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August *

Background

  • August was the 6th month in the old Roman Calendar, and it had 30 days.
  • The month was given an extra day and renamed in honor of Augustus Caesar.
  • It is the 8th month in the 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 Celebration at Half Moon Bay
Alumni Appreciation Award
Attendees
With spouse, DIL and Granddaughter

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”.

1988

  • 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 fed news to a BBC correspondent.

2008

  • Most Chinese think that the number 8 is lucky.
  • Beijing Olympics was opened on 8-8-08 (August 8, 2008).

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