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I’m Popular for Being Unpopular

So what’s my problem here? Not being able to catch up on the latest K-dramas because I’m not interested? Not being able to apply mascara without twitching every 2 seconds with a brush that I think will stab me to death? Playing MMORPGs in the early hours of the morn while others are busy sleeping (is that the sun already?)?

I have never been part of the in-crowd because of my peculiar hobbies and likings. Many of you will be thinking, “Sure everyone’s different in their own way, you’re just not meeting people of your own crowd.” And the list goes on and on and on. To be basically honest, I’ve only been known as the odd duck of the bunch. Most of my friends now are so into makeup tutorials, newest Korean dramas, while I sit here in my room giggling at the chats that I have with people online. People face this issue when they reach the age of realization of having a liking towards different things. But I was at that point when I was merely about 7 years old.

Not only were the things I like different from others, even my language was alien to most of my peers. Going to a Chinese school, people expected you to speak Mandarin, of course. I, on the other hand, have been exposed to English most of the time growing up. So when I couldn’t communicate well with others through my usage of English, I had a rather rough time with everyone around me, and I stayed silent for most of my schooling time because I couldn’t converse naturally in the lingua franca of the school. Which is the basis of how I started being unpopular, just because I was a tad (if not, a lot) different from what people usually are.

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Haru Kirst

Full-time uni student, part-time artist who just wants to write and write and sleep and write.

Coffee For Love

May (Tiffany Maree Lim) and Ryan (Alex Vorosmarthy) find themselves in a difficult situation concerning their relationship.

 

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Darius Shu

22-year-old songwriter, cinematographer and photographer who believes in writing melodic catchy songs and creating beautiful visual storytelling.

An Open Letter – Dear You

Dear Reader,

Your life is what you do to define its worth.

In case you have not been told, you do not need to bow down to anything that is said of you, anyone’s opinions of you or what they expect you to be. This is in regard if you really have put in a hundred percent of excellence in your effort to reach your dreams and goals.

Do not let anyone make you second-guess your potential to live a life you envision because the only person that will cling onto your dreams with all your heart is yourself. How much you believe in yourself and how wise you are in charting out your time for the things that matter; these decisions are in your hands. It’s all about what you do with what you have now that will matter so get up and do it.

Use what you have to gather even more resources for the future and make peace with your past. Let not past mistakes and failures become a baggage you carry into your new Utopia, but let those shortcomings be your testimony for victorious living and turn it into a secure shield that prevents you from making similar faults.

You can choose. Why? Because this is your life, and how you live it should never be dictated by other people’s standards. In this, be thoroughly true to yourself. Your life is the only masterpiece you will ever fully own and one that you have utmost control of, so make it what you want it to be.

Make it bright; make it beautiful, and make it shine.

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Josephine Phang

A Penangite and classified Ambivert. Also a dreamer, a writer, a novel enthusiast (think Amy Tan & Mitch Albom), an amateur shutterbug, and a future self-employed, wanderlust.

INTRIGUE

Aarathi is never satisfied with how her husband, Sid, treats her. But Sid has his own ways to keep their relationship together. In this psychological thriller, discover what Sid’s extend is to ensure Aarathi stays with him.

 

Darius Shu

22-year-old songwriter, cinematographer and photographer who believes in writing melodic catchy songs and creating beautiful visual storytelling.

MELAKA

Melaka is a Malaysian state on the Malay Peninsula’s southwest coast with a rich historical and cultural background from previous Portuguese, Dutch and British rule. The city center was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in July 2008. Visiting Melaka is a unique experience. We spent around 8 hours wandering around. We met lots of people and enjoyed the vibes. This is what we saw.

 

The Perimeter

A film project based on storytelling. We're 17-year-old Malaysian YouTubers capturing moments through adventure and travelling.

Blurred Reflection

Grueling self reflection.

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Kingston Lo

Hailing from Penang, Kingston has a knack for street photography. Besides that, Kingston also loves fashion, especially avant-garde fashion from the likes of Yohji Yamamoto and COMME des GARÇONS.

10 Things I’ve Learned in the F&B Business

Have you ever wanted to venture into the interesting world of F&B business? GREAAAAT. This post is perfect for you. If not, you still can read it if you ever want to venture into any businesses as it is somewhat applicable.

For those who do not know, I’ve co-founded an F&B business called Gee & Geek Restaurant Cafe last year. It was an idea my friend and I talked about over our breakfast sessions. We both knew that we wanted to explore this whole new world that we have never been in before. We had a bit of savings since I’ve been teaching private tuitions for a couple of years and he has made a fortune with his sales skills. We were both 23 years young and full of dreams. To cut the whole long story short, our idea of starting a Chap Fan store became a Mamak and eventually became a Restaurant Café. Go big or go home right?

So here it goes-

 

1. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE “HUSTLE MENTALITY”, DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT GETTING INVOLVED IN IT.

Be ready to lose sleep. You’ll encounter all kind of problems that’ll keep you up till ungodly hours. If you can’t get back up after being knocked down a hundred and one times in a day, don’t get into it.

 

2. YOU ARE MARRIED TO YOUR BUSINESS PARTNERS.

Think of a marriage- when there are things that can’t be talked out with your spouse, the marriage will fall apart. Everything in the business shouldn’t be hidden from your business partners and you’ve to sort out problems between each other for things to work out. If you don’t look forward to seeing their face daily, think twice about working together with them. You want to be proud of them being your #squadgoals.

 
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Ivan Lim

Engineering student. Tuition teacher. Business owner. Skyward's. Forever chasing after adventures to entertain my ADHD mind. Believes that life is God's given grace to humanity so #makeitcount.

Asia & Europe

Photography is one of the things I enjoy doing while constantly hopping between two continents; Asia and Europe.

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Mai Calvin

21-year-old EEE student at University of Manchester. Believes that creativity comes from imagination.

Skin Diary

A post on Tumblr reads, “You can either be a work of art or wear one…”, so I did.

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Seng Hoo Lee

A pizza-eating axe murderer who seeks to kill anyone that has never read books written by Haruki Murakami... and a disorderly self-taught face & body painter.