Oh yeah. Just wanna add a detail. Most of the times when we go to shops/ stalls (applies for Burma, Cambodia, Lao), the shopkeepers will try to sell us things at a “low price” for “lucky money”, ie to make the first sales of the day for good luck. I used to think it was a complete scam— that they would say the same line to every potential customer, but there were a few occasions where we bought stuff, and the shopkeeper actually used the money we gave to touch/ hit their goods, hoping for good luck. I was kinda amazed when I first saw it….. Haha. So yeah, guess the “lucky money” they ask for can be genuine, thou not all the time.
Another thing.. People there make the smooching sound with the mouths to ask for something. Like if they wanted more tea, they’d do it (& its pretty loud too! We tried to learn it but failed) and the waiter would come. Kinda funny how its so common there but if done elsewhere, it’ll prolly be taken as being rude.
Yes yes. That’s Myanmar for you :)