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August 2011 Textile Talk during Textile Museum

August 17, 2011 during 12:00 pm

The Textile Museum in Kuala Lumpur will be organising a speak on a correct ways of restraining a ‘kain samping‘, an decoration that is typically ragged with a Baju Melayu. The Baju Melayu is a normal Malay outfit for men. Literally famous as ‘Malay shirt’, a Baju Melayu is done out of dual parts. The initial partial is a baju itself, that is routinely prolonged sleeved with a lifted unbending collar famous as a cekak musang. The second partial of a outfit is of march a prolonged pants that goes with it. The ‘kain samping‘ is a square of cloth customarily done out of songket cloth or kain sarung that is folded around a wearer’s waist.

The Baju Melayu might differ from state to state, nonetheless a ubiquitous pattern stays a same. For example, in a state of Johor, a kain samping or kain sarung is ragged next a baju instead of above it. Another disproportion is that a baju itself does not have a cekak musang collar. Instead, a opening is hemmed with unbending stitching famous as tulang belut (literally eel’s spine) and ends with a tiny loop during a tip of one side to fit a unaccompanied dress stud. This character is famous as a Teluk Belanga style, believed to be designed by Sultan Abu Bakar’s aides to commemorate a pierce of Johor’s executive collateral from Teluk Belanga in Singapore to Tanjung Puteri in 1886, that was afterwards renamed as Johor Bahru.

Textile Talk during Textile Museum

Who says Baju Melayu is usually for grown-ups? Kids these days can also demeanour intelligent in a full Baju Melayu attire

The importance of a speak will be some-more on a opposite ways of restraining a kain samping. Led by En. Muhamad Sharif bin Othman, also famous as Arif D’Tanjong, it will see a orator touching on ominous areas such as a opposite designs that one tie a fabric. He will also denote a opposite designs like ‘ayam teleng‘, ‘kelopak jantung‘, ‘untian kasih‘ (which is routinely ragged by bridegrooms), ‘ombak beralun‘, ‘ikat gulung‘ and other styles. The speak will be hold on 19th Aug 2011 during Galeri Saindera during 10.30 am. There is a assign of RM 20 for any member as any of them will also accept a kain samping as a nominal gift. For those who are meddlesome in participating, registration is required. Please call or email Pn. Nor Asmah during [email protected] or 019 366 7275. Alternatively, registration can also be done by contacting En. Syahrul during 012 674 2512 for some-more information.

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Ramadan Television Ad Issue

August 19, 2011 during 4:10 pm

We are impending a finish of this year’s Ramadan month, and those who have been watching this holy Muslim month are expecting Hari Raya. Like each other year, Ramadan in Malaysia is noted by a array of activities – fasting, a Ramadan bazaars, a daily prayers, and Kampung Baru’s bubur lambuk. This year’s Ramadan, however, will always be a bit some-more singular all since of an occurrence that occurred during a start of this holy month. Ramadan and Hari Raya is a large thing for Malaysians in general, utterly same to Christmas for Americans, so companies will customarily ready special ads to symbol these dual occasions. Some of these ads have been good perceived by Malaysians as they struck a chord in a society’s psyche.

A Ramadan concert during Kampung Baru Kuala Lumpur

This year though, we feel that one sold media entity’s ‘public use reminders’ form a ideal instance to illustrate how applicable a holy month indeed is for a whole tellurian race. Ramadan is dedicated to speculation and prayer, in hopes that amiability will concentration on constructive and village efforts instead of meditative of ways and reasons to grocer one another. We feel that this is indeed a good thing, as it indeed promotes suspicion and a larger understanding, that in time will lead to knowledge and enlightenment, as against to ridiculous efforts that benefit zero though a gibe of your possess community, not to discuss open gibe worldwide, interjection to a invention of a Internet and YouTube.

A proffer prepare scheming a Ramadan speciality, bubur lambok during Kampung Baru mosque

So it is with a hold of irascibility and in a suggestion of use that we prominence this whole episode. We do this not since we are angry or wish to justice controversy, though since we feel we learn from a mistakes, or improved yet, others’ mistakes. If we find to cover adult a mistakes, afterwards we will never learn nor progress, that we feel, is are a values that Ramadan promotes.

Like it or not, this ad issue, for improved or worse, has turn something a universe remembers about Malaysia. Let us all wish that with a flitting of this year’s Ramadan, everybody of us has gained during slightest a bit of bargain and knowledge from this and that a subsequent time a universe hears about Malaysia, it will not be about an ill-conceived array of ads.

