Author: Ista

Life Sdn Bhd comes to Ipoh for the first time!

“Life Sdn Bhd: People” comes to Ipoh! For first time, Ipoh folks will get to catch the 13-year running show conceived by Malaysia’s First Lady of Theatre, Faridah Merican, in the little town itself, at RTM Ipoh, Jalan Dairy on Saturday, May 6. For the unfamilliar, this show is not your average theatre performance, featuring instead real people and their real life stories. It’s a chance to glimpse rare slices of personal yet genuine memories and moments, shared on stage. Interestingly, one of them is none other than Joe Hasham, co-founder of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Klpac). Those curious...

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This Malaysian Dad drew comics of life with his autistic son for an hour daily…and turned it into a video!

Art is healing and supportive. Don’t believe me? Well, you’ll have to check out this inspiring video by Faizul Khalid aka Zulkha, on the trials and tribulations he faced as a dad to an autistic son. It was supposed to be released last year but due to series of personal events, Zulkha coudn’t complete it in time. Instead of shelving this project idea, he set work to it, dedicating at least an hour on a daily basis, despite the stress of moving to a larger city, from Kapit to Kuching in Sarawak, working and caring for his son at the...

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Travelling without a camera? Check out this awesome hack!

While most people these days travel with their hands glued to a smart phone or camera device, Ahmad Hakym gets by with a bagful of sketching tools. Instead of snapping as many photos in as many angles as possible, he simply finds a scenic spot, where he can linger long enough to soak up the sights, sounds and smells, which he then transfers onto his sketchpad. As long as he has his little “Doraemon” bag, with compact size watercolours, spray bottle, brushes, sketchbooks, watercolour postcards and tissues, he’s all set. A post shared by Ahmad Hakym Ahmad Hilmy (@kymioflario)...

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Patrick Teoh, Carmen Soo in a Thunderstorm brewing in Ipoh?

The 1930s play “Lei Yu” or Thunderstorm is regarded as one of the most popular Chinese dramatic works of its time. Written by China’s master dramatist, Tsao Yu, it has since gone on to be staged up until present day, spanning almost nine decades and translated into various languages including Malay, which was entitled “Ribut” and directed by the late Mustaffa Noor (famed as the best actor for his performance in Mawar Merah, a 1987 Malaysian film). That was in 1985 and the title role of Fan Yi, a beautiful but venomous lady of the house, was played by...

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Get to know these 10 inspiring Malaysian mums who art with heart

International’s Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 (and through the entirety of March) and didja know, this year marks exactly 100 years since a bunch of lassies sparked the Russian revolution by demonstrating for “bread and peace” in Saint Petersburg… Seven days later, the Tsar was kicked out, women got to vote and now we commemorate that fateful day as an tribute to the “fairer sex”.  But guess what, I think it’s safe to say no one was kidding on that bit about the hand that rocks the cradle...*cue Beyonce music “Who Run the World? (Girls, girls!) Which...

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