Five Years of Blogging with WordPress

28 08 2013

You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

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This was what I first wrote after my father gave his permission to start my own blog:

Welcome To My Blog

Hello, my name is Ahmad Ali Karim.

Welcome to my blog.

I love to write and I started to write stories when I was 3 years old.

Now I am 5 years old and I am very happy to start my own blog.

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I was very excited to receive this note from WordPress.com yesterday! I started this blog when I was five years old, five years ago and over the years I learn lots of things about writing, reporting and blogging.

One of my worst experience in blogging is when I cannot open my blog after it was hacked for a month.

I was so sad and scared and fear that I’ll loose my blog.

But thanks to the wonderful people at WordPress.com, at last my problem is solved.

And thank you very for my wonderful cyber friends who had sent me messages and tried to help me solve the problem.

Thank you for visiting my blog and my very special thanks to all my loyal readers who had become my special friends.

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I wrote simple posts about things that I like, my favourite fruits and what happens around me.

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Uncle Awang Goneng is one of my favourite writers and inspired me to start my own blog. 

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This is the first time I met Anwar Ibrahim, the politician who inspired me to become a politician. I was a very big fan of Anwar at the time.  Anyway I lost my respect for him after Bersih 3.0.

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I started attending lots of programs and discourses. At home I read the news to know about what is happening, not only in Malaysia but also in the other part of the world. 

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I first met Uncle Nasha at his daughter’s wedding celebration and asked him why he does not leave PAS. 

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Uncle Zul is a lawyer and one of my favourite politicians. Like me, he was also one of Anwar’s fan before he realised the truth.

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Visiting Makam Tok Pelam

21 06 2012

After my great grand father’s burial at Pekuburan Tok Pelam, we passed the Tok Pelam Tomb or Makam Tok Pelam.

I am standing in front of the Makam Tok Pelam.

I was very lucky to be able to go inside the Makam Tok Pelam.

To go inside the tomb, we need a special permission.

There are two doors to enter the tomb.

One of the entrance.

I met Haji Harun Embong, the care taker who is a relative of Tok Pelam.

Haji Harun is Jiddah’s(my grandmother) 3rd cousin.

He also was my father’s and my uncle Ami Ma’s teacher a long time ago.

Tok Pelam is an ulama’ or a religious scholar.

His real name is Syeikh Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz.

Tok Pelam used to live in Hadramaut before he moved to Pattani in Thailand.

In 1785, he went to Terengganu and live at Kampung Pelam, Hulu Terengganu.

He soon moved to Kampung Ladang Titian until he died in 1819.

The description about Tok Pelam.

I think Syeikh Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz was given the title ‘Tok Pelam’ because he used to live and teach in Kampung Pelam, Hulu Terengganu.

Uncle Hulaimi or Awang Goneng wrote about Makam Tok Pelam in his book, ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’, page 56 – ‘Eggs In A Net’.





The Calovinia – A Book By Ahmad Ali Karim

27 04 2012

This is the front cover of 'The Calovinia'. I designed the cover my self. Ahmad Ali JetPlane Books is a subsidiary of one of my imaginary companies, Ahmad Ali JetPlane group.

I love writing stories. I wrote my first story, entitled ‘The Pink Elephant’ when I was about 3 years old. It was actually a really, really short story 🙂 And on my ninth birthday (February 13, 2012), I finished writing my first storybook! The book has 26 chapters with about 5100 words. My mother and my big sister Aiman Amani love my book and said that it is fun, funny and really amazing. 

I am very, very, very happy and excited when my father printed a few copies of the book 🙂 I gave the first copy to Pak Cik Amin and Ummi Yati. I am very happy because Pak Cik Amin, Abang Aiman and Abang Hatim like the way I wrote the story. I wish I can print this book in a real story book format and sell it like Uncle Awang Goneng :mrgreen:

Below is the first chapter of my book:

CHAPTER 1: THE CALOVINIA

   Once upon a time, there was a nice beautiful place called Calovinia. But one day, Brotosh armies attacked the place and destroyed some of the beautiful buildings.

   The next day, the Calovinians make an alliance meeting with the Brotosh and the Brotosh became allies. Sir Adhavadejonge of Calovininia told the Brotosh not to let the Arguays know about the agreement. But unfortunately the Arguays had already heard about it.

   The Arguays rushed in to the Calovinian castle and attacked them using some magical swords and arrows. Sir Ali ordered his griffins to attack the Arguays. The griffins blew big blue fire from their mouth but the Arhuays managed to steal the special dagger from the Calovinian treasure box and put it into their own treasure box before taking it away.

   After the Arguays had gone, Sir Ali’s friend named Jolly said,”I want to get out dagger back from the Arguays all by myself”. Sir Ali said,”I don’t think that’s a good idea, Jolly”. Sir Adhavadejonge added,”You will be captured if you go there all alone”.

   Then Sir Layon of Calovinia took out his sword belt. The sword belt was a special belt where there would always be a new sword whenever it’s owner put it’s hand into the bet’s pocket. Sir Layon said,” No one should bring their own sword because the Arguays will steal your swords just like they stole our special dagger. I have enough swords for all of us

The back cover of 'The Calovinia'.





Visiting The ‘Bukit Puteri’

12 10 2011

From left are my big sisters Kashah, Kafah, me and Kaman in front of the Bukit Puteri.

Bukit Puteri is a 208-metre hill facing the Terengganu River.

‘Bukit’ means hill and ‘puteri’ means princess.

It was formerly a fortress between 1831 and 1876.

It is a very beautiful place.

Uncle Hulaimi or Awang Goneng wrote a lot about Bukit Puteri  in his books, ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’ and ‘A Map Of Trengganu’.

Climbing up the stairs to the hill top.

