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Hip Hop Nation

5 Things

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DREAM CARS

The spotlight is on the sleek and sexy two-door sports car Icona Vulcano Hybrid. With a speed of 350km/h and the ability to reach 200km/h under 10 seconds, this baby can purr and growl anytime it wants to.

26 FASHION 28 BEAUTY 34 COVER STORY 44 FEATURE

Splash Summer's hottest two-piece and one-piece trends Beach Essentials All you'd need for a perfect beach holiday

The Tan Commandments Sun, oh sun...how do we worship thee? Q&A..with Crabtree & Evelyn

It's a hip hop dance nation and we've got all the scoop on the exciting dance scene in Malaysia.

Your time at college is bound to be one of the most memorable period in your life. Check out the 5 things we think every college student should do before graduating

51 UNPLUGGED 54 TRAVEL

We talk to Time & Tide, a campus band that is sure going places.

Take a trip down to Malacca – a city with an eclectic mix of historical sites and fort rubble, all still standing proud bearing stories of yore and marks of a colourful and bloody past.

59 WELLNESS 60 CAMPUS CHAT

Heads up, shoulders back! Build some confidence and learn how to be on top of the game.

Two guys, two girls, one question - “What are 5 things they don’t like their partners doing, when on a date?”

68 SPORTS

One can't deny that our Malaysian female squash players are a force to be reckoned with. Besides Nicol David, we also have World number 6 squash player, Low Wee Wern, who speaks to Campus Plus about her experiences, motivation and aspirations.

72 CAREER CHAT

The local dance scene is a burgeoning one. We speak to dance extraordinaire, Fellest Yan, on what it takes to become a successful dancer in Malaysia.


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8 NEWS 42 CAMPUS LIFE 46 MOVIES 48 KPOP 49 MUSIC 52 BOOKSHELF 53 FOOD DIRECTORY 56 ARTS & CULTURE 62 WIRED UP 64 GAME REVIEW 66 OFF THE SHELF


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Editor’s Note Ladies and gentlemen (drumroll, please)...….we present you the all new Campus Plus magazine! Bigger and better of course, and we have you, our dear readers, to thank for. As always, your views are very important to us and so, this new revamped issue is specially dedicated to all of you. Besides going on a full makeover, we also have a line-up of new sections and features that's right up your alley. Career, Travel, Food, Game, Arts & Culture, Dance and more. So, for our cover this month, we've decided to explore the burgeoning dance scene in Malaysia. More specifically, the local hip-hop dance scene. If anything, the amount of dance competitions in our country bears testament to the fact that there is plenty of talent in our local dance scene and that's something that will just keep growing. Read how the hip-hop dance culture came about and pick up a dance move or two from our cover story (page 34 – 39). We also have dance extraordinaire, Fellest Yan, on our hot seat for our Career Chat this month (page 72), where he gives us the lowdown about being a dancer in Malaysia, and what you'd need to do to be a successful one.

Along with dance, our local music scene is also one that is bursting with new flavours every month. For July, we sat down with Time & Tide, who shared stories of its trials and tribulations in a highly competitive music industry (page 48). Rounding up our interviews with local personalities, we also have World No. 6 female squash player, Low Wee Wern, who won us over with her friendly, easygoing and relaxed attitude. But behind that relaxed attitude is a squash warrior who became the second Malaysian female player to reach the top 10 rung of the world squash table. It doesn't come easy. Read all about it on page 68. I have to say, it's with mixed feelings that I write this month's Editor's Note. On one hand, I am terribly excited about and proud of our new revamped magazine. On the other hand, it is also my last Editor's Note for Campus Plus. It is with a heavy heart that I bid my goodbye, but of course, new adventures are always inevitable. Here's to new beginnings. And, as always, it's been a pleasure. Cheers (one last time),

Jocelyn Loke Editor

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CURTIN Sarawak Students, Staff Go Bald

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o show their support for children with cancer, 38 students and staff of Curtin University in Sarawak, Malaysia shaved off their crowning glories at the Miri launch of an annual Go Bald campaign. Of the 38, two were 21-year-old girls. Ngiam Loke Ming said she shaved her head bald not just to show her support for children with cancer, but also to encourage more donations towards the cause.

