My father joined the US Embassy in Rangoon in 1948 as a translator (B.A. English Honors and a B.L.) Old Paulian, boarding student. He was a town ship officer, Customs officer in the British Colonial days.
Student movement group with Bo Aung Gyaw and U Nu.
He was issued with a leather belt with autographs of Bo Aung Kyaw and U Nu.
But father did not stay as a translator for long.
I was enrolled at the prestigious Methodist English High School in1950 and the Office Administration told my father it is full house now and to please fill in the application for a possible entry next academic year.
As my father told me later the funny part is here for you.
My father wrote his new position at the U.S. Embassy as "Political Advisor ".
The lady seeing this, went into the Principal's office, with the application form and out came Mrs. Logie with my father's application form. She smiled to my father and said, "U Tin Tut, bring your son to school tomorrow "
It was easy for my younger sister for her next entry into the school.
In those days, it was quiet difficult to enter the school as a new student, unless one has a Chinese or Indian or English surnames, or " family " of one who had already been accepted. Or Burmese with prominent status in Government.
My father's position changed our lives otherwise I would be matriculating from my ole prestigious TTC school near where we live in the Rangoon University Campus. My Mother too, rose from Tutor to Lecturer. She could not go beyond this position. Being a woman, she could not head the Philosophy Department and the other hitch was my father's position at the US Embassy, in a Socialist Country.
In commemoration of November 24 as our parent's 74th. Wedding Anniversary.
May they rest in peace.