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Pelukis Jalanan

(Siri Jalanan Teme #1)

4.73  ·  Rating details ·  2,580 ratings  ·  380 reviews
"Jika diberi peluang berpatah balik masa, perbetulkan semuanya, mengelak kegagalan berlaku, dan hidup dengan selesa, aku akan memilih untuk tidak lakukannya. Kerana pengalaman inilah anugerah bernilai Allah kepada aku.”
[Teme Abdullah]
Paperback, First, 215 pages
Published January 2016 by Iman Publication
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Sooraya Evans
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
After 'Ulu Yam di Liverpool' and 'Catatan Pengembaraan Seorang Flowerman', this is the 3rd Malaysian student UK memoir I enjoyed. Maybe the authors know each other? Hmm...
Pelukis Jalanan also left me in a state of good feeling.
Truly motivational!
Nuruddin Azri
Aug 08, 2019 rated it liked it
An above-average work by a young author of 20 years old. This book will be much richer if it can be condensed with more historical, philosophical and religious facts or references (even the author originally didn't intend to) so that it can satisfy a larger number of audiences. ...more
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Studying overseas is not as easy or fun as other people usually thought it gonna be. there will be some challenges that the student will come across, I really like the Orange part, because it shows how realistic studying overboard can be.

Israeli are not to be trusted, they are dirtier than the drain
Feyssa Ahmad
Sep 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How can you not love this book? This book is amazing!
Nov 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book give me a lot of encouragement especially me in the last year of degree. This book shows me that you have to believed yourself. Never give up. Show to others who look down on you that you can be success if you are keep going even though you have to face a lot of obstacles. Being far with family but you never want they know if you have the problems. Always seek help from God and be careful with other people or friends around you. This book make me be careful when i am trying to know som ...more
Amin Muhaimin
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is an inspiration. I was an architecture student & i know how it feels to be one. The environment & the challenges. Even we got something in common. The best part is i learned something from this book & I am working on it now.
Mohammad Halid
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Worth reading to build up inspiration!
Nazurah  (nazooreads)
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i love this book. it is a light reading yet full of motivational stories. i finished it in a few hours which is weird cause i rarely do that. congrats Teme for writing from the heart. now im reading the second book of him, Arkitek Jalanan. cant wait to finish it and give my review later. pelukis jalanan is a must read book for every youth, high school and college students.
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story of the beautiful struggles and what comes after.
The story of continuous hardwork, determination, patience, resourcefulness, grateful and faith.
The story of the power of act and to face the difficulties with solutions.

Simply inspiring.

May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
very inspired... one day read
Ameera Zatynabiha
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've first heard about it was in Twitter. There was so many people retweeted reviews and tweets from the author itself on my timeline. It was all positive reviews. None were negative. I gotta say, i was skeptical of this book because i have never like any other motivational books. I'm not a fan reading books with facts and textbook like. I love to read things that have story line. So first time i saw it in the bookstore, i was curious. so i picked it up and go through it. But then, i thought its ...more
Jan 10, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Batrisyia Manan
Aug 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
One of the few malay books that I read, Teme not only has a gifted talent for writing this absolute masterpiece but also an amazing and inspirational life journey that I look up to as a teenager.

I discovered him through a friend of mine, and she keeps raving to me about him and asking me to read at least one of his books, and so I did.

I read this when I was in my O-Level years, and the time was perfect. It made me understand that as my life progresses, more challenges will occur to me. And I'm g
Ain  Romeli
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
I encountered the author's Twitter by chance on the discover icon. Fascinated by his drawings and insightful captions, I hit the Follow button. Little did I know that he is an author of a book. I then discovered his Instagram and coincidentally found his book, sitting on my house's shelf ideally, purchased by my sister. It's a rare thing for me to finish reading a book in a sitting especially since nowadays I get so easily distracted but I did with this book. As I did with the second book as wel ...more
Hayati Hm
Dec 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I initially read this book because I missed UK so much!! Turns out, the book was such a page-turner that I have decided to read the other books by Teme.

As someone who has studied in the UK, I did find the story in 'Pelukis Jalanan' to be quite relatable. When I first read this book, I remember saying "finally someone made a book about the hardship of life in the UK!!" lol. This book is QUITE good that I have demanded my family and cousins to read it so that they can have a glimpse of how HARD l
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5.0 stars

Got this book for quiet 2 months on my shelf and now I finally got the time to browse through this and without I noticed, I'm already at the end of the chapter. Very well-written and there are few touches of humour in some places but what makes me loves the book the most is how real this story feel. The desperation, the anxiety, the small little happiness, empathy and much more conveyed in this book.

