Hey pallies, likes today's Dino-feature again just goes to prove 'gain that Dino-love knows likes no no geographic boundaries. Today's Dino-devotion is scribed by native born Malaysia writer Din Merican at his self-tagged blog, "Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger."
Mr. Merican tells us of his weekend pilgrimage back to his home area of Alor Setar and his and fellow Malaysians' passion for our beloved Dino...
"We will start with Dean Martin because he was popular with the teenagers of this quiet town when he sang That’s Amore and Volare in the 1950s." Merican also features a third Dino-tune....
"And we can’t resist play this favorite Dino number here. It is titled “I have but one Heart”. Here it is and you will understand why this tune is special."
ilovedinomartin sez our thanks to Dino-devotee Malaysian Mr. Din Merican for sharin' his love of our Dino in this celebratory way and trusts that many more pallies will be drawn to knowin', lovin', and honorin' our beloved Dino through Mr. Merican true and pure Dino-love. Just makes ilovedinomartin thrilled to know the universal nature of Dino-devotion meanin' that the life, times, and teachin's of our Dino will last forever!
To view this in it's original format, likes just clicks on the tagg of this Dino-post to goes to blog "Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger." Dino-psyched, DMP
Weekend Entertainment from Alor Setar, Kedah
January 15, 2011
Alor Setar, Kedah Darul Aman
For Your Weekend Entertainment
The Alor Setar Tower
Dr Kamsiah and I arrived in Alor Setar on Firefly which landed on schedule at the Sultan Abdul Halim Airport. It was indeed a very pleasant flight. The weather on route was great and Alor Setar is also enjoying good weather after the heavy rain and flood last month.
View from across Sungei Kedah
We are here to spend the weekend to celebrate the 83rd Birthday of the most revered The Sultan of Kedah, Ke Bawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia (DYMM) Al-Sultan Almu’tasimu Billahi Muhibbudin Tuanku Alhaj Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah ibni Almarhum Sultan Badlishah. May DYMM Al-Sultan enjoy continued good health and happiness and guide Kedah Darul Aman towards peace, harmony and prosperity. Amin.
As you know, Alor Setar is the town where Mongkut Bean, Tean and I grew up. It is the administrative capital of Kedah and a nice place to be because the cuisine here, especially Laksa and Mee Pak Abu is excellent.
From our hotel room window on the 17th Floor of Holiday Villa, we can see the majestic Gunong Jerai in the distance and beyond this wonderful landmark is Penang. Gunong Jerai lords over the seemingly endless paddy fields and Muda River and its tributaries and dominates the skyline of Kedah. I was born in Guar Chempedak, near Gurun, at the foot of this Gunong, three scores and ten plus one years ago.
Dr. Kamsiah and I will visit some sites where I used to roam as a kid . Hopefully we will be able to meet some of old friends. We plan to visit the famous Pekan Rabu where Mahathir used to sell pisang goreng when he was a boy many moons ago. This market place is bustling with activity from dawn to dask.
Missing from this area are two cinema theaters, The Empire and The Royal, where Bean and I used to watch movies starring Jeff Chandler, Randolph Scott, Gary Cooper, James Dean, Maureen O’ Hara, Esther Williams, Doris Day, and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
We will also make a visit to the Siamese Temple, Jalan Wat Siam, not far from Mongkut Bean’s homestead in Jalan Kanchut. Our Thai brother and fellow Malaysian, Tean Rean will be happy to hear that. And the new Temple in Jalan Telok Wan Jah is very impressive.
For this weekend entertainment, Dr Kamsiah and I would like to play for you songs of the 1950s and 1960s when Alor Setar was rural town, a sort of Peyton Place (Grace Metalious wrote a novel of this title). We will start with Dean Martin because he was popular with the teenagers of this quiet town when he sang That’s Amore and Volare in the 1950s.
And we can’t resist play this favorite Dino number here. It is titled “I have but one Heart”. Here it is and you will understand why this tune is special.