For archive (Updated on February 28, 2019)
Saya U Sein Win was invited by his former students in the US and Singapore to attend SPZP-2000. Saya gently declined the offer and told his students to sponsor another EE saya who had not been to the US.
Saya was a top student at the University of Michigan.
With permission from Saya Allen Htay, the following letter from Saya U Sein Win is reprinted.
Dear Allen & Ko San Hla Aung,
Long time no see!
Since I retired in 1993, I have been doing odd jobs. I was a mechanical and electrical supervisor for about 6 months at the FMI shopping center constructing job. Then after the construction phase, I retired, doing nothing, except to drive my youngest daughter to various tuition places.
For the last two years, I worked part-time again, 3 times a week, from 11:00 a.m to 5 p.m., as a consultant for the maintenance of mechanical and electrical works, as my youngest daughter finished her matriculation classes.
Since last month, I have another part-time jobs as consultant to a UPS selling company, working on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am now in Singapore for a week, at the Liebert UPS (USA based Ohio Co.) Co., for servicing and repair of UPSs and am going back [on Tuesday] with one of the company men.
Since both my jobs are part-time jobs, and I am on company’s expense here, I do not have any leave [vacation] privileges, etc. and I am sorry I can’t afford to go to USA.
My eldest daughter and my second daughter are now medical doctors. My youngest is now reading for her first year medical course. I am still living in the same old house near the Inya Lake.
I hope both of you are healthy as I am now a health buff and tried to stay in health but at this age nobody can say what will happen as I noticed, looking up obituaries of people around my age in the newspaper and see the names of old friends.
—- auld lang syne———–
Saya served as Judge at RUBC Regattas along with Sayagyi H Num Kok and Saya Dr. San Hla Aung.
Saya served as President of RIT Rowing Club and RIT Swimming Club.
Saya swam almost daily and even when he was visiting Singapore.
Saya is GBNF.