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.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Kiss this!

To dear readers, if you find anything funny in this posting and the one below, than please take note of the explanation given in the other posting. Otherwise, ignore it as a glib in the fabric of space and time. Here goes...

Since it is already past 12am, officially today is the second-day I started blogging. That means I can say something here without contravening my rather superstitious rule of starting most endeavours in odd number of times (as in the 5 posting I made yesterday, he! he!).

Actually I'm not ready to say anything new yet but it seems I MUST make this posting. Why? Because I had to edit the article called "Trip To Aceh" as the picture of the book "Berpetualang ke Aceh" presented with it had to be resized so that the items on the top right-hand side (blogger's profile, links and such) can return to its rightful places. (The order somewhat went awry when I blow-up the picture to my heart's content... So there!)

In turn, the picture became so small that it is practically impossible to read the details. So I decided to solve the problem by breaking it into two parts - the front and back covers.
So here we are... The front cover on top, the back below.... Have a look

(Actually I had to delete this posting after copying the text to Word... Because it appeared after the article Kiss This Too! just because I made this one earlier, regardless of the fact that I kept it first as a draft... So I end up having to represent this back as a new posting with the text recopied from Word back to this blogspot... Ha! Ha! Ha!)

p/s: Yes... I admit, I'm trying to promote the book "Berpetualang ke Aceh" OK... It's not easy being the writer, editor, lay-out master, the crude artist, page and cover designer and the publisher too all rolled in own... Especially when you have been out of touch of the usual 9 to 5 working drill and whole civilisation thing for ages, having spent the last 5 years mostly travelling to strange places like old tombs and certain spots within the jungle in search for peace and answer. So give me a break willya...

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