Thursday, April 23, 2009

Barack Obama


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...Ke mana jua saya pergi, saya ditanya dua soalan yang sama walaupun bentuk soalannya berbeza.

"Dari mana asalnya nama kamu yang pelik itu?" Kemudian: "Kamu kelihatan seperti orang baik. Mengapa kamu ingin melibatkan diri dalam dunia politik yang begitu kotor lagi kejam itu?"

~ Petikan Prolog dari buku Keberanian Menggapai Harapan (The Audacity of Hope) tulisan Obama.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

LAT (Cartoonist)


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Mohammad Nor Khalid or Datuk Dr Mohd Nor Khalid (born 5 March 1951) is a well known cartoonist in Malaysia. Also known as Lat, many of his cartoons appear in the editorial pages of the Malaysian newspaper New Straits Times.

Lat was born in Kota Baru, Perak, not to be confused with Kota Bharu the capital of Kelantan. He had a wonderful talent for drawing as a child and drew excellent comics. At the age of 9, his gifted talent began to yield his family income. His first real book was Tiga Sekawan, a story about three friends who banded together to catch robbers. The book was published in his sixth year at Jalan Pasir Puteh Primary School in Ipoh. His publisher paid him 25 Ringgit for his service. By 1968, Lat was earning 100 Ringgit a month from his work.

He later moved to Kuala Lumpur to become a cartoonist. Lat was offered to joined the New Straits Times as a crime reporter but later on became a cartoonist. He started with a editorial comic strip called 'Scenes of Malaysia' then was known for the comic strip published weekly called 'Keluarga SiMamat".His first book Kampung Boy, an autobiography of his life was published in 1979 and sold thousands of copies within three months. Kampung Boy was published in France by a French publisher.

An American edition of Kampung Boy was published by First Second Books in August 2006. This was the first of his books to be published in the United States. His second American release, Town Boy, is scheduled for release in October 2007. His cartoons reflect his view about Malaysian life and the world. Others famous Lat comic book is 'Mat Som', a story of a young teenager's discovery of new world of capitalism. It shows illustrations of insight view in Kuala Lumpur city.

His cartoons have been published in several cartoon books in Malaysia and he is famous throughout the country. Lat's latest book is Dr Who?!, dedicated to Mahathir bin Mohamad, former prime minister of Malaysia and his wife Dr Siti Hasmah.

Despite misconceptions, most of his books were originally released in both Malay and English versions by Berita Publishing Sdn. Bhd.

~ Wikipedia

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

P/s: Jangan lupa kunjungi Pesta Buku di PWTC.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Cuti lagi!


Keroncong Johor - Instrumental Melayu Asli

Salam rakan blogger semua.

Dikesempatan ini, saya ingin memohon maaf kerana tidak dapat berposting 'semeriah' dulu. Namun saya akan tetap berkarya apabila ada kelapangan. Sokongan anda semua amatlah saya hargai.

Sementara itu, terimalah muzik keronchong ini sebagai tanda ingatan kepada rakan blogger semua.

(Sila tekan play untuk mendengar)

~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Saturday, April 04, 2009


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Satu Malaysia.
Rakyat Didahulukan, Pencapaian Diutamakan.

"Atas segalanya, saya menyedari bahawa sekarang adalah masa yang cukup mencabar bagi setiap warga. Saya komited memastikan kepimpinan terus berdiri teguh bagi menghadapi krisis ekonomi yang kini melanda seluruh dunia termasuk di negara kita. Saya akan tetap berpegang kepada iltizam untuk memenuhi keperluan, kepentingan dan aspirasi setiap warga Malaysia."
~ Petikan teks perutusan Datuk Seri Najib Razak,
Perdana Menteri Malaysia ke-6.


~ Shairul Abdul Karim

Friday, April 03, 2009


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Terima Kasih Pak Lah!

Ucapkanlah kata-kata indah...
Buanglah segala keluh resah...
Berbanggalah... bersatulah...
Tersurat sudah... terlerai kisah.

Ucapkanlah kata-kata bermadah...
Terima Kasih Pak Lah.

~ Shairul Abdul Karim