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SHORT STORY | Agoraphobia

Image credit: Getty Images   The start of the summer holidays were an iridescent glow of cold showers and hot rain. I was on my way to Boarding school in Autumn — I just had to pick one first. So the next thing I know I am out in my father’s reconditioned BMW, wanting to take out my girlfriend to a burger joint, one I can only assume, was reminiscent of one in Los Angeles. If I am not mistaken there is a nostalgia joint called In ‘N Out Burger, but I can never be sure. Neither me nor...

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Meet Sarawak’s first female street artist on a mission to color Kuching

All images credit: Pleant Rovella Kapple Graffiti, regardless of its form, makes a statement. And any notion of meaning or interpretation towards the art which has existed since prehistoric times is left to the perception of the viewer. However, people often consider it as vandalism. It is a time-intensive craft explored by highly skilled artists. And this art form is dominated by men. Contributions by the women have been particularly overlooked in many parts of the world. Despite pursuing their art under dangerous and illegal conditions, they do not receive the same respect as their male counterparts. In Kuching, women...

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Short Story | Pan That must die

feature image: Georgia O’Keeffe Gloria walked to the roadside curb to sit down, pulling the back of her short skirt to prevent her flesh from scorching on the cement pavement as she lowered her ass down. It was an hour past noon, on cue for the sun to be more than warmly felt on the dusty streets of Petaling Jaya, but that wasn’t good enough a reason to skip a cigarette break, in fact, if you ask, Gloria, there’s never a reason not to light up a stick. Cancer sticks they call it nowadays, she’d scoff hearing that from...

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Jack it up with Jack Malik

If you’ve been checking out the local poetry scene, then you might have come across an event called “Jack it!” that has been happening at Unit 23 Cafe in Shah Alam. And you might have wondered what this phrase meant and who it is referencing…well, Eksentrika spoke to the man who inspired the namesake, Jack Malik. It might appear that the 23-year-old Projek Rabak poet was aptly named due to his obvious love for sajak, because you know, sajack…but as it turns out, his real name is Muhammad Danial bin Malik! So what’s the story behind the stage name that...

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Can’t get enough of Allie Hill’s latest book “Just Enough”

Image credit: Allie Hill Local graphic designer cum illustrator Allie Hill has just released her latest children’s book and we can’t get enough of it! Titled “Just Enough”, Allie’s second book is colorful, simple and yet deeply profound. It tells the story of a little girl called Amelia and the adventure she has with her blanket. Through the book’s clever wordplay, Allie’s tale delivers an entirely unique interpretation to discovering happiness through a memorable and lovable character; Amelia’s grandmother. See, Amelia’s grandmother is a tailor who creates fabric using her magical sewing machine. Best part, the character was actually inspired by Allie’s own...

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