By VIVIENNE WONG FUTURISTIC and simple, but with more detailed fabrication. These are just some of the words used by Yona Yuliani Hutari to describe her designs which won her the Emerging Designer of the Year award (and cash prize of RM15,000) at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz Stylo Fashion Grand Prix last month. The 21-year-old [...]

Green matters

Posted: 22nd April 2014 by R.AGE in BRATs, Stories
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By DENIELLE LEONG and SATHESH RAJ Photos by DENIELLE LEONG WHEN two BRATs found out that they were going to Kota Kinabalu (KK), Sabah, for an event that aims to expose Gen Y to environmental issues in greater detail, they were rather skeptical at first. These haze-stricken Peninsula kids genuinely thought they’d seen it [...]

By JC LAM LAST week, our cover story featured Sheena Liam’s Asia’s Next Top Model win and how it provided her the opportunity of a lifetime to model in London. Well, for the young local playwriting community, that equivalent comes in the form of Islands and Cities: A Penang/Singapore Youth Playwriting Immersion Workshop. Before [...]

Bijak Pandai: Heartbleed

Posted: 22nd April 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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If you have been on the internet lately and surfing through websites like PC Mag and CNET, you would have come across the term Heartbleed, a computer bug that has put Internet security at risk. The bug is so serious that it is being called the “worse security flaw in Internet history”, as it affects [...]

#Selfie culture

Posted: 22nd April 2014 by R.AGE in BRATs
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By ANN-MARIE KHOR PRETTY much everyone – from politicians and celebrities to, well, even my parents – has taken a selfie before. Even the Oxford dictionary added the word to their databse last year, an indicator of how prevalent selfies have become. In fact, right now on Instagram, there are 96,437,563 photos (and counting!) [...]

Stories by VIVIENNE WONG TEAM Malaysia aren’t the only ones flying the flag for Malaysian cheerleading. Local semi-professional teams compete at international tournaments quite frequently these days, and just a few weeks back, Team EMAS (Extreme Malaysia All Stars) won big at the Asia Cheerleading Invitational Championships (ACIC) in Singapore. EMAS’ senior and open [...]

Brain and brawn

Posted: 22nd April 2014 by R.AGE in Stories
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By CHRISTINE CHEAH MALAYSIAN mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Ann Osman might be making headlines the world over with her fledgling yet eye-catching career recently, but the truth is, the sport has been growing slowly but surely over the past few years now. In fact, there is an increasing number of young people who [...]

Story and photos by DENIELLE LEONG LOVERS of the arts and budding performers can rejoice at the installation of new endeavour TheatreThreeSixty. Founded by Christopher Ling, Alex Chua, Nandang Abdul Rahman and Nicole Ann Thomas, this spanking new performing arts company promises to ramp up the excitement in the local scene. Ling revealed that [...]

By LIM MAY LEE IT’S my first time in a musical and I can’t really act,” revealed singer-songwriter Foo Bihzhu, better known in the local music scene simply as Bihzhu, frankly and self-deprecatingly. She has paid her dues, of course, with the release of her debut album Nightingale Tales three years ago, a musical [...]

Stories by VIVIENNE WONG FOR many, Disney World in Florida, the United States is “the happiest place on earth” – and it’s particularly true for the five cheerleaders of Team Malaysia because it’s the venue for this year’s International Cheer Union (ICU) World Cheerleading Championships. The girls – Theng Kai Yee, 17, Yap Kah [...]