It’s fun being on a book tour campaign thingy-majiggy!! Seriously… we are in love with our latest non-fiction graphic novel ‘Adventures of a KL-ite in Afghanistan‘! If we do say so ourselves! Muahahaha!!
This weekend (23rd – 24th August), we stop at Art for Grabs at The School, Jaya One. We will have a booth there on Saturday and Sunday where you can get the book, our priceless autographs, and other official merchandise!
And a special show for you guys on Saturday at 3:30pm! It’s really special!! REALLY SPECIAL!!!
The launch of my latest book is this Sunday, 2:30pm, at MPH, Nu Sentral (KL Sentral).
You better come!! It’s an awesome non-fiction graphic novel about my adventures shooting a documentary in war-torn Afghanistan! It’s also a sweeeeettt collaboration with my bosom buddy Arif Rafhan Othman!
We’ll be there with a show for you guys!!! And signings… and photo-taking… and flirting… and wild, wild, passionate mingling!! Buy our book and exclusive merchandise on that day!
Title: Adventures of a KL-ite in Afghanistan
Genre: Non-fiction graphic novel
Venue: MPH Nu Sentral (KL Sentral)
Time: 2:30pm, Sunday, 17th August 2014
My third book, a graphic novel titled Adventures of a KL-ite in Afghanistan, is now out at all major bookstores in Malaysia and Singapore!! Illustrated by my long time buddy Arif Rafhan Othman (aka Apan).
It’s all about my real life adventures of shooting a documentary in Afghanistan. I was there during the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and I spent time in Kabul on my own, as well as being the first Malaysian journalist to be embedded with the Malaysian Armed Forces who are stationed in Bamiyan.
But my favourite part of the book is this cameo appearance by good ol’ Dave!
Official launch will be after Hari Raya, but it’s out in the bookstores already. And soon, you’ll be able to order it at the Fatbidin E-Store as well (including some interesting exclusive bundle packages!).
These are my first satisfied customers!
About a year ago, when I was still a mercenary journalist and hadn’t joined the team at Astro AWANI yet, I was called up by one of the channel’s executive editor. Kamarul Bahrin Haron, an old friend, wanted me to appear as a one of two guests on a live discussion programme called Agenda AWANI to talk about media freedom.
I felt that the topic was right up my alley and I immediately agreed. And the night of the programme, I had arrived at the studio and was led in by one of the researchers. As soon as I stepped in to the cold studio, I was caught off guard and speechless as I saw the other guest sitting next to Kamarul in front of the cameras. It was Pak Non.
My first instinct was of excitement and glee. Here was Zainon Ahmad, a veteran journalist and a mentor to so many in the industry. And I was going to sit next to him! Then my brain caught up with me. Here was Zainon Ahmad, a veteran journalist and a mentor to so many in the industry. And I was going to sit next to him!
My next thought after that was to push aside the audio guy who was fixing my microphone and run down to the car park and drive away as fast as I could! [Click to read the full article at English.AstroAwani.Com]
DEC 28 ― The year is coming to an end and it is time to look back and reflect upon the momentous events of the passing year. I thought it would be a good idea to look back at 2012’s top ten searches on Google… and that led to my website, Fatbidin.com!
10. Ridhuan Tee Abdullah
Number ten could be one that has given me the most pleasure this year. I disagree with everything this academician, TV host and writer ― whose real name is Tee Chuan Seng ― says. We had a brief heated exchange in our respective columns (his is in Sinar Harian), from which I emerged victorious.
Being the gloriously brave war journalist and adrenaline junkie that I am, I went to Afghanistan to shoot a documentary. After a decade of war and after the Taliban, it’s quite a surprise that the country is still getting media coverage.
8. Bersih 3.0
This has to be one of the lowest points of the year. I witnessed things that I don’t ever want to witness in Malaysia again. The police were brutally attacking demonstrators and even journalists like a bunch of street thugs ― after they removed their nametags, of course. But the spirit of Malaysians that gathered, now that was a high point.
[Click to read the full article at The Malaysian Insider]