“ My Beloved Nyo (a.k.a) Mal Ohnmar. I hope you will always remember the ‘Arr Pone’ snack from Aung San Amusement playground, whenever you see this photo. With much love, From Shwe Lin to Shwe Su”. The lovely teenager in this photograph from the 1950s grew up in a country not so different from the Myanmar of today – a transitioning society juggling the changing government, the ethnic civil wars in the north and southeast of the country, and the renaissance of art and culture through cinema, illustration and painting. While her parents were likely educated in and worked speaking English, her education and daily communication was almost exclusively Burmese.