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Stories by JC LAM alltherage@thestar.com.my TRADING card game (TCG) Magic: The Gathering is a big deal. To put it in perspective, Magic has replaced popular board game Monopoly as Hasbro’s best-selling game. “It’s a big achievement for us involved in the game,” said Wilkin Chan, 34, Asia Pacific senior brand manager for Wizards of the [...]

Custom craftsman

Posted: 22nd July 2014 by R.AGE in Get Personal, Stories
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By JAYDEE LOK alltherage@thestar.com.my WHILE most Industrial Design graduates sit behind desks to create their designs with computer-aided software, Dan Saleh, 25, is taking a more hands-on approach to his career and is bringing his designs to life, one piece at a time. The designer craftsman’s workshop can be found on the porch of his [...]

Join the BRATs!

Posted: 22nd July 2014 by R.AGE in BRATs, Stories
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WE’RE looking for the best teen journalists from around the country to join our BRATs young journalist programme, and if you think you fit that description, send us an application! We have just two more workshops this year in September and December, where you’ll not only get to learn from editors, journalists, photographers and videographers [...]

MOST people pick up trading card games like Magic: The Gathering just for fun. But there are those, even locally, whose passion for the game takes them to a whole new level – the world stage. Joe Soh, 25, and Ikmal Nasir, 28, both regularly compete at Magic tournaments overseas, including the high-level Grand Prix [...]

Singing sisters

Posted: 22nd July 2014 by R.AGE in BRATs, Stories
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By DENIELLE LEONG brats@thestar.com.my Photos by DANIEL SUBRAMANIAM IT was just three years ago when The Impatient Sisters first performed live on online indie music platform The Wknd. Now, sisters Soraya, Nazeera and Irena Taib already have an album – written and produced on their own, in true indie spirit – under their belt. So [...]

By VIVIENNE WONG alltherage@thestar.com.my WOULD you be able to tell the difference between coconut milk and soya bean? Or keropok lekor and papadum? Well, some of the urban Malaysians on season one of Kampung Quest couldn’t. Inspired by reality shows Survivor, The Amazing Race and Big Brother, Kampung Quest – currently in its second season [...]

Pets’ day out

Posted: 22nd July 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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Here are a few other pet-friendly restaurants and cafés around the Klang Valley. However, your canine or feline companions are only permitted in the outdoor areas of these establishments, except for boatHouse Restaurant & Bar. Fat Spoon Cafe 73, Jalan SS21/1A Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya, Selangor Tel: 03-7728 3323 The Bee F-85.G.1 (K-2A-G) Palm Square, [...]

Party animals

Posted: 22nd July 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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By HENG WEI ANN, KOAY VI VIAN and VIVIENNE WONG alltherage@thestar.com.my SOME restaurants, cafés and pubs have always been pet-friendly, but Lilo Art Café, Blink Pets Bakery and Hop Hop Cafe, among others, have all upped the ante by allowing pets to roam freely around their eateries. Now, you don’t have to keep your pets [...]

Fun with film

Posted: 15th July 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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By JAYDEE LOK alltherage@thestar.com.my FILM gives you more,” believes Paul Gadd. “You can play around more, and it’s easier to control.” With nearly 16 years of experience shooting professionally and having his work published in the likes of Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar and The International Herald Tribune, you’d best believe the man knows what he’s [...]

Millennial takeover

Posted: 15th July 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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By JAYDEE LOK alltherage@thestar.com.my HAVE you ever dreamt of being an MTV VJ? What about having an all-access pass for the next MTV World Stage to report on all the backstage action? If your answers are yes, then you might be about to get your lucky break. The annual MTV World Stage concert returns to [...]