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Love Letter


It is very nice to meet you from other side of the globe. I am very excited to experience this wonderful journey as a Correspondent representing Myanmar. Have you ever heard about my country before? What I can identify exactly about my country is it is very beautiful and the people are very lovely. Over the next five months, I wish we could share each other. It is my pleasure to learn many things from you.

In my name Shwe Wutt Hmon, “Shwe” means “Golden” and “Wutt Hmon” means “Pollen” and most of my friends call me Pollen. I am 24 and I got a bachelor on Information Technology last year.

Currently, I live in Yangon with my mom, dad and youngest sister. The younger sister is in Singapore studying.

I love books and music. Other hobbies are traveling and photographing and writing. I am keen on making friend and learning new things. I am fond on variety of nature.

My strengths are having many friends, being able to keep others’ secrets, valuing the honesty and brave. My weaknesses are indecisiveness, worrying too much, difficult to adapt when I face unanticipated situation.

My eight friends and I founded a small civil society organization named Metta Moe Myanmar in May, 2009. Psychosocial support, youth’s capacity building, citizenship and gender equality are my interest areas. Now, I am working as a facilitator in psychosocial support, capacity building and citizenship education trainings and also a peer counselor in the Myanmar team of SalusWorld(



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Hello "Pollen"
Thank you so much for your love letter. I am so impressed with your energy, enthusiasm, and the range of activities that you participate in. I look forward to working with you over the next five months to increase your skills in social media and to achieve your goals.

Although previous to the Voices of the Future program I knew a little about your country, now that we are paired I am reading more about Myanmar and look forward to learning more about it from your writing.

Where do you write -- email and post to Voices of the Future site -- from your home or an internet cafe or other place?
I write from a desktop computer from my home. I also have an ipad (smaller than my old laptop) which I often take with my to work. I can read emails from it but I don't like writing other than short messages on it (I prefer a real keyboard over a virtual one).

Have you read the section and materials about safety and security issues? I am interested to know if you have any safety concerns for yourself.

Will you have access to Skype or other way to speak by telephone during the time of the Voices of the Future program?

You can reach me via this site or directly via email


Insha Allah's picture

Preparing for a journey together

Hello Barbara,

Thank you so much for your comment that really makes me motivated. I hope I can learn from your experience and profession to improve my personal development as well my skills and knowledge in social media.

One of my intentions in writing blog is to make a voice which is true and unbiased about our country and our people. I hope I am sharing more and a lot about my country throughout the journey.

For long posts, I write at my home. I have a desktop computer but I don’t have internet at home. So I copied to them at the internet café to post in WorldPulse and other sites. For short notes like this, I at once write at cyber café.

I have skype account. You can call me skype at golden.pollen. I also have land line telephone at my home. I don’t have mobile phone.

I check Email and log into WorldPulse everyday if I can access the internet.

Thanks in advance for all your support.
With Love,


Shwe Wutt Hmon

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Pollen - I think I will follow you ....

... to see you grow more beautiful each day. Everytime, I read your post it makes me happy to see a your ditermination and courage. One day I hope there will be an opportunity to visit the Maldives - low lying islands only 4ft above the sea level. I am sure that would be a contrast to your highland country.

Will look forward to your post :-)

With love, Amei

Insha Allah's picture

welcome to myanmar, too

Dear Amei,

First of all, Congratulations! I am very glad to know that you also have been selected as the correspondent. And it’s my pleasure that you like my posts. I am trying to be a good writer for the true situation in our country. As I am a crazy of traveling, I hope one day I can visit to your beautiful country. You are always welcomed to Myanmar, too.
With Love,


Shwe Wutt Hmon

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