The Calovinia – A Book By Ahmad Ali Karim

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'.

A Map of Trengganu Book Signing

 

Uncle Hulaimi's fans listening to his speech at the event. I was sitting third from right in the front row.

Just now I went to the book signing of  ‘A Map of Trengganu’ ( AMoT ).

It was held in the MPH Bookstore, Mid Valley, KL.

We met some bloggers and some of my parent’s Terengganu friends.

Uncle Hulaimi’s teacher, Mr. Soh Kim Yew was also there with Aunty Dinah Soh and Aunty Soh Lay Choo.

From right is my mother, Mr. Soh Kim Yew, Aunty Soh Lay Choo and Aunty Dinah Soh.

AMoT  was written by Wan Ahmad Hulaimi or Awang Goneng.

He gave a nice speech and he talked about how to write books.

His speech was in English and not in Trengganuspeak 🙂

I was listening to Uncle Hulaimi's speech. From the right is Pok Ku Bustaman (a popular Terengganu blogger), my big sister Kaman, Kafah, me, my mother and somebody from the press (I guess).

I am happy that he also mentioned my name to the audience as ‘his friend, Che Ali the blogger’.

Uncle Hulaimi is the only person who calls me ‘Che Ali’ :mrgreen:

Some people at the event thought my name is really Che Ali 😆

Before we go home, we waited for Uncle Hulaimi to sign the books that we have to deliver.

My big sister Kashah(R), Kaman and me with Uncle Hulaimi who was busy signing the books.

I feel so happy that I met Uncle Hulaimi, Uncle A. Samad Said, Aunty Zaharah and other friends of my parent’s 😀

Please >>> click here <<< to order ‘A Map of Trengganu’.

Please click here for my other posts on ‘A Map of Trengganu’:

  1. A Map of  Trengganu. 

  2. Cik Omar’s Barber’s Shop As In AMoT

 

 

  

‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’, A Book By Gaute Hogh

Gaute Hogh wrote a book  named, ‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’.

The book was about the effect of global warming that can make some places disappear.

Global warming makes the earth hotter and hotter and sea level rises up because of ice melting at the North Pole and South Pole.

In Zahara de la Sierra, Andalusia, Spain, they get less and less rain and the place becomes drier and slowly turning into a desert; like bad drought in Kenya were killing plants and animals.

I think that it is a very good book for all of us to read, so that we can do our parts to stop the global warming and heal the world.

It will very sad to see all the beautiful places disappear.

( Please click here for my post, ‘Ways To Heal Our Earth’ )

I wish I can have a copy of  ‘100 Places to Go Before They Disappear’ 🙂

Go Green!

( Please click here for my post, ‘Plea For Survival’ about the effect of global warming ).

