lundi, octobre 13, 2014

On Bernama Today



On Bernama Today 
Monday, 6th October 2014 with host, Elaine

NAGA is the result of a collaboration of many parties. In Malaysia, Australia and India. From Singapore and Indonesia too.

It is a story that takes a page from the history of the region. 

Our legends are the memories of our ancient civilization.

ninotaziz

dimanche, octobre 05, 2014

mardi, septembre 30, 2014

NAGA BOOK TRAILER : ONLINE PREMIER

 



Hope you enjoy the NAGA Book Trailer.


NAGA - A Legend of Tasik Chini is available online
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | XLibris

For more information, please visit
www.nagabyninotaziz.com



Thank you.

jeudi, septembre 25, 2014

WORLD ONLINE PREMIER OF NAGA BOOK TRAILER

 
 
 
Dearest poets and friends!
 
Just to let you know, I am about ready to push my novel NAGA to the global audience. Next week on Tueday, 30th September,  I will launch a new Asian book trailer video on Facebook@ninotaziz, Twitter @ninotaziz, Youtube and my blogs.
 
Really hope you can help share it with as many people as possible as I would like to see how far we can go on the net with this through family and friends.
Looking forward to your support, everyone. There will be three things to share;

Tuesday, 30th September 2014
'Book Trailer' video - NAGA - A Legend of Tasik Chini

Friday, 3rd October 2014  
Interview with Stu Tyler podcast

   Monday, 6th October 2014
Book Recommendation by XLibris
 
Friends in  Malaysia, Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, India and Philippines among others have agreed to help put the word out.
 
Counting on your help!

 
Sincerely, from Malaysia with love,
 
Zalina Abdul Aziz @ ninotaziz
 



 

samedi, juin 21, 2014

FROM THE PANTUN : OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN II

The Academy Award winner Oscar Hammerstein II seems as far away from the pantun as can be. The musical theatre genius from a bygone era co-wrote 850 songs, and Hammerstein was the lyricist and playwright in his partnerships; his collaborators wrote the music. His most famous collaboration, by far, was with Richard Rodgers, which included one of my favourite movies when I was a child - The Sound of Music.

There is a very enduring song Hammerstein wrote called I am Going To Like It Here, sung very charmingly by Lea Salonga in the accompanying YouTube video.

Oscar Hammerstein's song is an example of a form of poetry made popular in France called the pantoum, which is of course the form inspired by our 15th century pantun berkait, and popularised in 19th century France by none other than Victor Hugo.

I AM GOING TO LIKE IT HERE

I'm going to like it here.
There is something about the place,
An encouraging atmosphere,
Like a smile on a friendly face.

There is something about the place,
So caressing and warm it is.
Like a smile on a friendly face,
Like a port in a storm it is.

So caressing and warm it is.
All the people are so sincere.
Like a port in a storm it is.
I am going to like here.

All the people are so sincere.
There's especially one I like.
I am going to like here.
It's the father's first son I like.

There's especially one I like.
There is something about his face.
It's the father's first son I like.
He's the reason I love the place.

There is something about his face.
I would follow him anywhere.
If he goes to another place,
I am going to like it there.

Oscar Hammerstein II
New York
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