The title of this blog,
(also written in the header in Burmese) means,
“The cloud with the golden linen”
It is the literal translation of the, “Every dark cloud has a silver lining,” but in Burmese it is nicer to change from silver to gold. But I am afraid the meaning has changed a little bit by doing so. Now it seems more glamorous because the precondition of dark cloud status is omitted now and just pointing to the gold(en) lined clouds. Golden colour really would referred to as not gold but golden colour only. But the word used here in Burmese is as if indicating that the cloud is really lined by ‘real’ gold.
We could not see nor encounter this phrase in every-day Burmese usage and is not common to see this phrase regularly. I took this beautiful phrase from the title of the fiction book written by a very famous Burmese author, Yu Wady Khin Sein Hlaing.
She had ‘dedicated’ this book to me after we met at the Outstanding Student Camp, “Shwe War Kyaing Lu Yae Chun Sakhan” in Nga Pali, Rakhine in 1972.
Please allow me to write about this encounter later in the relevant chapter.
Name – Dr Ko Ko Gyi. Born in Mandalay, Burma on 5th. April 1950.
Studied in Kingswood High School, Kalaw, Southern Shan State from Kg to 5th. std.
Transferred to St. Peter’s High School, it was later nationalized and changed name as No. 9 State High School, Mandalay.
Passed the Matriculation in 1968 and accepted at the Institute of Medicine Mandalay later in that year.
Got M.B.,B.S. in 1975-76 January. Internship or Horsemanship for one year in the Mandalay General Hospital.
Worked in various places including in the Institute of Medicine Mandalay as a Demonstrator then (but now they called Assistant Lecturer), in Anatomy and later in Surgery Departments. When we work in Surgery Department, we have to work as the same time as an Assistant Surgeon, here they called as a Medical Officer, at the Mandalay General Hospital.
The following paragraph written by the famous Journalist Mirror U Thaung explained my sentiments.
ဦးကုလားရာဇ၀င္တြင္ ပုဂံေခတ္က ေနာင္ေတာ္ကို လုပ္ႀကံကာ နန္းတက္သူ ကုလားက်မင္းအား ပံ့တကူမေထရ္ႀကီးက
“ဟယ္ – မင္းဆိုးမင္းညစ္၊
- နင္ကား သံသရာ၀ယ္ ခံရအံ့ေသာ မေကာင္းမႈကို မေၾကာက္၊
- ဤစည္းစိမ္ကို ရလွ်င္ နင္၏ ကိုယ္ခႏၶာသည္ မအိုမေသၿပီမွတ္သည္ေလာ။
- ေလာကတြင္ နင့္ထက္ ပ်က္ေသာ မင္းမရွိ၊
- မင္းဆိုးမင္းညစ္ေအာက္တြင္ ငါမေနၿပီ”
ဟု လက္ညႇိဳးေငါက္ေငါက္ထိုးကာ သီဟိုဠ္ျပည္သို႔ ထြက္သြားေၾကာင္း ဌာန္ကရိုဏ္းက်က် ဖတ္ရႈခဲ့ရသည့္ အရသာမွာ ႀကီးမားလွပါ၏။ ။
Migrated to Malaysia in 1987 as a Medical Officer in PERKIM, Muslim welfare organization. Later passed the MRCOG Part 1 exam held in Singapore conducted by UK Royal College of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
Worked as MO in University Hospital Kuala Lumpur and studied at the same time in University Malaya, got exemption in Part 1 MSc OG. Later joined the private practice in Ng and Lee clinic group under Qualitas Medical group.
- I love Shan State where I was registered in my National ID Card (drkokogyi.wordpress.com)
- Wikileaks revealed the Anti-Muslim activities of previous Military authorities (drkokogyi.wordpress.com)
- MYANMAR – THE HIDDEN PARADISE. A Diamond in the Rough. (muriel8.wordpress.com)