmar

5 thoughts on “Mingalaba Nwe-be ba (happy birthday) Gordon

  1. Mingalaba Nwe- be-ba Gordy. So enjoying your news.
    Love Marie xx

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    1. A long way from Tipla!

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  2. Beautiful…….x

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  3. Happy birthday Gordon!! Loving the posts.

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