Last Sunday I went to Uncle Adnan Othman‘s house for breakfast.
Uncle Adnan is from Terengganu and in ‘Trengganuspeak’, his name is Adnang Othmang.
Uncle Adnan Othman was a very popular singer in the 1960s.
He used to sing with a band named ‘The Rhythm Boys‘.
After that, he worked for Bata Shoes as a shoe designer.
Bata Shoes sent him to London for a shoe making course.
And one of his classmate was the famous shoe maker, Datuk Jimmy Choo.
Now Uncle Adnan do not design shoes anymore.
He is now an artist.
I went to his art gallery and saw so many beautiful paintings.
He draws boats in Terengganu rivers, waterfalls and flowers.
Uncle Adnan also has lots of guitars and he let me play his guitars.
Then my big sister Kaman sang a Cuban song, ‘Guantanamera’ while Uncle Adnan Othman played the guitar.
We also listened to his old songs from his LPs and EPs on his record player.
LP means ‘long-playing’ and EP means ‘extended play’ record album.
That was the first time I listen to songs from a record player!
I really enjoyed meeting Uncle Adnan and he gave us lots of story books.
You can view Uncle Adnan’s paintings at his blog: adnanbinothman.wordpress.com
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.
I went to Penang last May.
Over there, I had ‘Penang Prawn Noodle’ for lunch.
In Malay, ‘Penang Prawn Noodle’ is ‘Mee Udang Pulau Pinang‘.
We had our lunch at a restaurant in Sungai Dua, Penang.
There is a big paddy field across the restaurant.
When I reached there it was very hot.
Then it became cooler because it was raining.
There were lots of prawns in the noodle.
My sisters ate fried kuey teow.
My sisters said the fried kuey teow was very delicious.
We drank cold ‘Lai Chee Kang‘; a drink with ice, jelly and lots of other things.
I think the food at the restaurant was delicious but too hot and the place is very hot if it is not raining.
On Sunday July 11, 2010 there was a wedding reception in Putrajaya .
The bride was Kak Tasneem and the groom was Abang Fathi.
Kak Tasneem is Uncle Nasir Zihni and Aunty Mah’s eldest daughter.
The hall was beautiful and full of fresh blue chrysanthemums and white roses.