A Program About The Writing Mind With Awang Goneng

On the 12th August 2009 I went to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) to attend Awang Goneng‘s workshop about writing.

AG - workshop

Awang Goneng‘s real name is Wan Ahmad Hulaimi bin Mohd Ali.

Uncle  Hulaimi taught us a breathing exercise.

First we stand  up, then take a deep breath and then shake our hands like Michael Jackson.

I also learnt about palindrome.

Palindrome is something  that sounds the same if we read it from the right or the left.

For example, ‘Madam, I’m Adam‘.

But I forgot to ask Uncle Hulaimi if ‘masam’ is a palindrome.

‘Masam’ means sour.

Uncle Hulaimi said that we must  always use a dictionary.

Uncle Hulaimi wrote my name as Mohd Ali but my name is Ahmad Ali 🙂

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I think it was because his father’s name  was Mohd Ali.

I enjoyed myself  very much and I am very happy to meet Uncle Hulaimi again.

We sold lots and lots of AG‘s book,’Growing Up In Terenganu‘or ‘GUIT‘ at Alam Akademik Sdn Bhd in Kuala Terengganu.

Help Save My Grandmother Shop

HELP!

Please save my grandmother’s bookshop!

The bookshop’s name is Alam Akademik Sdn Bhd.

Alam Akademik  Sdn Bhd is the oldest bookshop in Terengganu.

The bookshop has been at the same location for a hundred years!

Yesterday they sent a letter telling my grandmother to move away in 30 days from July 13 2009.


The Terengganu government is going to demolish the whole historic building!

It is going to be another disaster!

Terengganu had lost a lot of historic buildings and landmark.

And they are going to demolish another historic building.

From old photo during flooding. X - already demolished. Arrow - going to demolish
From old photo during flooding. X - already demolished. Arrow - going to demolish

My grandmother is very sad.

And I am very sad too ……

So please, please help save my grandmother’s bookshop!

If I can go to the United Nations meeting, I am going to tell the world to save all the historic buildings and landmarks!

front road
Old and historic - more 100 years old