Having been a journalist for the past 20 years or so, I'm used to see my byline in the pages of newspapers and magazines where I was working or is currently attached. Of course, it was a huge thing for me when I first saw my name in print for the first time.

But as far as I can remember, I've never been quoted in any articles - news or features alike - like many other respected and illustrious journos whom I look up to. But then I'm not that "smart" (either this or I'm still really not significant enough) anyway for my fellow journalists to ask me to say something about any particular issues. Well, no biggie there as even I suspect my own intelligence sometimes.

So it was quite a pleasant surprise when my cousin Meor texted me a couple of weeks ago telling me that my name and this blog has been was quoted in a feature article in a magazine called Forward (December 2008 issue). Wow, now this is big for me. I can never, for the life of me, imagine that anything I write in this blog would be worthy enough to be quoted.

Forward (December 2008 issue)

Naturally, I've been searching for the said magazine high and low to see the article for myself. And I finally found it in 7-Eleven near my place just now. Apparently the article (To Each, Their Own by Fariza Uzmat) touches on why and how placing some concern over one's ethnic language can actually make Malaysia bettter country.

Deep, eh? And the writer quoted this blog in one paragraph. Only. That's it. But I'm still mighty pleased.. and I don't know why!!!

Anyway the quoted blog entry can be found here.


Yang Safia said...

WHOA! dats big

i wish i'll be quoted in the future!

Mior Azhar said...

Hey kakak,
I'm sure you will get your chance waaaay earlier than moi.
Interested to attend a creative writing workshop by Tunku Halim at MPH OU tak? It's gonna happen next Sunday..

Neeza Shahril said...

who wouldn't be???
I'll be jumping like a monkey ;)
semoga banyak lagi yang di quote later ya Pak Mior :)

Mior Azhar said...

hahaha... I don't think I'll be quoted anytime soon...
Btw, how's the response from people (esp the Saudis) ttg the Israel's offensive into Gaza? Let's doa for them.. I mean the Gazans..
You take care..

Kak Teh said...

waaah! tahniah!!

Mior Azhar said...

Kak Teh,

eh malu ler plaks. Benda2 cam ni pun I nak kalut kan? kah kah kah

Fauziah Ismail said...

Salam Mior
First time? Happy for you. Hope there will be more.
Remember the office tradition of buying tea for first byline, first front page and whatever other firsts?
The tradition dah lama terkubur.
It was fun back then although we were told by our bosses our stories probably read by only three people: kita sendiri, our father and our mother .. hehehehehe!

Mior Azhar said...

Salam Fauziah,
How could we forget that... I remember having to go around asking the seniors what they want... aaaah those days. How come dah tak buat lagi?

baizurah said...

abang a'a..yippee!!if it was me who got quoted i would definitely tell the whole WORRRLD..hehehe

congrats ya!

elviza said...

Well done Bapak!! So proud of you :-)

wanshana said...


Well done! Sket lagi, nak kena beghator mintak autograph le gamaknye, iye? ;)

You should keep on writing on all things Peghak, you know, and create a niche. Will be fun interviewing oghang-oghang kampung especially kat Paghit and Bote :)

Mior Azhar said...

Hari tu dpt tau seronok jugak tu yang publish kat sini... tapi sekarang ni malu ler pulak.. oh so vain ler pulak kan

Mior Azhar said...

hehehehe thanks

Mior Azhar said...

Beghato nak amik autograph? ye lar tu.. hahahaha... in my dreams adala kot.
Actually masa I wrote that entry I wanted to do a regular take on bahasa perak but somehow my brain terus jam sampai sekarang. Camna nak buat ni?