HM : English (RIT)

(1) Saya Des Rodgers and Saya U Khin were Scrabble Champions at the tournaments held at Guardian premises and YMCA.

Chambers Dictionary and Jones Pronouncing Dictionary were used to confirm/deny the word challenges. They were always present on Saya U Khin’s desk.

Saya Des moved to UK and Canada. Saya U Khin moved to Taiwan.

(2) Saya U Win Mra was Pole Vault Champion before he was asked to “retire” by the doctors. Saya U Win Mra and Saya Des are excellent guitarists and singers. Saya joined the Foreign Service. He was Myanmar’s Ambassador to the United Nations. He is chair of Myanmar Human Rights Commission.

U Khin Maung Lay (“Mutu”, M70) is a member of the Commission.

(3) Saya Joe Ba Maung (GBNF) was Burma’s Tennis Champion in Singles and Doubles (with U Than Lwin). Saya joined Burma Railways. He served as Advisor for Burma Railways Sports Program.

(4) Saya Sao Kangyi (Tony, GBNF) wrote as Khemarat. He is the brother-in-law of Sao Hso Holm (“Sawbwalay”, son of Arzani Sao San Htun).

(5) Saya U Kyaw Lwin Hla transferred to UNDP.

(6) Sayama Daw Yin Yin Mya (Terry) was Head of Department. She migrated to Australia. She was a Beauty Queen in her college days.

(7) Sayama Daw Sheila Saing was Deputy Head. She moved to Thailand.

(8) Sayama Naw Charity Sein U later became Head of the RIT English Department. Met her briefly at SPZP-2012.

(9) I met Sayama Muriel when she and Saya U Aung (Alphoso) visited Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt. We had a couple of lunch gatherings.

(10) Sayama Toni is a cousin of Ko Thet Tun (Henry, M 75). Their aunt Dr. Khin Kyi Nyunt (GBNF) is the spouse of Saya U Tin U. Met her briefly at SPZP-2012 and again in late 2019. Sayama is a Khamee Khamet of Saya U Win Mra.

(11) Sayama Daw Khin Saw Tint (Ann, GBNF) published several books. She is the daughter of ICS U Ba Tint and Daw Khin Saw Mu (“Khit San Sar Pay”). Her mon’s siblings are ICS U Tin Tut, U Kyaw Myint (Head of Tribunal for Galon U Saw’s case), U Myint Thein (former Chief Justice and writer/translator “MMT”), Dr. Htin Aung (former Rector and author of several books about Burma and Burmans), Daw Khin Mya Mu (Inscription Expert) and Sayama Daw Tin Saw Mu.

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