U Aye

As Interviewed by Lorelai Myint, March 18, 2017
"If the U.S. hadnít bombed Nagasaki and Hiroshima, Japan would have never loosened their grip on us."
U Aye

Introductory Profile: About U Aye

In this interview, I reach across the seas, to the other side of the world, to an honorable man who has had his share of ups and downs. He is my grandfather, but to others, he is known as U Aye.

My grandfather has black hair, tan skin, and wire-rimmed glasses. He is about 5í10íí, and wears a muted yellow jacket most of the time. He is both physically and mentally strong, despite his age, and has a bold attitude.

U Aye was born on December 25, 1937, in the city of Bago, Myanmar. Less than 10 years later, the deadly World War II began. I was enraptured by the intense descriptions of the ways he and his family managed to survive the bombings and evade the Japanese soldiers.

In the end, the country of Myanmar suffered from several kinds of social injustice, like women being seen as vulnerable subjects of sexual assault, simply toys for enemy soldiers to use and toss aside whenever they pleased. Children were deprived from education and recreation, and families were torn apart.