Author: Eksentrika

Artist turns cats into brightly coloured pop culture icons!

All images credit: I am May From David Bowie, to Slash, to John Lennon, artist I am May transforms cats into well loved pop culture and rock icons! Let’s see if you can guess some of the famous figures below. May, as she calls herself, uses markers, paint markers and paint on canvas to create these funky looking feline rockstars. “I also drew cats in various other forms as well – in almost every demeanour of life – along with some cat puns,” she shares with us. Colours play a huge role in her artworks, with May always opting to...

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POETRY | XXX’s Interlude by Deborah Wong

The Lady And The Boy by Ayan Ghoshal I was never yours ’til the mid of spring, Your love for English & French literature, while Dylan Thomas taught me ‘Don’t Go Gentle into the Good Night’.   The tattoos on the nape of your bare neck, your sweat-dripping torso and porcelain shoulder blade, they’re just too beautiful beyond compulsion.   The man in you preaches respect, while your inner child craves for wanderlust. Your name is the new password unlocking my pride, stripping away my agony.   Time is no more the enemy that set to pull us apart,...

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SHORT STORY | A Touch of Perfection by Elly Van Dalen

Image credit: Pinterest I need to fly. I need — no — I want to be in the spacecraft and feel myself hover above Earth and let myself be free. As a child, I pondered over books way past midnight, with a torchlight underneath the bedsheets, studying the planets and trying to discover unchartered stars. And yet, despite my high test scores in school, the high powers still deemed me unqualified and an invalid. Invalid, imperfection; born out of love, they said, unlike my younger sister, Cassandra. Even at birth, she had the nurses cooing over her in the...

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POETRY | If Children Build… by Hezreen Abdul Rashid

Image credit: If children build words by tapping on screens what will be the use of pencils and crayons that used to scream dots, zigzags and random lines they don’t lie but mouth circles and twirls, ooh, what cute-looking stick people! Blue, black, blossoms of pink. If children build art by fingering on screens, Pencil shavings once glued together To shape flowers, birds and ruffled collars, Now fall heaps in the bin like wilted leaves and compost oh how they have once been! Where are the inky hands and doodles spurts of paint blown through straws like ribbons...

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SHORT STORY | A Man’s Kebaya by Peter Soh

Artwork by: nabilaclydea “I have made it clear to you that we should understand why Babas put on the nyonya attire for plays; it was out of necessity in the old days because women are not allowed to be on stage. And once the play is over, the men get back to their usual selves. In that way, we respect the Nyonyas, the culture and more importantly, ourselves!” said Alex’s father, fuming. It was annoying to grow up as a Peranakan, at least for Alex. Like the Chinese and Malay languages that Alex spoke at home, it was either in masculine or feminine form...

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