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.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Home, family and friends

Peace be upon you. Today's date 24th May 2020 is equivalent to 1st Syawal 1441 Hijriah in the Muslim calendar. It is 1st day of the Eid celebration. So today I want to present a category most apt for the occasion.

The festive month of Syawal and the subsequent Eid celebration is mainly about connecting or reconnecting with family and friends in home environment. As such this category is about events or happenings related to home, family and friends.

A family outing to Morib...

11th December 2008, the day I got hitched (again!)

A collaboration of old collegemates - the book "Rumah Azan"

Reunion of SMSJ (Johor Science School) batch SPM 1987 in Melaka

An A Level ad-hoc reunion at Pelita Jalan Ampang...

A Level room 51C reunion pictures from last year for posterity

A reunion which lasted well into the wee hours...

3rd A Level Batch 7 reunion / Hari Raya festive do in Bangi... '

Ngeteh' session at Viccudha Damansara Utama...

A wedding on top a hill in Janda Baik

Baby Al-Rasyid's own little adventure...

Sains Johor upon reaching 40 reunion for batch 83-87...

Living up to the family Raya tradition...

Album for 3rd Raya... enter the JB folks

Attending the Nikah (solemnisation) ceremony of a cousin

The bride's home wedding reception on Saturday

My first taste of a Chinese tea ceremony for newly-weds...

The antics at the Shangri-La penthouse

The lavish night reception at Shangri-La

A Hari Raya do with all batches (well, almost...) from my old school

A cousin's wedding - the preparation for our side's reception...

The cousin's reception...

Family kenduri at Seria

The bride's wedding reception in Singapura

The groom's turn for reception

Al-Rasyid's antics at a cousin's wedding...

A brother-in-law's wedding function

Al-Rasyid enjoying the kompang at a kampung wedding

Cousin's wedding on the night of Maulidur Rasul

Huda's wedding reception at UTM Skudai

Raya family function at grandma's place

Continuing the family tradition

A cousin's wedding at old town Bangi

Johan's qeqah ceremony

Johan's first Hari Raya

Second raya when the extended family gathered

Baby Johan's first climb all the way upstairs...

The wife's secondary school reunion 2012

A cousin's wedding at Seberang Perak

A niece's Malay-'Scottish' wedding ceremony

Sains Johor batch 83-87 reunion after 30 years entering school

Picnic at the Tanjung of Muar

My home, Baitul Hikmah

Reliving some childhood moments at Muar's Masjid Jamek

At Kuala Linggi with college old friends

The 'secret' wedding in Pontian...

A nostalgic look at my old primary school in Muar

The big tree which used to be my favourite playground

Rasyid's little graduation

The kids' showtime...

Rasyid's belated birthday party

Johan's steps on Padang Tok Sheikh

Sports day at Sungai Buaya village school

Small 51C reunion in Damansara Utama

Bringing the parents for MRT ride to Kajang

Attending a cousin's wedding reception in Shah Alam

A niece's wedding reception at Bagan Lalang

TM family day at the National Sports Complex in Shah Alam

Johan's kindergarten graduation for 2017

Titbits from Muar

Of weddings and weekends

The boys' first day at school for 2018

Kampung Sungai Buaya primary school sports day 2018

My new working and creative area