Category: A – E

HM : Autograph

Some famous people are asked to sign autographs.Athletes sign on sneakers, balls, bats, T-shirts.Keynote speakers sign on the program sheet. I attended lectures at the Computer History Museum and asked for autographs.I posted some of them in my posts. During our younger days, we carry small books known […]

HM : Astronomy

Background The astronomers studied and mapped the space objects such as stars and comets first with the naked eye and then with the help of telescopes (optical, radio, …). Before the advent of the communication satellites and GPS (Global Positioning System), seafarers had to rely on their knowledge […]

HM : Alumni

Latin terms In Latin, there are four terms to specify students. alumnus means “male student” almuna means “female student” alumni means “male students” alumnae means “female students” Alumni (Modern usage) In modern usage, the term “alumni” applies to both male and female students. It refers to former students […]

HM : Apple

Variety There are 100+ varieties of apples. Most are eaten fresh. Some are eaten as salad. Some are cooked or made into pie or sauce. They include Grannie Smith, which was chosen by the Beatles for the logo of their company “Apple Records“. Law Suit Steve Wozniak (“Woz”) […]

HM : Arithmetic

In our younger days, we had to study Arithmetic. Reading, (W)riting and (A)rithmetic were the Three R’s. Burmese version is Ah Thone Lone (for Ah Phut, Ah Yay and Ah Twet. Had to study some subjects in English and Burmese. Texts Our elders used the textbook by Workman. […]

HM : Calendar

Calendar types Academic calendarIt may span two years.e.g. The Class of 1958 has to attend classes in 1957 and 1958 Civil calendarIt is used for Civil or Administrative purposes. It is also used for general purpose by people and organizations Early Roman calendarIt covers only 10 months. September, […]

HM : Era

AD / CE AD stands for Anno Domini / “In the year of our Lord” Also known as CE (Common Era) Usually differs from the Burmese Era by 638Note : Burmese New Year falls in mid-April. So, the Gregorian year will span two Burmese years. BC BC stands […]

HM : Dr. Khin Tun (Peter)

The following post contains excerpts from my long article (posted on April 15, 2020 and updated daily through April 30, 2020). This post also contains some additional material. _____________________________________________________________________________ The Beginning January 1958 Peter (Dr. Khin Tun) became the first born child of U Tin U and Dr. […]