Oh yes, and let us also wish subsequent year’s Ramadan and Hari Raya ads are reduction argumentative and as equally, if not, some-more entertaining. Although a ads are no longer accessible for observation in YouTube, a news story about a whole thing is available. Feel giveaway to watch it and learn from someone else’s mistake.

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ToyRebels: Toys with a Twist

August 20, 2011 during 8:36 pm

Having prolonged been a stopover between East and West, Malaysia has always been open to change from both regions. Malaysian flower by embracing these several influences, and many of a things we do, contend and eat mostly have roots in lost lands. In Malaysia, even children learn about opposite places and cultures during a immature age, nonetheless they competence not realize it. How? Through what they watch on television.

A full sized Iron Man costume, with a ToyRebels disdainful painting

The fun thing about flourishing adult in a nation like Malaysia, generally in a final 30 years has to be a accumulation of radio entertainment, generally for children. Not carrying a sepulchral film or animation attention during that time, Malaysia resorted to bringing in cartoons from abroad. Generations of children have grown adult with a antics of a Bugs Bunny and a rest of a Loony Toons pleasantness of Warner Bros., a whole expel of Hannah Barbara cartoons, and of course, a poetic angel tales of Disney. But Malaysia did not customarily demeanour West for entertainment, and so people here are also lustful fans of Japanese anime and characters such as Doraemon and Ultraman are so renouned that they are used in merchandising of several bland products.

The downside of flourishing adult here though, was some of a toys of a cartoons shown were not as straightforwardly accessible as they were in their local lands. Toys were indeed accessible here in Malaysia, though children had to rest on kin or friends who holidayed abroad to get their hands on a singular collectible or something unequivocally special. Then in a 1980s, hobby shops sprung up, though many compulsory business to pre sequence and a preference of toys on offer was singular to what network a emporium had. It was rather hapless that many of these hobby shops are no longer operating.

A reproduction of Magneto’s helmet

So what’s a Malaysian to do when we wish to get your hands on some toys these days? The answer is simple. Talk to a ToyRebels. With a tagline of Fiction Meets Reality, this online sell store offers a mindboggling operation of collectibles and movement figures. And if we wish that tough to get item, only hit them with your ask and if it is out there, they will be means to get it for you. One of a some-more engaging things about ToyRebels is a unequivocally disdainful equipment that interest to adult collectors, such as replicas of equipment used in vital movies. These operation from a weapons and armour used in Lord of a Rings trilogy, a lethal though cold gadgets used by a Predator in a hunt for humans and aliens, and of course, Star Wars stuff, artefacts from a universe far, distant away. Items such as these are not your standard Toys R Us products and customarily cost several thousands of ringgit.

A portrayal finished by ToyRebels of Captain America that poses an intriguing question

But ToyRebels are not only about toys it seems, a people behind ToyRebels are also organisation believers that comics and cartoons are partial of a art world. ToyRebels have also instituted a fledgling art plan that combines toys and normal art to form specialty brew media works of art. These works offer as a approach of inspiring discuss about a purpose of toys in a multitude and are utterly eyecatching too!

ToyRebels can be found during www.toyrebels.com

An disdainful portrayal finished by ToyRebels incorporating an disdainful reproduction of a palladium core reactor

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Telekom Museum

Trace a growth of Malaysia by a expansion of telecommunications during this old-fashioned museum.

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The Many Things That Aku Cinta (I Love)

August 4, 2011 during 3:00 pm

The Malaysia.com group was recently invited to examination a prolongation by ACX and klpac entitled ‘Aku Cinta XXX‘, that recently usually finished a run during The Actors Studio during Lot 10. Some might consider that it might have something to do with stories of adore and profanation or even murder, others might consider it might be associated to another play called ‘Terima Kasih Cinta‘, that was a low-pitched entertainment instrumentation hold during Istana Budaya progressing this year.

The uncover is all about Malaysia and a people of Malaysia. There were not many things that a expel members, done adult of Ceci Yong, Easee Gan and Jinnie Lim, missed out in their declarations of adore for all things Malaysian. Cafes like Old Town White Coffee, Pappa Rich and Secret Recipe done into their list of a things they adore about Malaysia. So did UPSR, PMR, SPM and STPM as good as iconic landmarks and cities such as Puduraya and Putrajaya. Food things like ulam, sambal belacan, cencaluk, nasi lemak, cendol, bak kut teh, nasi briyani, burn kuey teow and many some-more was also mentioned as some of a things that they adore here in Malaysia.

