Longyi a Myanmar Tradition
Story by Tin Ko Lwin "Adam"
A funny story, one day, I was shopping at the thrift market with my friends. We walked through the narrow passages between the stalls to find good stuff. When it was about time to go back home, I wanted to poop so bad. I couldn't stand it. I took heavy breaths to hold my shit until I could get to my home. When I got back to my place, I didn't go straight to the toilet. I changed my longyi first because longyi is just more comfortable when you have to crouch for a bit. For pooping longyi is the way to go!
Nowadays as before longyi can be found everywhere in Myanmar. We have so many kinds and patterns of longyi depending on the regions. My favourite are from Kachin state and Chin State. The ones from Longyi Brothers have nice patterns. They made them to be more modern and their thicker ones are more comfortable for colder places. Some can be flipped inside out so you get a new look. They got thick and light versions. I prefer light longyi to the thick ones because I'm from hot and dry place, the South East Asian country of Myanmar.
Tin Ko Lwin is a knowledigable licenced guide in Myanmar and foodie. He has appeared in Longyi Brothers pictures and video. You can contact him about guide services through his email. You can find him on instagram @AdamTynkey
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