June 18, 2014
Yesterday, I visited the Veterinary University at Yesin, Naypyidaw and the Zoo. White lions and white tigers were seen. Giraffes, hippos and Himalayan bear. A leopard or cheetah was napping. All animals in excellent bodily condition.
But the visit I like was to visit a family of my friend Shirley, living in a village near the Vet University, Yesin. The matriarch, 63 years old, brought up four sons when her husband passed away many years ago. Three went to become graduates and she is well provided and loved now.
On the 2nd floor of a building in the Veterinary University, Yesin, a notice board displayed examination marks of lst and mid-term examinations. "How's your result?" I asked the 2nd year student (right in photo, below) as her aunt said she is a very bright student. Aunts can be biased. She pointed to her name and her marks were high, showing she is focused on her studies. Lady students must book into the hostel by 6 pm. Probably 100 undergraduates per year.