Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Blogger on Live TV9....

Yes, I was on live TV yesterday. It is a program on cyberspace and the digital divide. It look like blogging do take me places I never expected after I had retired. Anyway it was indeed an honour to be invited to share my thoughts on Live TV. It went live at 1pm yesterday [October 16,2007]. This episode of my life started last month. During the fasting month I got a call from a TV9 personal [Sy.Nur] asking whether I could participate on a Live TV program. Well, without much thinking I said Yes and a week ago they came and did some shots of the happening in my home, where my grandchildren are seen interacting with me on cyberspace. The program yesterday revolved around the problem of the digital divide, the generation gap and how blogger could help.

So yesterday together with three of our grandchildren and my spouse we went to the Media complex at One Utama. I had never been to this place before so I went early to look for the place and eventually found it and was allotted a parking space and told to go in the imposing building where TV3, 8TV, TV9 and radio stations that came under the Media group operate. So we got to a lounge and sat there and wait. Eventually a TV9 personal came and at 12 noon we all went into the studio for makeup and other briefing before the live show.

I had been on TV program before and had some experiences on what to do, so it was not the first time and I just took it easy. Four person was invited to take part on the program which is call 'Atuk Cyber'., which consist of a young lady who had problem of communication with her grandma, a professor from a local University who is a expert on communication and Me together with my young grandson, Anwar whom we call the wizard in cyberspace. After everyone has given their views on the program my grandson and me were invited to the set and from there I took over to talk on the digital divide, the generation gap and of course on Blogging, a subject which is close to my heart.

It was indeed great to be able to talk on Live TV on such subject. The host is a famous TV and Movie/Drama personality, a young articulate person. He is non other then the son of a famous actress. He is Khaeryll Benjamin Ibrahim popularly known as just Benjy. As the host did a good job in moderating the show, it became easy for me to talk. It is also a first exposure to our grandson Anwar and he did his piece on that program. My spouse and the other two grandchildren, both teenagers was also in the studio and I believe it is a great experience for them too. As usual with me I talk on the important of the Internet and Blogging. With a knowledgeable host it was easy to continue talking and give as much on that talk show. As usual in such a situation time flies and soon the one hour allocated came to an end.

Back home I understand that our daughter and son-in-law whose kids are with us at this program saw the live program and they taped it for us to view later. Well to me it was indeed a wonderful day where I get to meet the produce of the program, Aminuddin Yahaya and the Executive Producer Wan Sabariah. I had a short chat with her and she say that while the program was on she did got some SMS suggesting to her to continue on with such a program which could help in exposing the important of blogging and help in narrowing the digital divide especially so among the rural folks. I told her it would be great if such a program is develop and I would help if needed.

Well, friends that was my day and indeed a great day for my grandchildren, my spouse and me. It is not always we get the opportunity to be on Live TV. For that I thanks the good people of TV9 for giving me this opportunity. Indeed another great and colorful day in my life as I journey on in this golden age. Above are some images of the happening in the studio.[click image to enlarge] Have a nice day and take care..

46 comments:

ahiruDin aTTan said...

Pok Ku,
Congrats to both you and the TV9 people for making the programme a success. It takes guts and intelligence to want to project blogging as what it is, an effective communication tool and part of the so-called new media. In developed countires, businesses are using blogs to promote their products and politicians write them to create awareness. Even newspapers and televisions, the so-called conventional media, have found ways to use blogs to their advantage, especially in bringing the latest news on all fronts.

Only in Malaysia blogging is still misunderstood. Your effort -- and TV9's vision - is a good start to get the people to engage this new media and use blogging as a means to improve the quality of their lives.

By the way, Pok Ku, the executive producer to Wan Sabariah or Wan Salbiah?

Thank you.

phyzhoe said...

congrats pak idrus.. saya ada tgk interview pak idrus dalam tv9..atuk siber. Semoga pak idrus terus sukses

Wan Sabariah a.k.a wansab said...

Dear Pak Idrus,
It was indeed my pleasure to have you on the show. I've been following the new media since it's early days and people like you, Pokku and the rest have made the cyberspace a much more interesting place. Of course, sdr Rocky added much 'color' to it as soon as he decided to take a space in www :)
And yes, as mentioned by my bro Rocky, my name is Wan Sabariah, not Salbiah.
have a good day

Pak Idrus said...

Rocky, thanks for the visit and the comment. First I am not Pok Ku.

NURAINA A SAMAD said...

Salam Pak Idrus,

Syabas! Good show, Pak Idrus.

Pak Idrus said...

phyzhoe, thanks for the visit, the kind words and the encouragement. Friend it is the time of giving and one way is that by blogging my thoughts and sharing it with the world. A small contribution to the society. Have a nice day.

Zawi said...

