Author: Ista

A royal show of celebrities, ballet and durian

 On Wednesday, a group of adults will get on stage in Damansara to live out their childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. The concert they will be performing is unlike any other, due to the fact that all 17 of the dancers have, at most, just a year’s worth of training in the highly technical dance. What’s more, each individual will be sharing personal stories of their journey as adult ballerinas. A photo posted by The Royal Durian Academy (@theroyaldurianacademy) on Sep 7, 2016 at 8:49pm PDT The concert marks one year of The Royal Durian Ballet Academy, which...

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The go getter of Malaysia’s literary scene

Since her breakthrough into the local literary scene a mere two years ago, Tina Isaacs has chalked up seven short story titles published in her name. Before the year is out, she will have another two short stories published, one of which is to be released this month under Fixi Novo‘s Chronicles of Kota Kinabalu. “I’m a go getter and whenever there are calls for submissions, I always try to send in a piece. Next thing I know, I’m suddenly a published author.” Tina’s writing journey only kickstarted after she felt disenchanted serving 12 years as a litigation lawyer....

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