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.


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.

The Book Launch Of AMoT

This afternoon I attended the book launch of ‘A Map of Trengganu’ at the RA Fine Arts Gallery, Solaris Dutamas in Kuala Lumpur.

 The book is about the old days of Terengganu.

Please click here to read my post on ‘A Map of Trengganu‘. 

Here is the program of the event:

    • Uncle Raja Ahmad Aminullah gave a welcome speech.

    • A talk about AMoT by Uncle Hulaimi.

Listerning to Uncle Hulaimi’s speech. I sat at the last row on the left.
    • Book reading by Uncle Hulaimi.

    • Abang Dody recited the ‘Syair Awang Goneng’.

Abang Dody and me after his performance.
  • A song performed by Andre Goh and followed by another song by Uncle Adnan Osman (Adnang Osmang in Trengganuspeak 🙂 ).

I am very happy to meet Uncle Raja Ahmad Aminullah, Uncle Awang Goneng, Aunty Zaharah, Aunty Asma, Pok Ku Bustaman, Uncle Som, Kak Raja Nadia, Uncle Adnang Osmang, Pok Daud, Datuk Jimmy Choo and more 😉

Uncle Hulaimi talking to the press.

By the way, I really enjoyed the delicious Terengganu food prepared by Aunty Asma who is Uncle Hulaimi’s sister.

And I am very happy to meet a nice blogger, Kak Raja Nadia who is Uncle Raja Ahmad’s daughter.

Uncle Raja Ahmad Aminullah's daughter Kak Nadia and I at the event.

Congratulations to Uncle Awang Goneng on the launch of AMoT and I want to thank Uncle Raja Ahmad for inviting us to the wonderful event.

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

The Book Launch of ‘Minda Tertawan’

YM Uncle Raja Ahmad at the launch of Mnda Tertawan.

Yesterday I attended the book launch of ‘Minda Tertawan‘ at the Rumah Universiti, Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.

The book was written by YM Raja Ahmad Aminullah.

YM Uncle Raja Ahmad is the owner of RA Fine Arts.

In the middle is YM Uncle Raja Ahmad and I .

Minda Tertawan‘ is a political book, written in Bahasa Malaysia.

The book was launched by Dato’ Baharuddin  Zainal (Baha Zain).

Uncle Raja Ahmad, Dato Baha Zain and the speakers holding Minda Tertawan.

There was also a discussion session about the book by:

  1. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Ali (Prof. Sejarah Seni, UPSI)

  2. Mr. Tan Sei Hon (writer and curator)

  3. Prof. Dr. Syed Husin Ali (senator and a former president of Persatuan Sains Sosial)

  4. Mr. U-Wei Hj. Shaari (film maker).

The moderator was Uncle Nizal Mohammad from TV Al-Hijrah.

I am so excited to meet Uncle Nizal.

A lot of people attended the program.

I met Uncle Jih (Uncle Nasir Zihni who wrote a comment in the book), Uncle Nizal Mohammad, National Laurette Uncle A. Samad Said, Aunty Dr. Siti Zainon Ismail (an artist, poet and writer who wrote a special poem for my big sister Kaman), Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib (a politician), Uncle Prof. Dr. Wan Ariffin Wan Abdullah (our relative from Terengganu) and a lot of other people.

My photo with Uncle A. Samad Said.
On the right is Uncle Prof. Dr. Ariffin and I, on the left is Kaman and my mother is nnusuk (hiding) behind the wall.

Congratulations to Uncle Raja Ahmad for the launch of ‘Minda Tertawan‘ and thank you inviting us and giving us the chance to sellUncle Awang Goneng‘s books, ‘ A Map of Trengganu‘ and ‘Growing Up in Trengganu‘.

Kaman and I with Uncle Awang Gonengs books.

It is nice to attend Uncle Raja Ahmad’s events because I can meet a lot of great writers, poets, artists and wonderful people.

Please click here  for information on how to order ‘Minda Tertawan.’ 

Eid Open Houses In KL

There are a lot of open houses on weekends during Shawal.

On Saturday I went to a lot of open houses.

First I went to Uncle Khairul’s house in Desa Serdang.

I saw a few kittens and a mother cat in the cage.

Some were playing some and were sleeping.

I played with Kak Zarith Sofia and I showed her my phone, “Phoney”.

I ate tasty nasi beriani and Singapore mee rebus.

Next I went to Uncle Ali’s house in Subang Alam, Shah Alam.

At Uncle Ali’s house I ate tasty lamb BBQ and cendol.

On the way to Uncle Ali’s house I saw the huge Proton factory.

On the way back to my house I saw Bukit Jalil Stadium.

Then I went to RA Fine Arts Gallery open house in Jalan Damai.

I met YM Pak Engku Raja Ahmad Aminullah.

I also met Auntie Siti Zainon Ismail.

There I ate watermelon, cream caramel and ABC.

I love the watermelon because it is healthy food.

The watermelon was also very sweet.

Last we visited my father’s auntie.

She is my father’s father’s younger sister.