The southern shoreline of Manhattan Island, known as the Battery, is the largest public place in downtown New York. Hundreds of thousands work nearby and over 36,000 residents live in its surrounding area. About every 100 years, the area experiences extreme flooding that reaches heights of up to 10 feet. Climate change is expected to increase the frequency of winds and hurricanes and cause sea levels to rise. According to the worse-case scenario, extreme events may occur every four years by 2080, with floods raising water levels by 11-14 feet and paralyzing the whole Manhattan infrastructure. “The tidal area there with the Hudson River is a very beautiful place but it will go underwater,” Hogh warns. “There is more than 280,000 people working in this walking district.”
Esteemed as a winter wonderland, Austria and the Alpine region is Europe’s snow resort Mecca. It’s also gorgeous in summer with its evergreen pastures and cascading mountainsides, made famous by the classic Hollywood musical 'The Sound of Music.' “Everyone here in Europe is used to going there, for skiing,” Hogh explains. “They’ve been skiing there for the last 200 years and some of the country is less and less snow.They try to make snow with snow cannons. You’re not allowed to heli-ski as much anymore because of the pollution. It will go down by 80% of its normal size. Will my children be able to ski there? I don’t know.'
The Mississippi River Delta, with its rivers, marshes and barrier islands, provides a habitat for many species of birds, fish, shellfish and small mammals. At the rim of the delta, the Chandeleur Islands form a chain that acts as a buffer zone against hurricanes and storm surges for the densely populated regions of Louisiana and Mississippii. But ferocious storms, like 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, have greatly reduced the islands’ defenses. Storms and hurricanes are expected to grow even fiercer in the future with global warming, leaving the local environment and vital culture more exposed to destruction.
Stretching for 90 miles along the Californian coast midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, Big Sur is arguably one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the U.S. For the last 20 years, most of California has been experiencing increased droughts with less rainfall in the spring and summer, leading to a severe escalation in the number of large wildfires. In 2008, a major fire destroyed 16 houses in Big Sur and more than 50 square miles of forest were swallowed by flames. Fires and subsequent flooding also threaten the region’s fragile access roads and infrastructure.
The first Olympic Games are believed to have been held in Olympia, Greece, in 776 B.C. The earliest evidence of building at the site is the Temple of Hera, honoring the wife of Zeus, which dates to around 600 B.C. In recent years, extremely warm and dry summers have increased the number of wildfires in Greece. Fires in 2007 severely burned the area surrounding Olympia. With temperatures projected to rise with diminishing rains, the frequency and ferocity of wildfires are expected to grow. “If you go to Olympia in Greece and you can’t see it, that will be part of our history which will disappear,” Hogh says.
Gujarat is India’s largest producer of cotton and salt and is also the birthplace of Mahatma Gahdhi. Monsoons will intensify with continued global warming, causing severe flooding and destruction in India. In 1930, Gandhi launched a campaign against the British salt tax, which had made it illegal for Indians to produce their own salt. He eventually won that fight. India is now the third biggest cotton producer in the world after the U.S. and China and the majority of its cotton comes from Gujarat.
Hogh describes Zahara de la Sierra as “a white city in this very green place.” Also known for its olive oil production, the region faces the risk of desert- ification as olive orchards face increasingly dry seasons. Due to climate change, the IPCC projects that rainfall in southern Spain will decrease by 40% by 2080. Local temperatures in the Iberian Peninsula could also spike, turning green pastures into deserts and choking agriculture.
Kauai, the fourth largest Hawaiian island, is famous for its tropical beauty and lush mountains. Global warming could disrupt its distinct “cloud forest” ecosystem, pushing life-giving moisture to higher elevations. Home to the hummingbird-like honeycreeper, a rare and colorful animal that sips nectar from flowers, this cool zone is vital to Kauai’s verdant environment. Deforestation and non-indigenous species like pigs and goats have also decimated the honeycreeper’s habitat in recent years and the bird is now in danger of going extinct.
Located between Australia and Hawaii, in one of the most remote areas of the Pacific Ocean, lies the nation of Tuvalu. Only 10-square miles – made up of tropical reef islands and narrow coral atolls encompassing blue lagoons -- Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world. Only 12,000 people inhabit the nine-island nation. At 16 feet above sea level, the country has one of the lowest maximum elevations in the world, making it extremely vulnerable to storms and changes in sea level. Tuvalu is also affected by the King Tide, a high tide that raises the sea level higher than normal. Coupled with the expected rise in global sea levels, the entire nation could ultimately become submerged. “I don’t care whether the place is big or small,” Hogh concludes. “It’s the same thing with people. No matter if you’re black or white or Chinese or whatever. It’s about treating each other with respect and it’s the same thing with these small islands.'

How To Order ‘A Map of Trengganu’

A Map of Trengganu

‘A Map of Trengganu’ is the latest book written by Awang Goneng or his real name, Wan Ahmad Hulaimi.

Please click here for my post on ‘A Map of Trengganu’.

It is a sequel to the best seller, ‘Growing Up in Trengganu’.

Order ‘A Map of Trengganu’ now!

Please call or SMS: 019-3199-788

or

email: akarimomar@yahoo.com

Only RM35.90!

Delivery: RM6 (for the whole Malaysia)

You can also order ‘Growing Up in Trengganu’ at only RM39.90 

Delivery: RM6 (for the whole Malaysia)


How To Order Minda Tertawan

Minda Tertawan

‘Minda Tertawan’ is a new political book written by YM Uncle Raja Ahmad Aminullah.

It was launched on last Saturday, April 9, 2011.

Please click here for my post about ‘The Book Launch Of Minda Tertawan’.

Order Minda Tertawan now!

ONLY RM23.00 EACH

Please call or SMS: 019-3199-788

Delivery: RM5 (for anywhere in Malaysia)

or

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YM Uncle Raja Ahmad at the launch of Minda Tertawan.

The Book Launch of ‘Minda Tertawan’

YM Uncle Raja Ahmad at the launch of Mnda Tertawan.

