Posts Tagged ‘Kalaw’

Eidi or Duit Raya or gift of some money to children during Eid or Hari Raya

September 22, 2009

raya_elderWhen I was very young, in the primary school in Kalaw, we did not have any relatives there. But there were a lot of Muslims even in our road, so we went to all the Muslim houses in our road to get Eidi. Most of them give fifty cents coins or one Kyat. Few of them just give sweets and some invited us to eat food, usually Samai or Sawai. I hate  Samai or Sawai since that time because even few cents of money was better for us. I used to like Samai or Sawai when I grew up. Later when we shifted to Mandalay, we have a lot of relatives and could even get more than 100.00 Kyats. (At that time that was even dozens of times more valuable than the present Ringgit Malaysia. But I never spent even one cent from that money but given to my mother for the save keeping which I never asked back. My younger brother would resist my mother to give to her for safe keeping of that Eidi. When I look back the past, I feel sad that I feel bad (maybe I am wrong) although I tried to win the love of my parents, I failed. Both of them love my younger brothers more than me.


Burma’s Ne Win’s CEC members, Journalist U Win Tin and I

March 22, 2009

Let me to continue the previous encounter with Burma‘s Ne Win’s CEC members. That was one of the five times (Dr. Rector) Than Win and I were selected as an Out Standing Model Student and we were together at Nga Pali beach camp.



February 27, 2009


Kalaw is a hill town in the Shan State of Burma. It is located in Kalaw Township in Taunggyi District. The town was popular with the British during colonial rule.

It is a famous hill retreat between Taunggyi and Tha-zi. Kalaw being situated at an altitude of 4600 feet gives cool and pleasant climate that passed through pine trees. People living near by are colourful Palaung tribe. A day trekking to Ta-yaw village, Paine-bin village and Yeaye Kan is a must during your stay. (more…)

Our family photo during golden days and Kingswood High School, Kalaw

February 26, 2009

Our family photo during golden days


My late grandmother, late father together with my mother, brothers, sister, uncles after our father’s youngest brother’s wedding in Taungoo. That groom, our aunt passed away last year. One of their son was at our house in KL planning to re-entre Singapore for the job interview.

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Our old house’s photo in Kalaw. My 7th. beloved brother U Soe Min @ Ah Soe and his grandchild infront of our old house @ Natsin Road Kalaw

Kingswood High School, Kalaw