Ekspo Buku Islam Putrajaya 2012

After coming to know of this Islamic Book Fair 2012 in Putrajaya which ends tomorrow, I’ve decided that I might drop by just to take a peek. That is, assuming if I have the time to do so. I have been extremely busy these days, so much so that I do not even have the time to update this blog! In any case, my personal library could certainly make do with a few new titles for the year 2012. If you are in or around the area, I would most certainly encourage you to go and have a look.

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Books jumping off shelves

I came across this really funny image and since it’s related to books anyway, why not publish it here? Jersey Shore is apparently a reality TV series that is currently very popular in the United States. In fact I would say that it is applicable to any reality-based television series that is being produced today. I’d much rather read a book, thank you.

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Back after a long hiatus

Yeah, I know it is not an excuse for me not to update the blog, but I was stretched really thin with the things I had to do for the past several weeks. From maintaining my directory network to getting ideas for featured articles to be published on SuaraMalaysia.com, I have been really busy. And oh, did I mention that I have a son now? Above is a photo of me with my mom holding my son, Mu’awiyah Rayyan Nieshaem. He was born on 12.10.2011.

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Amazon Kindle 3 video review

After watching the above Amazon Kindle 3 video review from Mobile Tech Review on YouTube, I’ve made up my mind to get the Kindle 3 once I have the sufficient funds to do so. At the same time, it so happens I came across this Malaysian online store which directly sells the Kindle 3 for RM675 (WiFi-only version). Add the leather case (RM80) and the total would come up to a whooping RM755. Personally I feel that anything above RM500 for an e-book reader is overpriced, but considering the current difficult state of getting a Kindle locally, I guess this …

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Kenyataan Sasterawan Negara Tentang Kes Interlok

[Editor: Posting the original press statement from four Sasterawan Negara (Malaysian National Laureates) on the issue of Interlok. If I have the time, I will translate it into English as soon as I can.] Sudah banyak perbincangan dan debat yang telah diadakan tentang buku Interlok oleh Abdullah Hussein — di akhbar, majalah, di tv dan dunia siber. Dalam wacana ini ada yang jernih di samping banyak juga yang keruh pada sungai perbincangannya. Akan tetapi yang agak dikesalkan ialah hakikat bahawa sangat sedikit golongan, terutama partai politik yang menjadikan pembelaan nasib dan martabat kaum Melayu sebagai landasannya, tampil memberi sokongan moral …

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