Month: August 2011

A Day in Phyu Phyu Thin’s Life


“A day in Phyu Phyu Thin’s life start with a phone call in the morning. She then tends to her patients and helps them out according to their needs. In spite of all her hard work, she does not look tired at all. In fact, she is graceful and smiling with whatever work she has to do.”

Junior Win : I am a writer in Burma

Junior Win:  I am a writer in Burma

I start my writing since 1996 at the AtwayAmyin monthly magazine. AtwayAmyin(thought) magazine is like Readers Digest magazine. It contains about 30 articles published monthly.

I have now 7 books published in Burma. All are in Burmese. My published books contained about Science, Science and Technology, history of planes, Myself, Translations of my grandmother’ books, dictionary of mathematics and so on.

Oakland Digital hosts first meeting between Burmese Community & White House AAPI Chair

an article written by our host Oakland Digital.

On Thursday, August 18th 2011, Oakland Digital Arts & Literacy Center (ODALC) hosted the first meeting between the Burmese Community and Daphne Kwok, Chair of President Barack Obama’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. This historic gathering in downtown Oakland was part of the White House Initiative for positive change in the AAPI community.

Khet Mar: Interview with editors, James Byrne & Ko Ko Thet

Bones Will Crow: An Anthology of Burmese Poetry | Sampsonia Way Magazine

James Byrne

James Byrne

James Byrne is an editor and co-founder of The Wolf poetry magazine. He has worked for the Poetry Translation Centre in London and has translated poetry from the Middle-East and the Balkans. For The Wolf he has published the work of Burmese poets Zawgyi, Saw Wai, Hyma Ein, Manorhary and Phone Thet Paing. Byrne recently lived in New York City from 2009-2011, where he was an Extraordinary International Fellow at New York University. His most recent collection is Blood/Sugar, published by Arc in 2009.

The Role of Students in the 8888 People’s Uprising in Burma

By Assistant Association for Political Prisoners (Burma)

August 8th 2011

 Twenty three years ago today, on 8 August 1988, hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of Burma demanding an end to the suffocating military rule which had isolated and bankrupted the country since 1962. Their united cries for a transition to democracy shook the core of the country, bringing Burma to a crippling halt. Hope radiated throughout the country. Teashop owners replaced their store signs with signs of protest, dock workers left behind jobs to join the swelling crowds, and even some soldiers were reported to have been so moved by the demonstrations to lay down their arms and join the protestors. There was so much promise.

SF Bay Area Burmese Successfully Hosts 88 Commenmoration



The Burmese Community was able to successfully host the Commenmoration of the 23rd Anniversay of 8.8.88, which was held in Ceasar Chavez Education Center in Oakland, CA. The event was sponsored by 10 activist and ethnic organizations and around 100 guests attended. Stage performances, exhibitions, and presentations were part of said event.

SF Burmese Community to Hold 88 23-years Commenmoration Event

 San Francisco Burmese Community, together with 10 sponsors invites you to the 8.8.88 23-year Commenmoration Event. 


Event Schedule of August 6, 2011 

[11:00a.m – 12:00p.m.] Alms to monks and Buddhist ceremony in memoriam of the fallen colleagues at and since 8.8.88 

[12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m.]  Refreshments will be served

[1:00p.m. – 4:30p.m.] Performance, Exhibitions, and Presentations