Author: Eksentrika

SHORT STORY | I am here for you

Image credit: Usha Shantharam It was Sunday morning when I saw Mom’s body sprawled over the bed. Her eyes were wide open with blood trickling from the corner of her mouth. I felt for a pulse. I shook her heavy body. I dialled for an ambulance. They merely took her pulse once the medical officers arrived. I asked for those reviving machines that is so often used in ER. “Dah lama pergi dah,” murmured one to the other, as if I was invisible. They tried covering a white sheet over her. “She won’t be able to breathe! Wait!” I...

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5 things you don’t know about actor and scriptwriter, Na’a Murad

Image credit: If you loved Buli and Kopitiam, here is your chance to learn from the screenwriter himself. Na’a Murad’s Scriptwriting Workshop is back in its fifth year, and it’s open to anyone 17 years old and above. The word ‘intermediate’ may scare some of us, but Na’a explains that the intermediate part is not a requirement of the participant, but rather a detail of the workshop template itself. More about the workshop at the end of this article. First, we ask Na’a if he can surprise us with things few others know. As it turns out… 1. Not...

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Artist creates life like artworks just by using colour pencils!

Contemplation by Sharon Kow Mention colour pencils and the first thoughts on people’s minds are colouring books and kids. But if anyone knows how to take this “child’s play”on to a whole new level, it’s definitely Sharon Kow. One glance, or even several looks at her pieces and you would never guess that they were created using none other than good ol’ colour pencils! This mother and homemaker has a knack for re-creating extremely life-like portraits and detailed portraits, with the humblest of tools. Remarkably, she only started delving into art some four years back, after seeing her daughter through high school. Well,...

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POETRY | The Tones of Skin

Image credit: Mccollegeblog   “I go to a food stall and get served last, the seller acknowledging those with the same skin tone first. I look for a salesperson but I get ignored, as again, skin tone matters. I apply for jobs, but half of them want a certain skin tone, or in some cases, “those who can speak certain languages only”. I want to buy a roof over my head, only to discover that I am not eligible for certain discounts. Can’t help wonder if it is my skin tone doing the talking again? I open the papers...

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Image credit: Getty Images   The start of the summer holidays were an iridescent glow of cold showers and hot rain. I was on my way to Boarding school in Autumn — I just had to pick one first. So the next thing I know I am out in my father’s reconditioned BMW, wanting to take out my girlfriend to a burger joint, one I can only assume, was reminiscent of one in Los Angeles. If I am not mistaken there is a nostalgia joint called In ‘N Out Burger, but I can never be sure. Neither me nor...

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4aug - 6aug 48:30 pmaug 6Langkau

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10aug8:30 pm- 11:30 pmStephanie Van Driesen Live in Concert

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17aug - 20aug 171:00 amaug 2019th Asia Pacific Dance Competition 2017

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