Readers ‘From Out-er Space’ at Readings@Seksan
There’s a new sound system for the Readings@Seksan — better audio for the hearing-challenge (not impaired) like me.
Met Amir Muhammad for the umpteenth time. I said hi, yet didn’t bother to start a small-talk, since I don’t know what to start with; then I remember how cool his collection of short fiction is at British Council Malaysia: A City of Shared Stories – Kuala Lumpur — which I don’t even try to bring it up. The hot weather must have mired my brain signals. Catch-up with his short fiction at @amirmu.
On hindsight, maybe I should have brought up the story about how my past ex-gf, Ebb (not Sue, she ‘likes’ him) hated — or is it hates — you. Or at least the character of the Malaysian Linguistic Association (MALAS), the overly censorious Ambi Mohan. Satire is a fine art, Malaysian in overall are easily duped (even with an overtly mainstream propaganda). Just google Ambi Mohan, you get what I mean.
Alright, back to Readings. Here’s the February readers:
Damyanti Ghosh — wonderful rendering of her writing;
Chaizani Mohd Shamsudin — read an excerpt from her book: From Out-er Space. Bottoms up for ‘What Happened to Your Bottom?’. Bought her book, didn’t manage to get this USM English Lecturer’s autograph. She’s already left during the second part.
Jamie Khoo — on self-discovery, excerpt from her book: PARIS — as in “I want to be like PARIS HILTON!”;
David Lai — on his autobiography, which I found the bit about mudra a little ‘monotonous’;
Datuk Dr. Shanmugalingam — instant favourite on his short fiction of a blonde boy in kampung village during the Japanese occupation of Malaya. Amusing, yet the end is a tragic story — in a very humourous way;
Eeleen Lee — read an excerpt from her unpublished book.
Readings@Seksan as always — good ambiance, despite the hot weather.
After asar prayer at Masjid in Bangsar, I went to Rock Corner at The Gardens for my 65daysofstatic and Placebo ticket. And that very day 65daysofstatic announced its asia-pacific tour cancellation. Bummer.
The ‘Cut Out’ design magazine is a local publication. Good found at Basheer Graphic Books, The Borders. I was searching for I.D. Magazine last issue, but found that magazine instead.
I.D. (1954-2009) was the oldest product design magazine in the country. The oldest design magazine in the country would be Print, which has been in publication continuously since 1940. The January/February issue of I.D. will be its last; subscribers to I.D. will receive Print magazine for the balance of their subscription.