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December 22, 2018
That night we had dinner at our friend's small wooden house. Vegetables grown in her own backyard, and chicken, from the brood she kept on her grounds, were cooked over a wood fire inside the house. Even the rice was grown and harvested in the village. We ate around a low table seated on the floor. An electric lamp powered by battery hung over the dinner table. The house used water pumped from the streams that run through her property, the streams that carry the melt water from the Himalayas. These streams form the headwaters of the Ayeyarwaddy (or Irrawaddy).