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

Jamming With Uncle Fauzan

On Dec 26, 2010 I went to Uncle Fauzan‘s house for dinner.

Uncle Fauzan is a pilot and a good friend of my father.

He has a set of drums, some keyboards, some guitars and other musical instruments.

Uncle Fauzan can play all kinds of musical instruments.

I like to play the drum and my big sister Kaman played the keyboard.

Uncle Fauzan taught me how to play the drum.

We have to use our hands and feet at the same time to play the drum.

It was really fun 🙂

Uncle Fauzan cooked us a ‘sour and spicy’ fish dish named Melaka asam pedas.

It was very tasty.

The barbecued fish and prawns were very tasty too.

Before we went home, Kaman sang the Cuban song, ‘Guantánamera’ while Uncle Fauzan played the guitar.

We also watched a football match, 2010 Suzuki Cup – Malaysia VS Indonesia on TV.

I really enjoyed myself and I would like to visit Uncle Fauzan and Abang Arif again.