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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CONVERSATIONS WITH FRIENDS: LUNADIRA

Reading Time: 5 minutes You may know her as Lunadira, cover artist turned indie it-girl who makes sad girls feel #seen. However, when I think about Nadira a few things come to mind. She reminds me of sunsets and earthy colours, of 2017, of beautifully structured sentences and sincere heart-to-hearts. Here’s the conversation.

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GUIDE TO BATTLING EXISTENTIAL CRISIS

Reading Time: 4 minutes An immediate stream of thoughts started to aggressively flood my mind, ‘I haven’t even written my fucking resolutions yet!’. In the couple of weeks that followed, a feeling of nagging unrest clung to me like a piece of gum permanently stuck to the bottom of my shoe.

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TO INSPIRE AND TO CREATE WITH ASHRAF ISHAK

Reading Time: 3 minutes Seorang egoist berdarah Bugis. Suka bertemankan senja malam dan kata-kata yang indah. Seorang anak, suami, pengkritik, pemuzik, pencinta, pelajar, pemikir, penanya, pembisu. Semua itu aku, Ashraf Ishak.

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FILM IS DEAD: WITH AIDAN HO

Reading Time: 5 minutes “I like shouting “FILM IS DEAD!” just for fun, even though it definitely isn’t. I’ll most likely have a camera on me wherever I go just in case and am quite shy about my photography.”

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REDDI SET GO

Reading Time: 5 minutes In celebration of the release of his new single “Lotto” with artist Lunadira, writer Pravin Nair decided to sit down with Jimmy or F.K.A Reddi Rocket to discuss on his upcoming track, music, fashion, coffee and what makes him Reddi Rocket, the artist we should all be listening to!

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SATU PEGGY DI GOUALA LUMPUR

Reading Time: 4 minutes I’ll take you back to November 30, 2019. It was a sweaty party that I arrived too early for. One claypot chicken rice, two Family Mart trips and three dead phones later, the whole of REX KL was housing the likes of party go-ers and anti-socialites crooning lullabies to themselves in corners. Peggy Gou by Yasmine Lazuli

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CONVERSATION WITH FRIENDS: AIMAN AND PAALAN

Reading Time: 7 minutes “I tried to capture the pair of oddballs in all their obnoxious queer glory looking out-of-place in contrast to that distinct quaint quality you find in old terraced houses of PJ neighbourhoods -by doing this I also got the chance to immortalise my own relationship to that house which acted as my safe space for the past year; MAJOR BONUS.” Natasha Pea on Aiman and Paalan

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keJOHNtanan

Reading Time: 7 minutes “Before I was an editor, I used to write. A lot. Then I fell in love with films. The reason I went into editing was because I thought that understanding how to edit a film would give me the extra mileage in telling a great story. I feel that it does. And, from this experience in editing, I fell in love with films even more.”

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BORED GAMES

Reading Time: 4 minutes Somehow, as a modern society, we have come to collectively accept that raw feelings and emotions are a sign of weakness. Here, Pravin Nair talks about the reality of dating in our modern day age.

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