Pak Idrus,
Congratulations on you being on live show and thanks to TV9 for that. Unfortunately I was driving from Tanah Merah to Pasir Mas when I received your SMS and the congested road due to Raya traffic prevented me from seeing the show altogether. Hopefully TV9 will try to repeat the show again since now more people became aware of the show but missing it.
Now the uninitiated will view blogging in a different light than they used to do before this. Thanks to you and TV9.
Kudos to the producer Wan Sabariah.

Pak Idrus said...

wan sabariah, thanks for the visit and those kind words. Sorry for the mistake in the name. You have to excuse an old man for his slow and forgetful memory. I have put it right. My humble apology.

It was indeed great meeting you and I hope that we could continue to exchange thoughts as we go along. I did enjoy the event. So are my grandchildren and Mrs. Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

nuraina, thanks for the visit and the kind words. Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

zawi, thanks for the visit and those encouraging words. Indeed a great thanks to the Executive Producer Wan Sabariah for having thought of the idea for this TV program. Like you I hope to get to see the repeat of the program. I shall let you know when I get some concrete news as to when the repeat program would be aired. Have a nice day.

BigDogDotCom said...

Pak Idrus,

Salam Aidil Fitri to you.

Well done, for being featured on TV9, specifically, because you are a blogger.

Good show, jolly good show!

Anonymous said...

Well done, Pak Idrus! I may be busy but I always drop by to read you whenever I can. Rox

ahiruDin aTTan said...

pak idrus,

sorry big bro. i've been thinking of other atuk-atuk siber and pok ku was on my mind. also zorro (bernard khoo).

maaf zahir batin.

Pak Idrus said...

bigdogdotcom, thanks for the visit and the raya greeting. I am indeed glad that TV9 recognized me as a blogger, thus they gave me that opportunity to be at that talk show. It is one of those opportunity that comes at an unexpected time and it has be great and fun too. Thanks to the vision of TV9's leadership. Take care.

Pak Idrus said...

ahirudin, thank again. I thought that it only happen to those in their golden age. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Rox, thanks for the visit and the kind words. Have a nice day.

KimChow said...

Dear Pak Idrus

Syabas! You're now a TV star blogger.

I heard of you and your blog when I visited Ampang Jaya a few years ago - from your neighbours. I visit your blog from time to time and enjoy the soothing music of Semalam di Malaya (is this the name?)

You may be surprised to know that whenever I visit Ampang Jaya, the name Pak Idrus comes to my mind and in my conversations with friends there. Very soon your name will be synonymous with the township there.

Happy blogging & Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

The Ancient Mariner said...

Pak Idrus:

Congratulations on the live show.

Sorry I missed it but here's hoping for a repeat show, or perhaps someone can post it on YouTube?

A KADIR JASIN said...

Congratulations Pak Idrus (or Abang Idrus as I am not much younger) for the TV appearance.

It's brave of TV9 producers to have a blogger on their programme.

I am a blogger and a grandfather too. So maybe one day I get invited to appear on TV9.

No, it does not have to be about blogging. Let’s talk about fish and fishing!

Elok juga orang tua macam kita terus bersuara. Sedikit sebanyak kita boleh mewariskan ilmu dan pengalaman kita kepada anggota generasi muda yang mahu mendengar dan mahu belajar.

Bukan semua orang muda bebal dan dangkal. Ramai yang cerdik dan dahagakan ilmu.

Terima kasih. Salam.

Pak Idrus said...

kimchow, thanks for the visit, the kind words and the raya greeting. I am indeed glad that you enjoy reading my thoughts, thoughts of my generation that I hope could be of some use to the present generation of Malaysian as well as to the people of the world. I do enjoy blogging and shall continue doing it for the benefit of all who frequent cyberspace.

The next time you are in Ampang Jaya do drop in, I would be too glad to meet you over coffee. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

Capt.Yusof[the ancient mariner], Bro. thanks for the visit and the kind words. I am indeed glad to have been given the opportunity to represent our generation on that show.

I shall try to get the time of the repeat showing and let you know in due course. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

a.kadir jasin, thanks you bro.for the visits and the kind words. Indeed an honor to have you, a veteran journalist visiting my humble blog.

I am indeed glad that TV9 had the vision of exposing blogging to their audience. As usual I tried my best to do justice to such a valuable opportunity.

Like you I always believe that people of our generation have plenty to offer to the present generation, for experiences and wisdom only come with times.

I hope the media especially TVs would invite more people of our generation to contributes their thoughts for the benefit of the present generation. Have a nice day.

anasalwa said...

Pak Idrus,
Congratulations on your tv show. What a wonderful achievement.
Saya tumpang seronok disini.

PM said...

Pak idrus, looks like you are better than the Commandos..one up Deputy

Pak Idrus said...

ana, thanks for the visit, One small step for a Blogger and indeed a giant step for the Malaysian bloggers.Thanks to TV9.

Let stay focus on what we blog. I believe in some ways the society would benefit from our thoughts. Have a nice day

Pak Idrus said...

pm, thanks for the visit and the kind words. Well I think I have a great chief in the PM. Have a nice day.

zorro said...

