Month: July 2020

1963 – 1969

1963 Guinea Pigs We took the first ever Matriculation Only examination in 1963. Paulians took 5 places among the Top Five, 7 places among the Top Ten, and 10 places among the Top Twenty. Khin Maung U (1st) Min Oo (2nd) Myo San (3rd, GBNF) Nyunt Wai (4th) […]


In April and May of 1999, I received a series of e-mails from Saya U Soe Paing, my mentor at both RIT and UCC (Universities’ Computer Center), and Alice (Saw Yu Tint, T69), a.k.a. Mrs Soe Paing, about the mini-reunions in Yangon and Singapore. I created an informal […]


Zero Ten Twenty Sixty Powers of Two 0 (Zero) Zero has no value when it stands by itself. When a zero is placed to the right of a number, it increases the value N-fold (where N, say 10, is the Base or Radix of the Number System. 10 […]


Numerals Recent Buddhas Sacca / Noble Truth Foundation of Mindfulness Brahma Vihara Practice Guardian deities Mahabhuta Miscellaneous Numerals Hindu-Arablic numeral : 4 Roman numeral : IV Recent Buddhas Kakusandha Konagamana Kassapa Gautama Sacca / Noble Truth Dukkha : Unsatisfactoriness / Misery / Suffering Samudiya : Cause of suffering […]


Numerals First group of disciples Five Khandas / Aggregates Five Precepts Five Senses Five Nikaya / Collection Miscellaneous Numerals Hindu-Arabic numeral : 5 Roman numeral : V First group of disciples Kondanna Baddhiya Vappa Mahanama Asajji Five Khandas / Aggregates Rupakkhandha : Material phenomena Vedanakkhanda : Feeling Sannakkhanda […]


Numerals Nivarnas / Hindrances Kinds of Craving Hetus / Roots Caritas / Types of Nature Miscellaneous Numerals Hindu-Arabic numeral : 6 Roman numeral : VI Nivarnas / Hindrances Kammacchanda / Sense-desire Vyapada / Ill-will Thina-middha / Sloth and torpor Udhhacca-kukkucca / Restlessness and brooding or worry Vicikiccha / […]


Numerals Factors of Enlightenment Days of week Mercury Project Colors of the rainbow Miscellaneous Numerals Hindu-Arabic numeral : 7 Roman numeral : VII Factors of Enlightenment Mindfulness Investigation of dhammas Effort (or energy) Zest Tranquility Concentration Equanimity Days of week Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Mercury […]


Numerals Bases of Meritorious Action Kasinas Anusati / Kinds of Recollections Dasa Bala / Wisdom-Powers of the Buddha Miscellaneous Numerals HIndu-Arabic numeral : 10 Roam numeral : X Bases of Meritorious Action Dana / Giving Sila / Morality Bhavana / Mediation Apacayana / Reverence Veyyavacca / Service Pattidana […]


Academic Year Usually spans two calendar years e.g. 1968 – 69 We will say Class of 69 (or just 69) instead of Class of 1968 – 69e.g. M69 stands for Mechanical 1968 – 69 Alumni Student Need not be a graduate In the old days, there were four […]