Novel "Tulang2 Berserakan" dan Antologi Cerpen "Turunnya Sebuah Bendera" Karya SN Usman Awang, terbitan UA Enterprises Sdn. Bhd.
Booth Wira Bukit yang happening dengan bossnya
Helmy Samad sedang....
Mantan SN A. Samad Said sedang ditemuramah oleh si cantik jelita wartawan Korea di bawah pohon-pohon Gingko yang sedang berbunga di Korea.
The KLIBF 2008 was an eye opener for me. This was the first time I was exposed to the real public. Before, besides family and friends, there's ayah's friends. My exposure was some journalists, people who attended ayah's book launch and some book distributors and probably 2 ministers. This book fair was something else.
My feelings was from one extreme to another till I was so inspired to start my own blog. There is so much I want to say that I can't just shove it aside. At the fair I laughed hard with the Wira Bukit gang especially Pak Samad who is actually one of the funniest ayah's friends I've ever met! Besides his advises he would make his daily anecdotes and jokes....and we would carry the joke/s to the next day. Every morning we would all wait for him to arrive at the Wira Bukit booth and salam with him and kak shidah will never fail to ask how am I between kissing each other's cheeks. We would ask whether 'bapak' wants to have tea, coffee or something to eat....I was reminded of how I use to ask my arwah ayah what he wants for breakfast. When mak was alive she was the one who would ask ayah.
Another thing that made my heart missed a beat was when people say....itu usman awang ke? yang mana satu usman awang? Usman Awang masih hidup lagi ke? Dah meninggal ke? Bila dia meninggal? And ...siapa usman awang? It was very difficult to keep a straight face without breaking down ....or screaming!
When I watch Pak Samad being surrounded by fans...it was like deja vu. But I'm very happy for bapak because this is his time, he deserves it. I feel he has wormed his way into my heart unintentionally ofcourse!
The exciting part is when I meet enthusiastic people. People who love the arts like me. People who still love ayah's works. After being flat out almost a week....first timer handling book fair booth...I missed the excitement! I missed the Wira Bukit gang!
Actually, I was never interested to do a blog....cuz I'm not into pc's. I still prefer writing by hand. But when I read blogs and my memories are juggled...I just had to have a blog to release what's on my mind. There are many more....later...