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BEAUTIFUL RURAL SCENES AND YESIN DAM ON AUG 15, 2014
VIDEO. Scenic drive to Yezin Vet Univ.
VIDEO. Yezin Dam on August 15, 2014. Bright sunshine. Two boatmen on lake.
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2. BE KIND TO PETS VET EDUCATIONAL VIDEO
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Life is a journey. Complete it.
This video shares the joys and challenges encountered by Dr Sing Kong Yuen in giving a one-hour video talk to the Final Year Vet Students . Some solutions for the next lecturers are proposed. There were two parts of the lecture. A morning lectures by 3 vets. An afternoon surgical procedure demonstration by Dr Aung.
Date of lecture (morning) & surgical demonstrations (afternoon): August 15, 2014
Friday Talk to Final Year Vet Students
University of Veterinary Science, Yezin, Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Organised by Myanmar Veterinary Association
Sponsored by Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery, Yangon, Myanmar
MORNING 9am - 12 noon. LECTURE HALL
5. THREE GUEST LECTURERS. 9am-12 noon. One hour/lecturer
5.1 Dr Sing Kong Yuen, Veterinary Surgeon, Toa Payoh Vets, Singapore
"You Can Be A Very Good Vet in Myanmar"
The 2 parts of the original video are at YouTube:
Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ge67qKoHqA&feature=youtu.be
Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of11BSpgLIo&feature=youtu.be
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The whole video talk is 1 hour and 6 minutes. However, with explanations and help in interpretation by Dr Aung, the lecture would be around 1.5 hours. With the more than half hour delay in the technical issues of transferring files to the University laptop as mentioned below, the whole period probably took 2 hours.
5.2 Dr Thein Tun Aung, Veterinary Surgeon, Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery
"Heartworm Diseases, Pyometra"
IMAGE of Dr Thein Tun Aung energetically sharing his experiences in veterinary surgery with the final year students in the Myanmar language. He is an excellent lecturer (see Video). However, he had to stop at 12 noon as it would be lunch-time and there was the afternoon program of surgical demonstrations by Dr Aung.
5.3 Dr Tin Tin Myaing, President, Myanmar Veterinary Association
Cancelled owing to time taken up by the first two lecturers. An active President of the MVA, spending much time in promoting continuing education for Myanmar vets with her commitee members including the Secretary, Dr Soe Min. The MVA organises of the weekly Friday lectures for Vet Students in Yezin.
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5.4 AUDIENCE - Final year students before their exam in September
VIDEO OF students listening to Dr Thein Tun Aung lecturing. He helped to interpret Dr Sing's lecture hence over-extending the one-hour limit per lecture. This meant that the 3rd lecturer's talk had to be cancelled.
AFTERNOON 1 PM - 5PM
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Surgery demonstrations by Dr Thein Tun Aung after lunch. Surgeries include dog spay, neuter, transmissible veneral tumour surgery in a female dog, ascites in a dog. Students were very keen to video with their smart phones.
Royal Golden View Hotel had a power cut off, on Aug19, 2014 at 7.15 am for a few seconds. This situation does occur.
Preparation for guest lecturers' talk by the President, Secretary and committee members of Myanmar Veterinary Association and Staff of the Yezin Vet Science University and volunteers
Dr Tin Tin Myaing (4th from left), President of MVA and volunteers
SOME VOLUNTEERS - Two young vets and ex-classmates (left) meet again. Volunteers for the talk
2. SPONSORS - Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery
Dr Thin Thin Soe (right) of Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery
Dr Sing thanks Dr Thin Thin Soe of Royal Asia Veterinary Surgery for sponorship and time in sight-seeing of Naypyitaw surroundings one day before the lecture and after the lecture.Yezin Dam one day before the lecture. There was a drizzle and the image was not as beautiful as on the sunny day of the lecture
IMAGES & VIDEO OF FAMOUS PAGODA
Visited Uppathasanti Pagoda. Ladies wearing skirts and pants are not permitted to tour the Pagoda
DR SING KONG YUEN THANKS THE FOLLOWING:1. The President of the MVA for proposing and organising this group photo. It is rare for lecturers to have such opportunities to be with his or her audience outside the lecture hall
3. Drs Thin Thin Soe and Thein Tun Aung (left and middle) for sponsorship and sight-seeing and their friendship.
CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS FOR GUEST LECTURERS PRESENTING VIDEOS
1. This is the first time that a one-hour video prepared by Dr Sing for the vets. The video could not be downloaded into the thumb drives even at 32 GB. Solution: Download in 1 to 2 TB hard discs is fine.
