August : Events


  • The 6th month of the old Roman calendar had 30 days.
  • Renamed August in honor of Emperor Augustus Caesar
    Given an extra day.
  • August is the 8th month of the Gregorian Calendar.
    Has 31 days.

Special Days

August 8

  • 8-8-88
    Start of a long struggle to restore Democracy in Myanmar
  • 8-8-08
    Beijing Olympics

August 13

  • Sayadaw U Silananda (Rector, IMBTU) passed away on August 13, 2005
  • My father-in-law passed away five decades ago.

GBNF in August

My spouse’s family

  • My spouse lost four of her family members in August.
  • Her father passed away in his mid-50s.
  • Her mother passed away in her late-80s.
  • Her elder brother passed away in his early 50s.
  • Her nephew passed away a few days back in his mid-30s.

Sayadaw U Silananda

  • Rector, IMBTU
    Chief Resident Sayadaw of Dhammananda Vihara, Half Moon Bay, California
  • Sayadaw passed away in his late-70s on August 13, 2005
  • Served as Master of Ceremonies at Sayadaw’s Memorial Service.
  • Served as Committee Member and Contributing Editor for “Paying Homage to Sayadaw U Silananda” Book.
  • Accompanied Saya U Myat Htoo (C68, President, TBSA) carrying the box of Sayadaw’s ashes to be scattered from a yacht into the waters near Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Birthdays in August

Extended Family

  • Several birthdays in my extended family.
  • Eldest sister
  • Younger sister
  • Grand daughter
  • Yours truly
  • Several cousins

Birthday Soon Kwyay in 2016

  • In August 2016, U Maurice Chee (M75) organized a birthday soon kwyay for me at the Dhammananda Vihara in Half Moon Bay, California.
  • The sayas and alumni presented me an Appreciation award.


  • Daw Mu Mu Khin (spouse of Saya Allen Htay)
  • U Myint Swe (EP74, NorCal RITAA)
  • U Thein Naing (Patrick, La Phet Yay Waing member)
  • One or more hosted an August-born Birthday Party.

Lunch Gathering in 2018

  • In August 2018, U Patrick (Thein Naing) and Daw Mie Mie hosted a lunch gathering for the August born at Moss Beach Distillery.
  • They gave me a best-seller book “The Greater Journey (Americans in Paris)” as birthday present.
  • Daw Mie Mie translated several short stories of Ah Myothar Pyinnya Wun U Po Kyar. She plans to publish them as a book.
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Is 8 lucky or unlucky?

  • 8-8-88 (August 8, 1988) and the following days mark the hope and then despair of the people longing for the end of the Adhamma Era.
  • Grapevine says that the event was inspired in part by numerologists who remembered the historic event (about Mingyi Yan Naung) in 888 Burmese Era and extrapolated the magic of No. 8 from three 8’s to four 8’s.
  • Most Chinese think that the number 8 is lucky.
  • For example, Beijing Olympics was opened on 8-8-08 (August 8, 2008).
At the beach following the August born Pary

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