Trips in 2019 *

  • Trips to Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar before the Pandemic (and the loss of several loved ones)
  • Thanks to the hosts, sponsors and organizers
5th Irrawaddy Literary Festival
UCC Gathering in 2019

Late October to Early November

  • In late October 2019, I visited my former classmates, colleagues and students in Singapore.
  • Ko Zaw Tun (UCC) & Ma Kyu were our main hosts.
  • Ko Ngwe Soe (UCC) & Ma Nu hosted us at their second home in Jahore.
    Silver took us to Melecca.
    Earlier he took us to Sentosa (which was about to bring down the Lion Statue).
    He also wanted to jolt my memory of the “Myo Putt Ya Htar”.
  • There were mini gatherings :
    69ers, M73 group with their Saya U Tu Myint, ex-UCC and ex-ICST.
  • There were micro gatherings : Boe & Ma Phyu, Ma Pale & Ko Ye.
  • Ko Zaw Tun & Ma Kyu offered Soon at their house (in addition to the regular ones at the Singapore Chan Myay Monastery).

Early November

  • In early November, we continued our trip. KK picked me up at the Mingalardon air port and placed me at a hotel.
    He hosted two mini gatherings : mostly professional speakers and coaches.
  • We then flew to Mandalay to attend the 5th Irrawaddy Literary Festival.
    I was invited to be a panelist at two sessions :
    one on Education and another on Poetry.
  • During a break, Ko Thein Htut (UCC) took me on a quick trip around Sagaing and Mandalay.
  • Did not met Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe who had to take an emergency trip to see his ailing son.
  • Received an autographed copy from Ko Htein Win (Dat Pon).
    He had to wait a long time before he could publish his photos and related articles about two Dark Moments in Burma : U Thant Ah Yay Ah Khin and 8-8-88.

Mid November to End of December

  • There were several gatherings back in Yangon in November and December, 2019.

RIT Gatherings

  • RIT 69er Monthly Breakfast Gathering
  • Golden Jubilee of 69ers (Main event at Gyogone Campus, Reunion Dinner organized by Ko Aung Min at his old office compound)
  • Lunch hosted by Ko Tin Win (Min)
  • Guest of the Class of 72 (M72 Annual Gathering and PZP, additional : Indian Lunch, Chinese Dinner)
  • Guest at All Mechanical Gathering /Dinner
  • Dinner by Ko Nyunt Htay
  • Birthday Lunch by Ko Myint Toe & Ma Nwe

UCC / ICST Gatherings

  • Acariya Pu Zaw Pwe of UCSY/ICST
  • Several ex-UCC gatherings
    (MICT, Sweetie’s apartment, Soon Kyway by Ko Soe Win & KZ, …)

SPHS Gatherings

  • Wedding of Eddie Shein’s daughter,
  • Soon for Uzin Saya Beatson


  • RUBC Annual Regatta
  • Attendees include :
    U Tin U (Most Senior Past Captain),
    U Maung Maung Than Tun (Oldest Past Captain, GBNF),
    Dr. Myo Tint (Past Captain, GBNF),
    U Sein Htoon (Past Captain),
    U Myo Myint (Gold),
    U Tun Mra,
    U Tin Myint Razak,
    Dr. Thein Hlyne …


  • Visited the new Building
  • Thai Tarot Master donated Air Conditioners

Sun Lun

  • Some meditation sessions
  • Received two books from Mi Mi Win (Junior Win) about her grand parents U Khin Maung Latt and Daw Khin Myo Chit


  • 49th Anniversary of Saya Dr. Soe Win and Sayama Daw May Saw Lwin
  • Thar Yay (Zeyar …)
  • Nar Yay (Ma Cherry …)
  • Other gatherings :
    Ma Hazel,
    my friends,
    my spouse’s friends…
  • Thanks for the rides :
    Ko Ohn Khine,
    Ko Win Maung (Lake),
    Ko Tin Aung Win (Oscar),
    Ko Tin Win,
    Ko Ye Myint,
    Ko Aung Myin Bo,
    younger son of Y Patail

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