2. The one-hour video, in retrospective review, should be in 3 parts of 20-minute videos as attention span of students would be around 15 minutes generally. Feedback from Dr Aung indicated that video PLUS oral explanation in Myanmar language by him or by me pausing the video made the lecture so much more interesting. However, the one-hour limit per lecturer became extended, resulting in cancellation of the 3rd speaker's lecture.
The following Youtube video has 3 parts of the original video at around 20 minutes/part:
3. Incompatible connections between University projector and Dr Sing's laptop. A blank blue screen appears. A cable connection to the projector was not available on Dr Sing's ultrahook and so videos could not be played. SOLUTION. Dr Sing copies his video onto the University laptop and the presentation was possible.
4. Slow internet connections in Myanmar. So it is not possible to view the video downloaded on YouTube. A one-hour video will be unstable. SOLUTIONS. Video has to be in the hard disc drive, uploaded on the University laptop.
5. Audio challenges. Ideally, the sounds should be directly from the file in Dr Sing's video. When the file was transferred to the University laptop, there were no sounds. SOLUTION. The University's lectern had a mobile microphone. This microphone was placed over the University laptop running he video. The sounds could not be heard clearly.
6. Myanmar language videos. Dr Sing believes that the Final Year Students have varying standards of understanding the English language. SOLUTION. 4 surgical procedures were presented in the Myanmar language so as to communicate better with the final year students. Translation was done by a Myanmar vet working in Toa Payoh Vets. However, English text is also displayed as Power Point slides instead of just narrating in the Myanmar language as much of the original intention can be lost in translation.
7. No clear view of the surgical procedures demonstrated by Dr Aung as the operation room was packed with more than 100 students. Even with one student standing on a chair, it is hard to video the surgery with smartphones. So a complete view of the whole surgery was not possible. SOLUTION. An overhead camera and LED screens outside the operating room for students to fully view the start to end of the surgical procedures and listen to explanations by Dr Aung. This could be the ideal solution but the costs may be high.
Lectures by foreign vets are best given in the Myanmar language to be effective. Translation and interpretation by a local vet may be the better alternative than just English speaking of the presentation.
This must be one most memorable visit to Yezin Veterinary University by Dr Sing as it was eventful.
The drive from Yangon to Naypyitaw is around 5 hours. It can be very tiring for one driver.
There is a single highway police signboard "Life Is A Journey. Complete It". What does it mean?
It had significant meaning to Dr Sing as the Toyota Surfer landed in a drain on the way back from Naypyitaw to Yangon. Should there be fatal accidents, "Life As A Journey will not be completed." Fortunately, nobody was killed.
After the accident, Dr Sing spent the afternoon appreciating the surroundings next to the highway police station. Myanmar butterflies (video and images).
He met a rice field fisherman.
This image of Dr Sing Kong Yuen was taken when he met a rice-field fisherman the day after the lecture. The traps the fisherman carried would be place inside the waters of the rice fields overnight. Fishes will swim inside the traps and he would collect the traps the next day.
THERE ARE VIDEOS OF BUTTERFLIES.
VIDEOS OF RICE FIELD FISHERMAN
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This was one most unforgetable visit to Myanmar's Veterinary University for Dr Sing. He hopes that everyone will appreciate that "Life Is A Journey. Complete It".
To the final year vet students. Follow your dreams. Take good care of your health.
Have a very good sleep before you drive on the Yangon-Naypyitaw expressway. Live to a ripe old age. Life Is A Journey. Complete It.
Thank you for watching