August *

Background

  • August was the 6th month in the old Roman Calendar, and it had 30 days.
  • It was renamed in honor of Augustus Caesar, and given an extra day.
  • It is the 8th month of Gregorian Calendar, and has 31 days.

Birthdays

  • Two sisters, my grand daughter, several cousins and I are August born.
  • In August 2016, Ko Maurice Chee (M75) organized a birthday soon kwyay for me at the Dhammananda Vihara in Half Moon Bay, California.
    The sayas and alumni presented me an Appreciation award.
Birthday Gathering at Half Moon Bay
Alumni Appreciation Award

Deaths

  • Three in-laws : Father-in-law, Mother-in-law and Brother-in-law passed away in August.
  • Sayadaw U Silanandabhivamsa passed away in August.
    I served as the Master of Ceremonies at the Memorial Service.
    I was member of the Magazine Committee and contributing editor of “Homage to Sayadaw U Silananda”.

Dark Days

  • 8-8-88 (August 8, 1988) and the following days mark the hope and then despair of the people longing for the end of the Adhamma Era.
  • The event was inspired in part by numerologists who remembered the historic event (about Mingyi Yan Naung) in 888 Burmese Era and extrapolated the magic of No. 8 from three 8’s to four 8’s.
  • The organizers and Ko Nay Min fed news to a BBC correspondent.

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