Author: Eksentrika

Girl Power Reigns Supreme Through Art for June 2017!

Wonder Woman might have played a role in June 2017, when much of the artworks we received and selected were extremely feminine in nature. However, there were a handful which we found to be awesome for their dark and gritty feel. Enough talking! Here they are, a selection of artworks along with a special one which is crowned Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for June 2017.   By June 28, we thought that Wallace’s artwork of Wonder Woman would be crowned Eksentrika’s Art of the Month for June 2017. How wrong we all were! Lynndy Lee‘s rendition of Anuket, the...

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POETRY | Nature Calls by Anuradha Chelliah

Nature Calls by Tank the Artist The urge comes, I have to rush, Bladder is full, Starts to drip, The fastest walk ever, Ah…it is packed, I am getting wet, Enters the place, I release it, What a relieve, Oh…wow, The best feeling in the world… 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 to share with us? Send em over to editors@eksentrika.com and do include a short description of yourself and a pretty or handsome image of...

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SHORT STORY | Being a Peranakan by Peter Soh

Artwork by Heidi Koh “Eh Alex, you see, you see. This is my late grandmother. This means that I am also a Peranakan – I just did not realise I am one!” Boon Leong proudly “informed” Alex as he showed off a picture of a lady clad in baju panjang and her flamboyant fineries. Although the picture was in black and white and had its edges eaten by silverfish, the lady in the picture looked poised and regal. She came from a rich family for sure; her baju panjang was decorated with rabbit fur, and the kerongsang used to fasten...

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POETRY | Magic of Music by Navadharini Sunder

“Music – Crazy Fingers – Piano Keyboard” by sueduda, 2007 Tunes to observe that are uniquely diverse, From ringing bells to soprano singing bellas, Even the chirping birds form charming chorals awakening dawn hours, Beat boxing boys strike a chord as rhythmic young fellas, Vibrating vocals repeating verse after verse, Pulsating voices from baritone to tenor welcoming dusk happy hours. Sounds and being align as an ensemble, Melodic melisma that moves us to tremble, Swaying trees and hustling leaves vibe in symphony, Rushing waves wooing in homophony, Strutting horses holding tempo in cacophony, Dancing dolphins dazzling in polyphony, Emoting...

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SHORT STORY | An empty soul in Universiti Sains Malaysia by Peter Soh

Artwork credit Pinterest “You have been getting thinner and thinner ever since I know you three years ago. I am so worried for you but I have ran out of ideas on how to help you out,” Alex said to me, and he could not stop crying. He was worried of my deteriorating health – I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa in my second year of doing PhD and things did not seem to get any better after that. Many would find it bizarre to find a Malaysian who dislikes eating, even shocking if that person stays in Penang....

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april, 2018

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

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