Author: Eksentrika

POETRY | Me, Half? by Anuradha Chelliah

Half Full/Half Empty by Tim White Me, half? I am half full, Or am I empty? Half full, half empty, Never really contented, Never? Why? Always not sure, Happy or sad; fat or thin, Rich or poor; near or far, So undetermined, Just like a glass of water, Half full? Half empty? Where am I to find the other half? To be satisfied? It’s just within you, Search and seek……….. Anuradha Chelliah works as a teacher in a primary school. She has ideas to write and has written articles to The Star. She is new to Eksentrika. Have poems...

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SHORT STORY | The Phoenix that Stains its Feathers by Peter Soh

Image sourced “The phoenix is believed to be seen in times of peace and serenity. Therefore, it is common to spot the phoenix in Peranakan ware because this mystical bird is full of auspicious connotations,” Baba Victor explained while showcasing his colourful collections of Peranakan ware to fellow amateur antique collectors. His antique teak wood cupboards housed a splendid array of Peranakan ware of different designs, sizes and colours and the auspicious bird could be spotted from the typical famille rose kamcheng to the rare lime green chupu. This Bird of Fire was seen flying around the Peranakan vessels,...

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SHORT STORY | Angel In A Turban by Lo Sin Yee

Man with a White Turban by John Singer Sargent In the shade of some dripping palm fronds, I was sitting at the edge of a bench, waiting for my brother to pick me up. Many tall buildings of glass and steel adorned the area in the vicinity of KLCC, the busiest hub in the city. My eyes, fretful with impatience, were searching for the rust-biege colour of my brother’s car in the river of traffic. A spell seemed to have been cast upon everything, pulling them along the road in opposing directions. Suddenly, a strong singing broke my concentration....

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Nature and pop culture inspired artworks dominate March 2018!

And here we are, at the first quarter of 2018! *rubs eyes and stares at calendar* For March, we’ve had some solid artworks which were selected from two local art groups, the Doodle Malaysia – Do you doodle? Facebook group and EveryArt Is Facebook group. Some were submitted to us via email. Much of these artworks had floral elements and were nature inspired. There were a couple of pop culture inspired artworks thrown in as well. All in all, March did not disappoint! And it’s no surprise which artwork became Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for March 2018. Jeng!...

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POETRY | Why the Fuck? by Darien Nagle

Image credit muddycolors.com Darien has been a left-brainer all his life, until a spiritual awakening a few years ago activated his right-brain and changed his life forever. Still a left-brainer, Darien now spends his days combining the best of the old 3rd dimensional world that he knew so well, with his new multi-dimensional reality to the betterment of the human race generally. Darien takes every day as it comes and embraces the opportunities that literally fall into his lap, including the odd channelling of random poetry. Are you a writer or poet who wishes to share your work? Feel...

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april, 2018

20apr5:00 pm- 11:00 amPoetry Café KL Youth Poetry Slam

21apr6:00 pm- 8:00 pmPARI PARI DI klpac

21apr8:30 pm- 10:00 pmintim sessions #7

26apr - 27apr 268:30 pmapr 27…And The Curtain Rises

27apr - 29apr 278:30 pmapr 29Bisikan Monsoon 风媒花与神兽

27apr - 29apr 278:30 pmapr 29The Working Dead Musical: Workshop Production