Compliments, Doubts and Reality *

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Lecture at UCSY

I received both compliments and doubts.

First example

A1 : Compliment

  • Thanks Sayagyi (Member of Generation Zero) for attending the 5th Acariya Pu Zaw Pwe of ICST/UCSY.
  • Thanks Sayagyi for sharing “UCC Memories” and for your Guest Lecture “Computer Chin, Ngan, Sutt”.

A2 : Doubt

  • Why do people address U Hla Min as Saya?
  • Where did he teach?

A3 : Reality

  • I was a saya at UCC (Universities’ Computer Center), DCS (Department of Computer Science) and ICST (Institute of Computer Science and Technology).
  • Aye Aye Kyaw Zin, younger daughter of U Kyaw Zin (EP69), was one of my students at ICST.

Second example

B1 : Compliment

He is a “Hin Lay Oh Gyi”.

B2 : Doubt

Have you read George Orwell?

B3 : Reality

  • I am a life long learner.
  • I have a decent memory.
  • I have read books (but the number is far less than those of bibliophiles like Saya U Thein Han (Zawgyi, former Chief Librarian of Rangoon University Central Library).

Third example

C1 : Compliments

  • Thanks for beautifully translating my poems and articles.
  • You should send your poem “Men on the Moon” to NASA.

C2 : Doubt

  • Why is he speaking at the Centennial of UNSG U Thant?
  • Is he a writer?

C3 : Reality

  • I am a “Sar Pay Myat Noe Thu”.
  • I have written articles, poems, translations, study guides, and blogs.
  • I have edited several books (mostly to commemorate events).
  • Nine of my articles appear in the Encyclopedia of Asian American Folklore and Folklife.
  • I co-authored a book, but the sales were not that great.


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Categories: A B C

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