Persoalan Drama, Teater, dan Kehidupan Harian

More Sudah sekian lama saya tidak bercakap tentang teater dan performans. Kali ini kita cakap kehidupan harian dengan satu premis mudah tentang hubungan cinta lelaki dan perempuan. Kita ambil satu bit dalam satu adegan. Kisahnya begini: Watak utama yang diberi nama Naim, ada perasaan cinta pada kawan perempuan dia yang bernama Susan. Mereka berdua biasanya duduk bersebelahan dalam kelas. Satu hari, Naim beli satu gelang biji yang dia fikir cantik dan sesuai untuk Susan. Berwarna turquoise. Dia simpan kemas-kemas dalam kotak yang dibaluti kertas berwarna jingga gelap. Ada ribbon warna putih. Dia simpan kotak itu dalam beg dia. Naim...

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POETRY | Staying Indoors by Anuradha Chelliah

More I realised staying indoors is not that bad recuperate, rejuvenate and relax could be done as well I do what I want having all the time for myself and family of course   I had it when it was limited but never realised never used it well never bothered there was rushing and hurrying to catch up on everything to complete everything the rat race   now, I have it again no time is a lot of time … time to be with loved ones the hugs and care time to reflect upon myself the good and the...

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POETRY | Three Marvel Hearts by Angelina Bong

More Three heart emoticons pop up on my whatsapp, from a guy many air flights away   Lockdown. Malaysian borders are shut.  ‘Everyone can fly’ but not when Coronavirus invades faster than Thanos. My travel plans are reduced to the grocery stores.   He says he misses me, asks how am I doing? Shows me the flood disaster outside his yellow dusted apartment that kills a few. His city reeks of revolution anytime, waiting for Hulk to appear.   The Ironman we put on the Prime Minister’s throne to save us from corrupt villains resigned and replaced overnight by...

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Does Eating Sambal Belacan Make An Architect Spout Poetry?

More Sometime in 2019, Ista and me stumbled upon a post on Facebook. It was an illustration, extremely minimalist, but had words in them in Malay, peppered with a little bit of English. It was as Malaysian as it could get and the post blew our mind. Save The person behind this work of art was Affendi Salleh. You’ve probably come across his posts on Facebook. They get shared like crazy. Best part? He also released a collection of all his Facebook posts into a book titled, Gelas Separuh Penuh. We simply had to get in touch with the...

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SAJAK | Kartel Dedak Dan Anjing Oleh Jaymani Sevanathan

More Berputar dan melingkar Di kaki politikus Lapar bernafsukan habuan Memuja para bangsatwan Menjual segala titisan maruah Mendabik dada walau jahil   Jika dibaling sepatu Kembali mengabdi demi habuan Bila disimbah becak Tetap menjilat tegar Ah! Kartel dedak itu anjing *** Gambar ehsan Robert Eklund di Unsplash. Ingin siarkan cerpen, puisi atau esei anda bersama kami? Hantarkan saja kepada editors@eksentrika.com. Baca yang ini pula. SAJAK | Mengapa Cahaya Mata? Oleh Murali Mohan Ini adalah bacaan yang menyeronokkan. Saya mahu lebih banyak kandungan seperti ini dalam emel saya. Email Address...

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How To Embrace A Foreign Culture And Remain True To Your Own?

More Born and raised in Penang, Lilian Li is a Malaysian author who recently published her debut novel, The House of Koi. The book, based on Lilian’s own personal life, concerns young Mila who is torn in choosing two identities. The plot of the book revolves around a central theme of Mila deciding between fitting into her American international school or choosing to be Malaysian. Lilian, who is currently majoring in Advertising and minoring in English at the Boston University, reveals that writing the novel has helped her process her childhood.   View this post on Instagram   #TerrierTuesdays:...