Congratulations sir. Who better than to represent Bloggers and Senior Citizen Bloggers. More power to you.

Pak Idrus said...

zorro, thanks for the visit and the kind words. Well I am glad that they give me that opportunity to represent brother blogger. Indeed a great day for me and all blogger in the country. take care.

shanghaistephen said...

Congratulations Pak Idrus, this a good start, a very good start indeed by tv9 in being brave and matured enough and am glad for you and all bloggers ! and "selamat Hari Aidilfitri " to you and your family !
Cheers !

Pak Idrus said...

shanghaistephen, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the TV9 program. Like you I believe it is a good start to get more institution and people to understand what blogging is all about.

Thanks for the raya greeting. Have a nice day as well.

joehancl said...

Only in Malaysia blogging is still misunderstood. Your effort -- and TV9's vision - is a good start to get the people to engage this new media and use blogging as a means to improve the quality of their lives.

[Please note: The next para has been omitted by me the blog author]

Pak Idrus said...

joehancl, thanks for the visit and sharing your thoughts on the TV9 program. Indeed it is a good vision on the part of TV9. I do agree with you that blogging could contribute to a better quality of life for all Malaysia.

Please note that I have not posted your bold second paragraph, sorry for that. Have a nice day and take care.

Ikan Sembilang said...

Congratulations on your live TV show! This is the second time that I visit your blog.When I clicked on the last picture to have a close-up look, I was expecting to see an old Pakcik but was a bit surprised to see that you look young for a retiree. Maybe it is blogging that makes you happy and young.
Well, keep it up and enjoy life. Syabas! Excellent!你真棒!

cjcm said...

Very cool Pak Idrus.
Congratulation!!

Pak Idrus said...

ikan sembilang, thanks for the visit,the kind words and the compliment. Well, I believe that a healthy and active mind do keep me as healthy. I am sixty eight years old physically but my mind need not be so. It is the mind that keep the body healthy.

Friend join in the blogger gang. Believe me you would enjoy it and at the same time keep your mind active. Have a nice day.

Pak Idrus said...

cjcm, thanks for the visit and the compliment. Have a nice day.

Wiz said...

Pak Idrusssss! I missed the show. Should have notified me earlier, I would have stuck myself to the TV waiting for you to appear. That is surely a great feeling to be featured on TV and as an acquaintance of you here in this cyber space I feel so thrilled and honoured for you. Mesti glamour Pak Idrus hari tu. So proud of you Pak Idrus and I bet your whole family was. Syabas!

Pak Idrus said...

wiz, thanks you for the visit and the kind words on my appearance on TV9. Like you said I am indeed honored to have been given the opportunity by TV9 to talk on things cyber especially on Blogging, a subject that is close to my heart.

Well, Let see whether there is a repeat of this show. I shall let you know if I get some info on this. Take care.

Rita Ho said...

Congratulations, Pak Idrus!! I naturally didn't get to watch the show. :( Tried to access www.tv9.com.my for synopsis and possible video clip but the "page cannot be found". Nothing on Google or YouTube yet, either. Besides wanting to see an established blogger friend on TV, I am interested in the points of discussion. Would you be allowed to share these in brief with those of us who didn't get to see the show?

Have a great weekend, Pak Idrus! The weather forecast here predicts rain for KL from Sat to Tues. Enjoy it from your patio and stay dry. :)

Pak Idrus said...

rita, thanks for the visit, the kind words and the compliment. It went live on October 16, so the repeat would come later. TV9 do have a web page and some of the programs are shown on the net from time to time. I hope in due course you would get to watch it on You Tube.

Actually I just watch it today at our daughter's home. They taped it and I am trying to make a DVD copy of it for keeping.

As for the content of the talks I am now in process of blogging it so that others who did not get the chance to watch the live program or the repeat would know what was said at the show. So just visit my blog in the next few day to read what the talk show is all about.

As for the weather, yes it shower all afternoon in KL. I did enjoy the rain today and took some snaps of the happening at my patio. Have a nice day and take care.

Zawi said...

pak idrus,
Its a great thing if you could blog about the show. A direct transcription of the talk will be good enough for us to know what transpired. We would prefer a repeat of the show though if Wan Sabariah would be kind enough to find a slot for it. At least more people are aware of it now and would be waiting to see it.

Hanafi Mohd Noor said...

Congratulation Pak Idrus, Selamat hari raya.

Pak Idrus said...

zawi, thanks for the visit and the suggestion. I just posted the narrative. Have a nice day and take care.

Pak Idrus said...

hanafi, thanks for the visit, the raya greeting as well as the compliment. Selamat Hari Raya to you and family too. Bila kita bolih jumpa. take care.

Tok Rimau said...

Kudos to Wan Sabariah. Semoga terus maju!

Pak Idrus said...

tok rimau, thanks for the visit and the kind words. Well Wan Sabariah did have a vision. Thanks to her Blogger now get more exposure. Have a nice day.