With my heavy heart, I sadly let all know who loved and respect Sunlun Sayadaw U Wara leave us on 26th August 2021 at 2300 hours local time. Venerable Monk – Sunlun Sayadaw U Wara(…. – 26th August of 2021…
Portraits of People from their friends and families
Sequel: Grandma Met a Good Teacher at Aye-Yeik-Thar by Junior Win
K (U Khin Zaw) (1905 – 1989) My grandma – Khin Myo Chit (writer) met U Khin Zaw who was the Director of the Burmese Broadcasting Service (BBS) when she lived at Aye-Yeik-Thar (peaceful villa) in 1950. Aye-Yeik-Thar was a…
Maung Aung Pwint: People’s Poet (Khet Mar)
“All works of a poet are the meaning and the desires of the era he is living in.” Maung Aung Pwint. Photo: Khet Mar I once had an unsuccessful dream to publish a magazine in Burma. When I applied to…
Memorial of Burmese Poet – U Tin Moe (Junior Win)
On the 1st January of 2017, the ten-year memorial of the Burmese poet U Tin Moe, was held in Rangoon, Burma. (U Tin Moe (1933-2007)) He was one of famous poets in Burma especially in his writing on poems for…
Junior Win – A Tribute to U Thet Htun (1926 – 2012)
Junior Win – A Tribute to U Thet Htun (1926 – 2012) U Thet Htun, was a retired ambassador of France, Switzerland, and a writer of ‘Waves of Influence’ which won the National Literary Prize in the category of…
A Memory Of My Grandparents by Junior Win
A Memory Of My Grandparents by Junior Win This ebook is to mark the hundredth anniversary of my grandparents – U Khin Maung Latt (Chief editor of the Working People’s Daily (1963-1968), and (Daw) Khin Myo Chit (writer of Colourful…
A Memory of My Grandparents (5) (U) Khin Maung Latt and (Daw) Khin Myo Chit (Writer of Colourful Burma) by Junior Win
Some Part of Their Life and Their Meeting (My grandparents in 1939.) My Grandfather (U) Khin Maung Latt (My grandfather with a smile.) While my grandfather was working as a clerk at Bombay Burma Company, towards the end of 1939…
A Memory of My Grandparents (3)- (U) Khin Maung Latt and (Daw) Khin Myo Chit
(Family photo at the lawn, in 1972-73?, we twins with our grandparents, and our parents. The only thing we equally love is, ‘Books.’) They believe in books we can find a rich harvest of corn, no need to invest in…
A Memory of My Grandparents (2) by Junior Win
(U) Khin Maung Latt (1915-1996) and (Daw) Khin Myo Chit (1915-1999) Their Love of Teaching (At Pyaeyeiktha House, 1958) They both enjoyed reading books, and loved to share their knowledge to everyone. My grandfather opened his tution-classes at Aung Chan…
A Memory of My Grandparents…. (U) Khin Maung Latt and (Daw) Khin Myo Chit
Their Brief Stories (My grandpa with a Traditional Burmese clothes in 1958-59.) (U) Khin Maung Latt (1915 – 1996), my grandfather, was an English teacher, already looked like a teacher. On his face there was something, which reminds one of…
Nu Nu Yi: the Writer, the Role Model, and the Bird by Khet Mar
A Burmese author struggles with censorship, even after it’s officially abolished. Long ago, I was surprised and overwhelmed to learn that a well-known writer who I admired also happened to be my neighbor. At that time, I was a…
Ko Mya Aye
Thar Gyi (AAPP)
March 14, 2011
Our first meeting was in the union of graduate old students which was born in Rangoon University. Mya Aye was actively involved in 8888 people’s uprising. Then, a place on Maung Htaw Lay street became a rallying point for our association which we called ‘GODSA’. After that, we met again together in cell block 5 of Insein prison in April, 1990.
Maung Wunna, the writer and director
Farewell Notes to the passing of Maung Wunna
January 11, 2011
For the first time I met Saya Maung Wunna on the birthday of U Pe Thein, a great cartoonist. At that time, Saya said “I will take your book ‘Alice’ if you sign on it and give it to me or I won’t”. I knew what he meant and I replied “Yes, I will”.
Greeting Saya’s wife standing next to him, I told him that I really like his short stories ‘Maung Sein Thaung and Ma Hnin Yee’. My parents have still tell me how my grandfather Ba Ba Gyi U Khin Maung Latt was fascinated Saya’s movies.
His movies ‘Katipar Phinat Si Shwe Htee Saung’ had been shown in theatres in Burma before I was born. For being so enchanted with his film, my grandpa rented all seats in the circle of a cinema from Maenigone and invited his pupils to watch it. My parents also had to join the show. My dad and mum said that they like that movie too. You can see how much my grandpa like that picture. I have heard that it is my granddad’s favorite movie although I did not watch it.
KHIN MYO CHIT (1915-1999)
KHIN MYO CHIT (1915-1999)
La Grande Dame de la Burmese Writing
Dr.Khin Mauug Win
Very few people know that her real name is Ma Khin Mya. Her close relatives and friends call her by her real name. Young people call her Ma Ma Mya or Aunty Mya. Older people call her Ma Khin Mya. But to most people she was known under her pen name, “Khin Myo Chit”.
She was born at the time when people generally had low expectations of woman, when no parent would hear of a young respectable lady entering a profession, and a humanatarian education may be permitted, but only to be able to write B.A under one’s name and make impressions on people. “What a pity she’s a girl.” that’s what she always heard people saying all the time.
Her grandmother had been a maid of honour at the court of King Mindon. Many times, she recounted to her the events leading to the mass execution of King Thibaw’s royal relatives by the Queen Suphayalait. “It’s a blot on our history”, she used to say. She then related to her how the great warrior princes like the Prince Kanaung, the Thonsaire Minthagyi (literally translated the great Prince Thirty, so named because he could climb up a wall of thirty yards in height using his bare hands and feet) and many others were executed during an internal intrigue.” We lost all the great warrior princes, so that when the British marched to the capital city of Upper Burma, there was not even one person to throw a stone at the invaders.”