About me

The title of this blog,

  ေ၇ႊနားကြပ္တဲ့ တိမ္ဂြမ္းစိုင္

(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.

I got the best outstanding student of the year  award in the 2nd. M.B.,B.S. (Senior), Institute of Medicine Mandalay. That was the 5th. time I got the award.


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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.

မင္းဆိုးမင္းညစ္ေအာက္တြင္ ငါမေနၿပီ

Although I never dare to say a word before I came out, most the people who knows me understand that I came out because of the Ne Win Government’s Racial and religious discrimination.

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၏။ ။

Source: (၅၆) ထြက္ေတာ္မူ နန္းကခြာတယ္ (ေၾကးမံုဦးေသာင္း)

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.

 

6 Responses to “About me”

  1. ReadersHeaven Says:

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  2. An Indian Muslim Says:

    Dr.Zafrudin, yours is a marvelous blog with great information. Moreover, reading latest updates on your region in the blog is an awesome delight. Keep it up,Sir. Jazakallah

    • drkokogyi Says:

      786
      Assalamualaikum

      TQ brother.
      I am a Burmese Muslim but as our government called us Indian mixed blooded people, so I also become an Indian Muslim staying in Myanmar or Myanmar Indian Muslim .
      Wasalaam
      Khoda Hafiz
      Your brother-in-Islam

  3. drkokogyi Says:

    Wonderful Bama King and his Mayor donated Masjids in Mandalay.မႏၲေလးေရႊၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ဝန္ မင္းႀကီးမဟာ မင္းေခါင္ေနာ္ရထာ ေရႊလွံဗိုလ္ေကာလင္းၿမိဳ႕စားမင္း…because I heard that like his boss, King Mindon, who donated dozens of Masjids, he had also donated a Masjid for his Muslim soldiers and captains. Wonderful Bamas. TQ for all these understandings.
    ဘုန္းဘုန္းရဲ႕ ေက်ာင္းတကာဆိုေပမဲ့ မႏၲေလးရဲ႕ ၿမိဳ႕ေတာ္ဝန္လဲျဖစ္တယ္ေလ။ စာေရးဆရာမႀကီးယုဝတီခင္စိန္လွိဳင္ရဲ႕အဖိုးေတာ္မွာေပါ့၊@ http://drkokogyi.wordpress.com/2012/03/18/wonderful-bama-king-and-his-mayor-donated-masjids-in-mandalay/

  4. drkokogyi Says:

    FB of LYC Daw Mawn Sam >>>Being a good speaker and writer. I think most LYC (71 – 72 ) appreciate Yuwadi Khin Sein Hlaing’s words ေ၇ႊနားကြပ္တဲ့ တိမ္ဂြမ္းစိုင္ according to her explanation. @Ko Ko Gyi – I notice that you always use these words as your headlines of your writings and every time I see it, it reminds me of YWD Khin Sein Hlaing’s praises of LYC.

    FB of LYC Dr. Rita Kong I have read ” ေ၇ႊနားကြပ္တဲ့ တိမ္ဂြမ္းစိုင္’ by Yuwadi Khin Sein Hlaing during one summer of my middle school years fighting the Anyar heat under tin roof. I really like her writings and many of her books are my favorites. I always went into the room filled with many many bundles of books belong to my elders whenever I had free time in my childhood. I see the story behind ေ၇ႊနားကြပ္တဲ့ တိမ္ဂြမ္းစိုင္ and the meaning behind Saya Ko Ko Gyi ‘s Blog headline since I had a puzzle of whether he likes Burmese novel.

  5. drkokogyi Says:

    My dear friend 5 Times Luyechun Dental Surgeon Dr. Nay Oo wrote to me >>>ဆရာကိုကိုႀကီးခင္ဗ်ား ။။။။။။
    ဆရာ႕တင္ျပခ်က္ ပ့ံသကူမေထရ္အေၾကာင္းက မဆုံးေသးဘူးထင္ပါတယ္။ သီဟိုဠ္အသြားလမ္းမွာ ဘုရားဖူးခိုင္းၿပီး အတင္းျပန္ပင့္ေခၚခဲ့တယ္ဆိုပဲ။ ထြက္ခ်င္တိုင္းထြက္လို႔ဘယ္ရမွာလဲ။ ပေဒသရာဇ္ လက္ေအာက္မွာမဟုတ္လား။
    ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔အဖြဲ႕မွာေတာ့ထုတ္ပစ္တယ္ဆိုတာ မရွိေစခ်င္ပါဆရာ။
    လူရည္ခြၽန္ဆိုတာကို စိတ္ကုန္လို႔ေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း
    လူရည္ခြၽန္ဒီအုပ္စုကသူေတြနဲ႔ စိတ္သေဘာမေတြ႕လို႔ေသာ္လည္းေကာင္း မိမိဆႏၵအေလ်ာက္ ဒီ ေဖ့စ္ဘြတ္ခ္အဖြဲ႕ထဲက နႈတ္ထြက္လို႔ရပါတယ္။ ဒါေတာင္မွ လူရည္ခြၽန္
    ( ၁၉၆၄ – ၈၈ ) အဖဲြ႕ႀကီးကေတာ့ ကိုယ့္ရဲေဘာ္ အျဖစ္ဆက္ၿပီးအသိအမွတ္ျပဳၿပီး ဆိုးေမြေကာင္းေမြ ေတြကိုဆက္ခံေနဦးမွာျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ ဆရာတို႔၊ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ ရွင္သန္လႈပ္ရွားျပဳမူခ်က္မ်ား အားလုံးဟာလည္း လူရည္ခြၽန္စီမံကိန္းဆိုတဲ့
    ပုံရိပ္ကိုဆက္ၿပီးေရးခ်ယ္သြားမွာပါ။ ဒီေန႔ကြၽန္ေတာ္ရွယ္ တင္ေပးလိုက္တဲ့
    သုံးထပ္ကြမ္း ေဒါက္တာ သန္းမင္းထြတ္ရဲ႕ လူရည္ခြၽန္ ပုံရိပ္ကေလးဆို မလွဘူးလားဗ်ာ။ ကြၽန္ေတာ္တို႔ေတြရွင္သန္ေနသမွ်ေပါ့ဆရာရယ္
    တကယ္ေတာ့ေနညိဳခ်ိန္ေရာက္ေနၾကသူေတြမ်ားလာ ၾကၿပီမို႔ တိမ္ေတာက္တဲ့အခါေလးတခုသာ ဘဝဆည္းဆာမခ်ဳပ္ခင္ ထားခဲ့နိုင္ရင္ ။။။။။။။။။။။။။။။။။။
    ဆရာေရ ခ်စ္ျခင္း၊မုန္းျခင္း၊ အလိုက်ျခင္း၊မက်ျခင္း ေတြသာမက အျမတ္နိုးဆုံး ရုပ္နာမ္ခႏၶာ၊ဒီဘဝ အကုန္ထားခဲၾကရမွာသာ အေသအခ်ာပါ။
    ကိုယ္စိတ္ႏွစ္ပါး ခ်မ္းေၿမ့႐ႊင္လန္းပါေစဆရာ။

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