Golden Blood

Over the past few weeks, I have been hard at work on my Burmese language. I am feeling like I am beginning to make progress, and so I have moved on from textbooks to some basic reading materials. In particular, I’ve been working through back issues of the well-known weekly comic Shwe Thway, which translates as “Golden Blood”. It is an odd name (does anybody why it is called this?), but then it is a deeply odd publication. For language learning, …