Ti Ti

During winter break from teaching in 2013, I went to Myanmar/Burma with the hope of connecting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, often called the Lady. I had wanted to interview her for years. Even though I didn’t realize my long-held dream, the four weeks in Myanmar was the best trip overseas in my entire life.

While touring Inle Lake, Moh Moh, my tour guide, had to pick up some material at her home about where I would be going after leaving that part of Myanmar. Interestingly, Ti Ti, her nine-year-old daughter, was on vacation from school. When I walked into their living room, I has greeted with this question, “Hi. My name is Ti Ti. Do you want to play some games?”

We are playing Scrabble.

I said that I went to Myanmar to see the Lady, but I discovered a young lady. When I left her home, I also found my granddaughter. That was in 2013. Since then, we have emailed each other many times. During that time, I again attempted to contact Aung San Suu Kyi. Despite not being able to communicate with her, I still returned to Myanmar to spend a week with Ti Ti and her family.

Ti Ti

In the four years between my visits, Ti Ti changed a great deal. She has a long list of things on her résumé. Beyond being brilliant, she is a magician, poet, a caring person, protective of her younger sisters, and always wants to help anyone. In addition, she is an extremely well-informed tour guide.

Therefore, I asked Ti Ti to help my readers to better understand the many tourist sites in Myanmar. This section of my webpage is devoted to informing you about Ti Ti’s country.




The Giving and GettingBoth Parties Benefit
Ti Ti Teaches a Myanmar MythTo Her Sister
Hear Ye, Hear Ye…Ti Ti Is Starting College Today!
Amazing Grace Or More of the Same Insanity
My Two Worlds…Affect My Life
This is Success in the MakingYou Heard It First from PaPa Al
This Is an AddendumTi Ti, the Bridge Builder
From Then to NowWhat a Difference Seven Years Has Made
Masks Matter…To Some
Two PoemsBy Two Ladies
A Present Day Parable for AmericaIt Is All About Sharing
I Live in Two Worlds:One in the States and One in Myanmar
Coming Home to RoostKierkegaard, Mt. Lebanon, Dancing, and My Family
There Is More to Dreaming…Than Just Dreaming
Focusing My Stream of ConsciousnessBy Watching a Movie
A Teaching MomentWhile Walking Ginger
Ti TiMy Granddaughter and Poet Laurate
"Give Me a Place to Stand...And I Will Move the World.”
A Tribute to Ti Ti The Young Lady
I Dream Things That Never Were…And Say Way Not”
“We See No White-Winged Angels Now…”But We See Little Children
The Long-Neck WomenA Tradition in Myanmar
Ti Ti’s Spin on My WeltanschauungAnd Mine on Hers
Living in the New NormalOur New World Order
The Use of DrugsDonnie, Aldie, and Dr. Goodspeed
It Is All About FamilyAnd Who Makes Up Our Family
Our Reason for BeingDiscover It
The Elephant RideOver the Alps of Myanmar
Ballooning Over BaganWith My Family
Ti Ti…The Amazing Young Lady
Taung Kwe PagodaAn Out of the World Location
Why I Love Inle LakeTwo Reasons
We Face Two PandemicsBoth Need Immediate Attention
How Playing Scrabble Changed My LifeWho Would Have Thought?
Mr. ChipsAn Updated Version
The Teak BridgePart 2 of a 4 Parts Series
Reflections on My LifeIn My Twilight Years
My Swan SongAnd My Family’s Swan Song
I Found Another Incarnation of Bo Bo GyiWhile on Inle Lake
I Found Another Incarnation of Bo Bo GyiWhile on Inle Lake
Music as a Unifying Force Also for Oneself
My Family Escaped From the Jurassic Park in Myanmar
Family Who Is Your Family?
Wanderlust Travel with No Regret
The Moving Finger Writes And the Writings Haunt Me
Ti Ti and Oscar Wilde’s Advice No Excuses and No Regrets
My Granddaughter… Knows How to Play Her Cards
Ti Ti… A Remarkable Young Lady
Dreaming…. About My Moment in Time
One Moment in Time Carpe Diem
Warren Buffett Don’t Sleep Walk Through Life
Light at the End of the Tunnel However, the Tunnel is an Illusion
What’s Donald the Dumb Doing During the Shutdown? Watching Westerns on TV
Pa Pa Al’s Grandfatherly Advice To Ti Ti Who Doesn’t Need It.
Thanksgiving Celebration… In Nyaung Shwe
Christmas Gifts for Owen From People Around the World
Christmas Gifts for Jack From People Around the World
"Look at Me I Am Old but I’m Happy"
Dreaming The Drug for Realizing Your Hopes
Serendipitous Moments in My Life And They Are Haunting Me
A Journey of a Thousand Miles… Started in a Living Rooms
Sexism in Society Especially in Washington
Hand of a Little Child… Ti Ti
titi-selfie thumbnail Ti Ti and Her Selfie That’s My Granddaughter…
marner-me thumbnail Marner and Eppie Me and the Girls
ti-ti-tour thumbnail Ti Ti The Tour Guide