Alvina Won wanted to highlight that the children needed more than monetary support. The Go Bald campaign was in support of the Sarawak Children’s Cancer Society which raises funds to help rural families affected by childhood cancer. The society helps patients seek treatment at the Sarawak General Hospital, the only medical facility in the state that is equipped to treat cancer patients.

KDU UC, ACCA To Groom Next Generation Of Business Leaders

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DU University College (KDU UC) and ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement, which provides its accounting degree students an accelerated pathway into the ACCA Qualification in the final year of their studies. The agreement follows a collaboration last year where KDU UC and ACCA agreed to develop a unique three-year accounting degree programme which incorporates the ACCA syllabus.

UCSI students wins first runner-up at national competition

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CSI University students recently bagged the first runner-up placing at the MSC Malaysia - Institution of Higher Learning (IHL) Business Plan Competition. The competition is a yearly affair that seeks to nurture a new generation of technology entrepreneurs. The ‘Big Passion Team’ – comprising of students Lim Wai Hing, Chew Pei Xin, and Jasmine Lum Chi Man – competed in the ‘Business Idea’ category and triumphed over 35 competitors from other IHLs, walking away with RM5,000 in cash. Under the supervision of team advisor Ms. Eva Lim – a lecturer with the university’s Faculty of

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Business and Information Science (FoBIS), ‘Big Passion’ developed a keychain locator device that helps users locate their keys up to 50 meters away. The team came up with the idea because each member had problems locating their own car keys or house keys when rushing for time. “We wanted to create a device where we could locate our keys simply by emitting a signal from our phone,” Lum explained on behalf of the team. As first runner-up in the national competition, the team may receive further assistance from MSC Malaysia to commercialise their idea and validate their business model.

Students who opt for this pathway can simultaneously earn the ACCA Qualification as well as KDU UC’s Bachelor of Accounting degree. The MoU was signed at a special ceremony where ACCA also presented KDU UC with the Platinum seal of approval in the ACCA Approved Learning Partners (ALP)–Student Tuition scheme, the highest and most prestigious level of approval for universities and colleges globally under ACCA’s ALP programme.


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Curb Your Ego Campaign at UNMC

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niversity of Nottingham Malaysis business students launched a Curb Your Ego campaign aimed at encouraging the campus community to respect others, regardless of their position, beliefs and social status, to be less judgemental towards others and to be more humble. Pledge-bands (rubber wrist bands) were introduced, and staff and

students were encouraged to buy these to support the campaign. By wearing the wristband, an individual pledges to refrain from prejudice and discrimination, and to respect and value others. The committee members hope to extend this campaign to University of Nottingham campuses in the UK and China during aan upcoming student exchange programme.

The Race Is On For UAV Siswa Challenge 2013-14

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fter a rigorous selection process, 10 teams have emerged as finalists of the UAV Siswa Challenge 20132014. The project is organised by the aerospace companies DASSAULT AVIATION and CTRM, in partnership with the Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology. The teams each received a full hexacopter kit, containing a set of components for a 6-rotor aerial

vehicle, and equipment to add extra-functionalities required in the final competition. The 10 finalists will now race towards a deadline of February 2014 where they will face a technical evaluation when their respective UAV will compete against each other. The winning team will visit France on a oneweek study tour. For more information on the UAV Siswa Challenge 2013-2014, please visit www.uavsiswachallenge.com.

TAYLOR’S Massive Safety & Security Drive

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hirty-nine Public Relations students from the Taylor’s School of Communication recently went the extra mile to promote the need for personal safety. They turned their class project into a campus-wide campaign to promote awareness on fire safety and general safety, health hazards, as well as preventive measures and steps to apply during an emergency.

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With the guidance of their lectureradvisers, the students spent 12 weeks conceptualising and creating a platform to spread the awareness on safety and security. Unlike previous campaigns that focused on public talks, the Taylor’s Safety & Security Campaign featured interactive outdoor presentations and exhibitions as well as the Code Red segment, which featured dramatic rescue demonstrations by the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia.


