Once Upon a Miao: Stories from the Other Side of Malaysia

ISBN: 9789671346501
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Publisher,Jian Goh
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Format, Paperback
Weight, 480 g
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No one told me that I had to draw a person if I wanted to tell a story of a person. So, I drew myself into a cat to tell the stories of my youth, growing up in Kuching, Sarawak. It's really not because I do not know how to draw a person. Certainly not. "koff koff".

Oh, if you don't know where Sarawak is, it's on Borneo island, the other side of Malaysia across the South China Sea.

When I left my hometown at the age of 17 to pursue my studies, I found that many of my new friends knew next to nothing about Kuching. Some even thought that people from Malaysian Borneo all stayed on trees.

After 9 years of engineering and missing home, I returned home to chase after my dream of being a cartoonist. In this period back in my hometown, many memories from my days in Kuching came back to me. This book is my book of memories of the land where I grew up and fell in love with.

Honestly, I have no idea what I just wrote. That's why I prefer to use my drawings to illustrate my story.

I hope you will enjoy reading this book as much as I enjoyed writing and illustrating it.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Nurul Hafizah Yunus
Hilarious true story.

Good start especially for young reader back to square one; book & reading as hobbies. This book is hilarious, and my kids really like it!

Funny and comel!!

Penceritaan kehidupan zmn kanak2 penulis dlm bentuk kucing.. Sangat menghiburkan. Boley menarik minat kanak2 membacanya skali.

Anis Syahira Mhd Yusof

The majority of the stories are relatable to our lives as Malaysians. I really encourage you to read. It's well worth it.

Ikram Kausari
Story of memorable childhood in Sarawak.

This book is very interesting, funny, memorable and adventurous. The author is very good explanation with, fascinating words, simple yet compact with how he spent his loveable childhood in Sarawak. This book can even comparable with "When I was a Kid" by Boey. This book is also good for all ages from kids to senior citizen. Sometime can cure your boredom and stress. Now currently has third book.