Meeting Uncle Awang Goneng

Today I went to A&W in KLCC to meet Uncle Awang Goneng.


His real name is Wan Ahmad Hulaimi.

Uncle Awang Goneng is a great writer.

He is also a famous blogger.

His blog is very popular.

The book ‘Growing Up In Trengganu’ is from the blog.

His blog is http://kecek-kecek.blogspot.com/.

Uncle Awang Goneng lives in London.

I wonder why Uncle Awang Goneng lives in London?

Uncle Awang Goneng will go back to London at the end of January.

By the way I met Pak Cik Saidi Yahya too 🙂

My father, Pak Cik Saidi and Uncle Awang Goneng are from Terengganu.

They spoke English and ‘Trengganuspeak’.

I only understand some words in ‘Trengganuspeak’ 🙂

I am very happy to meet them today.

Guantánamera

Guantánamera is a Spanish song.

Yesterday I listen to Guantánamera on You Tube.

Sandpipers sang the song.

I love this song because it is  very, very, very, very nice.

In English Guantánamera means a girl from Guantanamo.

This is the lyrics of Guantánamera:

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crece la palma
Y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma
Guantanamera, guajira, Guantanamera

I am a sincere man
From where the palm tree grows
And before dying I want
To share the verses of my soul.

Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmín encendido
Mi verso es de un ciervo herido
Que busca en el monte amparo
Guantanamera, guajira, Guantanamera

My verse is light green
And it is flaming crimson
My verse is a wounded deer
Who seeks refuge on the mountain (or in the woods).

This third verse was never part of the song, Guantanamera, but was written in “Versos Sencillos”

Cultivo una rosa blanca
En julio como en enero
Para el amigo sincero
Que me da su mano franca
Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

I cultivate a white rose
In July as in January
For the sincere friend
Who gives me his honest hand.

This fourth verse is translated during the song as sung by Pete Seeger & Arlo Guthrie[3]

Y para el cruel que me arranca
El corazon con que vivo
Cardo ni ortiga cultivo
Cultivo la rosa blanca
Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

And for the cruel one
who would tear out this heart with which I live
I do not cultivate nettles nor thistles
I cultivate a white rose

Final verse of song, as published:

Con los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar
El arroyo de la sierra
Me complace más que el mar
Guantanamera, guajira Guantanamera

With the poor people of the earth
I want to share my fate
The brook of the mountains
Gives me more pleasure than the sea

Dora The Explorer

Dora is an explorer. Dora is a girl. Dora goes

everywhere and save everybody in trouble.

Dora’s friends are Boots, Benny, Isa, Tico and

Swiper. Boots is a monkey. Benny is a bull. Isa

is an iguana. Tico is a squirrel. Swiper is a fox.

Boots, Benny, Isa and Tico are good everyday.

Swiper is naughty but sometimes Swiper is

good.

Dora has a Backpack. If Dora wants to use

anything for her work she takes them from her

Backpack.

Dora The Explorer is a good show because they

are not fighting just like Wonder Pets and Go

Diego Go. I like to watch Dora but now no

Dora show on TV3 kids and TV9.

Dora is Diego’s cousin. Dora speaks English

and Spanish. I can count from 1 to 10 in

Spanish.

Go Diego Go

Diego is an animal rescuer.

Everyday he saves animals.

If he wants to know who is in trouble, he uses his camera.

The camera’s name is Click.

The camera is inside the TreeHouse.

Diego has a Rescue Pack.

Rescue Pack can change into anything but not people.

His friend is Baby Jaguar, his sister is Alicia and his cousin is Dora.

Go Diego Go is a good show like Wonder Pets because they are not fighting.

Diego speaks English and Spanish.

He lives in Latin America.

I first saw Go Diego Go on TV in Crowne Plaza in Chicago.