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Losing the human touch

By DAVID LIAN alltherage@thestar.com.my Recently at a dinner, I observed what’s become a pretty common sight these days – a boy of 12 or 13 kept playing with his iPhone throughout dinner. Now that probably isn’t such a bad thing for some people except that everyone at the table was doing it, too! This scenario […]

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Merdeka Down Under

By IAN YEE We always joke about the stereotypical Malaysian student who returns overseas from an overseas university– we tease them over their accents (whether they acquired one or not) or whenever they order a “cafe latte” because, you know, “kopi O” just isn’t good enough for them now. Okay, so maybe some of them […]

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Instrumentalist extraordinaire

By NASA MARIA ENTABAN alltherage@thestar.com.my WHENEVER Nisa Addina Mohd Taufik picks up her violin and begins to play, she gets chills up and down her spine. As it turns out, so does everyone who listens to her – including the judges who awarded her three gold medals awardsat the World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) […]

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Proud to be Malaysian

By NASA MARIA ENTABAN, SHARMILA NAIR, IAN YEE and MARCIA ANNE GANDHI THERE has never been a better time to be a young Malaysian than now. Information about anything you want comes at the tips of your fingers, there are vast career opportunities all over the world as well as in Malaysia, back homeand most […]

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Picture perfect landscapes

  By JASON GOH SOMETIMES, while travelling, you will come to a place with a breathtaking scene. Whether it’s a skyscraper, or rolling hills and valley, or just a busy street with colourful billboards and lights, these sceneries make for perfect pictures. And what better way to show them off than to use them in […]

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Express Yourself

THREE years ago, Ray William Johnson was just a regular guy with a video camera, an Internet connection, and an opinion. Today, he has almost five million subscribers on YouTube. Every video he puts up gets millions of views and here’s the kicker: All he does is review clips that go viral, twice a week. […]

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Sing it loud

By MARCIA ANNE GANDHI IF YOU fancy yourself musically talented, there is another platform for you to impress someone … who knows, it could lead to stardom. But for starters, you have to get into an audition to perform at the AloudAsia showcase – a bi-monthly stage for established, upcoming and undiscovered Malaysian musical acts […]

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Pasar project

By ZAIN HD RANDOM Alphabets is known for its flashmob projects, but we started a website last year to compile the best of the best at Ramadan bazaars in the Klang Valley. Everyone goes to Ramadan bazaars, this month, and we wanted the portal to be the space for people to submit short reviews of […]

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Clothes make the show

By AISHA HASSAN AS all the MY Challenge finalists slave over their upcoming performances for the Sept 10 grand finals, it seems there’s a lot more on their minds than just staying on pitch or pulling off the perfect dance moves. The Olympics-inspired inter-school talent competition is no doubt about, well, talent – but their […]

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Clothes make the show

By AISHA HASSAN AS all the MY Challenge finalists slave over their upcoming performances for the Sept 10 grand finals, it seems there’s a lot more on their minds than just staying on pitch or pulling off the perfect dance moves. The Olympics-inspired inter-school talent competition is no doubt about, well, talent – but their […]

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Special Effects

THERE are a lot of ways you can make your photographs look interesting, and these days many compact cameras come with settings that allow you to create special effects. Some cameras these days come with “filters” which allow you to take a photo of the same subject or scenery, but with different “looks”. Here are […]

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Pasar project

By ZAIN HD RANDOM Alphabets is known for its flashmob projects, but we started a website last year to compile the best of the best at Ramadan bazaars in the Klang Valley. Everyone goes to Ramadan bazaars, this month, and we wanted the portal to be the space for people to submit short reviews of […]

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Express Yourself

By NASA MARIA ENTABAN THREE years ago, Ray William Johnson was just a regular guy with a video camera, an Internet connection, and an opinion. Today, he has almost five million subscribers on YouTube. Every video he puts up gets millions of views and here’s the kicker: All he does is review clips that go […]

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Sing it loud

By MARCIA ANNE GANDHI IF YOU fancy yourself musically talented, there is another platform for you to impress someone … who knows, it could lead to stardom. But for starters, you have to get into an audition to perform at the AloudAsia showcase – a bi-monthly stage for established, upcoming and undiscovered Malaysian musical acts […]

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No dodging this

By IAN YEE DODGEBALL is back, and in a big way, too! The Figos Dodgeball Carnival in Selangor last Saturday saw the debut of the Taylor’s Lakeside Storm dodgeball club’s awesome new jersey … which has the R.AGE logo on it! We’ll have our logo on that Manchester United kit in no time. The Storm […]

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