Author: Eksentrika

SHORT STORY | Manis by Rowan W.

Artwork by Karin Taylor. Please support the artist here. Please, I beg you. Just leave me alone. That’s all I ask. The streets in this bustling city are crowded with motorbikes, a lot more than where I come from, though this is not really a cause for concern. At the moment, I have other more pressing issues to worry about. Living in fear day by day, for one. As daunting as it may seem, I try to prepare myself for the inevitable. Perhaps talking about it will somehow lessen this gnawing fear. How did I end up here? I...

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Making sense and more sens out of ringgits through short stories

All images were provided by Suraya Zainudin of Ringgit Oh Ringgit.  Ringgit Oh Ringgit started out as a humble chronicle of a Malaysian millennial’s journey into personal finance. Four years on, the website has gained a sizeable niche following and founder, Suraya Zainudin has carved a reputation as a finance blogger, often quoted on subjects related to money and personal finance. Finance might seem a boring subject, but for Suraya, it’s her passion. Even on holiday at historical locations, the 30-year-old communications consultant finds more interest in the financial portfolio of olden day kings and the capital it took to build...

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Malaysian band to perform at Europe’s biggest electronic music fest!

Image credit Farhan Syaza Seven-piece band The Venopian Solitude is set to become the first Malaysian band ever to perform at Sónar! For those who’re in the dark, Sónar is a three-day electronic and advanced music festival which was started in Barcelona, Spain in 1994 by music journalist Ricard Robles and musicians cum visual artists Enric Palau and Sergio Caballero. It’s a pretty HUGE festival when it comes to electronic music! Just check out the video below! And that’s not all! The Venopian Solitude, which prides itself for its experimenternative, electronic joget music (and they’re music is seriously funky!) will...

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Relive the Malaysian Tsunami of May 9 through these beautiful artworks!

Artwork by Ee Xuen Chong We’re done with Season 13 of Malaysian politics and by god, the finale episode on May 9 was… woahhh!! Malaysia’s hotly contested 14th General Elections went down in history for Malaysians who replaced Barisan Nasional, the former ruling coalition for the first time ever in the nation’s 61 years of independence! Malaysians of all shapes, sizes and colour began queuing up before the sun could even rise to end a six decade long rule of Barisan Nasional. The date marked the start of a new chapter under Pakatan Harapan led by a 93-year-old former prime...

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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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