On March 16th, I attended a book tour for Marco Ferrarese’s new book, Banana Punk Rawk Trails. I’ve heard of Marco Ferrarese since I first saw his book, Nazi Goreng at MPH Bookstore and thought it’s a clever play on the word ‘Nasi Goreng‘ but with an interesting yet controversial story – about Malaysia’s Nazi-Skinhead culture and international drug smuggling ring. The book was translated to Malay by Dubook Press but then the news came saying it’s banned. I have yet to read that book. (more…)
Oh, gosh, it’s March already? I haven’t posted anything on this blog for a whole month. I’ve been sick for two weeks and then busy with other stuff as well. I also had a birthday trip to KL which ended up being horrible but talk about that another time.
If you haven’t read, last month I wrote about Uber Ipoh that was available for the entire month of February. I was invited to their launch party earlier last month that’s supposed to be posted right after but unfortunately, I got sick. I read that they’ve decided to extend their stay in Ipoh! How awesome! I have yet to try Uber Ipoh but I will soon hopefully. I wanted to a few times before but there weren’t any cars available at that time.
But I did try my first Uber ride in KL! I’ll write about that later.
Oh and there’s also a special Uber promo code at the end of this blog 😉 (more…)
Netflix Malaysia is now available! Say wuuuuuut?!
Yes, Netflix is now available in Malaysia starting from RM33 to RM51 per month. This news came as a surprise to me a few days ago when someone mentioned it in the comment section at my post about How To Watch Netflix in Malaysia. That was when Netflix was still restricted in Malaysia and you need to bypass it with a DNS/VPN.
There’s another unpleasant news for current Netflix US subscribers (like myself) as well, which I will mention below so keep reading.
It’s quite exciting, isn’t it? That Netflix is finally available in Malaysia. This would mean, it would compete with iFlix. I should write a comparison review soon. (more…)
It’s December! I can’t believe the year is about to end. Last month, I attended Sharpened Word Literary Matinee held at Sepaloh Art Center. I saw the banner during Fixi Novo’s book launch during The Other Festival. I was interested. I’ve been hoping for something related to art and literature to be available in Ipoh so it’s really great to know there’s actually one that’s been going on. They started in October so this one was their second session.
What’s Sharpened Word?
Sharpened Word arranges meetings each month where writers read from their work and participate in a Q & A session,with the audience and facilitator about their process, work and motivation for writing thereafter.
Their purpose is to celebrate all things and literature, and to open the inner workings of the writers mind to a general audience.
Poets, novelists, graphic novelists, short-story writers, bloggers, non-fiction writers, playwrights, TV writers, film writers, all are welcome.