Short Story | The Old Man

feature image credit: Aleksander Peca The old man looked upon his dead wife in her casket. He could think now. The numbness in his mind had begun to fade away as he stared at the lifeless body in the box. His eyes were crinkles of swelled skin, like two giant dumplings with a black pearl in the middle. No one could tell anymore what he was looking at, or if he was looking at all. He had neatly combed to the side, slivers of white long strands on his head, what was left of his hair. Still, it failed...

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Parasurama (kiri) juga merupakan avatara keenam Deva Vishnu. Kredit gambar: Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Dalam puisi klasik Megha Duta, watak yaksa seterusnya menceritakan kepada gumpalan awan tentang apa yang bakal ditemui apabila sampai di kawasan Banjaran Himalaya di bahagian utara India. Sloka 60 – Selepas merentas pelbagai keajaiban di kaki Banjaran Pralayadri (nama lain bagi Himalaya), teruskan perjalanan engkau ke arah utara. Engkau akan tiba di Bukit Krouncha. Amat mudah untuk mengenal pasti bukit itu menerusi lubang besar yang menembusinya. Lubang besar ini menjadi laluan bagi kumpulan angsa yang terbang menuju ke Manasa di Madhya Pradesh. Ia juga...

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Our top picks of the best Malaysian artworks of January 2017

And just like that, January gives way to February. Here are the best Malaysian artworks which we’ve come across to celebrate the first month of 2017! They come in all shapes, colors, sizes and commemorate a myriad of occasions, events and moments. Majority of these artworks were spotted and picked at the Doodle Malaysia – Do you doodle? Facebook group! *** Fun Fact: The Facebook group linked above is the best local social media platform to join if you’re looking for a Malaysian Facebook art community consisting of supportive bunch of artists (young and old, male and female, beginners and...

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POETRY | In the Morning After

Image credit: Will you be the one, to draw the curtains, in the morning after? Will you be the one, to brew me coffee, in the morning after? Will you be the one, to draw the sheets closer, in the morning after? Will you be the one. to smile shyly, in the morning after? Will you be the one, to lean in and kiss me, in the morning after? OR Will you be the one, to call it a mistake, in the morning after? Khayma Balakrishnan says; “I am a passionate teacher, and an idealistic writer. I write about the...

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SHORT STORY | Yes, I do!

Image credit: ebidenikstotzone Am I really doing this? I still can’t believe myself on this matter. Like girl, you’re so scared to even call the phone hotline to ask for directions but now, you’re up to this huge plan and you don’t even know if it will work. Beep beep! My phone vibrated and Matt’s face flashed on the screen. “Hey, I’m about half an hour away from his place now.” “Awesome! He’s away for some meeting at his office. Probably will be back about 4pm ish.” “Okay, thanks a lot Matt. For everything.” I started choking and my voice...

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10 hilariously punny captions made by The Star Online team!

In the digital age, a news headline is no longer the only way to attract a reader to read a news piece. Enter Facebook captions! These couple of months, many readers have observed The Star Online team dishing out some of the best puns which won over the hearts of many netizens! Infact, even those who’ve never been reading the news, are actually starting to read them. All thanks to these tummy splitting captions! Here are some of our favorites! The captions are so good that we decided to include two extra ones into this post as bonuses! Even their...

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Kredit gambar: Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Dalam perjalanan menuju ke Alaka, sebuah bandar mistik di Gunung Kailasa, Banjaran Himalaya, gumpalan awan yang menjadi duta (utusan) turut diminta melakukan pelbagai kebaikan kepada alam dan manusia yang ditemui. Watak yaksa menyampaikan pesanan, panduan dan permintaan dalam bentuk monolog di Bukit Ramagiri, kawasan pergunungan Vindhya, bahagian tengah India. Sloka 56 – Apabila angin bertiup, dahan-dahan pokok sarala mungkin akan bergeser sesama sendiri. Akibat daripada kejadian itu, percikan api mungkin terhasil, dan menyebabkan kebakaran hutan tanpa sengaja. Percikan api ini juga mungkin jatuh ke atas kulit lembu chamari iaitu baka lembu bertanduk...

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KL24: Zombies – the zombie flick Malaysians have been waiting for!

Image credit: Doghouse 73 Pictures Last night I tucked into bed, prepared to see an Indie Malaysian Zombie movie, without knowing what to expect from such a genre at all. I was pleasantly surprised. Zombie infected everyday Malaysians like you and me. Directed by James Lee, Gavin Yap and Shamaine Othman, KL24: Zombies features in its beginning, a disgruntled KL road user who has to call his girlfriend and tell her that he’ll be late because of the jam. Typically our everyday scenario, but the idea of a zombie outbreak in Malaysia seems surreal. If that happens, how exactly...

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Making peace with depression and anxiety through pencils

All images credit: Joshua Lim Whenever Joshua Lim experiences anxiety or depression, he plugs in his earphones and starts to sketch. This is his meditation. His solitude to study himself. For the 24-year-old, frequent bouts of depression is a norm he has experienced since he was a child. “If I were to trace back to where it started, it might’ve been when I first began to understand things. Being  extremely reserved also eventually turned everything into a form of anxiety, which only got worse as time went by,” says the Kuala Lumpur born. His anxiety and depression is usually triggered whenever he finds himself out...

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Four artists, four different perspectives on Penang

Image credit: Song Siew Yin Known as a prominent cultural and heritage site – and not to mention a tourist hot-spot –  the recent years has seen Penang transform into an art hub in the region. In honoring this spirit, Penang based artists are currently holding an exhibition themed simply, “Celebrating Penang”. The art exhibition which began on January 21 and runs until February 14 at the Hin Bus Depot Art Centre at Georgetown, Penang, sees the work of four artists from diverse art styles and backgrounds. The artworks which ranges from paintings to even sculptures feature works of Yeoh Suan...

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POETRY | The Silent Plea

Image credit: deconstructingyourself The harder the rain poured, The louder she screamed. The wind accelerated with force, Reigniting the once-forgotten reminiscence And it sent her hair flying in various directions. Memories as sharp as a sword bled her heart. The tears burnt through her eye sockets, Weakening her with each squeeze, And of reliving the happier days. With shoulders as heavy as the concrete barriers, She sank to the grassy lawns on her knees. Even in her dreams did his absence taunt her. Regrets rose to the surface, Threatening to burst open like fireworks in the sky. Distance drove...

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SHORT STORY | A December Story

Image credit: Autumn was definitely something I looked forward to, but when autumn comes, winter is to follow. The very realization paints a shadow over the beauty of Autumn. But I’d be a fool to let that diminish the beauty that surrounds me like a blanket. I picked up the dried leaves, wanting to paste them in my journal, so that the beauty of autumn would remain immortalized in my memory. As predicted, nature brought winter, and snow covered every inch of the ground, making it look white and angelic. But the fact was, even hell wouldn’t have been as cold as...

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