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POETRY | God’s Right Hand Man By Joe Chan

More Editor’s Note: This poem was first performed by Malaysian poet, Nuan Ning at the International University of Malaya-Wales Slam Off on October 16, 2019 where Joe Chan was awarded third place. It was such a delightful piece that we obtained Nuan Ning’s permission to post it here for you to enjoy. From the sambal chicken, To the pongteh pork. From the sambal petai, To the kunyit chicken. From the dried chilli, To the hot wok, Mother’s cooking, Oh my God. When she wakes up every morning, To sweep and mop the home, And to prepare breakfast, Mother’s cooking, Tops the servitude, Of...

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Making Melodies Out Of Pain And Heartache

More We all struggle in one way or another in our lives. Some of us believe in some form of higher power. Others, in a school of thought of their choice. For Malaysian singer-songwriter, Bihzhu, it goes deeper than that. The Penang born is well known in the Malaysian music scene for her rich, soulful vocals that have the magical prowess to uplift people’s spirit. Due to this, the award-winning musician has traveled the world to bring her brand of “heart music” to countries such as Australia, South Korea, China, Indonesia, and India. We recently spoke to Bihzhu on...

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How To Tell Stories That Live In People’s Memories?

More Storytelling is an art. From short stories, novels, comics, films, music, and even theatre, the question on many who dabble in storytelling has always been about: What makes a good story? To tackle this difficult question, we recently spoke to Malaysian novelist, playwright, and left-field theatremaker, Ridhwan Saidi. The 34-year-old is also the co-founder of indie publishing outfit, Moka Mocha Ink which publishes contemporary fiction and theatre scripts in the Malay language. Ridhwan also serves as a research member of LiteraCity, Kuala Lumpur’s literary mapping project. Throughout his journey as a storyteller, Ridhwan has produced several novels including...

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ESEI | Sains di Sebalik Ketuk Ketampi (Thoppukaranam) oleh Anuradha Chelliah

More Ketuk ketampi kerap kali dilihat sebagai satu isu penderaan dalam kalangan murid-murid sekolah. Media sosial juga memaparkan isu-isu ini. Ketuk ketampi merupakan denda yang paling mudah diberi oleh guru untuk mereka yang melakukan kesalahan atau kesilapan kecil di sekolah seperti tidak menyiapkan kerja rumah, tidak mendengar arahan dan tidak membawa barang yang disuruh untuk pembelajaran di dalam kelas. Apakah ketuk ketampi ini sesuatu yang tidak patut dilakukan? Bagaimanakah ia boleh dilakukan dengan betul? Apakah nikmat melakukan ketuk ketampi? Persoalan ini akan terjawab di dalam esei ini. Ketuk ketampi yang dilakukan sebagai satu hukuman sebenarnya mempunyai manfaat yang baik....

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POETRY | The Storm by Jayati Roy

More I see thunder,I see rain,I see heaven’s rage,Descend upon this mane. The sky blackens,And the wind is a riot,How do we containGod’s wrath? Dark clouds gather all around,As if it’s a shroud,The sun of a while ago,Is a golden rim up yonder. The rain it pelts,With mighty gusto,Turning this landInto a state of limbo. But life goes on,This is no wonder,For the rain will stop,And the clouds will disappear. The heavens will smile again,Clear the skies and save its name,For man has to plod along,And finish his task – just the same! *** Header image by O12 on Unsplash.   Hey...

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ESEI | Penghijrahan Ke Temerloh Oleh M. Mahendran – Bahagian 2

More Baca Bahagian 1 disini. Meninggalkan Bentong Selepas tamat tingkatan enam, saya kembali ke Bentong dari Temerloh dan bekerja di sebuah kilang papan di jalan Kuala Lumpur pada tahun 1988. Saya bekerja di situ selama enam bulan sahaja. Kawan sekelas saya semasa di tingkatan 5, Dickson Ching yang mendapatkan kerja itu untuk saya. Itulah pekerjaan pertama yang saya lakukan dalam hidup saya. Kerja saya bermula pada jam 8 pagi dan habis pada 5 petang. Ada tiga kali waktu rehat. Pagi 15 minit, tengah hari satu jam dan petang15 minit. Saya ke kerja dengan menaiki bas Kuala Lumpur, kadang-kadang menumpang...

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