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Book Review: The Weight of Our Sky

It’s definitely uncommon to see an English fiction book by a local author published and promoted on shelves of mainstream bookstores nationwide and even worldwide, even more so a book based on Malaysian history and culture! Hanna Alkaf has broken the boundaries of Malaysian literature with the skyrocketing international and local popularity of her first book, The Weight of Our Sky. 

A Night Of Musical 2.0: Stargazing By the Bow

On the 4th of August, Sunway University Buddhist Society held a musical entitled Stargazing By the Bow. The musical revolves around the teachings of Buddha, more specifically the mantra: 面对它,接受它,处理它,放下它, which translates to face it, accept it, deal with it and let go of it. In times of adversity, there is the propensity for many of us to run away from our problems instead of facing it,hence this mantra encourages us to face up to our problems in order to find true liberation as well as a peace of mind.

Monthly Musings: Malaysia’s Independence

Prompt: What Does Malaysia Mean to You?

I’m an international student but Malaysia has always been home to me. Whenever I go back to Indonesia, I feel more like a guest than a citizen. When I think of Malaysia, I think rich culture, amazing food, and timeless history. I think of a merge between the old and the young, and passionate cities that don’t die. I think of the green rainforests with iridescent rivers, and the cool sounds of nature. I think of the overlapping languages and dialects, and cultures that have joined as one. I think of a beautiful country I’ve yet to dig deep into.

-Anonymous

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