On the way to the top of the hill.

First we reached the site of 'Meriam Beranak' or the 'Cannon That Give Birth'.

The 'Meriam Beranak'; the mother and the baby cannon.

Then we saw another cannon.

Next we visited the 'Pondok Genta' or the 'The Bell's Hut'. Inside the hut is the historic 'Genta' or 'The Bell'.

The Genta or the bell.

This is the large brass bell known as the ‘Genta’. It was struck during emergencies as well as during important festivals and royal events. Uncle Hulaimi wrote about the 'Genta' in his books.

Then we climbed up the stairs to the fortress.

The fortress.

My siblings and I in front of the fortress.

We saw the throne once we entered the fortress.

Behind the throne is the 'Gun Powder Hole'.

On the left is the throne and on the right is another cannon. This must be the place where the archers be during the wars.

The lighthouse.

The lighthouse is on the hill top.

Going down the hill.





Syair Awang Goneng

12 05 2011

Bertahun merdeka di perantauan,

Segala kenangan tetap di ingatan,

Si Awang Goneng hasil nukilan,

Untuk semua jadi tatapan.

Bertahun-tahun di tanah Inggeris,

Bijak bermadah ilhamnya puitis,

Begitulah kisah seorang penulis,

Pengalaman diratah buku ditulis.

Suka duka tangis dan tawa,

Mok Mek dan Mok Nab semua dia cerita,

Cik Kaleh Teksi Pok Loh Standok juga,

Pok Ku Haji Ambak Serban Besar Bakul dia tak lupa.

Menyingkap kembali apa dirasa,

Sedari kecil ke zaman remaja,

Kerepok lekor rojak Pok Deh dia suka,

Itu dia Si Awang Goneng anak Trengganu kita.


Abang Dody recited this syair during the launch of Awang Goneng’s latest book, ‘A Map of Trengganu’ at the RA Fine Arts Gallery.

Please click here for, ‘The Book Launch of AMoT’.

To watch Abang Dody’s presentating the syair, please click here.

Syair is a traditional Malay poem.

To order ‘A Map of Trengganu’, please click here.






A Map of Trengganu Book Signing At Borders – In Pictures

10 05 2011

I wish to write a wonderful book like Uncle Hulaimi and sign a copy of my book for him.

On Sunday, I went to the Borders at the Gardens for another ‘AMoT Book Signing’ event.

This is the last signing event as Uncle Hulaimi is going back to London in a few more days.

My mother says, this could be a start of a ‘ggocoh’ and even a ‘ggomo’ (AMoT page 250,251).

I met a lot of great writers and bloggers at the event.

Aunty Asma who was the chef for AMoT’s book launch at RA Fine Arts Gallery was also there with her family.

It is very nice to meet Pak Samad, the great writer again.

My photo with other bloggers, Aunty Emy(L), Kafah, Kaman, Kashah(R).

I was sitting with another popular blogger, Pok Ku Bustaman who taught me the meaning of a Trengganuspeak word, 'rang'.

I was sitting with Pok Ku Bustaman who taught me the meaning of a Trengganuspeak word, ‘rang’.

Blogger Kak Zura and I at the event.

My mother(L) talking to Pak Samad(R), uncle Datuk Azman Ujang (a friend of Uncle Hulaimi from Bernama) and Pak Samad’s wife who is also a writer.

A lot of Uncle Hulaimi’s good friends and family members were there.

And everybody had a good time 🙂

Uncle Hulaimi, the great writer and her sister Aunty Asma, the great chef.

Waiting for our turn…

Uncle Hulaimi’s friends and family members at the event.

And thank you Borders for the very delicious Terengganu food from the ‘Wau Penyu’.

There were tasty pulut lepa, akok, beleda(jelly), jjepuk pisang (banana balls) and keropok lekor.

The akok was especially ordered from the palace!

I enjoyed kerepok lekor the best 🙂

Please click here for ‘Kerepok Lekor Recipe In Photos’.

A group of bloggers at the bloggers’ table enjoying the yummy food while discussing about our blogs. Uncle Hulaimi is also a blogger.

Everybody is busy enjoying the tasty Trengganu food; we really had a good time.

Yummy food. At the front row are kerepok lekor(L) and a tasty coconut milk jelly or ‘beleda'(R); at the back row are banana balls or jjepuk pisang(L) and akok(R).

My big sisters, Kafah(L), Kashah(mid) and Kaman(R) are enjoying their food.

It was a wonderful event and I am very happy to meet all the nice people and so many wonderful writers and bloggers.

To order ‘A Map of Trengganu’, please click here.





The Special, Delicious Terengganu Sweet Cakes

3 05 2011

In Terengganu we have lots of delicious traditional sweet cakes.

Most of them are made of lots of eggs, coconut milk and sugar such as akok, jala mas and sekaya.

Yummy Terengganu food. On the right is 'akok', cream puff is on the left and the top is 'kasidah'.On the far right is 'sekaya'.

Anyway these tasty food are hard to get in Kuala Lumpur.

The tasty 'jala mas'.

So we were so happy to have them at the book launch of AMoT at the RA Fine Arts Gallery.

These delicious Terengganu cakes were cooked by Aunty Asma.

Aunty Asma is a very good cook.

Aunty Asma, the chef serving the delicious food at the event.

For the event, Aunty Asma cooked akok, sekaya, kasidah, jala mas, karipap, pulut lepa, cream puff, gopal and fried mee hoon.

My big sister Kaman (L), Kafah (middle) and I (R) are enjoying the tasty food.

I think the people in Terengganu uses lots of eggs in their sweet cakes because they want to be healthy since eggs are rich protein :mrgreen:

Please click here to order A Map of Trengganu.








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