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UCSI Students Glam Up

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tudents from UCSI University’s De Institute of Art & Design (DIAND) impressed many in the local world of fashion with their elegant evening concoctions. They were invited by My Wedding – a well-known Malaysian wedding magazine – to participate in its ninth annual wedding exhibition at MidValley Megamall. The event was an ideal avenue for the students to showcase their creativity to an audience which

included designers, makeup artists and respected names in the world of fashion. The DIAND students offered intricate detailing on 20 elegant evening dresses, showed off by leggy models on the runway, which drew a loud round of applause. Chief editor of My Wedding magazine, Lim Hooi Hia, heaped praise on the designs by UCSI students: “Overall, I can see much potential in the students. Some of the designs were very eye-catching and I hope to see more in the future.”

Reviving Life Through ‘Reborn’ Campaign

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eborn, Revive & Recreate!’ a slogan for the ‘Reborn’ campaign held at Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) by its final-year Public Relations students, is about reviving life through organ donation. “This is the first organ donation campaign organised by UTAR students. Given the low number of organ donation pledges, we believe creating awareness should come first,” said campaign director Lim Jean Nie. The campaign also aims to recreate the spirit of volunteerism,

particularly among UTAR students and staff. The main attraction, the ‘Reborn’ exhibition, has drawn more than 800 visitors who came to admire the spectacular human body tunnel with handmade gigantic organs displayed beneath it. “The students had shown remarkable creativity in executing the campaign on campus,” said Dr Hasby Haron, clinical manager of Kuala Lumpur National Transplant Resource Centre.

CURTIN Sarawak marketing students learn to run an NPO

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0 marketing students of the School of Business at Curtin University, Sarawak, recently had the opportunity to learn about

operating a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) from Malaysian Red Crescent (MRC) honorary secretary Tan Lay Yen.

In his talk, Tan laid outlined the operational aspects of a NPO, which could be challenging due to limited funding and shortage

of volunteers. This was followed by an interactive session which introduced the students to the seven principles of project implementation applied by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), namely humanity, impartiality, neutrality, human independence, unity, universality, and voluntary service. Goh Pen Yeng, a third year marketing student, commented that he gained valuable knowledge from the talk as he was able to learn how an NPO operates differently from other organisations.

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Nick Vujivic At Sunway

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otivational and evangelical speaker, Nick Vujivic, recently gave his first public talk in the country at the Sunway University campus in Sunway City, Petaling Jaya. Vujivic who was born without limbs due to a genetic disorder, spoke on the need to value one’s own self and on the negative effects of bullying.

“How you see yourself is also how people see you. If you say no one wants to be your friend, then no one will. Stop complaining,” he said. Nick, who nearly committed suicide at the age of 10 because of bullying, spoke about the need to understand their plight. “I want you to know I don’t want to be a person who gives others a reason to kill themselves. I want to be a reason for someone to stay alive and live life to the fullest.”

At the press conference after the talk, Vujivic stressed on the importance of self value. “Sometimes we stereotype each other. Sometime we stereotype ourselves. We look at our past and think that our past will determine our future. But as you put faith in action, you really can see the things you can’t see.”

Young Beneficiaries of INTI’s Food Sustainability Project

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ore than 300 children from 10 orphanages reaped the seeds of a green voluntary effort called Project 30, by INTI students. Developed under the umbrella of INTI Here For Good, which is linked to the Laureate: Here for Good initiative, the community service project centres on food nutrition and sustainability education for underprivileged children. Led by Lee Chee Cai, the project’s organising chairperson, the volunteers spent over three

weekends in orphanages in Selangor and the Klang Valley to help them grow their own vegetables. They were able to reach out to an average of 30 children in the 10 homes with organised games and other activities. The INTI Here for Good platform combines personal development and community service opportunities which benefit students in their educational experience.

