Month: February 2018

“Destiny is bullshit,” Marco Ferrarese sheds some insight on his travels

All images in this feature are courtesy of Marco Ferrarese himself This feature and book review is long over due – or as Marco Ferrarese puts it eloquently “Almost as long as it took Chthulu to rise up from the outer space”. The freelance travel writer based in Asia for more than 11-years had released his latest book, “The Travels of Marco Yolo: Blazing Trails where Marco Polo Feared to Go” and asked me in August last year to write a review on it. He was kind enough to provide us a free copy which I took close to...

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Prestigious East 15 Acting School has big plans for Malaysia!

Stephanie Van Driesen performing on Shakespeare’s Globe stage in 2 December 2017, part of the Shakespeare module at East 15 Acting School. Image credit Vincent Rosec. 4 March 2017. I meet Professor Leon Rubin for the first time. He is casual, relaxed, with a kind look in his eye. I’m a bundle of nerves, moderate courage and my brain overflowing with lines rehearsed over the past couple of weeks. After a quick hello and an exchange of pleasantries and documents, it’s time to show him what I’m made of. Zalfian Fuzi, a social media powerhouse and alumni of East 15 Acting School himself, is...

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Oi apa nih! Malaysian artist’s comic gets plagiarised by Domino’s Pizza!

All cartoons in this article is by Weinye Chen aka It’s Weinye Fresh from last month’s Visit Malaysia 2018’s logo debacle, it appears another attack on the craft of Malaysian artists has reared its head again. Just yesterday, California based Malaysian artist, Weinye Chen was alerted by her Chilean follower that a comic she had drawn in September 2017 was plagiarised and posted on the official Chilean Domino’s Pizza Facebook page. “During this time (September 2017), a popular meme was circulating on the internet. It was the Distracted Boyfriend meme. I thought it was rather funny and was inspired...

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POETRY | Rubbish by Lawrence Pettener

Image sourced My Sunday morning floor: fingernail bits and hairs, plus dead skin, sex toys and other such detritus, lie in a mass. With no one to rub off, or to rub me up the right way, I sometimes feel a little rubbish. Agile ang-moh, quacky kwai-lo, newschool & Liverpool, Irish & published, pager & stager loved by Ted Hughes & Attila, out there & out here – like Lawrence Pettener‘s book, May All Beings Rock! Are you a poet? Send us some of your poems over to editors@eksentrika.com! We also welcome short stories as well. Do include a short...

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How to set up your own record label? Read this!

All images credit Daniel Anthony When Daniel Anthony from Petaling Jaya failed Grade 8 music theory, he decided that the path of a classical musician was not the one for him. However, he refused to give up on his dream of a career in music. Now, when he’s not working as a journalist, he’s running his own record label, Crystal Empire Records (CER), under the stage name St. Pinkie. Yes. You read that right. St. Pinkie. “CER was born in 2014 in the lead-up to Canterlot University, a My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fan convention that took place...

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