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Signing a Book for CK Wong, Photographer

CK Wong is a photographer in Kota Kinabalu. His work appeared in my blog SabahSongs, as we were all covering performing musicians in the heyday of ten years ago. I was writing about them and photographers were covering events.

The other day I was chatting to CK although I didn’t recognise him because we were wearing masks, and I also didn’t know him very well. How happy I was to be able to sign a book for him. I could see he was also very moved. It was such a lovely thing to happen.

We looked through the book together and found our favourite photo which he took, which was Moses de Silva, bass player. Moses is about to move to Kuala Lumpur to work for RTM the national broadcasting network, on the music side.

Afterwards, I told Yap it’s so nice to make people happy.

Yap said, “Ten years on, you are seeing the results of a book.”

Maybe that’s it: over time, books really do become our history. Later, I took a picture of where that photo is, in the book.

Moses de Silva in my book, by CK Wong

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About Joanna

Joanna is British Australian. She worked mainly in financial news in London. In her forties she moved to her parents’ birthplace, Sabah, a Malaysian state on the island of Borneo, where she became a pianist in a hotel and wrote a blog about musicians. The blog became a book before Joanna came to Australia in 2012. In this blog she writes mostly about music, gardening, and trips to Sabah. Oh, and Wookie the Havanese.

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