Creative Empowerment At The One Academy

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he One Academy’s aspiring digital animators recently learnt how to endure challenges by unravelling boundaries with tips from Ng Aik Sern, a company director of renowned animation studio Passion Republic. Ng’s speech was down-to-earth, as he explained the day-to-day

experiences in the digital animation field, and the need for the right attitude when facing challenges in a creative career. “You need to have faith when you are doing projects. You need to remember to be creative in your work, and learn to make use of resources around you,” said Ng.

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Genovasi School Celebrates First Batch Of Graduates

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nnovation and Design Thinking School Genovasi recently celebrated the graduation of their very first batch of students. The 21 students underwent 10 weeks of intensive training in the art and science go into innovating and creating modular designs to solve problems and address needs. Graduate Nicole Lee Chee Yiing reflected: “This is a course that people will definitely need. We are so into it, that don’t realise it and a lot of processes has detached us from what users really want.”

According to Firdaus Zulkifli, Programme Manager, “At Genovasi, we look to start a movement of innovators to create an environment where they can express themselves creatively.” Genovasi, a combination of Generasi and Inovasi, is a spearheaded by Unit Inovasi Khas (UNIK) to create a generation of innovative thinkers comprising fresh graduates and those with working experience. Undergraduates can also apply.

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he UHU Multi Purpose Adhesive is ideal from simple household repairs to handicraft work. Be it at home, in the office, for modelling, at school or for craft work, this solvent-free adhesive is a great tool. Not only does it glue materials rapidly and durably, its adhesive bond also remains temporarily correctable. Plus, it glues paper without wrinkles. The UHU Multi Purpose Adhesive is dermatologically-tested and can be washed out with soap at 40°C, ensuring your hands are free of sticky mess! It can be used on a wide range of materials such as paper, leather, wood, cork, fabric, felt, cardboard and more.

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To apply, ensure the surface of the materials are dry, clean and non greasy. Then, apply a fine layer on one surface, press together and adjust. Fun creations with UHU! Create your own kites and lanterns with UHU! With downloadable templates and instructions from create-with-UHU.com, you can unleash your creativity and get crafty.


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PUMA® Works With Magazine Hypebeast In ‘Dim Sum’ Cook Up Sports lifestyle brand PUMA has partnered with premier online lifestyle magazine Hypebeast to launch the PUMA x Hypebeast ‘Dim Sum’ Pack. Working together for the first time, the highly anticipated collaboration is an exclusive double release celebrating one of PUMA’s most popular and respected silhouettes - the Blaze of Glory. Dim Sum, meaning ‘touch the heart’, is the core of Hong Kong’s culinary culture and local lifestyle. When the opportunity was presented to Hypebeast to join forces with PUMA, it was the ‘heart’ of their city they sought to represent. wwwHypebeast created a unique take on a classic PUMA silhouette using elements widely known and cherished in making Dim Sum specials -- Siu Mai and Har Gao dumplings. The PUMA x HB ‘Siu Mai’ Blaze of Glory OG is outfitted in a luxurious yellow leather and suede upper, referencing the yellow wrap of Siu Mai

dumplings. The PUMA x HB ‘Har Gao’ Blaze of Glory LTWT features a minimalistic upper with a unique translucent shrimp camouflage pattern. The PUMA x HB ‘Siu Mai’ Blaze of Glory OG and ‘Har Gao’ Blaze of Glory LTWT is available at Crossover Sunway Pyramid and Crossover City Square, Johor Baru at RM499 each. What an amazingly creative collaboration!

Look Cool, Keep Cool Levi’s® is launching Cool Jeans, an innovative denim collection specifically crafted to combat sweltering hot weather. The collection features advanced technology that limit irritability while optimising comfort, creating the most functional denim collection. The collection features two offerings: TransDRY™ and COOLMAX®. TransDRY™ and COOLMAX® come in the 504 REGULAR STRAIGHT and 511 SLIM TAPPERED with clean cuts. Wearing jeans should be an enjoyable experience, and with the Cool Jeans you can be cool and comfortable, even on a humid day.

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World’s Largest Water Ride Splashes Down In Malaysia!

