Not Just For Beginners
TAHNIAH to my very good friend Zaharah Othman who is known to zillions as Kak Teh of the very popular Choc-A-Blog blog for her book "Colloquial Malay - The Complete Course for Beginners". The book is written with Sutanto Atmosumarto.
The book , I believe, was published in 2004. I, however, only found out about it very recently from another blog, Dr Ve Thru.
I am so ashamed. I have no excuse. I apologise.
Ah is the syllable by which we fondly call her. A wonderful person and to me, about the sweetest person to walk the face of the earth.
We became fast and firm friends when we first met on the 13th floor of ITM (now UiTM) in Shah Alam more than 30 years ago to start our three-year course in Mass Communications.
Ah and I, together with another Mass Comm buddy, Fatimah Abu Bakar, began our journalism career at the NST in 1978.
Before she could warm her seat, the pretty Kedah lass that she was (and still is), caught the eye and heart of our senior colleague by the name of Wan Hulaimi. They both fell madly in love.
But NST had plans for Wan Hulaimi. He was to be sent to London as correspondent. So they got married and went to the UK.
And England has been their home since.
Ah and Hulaimi have four (as far as I know) beautiful children -- Hafiz, Rehana, Norhana and Taufiq.
Once again, my very dear friend. Congratulations.