POETRY | Colours And Tears by Nay Universe

More Colours and tears is really close to my heart as it was completed on my diploma graduation day. Since then, I focused on finishing the manuscript. So many people inspired me. People have come and gone and I’ve learned that they leave memories that have made me into who I am now. This book is essentially me speaking to people. Telling them how painful and joyful to experience love, loss and life. I lost my father recently at the age of 23. Since his passing, I have vowed to work twice, thrice harder. My manuscript for my book of...

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CERPEN | Lari oleh Xeva Spaite

More Entah mengapa mimpi gagal disambung sejak terbangun pada pukul tiga pagi tadi untuk mengesat air liur basi Amit yang meleleh di bahu. Berpusing ke kiri, berlaga hidung dengan Bahadur pula. Lantas kaki dibawa ke ruang tamu, Chin dan teman-teman kelihatan sudah terbongkang di sana. Kugosok dada perlahan. Kepala tergeleng sendiri tanpa pengertian kenapa aku berdebar. Lampu menyala terang di dapur. Rafi sudah bangun untuk kerja sambilannya. Pada waktu pagi dia akan berniaga sirih di sekitar Kota Raya, kemudian terus bekerja di sebuah kedai makan di kawasan Chow Kit yang baru dibangunkan. Aku mencapai tuala biru yang sudah kehitaman...

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Malaysian Queen Fan Creates A Lifelike Crochet Tapestry Of Rami Malek’s Freddie Mercury. It’s Perfect.

More Once in a while, we get our readers dropping us a line sharing with us some cool artwork they’ve seen or suggesting us people we could write about on Eksentrika. Recently, one of our readers alerted us to an amazing piece of fan art. It’s not your regular one as this piece by Shanita Lyn Kumar from Subang Jaya, Malaysia, has certainly set a high benchmark specifically for music, film, and crochet lovers. It’s a crochet tapestry of Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury and it’s impressive! According to the 23-year-old artist, illustrator and designer, it took her a...

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POETRY | My Goddess by Dervin Frank

More i want you i don’t just want you i want you i don’t think you understand i want you as much as the world needs calm i want you as much as heaven lacks harm as the feet long for one more mile as the chest hurts for one more breath as envy tastes oh so vile as to abandon you would mean my death i want you for pleasure and for pain i want you like chocolates and cocaine an obsession this is not an addict i am not but to you i am drawn without choice,...

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ESEI | Kaki Wayang Bahagian 2 oleh M. Mahendran

More Sepertimana menonton filem bersama keluarga berterusan, begitu juga menonton filem secara bersendirian juga berterusan. Ada yang dengan pengetahuan ibu bapa dan ada juga tanpa pengetahuan mereka. Kebanyakan filem-filem yang ditonton berseorangan adalah filem-filem Melayu, Inggeris dan Hong Kong. Menonton filem secara bersendirian sudah bermula sejak umur saya yang ke 11 (1979). Filem pertama yang ditonton ketika itu, jika tidak silap adalah filem Esok Masih Ada. Filem yang dilakun dan diarah oleh Allahyarham Jins Shamsudin. Beliau yang dikenali sebagai James Bond Malaysia pada hujung tahun 60an memang seorang pelakun yang kacak lagi handal. Memang bagus filem itu. Kisah seorang...

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How To Review An Art Exhibition In A Fun And Insightful Way?

More How do you review artworks in a gallery? What goes through your mind when you’re observing an art piece? How do you even observe the artworks displayed? How do you then translate what you’ve experienced visually onto paper? For the common man, reading a review on an art exhibition is like reading the business section in the newspapers. They’re complex, academic, riddled with jargons, and worse — boring! In short, they’re non-inclusive. So when we recently stumbled upon Malaysia’s father of animation, Hassan Muthalib’s humorous but in-depth review of filmmaker, photographer and visual artist Sherman Ong’s exhibition, Cock Head &...

