Video Broadcast : #001
August 18, 2020
Text Update : January 18, 2021
- “If one can dream, others can fulfill.”
It was true of Jules Verne.
He dreamed of sending three men to orbit the Moon and returning them back safely to earth.
- I have two dreams fulfilled :
(a) to get the sayas and alumni get connected and re-connected electronically and physically
(b) to pay back the metta and cetana of our mentors via SPZP.
- My latest dreams are
(a) to implement “Written and Oral History“
(b) to provide “Leadership skills” (with the help of sponsors and volunteer mentors) to eligible youths in Myanmar in 2021
- As a Life Long Learner, Volunteer and Disseminator, I try to my best to make my dreams come true.
I have served as a volunteer for various organizations
- Attended the following:
PPBRS (Private Primary Boundary Road School)
SPHS (St. Paul’s High School)
Leik Khone (Intermediate College)
RIT (Rangoon Institute of Technology, Gyogone Campus)
UCC (Universities’ Computer Center, Thamaing College Campus)
- Taught at UCC (in collaboration with the Department of Mathematics, RASU),
DCS (Department of Computer Science) and
ICST (Institute of Computer Science and Technology)
- Founding member of RIT Alumni International (based in San Francisco Bay Area)
Core organizer of the First RIT Grand Reunion and Saya Pu Zaw Pwe in October 2000.
- Founder and Chief Editor of RIT Alumni International Newsletter
First published in April/May 1999.
Posted thousands or email newsletters and/or blogs.
Wrote 64 “Count down to the Reunion” articles.
Wrote 36 “Post Reunion” articles.
Published Commemorative Issue of SPZP-2000.
Served for 21 years
- Content Provider for ex-RIT web sites
First web site designed by U Khin Maung Zaw
Second web site designed by U Wunna Ko Ko
Current web site (hlamin.com) maintained by Yours Truly
- Helped organize World Wide SPZPs starting with SPZP-2000 in San Francisco, USA.
Supported subsequent SPZPs held in Singapore (in 2002, 2007 and 2010) and in Yangon (in 2004, 2012 and 2016).
- Founding member of NorCal RIT Alumni International
Member, BOD (Board of Directors)
- Life member, Association of RIT Alumni (based in Yangon, Myanmar)
Rangoon University Boat Club
- Treasurer (1963 – 1964)
- Vice Captain (1964 – 1965)
- Contributing Editor, Commemorative Issue for the 90th Anniversary of the Founding of RUBC
Wrote Preludes for every section in the Magazine
Wrote three articles
- Published “Memories of RUBC” in hlamin.com and selected Facebook Pages
RIT English Association
- Contributing Editor, Newsletter published by the Association
- Participant, Debate
RIT Electrical Engineering Association
- EC member (1965 – 1966)
- Magazine Committee Member (1965 – 1966)
- Joint Secretary (1966 – 1967)
- Secretary (1967 – 1968)
- UCC Implementation
- High School Mathematics Curriculum and Textbook
- Children’s Treasury of Knowledge
- 2010 Census Count Committee
- HMEE-2012 Project Member (compiled the CD supplement with U Ohn Khine)
- Docent, Computer History Museum (in Mountain View, California, USA)
- Meditation Retreats
- SF Bay Area ACM Chapter
- Toastmasters International (District 4 and District 101)
- Computer History Museum (Mountain View, California)
- Listening and Reading Course for Burmese, National Language Center, University of Maryland (College Park)
- Encyclopedia for Asian American Folklore and Folklife
- On behalf of the 69ers, thanked the sayas, sayamas, sponsors and attendees at the Golden Jubilee of Graduation on December 14, 2019 at the YTU Assembly Hall.
- Have paid back to my alma mater by publishing Memories.
- Memories of PPBRS”
- “Memories of SPHS”
- “Recollections of RIT 69er”
- “A short and sad clip : EE Sayas”
- “Memories of UCC”
- “Rangoon University” (for RU Centennial Facebook Pages)
- RIT Updates
- Life Long Learning
- Daily podcast starting in August, 2020
- Requested sayas, alumni and friends to help me with my journey.
- Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (SPHS60)
Dr. Nyunt Wai (SPHS63)
Dr. Khin Maung U (SPHS63)
U Aung Myint (SPHS64, UCC)
U Khin Maung Zaw (SPHS70, EC76)
Some sayas (e.g. Sayagyi Dr. Aung Gyi)
and alumni added value to my posts with insightful comments
- Know only a fraction of sayas and alumni
But I know them with reasonable detail
- Am a Jack of All Trades and Master of Some.
There are many areas of knowledge that I do not know. |
But I know a few areas with reasonable detail.
- Am grateful to my ancestors who are philanthropists.
They led by example.
They donated cash and kind for hospitals, schools, religious and social institutions.
Cannot donate a fraction of what they did in cash, but I have donated my time and energy.
- Am grateful to my “Let Oo Sayas”.
My beloved father said, “Any thing that is worth doing is worth doing well.”
My beloved mother said, “Eyes have you and you see not. Ears have you and hear not”.
Without their unbounded love, support and exhortation, I would not be where I am today.
Ko Wint Khin Zaw wrote :
We as readers, juniors and RIT Alumni family members admire all your contributions towards RIT, Burma, Burmese people and the mankind and most of all we are indebted to your precious dreams that everything was originated from