Why I created the site hlamin.com

Update : January 21, 2021


  • Learning
    Life Long Learning
    Fun with Learning
  • Paying back the Metta and Cetana of our ancestors and mentors
  • Caring and Sharing
  • Importance of studying history
  • Dream


  • I learn new things every day.
  • I listen to Blinkist daily
  • I study Merriam Webster’s “Word of the day” podcast daily.
  • I have created three Facebook groups named
    Fun with Learning“,
    Life Long Learning” and
    Youth Leadership (2021)”.
  • I practice the “Pillars of Learning” :
    Learning to know
    Learning to do
    Learning to be
    Learning to live
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Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM)
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NorCal RITAA Award

Paying back to our Ancestors and Mentors

I have studied and/or taught at

  • PPBRS (Private Primary Boundary Road School)
  • SPHS (St. Paul’s High School)
  • RU (Rangoon University)
  • RIT (Rangoon Institute of Technology)
  • UCC (Universities Computer Center)
  • DCS (Department of Computer Science)
  • ICST (Institute of Computer Science and Technology)

I am indebted to my parents and my teachers — Thin Saya, Myin Saya and Kyar Saya — for helping me develop a passion for Learning and Dissemination of Knowledge and Expertise.

Our ancestors were philanthropists. They donated schools and books, hospitals and medicine, and buildings (Tazaung, zayat, shelter).

I am trying to emulate the philanthropy of our ancestors by sharing my knowledge and expertise.

Sharing Knowledge and Expertise

I am a Jack of all trades and Master of some. 
I want to share my Knowledge and Expertise that I have gained as

  • Software developer / engineer
  • Consultant
  • Distinguished Toastmaster
  • Freelance author, translator and interpreter
  • Editor of several newsletters and books
  • Amateur Historian and Folklorist

Recording history of our beloved land

  • I love history.
  • I was a member of “History of Myanmar Engineering Education (HMEE) Project”.
    U Ohn Khine and I compiled the CD supplement for HMEE-2012 book.
  • I was a Docent at the “Computer History Museum” in Mountain View, California, USA.
  • I have published 2500+ posts.
    I initially named then as “Trivia”, but many readers felt that they are more than Trivia.
    I have revised / reorganized the posts with appropriate categories.
  • I am requesting Subject Matter Experts (SME) to provide interest to feedback and suggestions.
  • I hope that my posts will be helpful to scholars and historians (especially in Myanmar).

I wrote and/or reviewed articles, translations and poems for

  • Guardian
  • Working People’s Daily (WPD)
  • Forward Magazine
  • Veda Magazine
  • Pan Magazine
  • High School Mathematics Project
  • Team of System Specialists (TOSS)
  • Rangoon University Boat Club (RUBC)
  • Set Hmu Thadin Zin
  • Hlyat Sit Sar Saung
  • Swel Daw Yeik Sar Saung
  • Swel Daw Yeik Magazine
  • Moe Ma Ka
  • RIT Alumni International Newsletter
  • BAPS Newsletter
  • Dhammananda Newsletter
  • National Language Center (NLC)
  • Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife

I have volunteered for

  • Computer History Museum (CHM)
  • History of Myanmar Engineering Education (HMEE)
    HMEE-2012 Project
    HMEE-2018 Project
  • Toastmasters International
  • San Francisco Bay Area ACM Chapter
  • 2010 Census Count Committee
  • RIT Alumni International
  • NorCal RIT Alumni Association
  • Tathagata Meditation Center (TMC)
  • Theravada Buddhist Society of America (TBSA)

“If one person can dream, others will fulfill”

  • The saying is attributed to Jules Verne who dreamed and wrote about space ships, submarines, and travel around the globe.
  • I hope that you have time and energy to read my posts and provide feedback, reviews and suggestions for improvement.
  • Please help fulfill my dream of compiling Oral and Written History of our beloved land.

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