I'm a student myself, about to start my degree journey soon (in fact only a week away)
Nur Syazreema
Dec 23, 2020 rated it liked it
I started following Teme (on twitter) few years back and was moved by his beautiful sketches of the world’s landmarks. Got to know that he writes too, so of course I had to grab his book! Verdict of his first book? It’s very light on the content but full of reminders to always stay humble and that all good things come from God. He talked a bit about the struggles he faced in uni (he’s a Malaysian & studied in London) when it comes to money/ friends but above all that, he rosed and took the chall ...more
Akmal Cikmat
Apr 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was always curious about the author as folks keep on telling me how good his books are and I finally managed to get the book on my hand during my visit to a book fair, 2 years after the book was first published. the content is good, the illustration is good too. in all fairness, this is the book if you are looking for something to keep you uplifted, the book where you could actually create an upgrade vision of life of yours because he wrote based on his experience. this is a book to improve yo ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5star
I usually don’t read this kind of book. But this author is among those I allowed to penetrate and fill the emptiness in my heart.

This book is very well, beautifully written and presented. Inspiring and motivating. For a person lacking believe in God like me, it kinda give a jump start and realization to what God and religion really is.

Spent my time reading it since 5am on 19th Aug till around 7.15am same day. Adding 30 minutes from the day before, it made this book among the fasters i ever rea
Michele Ramli
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Creating art and preaching at the same time. Sharing hardships and being an inspiration. There's not a single part of this book not to like.

A story about how a guy surviving his student life in London despite not having enough money and scholarships. But his mindset and belief, strength, determination, blessings and self confidence is truly inspiring. Humbling and very eye opening. I am glad I bought this book and will read this again when feeling down and inspired. Definitely a Malaysian pride
sarah yasmine
Jun 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, memoirs
Teme’s command of writing is poetic and insightful. his experiences definitely incite inspiration and respect amongst his readers in general, yes, tapi especially within the youth i think. i really enjoy basking in the knowledge that he’s helped influenced countless youth in the country with a sense of resilience in character and ... an astute focus in charging towards your dreams and ambitions without compromising an ounce of grounded humility. i’m thoroughly impressed. anyway, i had a good tim ...more
Hanis Amanina
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another level of survival when studying and living abroad. Overseas students usually portray the happiness side of their life, does not mean they don't encounter life challenges out there. Tears still drop sometime in between. But, to survive financially and emotionally just like how Teme have managed to do, I must say he is a very strong person. Read this book to explore the struggles and happiness within these 'tears'. :) ...more
Aneff Bahrom
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a book about surviving when you have no one but your close friends and family.

Don't want to talk about how good or bad the book is, but (I think) Teme just wanted to share about his life, with a little bit of perencah, that everything happen for reasons.

He is determined just the way he is. Can be a reference book for those who are looking for motivations or inspirations. All in all, this is like a diary, I suppose?

P/S - His drawings are super cool!
Amal Jamal
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
A book that definitely took me back to the UK with the author’s narration about his life as a Malaysian student in London. It’s about perseverance and not wanting to lose faith in God’s way of writing our fate that make me like this book.

And oh, it’s based on a true story so this adds to the degree of empathy in me while reading. I just wish he would add more details about life there - because I just miss England!
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book make me realize that I have to cherish everything that I have now. Fight for what I want, protect the people I love as well as love myself. Thank you Teme Abdullah for such an inspiring book. I manage to turn my friends to be one of your fans too after I share this book with them. I love your writing style, your story, your arts and your never ending motivation. Please keep writing and continue inspire people!
Nurul Amira
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I read this book when I'm waiting for my turn to service my sister's car, and guess what? I able to finish reading this book for about 4 hours (which obviously a good record for myself). I love his writing style for his first baby. It's a simple storyline yet very impressive. My emotions turn up and down when I read this book. You can guess what will happened next when you flip to another pages. Nonetheless, it really worth to keep one copy of his first book! (Keep it up, Teme!) ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by teme abdullah before arkitek jalanan. One of my friends lend me the book and it's literally amazing! Such an inspiration book seriously. No love story no cliche part. For sure, so different from others. Only knowledge, wisdom, experiences and motivation! Totally love ittttt ...more
Iffah Khafizi
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Before I read this book, I think that Teme is a lucky guy born in rich family that can support his education in London. And I also think that he is gifted with the skills in drawing. But I'm totally wrong! This book is all about his journey and experience while he is in London completing his degree. Fun to read! ...more
Misuto Kyato
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finished this book in two and a half hours, it's very good! I bought this book last saturday, Actually i want to be an architecture too.. I wasn't sure at first.. But now i am! I know it's hard, but your book made me feel more confident! It taught md about the hardship of being in architecture course... Overall It's so good! Semoga terus berjaya abang Teme!

Fara Yahaya
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love reading this book. I got to learn the reality and fantasy. When you got into a problem, you will see the problems in new or different perspective and you have to cope or adjust yourself to the problems. I read this book when I am in dilemma and got into problem. It heals me alot and makes me think about many things. Thank you for publishing this book. I will read the other books of yours.
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