26 July 2013

To NINOTAZIZ – With thanks

This is my 301st entry. This time I do not have to shake my old grey matter for idea. I am thankful to Puan Azlina – NINOTAZIZ - our talented poet/folklore specialist chose to leave her comments against my 300th entry. Obviously, picking the concluding sentence I left in that 300th entry, she appears to have read what I had in mind. Resourcefully and subtly she thought of leaving six lines which touches me greatly.

Here is the concluding sentence of my 300th entry, devoid of any poetic aroma:  

“ But at this age, being a septuagenarian, how much time do I have to enjoy the sight of the autumn leaves?”

And here is what NINOTAZIZ saw as a more appropriate end to the autumn leaves, bringing in fresh wind from the sea and all:

“The autumn leaf
Has a way of falling gently
A beautiful descent

Each moment
Depicting a lifetime
Of love, wisdom

A beautiful descent
Swaying in the coastal wind
And lands on bumi pertiwi”


With NINOTAZIZ’s  permission I am copying below what she wrote in her email to Pakcik and Makcik following her above contribution for my 301st blog entry.

“Sometime in August for three weeks in a row, NST would feature three articles, or rather Hikayat by me in its pullout, School Times. Perhaps you can use it for your students. It is simplified and short as that was NST's requirement. I was flabbergasted when they wanted me to tell Awang Sulong Merah Muda in less than 400 words…but with Mum's help, I think we managed to pull it off!

And from 1st August onwards, I will be on Bernama Radio 24 at night Monday to Friday for about 5 to 10 minutes, telling Malay  folklores and legends, in English though. If your students want to listen in, it would be great. I will let you know the time slot when they have decided. It's about 10.10pm  Ithink.

Other than that, take care and Selamat Berpuasa. Our love to the whole family.

Best regards
 Zalina Abdul Aziz @ ninotaziz
ninotaziz on Hikayat Melayu”


I feel certain many of us would want to read NINOTAZIZ’s  3  articles to be featured in NST in August; and hear her on Bernama Radio 24. I, for one, am very proud to have among us, apart from Awang Goneng, talented persons like her. I know of at least one other talented personality who will make the public appearance shortly.

Berkhidmat kerana Tuhan untuk kemanusiaan


kaykuala said...

Dear Pakcik,
Salam. Such a fine tribute, Madam Ninot to you and your goodself to her talented self. Madam is such a fantastic lady having so much on her plate. Madam was 'away' for a while from blogosphere but now she is back. My contention is she has set wheels in motion on the air waves and print media and now she is back to where she belong. Blogging is all the richer with her esteemed presence. Thank you both for being there when I needed you most!
Selamat Berpuasa to everyone at Al-Manar!


Cheqna said...

Assalamualaikum Pak Cik & Mak cik,

Still have time to wish you both Selamat Berpuasa dan beribadah di baki2 bulan Ramadhan.

Its great of Ninot to do that..I'm proud of her, what she's doing and what she has achieved..many more InsyaAllah.

If berkesempatan dapat jumpa masa Syawal nanti...jemputlah datang juga ke Losong. :-)

abdulhalimshah said...

Dear PakCik,
It is indeed an honour to have a poem dedicated to Al-Manar from an accomplished writer and poet, Madam Ninotaziz. Alhamdulillah and Subhanallah. May she attains the continuous vigour to inspire PakCik's dedicated service to the needy children, Insha Allah.

ninotaziz said...

Thank you so much Pakcik for helping to spread the news and for the kindest words.

It is wonderful that the mainstream media is helping out. I hope to go to schools with the stories- hopefully through crowd funding and perhaps government funding in the future. It is tough but I am sure we can swing it!

Al-Manar said...

Dear Hank,

It is gratifying to see success among us. Hope you will be next. Salam dan Selamat Hari Raya

Al-Manar said...


Waalaikum Salaam. It is nice to see you around. Get CfS around too with kepala ikam singgang and we will have a hilariuos Hari Raya in Losong!

Al-Manar said...


You have put a lot of work into all these, I know. It is time to start gaining some pay-back. Those who know you are surely happy to see you get what you deserve.

Love from us at Nuri to you and family.

MamaTim said...

Congrats Ms Ninotaziz - a great moment indeed.. Soon we'll probably be seeing U (or more of you in case I missed it) on tv perhaps..

Pakcik, I sure miss reading your posts. InsyaAllah real-life's slighty more stable now, to translate as more me-blogging-time hehe

Al-Manar said...

Mama Tim,

You have disappeared from the screen for a while. Hope the month of Ramadhan has brought all the good and the coming Hari Raya a jouyous one for the family.