(1) From Sayagyi Dr. Aung Gyi (Canada)
Ko Hla Min & family, & Friends,
First of all I would like to mention that I am sorry I was not able to be there for Happy Birthday celebration for Ko Hla Min with all of you. I miss the opportunity of sharing the good time , laughter and the good food with my friends. Although I am not there in person for this joyful occasion, I want you to know that my heart and thoughts are with all of you.
Having said all of the above, I would like to express my deep appreciation and thanks to Ko Hla Min for his years of dedicated and selfless service to keep us informed and connected; and at the same time for keeping the “RIT SPIRIT” alive. I am quite sure all of the RIT Alumni also appreciate and are grateful for this excellent service like me. In recognition of this outstanding community service , I understand that Northern California RIT Alumni is giving Ko Hla Min some kind of an award for which he deserves . I hope that Ko Hla Min will be able to continue this service for years to come , as I feel that no other person may be able to carry out this task better than he does.
I really do not know how old Ko Hla Min is now. The number is irrelevant ; what’s important is that he is still healthy and active and he still looks young. With this happy thought my wife and I wish Ko Hla Min “Happy Birthday”.
May you all be happy, healthy, prosperous and free from all harm. Please enjoy your joyful get-together.
With abundant Metta
(2) From Saya Dr. San Hla Aung (C58)
Dear Ko Hla Min,
Here’s wishing you all the happiness and the best of everything on your Birthday and praying for many many more returns of the Day.
Thanks also for your tireless effort and devotion towards keeping the website alive and flourishing, and letting all of us alumni stay connected. Kudos for a great job so well done!
With boundless metta,
San Hla Aung
(3) From Daw Khin Khin Kyu (Ann, A67)
Dear Ko Hla Min,
Thank you so much for keeping RIT spirit well and healthy all the time.
Appreciate all your hard work and time well spent. I regret that I can’t come to your BD celebration since I will be out of town that day.
Wishing you many many more returns. Enjoy yourself and be healthy every day.
Ann K K Kyu
Thanks Daw KKK for the birthday gift that you sent with Ko Maurice.
(4) From U Maurice Chee (M75)
The following is an update [as of August 12, 2016] on alumni members attending and bringing yummy authentic Burmese cuisines:
Ko Hla Min and family of 5
Dhamma friends of Ko Hla Min 10 to 15
Dr Aung Gyi – Tohu Toke (Sayegyi cannot make it but he will send me his speech to be read on his behalf).
Saya U Tin Htut and Mrs
U Myo Min and Daw Khin Khin Chit Maung
U Tin Maung Nyunt
Saya Myat Htoo and spouse – Ohn-no Kyauk Chau
Benny and Angelina Tan – monhingar
Saya Nyo Win and spouse – Si Tha min
Saya Maung Maung and Eng Eng- samosa
Sayalay U Thein Aung plus 3 – mango pickle to compliment the Dan Pauk plus curry dishes
Maurice and Mary Chee – Dan Pauk
Gordon and Lillian Kaung – Dessert
Ko Myint Swe and Daw San San Swe – Chin Baung Gyaw to compliment the Dan Pauk
Walter Tan and Angela – Naan-Gyi-Toke
Charlie and Diana Tseng – Birthday Cake
Edward Saw – Chinese egg custard
Alex Khoo – Sa-nwin-ma-kin and “Mont-Kywe-thee
Ko Kyaw Myint plus 1 – falooda
Daw Khin Mya Yee – Pe Pyoke (Salad or Fry TBD and maybe Thee Song Hin)
Ko Hla Kyi plus 3 – Nga Pyaw Baung (Banana dessert) ;
Ko Hla Kyi and company is kind enough to sponsor forks, spoons, napkins, plates and bowls as well as volunteering for erecting the tents, tables, chairs and cleanup.
Ko Thaung Nyunt
Daw Mu Mu Kin Htay – Let Phet Toke
Patrick Naing and Mimi
Ko Mya Thwin and spouse – fried small dried shrimp sesame noodle
Ma Thandar Aye and spouse
Dr Myint Thein aka Maung Ba Thein, nickname: Insein Zay Kaung
Daw Khin Khin win A 69 and spouse
Ko Myint Soe
U Yu Ket (Edward Saw)
Stan and Lu Lu Liou
Ko Soe Thu and spouse
Ko San Lin and family
(5) From Saya Dr. Kyaw Sein (M65)
Dear U Hla Min,
Best wishes for your Birthday and many happy returns of the day from this day onwards and far beyond.May good health, happiness, prosperity and success be always with your whole family.
With warm and sincere regards
Kyaw Sein. Prof.Dr.
University of Malaysia
(6) From Saya Dr. Tin Win (M62) and Daw Lily Win (T72)
Dear Ko Hla Min,
We wish you a very happy Birthday and many more years with good health, prosperity and contentment.
Tin Win and Lily
(7) From Saya U Soe Paing (my mentor at RIT and UCC)
Happy 70th Birthday and best wishes for many more birthdays to come.
(8) From Saya KC Chiu (Dr. Tin Aung, ChE63)
Ko Hla Min,
Happy birthday to you. Your voluntary service in keeping RIT alumni connected is unprecedented and commendable. You deserve the honorable commendation party to be held on 8/20/2016 at Half Moon Bay. If I didn’t move to Southern California last year, I would not miss it for the world. Happy birthday again and many more to come.
(9) From U King Wong (Victor, C66)
Dear Ko Hla Min,
All good and kind words are spoken by others.
My tongue is tied and twisted .
All I can say ” Happy Birthday to You “
I may drop by if my family members are available to give me a ride .
BTW , also Happy Birthday to adorable Grace.
King Wong (Victor)
(10) From U San Lin (Robert, EC73, Texas)
Grace (Chit Sa Noe) is brilliant.
I can imagine how proud and happy you are.
Wishing you a happy birthday too.
Robert [San Lin]