Meeting Uncle Adnan Othman

Our photo infront of Uncle Adnan's beautiful house. In the back row are Uncle Adnan Othman(L) and Kashah(R) and in the front row are Kafah(L), me(M) and Kaman(R).

Last Sunday I went to Uncle Adnan Othman‘s house for breakfast.

Uncle Adnan is from Terengganu and in ‘Trengganuspeak’, his name is Adnang Othmang.

Uncle Adnan Othman was a very popular singer in the 1960s.

He used to sing with a band named ‘The Rhythm Boys‘.

After that, he worked for Bata Shoes as a shoe designer.

Bata Shoes sent him to London for a shoe making course.

And one of his classmate was the famous shoe maker, Datuk Jimmy Choo.

Now Uncle Adnan do not design shoes anymore.

He is now an artist.

Uncle Adnan teaching us on how to how to paint such a beautiful picture.

I went to his art gallery and saw so many beautiful paintings.

Collections of beautiful paintings by Uncle Adnan Othman.
The fruit series by Uncle Adnan Othman.

He draws boats in Terengganu rivers, waterfalls and flowers.

More beautiful painting by Uncle Adnan - waterfall, and boats in Terengganu rivers.

Uncle Adnan also has lots of guitars and he let me play his guitars.

These are some of Uncle Adnan's guitars.

Then my big sister Kaman sang a Cuban song, ‘Guantanamera’ while Uncle Adnan Othman played the guitar.

We are listening to my big sister Kaman singing our favourite song, 'Guantanamera' while Uncle Adnan played the guitar.

We also listened to his old songs from his LPs and EPs on his record player.

LP means ‘long-playing’ and EP means ‘extended play’ record album.

My big sisters Kaman(L), me(M), Kafah(R) and at the back is Kashah listening to the songs on the record player.

That was the first time I listen to songs from a record player!

I really enjoyed meeting Uncle Adnan and he gave us lots of story books.

You can view Uncle Adnan’s paintings at his blog: adnanbinothman.wordpress.com

Syair Awang Goneng

Bertahun merdeka di perantauan,

Segala kenangan tetap di ingatan,

Si Awang Goneng hasil nukilan,

Untuk semua jadi tatapan.

Bertahun-tahun di tanah Inggeris,

Bijak bermadah ilhamnya puitis,

Begitulah kisah seorang penulis,

Pengalaman diratah buku ditulis.

Suka duka tangis dan tawa,

Mok Mek dan Mok Nab semua dia cerita,

Cik Kaleh Teksi Pok Loh Standok juga,

Pok Ku Haji Ambak Serban Besar Bakul dia tak lupa.

Menyingkap kembali apa dirasa,

Sedari kecil ke zaman remaja,

Kerepok lekor rojak Pok Deh dia suka,

Itu dia Si Awang Goneng anak Trengganu kita.


Abang Dody recited this syair during the launch of Awang Goneng’s latest book, ‘A Map of Trengganu’ at the RA Fine Arts Gallery.

Please click here for, ‘The Book Launch of AMoT’.

To watch Abang Dody’s presentating the syair, please click here.

Syair is a traditional Malay poem.

To order ‘A Map of Trengganu’, please click here.


A Map of Trengganu Book Signing At Borders – In Pictures

I wish to write a wonderful book like Uncle Hulaimi and sign a copy of my book for him.

On Sunday, I went to the Borders at the Gardens for another ‘AMoT Book Signing’ event.

This is the last signing event as Uncle Hulaimi is going back to London in a few more days.

My mother says, this could be a start of a ‘ggocoh’ and even a ‘ggomo’ (AMoT page 250,251).

I met a lot of great writers and bloggers at the event.

Aunty Asma who was the chef for AMoT’s book launch at RA Fine Arts Gallery was also there with her family.

It is very nice to meet Pak Samad, the great writer again.
My photo with other bloggers, Aunty Emy(L), Kafah, Kaman, Kashah(R).
I was sitting with another popular blogger, Pok Ku Bustaman who taught me the meaning of a Trengganuspeak word, 'rang'.
I was sitting with Pok Ku Bustaman who taught me the meaning of a Trengganuspeak word, ‘rang’.
Blogger Kak Zura and I at the event.
My mother(L) talking to Pak Samad(R), uncle Datuk Azman Ujang (a friend of Uncle Hulaimi from Bernama) and Pak Samad’s wife who is also a writer.

A lot of Uncle Hulaimi’s good friends and family members were there.

And everybody had a good time 🙂

Uncle Hulaimi, the great writer and her sister Aunty Asma, the great chef.
Waiting for our turn…
Uncle Hulaimi’s friends and family members at the event.

