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December

Update : November 14, 2022

Background

  • December is the 10th month of the old Calendar.
    Dec means Ten.
  • December is the 12th and last month of the Gregorian Calendar.
    It has 31 days
  • December 31st is celebrated as

Special Days

U Thant Ah Yay Ah Khinn (in 1974)

  • Dark moment in the history of Burma
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Apollo 8 (in 1968)

  • Orbited the Moon in December 1968
  • Astronauts : Frank Borman, James Lovell, Bill Anders

December 25

  • Christmas

December 31

  • New Year’s Eve

SEAP Games

  • Burma hosted the 2nd SEAP Games in December, 1961
  • Burma hosted the 5th SEAP Games in December, 1969
Fifth SEAP Games in 1969

Birthdays

There are several birthdays in December among my relatives and friends. They include

  • Beloved spouse
  • Elder sister
  • Cousin,
  • Uncle
  • Sayas : U Tin Maung Nyunt and Allen Htay (GBNF)
  • Classmates : Maung Maung Kyi (Wales) and Aung Thu Yein (Brownie, GBNF).

Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt and my spouse are born on December 30.

Saya Allen Htay was born on December 31, and is a day younger than Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt.

Saya U Tin Maung Nyunt

  • Saya celebrated his 83rd birthday on December 30, 2018 performing meritorious deeds
  • Observed Eight Precepts and practice Vipassana Meditation

My Beloved Spouse

  • She had supported my volunteer activities for nearly five decades.
  • I completed 23 years as Founder and Editor of “RIT Alumni Newsletter Updates”.
  • She attended several RIT gatherings starting with SPZP-2000. U Htaik San (Henry, M81, Past Captain and RUBC Gold) took our picture at the 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles held at the Knott Berry Farms. U Thaung Sein (Steeve, EC70) and his Kay Family Foundation provided a matching fund of US $30000 for the event.
  • She is a Caring Spouse, a Dutiful Mother, and a Loving Grandmother. She asked me to take care of my health and minimize the long hours on the computer.
  • She loves to sing and dance at the gatherings. I am an amateur musician who plays the instruments (piano, key board, guitar, harmonica) by ear.

Here’s my birthday wish:

May you be blessed with Good Health, Abundant Wealth, Unbounded Love, Peace, Calm, Tranquility … for many more years to come.

My spouse (in her younger days)
My spouse (on our Wedding day)

Events in December

Saya U Ba Toke
  • December 1, 1920 :
    Under the Rangoon University Act of 1920, Rangoon University was established with Rangoon College and Judson College as constituent colleges.
  • RU Golden Jubilee in 1970
    I served as a volunteer for the “Zay Nay Yar Cha Htar Yay” committee of the GJ celebrations
  • RU Diamond Jubilee in 1995
    BARB produced a documentary for “Rangoon University Sports
  • RU Centennial in 2020
    I served as Moderator of the RU Centennial Facebook group
  • December 26, 1920 :
    Saya U Ba Toke‘s birthday.
    His life story is published in the book by Tekkatho Maung Thin Char (Dr. Khin Maung Swe, GBNF).
    Saya passed away on December 2, 2020 just a few days before his Centennial Birthday
  • December 5, 1920 :
    First RU Students’ Strike
    Caused amendments to the RU Act.
    Led to the establishment of Amyothar Kyaung (National School) and Amyothat Kawleik (College)
    The Amyothar Nay (National Day) is celebrated using the Burmese date (may sometimes fall in November)
  • December 1961 :
    Second SEAP Games
    Hosted in Rangoon
    Burma dominated in Track and Field, Swimming, Volleyball …
    About 20 athletes from RU represented Burma in the Games (See photo provided by Dr. Richard Yu Khin)
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RU students who represented Burma in the 2nd SEAP Games in 1961
Opening ceremony for 5th SEAP Games in 1969

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