Month: July 2019

A Fusion of East and West at Art Macao International Arts and Cultural Event

Across the Pearl River Delta from Hong Kong, on the south coast of China lies the autonomous region of Macao. And this year, Macao lures art and culture lovers with a one of a kind five-month mega international arts and cultural event. Titled Art Macao, the event celebrates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China as well as the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Macao Special Administrative Region. Art Macao offers exhibitions of many masterpieces, displaying remnants of the past and new creations of this century on the streets and inside museums...

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Kaum India dan Sastera Kebangsaan — Bahagian 11

Sila baca dari Bahagian 1 terlebih dahulu.  Seiring dan selepas Saroja Theavy Balakrishnan dan M. Mahendran, beberapa lagi penulis kaum India muncul dalam bidang penulisan Sastera Kebangsaan pada tahun 1980-an dan 1990-an, khususnya dalam penulisan cerpen. Amerjit Singh adalah nama yang muncul dan kemudian hilang begitu sahaja. Penulis keturunan Punjabi dan beragama Sikh ini menang hadiah khas kategori Bukan Melayu dalam Hadiah Sastera Utusan-Public Bank 1986 menerusi cerpen berjudul “Siswazah Majid”. Cerpen itu tersiar di akhbar Mingguan Malaysia (10 Ogos 1986) sebelum dimuatkan dalam antologi Penantian (1987). Sebuah lagi cerpen karya Amerjit Singh berjudul “Skandal di Menara Gading” dan...

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POETRY | Self Sabotage by Reshma Clare Stanislaus

Photo by chuttersnap on Unsplash Giving in to negative labels, Bad habits and all it enables, That which does not serve you better, Unconsciously feeling you don’t deserve greater. A self-fulfilling prophecy, appeasing the voices, Of the naysayers, party poopers, The shine-dimmers and energy vampires, The piss on your parade, joy and soul suckers. The ever consoling, who show they “care”, If things don’t go to plan, are always there, Schadenfreude-ing in private, platitudes aplenty, Secretly rejoicing, “I’m better”, with glee. Never happy for you, when there is good news to be shared, Downplaying, trivializing, focussing on what you “should” have instead,...

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BINGKISAN | Labis, Johor… Sebuah Kenangan Oleh M. Mahendran

Saya mula sedar yang saya sedang hidup di muka bumi ini pada awal tahun 70an. Walaupun saya dilahirkan pada tahun 1968, saya tidak dapat ingat kehidupan saya sejak dalam kandungan ibu atau saat-saat dilahirkan di muka bumi ini. Mungin kebanyakan orang pun begitu. Imbauan saya  hanya bermula daripada umur dua  sahaja Apa keistimewaan diri ini untuk dilahirkan pada era itu?  Jauh berbeza jika dibandingkan dengan zaman sekarang. Segala-galanya amat berlainan dengan apa yang kita sedang nikmati sekarang. Ibu  dan bapa saya berasal dari Segamat, Johor. Penghijrahan mereka ke Pahang adalah untuk mencari nafkah. Bapa saya bekerja di pejabat NUPW ...

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Who Is Yasmin Ahmad? Personal Stories By Malaysians Who Knew Her.

Image credit Yasmin at Kong Heng. In 2009, Malaysia lost a precious soul. Yasmin Ahmad was only 51 when she returned to the Maker. The filmmaker collapsed, unexpectedly, at a work meeting. She had been suffering from a brain hemorrhage. The news shocked a nation, who had felt her love through her work in television ads. Until today, her name is synonymous with that special way of storytelling, a mix of humour, love and unspoken realities that most Malaysians will easily relate with. She boldly treaded where others feared to go, touching on taboo themes such as interracial love and...

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