Standing at eleven stories above ground, along water tubes 152m in length, stands Sunway Lagoon’s latest offering to thrill seekers everywhere. Called the Vuvuzela, the ride resembles riding rapids on a turbulent river, allowing you to experience up to 5 oscillations in the world’s largest water funnel before being shot out back into the enclosed flume. Phew! The Vuvuzela will let riders experience zero gravity, caused by the swinging to opposite sides of the funnel to reach the apex of the ride.

Newslifestyle

Aqua Zumba Fever Hits Celebrity Fitness!

It slashes to an end in the Vuvuzela’s pool.

Food Republic Pavilion KL Makes Tech Dreams Come True

Imagine partying yourself into shape with an invigorating, but low-impact aquatic exercise. With you are a great bunch of people, grooving to high-energy Latin and international beats with a great instructor at the helm. You burn up to 400 calories-in just one class! This is exactly what describes Aqua Zumba.

The Food Republic Pavilion KL Dream Gadget contest made the tech dreams of five lucky patrons come true recently. More than 1,000 entries were received for the five-week contest that was jointly organised by Food Republic Pavilion KL and Permanis Sandilands Sdn Bhd. Weekly main prizes for the contest included the Samsung Galaxy Note II, HTC One X, iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy SIII with the grand prize of an iPad Mini. Main prize and consolation prize winners also received cash vouchers of a total of RM10,845.

The main prize winners of the contest were Chin Chee Meng who took home the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Cheah Chee Fong with the HTC One X, Chin Yit Mun (iPhone 5), Teng Sook Gin (Samsung Galaxy SIII) and Rabindranath Indrajit winning the grand prize of the iPad Mini. Andy Lee, senior branch manager (operations) of Food Republic Pavilion KL, said at the simple prize-giving event, that the food atrium is constantly finding new ways to engage patrons.

Proudly introduced by Celebrity Fitness Malaysia, the first Aqua Zumba launch in Asia is designed to improve health in general. By integrating the zumba dance class with traditional aqua fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba blends it together into a safe, but challenging, water-based workout. Perfect for cardio-conditioning and body toning, this class is a great workout for both beginners and Zumba fitness enthusiasts because it engages most of the core muscles. Members of Celebrity Fitness can join Aqua Zumba for free. Classes at Celebrity Fitness Mid Valley start July 2013.

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Entertainment

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Up In The Air With Thirty Seconds To Mars

Az’ S New Album

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uitarist-composer-educator Az Samad has ventured into the electric space with his latest electric guitar album ‘in the deep night/ electric poetry’. The album is Az Samad’s eighth solo release and listeners can expect a mix of jazz, new age and free improvisation. “The electric guitar is a whole new experience for me and I’m enjoying it because it’s expressive in very different ways from the acoustic guitar. It’s painting with sound textures more than actually painting with the acoustic sound,” explains Az.

Divided into two parts, the first half of the new album is entitled ‘in the deep night’ and is music meant for relaxation. The second half is ‘electric poetry’ - an exploration of multi-tracked electric guitar and live looping. The album is priced at RM40 and is available at Candor Music (Solaris Dutamas, KL), Sixstrings (Aman Suria, PJ), Merdekarya (Petaling Garden, PJ), Toccata Studio (SS2, PJ) and from Az Samad himself at his live performances. Digital downloads can be bought online at azsamad. bandcamp.com/album/in-the-deep-nightelectric-poetry.

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niversal Music Malaysia took the meaning of ‘Up In The Air’ a notch higher by throwing an album preview party for Thirty Seconds to Mars’ latest offering, Love Lust Faith + Dreams, at the Heli Lounge Bar in Kuala Lumpur recently. After the sneak peek at a few of the new songs, guests made their way up to the helipad on the roof of the building to enjoy the view of the sunset. Love Lust Faith + Dreams, released on May 20, was written and recorded around the world from Europe, to India, to the band’s studio in California. Frontman Jared Leto said: “This is more than an evolution, it’s a new beginning. Creatively, we’ve gone to an entirely new place, which is exciting, unexpected and incredibly inspiring.” The first single off the album, Up In The Air, was launched into space literally, aboard the SpaceX cargo mission to the space station, in a partnership with NASA.