And thank you Borders for the very delicious Terengganu food from the ‘Wau Penyu’.

There were tasty pulut lepa, akok, beleda(jelly), jjepuk pisang (banana balls) and keropok lekor.

The akok was especially ordered from the palace!

I enjoyed kerepok lekor the best 🙂

Please click here for ‘Kerepok Lekor Recipe In Photos’.

A group of bloggers at the bloggers’ table enjoying the yummy food while discussing about our blogs. Uncle Hulaimi is also a blogger.
Everybody is busy enjoying the tasty Trengganu food; we really had a good time.
Yummy food. At the front row are kerepok lekor(L) and a tasty coconut milk jelly or ‘beleda'(R); at the back row are banana balls or jjepuk pisang(L) and akok(R).
My big sisters, Kafah(L), Kashah(mid) and Kaman(R) are enjoying their food.

It was a wonderful event and I am very happy to meet all the nice people and so many wonderful writers and bloggers.

To order ‘A Map of Trengganu’, please click here.

The Special, Delicious Terengganu Sweet Cakes

In Terengganu we have lots of delicious traditional sweet cakes.

Most of them are made of lots of eggs, coconut milk and sugar such as akok, jala mas and sekaya.

Yummy Terengganu food. On the right is 'akok', cream puff is on the left and the top is 'kasidah'.On the far right is 'sekaya'.

Anyway these tasty food are hard to get in Kuala Lumpur.

The tasty 'jala mas'.

So we were so happy to have them at the book launch of AMoT at the RA Fine Arts Gallery.

These delicious Terengganu cakes were cooked by Aunty Asma.

Aunty Asma is a very good cook.

Aunty Asma, the chef serving the delicious food at the event.

For the event, Aunty Asma cooked akok, sekaya, kasidah, jala mas, karipap, pulut lepa, cream puff, gopal and fried mee hoon.

My big sister Kaman (L), Kafah (middle) and I (R) are enjoying the tasty food.

I think the people in Terengganu uses lots of eggs in their sweet cakes because they want to be healthy since eggs are rich protein :mrgreen:

Please click here to order A Map of Trengganu.

A Map of Trengganu Book Signing

 

Uncle Hulaimi's fans listening to his speech at the event. I was sitting third from right in the front row.

Just now I went to the book signing of  ‘A Map of Trengganu’ ( AMoT ).

It was held in the MPH Bookstore, Mid Valley, KL.

We met some bloggers and some of my parent’s Terengganu friends.

Uncle Hulaimi’s teacher, Mr. Soh Kim Yew was also there with Aunty Dinah Soh and Aunty Soh Lay Choo.

From right is my mother, Mr. Soh Kim Yew, Aunty Soh Lay Choo and Aunty Dinah Soh.

AMoT  was written by Wan Ahmad Hulaimi or Awang Goneng.

He gave a nice speech and he talked about how to write books.

His speech was in English and not in Trengganuspeak 🙂

I was listening to Uncle Hulaimi's speech. From the right is Pok Ku Bustaman (a popular Terengganu blogger), my big sister Kaman, Kafah, me, my mother and somebody from the press (I guess).

I am happy that he also mentioned my name to the audience as ‘his friend, Che Ali the blogger’.

Uncle Hulaimi is the only person who calls me ‘Che Ali’ :mrgreen:

Some people at the event thought my name is really Che Ali 😆

Before we go home, we waited for Uncle Hulaimi to sign the books that we have to deliver.

My big sister Kashah(R), Kaman and me with Uncle Hulaimi who was busy signing the books.

I feel so happy that I met Uncle Hulaimi, Uncle A. Samad Said, Aunty Zaharah and other friends of my parent’s 😀

Please >>> click here <<< to order ‘A Map of Trengganu’.

Please click here for my other posts on ‘A Map of Trengganu’:

  1. A Map of  Trengganu. 

  2. Cik Omar’s Barber’s Shop As In AMoT

 

 

  

Cik Omar’s Barber’s Shop As In AMoT

My mother told me that in ‘A Map of Trengganu (AMoT)‘, Uncle Awang Goneng wrote about Cik Omar’s barber’s shop near Uncle AG’s house in Tanjung.

Cik Omar is Pok Mang’s son (AMoT page 147).

I wrote about it in my blog entitled, ‘My Grandfather Had A Hair Cut’.

But that was Cik Omar’s second barber’s shop.

The barber’s shop that Uncle AG wrote is not there anymore.

He rented his first barber’s shop from my great grand uncle.

Anyway, Cik Omar had retired and it was somebody else who gave my grandfather his hair cut.

I do not know Cik Omar; we got these information from our relative in Tanjung, Kuala Terengganu.

Anyway they are still using Cik Omar’s antique barber’s chair.

