Mother, Am I Woman Now?

Mother, I wore that dress you bought, it’s pink, with frills around the bottom. You did my hair up in that ponytail and made me wear some lipstick. You told me girls are supposed to look pretty all the time. I’m five, but I hope I’m more of a girl now. Mother, it’s hard for…

MONCH! @ Luckin Kopi

*This article features a halal restaurant Located in the heart of KL, a cosy unassuming restaurant sits between rows of buildings in Jalan Panggong. The exterior of the restaurant is simple with a touch of traditional nostalgia as seen by the wooden details of the entrance.  We made the mistake of coming right during lunch…

Monash Sri Lankan Protest: Fighting for Home 

“You messed with the wrong generation.” Sri Lanka, the beautiful island nation in the heart of the Indian Ocean, currently faces the worst economic and political crisis since the country’s independence. Over 22 million people have been left to fend for their own without access to food, water, gas, electricity, and medicine, all by a…

Butterfly Effect: Phantom Limb

“You don’t want a sibling. They’re tedious, annoy the shit out of you and honestly if they’re younger than you, you might just end up taking care of them instead of your parents.”  A lot of people have told me how fortunate I am, having been born the only child, allowing myself to be the…

Butterfly Effect: The Road Taken Looks Real Good Now

I love the idea of filmmaking and storytelling. Always have, and probably always will. I love the way ideas, visions, dreams, come to life on the screen. The nuances in how emotion, setting, and ambience is portrayed in film. It’s something I could talk about for hours. And so naturally, when it came time for…

Butterfly Effect: Missing Signal(s)

What does it mean when someone texts you first?  Is it out of necessity because of work?  Is it out of boredom?  Is it the burning curiosity you have of someone else?  And what is the appropriate reaction anyway?  Do we reply politely? Do we leave them on read? Do we block and archive them…

April Thematic Month: Favorite Crime (Open to Submissions!)

“We need to talk. Look, it’s not you, it’s me…”  “Maybe we should take a break.”  “I love you… but…”  We’ve all been there. We’ve all heard the million and one iterations of this message. No matter how nicely they put it or how much they attempt to soften the blow by “wanting to stay…

Monash Career Peer (MCP) Soft Skills Workshop 2022

Monash Career Peer (MCP) soft skills workshop brought along with it a plethora of sage advice, guidelines as to how to learn to be a better human being not only in the workforce but just in your everyday life as well, along with thought-provoking entrepreneurial discussions. Our speaker for the second day of the seminar…

Humans of Monash: Nurul

“She’s into superstitions, black cats and voodoo dolls” She’s always had these two sides to her. Upon initial impression, one would perceive her as rather dreamy, a little ditzy, spontaneous, bright-eyed and bubbly. Essentially, what one would deem, the ever so controversial Manic Pixie Dream Girl. She would just randomly whip out her deck of…

Women’s March: In a delirium

I swipe. I swipe a lot. I swipe incessantly. I swipe so much that I hate myself for it but I can’t stop myself from it. The app, the people, the desires, needs, wants; the simplicity of it all makes it so accessible to construct a fantastical fictionalised reality for me. People become objects. I…

Therefore Cafe: Pi(nk)ture Perfect

Set against the backdrop of Menara Symphony Square’s grey steel-and-glass structure, Therefore Cafe’s (@therefore.cafe) iconic pink hue was a welcome reprieve from the drab and rainy Grab ride we had just endured. Well-known for its almost entirely pink-and-gold accented colour palette, Therefore Cafe has been featured in many Subang-ites Instagram feeds… but aesthetics aside, will…

MUSA Did What: Getting our S*** Together (MSC #2)

The moment that we have all been waiting for (and some have dreaded I’m sure) has finally arrived! 🤩 We are finally back on campus and able to meet each other without a screen separating us from our fellow peers. We hope that all freshies and old-timers have managed to navigate through Week 1 without…

MUSA Did What: New Year New Chaos (MSC #1)

Hello there everyone and welcome back to MUSA Did What 2022, featuring your all new Head Writer aka… me, Ashley. As I take charge of this running series of articles spilling all the MUSA tea, here is my solemn vow to you dear readers:  “I vow to report the truth and nothing but the truth,…

I sent out a survey to all the men who’ve ghosted me

As a 21-year-old in my physical prime and mental rock bottom, my ego could not handle being unwanted. So, I got a little passive-aggressive, neglected my social reputation and structured out a self-deprecating survey to send out to a handful of men who’ve ghosted me…