Sharing some of the photos of the event at RA Fine Arts Gallery today, 1st May 2011. Congratulations to both the host and the author for the successful event. (Click on the photos for a larger view and click on the video image to play)
The host, Raja Ahmad Aminullah Raja Abdullah, giving his brief welcoming speech
Awang Goneng @ Wan Ahmad Hulaimi giving his story of why and how the book (or rather books) came about and giving some hints to the would-be-writers
You may watch the video here:
AG reading A Map of Trengganu from the chapter "Earth Trembling Barbarism" pages 163-165
A surprise by Kak Teh @ Zaharah Othman (Mrs. Awang Goneng) with a syair recited by Dody
Video of the syair here:
To read the full SYA’IR (sya’er) – click here
Before the start when it was less crowded ... seen here: Andre Goh (seated brown stripes shirt) and Raja Kamarul Bahrin (standing pink shirt)
The packed gallery during the "show". Among those in the front row were Pok Daud in batik (his photo on page 197 of AMoT), Jimmy Choo (in white) and Adnan Othman (in red)
Posing the cameramen and the reporters
As the crowd thinned out AG continues to entertain his fans ... seen here are the children of Pak Cik Hassan of Al Manar mentioned in the book (Ainun and Anuar are also my second cousins)
Pak Cik (Ayah Ngoh) Hassan Al Manar’s blog (click)
It was more relaxed to discuss after the event
The Trengganu food ... special thanks to Wan Asma
and my favorite Jala Mas ...
The busy AG's family getting ready with the Trengganu foods ... after being late getting lost finding the place.
Andre God preparing for his performance
Adnan Othman doing his number of pop yeh-yeh days
Some of the those that I noticed during the event (some already mentioned above) were (apologise for the missing titles to the names [if any] – I am not updated with it as it changes too frequent): Ahmad Rejal Arbee, Jimmy Choo, Toh Puan Rosita, Andre Goh, Adnan Othman, Manja Ismail, Raja Kamarul Bahrin, Pokku Bustaman, AG’s brother Wan Rahim Kamil, AG’s sister Wan Asma (who prepared the food), Ishak Nengah (as the emcee), Mohd Som (mentioned in AMoT), Pok Daud Basikal (also in AMoT), Raja Ahmad’s wife and daughter, …
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Yesterday’s photos and videos (at MPH Mid Valley) will also be updated soon.
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