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Every One Of These Instagrammable Sculptures Have A Story To Tell

More Isn’t it mesmerizing to look at? The sculpture above is one of the 100 beautiful displays by artists from Australia and across the world currently exhibited in the open along Australia’s Bondi Beach to Tamarama Beach. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019, is the world’s largest annual free-to-the-public outdoor sculpture exhibition. Since 1997, the creative sculptures have been attracting half a million people. What’s amazing is that each one of these amazing sculptures have an interesting back story. We picked 10 sculptures that might pique your curiosity. 1. David Cerny’s Pink Tank. This is a Monument to Soviet tank,...

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SAJAK | Pap Smear oleh Navanitha Nairu

More Ujian saringan khas buat wanita setahun sekali. Ujian pap smear usah malu melakukan membantu diri elak penyesalan tidak berbahagi pembunuh utama kaum wanita kanser servik yang ditakuti sebelum kanser mula menapak merebak dan maut menyapa. Ujian pap smear saringan awal lindungi diri daripada kanser servik untuk insan yang menyayangi dan disayangi penyakit tidak kenal mangsa usah meletakkan diri di ambang maut. *** Gambar ehsan Paweł Czerwiński di Unsplash Ingin siarkan cerpen, puisi atau esei anda bersama kami? Hantarkan saja kepada editors@eksentrika.com. Baca yang ini pula. SAJAK | Arah oleh Ramakrishnan Ramasamy Ini adalah bacaan yang menyeronokkan. Saya mahu lebih banyak kandungan seperti...

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CERPEN | Ketam Mengajar Anak Berjalan Lurus! oleh Murali Mohan

More “Mayiru …” Itulah satu-satunya perkataan yang terkeluar dari mulut Kavin setelah botol susunya dibuang ke dinding rumah. Bengis muka Kavin. Bengis daripada  ibu yang baru memerahkan pipinya yang lembut itu. Begitu marah Kavin dengan perbuatan ibunya tadi. Salahkah dia mengambil telefon pintar ibu dan membuka  youtube? Dia seronok menghiburkan matanya dengan filem tamil berjudul “Vada Chennai,” tetiba ibunya ke ruang tamu dan memulakan aksinya. Lantas ibu membangunkan Kavin daripada duduk, tanpa menyoal apa-apa, dia menghadiahkan satu tamparan ke pipi. Mata dan pipi Kavin merah-kemerahan. Tanpa menyedari dia  memulakan aksinya sendiri. Lekas dia membuang botol susunya yang sedang diminum...

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10 Brilliant Minds To Selfie With At The George Town Literary Festival 2019

More Do you think Malaysia needs more rebel rousing free spirits to take lead of the nation’s thoughts? Whether you say yay or nay, we recommend you plan a visit to the historical city of George Town in Penang for the George Town Literary Festival (GTLF) 2019. The four-day fest held between 21 -24 November, 2019, is themed “forewords/afterwords” and set to feature some of Asia’s most provocative literary champions, ranging from fearless poets to crusaders of journalistic integrity and bastions of cultural preservation. Apart from the regular selfies with people who have their own Wikipedia-listing, you just might...

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POETRY | The Reunion by Juliana Heng

More Editor’s Note: This poem was first performed by Malaysian stand-up comedian and poet, Juliana Heng at the International University of Malaya-Wales Slam Off on October 16, 2019. It was extremely moving that we decided to obtain Juliana’s permission to share it with you here. Enjoy! The reunion dinner on the eve of Chinese New Year is a cherished tradition of every Chinese family. It could be a huge gathering of a few generations under one roof, or just an intimate get-together with a few immediate family members. I used to have a reunion dinner every year, with my family...

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SHORT STORY | With You (A Thousand Blessings) by Maula

More “Within a thousand blessings, soon enough, a thousand tears are shed; and we are left to either regret or be grateful of what we had. This is a story of a young man who saves a crane, and what his kindness came to be.“ In cold, cold winter, no life was around. No traces of voices to be heard, no traces of joy to be found. In cold, cold winter, people struggled. Days were frigid enough to cause one’s muscles to tense as nights howled with raging winds and heavy snow; loud enough to wake one from sleep. In...

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