I attended PPBRS (Private Primary Boundary Road School) located at 109 Boundary Road (now known as Dhamma Zedi), Rangoon. After passing Third Standard, I moved to Sr. Paul’s High School.
PPBRS was founded by Daw Tin Tin Aye, elder sister of Daw Yi and Daw Khin Khin Aye.
Daw Khin Khin Aye (Teacher Ah Mar) succeeded Daw Tin Tin Aye as Principal. She later added classes for Middle School and High School and renamed the school as PBRS (Private Boundary Road School).
PPBRS has a Boy Scouts Troupe with Ko Bo Ni (Min Kyaw Min) as the Scout Master.
- I did not like to attend classes.
- Teacher Ku Paw (who was my class teacher in Infant (C) / Lower KG) was nice, but she decided to join her spouse in their armed struggle.
- My mother credited “Teacher Kywe” (who was my class teacher in Infant (B) / Middle KG) for transforming me into a Life Long Learner. My mother asked me to pay respect to Teacher Kywe every year. Teacher Kywe would proudly introduce me to her students.
- Sad to note that most of my teachers have passed away.
There is P.B.R.S. Group in Facebook. It is a private group with Aye Maung Thann as Admin.
Myint Sein (Bobby)
Ko Myint Sein (Bobby) made his name as Principal of BARB (Burma Astro Research Bureau) and later as Founder of Idea Astrology.
He attended PPBRS. He matriculated from SPHS (St. Paul’s High School). He studied B.Com at IE (Institute of Economics).
He had some business, but his passion was to study and teach Medical Astrology. Several medical doctors studied astrology with his guidance. Some asked for his second opinion about serious medical cases.
Many years ago, Myint Sein asked if I could help do Veda computations on calculators and computers. And also teach his assistants and senior students at BARB. Under my supervision, Win Latt wrote Win Horo to prepare Zartar (Natal Horoscope). Zaw Tun wrote a program to perform basic analysis of the Zartar.
A few years back, I visited Myint Sein at his house. He was consulting close friends at home. He had prepared a book on Medical Astrology and taught at the School of Indigenous Medicine as a Visiting Professor.
Sadly, he passed away.
His elder brother U Myint Kyi and his younger sister had passed away earlier.
According to Myint Sein’s son, who was back in Yangon to prepare and take his examination for Master Mariner, Myint Sein seemed to have no serious medical problems. He passed out after watching TV.
Ko Myint Swe (Monty) added that Myint Sein had brunch at Okkalapa before he headed home.
I was dressed up as a sailor.
We sang, “When I was a sailor …”.
I do not remember what others wore or sang.
Aye Aye Myint wrote :
When I was a sailor boy …when I was a sailor boy …..when I was a sailor boy…..sailing on the sea ..
Khin Maung Oo wrote :
I remember Tin Maung Thant (son of UNSG U Thant) as husband of Winnie Cho (daughter of Teacher Cho) in one concert.