Month: December 2020

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U Yan Aung (Academy winning actor) U Yan Aung (Teacher and Say Saya (Indigenous medicine)) U Yan Aung (Writer) U Yan Gyi Aung Bo Yan Naing (Thirty Comrades)Spouse : Daw Tinsa Maw Naing (English) Dr. Yan Naing Lwin (Professor Emeritus at Western Illinois University).Father : U Ba Lwin […]

Aung San Stadium

Burma Athletics Association (BAA) has an outdoor stadium for Athletics and Soccer. Later, it had indoor stadium(s). The stadium was renamed Aung San Stadium to honor Bogyoke. We had to march with the Marching Band from St. Paul’s High School (SPHS) to the Aung San stadium to perform […]

Champions

Athletics Myee Tun Naw was Burma and SEAP Champion for Marathon. The Mra brothers — Tun Mra (sprint), Kyaw Mra (hurdles) and Soe Mra (Pole Vault) — represented Burma in the 1st and 2nd SEAP Games. They won Gold Medals. Shigan Bum was Burma and SEAP Champion for […]

Mandalay

Mandalay is the old Capital of Burma. Known as Yadanar Bon Nay Pyi Daw. Hosted the Fifth Buddhist Council. U Khanti Kyauk Sar was regarded as the World’s Largest Book in the Ripley’s “Believe It or Not” Upper Burma (including Mandalay) was annexed by the British in 1885. […]

U Aung Khin (2)

Saya U Aung Khin’s visits to the Bay Area had tremendous impact. One visit resulted in the formation of BAPS (Burmese American Professional Society) — a merger of BEA (Burmese Engineers Association) and BASTS (Burmese American Science and Technology Society). Another visit resulted in a dinner meeting where […]

U Wun

Saya U Wun (Minthuwun, GBNF) is a scholar and a distinguished poet. His mentor is Sayagyi U Pe Maung Tin, who successfully proposed to Rangoon University to establish the Burmese Department. Saya studied at RU and in UK. Saya served as (a) Head of the Translation Department, Rangoon […]