Tuesday, July 28, 2009


collegian, originally uploaded by lwinmoe.

More of the books I have read -- ကောလိပ်ကျောင်းသား (collegian) by ဇဝန.

Friday, July 24, 2009

မြန်မာဝတ္ထုတို (Burmese Short Stories)

I am still reading this one. Not quite finished yet.

လွမ်းမောခဲ့ရသောတက္ကသိုလ်နွေညများ (The Class)

Another book that I have finished is "လွမ်းမောခဲ့ရသောတက္ကသိုလ်နွေညများ" by Mya Than Tint (မြသန်းတင့်). It is a translation of The Class by Erich Segal.

ဒဂုန်ရွှေမျှား (Dagon Shwe Myar), ငယ်ကချစ်အနှစ်တစ်ရာ နှင့် လက်ရွေးစင်ဝတ္ထတိုများ

This is one of the Burmese books I have finished reading recently. It's a collection of some short stories by ဒဂုန်ရွှေမျှား (Dagon Shwe Myar).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Dinner by the rivers of Babylon

By the rivers of Babylon we sat and wept
when we remembered Zion.
There on the poplars
we hung our harps,
for there our captors asked us for songs,
our tormentors demanded songs of joy;
they said, "Sing us one of the songs of Zion!"
How can we sing the songs of the LORD
while in a foreign land?

Psalm 137
Last night, Swe Di Nar and I visited our friends, Ko Aung Lwin and Ah Khu. We gave them a wedding present and had dinner with them. The dinner was wonderful (just look at the following pictures). We all had a good time and a nice chat after the dinner, too.

We may all be away from our family and loved ones in Burma. But we share our moments together here among our difficulties and struggles. Ah Khu, for example, has been extorted by Thai police at least twice; I was with her once while the police extorted her Bahts 500 for not having an identification card with her. It's a tremendous will power to love, laugh and enjoy among all these difficulties and struggles in a foreign land. I pray and hope that one day, they will all be together with their families and loved ones in our motherland. In the end, friends and family are all that matter.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Who really killed Aung San?

It's been a while since I updated my blog. I was extremely busy with the computer upgrades at my office, a trip back to Burma and a visit to Singapore. I will write more about the trips later. On a side note, I accidentally 'washed' my handset in the washing machine, forgetting to take out the pocket of my pants. Have I become like an absent-minded professor? :) The good news is that I got a new Nokia handset.

Now, let me share this BBC investigative report of "Who Really Killed Aung San?"