As I Was Passing
Adibah Amin's As I Was Passing celebrates the Malaysian way of life. In this delightful, inventive collage of anecdotal essays, she looks into the heart and soul of Malaysia, past and present, with humour and through crisp prose. She dissects the Malaysian psyche and its quirks and idiosyncrasies with relish and abandonment.
Adibah is an astute anecdotalist, blessed with a talent for the closely observed detail as well as a keen sense for the foibles of others and a keener sense of humour about her own follies. Her affection for Malaysia and Malaysians comes through clearly even as she pokes fun at them. If you need one book that captures the essence of what it is to be Malaysian or some idea of Malaysianness, you won't go wrong with this one.