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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.
Syair is a traditional Malay poem.
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.
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 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 🙂
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.
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.
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.