Month: April 2018

PENDAPAT | “Beri keutamaan kepada pelakon dan artis tempatan”

Foto: Penggambaran filem Sughamaai Subbulakshmi melibatkan pelakon dan krew tempatan sepenuhnya. Pengarah urusan M A Productions House Sdn Bhd, Dato’ Murugan Alimuthu, baru-baru ini mencadangkan supaya pelakon, karyawan dan artis tempatan diberi peluang muncul dalam iklan radio dan televisyen. “Belakangan ini, iklan barangan kegunaan majoriti kaum India khasnya didapati menggunakan khidmat pelakon dan artis dari negara India. “Perkara ini amat mendukacitakan kerana terdapat begitu ramai artis, pelakon dan pembikin filem iklan tempatan yang boleh diberikan peluang berkenaan,” katanya pada majlis pertemuan krew filem Sughamaai Subbulakshmi dengan wakil media, di Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur. Murugan selaku penerbit filem itu menggesa, menyeru...

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POETRY | Me, Half? by Anuradha Chelliah

Half Full/Half Empty by Tim White Me, half? I am half full, Or am I empty? Half full, half empty, Never really contented, Never? Why? Always not sure, Happy or sad; fat or thin, Rich or poor; near or far, So undetermined, Just like a glass of water, Half full? Half empty? Where am I to find the other half? To be satisfied? It’s just within you, Search and seek……….. 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...

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SHORT STORY | The Phoenix that Stains its Feathers by Peter Soh

Image sourced “The phoenix is believed to be seen in times of peace and serenity. Therefore, it is common to spot the phoenix in Peranakan ware because this mystical bird is full of auspicious connotations,” Baba Victor explained while showcasing his colourful collections of Peranakan ware to fellow amateur antique collectors. His antique teak wood cupboards housed a splendid array of Peranakan ware of different designs, sizes and colours and the auspicious bird could be spotted from the typical famille rose kamcheng to the rare lime green chupu. This Bird of Fire was seen flying around the Peranakan vessels,...

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A musical about people who work like zombies is in the works!

All images credit RaffleThazzle Photography What do you get if you combine a zombie flick with a musical piece? You’ll get ‘The Working Dead”, an original Malaysian musical piece about, well, people who work like zombies. In an office. From 9am to 6pm and take the train home and then.. *sigh* ..repeat. Unlike ‘The Walking Dead’, which the title of this production parodies, this musical explores various themes of a Malaysian contemporary life. Journalist Terence Toh who dabbles in script writing in his free time is one of the brainchild for this production and he gives me a cautionary warning; There...

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POETRY | Play On by Izza Khaleeda

The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Maxfield Parrish Play on Mr. Piper, play the songs of your calling, the tempting lure, ensnaring from the most wicked to the innocent. Casualties mean nothing to the Piper, when his whistles bury the unfortunate, perishing amidst the earth dwellers that have long been abandoned, as he prances with his instrument to a wider audience. He dances, with enough grace and masculinity to mask the deceit, he reeks of it. His feet move to the hymns of solid promises, and trails of sugar sprinkle his steps. As our knees tremble, we taste the...

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