Hla Min

Hla Min : Dedication

Update : December 4, 2021

  • Many years ago, I asked a journalist how he could write a weekly column.
    He replied, “As long as one have friends and there are things to see, it’s not difficult to write even daily.”
  • I started “RIT Alumni International Newsletter” in 1989.
    I asked at least three times if someone wanted to take over as the volunteer messenger, writer and editor. Even my fiercest critics would not step up.
  • I have completed 22 years of my service to my alma mater, mentors and colleagues.
    The smiles on the faces of my former teachers, and occasional pat on the back by my colleagues give me “second wind” and the energy to “go the extra mile.”
  • During a visit to Yangon, I spent three days writing “Memories of UCC.”
    My former student called, “You should take time off and enjoy your stay in Burma. You can continue writing when you get back to the USA. I suggest that you should spend two nights and three days in Bagan. She pledged air ticket and hotel stay as Garawa.”
    It was my second trip to the ancient city.
    Things have changed a lot since my quick trip to Bagan and Nyaung Oo many years ago.
  • Upon my return to the USA, I started writing Trivia posts based on what I learned from my Thin Saya, Myin Saya and Kyar Saya.
  • I was happy when I hit the 100 mark, then 500, 1000 and 1500.
  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint (SPHS60, Sixth in Burma) added memories of his father, uncles and aunts.
    I learned more about the seven siblings : U Tin Tut, U Kyaw Myint, U Myint Thein, Dr Htin Aung, Daw Khin Mya Mu, Daw Khin Saw Mu and Daw Tin Saw Mu.
    I also learned about Dr. TOKM’s former students who are Professors and talented writers.
  • Dr. Nyunt Wai (SPHS63, Fourth in Burma) added many entries to the “Names” series.
    He added the names of medical professionals, artists, writers, and statesmen.
  • Dr. Khin Maung U (SPHS63, First in Burma) shared his writings on Dhamma teachings and Medical Research.
  • Dr. Richard Yu Khin (MEHS61, SEAP Gold Medalist) wrote about swimmers and the Japanese coach.
    He also shared photos :
    MEHS 61,
    University Athletes who represented Burma in 2nd SEAP Games
    RU Pagan Road Residents.
    He has two FB pages.
    One is about Sailing. He won Gold for Yachting.
    Another is about his former classmates, neighbors, Economics, …
  • I paraphrased several posts from RITAA, NorCal RITAA, SDYF.
  • The GBNF posts — old and new — have the most hits.
  • Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint wrote : Please keep on writing
  • Thein Swe (GBNF, RIT 3rd BE Luyechun) wrote : I appreciate your writing and thanks a lot for it.

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