Yesterday I attended the book launch of ‘Minda Tertawan‘ at the Rumah Universiti, Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.

The book was written by YM Raja Ahmad Aminullah.

YM Uncle Raja Ahmad is the owner of RA Fine Arts.

In the middle is YM Uncle Raja Ahmad and I .

Minda Tertawan‘ is a political book, written in Bahasa Malaysia.

The book was launched by Dato’ Baharuddin  Zainal (Baha Zain).

Uncle Raja Ahmad, Dato Baha Zain and the speakers holding Minda Tertawan.

There was also a discussion session about the book by:

  1. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Ali (Prof. Sejarah Seni, UPSI)

  2. Mr. Tan Sei Hon (writer and curator)

  3. Prof. Dr. Syed Husin Ali (senator and a former president of Persatuan Sains Sosial)

  4. Mr. U-Wei Hj. Shaari (film maker).

The moderator was Uncle Nizal Mohammad from TV Al-Hijrah.

I am so excited to meet Uncle Nizal.

A lot of people attended the program.

I met Uncle Jih (Uncle Nasir Zihni who wrote a comment in the book), Uncle Nizal Mohammad, National Laurette Uncle A. Samad Said, Aunty Dr. Siti Zainon Ismail (an artist, poet and writer who wrote a special poem for my big sister Kaman), Tan Sri Ramli Ngah Talib (a politician), Uncle Prof. Dr. Wan Ariffin Wan Abdullah (our relative from Terengganu) and a lot of other people.

My photo with Uncle A. Samad Said.
On the right is Uncle Prof. Dr. Ariffin and I, on the left is Kaman and my mother is nnusuk (hiding) behind the wall.

Congratulations to Uncle Raja Ahmad for the launch of ‘Minda Tertawan‘ and thank you inviting us and giving us the chance to sellUncle Awang Goneng‘s books, ‘ A Map of Trengganu‘ and ‘Growing Up in Trengganu‘.

Kaman and I with Uncle Awang Gonengs books.

It is nice to attend Uncle Raja Ahmad’s events because I can meet a lot of great writers, poets, artists and wonderful people.

Please click here  for information on how to order ‘Minda Tertawan.’ 

Mr Plod And His Sore Arm

aimans-picI bought this book at the MPH Warehouse Sale.

This book was written by Enid Blyton.

I enjoyed reading this book.

This is the story.

Mr Plod rode his bicycle and hit a stone.

CRASH!

Mr Plod hurt his right arm.

Big Ears ran out of the house to help Mr Plod.

Big Ears put a sling on his right arm.

Big Ears told Mr Plod to rest for a few days.

But Mr Plod wanted to work.

Noddy told Mr Plod that somebody stole his biscuits.

When they reached Noddy’s house they saw the biscuit-thief.

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His name was Gobbo the goblin.

He was climbing Noddy’s window for more biscuits.

Mr Plod held Gobbo’s hand.

Mr Plod couldn’t reach the hand cuffs because his hand was hurt.

Gobbo ran away.

Mr Plod went to the centre of Toy Town.

He wanted to direct the traffic.

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But he couldn’t put up his right hand to stop Mr Sparks.

Fortunately Mr Wobbly Man could jump away.

Next Mr Plod tried to stop Noddy and Big Ears from colliding.

But he could not put up his hand to stop Noddy.

BANG!

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Noddy and Big Ears drove right into each other.

Everybody was angry.

They told Mr Plod to go home to rest until his hand gets better.

Mr Plod had to agree with them.

He went home to rest.

Get well soon, Mr Plod!

MPH Warehouse Sale

Yesterday I went to the MPH warehouse sale in Petaling Jaya.

The place was very big.

There are books all around the place.

I went there to buy books.

We spent 4 hours over there.

I went there with Kaman, Mama and Abah.

My 2 other sisters did not go to MPH because they were at school.

I read 5 books over there.

I read 3 Bob the Builder, 1 Barney and 1 Thomas.

The best was Barney Easter Eggs.

Bob The Builder were too simple.

The words were too big.

I also drank a can of Yeo’s tea.

My father bought lots of books.

My father bought me some books too.

The best was ‘Diego and Click take a Pic‘.

It was about Diego’s camera named Click.

The book shaped like Click the camera.

I love it very much.

I enjoyed going to MPH sale because I love to read books.

Reading good books is a good practice.