Aku Cinta XXX

Ceci Yong and Easee Gan doing a ‘Dikir Barat’ opening while Jinnie Lim takes a lead on vocals

There were no extensive dialogues, no plots and no elaborate theatre settings, usually a sentiments of these people oral out shrill for all to hear and know. Members of a expel highlighted a few of a many poignant events that took place around a world, from healthy disasters like a vital earthquakes that shook Japan and New Zealand to a impersonal electrocute of youths in Norway. Though many of a issues highlighted were no shouting matter, a expel managed to make it into a fun event as they acted out a events in an enchanting way. In a after partial of a show, members of a expel also gave their views and opinions on some of a issues that took place in Malaysia, like a emanate of mind empty that a nation is confronting as good as a Obedient Wives Club that was recently shaped to quell a problem of intrigue husbands.

In a way, a whole uncover felt some-more of like a pity event of all a things that many of us in Malaysia were unprotected to when flourishing up. Not all of them grew adult reading comics like Dennis a Menace or books like a Famous Five, yet many of them grew adult examination cartoons like Ninja Turtle, Thundercats, Popeye a Sailorman, Sonic a Hedgehog and even Doraemon! Many might remember a certain form of burble resin that came with a proxy tattoo or a personification cards like ‘Happy Family’ and ‘Old Maid’. Some of us might also remember a multi-layered pencil box with ‘hidden’ compartments, usually permitted when a certain symbol is pressed. There was also a opposite shapes of erasers, temperament a opposite flags of a states in Malaysia. As we listened to a expel members reciting a things that they desired during a 80s, it evoked many of my possess childhood memories.

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Jinnie Lim and Ceci Yong holding turns to lean Easee Gan like a pendulum in one partial of a show

I once listened an familiarity of cave criticism that here in Malaysia, we have utterly a series of open holidays. As we listened to a 3 members of a expel recite a list of vital holidays that they love, we can't assistance yet to agree. The expel members also brought adult other issues that many people would have faced during a certain indicate in their life. Sex, being everyone’s many favourite as good as a argumentative issue, was also presented despite a really engaging way. As dual of them take turns to lean their crony between them, one of them gave a digression on a list of things that they adore about a other chairman – from a tip of that person’s hair right down to a toes of a person’s feet. Certain sentiments were steady few times via this part, that could be an bid to stress on a abyss of a person’s feelings towards someone when they tumble in love.

I contingency admit, there are certain segments of a uncover that left me wondering as to a purpose of conveying their opinions in that sold manner. For example, when Easee Gan was presenting a few of a internal issues to a audience, a remaining expel members, Ceci Yong and Jinnie Lim granted a credentials ‘music’ by knocking on a steel frames of a theatre props. Though Gan was regulating a microphone to give his comments, a knocking was rather unfortunate and during times did drown out Gan’s voice. Another partial was where a 3 of them ran around a stage, looking really mislaid and confused. It felt that a movement did not minister anything to a summary that they were perplexing to give.

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Easee Gan giving his views on some of a internal issues while a other dual drum divided on a theatre prop

One of a improved tools of a uncover that was my favourite was a partial where a 3 of them steady a slight – some arrange of a ‘mime’ opening where they acted out a theatre in a life of a operative adult. It struck a informed chord with me, as we feel during times we get so held adult in a work life that infrequently we remove lane of what is critical in a life other than work – spending time with a desired ones and friends. There was also a dancing section, where any of them danced with their possess hypothetical partner. As they strut with their partners, they settled a things that they adore their partners for; a fact that he is friendly, a leisure that she enjoys even yet she is in a relationship, a tiny things that she can do with her tiny finger and many more.

There are times when we feel like I’m examination a garland of kids behaving on stage. The appetite that they arrangement never seem to fall, yet usually stand higher. They might be sweating or sleepy from jumping around, yet it never shows. Given a fact that they were jumping or prancing around many of a show, we was really astounded to see them doing a behind flips enthusiastically towards a finish of a performance. The 3 of them were doing a behind flips invariably and it went on for during slightest 5 mins before a uncover ended. we feel, it is expel members’ loyalty to creation this a heart-warming pity event that done it such an interesting show. Though it might not be another award-winning production, a uncover has positively achieved a purpose, and that is to accurately indicate out a really things that us Malaysians adore and loathe.

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The expel members miming their daily work day routine. Here, they are soaking their faces before holding their bath

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