Month: December 2016

Prose | Kuala Lumpur Café

Image credit: Malaysian artist, Red Hong Yi A monk in the sweltering heat, Swathed in red-orange, brown beads on his neck, Explaining life and spirituality to a young Chinese man. The café bustles with people and colours, shoving, jostling to get a table. Everyone seems hot, harassed, longing for drinks and snacks; The tired ceiling fans whirl futile twirls against the heat.   An array of food on display to feed voracious appetites – Dosas, chappatis, curry-puffs, rice, curry, local sweets. Drinks – fruit juices, tea, coffee, Milo, iced and hot Nescafe; The wannabe “barrista” adept at their concoction....

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Jack it up with Jack Malik

If you’ve been checking out the local poetry scene, then you might have come across an event called “Jack it!” that has been happening at Unit 23 Cafe in Shah Alam. And you might have wondered what this phrase meant and who it is referencing…well, Eksentrika spoke to the man who inspired the namesake, Jack Malik. It might appear that the 23-year-old Projek Rabak poet was aptly named due to his obvious love for sajak, because you know, sajack…but as it turns out, his real name is Muhammad Danial bin Malik! So what’s the story behind the stage name that...

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MEGHA DUTA – BAHAGIAN 11 OLEH: UTHAYA SANKAR SB

Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Watak yaksa terus bermonolog dan menceritakan kepada gumpalan awan (megha) mengenai apa-apa yang perlu dilakukan apabila berada di bandar Vishala. Sloka 36 – Engkau teruskan perjalanan ke kuil Dewa Shiva yang berleher warna biru kekelabuan akibat racun yang dihirup dari sungai untuk menyelamatkan manusia. Taman di perkarangan kuil ini segar dengan tiupan angin dari Sungai Gandhavati. Angin yang bertiup akan membawakan haruman bunga teratai serta wangian yang digunakan oleh kumpulan wanita yang mandi di sungai. Para pembantu Dewa Shiva pasti akan mendongak dan memandang engkau dengan penuh takjub. Mereka pasti kagum kerana warna tubuh...

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Malaysians pay homage to Carrie Fisher through art

By now you’ve probably heard the passing of Carrie Fisher, who famously played the role of Princess Leia in George Lucas’ epic space franchise, Star Wars. The American actress, writer, producer, and humorist passed away at the age of 60 four days after going into cardiac arrest during an airplane flight. For many, the news came as a shock as Carrie was a symbol of strength and courage. Her philosophy and outlook on life, despite suffering from bipolar disorder and drug addiction, served as an inspiration to many. Based on these artworks created by Malaysian artists, her legacy will continue to...

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Deric Gan’s Richard III is a study on how a weakling can turn evil

All images by TR. Ban Photography How does discrimination play a factor for an individual to turn evil? Dr Deric Gan’s interpretation of Richard III which ended its run last weekend at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) explores just this. Deric’s take on one of William Shakespeare’s earliest work on an actual king explored crucial elements which turned Richard III of England into a monstrous figure. These are the same elements which many Richard III plays often miss, ignore or overlook. See, the people of England during the middle ages believed that those who were hunched or deformed...

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