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