Is Your ‘Dunia Buku’ The Same As My ‘Dunia Buku’?

Recently, a bookish friend shared an article from Sinar Harian, written to critique the market of local publication. As I read, I have several comments in regards to this article, but I shall continue this article in full Bahasa Melayu so my points would appear less cocky (you know what I mean). Ulasan Artikel Sinar Harian Menurut pengarang artikel, Apa yang kita hadapi pada hari ini adalah imej … Continue reading Is Your ‘Dunia Buku’ The Same As My ‘Dunia Buku’?

Why I Am Always On The Hunt for New Knowledge

There is a trend, today. Perhaps, a fast-growing concept in which youth had used to justify their rejection of the our education system. In Manglish, it sounds like this, “haiyoh, study that subject also what for! Later where got use when working one! Think I got time to calculate this angle that angle kah when I want to go down the stairs or what?” There … Continue reading Why I Am Always On The Hunt for New Knowledge

Of ‘Kitchen’ by Banana Yoshimoto

Kitchen by Banana Yoshimoto My rating: 5 of 5 stars Kitchen and it’s complementary novella Moonlight Shadow has a certain Makoto Shinkai vibe on it. If you’re a fan of Makoto Shinkai’s works, you’d understand the melancholy and romance in Yoshimoto’s works as well. ‘In the uncertain ebb and the flow of time and emotions, much of one’s life history is etched in the senses. … Continue reading Of ‘Kitchen’ by Banana Yoshimoto

What Makes You, A ‘Whole’ You? (A Sputnik Sweetheart Review)

After reading three of Murakami’s books, I wondered, was it the right thing to pick up another? Today, I ended Sputnik Sweetheart and I still wasn’t sure. Murakami’s works are designed in a way that draws you away from the realistic world, and delve into the possibilities of the unrealistic. There was a thin line between what was supposed to be real, and what was … Continue reading What Makes You, A ‘Whole’ You? (A Sputnik Sweetheart Review)

5 Malaysian Books You Need To Read (If You’re New To Local Books)

Admit it, local books and local publication houses are growing in numbers, and there are more platforms for young writers of Malaysia to get their writing out these days. With the vast variety of urban novels and contemporary poetry books out there, you don’t seem to be sure of where to start, and looking at reviews and promos aren’t helping you pick the best starter books either. … Continue reading 5 Malaysian Books You Need To Read (If You’re New To Local Books)

10 Cute Quotes from Murakami’s ‘Norwegian Wood

Norwegian Wood wasn’t my first Murakami’s book, but after putting it down last January, it remained my favourite book from one of the most celebrated author in the literary world. Norwegian Wood is a beautifully melancholic book. I found myself underlining my favourite lines with pencil and dog-eared pages with my favourite parts of the story. Norwegian Wood isn’t a linear story, but rather, it’s a storytelling of … Continue reading 10 Cute Quotes from Murakami’s ‘Norwegian Wood

9 Best Quotes From ‘Looking For Alaska’

I’ve been wanting to read this book in a long time, ever since once in my early twenties when my Tumblr feeds were filled with the ever famous quote from the book, “I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.” But I’ve never gotten around buying one, until I found a secondhand copy. I’ve finished it in less than a day. Looking For Alaska reminds me … Continue reading 9 Best Quotes From ‘Looking For Alaska’