This blogspot is a medium to share my thoughts and adventures apart from promoting my books. Below are the books which have been written or authored and published by myself.

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Mencari Diri dan Erti".

ISBN 983-42031-0-1, Jun 2006

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Membela Syiar yang Asal"

ISBN 983-42031-1-x, May 2007

"Berpetualang ke Aceh: Sirih Pulang ke Gagang?"

ISBN 978-983-42031-2-2, November 2007

It is interesting to note that while these books were written in Malay it has gained enough attention to merit being part of the collections of the American Library of Congress and National Library of Australia. Look here and here.

While the first three books were published by my own company, the fourth titled "Rumah Azan" was published in April 2009 by a company called Karnadya with the help of the Malaysian national literary body Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. It features beautiful pictures along with stories behind selected mosques which could be related to the history of Islam and the Malays alongside the formation of the Malaysian nation. Look at the article A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan".

My fifth book "Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and Malay Sultanates", an English translation and adaptation of the Malay book "Ahlul Bait (Keluarga) Rasulullah SAW dan Kesultanan Melayu" authored by Hj Muzaffar Mohamad and Tun Suzana Othman was published early 2010. Look here... My 5th book is out! Ahlul Bait (Family) of Rasulullah SAW and the Malay Sultanates... . For more information check out my Malay blogspot CATATAN SI MERAH SILU.

Like my fourth book "Rumah Azan", the sixth book "Kereta Api Menuju Destinasi" is also a coffee-table book which is published by the company Karnadya with the cooperation of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (the main Malay literary body in Malaysia). Coming out January 2011 it features pictures and stories on the adventure travelling by train to all of Peninsular Malaysia along with the interesting places which could be reached this way.

My seventh book "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" in turn is a coffee-table book which is written, editted, designed and has pictures taken by me. Coming out of the factory October 2011, this book which combines family history with history of places such as Singapura, Johor, Batu Pahat, Muar and in fact the history of the island of Java and England has been reviewed with me interviewed live in the program Selamat Pagi Malaysia at RTM1. Look at the article Siaran langsung ulasan buku "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah" dan temu ramah di Selamat Pagi Malaysia. Some selected contents have been featured in Sneak peek "Jejak keluarga Yakin : Satu sketsa sejarah".


The "Berpetualang ke Aceh" series of novels could be obtained in e-book form. Enter http://www.e-sentral.com/, click general novel and go to page 4. You can also type the word "Aceh" at the search box. Or click straight Book 1, Book 2 and Book 3.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Of orchids and old college memories...

This is a picture of me, the wife, my dad and mum shopping for orchids at a farm near my house. Spending a full 3 nights and more days with them going around including to this farm refreshed my mind on the value of family ties. Except the articles on Batu Caves, the last few postings here directly or indirectly involved dad and mum... or at least thoughts of them as me and wife went to Jengka to attend a cousin's wedding. Then the four of us went to Bagan Datoh in the same car to attend the reception on the cousin husband's side.

In a way, the last few postings let off some sort of steam from my chest. Now it's time to return to some unfinished business, to let off plenty more steam from other parts of my inside.

OK. Sometime in June 2008, I started a writing which is supposed to make up a series in reliving the fond memories of my college days. But since then, I only managed to write a total of 3 pieces. And the last one was made in July.

Today, I felt I've released enough steam through other writings for me to be able to try again recalling what happened then. So here I would like to make a resolve... I would committ the next few writings at least to remembering the "A" level college days.

To be frank, I've forgotten a lot. That's why the act of remembering is important... for I believe therein lies a few missing pieces that could help me weather my future better and smarter. So I would continue writing the way I often do... by putting to paper (or rather the Net) what I could remember at any certain time. And this don't have to come in any particular order.

Anyway, down here are links to the 3 articles I've managed to write out so far. For the record, this is the 303rd posting in this blogspot. May it augur well for my effort. After all, I do like symmetrical numbers as this one I take as a good omen. Good night!

Remembering the "A" level college days some 20 years ago! Just to get the juices flowing...

Remembering the "A" Level college days. How I got the nickname Fly!

Remembering the "A" Level college days. Damansara Utama where the cool days started!

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