PATRIO-EIGHTIES-MA

Reading Time: 2 minutes Patrioeightiesma is an exploration of the existing subcultures in 80’s Malaysia with the hopes of rescuing abandoned memories through a subtly erotic, nakal revisiting of the past, and how it’s influences have trickled down to our current state of affairs and functionality. We celebrate what was by laying out what it has come to be. Below, Jo reimagines a fictional retelling of the moment.

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PARADISE NO MORE by Tasha Ariza

Reading Time: 4 minutes There’s nothing quite like the gentle sound of raindrops on glass-paned windows. The rich, calming aroma of coffee (or tea) wafting through the air as we flip through each page carefully. One page after the other. And another… and another… and another. Or at least that’s the fantasy anyway. This aesthetic, fed to us across generations through countless highly-descriptive purple proses and movies may have been nothing save a romanticization, yet I believe we can generally agree that there is some sort of foundation to this age-old fascination with book-reading.

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GREY DAZE by Hanie Soraya

Reading Time: 11 minutes The death of Chester Bennington hit us badly and sent us spiraling down to rock bottom. Growing up, we listened to Numb by Linkin park until the CD couldn’t read anymore. We’re 14 again as we lay down, eyes staring at the ceiling, progressing back in time. We’re living through Grey Daze, that existed pre Linkin Park.

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS WITH SHELHIEL

Reading Time: 5 minutes Making music comes more easily to some than it does others. This “some” we’re talking about here is Shelhiel, who’s been involved in music for 7 years now. He has been boldly creating and honing his craft in writing and producing music. A week ago, I had a FaceTime call with him and just casually bounced off 8 questions with him

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AT HOME WITH CHARLIE LIM

Reading Time: 4 minutes When the pandemic first hit and the world stopped and went silent [as silent as it can be], we at Mulazine decided to check in with up and coming singer Charlie Lim. In under 15 questions, we have gotten to know more about him, how he’s keeping busy during this very isolating period, his work process in creating his songs, and also to talk about his upcoming single, Hummingbird.

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HELLO GOD, HEAR ME, ITS ME

Reading Time: < 1 minute Born on the day of the dead in the year 1996 to a family of infidelity, paper boats, and incense smoke. The halogen bulbs in the hospital where my mother gave birth to me seem to diffuse the same indifferent glow in the masjid where i recited kalimah syahadah.

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MCO DIARY: LEARNING HOW TO BE HUMAN BY RATHIKA SHEILA

Reading Time: 5 minutes I had all the tools I needed, and still, I couldn’t understand my feelings on my own. I felt guilty because I couldn’t take care of myself. But I had overlooked one of the important things to do when feeling some type of way: asking for emotional support from your loved ones. I’m still struggling to do it.

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BENEE Live Interview

Reading Time: 5 minutes From the #SUPALONELYCHALLENGE, the song Supalonely by the singer Benee from New Zealand. As part of the first of hopefully many collaborations between Mulazine and Universal Music Malaysia, we got a chance to have a question and answer session with the Tiktok songstress via Instagram Live on their page.

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SORE DI JAKARTA: EANDARU

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Photography is healthy.
Photography is a medicine.
Photography is my mouth.
Photography is an endeavour.
I can breathe because of photography.”

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BEING A HYPOCHONDRIAC IN A PANDEMIC

Reading Time: 5 minutes Case study: Me (22+, F). I’ve been a germaphobe for as long as I’ve known what germs are. I remember feeling grossed out when kids ate things off the floor in kindergarten. I remember refusing to use the washroom in the primary school because public school toilets were an experience, even if you weren’t terrified of bacteria

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SENJAMACHINE

Reading Time: 9 minutes A tea party on speed, a house in the woods made out of cotton candy: queer, pink, sweet, and sticky, meant to make you feel uncomfortable and call for your attention without having to demand or beg for it. That is the experience of watching the two Malaysian bands that are Senja and TimeMachine perform and flourish over the past few years.

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ONAR-RONA SEORANG OMAR

Reading Time: 4 minutes The title of my article is Onar-Rona Seorang Omar, as Onar means the uproar/riot while rona means the colour tones of one Omar Apollo. Within minutes of warming up to each others’ presence, we managed to have a conversation and exchange questions to both learn the human experience better and accept, understand one’s purpose in creating work, and embracing vulnerability. An interview with Omar Apollo with Yasmine Lazuli

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