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Hla Min (Lifelong Learner)

Life Long Learner, Educator, Distinguished Toastmaster, Writer, Editor, Expert in Computer Science and Technology

Meanings can change

Posted : August 14, 2019 The meaning of words can change with time. Computer In the early days, a “computer” is a person who computes (e.g. tables for firing artillery). Even in some NASA projects, astronauts ask expert mathematicians (including a black female) to compute trajectories to check […]

C – D

Updated : August 8, 2019 Census Character Codes Chess Clocks Complementary Skills Currency Dana Days Deep Disasters DSL Census In Colonial Burma, the administration compiled “Than Kaung Sar Yin” (literally meaning “list taken at midnight”). US Population Census The US Population Census Data is compiled every ten years […]

B

Updated : August 8, 2019 Bala Balance Boundary Burmese Burmese (Myanmar) Presidents Bala Bala may stand for Strength or Prowess. Kaya Bala may stand for Physical Strength. In our younger days, there were Kaya Bala Ah Thin for developing Physical Strength. Some instructors have their names prefixed with […]

Ohn

Feedback from VNW (Dr. “Victor” Nyunt Wai, SPHS63, Fourth in Burma) “San Shay” U Ohn was an advisor to U Nu. [Per VNW] : MA Daw Ohn. Bohmu Maung Ohn was a Deputy Minister. [Per VNW] : U Ohn Gyaw was the Minister of Foreign Affairs of SLORC […]

Nyunt

Saya U Kaung Nyunt (Physics, Head of Regional College 2, Father of Khaing Khaing Nyunt (UCC)) Saya Dr. Koung Nyunt (Kogyi Koung, A67, GBNF) wrote several articles for “RIT Alumni International Newsletter”. He served as Secretary of the RIT Photography Club. Partially, due to the then Immigration rules […]

Bo

The list is not exhaustive. U Bo Bo Han (Tony Hundley) is a vocalist. He is the brother in law of U Mra Tun (former leader of the TAMPS band, COBOL programmer). U Bo Bo Oo (Oscar Oo, M71) U Bo Gyi (A59) co-founded Architects Incorporated with U […]

1963 to 2019

The events are not exhaustive. Some micro-gatherings, mini-gatherings and gatherings are covered in several posts and Newsletter Updates. The following are some highlights for the period 1963 – 2019. I spent five academic years at RIT. I have spent 20 years paying back to my alma mater and […]

M – R

Updated : August 6, 2019 Mathematics MD and PhD Message Methodist Mingun Model Mortality Musical Instruments National Language Center Neikban News Obsolescence Opinion Palmistry Parts of Speech Political Science Practice Quality Quotation Rhyme Mathematics During our younger days, we studied Basic Mathematics in English as well as Burmese. […]