Author: Ista

What’s your epic Balik Kampung tale? Share the legend for prizes lah!

Hari Raya is around the corner and for many Malaysians, tis the season to head home to loved ones and become round through food! It is a Muslim festival but we Malaysians are known to embrace the celebration as one great open-house party for all. What we get out of this is a collection of great memories and stories that live on beyond the holiday period. Some are so epic, they are retold again and again at every get together. If you have one of these balik kampung anecdotal gems, now is the chance for you to share it with...

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Launch your artist career with the UOB competition now…it’s been done before!

Kobayashi Satoshi’s “The Producer” source: UOB Are you ready to make your craft the UOB Painting of the Year 2017? The annual competition that has been highlighting artists across South East Asia for over two decades now, is accepting entries until September 1, this year. The theme is Reciprocity, which is how viewers perceive and appreciate art through their own experiences and memories. “The beauty of art is subjective and can be interpreted differently based on viewers’ feelings and experience. This year’s theme highlights this unique element that makes art and the appreciation of it personal to each of us,” says UOB...

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Mengapa Joe Hasham mengarah karya Inggeris “Betrayal” dalam Bahasa Melayu?

“Produksi ini adalah antara yang paling mencabar dalam hidup saya,” kata Joe Hasham di dalam pejabatnya di Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Saya duduk di hadapan beliau lalu mengkaji raut wajahnya buat sementara. Di sini seorang lelaki yang sudah berpengalaman hampir 50 tahun sebagai seorang pelakon, pengarah dan penerbit pelbagai produksi teater dan iklan – juga adalah lelaki pertama di dunia yang berani memikul watak homoseksual dalam sebuah siri televisyen Number 96, di negara asalnya, Australia, (pada masa yang agak kontroversi untuk mana-mana lelaki berbuat sedemikian) – namun kini mengaku pementasan beliau kali ini, iaitu “Betrayal” oleh Harold Pinter akan mencabar?...

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Father of Malaysian Animation? Meet him in person in Ipoh!

Remember that old Malaysian cartoon, called Hikayat Sang Kancil that used to air on local TV? I was one of the 90’s kids who used to watch it and my favourite part was when the monkey in the stories, ate the spicy chillies despite being warned by Sang Kancil not to. The way the steam blew out of his ears was just hilarious and it became a play-acting game that my brothers and I loved to re-enact. I never knew the artist behind this memorable cartoon, until I found out recently, that he will be in Ipoh for a workshop this Saturday (May 20),...

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Lukis komik, Gubah lagu…Tempuhan seorang ayah demi kesedaran autisme

Seni boleh memulih dan juga adalah sokongan. Tak percaya? Lihatlah sendiri video menyentuh hati oleh Faizul Khalid aka Zulkha, tentang pengalamannya sebagai ayah kepada seorang kanak-kanak autistik. Video tersebut sepatutnya siap untuk dilepaskan pada tahun 2016, namun tertangguh kerana Zulkha sibuk pada waktu itu, berpindah dari Kapit ke Kuching, bertukar tempat kerja, lagi menguruskan hal keluarganya. Senang sahaja kalau mahu melepaskan hasratnya untuk membuat video, tetapi Zulkha tidak rela membiarkan ideanya terkubur. Maka, walaupun menanggung letih dari hari-hari bekerja dan menjaga anak lelakinya, Kharnain, Zulkha memulakan usaha untuk menjadikan videonya realiti pada bulan November yang lalu. “Saya menghasilkan karya dalam keadaan yang agak tertekan. Tambahan...

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