Hla Min

Thanks

Parents

Thanks to my beloved parents (“Let Oo Sayas”) for their unconditional love and support.

My dad told us stories from the “University of Life” and shared his experience as a volunteer for social and religious work. His advice : “Anything that is worth doing should be done well.”

My mom’s gentle exhortation: “Eyes have you and you see not. Ears have you and you hear not.”

Ancestors

Thanks to my philanthropic ancestors, who donated in cash and kind for building and/or restoring pagodas, schools, hospitals, monasteries …

They offered food (e.g Sa Tu Ditha offering), medicine (e.g for burns), stipend (e.g for bright but needy students) …

I am simply following their footsteps by giving back to my beloved land, my mentors, my alma mater(s) …

Family Members

Thanks to my family members for supporting my volunteer work for several decades.

My beloved spouse wrote articles for Dhammanda Newsletter with the pen name “Neikban Zaw”.

My niece “Thamee Khine” Dr. Khine Zin Oo gave me a surprise gift: tripod with remote control.

Poets and Artists

Thanks to the contributors of “Poetic Art”.

  • Tekkatho Moe War (Saya U Moe Aung)
  • Maung Sein Win (Padeegone)
  • Okpo Maung Yin Maung (Saya U Aung Myaing)
  • Maung Nyunt Htay (Ah Htet Min Hla) : Saya U Nyunt Htay
  • Win Myint (M72) : U Win Myint
  • Bagyee Myat Myo Myint (U Myo Myint)

Miscellaneous

Thanks to Dr. Khin Maung U, Dr. Nyunt Wai, Dr. Thane Oke Kyaw Myint, several sayas, colleagues, friends and literary lovers for contributing and/or reviewing my posts.

Saya U Htun Aung Kyaw (ChE67, SPHS61) posted the list of videos with the links. After retirement from RIT, saya moved to Thailand and USA. He also commented on optimization of the talks.

My cousin Dr. Myo Tint stood Third in Burma in 1952 from TTC. He is Past Captain and Gold of RUBC. He retired as Medical Superintendent of Workers’ General Hospital.

U Tin Aung Win (Oscar, M69, Sacred Heart63) gave me rides to the Golden Jubilee celebrations — Saya Pu Zaw Pwe in the morning and Reuinion Dinner in the evening — in 2019. Both events were organized by U Aung Min (M69) and team.

U Htun Aung (EP70) and spouse Daw Pwint Than (EP71, High school Luyechun in 1964 and 1965) gave me a dhamma book at SPZP-2016.

Saya Dr. Kyaw Tint (Physics, Author) was a Science Scholar, Past President of BADA, and is an entrepreneur.

Daw Khai Nyunt (UCC) spends time developing software and supporting meditation centers (e.g TMC).

U Aung Win (C84, Core member of SPZPs in 2012 and 2016, Sponsor of “RIT Selected Cartoons”)

Saya U Ye Sint taught Physics in Myanmar before moving to USA. He served as Vice President, Board of Director, Contributing Editor of “Dhammananda Newsletter” and “Paying Homage to Sayadaw U Silandabhivsmsa” book at TBSA. Four of his books were published in Myanmar by “Seit Koo Cho Cho”.

Eddie Shein (U Aung Kyaw Myint) matriculated from St. Paul’s High School (SPHS) and graduated from Rangoon Institute of Technology (RIT) in 1970. His hobbies include Palmistry and Astrology. He invited us to the wedding reception of his daughter (specialist medical doctor in Australia). It was a mini-reunion of alumni from SPHS and RIT.

U Maung Maung Kyi (my classmate at SPHS and Leik Khone, my crew mate at RUBC and Best Man at my wedding). He and his spouse Daw Khin May Than (ChE72) hosted us at Ogmore-by-the-sea in Wales, UK

U Win Latt authored WinHoro at UCC under my supervision. He has a Master in Computer Science. He runs a software company named SysMagic. He worked in Myanmar, Singapore and Thailand. He hosted me during my first visit to Singapore

U Win Myint Aung (GBNF) writes kabyars with the pen name Win Myint (Myeik). He and his spouse are RIT graduates. His father-in-law is Saya U Kyaw Sein (SPHS).

