Months

August

  • August was the sixth month in the old Roman Calendar, and it had 30 days.
    The month was given an extra day and renamed in honor of Augustus Caesar.
  • There are several birthdays and Death Anniversaries in our extended family.
  • Two sisters, my grand daughter, several cousins and I are August born.
  • In Aust 2016, Ko 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.
  • Three in-laws : Father-in-law, Mother-in-law and Brother-in-law passed away in August.
  • Sayadaw U Silanandabhivamsa passed away in August.
    I served as the Master of Ceremonies at the Memorial Service.
    I was member of the Magazine Committee and contributing editor of “Homage to Sayadaw U Silananda”.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The organizers fed news to a BBC correspondent.
  • Most Chinese think that the number 8 is lucky.
    For example, Beijing Olympics was opened on 8-8-08 (August 8, 2008).

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