‘Solo Bolo’


Today I knocked down a jar of peanuts! I wish that am not so careless. I hate to be called ‘solo bolo’- that is a Terengganu word for being extremely careless. Even though my parents are from Terengganu, I neither can speak nor truly understand the Terengganu dialect- what a shame. Growing Up In Terengganu (GUIT) by Uncle Awang Goneng introduced me to Terengganuspeak and my roots.

My mother is Abdullah Al Yunani’s great granddaughter (GUIT page 73) while Sri Amar Diraja ( Man of oob, GUIT page 285) is her ‘granduncle’ . We are from the Sheikh Duyung’s family. Now the ‘Pok Loh Yunang’ bookshop is still there but is now known as Alam Akademik Sdn Bhd (where GUiT was launched) managed by nenek (my grandmother).

GUiT Launching Program Book - cover