Saya U Aung Zaw (UCC, CSO, Author) gave me two of his books : “Bawa and Dhamma”, and “Cetana Thi Thar Kan”. He studied M.Sc. (Computer Science) at Southampton University, UK. He taught CS at UCC, Assumption University in Bangkok and at a college in Sydney, Australia.

U Aung Myint (UCC, SPHS64, Physics) transferred from RIT EE Lab to UCC Systems Division. He was Maintenance Engineer and a victim of the 33 question survey following 8-8-88. He taught Courses (e.g Programmable Logic Controllers). He and his son took us to Tanyin / Syriac to visit the Yay Le Phaya and Thabawa Dhamma Yeik Tha. His hobbies include Palmistry and Astrology. He wrote Bedin programs on the ICL 1902S computer at UCC.

U Ngwe Soe (UCC, AGTI, Japanese Diploma, Physics) was among the young UCC employees. He did sea faring briefly before working for projects around the world. He showed us around Singapore. He and his spouse Daw Nu Nu Yee hosted us for two nights at their home in Jahore, Malaysia. Ma Nu is the sister of U Khin Maung Thwe (RIT69er, GBNF).

U Hlaing Myint (UCC, CS) is the nephew of Saya Dr. San Tint (retired Professor of EC / Electronics, YTU). He helped with the maintenance of my car in the early days at UCC. He gave me rides in his newest car during my previous trip to Yangon. He was an eligible bachelor for a long time. He is now a proud father.

Saya U Aung Myaing (ChE72, Poet) is contributor and coordinator of “Poetic Art”. He recorded several songs (including “Till the end of the world”). His son gave him software for video editing. He and his spouse Daw Gyn Yu (ChE72) hosted sayas and alumni visiting Bangkok (especially for medical checkup).

Sayar Khin Maung Oo (Master Mariner) taught in Myanmar and Malaysia. He and his spouse Daw Tin Tin Win provide volunteer service (e.g shopping, cooking) for Myanmar crew members (notably those who do not have visas to get off their ships at the Port of Houston, Texas).

U Win Thein (Padamyar Winhtein) stood first in his Mathematics Major class in 1966. He wrote for magazines and journals (pen name : Maung Nyo). He is a Moderator for “Fun with Learning” FB Group.

U Sann Tun Ni (Las Vegas) owns a sushi business. He worked for Heavy Industries, and as a Tourist Guide (for Japanese) before moving to USA. He is a Gawpaka at the Las Vegas monastery.

Dr. Myint Tun (Henry Cho Tun, SPHS60) scored the highest marks in I.Sc(A) and I.Sc(B) Combined. He urged me to “Carry On”.

Saya U Min Wun was Professor and Head of Civil Engineering at RIT and Member of the Myanmar Pyetkadein Ah Kyan Pay Ah Phwe. Saya retired from Caltans at the tender age of 80 to have time for meditation. He was interviewed by the newspaper and Internet TV in Southern California. Saya wrote several articles for RIT Alumni International Newsletter.

U Khin Maung Myint (M71) rowed for RIT. He stays active by running and mountaineering.

SMART Group of Companies (U Kyaw Kyaw Hlaing and team) for hosting me twice during my visit to Myanmar from November 2019 to January 2020.

Admin and Moderator

  • Sagar Pariye
    Dr. Nyunt Wai (SPHS63, Fourth in Burma)
  • MARB
    U Kyaw Myint, Dr. Aung Myin Bo
  • Team Old School IT
    U Kyaw Zeya
  • YUBC Old Members
    U Zeyar Linn
  • Swel Daw Yeik
    U Khin Maung Lwin
  • Gangaw Taw Yar Pyie (RU Centennial)
    Dr. Nyi Thet Lwin, U Aung Mon
  • P.B.R.S Group
    U Aye Maung Than, U Mya Hlaing
  • Friends of Sayar Khin Maung Oo
    U Khin Maung Oo
  • SF Bay Area Myanmar Community and Cultural Center
    U Cho Oo, U Kyaw Kyaw Soe
  • Fun with Learning
    Padamyar Winhtein, U Khin Maung Zaw
  • 1964 – 1988 Luyechun
    U Win Aung

To my family members for their unfailing support in my endeavors.

T

*****

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