Stories

Imagine hunting for sharks. Now thinking bigger – think whales. Whaling is the act of hunting whales (duh!) for their meat and oil. While the practice has been recorded as far back as 5,000 years ago, industrial whaling only began somewhere in the 17th century, leading to competitive national whaling industries in the 18th and [...]

Model behaviour

Posted: 15th April 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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Stories by JC LAM alltherage@thestar.com.my EVER since she was a five-year-old growing up in Kajang, Selangor, Sheena Liam’s mother had always believed she would someday be a model. And last Wednesday, Liam, 22, proved a mother’s always right by bagging the top prize in the season finale of reality modelling competition Asia’s Next Top Model [...]

Write time to play

Posted: 15th April 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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IMAGINE getting professional help (not that kind) to write your own theatre play, and then have it performed in a public read – by professional actors – at the 2014 George Town Festival in Penang directed by the award-winning Claire Wong! Well, thanks to the Islands and Cities: A Penang/Singapore Youth Playwriting Immersion Workshop project, [...]

By VIVIENNE WONG alltherage@thestar.com.my WHAT started out as a Global Perspectives class project, eventually became Alyssa Choo’s ticket to the 2014 THIMUN Qatar Northwestern University Film Competition after the 15-year-old Malaysian student – studying in Singapore’s United World College Of South East Asia – discovered that her video, The Technological Trail, was nominated alongside four [...]

Younger side of jazz

Posted: 14th April 2014 by R.AGE in Events, Stories
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By LIM MAY LEE alltherage@thestar.com.my YOUTH. Jazz. Not two words you would usually find paired together, but the World Youth Jazz Festival (WYJF) – held on May 2-4 every year – is cultivating a beautiful friendship between young people and the sophisticated sounds of jazz. WYJF, founded by Datuk Nik Azmi, started in 2012 under [...]

Smells like youth spirit

Posted: 14th April 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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By LIM MAY LEE alltherage@thestar.com.my YOUTHS here struggle to simply be heard which is probably the consequence of being represented by people who are not quite as youthful as one might hope (the official definition of “youth” in Malaysia is people between 15 and 40 years old). Let’s just say, it’s debatable how clued in [...]

Blading all over the world

Posted: 14th April 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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By JAYDEE LOK alltherage@thestar.com.my EVER dreamt of getting paid to travel the world to make videos of yourself skating with your friends? If so, you’d be envious of Richie Eisler then. Voted the top blader (or in-line skater) of the year (alongside fellow pro-blader Franky Morales), Eisler stopped by Malaysia last week to flaunt some [...]

Goals galore

Posted: 14th April 2014 by R.AGE in Events, Stories
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By SAMUEL LEE alltherage@thestar.com.my WITH the 2014 FIFA World Cup just two months away, sportswear giant Nike decided to hype things up for local young footballers by launching a new challenge in Kuala Lumpur called Winner Stays. Teams participating in the challenge will compete in teams of five, and they will be playing in an [...]

By JC LAM alltherage@thestar.com.my SURE, they have collectively amassed millions of viewers and subscribers on their YouTube channels, making each and every one of them celebrities in their own right. But a YouTuber’s path to online stardom is not paved in glitter and gold – especially now. International YouTube stars David Choi, Kina Grannis, Madilyn [...]

Story and photos by DENIELLE LEONG brats@thestar.com.my WE’VE seen the professionals do it. This time, the entertainment arts diploma students at KDU University College got to take centre stage to show off what they’ve got in their very first production My Life Is Like Broadway Musicals. Staged late last month at Damansara Performing Arts Centre [...]