Monday, July 19, 2021

Column

Do you have darah muda in you?

Darah muda or young blood means more than wanting things to go quickly.

Waiting in Lorong Haji Taib

From parents to sex workers, the residents of Lorong Haji Taib all wait for their own reasons.

Rempit and the dismissal of a struggle

We should know, understand, and be kind to this group of underprivileged adolescents.

The hard life of the homeless

Even with help, supplies run out and the number of people who need help continues increasing.

The customer isn’t always right

The saying should only hold true insofar as both parties involved in the transaction are satisfied.

Of parking spots and lives that are never enough

Life in a PPR is a life that is worth less than what residents are worthy of but just enough to keep them there.

When unicorns and fairies began giving Covid-19 jabs

Bad experiences with government institutions are a dime a dozen but the men and women behind the national Covid-19 vaccination programme provide a glimpse of what the country could be.

Covid-19, the catch-22 numbers game

How we approach it will depend on which numbers we choose to zoom in on.

Stealth-mode racism

Not all racist acts take place in dodgy areas or in globally condemned public outbursts.

Migrants and our annoyance levels

As the number of foreigners in our country keeps pace with our rapid development, do we think of them unkindly over things that they cannot help?

Of air penawar and praying the gay away

It's not about how conversion therapy practices are effective or not in causing change, but rather how the practice of trying to change one's own nature or suppress it is inherently wrong.

Of Ninja Saga and modern nostalgia

As long as we have lived a life with perceptions that are unattainable in our current moment, we will have something to be nostalgic about.

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