It was very interesting to read your
letter about yourself and your hometown. I would really like to be your pen
a sixteen-year-old school student from johor bahru in Malaysia. Actually I attend an Islamic boarding school just
outside the city but my family live in Kuala Lumpur. My eldest sister is a
medical doctor. She will get married soon. My younger brother is an elementary
school student in KL but he often writes to me via email.
favorite subjects are social sciences. I like history very much, it helps me
know more how different countries existed in the past. At school we are
supposed to use English at all times, even when we are in the dormitory, so we
have become quite fluent although sometimes we slip back into malay. Which is
our mother tongue.
for hobbies, I’m really into songs
and music. My favorite singer is Yusuf
Islam whose former name was Cat Steven. He’s so cool! Another singer I
like is Maher Zain with his religious songs. My favorite Malay singer is of
course Siti Nurhaliza. I also like watching movie, especially comedies. The
actor I like best is Tom Cruise.
I’m really into books. I like reading novels and short
stories, mostly by Malay authors who you probably haven’t heard of. I like some
writers English, like JK Rowling and Indonesia writers too, like Andrea Hirata
and Ahmad Fuadi. My dream, when I’m older, is to be a writer of science fiction
books set in the distant future.
really love to come to Indonesia some day. I heard that it has the largest
number of Muslims of any country. A book
that I’ve just read mentions that there are some magnificent places to visit, such as, Bali, Sulawesi, Papua and
Borneo! What about you, do you want to visit my country? Wassalam, Saidah