‘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.
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
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 🙂
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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.
Today I attended the Wacana Membanteras Gerakan Pluralisme Agama Dan Permurtadan Ummah at the Dewan Besar, Universiti Malaysia Terengganu in Kuala Terengganu.
Wacana means discourse.
Over there I met Pak Cik Borhan, Uncle Sheikh Harun, Ami Ma, Uncle Ustaz ‘Uthman El-Muhammady and Ustaz Ismail Mina.
I also met Abang Kamalruddin Taib from TV AlHijrah.
The speakers are:
- Dr Anis Malik Thoha (UIAM)
- Ustaz Dr Muhammad ‘Uthman El-Muhammady (ISTAC)
Ustaz Mohd Aizam Masod (JAKIM)
Dr Ahmad Bazli Shafie (IQT)
More than 1500 people attended the discourse.
The discourse will be aired on TV AlHijrah soon.
The discourse will be aired on TV AlHijrah soon.
I was in Terengganu for the last two weeks for Eid holidays.
Kuala Terengganu is my parent’s hometown.
Tok Teh is my grand aunty.
I called my grand uncle Tok Teh too.
It is very sad that he had passed away.
There were a lot of red, ripe rambutans on the rambutan trees at Tok Teh’s house.
So, a few days later we visited Tok Teh’s house again for a rambutan picking.
Rambutan is a type of a fruit with hair on its skin.
‘Rambut’ is hair in Malay language.
My big sister Kaman used a pole (galah) to pluck the rambutans.
My other sisters and I ran to collect to rambutans.
It was like a ‘rambutan rain’ 🙂
It was really fun.
This is the first time I went rambutan picking.
It was as fun as apple picking.
Later we ate the fruits.
They were very, very sweet.
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I got a few links from Russia; the largest country in the world.
Russia is a beautiful country with lots of beautiful historical buildings.
The Russian government does not demolish historical buildings.
Thank you and I hope to get more links from all around the world 🙂
I hope that one day I can visit Russia.
Please save my grandmother’s bookshop!
The bookshop’s name is Alam Akademik Sdn Bhd.
Alam Akademik Sdn Bhd is the oldest bookshop in Terengganu.
The bookshop has been at the same location for a hundred years!
Yesterday they sent a letter telling my grandmother to move away in 30 days from July 13 2009.
The Terengganu government is going to demolish the whole historic building!
It is going to be another disaster!
Terengganu had lost a lot of historic buildings and landmark.
And they are going to demolish another historic building.
My grandmother is very sad.
And I am very sad too ……
So please, please help save my grandmother’s bookshop!
If I can go to the United Nations meeting, I am going to tell the world to save all the historic buildings and landmarks!
I went to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Tengku Mahmud 2 for ‘A Moment With English’ program on Tuesday, June 16, 2009.
The school was a big secondary school in Besut, Terengganu.
I read the article about Swine Flu (but now it is called Influenza A H1N1) which I wrote when it first started in Mexico.
I met Kak Athirah and a lot of other kakaks, abangs and teachers there.
I enjoyed ‘A Moment With English’ at the school.
I also enjoyed the ‘mee soup’ at the school.
It was tasty but very hot.
On the way back, I stopped at the Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin Stadium that collapsed a few weeks ago.
I also stopped at Pantai Bari.
In English Pantai Bari is Bari Beach.
I had keropok lekor, coconut drink and watched lots of goats drinking left over coconut drink from the coconut shells.
I love to go to Besut and I wish to go there again soon.
These are the states of Malaysia’s flags 🙂
Tomorrow I am going back to Kuala Terengganu.
I think we’ll have lunch in Kemaman again.
The restaurant is near Aunty Moon’s house.
They sell tasty chicken rice.
Uncle Azahar saw us there the last time we went home to Kuala Terengganu.
But I did not see Uncle Azahar because I don’t know that he was there too.
I hope I can meet Uncle Azahar soon.
I met Tok Cu Bee, Aunty Emy and Uncle Syed Zaid at a bloggers meeting on Saturday 🙂
Can I meet Uncle Azahar at the nasi ayam restaurant tomorrow?
I hope there will be no water problems at Petronas Mountain Station 🙂
Terengganu has 7 districts.
Each district has their own flags.
This is the Terengganu flag.
This is the coat of arms of Terengganu