I really like the antique barber’s chair.

Atuk sitting on Cik Omar's antique barber's chair.

It is a very old barber’s chair and it was from Cik Omar’s first barber’s shop.

So, Uncle AG can go to the barber’s shop and sit on the antique chair to have a hair cut the next time Uncle AG go back to Tanjung.

[to order A Map of Trengganu – Awang Goneng – click here]

A Map of Trengganu

Copies of AMoT. Please place your order now.

‘A Map of Trengganu’ (AMoT) is the latest book written by Uncle Awang Goneng.

It is a sequel to the best seller, ‘Growing Up in Trengganu’ (GUiT).

The book is about the old days in Terengganu, the beautiful town and the people living there long before I was born.

It also talks about the old and historical buildings that had been demolished like the the mosque near my mother’s house and the rows of shop houses in Kedai Payang.

GUiT was launched at Alam Akademik or Kedai Pok Loh Yunang in Kuala Terengganu.

Anyway the building had been demolished.

My father picked up the books from the distributor this morning and had delivered some to the costumers who had placed their order.

Orders had came in even before the book reached KL.

There was an order from New York, USA too.

I do not really understand the book as it has lots of hard words but my big sister is so excited about it and cannot stop reading it.

I am reading AMoT but there are too many hard words for me...

She was smiling and laughing by herself while reading 🙂

I want to keep one copy and wait until I grow up a bit older to enjoy it as my big sister and my parents.

May be Uncle Awang Goneng should write a simpler edition with  larger font for small kids like me :mrgreen:

This book had just came in from Singapore and may not reach the bookstores in KL yet 🙂

Just now I sold a book to Uncle Wan Yusuf after the Friday prayer.

During the ‘Khalifah Dinner And Talk’, I helped to distrubute flyers.

I hope that I can help my father to sell a lot more copies of AMoT and that AMoT will be another best seller like GUiT 🙂

So, please >>>Click Here<<< for information on how to order ‘A Map of Trengganu’

I wish that one day I can write a book too, like Uncle Hulaimi.

This book is fun and very interesting, so please place your order now :mrgreen:

A Map of Trengganu by Awang Goneng.

The sequel to Malaysian bestseller Growing Up in Trenaggnu looks at the terrain of Trengganu, the landmarks that are still standing and those that have fallen to rubble, the winds that bring chill and change to the inhabitants of his coastal town, and people who walked the streets and breathed the air that is laced with dried shrimps, the aroma of röjök, and salt coming in with the spray from the South China Sea.

Having Tea With Uncle Awang Goneng at My House

Yesterday Uncle Awang Goneng came to my house for tea.

My mother cooked clam chowder and chili con carne.

I ate them with French loaf and butter.


I told Uncle Awang Goneng about my latest poem.

Its name is ‘Light In The Night’.

I’ll write the poem in another post 🙂

I showed Uncle Awang Goneng some posts from my blog.

I wanted to show him the pictures for The Goat Poem’ 🙂

I drew them using Microsoft Paint.

Then we prayed Asr together.

I am very happy to meet Uncle Awang Goneng.

I hope Uncle Awang Goneng will come again to house because it is fun to talk to him and he knows so much about writing poems 🙂

He has his own popular blog – Kecek-kecek

Meeting Uncle Awang Goneng

Today I went to A&W in KLCC to meet Uncle Awang Goneng.


His real name is Wan Ahmad Hulaimi.

Uncle Awang Goneng is a great writer.

He is also a famous blogger.

His blog is very popular.

The book ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’ is from the blog.

His blog is http://kecek-kecek.blogspot.com/.

Uncle Awang Goneng lives in London.

I wonder why Uncle Awang Goneng lives in London?

Uncle Awang Goneng will go back to London at the end of January.

By the way I met Pak Cik Saidi Yahya too 🙂

My father, Pak Cik Saidi and Uncle Awang Goneng are from Terengganu.

They spoke English and ‘Trengganuspeak’.

I only understand some words in ‘Trengganuspeak’ 🙂

I am very happy to meet them today.

My Father’s Uncle Segoked By A Cow

Yesterday morning my father’s uncle was ‘segoked’ by a cow.

‘Segok’ means hit by a cow.

I call my father’s uncle Tok Teh.

Tok Teh was ‘segoked’ by a cow when he tried to take the cow to his orchard.

The cow just had a baby.

The mother cow hit Tok Teh because she thought that Tok Teh wanted to take her baby cow away.

Tok Teh is warded in the Sultanah Nur Zahirah Kuala Terengganu Hospital.

Now I cannot take young coconut from Tok Teh’s house anymore because Tok Teh is in the hospital.

Actually ‘segok’ is Trengganuspeak.