Month: July 2017

POETRY | Pure Admiration by Mun

Digital manipulation of an old book cover by Mun From the collar bones down Dressed in jet black With skin pale as the flesh of a Freshly-peeled peach A haunting air accompanied, his Inaudible presence While soft night curls brushed Against his slightly slumped shoulders Haunting, but never daunting Though he had it all Never once did he flaunt His humility was his best trait That, she never forgot To speak of a Gibson and an Ibanez, And how much the dissimilarity mattered, Even if she could not see; He spoke of the Galaxy, And how to capture its...

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Cerpen | Semangkuk Cendol dan Melayu Twink Pandu Mercedes

  Gambar kredit: Foto lukisan jalanan oleh Pok Jeh Allan  Hari panas terik seperti biasa. Kemilau cahaya mencucuk mata. Haba meruap dan debu berterbangan dihembus angin. Di dalam sebuah kelas sekolah rendah, Darren ralit merenung ke luar kelas. Melalui celahan tingkap dia melihat jalan raya di sebelah sekolahnya itu sibuk dengan kereta dan motosikal yang lalu lalang dan kelibat manusia yang melintas sambil mengelek buku atau menggalas beg. Di bahu jalan, gerombolan pelajar dari kampus universiti berhampiran mengerumuni sebiji kereta sorong. Kereta sorong itu menjual cendol yang sangat sedap pada harga seringgit semangkuk. Mangkuknya berwarna oren dan dari jauh kelihatan...

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T4YP – Family sheds light on that big giant elephant in every household

All images courtesy of Sha from The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Glancing through the Facebook page of Theatre for Young People’s (T4YP) latest production ‘Family’ had me let out a long groan in the midst of confusion. Here is T4YP, a theatre programme known for its tough auditions, gruelling acting classes and superb productions after a four-month course working with the best mentors in town… Yet, there it is a picture of bubbly, happy actors on a family tree on their cast poster, with nothing new and gutsy to offer? Unimpressed, I imagined an evening of watching a...

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James Lee attempts to re-define film-making through smartphones!

Production stills by Kenny Gan, sourced from James Lee Interested in filmmaking but lacking in conventional (and probably costly) equipment? Your smartphone might just be your next best bet. As smartphones and other handheld gadgets increasingly infiltrate every aspect of our modern, tech-reliant lives, local independent filmmaker, James Lee explores the possibilities offered by the ubiquitous smartphone as an alternative to traditional filmmaking equipment in his latest brainchild, the ‘Smartphone Films Series’. Just check out his short film below! ‘Overtime’ is the first product in the series of several short films shot entirely on smartphones. This project is a new...

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Malaysians beat 2,000 hopefuls to get in UK’s prestigious acting school

All images credit Stephanie Van Driesen Stephanie Van Driesen. You might remember her for portraying Emma in Joe Hasham’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal a couple of months back at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). You might even have seen her perform in a concert or in a play. What can she not do? The triple threat recently upstaged some 2,000 hopefuls worldwide to get accepted into Britain’s leading acting school, the prestigious East 15 Acting School! Amazingly, two other Malaysians, Tika Mu’tamir and Vinna Law, also made the cut. “I was accepted on the spot as 1 of...

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