RU : Philosophy and Psychology

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Dr. Hla Bu was Professor of Philosophy and Psychology at Rangoon University. Later, RU had two departments : (1) Philosophy (2) Psychology —————————————————————————————— Phil => Love [of] & sophy => wisdom Under the then new Education (starting in 1964), students with […]


For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) We took “Dhatu Beda” in the first ever HSF Only examination in 1962. Ko Maung Maung Kyi scored the highest marks in Chemistry. We took Chemistry in the first ever Matriculation Only examination in 1963. Dr. Khin Maung U scored a […]


For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Guinea Pigs There used be a combined HSF and Matriculation examination. We became the Guinea Pigs for the ever changing Education System in Burma with the introduction of HSF Only examination in 1962. We lost one year because we had to […]


For archive (Updated on February 27, 2019) Taw Sein Kho is considered to be the first Burmese archaeologist. U Aung Thaw served as Director General of the Archaeological Department. He authored book(s) and research papers on the archaeological sites in Burma. He lived close to the Kaba Aye […]

Notes : Thingyan

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Thingyan means “Change”. Cula Thingyan (Small Change) occurs monthly (move to a new Zodiac sign). Maha Thingyan (Big Change) occurs yearly (Sun, in the geocentric model, enters Meiktha around Mid April). Similar to celebrating the “Solar” New Year around March 21 […]


For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) U Khin Maung Yin (A60, GBNF) directed the movie “Hna Ma Let Shawt Nay Lay Dawt”. He is a classmate of U Tin Htoon, U Aung Kyee Myint, … He is a fellow artist of U Paw Oo Thet, Director Win […]

Sports : Thaing

For archive (Updated on February 26, 2019) Thaing is a generic name for Burmese/Myanmar Martial Arts. Thaing comprises of (a) Bando (unarmed combat Thaing) and (b) Banshay (armed combat Thaing). There are various schools of Thaing. One famous school was started by Saya U Pyi Thein. He is […]