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…

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…

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…

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:…

Mubashshira’s Full Glam Transformation!

Editor’s Note: In a world that’s so divided between those who prefer women ‘in their natural, makeup free’ state, and the women (and men) who pack on a beacon’s worth of light on their cheekbones, we were pleasantly surprised at an entry that celebrates the latter. Mubashshira’s fantastic recreation of NikkieTutorials’ *inhales* blue -spotlight-halo-smokey-eye-look showcases…

Obsession: Vined

Editor’s Note: For our very first thematic month competition, we’ve decided to explore the extremely personal theme of ‘Obsession’. After much internal deliberation, we settled on Katherine Khaw’s ‘Vined’, a delicate poem that not only showcases her obsession and adoration, but successfully blurs the fine line between a gentle caress and a chokehold. Perhaps, she’s…