GBNF Saya

U Sein Win

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Saya U Sein Win (EE)

  • MS in EE from University of Michigan
  • Taught at RIT
  • Retired as Professor of Electrical Power, YTU
  • After retirement, worked as Consultant
  • Technical Advisor for the UCC Project
  • Line Judge at RUBC Regattas
  • President, RIT Rowing Club
  • President, RIT Swimming Club
  • Swam almost daily
    Even when he was visiting Singapore on business trips.
  • GBNF

Invitation to SPZP-2000

  • Saya was invited by his former students in the US and Singapore to attend SPZP-2000.
  • He gently declined the offer.
  • Told his students to sponsor EE saya who had not been to the US.
  • Said that he had been to the US for his studies. |
    He was a top student at the University of Michigan, USA.
  • With permission from Saya Allen Htay, we are printing the letter from Saya U Sein Win.

Saya’s Letter

Dear Allen & Ko San Hla Aung,

Long time no see!

Since I retired in 1993, I have been doing odd jobs. I was a mechanical and electrical supervisor for about 6 months at the FMI shopping center constructing job. Then after the construction phase, I retired, doing nothing, except to drive my youngest daughter to various tuition places.

For the last two years, I worked part-time again, 3 times a week, from 11:00 a.m to 5 p.m., as a consultant for the maintenance of mechanical and electrical works, as my youngest daughter finished her matriculation classes.

Since last month, I have another part-time jobs as consultant to a UPS selling company, working on Tuesdays and Thursdays, I am now in Singapore for a week, at the Liebert UPS (USA based Ohio Co.) Co., for servicing and repair of UPSs and am going back [on Tuesday] with one of the company men.

Since both my jobs are part-time jobs, and I am on company’s expense here, I do not have any leave privileges, etc. and I am sorry I can’t afford to go to USA.

My eldest daughter and my second daughter are now medical doctors. My youngest is now reading for her first year medical course. I am still living in the same old house near the Inya Lake.

I hope both of you are healthy as I am now a health buff and tried to stay in health but at this age nobody can say what will happen as I noticed, looking up obituaries of people around my age in the newspaper and see the names of old friends.

Yours,
—- auld lang syne—
Sein Win

Anecdote

Saya U Sein Win left his brand new spouse at a Zay (presumably Bogyoke Zay).

Saya went back to RIT, and had a long discussion with his students.

The students asked, “How is Sayagadaw?”

Saya’s reply : “Let’s end the discussion. It’s past time I should have picked her up at the Zay”.

Uzin Bobby Myo Tun (A69) wrote :

Classic example of ‘the absent-minded professor!’

U Aung Myint (UCC) wrote :

I heard about that from some of the students or from the Lab staffs while I was in EC lab: What I heard was a little different. What I heard was “He parked at Hledan Zay. His wife went for buying. He was waiting inside the car. Suddenly he got an idea of taking hair cut nearby instead of waiting for a long time. After hair cutting he forgot everything and drove the car alone. I don’t know if that is true or not.

Categories: GBNF Saya, Saya

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