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Asking Aphrodite: On Love

Where do I even begin? First of all, I’d like to thank those of you who submitted questions – unfortunately, I won’t be able to address them all. I am a goddess, after all, and there’s only so much time on my hands to please the public with. If you’ve lived under a rock your whole life and haven’t heard of me, you’ve been blessed with the absolute luxury of falling in love-at-first-read with yours truly: Aphrodite, goddess of love, beauty and all things pretty. Now, shall we start?

3 Asian Folktales You Should Know

For possibly many of us, folktales have been a part of our lives. They could be the stories told at bedtime by our elders or the tales that were told around the campfires at night. Most importantly, folktales are the remnants of our past and of our culture. They represent one’s heritage and history thus making it an important piece in the representation of unique cultures. Here are 3 folktales from our Asian culture, hailing from China, Indonesia and Japan.

Real Talk: Sexual Health Awareness

Welcome to Echo’s very first chapter of Real Talk. In this series, we’re going to uncover, and tap into topics that are (you guessed it!), hard to talk about. With research, diverse perspectives and an open mind, we hope to equip you with a better understanding of certain ‘taboo’ topics and provide you with proper representation through this series. Today’s topic is very relevant this month just as it is every month. Sexual Health Awareness!

Echo Eats: Malaysian Childhood Snacks You Miss

First and foremost, we, from Sunway Echo Media, would like to wish every Malaysian a Happy Independence Day! For this month’s Echo Eats, we thought of taking you, our dear readers, on a trip down memory lane; reminiscing on the wide array of savoury, sweet and cooling snacks you enjoyed whilst growing up in Malaysia (hopefully, spurring you to go on a hunt for them). Without further ado, let’s begin!

Hush

Moonlight seeps in through the gaps between the clouds, a welcome luminosity against the sky, dark and dreary as per usual. A chilling breeze grazes past Maria’s cheek, and she digs her nails into her palms to stop herself from shuddering, leaving little, crescent-shaped indents in them.