Author: Eksentrika

ESEI | Haiwan-haiwan Di Sepanjang Jalanku oleh Jauhar Senapi

Image by 【中文ID】愚木混株 【ins-ID】cdd20 from Pixabay Jalan Bangsar sarat dengan kenderaan ketika saya baru turun dari jejantas berhampiran Apartmen Putra Ria. Jam baru tujuh setengah pagi. Saya berhenti seketika di pondok bas, menunduk dan mengemaskan ikatan tali kasut. Rapid KL sampai. Pintu terbuka dan pekerja-pekerja yang setia menunggu pantas naik ke perut bas. Seekor kucing mengiau dan saya menoleh ke arahnya. Kucing berwarna oren dan putih. Berdasarkan rupanya dia sudah tua. Kucing itu menghampiri saya, menggesel-geselkan kepalanya ke kaki saya. Saya agak dia lapar. Ia kucing betina dengan wajah monyok, seakan Grumpy Cat yang terkenal tu. Kemudian saya terfikir...

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Theatresauce’s ‘dust’ aims to make viewers reflect and question death

All images courtesy of Theatresauce After two successful seasons of published plays, urban collective Theatresauce marks a pivotal turning point by presenting its first full-length devised production since the company’s inception in 2016. Conceptualized and helmed by Esther Liew from last year’s inaugural Emerging Directors Lab, this original venture will play in Five Arts Centre’s black box, KOTAK. dust is an inmate, multi-lingual exploration of mortality, and how different people deal with it. It is conceived through the stories, dreams and imaginations of five performers who have been deeply impacted by experiences and questions about death, grief, and ultimately,...

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POETRY | Selfie Queen By Anuradha Chelliah

Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash Click, click, A selfie in the morning is a must It’s my commitment to a great day A great start for a fresh new day With just a selfie I don’t care what you say Selfie is for me, not for you Just for me the Selfie Queen Selfies after my make-up Builds my confidence Selfies at the café Improves my social status, Selfies in front of my buddies Shows I’m cool Selfies with my boss Calms me down Selfies with my kids Enhances my bond Selfies for you and me Anytime anywhere. A selfie cheers...

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SHORT STORY | The Home of a Heart by Syazwan Sharani

Photo by freestocks.org on Unsplash About three months ago, while I sat in my office chair typing a letter to finance, I felt a severe throbbing pain in my chest, then my surrounding shrivelled into a blur and the next thing I knew I was on the floor, unconscious. I woke up in the hospital bed to my sobbing mum, a few colleagues whom I’d exchanged files more than I did words, and Dr. Kumar telling me that my heart had failed and if I didn’t detect a donor by the end of January, it was going to be the end of...

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POETRY | Tempest by Stephanie Lim

Photo by Enrapture Captivating Media on Unsplash storms, a catalyst our paths intersected as dark grey skies parted shedding acid tears when you said immortality meant nothing without me to gift you life our fate was sealed as winds raged from the four corners of the earth scattering our essence across dividing continents our end was predicted on paradise’s balcony we stood as the sun was eclipsed by gloom we looked as the first drops fell, realizing we had been pulled past the point of salvation our illusion of a reunion was destroyed by thunder’s raging heartbeat, pounding in protestation against the...

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