Author: Eksentrika

Malaysians beat 2,000 hopefuls to get in UK’s prestigious acting school

All images credit Stephanie Van Driesen Stephanie Van Driesen. You might remember her for portraying Emma in Joe Hasham’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal a couple of months back at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). You might even have seen her perform in a concert or in a play. What can she not do? The triple threat recently upstaged some 2,000 hopefuls worldwide to get accepted into Britain’s leading acting school, the prestigious East 15 Acting School! Amazingly, two other Malaysians, Tika Mu’tamir and Vinna Law, also made the cut. “I was accepted on the spot as 1 of...

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POETRY | 21st Century Children by Sumati Muniandy

Image credit: Pinterest Glued to the television Their noses buried deep in their smart phones Digital devices are their heaven 24 hours online games Ranting on the social web Sharing their ideas Posting pictures Creating so much havoc Gone are the days Children playing in the field And catching up with their friends for a cup of tea Over protective parents Jump on the bandwagon Put their children under tremendous pressure Not much fun as we had in the glorious days Children lost their direction Engaging in the digital world Make friends with the unknown people Lead to serious...

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SHORT STORY | Prayers from Above by Anuradha Chelliah

Artwork by Synthia Snider Paati was my best friend in my younger days. I grew up with her. She was my maternal grandmother. Appa and Amma were there, but I hardly remember being with them. Both of them were very hardworking and hardly had time for me. Then one day, they decided to go separate ways. Amma stayed on with me and Paati. Amma was the owner of a beauty parlour. She was meticulous and worked her way to be an entrepreneur. Even though, she was occupied with her growing business, she tried her best to spend some time...

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Short story | The World Champion by Rowan W

Image credit: McFlight The little boy bowed, a faint glint in his eyes subtly hinting to his opponent that he was not someone to be trifled with. The two-second bow was executed flawlessly, with such finesse and gracefulness that made one wonder who could have taught him so well. Bowing to an opponent was a sign of respect – the epitome of sportsmanship. *** Daniel had boasted to his friends in school about playing elite sports such as golf, tennis and archery. None of his classmates knew the difference between a birdie and a bogey, how silly of them....

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POETRY | Before by Leon Wing

Artwork credit: Futurism *** This week’s poem by Leon Wing is “genre reversing” as the writer puts it. “It is a very long one-line narrative or prose poem. It is a time reversing, or you could say, a time travelling piece which one can also read as flash fiction. Thus, genre-merging,” Leon explains.  Before the rats picked at the blood and flesh on the fragments of her skull dotted all over the rails, before her head got crushed and brain matter splattered all over, and shattered bones, still with some flesh around them, flung everywhere on the rails, before...

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august, 2017

29jul - 9augjul 291:00 amaug 9Reka a creative market

4aug - 6aug 48:30 pmaug 6Langkau

5aug - 6aug 510:00 pmaug 6BLANK

6aug11:00 am- 8:00 pmHin Bus Depot Sunday Pop Up market

10aug8:00 pm- 12:00 amIF WALLS COULD TALK vol.37 feat Bernice Chauly and Leon Sapphire

10aug - 12aug 108:30 pmaug 12Kandang

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

12aug - 13aug 128:30 pmaug 13THE OUTCAST DANCE SHOW 2017

16aug - 20aug 168:30 pmaug 20THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT! A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES

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

19aug8:30 pm- 11:00 pmintim sessions (Copy)