I’m very happy to share Tha Zin’s letter from Myanmar with you.
Myanmar (also known as Burma) is a country in Southeast Asia.
Tha Zin lives in a town called Pyin Oo Lwin. It is located in the Shan Hills, about 70 kilometers east of Mandalay, at an altitude of 1.070 meters.
Tha Zin’s letter is in Burmese and English.
In English, Tha Zin writes:
“What is a happy day for me”
In life there is a day of sadness and also there will be a day of happiness. My happy day is my birthday, because my teachers pray to me and my friends give me presents. I get birthday presents. On one of my birthdays I got an album. I put my parents’ photos and my friends’ photographs. That is why a day of happiness for me is on my birthday.
Dear Tha Zin, thank you very much for your letter. ကြေးဇူးတငျ (I hope this is right for thank you. I looked it up on the internet. Even though I can’t read it, I like your Burmese writing a lot.) I understand that your happy day is your birthday. It is wonderful that you got an album on one of your birthdays. I also have an album with photos that remind me of the people I love and of the happy days I experienced. I love to look at it, it makes me happy immediately. I wish you so many fantastic birthdays and lots of beautiful photographs and memories for your album.
And a big thank you to Marc Heintz and the Förderverein Kinderhilfe Birma e.V. for sending Tha Zin’s letter to me.
Best wishes, Karina