A Dream Within a Dream


Take this kiss upon the brow!

And, in parting from you now,

Thus much let me avow —

You are not wrong, who deem

That my days have been a dream;

Yet if hope has flown away

In a night, or in a day,

In a vision, or in none,

Is it therefore the less gone?

All that we see or seem

Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar

Of a surf-tormented shore,

And I hold within my hand

Grains of the golden sand —


i carry your heart with me (i carry it in
my heart)

i am never without it (anywhere
i go you go, my dear; and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

  • By e.e.cummings

Anyway by Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centered;
Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies;
Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;
Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;
Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;
Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;
Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God;
It was never between you and them anyway.

It has been exactly 2years since I’ve moved from Singapore back to Myanmar. So many stories to tell, I made a lot of mistakes and learned a lot during 2 years time.

Even before I moved back totally, I’ve been flying back and forth to run events and hackathons. Here are events I did in Yangon and Mandalay so far.

  1. Phandeeyar Startup Challenge 2015 (9 Days event)
  2. Startup Weekend Yangon 2016 (54 Hours event from Techstars)
  3. Startup Weekend Yangon — Travel Tech 2017 (54 Hours event from Techstars)
  4. Google Business Group Yangon — since 2017
  5. Business Model Development Workshop &…

Me, Myself and Federer — Part I

I must admit, if there is one single person to whom I am look up to and who influence me the most in my entire life, but never written about him in my blog, well that is Roger Federer, synonym for Tennis.

Reason: sometimes emotions are too good to be written. 🙂

I cried, I moaned, I laughed, I’m depressed, I cheered together with ups and downs of Federer in his tennis career. Sometimes, I feel like I am Federer in the court against formidable opponent. Sometimes, Federer is me in real life fighting my problems in life. The two…

2017 — Slow it down

The last time I wrote about a year review was in January 2nd 2015, I thought I was too busy at that time. 2 years been passed, and here I am, through 2015 and 2016 with lots of new adventures to tell my Zelda. At least, my life is not boring..

I can say both 2015 and 2016 are the years that I have tried all new things I haven’t imagined. Lots of difficulties, failures, learning steps and some unexpected discoveries.

I wrote 5 blog posts (2 in 2015 and 3 in 2016)

1) Nice Guy finish last phenomena

It’s not that I am so smart , I stay with problem longer

One of the famous quote by Albert Einstein.
It is a simple statement but one with much power to think about.

There are many ways to address a problem: avoid, deny, accept, complain, blame someone else as the cause, or we can confront it head on and try to solve it. Even in solving the problem, one can just solve it and one can find creative ways to solve it. Anyway, the statement says it all, the longer you stay with the problem, the more chance you will get better solution or greater things out of it.

Everyone has challenges…

Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration

This is a famous quote by Thomas Edison who is not only an innovator, but also very good business man. He not only invent electric bulb but also create entire ecosystem for electric bulb, including generator, electric line wire, etc.

People only see the first part, inspiration and forget about the last, but not the least,very important one, perspiration. People love to read a great story, great inspiration but fail to recognise the pain and sweat of what is behind the scene of success story.

If you browse any kind of business magazine, newspaper, you will normally see article in…


Everyone has own inner voice. Whether it’s Joy, Sad, Anger or Fear.

Just like everyone else, I have fear. A lot to be exact, these days. And I am proud of it, because I knew that I have been trying new things a lot lately and fear coming from getting out of comfort zone. Well, I called it good fear and I am proud of it.

Due to HumbleLab nature of work, I need to go back to Yangon, at least once every month except April and December, January (new year holidays). And every time, I go back, I need…

Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll,

I am the master of my fate,

I am the captain of my soul.

Thu Rein Tun

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