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Birdian Quartet and Sax Friends

Birdian Quartet and Sax Friends

When one thinks of saxophone music, one of the first things that comes to mind is Kenny G. For years, Kenny G has entertained us with many of his wonderfully relaxing and entertaining smooth saxophone pieces. Though saxophone music may not be very much in style these days, its music never fails to evoke a sense of peace to those who hear it.

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Fairytales in Music

Fairytales in Music

Music has always played a very big part in almost every aspect of our lives. We are constantly surrounded by music, and we have grown so used to it that it has become second nature to us. Without music, it is hard to imagine how our lives would be. Imagine a wedding or any sort of a joyous celebration without music. While laughter and smiling faces will always make these sort of events memorable, it is the presence of music that completes the whole picture.

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Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil

Tamilselvi Doesn’t Speak Tamil

Ada udang, ada garam
Banyak orang, banyak ragam

The Malay proverb above basically means that in this colourful world, there are many types of people with many types of behaviour. Read more »

Monster Series II: duoduo, the little monster

Monster Series II: duoduo, the little monster

Monster Series II: duoduo, the little monster‘ is a story about a boy named Dong Dong. Being the only child, Dong Dong became the centre of attention for his parents and as a result, he became a spoilt child. All he needed to do to get whatever it is that he wanted to was to snap his fingers.

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World’s Best Movies

World’s Best Movies

It is undeniable that one of the best ways of unwinding after a long day’s work is catching a great movie. Though most of the movies that made it to our shores are deemed to be more suitable our Malaysian viewing, there are many other movies both local and international that are equally as engaging. For movie buffs who have enjoyed immensely the myriad spread of movies presented by klpac and The Actors Studio last year, here are more great movies for all to enjoy:-

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World Press Photo 2011

World Press Photo 2011

What first started out as a national competition became an international annual event when members of the Dutch photojournalists’ union came up with the idea back in 1955. Ever since that first competition, the people at Nederlandse Vereniging van Fotojournalisten (NVF) have always displayed the winning pictures in an exhibition. At first there were only over 300 photographs sent in by 42 photographers from 11 countries that were submitted for the competition. Over the years, these numbers have increased tremendously, as evident with the record number of images received for the competition in 2011 – a whopping 108, 059 images taken by 5,691 photographers from 125 countries including Malaysia.

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