Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Oi apa nih! Malaysian artist’s comic gets plagiarised by Domino’s Pizza!

All cartoons in this article is by Weinye Chen aka It’s Weinye Fresh from last month’s Visit Malaysia 2018’s logo debacle, it appears another attack on the craft of Malaysian artists has reared its head again. Just yesterday, California based Malaysian artist, Weinye Chen was alerted by her Chilean follower that a comic she had drawn in September 2017 was plagiarised and posted on the official Chilean Domino’s Pizza Facebook page. “During this time (September 2017), a popular meme was circulating on the internet. It was the Distracted Boyfriend meme. I thought it was rather funny and was inspired...

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Fa Abdul is set to take pillow talks to a whole new level!

All images credit Big Nose Production You might know her as the bad ass, no holds barred, no nonsense, not mincing her word societal critic. She’s a social media activist who regularly has her opinions and thoughts published on Malaysiakini and The Malaysian Insight. You might have come across her name; Fa Abdul. Does the name ring a bell? Did you know that Fa Abdul has also been actively involved in directing thought provoking, in your face comedic plays for the past four years through Big Nose Production, her theatre company? Starting off with Tales from the Bedroom in...

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This M’sian musician’s EP was mastered by the same guy who mastered for the Rolling Stones

All images credit Brendan de Cruz Ever heard of Pete Maher? For those who’re scratching their heads, Pete is a renowned mastering engineer abroad and has worked with the likes of The Rolling Stones, Snow Patrol, Nine Inch Nails, U2, Katy Perry, Nicole Scherzinger, Lana Del Rey, Damien Rice, and the list goes on and on. You can read more here. Hailing from London, United Kingdom, Pete had entered the UK music scene in the 90’s as a musician. But in 2002, he discovered his passion in audio mastering when he stumbled upon some audio mastering tools. But wait,...

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This woman is reshaping people’s perception of OCD through theatre

Image credit The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Ho Lee Ching was eight-years-old when she began making involuntarily sounds and movements for no apparent reason. Her parents who initially thought that she was just being a mischievous kid later grew concerned and took her to a doctor. “I was 14 when the doctors confirmed that I have Tourette Syndrome,” the 27-year-old says. The syndrome is a neurological disorder largely characterised by repetitive and involuntary movements and sounds (they’re called tics). “Tics that produce movements are called “motor tics” while those that produce sounds are called “vocal tics”. I have...

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Reinventing Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey through Losertown

All images by The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre “Once upon a time there was a girl who was a coward,” singer, comedian and actor Hannan Azlan begins. The 23-year-old is seen sweating, on the floor, her curly hair on her face as she slowly gathers herself, brushes her hair off, looks at the audience and asks, “Have you ever felt like a coward?” Losertown is not your ordinary piece of theatre. Infact, even director Tung Jit Yang does not know what to make of it. Back in late September, Jit, who is the director in resident at The...

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