Our personal stories tell us a lot about the biography of the community to which we belong to and the people we feel strongly for. Like most Malay boys of my generation, I always dreamt to be a school dropout and start a sports or entertainment career. That didn’t happen. The change came when my father said to me, “Din, if you do not use your Head, someday you will have to use your Hands.” Seeing him and my mother working hard for the family made me realize that I should do well in my studies. And I did, thanks to that love for soccer and music that were all channelled to the Love for Books and Writing.