Religion (Saik Ming)

I say the words Jesus Christ a lot for somebody who doesn’t believe in the notion of God. Or religion in general for that matter. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it for as long as i live; our perspectives are moulded by the experiences and lives we live. I don’t have anything against…

Emelyne: Quest for Self-Acceptance

Editor’s Note: Just in time to usher in the new year, here’s a submission from a fellow Monashian about her journey towards self-acceptance. In this era of a tech-savvy society, people are constantly being drowned by unrealistic standards of superficial beauty. Social media indubitably aggravates it; leading many into ridiculously believing that beauty is only…

Religion: Moyang Getah

Words from Author: I am submitting this photo called “Moyang Getah, from the Mah Meri tribe” which I hope is in line with your theme “Religion”. I thank you for your kind consideration. The indigenous people of Peninsular Malaysia, a.k.a Orang Asli are unique to Malaysia and are found nowhere else in the world. The Mah…

Sex: A Broken Relationship between Sex and Love

To you, You shouldn’t start with the boy who leaves you under his bed like dirty laundry. But you do anyway, because surely a questionable hand is better than none? You will learn. This isn’t like the movies. You are an unread message and so willing, too willing to fall. You are a fool and…

Politics: The Snake’s Speech

Editor’s note: Here’s the winner for our first instalment of ‘CHAOS’ on the topic of Politics! This piece has given me the same amount feelings without having the hassle to read through another YA dystopian trilogy that comes a two-part finale. THE SNAKE’S SPEECH Armed, suited, I stand by the entrance watching the herd hustling…

Politics: Nightmares From Below

Editor’s Note: Here’s a honorable mention to another one of our submissions for ‘Politics’, where Rhea waxes poetic on the aftermath of political decisions. Nightmares From Below   Our whole continent was in a hot dense state and nearly 400 years of slavery couldn’t wait The British began to drool and imperialism was cool because…

Solace: Mohsin

I find solace in the fact that I don’t depend on anyone for my happiness In the fact that I have been blessed in a billion ways I find solace in being the reason behind the happiness of the people around me. In being content with what I am. Which is good because in the…

Solace: Stay

You have taught what it means to comfort a soul, how raw and impossible it is to embrace, but to do it anyway because of love. Call to me in the darkness just to hear something real, keep the line alive even if you can barely breathe. Though the clouds shade the night sky it’s…

Politics (for Dummies)

With the election just around the corner, the political sphere can seem overwhelming to navigate especially for first time voters. Don’t fret though! In this post, I’ll be giving a low-down on how Malaysian politics and the election works (just enough to get you started or at least maintain a conversation). Here in Malaysia, there…

Routine: A Mother’s Routine

Editor’s Note: I’m not crying! You are! Artist’s Note: It’s inspired by a best friend of mine who passed away. His mum would go to the hospital and visit him almost every day before his passing, which was her routine. But like everyone else as stated in the first few pictures, waking up, getting ready…

Routine: Just Another Day

Editor’s Note: Everyone’s given 24 hours in a day, it’s really what you do that counts. Zheryew’s piece demonstrates the perfect juxtaposition of incorporating madness within mundanity, and showcases how some routines may not be so simple, after all. If you’re looking for an accompanying soundtrack, here’s my personal suggestion.   Just another day. A:…

Why you will find LOVE again – The April Thematic Competition winner!

I met my ex-crush yesterday. By ‘ex-crush’ I mean she’s someone I liked a lot…but couldn’t get…and I’m with some other girl now but it’s not the same…because I’ll never love anyone else like I loved her; alright yes… …I still hopelessly crush on her and I always will but I’m obligated to behave like a…

This guy just won RM100! Find out how!

The winner for March’s thematic competition is Bryan Tan with his poem titled Rise of an ImagiNation! Honorable mention goes to Yau Jun Min’s “A Werewolf’s Lament”. Congratulations and watch out for our next competition coming soon! Check out the winning entry below! Isn’t it truly a wonder, For our careless minds to wander, To…

Theme of the Month – Stereotypes Winner

The first round of submissions for semester two for the Editors’ Monthly Submissions has come to an end. After receiving many submissions for this months theme, we have decided a winner! Van Hong Tan has been chosen as the winner with this poem titled ‘This Poison of Ours’ which brilliantly depicted our theme – Stereotypes. Should…