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Chester Bennington To Front Stone Temple Pilots Yes, it's official - Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, will be fronting Stone Temple Pilots, in replacement of former frontman Scott Weiland, who was fired from the band earlier this year.

Linkin Park fans don't have to worry though, as Bennington has no plans of leaving his current band. He will be fronting both bands, His LP band mates are thoroughly supportive of his new venture.

“I’ve loved STP since I was 13 years old and they’ve had a huge influence on me,” explained Bennington. “When the opportunity came up to do something creative with them, I jumped at it. The guys in Linkin Park have been incredibly supportive of me undertaking this project while I’ve continued to work on new music with them.”


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News Brief Demi Lovato Signed A No-Suicide Contract?

That’s right, the ‘Skyscraper’ singer recently opened up about her struggle with suicidal thoughts in an interview with Rolling Stone, revealing that she has battled depression since she was 7 years old. “My principal called my parents and made me sign this suicide contract saying that I would not kill myself,” Demi told the magazine.

Emma Watson Returns to School!

More specifically, back to university. Despite her Hollywood star status, the 23 year-old actress has decided to return to Brown University, where she had first enrolled in 2009, for the fall semester. Emma took time off from Brown to promote the final Harry Potter film in 2011.

Miley Cyrus A Party Animal?

Her Disney days are definitely over and Miley Cyrus claims she doesn’t care what you think about it. Unleashing her party animal image these days, she said, ““People think of me as a party animal. I am a self-proclaimed party animal, but I’m also the hardest working person you’ll ever know.” CAMPUS PLUS

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Han Hye Jin & Ki Sung-Yeung to tie the knot! Actress Han Hye Jin will be officially off the marriage market, as will Swansea City football player Ki Sung-Yueng, as they both tie the knot this month. The couple, who first met at a charity football event in 2011, have been dating for 6 months. Dispelling rumours of a shotgun wedding due to the sudden announcement, Han's management have said the couple decided to tie the knot in July in consideration of their work schedules and the relatively short dating period had no bearing on their decision.

k-pop News

Rain Teams Up With Cube

With his discharge from military service this month, Rain is already making waves about his return with an announcement that he has signed with Cube Entertainment.

The multi-talented entertainer is said to have signed with the agency thanks to his friendship with the chief executive officer Hong Seung Sung.

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An official statement from Cube Entertainment reads, "We have been of strong support for each other, and didn't hesitate to give each other advice, becoming supportive friends to one another. We were happy to see each other growing and becoming successful. And coming this spring 2013, Rain and Hong Seung Sung will embark on a new journey together."

Han Hye Jin shared on her Twitter, "It is true that we decided to tie the knot recently. The only time we are able to get married is during Ki Sung Yong's time off period. If we don't do it this year, we would have to push it off until next year and we thought it would be the best time to do it before his next important season." The wedding ceremony will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel on the 1st of this month and will be led by Seoul Dream Church's pastor Joshua Kim, while the congratulatory song will be sung by Yangpa.


Dream Cars

350km/h Icona Vulcano Hybrid Italian Design From China

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he Icona Vulcano is a two-door, two-seater, hybrid sports car featuring a front V12 engine combined with electric motors designed by former Ferrari powertrain technical director, Claudio Lombardi. The car exhibits a unique colour called ‘Red Magma’, a special paint created by Icona and developed with Cecomp. It becomes evanescent when lit up, and darkens as the light dims.

Its top speeds can reach up to 350km/h or 0 – 200km/h under 10 seconds. The Vulcano is designed by Icona’s design director, Samuel Chuffart, who was previously the senior designer at Range Rover. Icona (Shanghai) Design & Engineering Co. Ltd. launched the Vulcano at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2013


The Vulcano comes in two variants: Street and Racing.

electrical motors to produce 870 horsepower, according to Top Gear.

up display in Iron Man’s helmet) provides most functions such as GPS, radio, and car diagnostics.

The street-legal model features a frontmounted V12 engine with an electric motor to help it pump out 950 horsepower which gets it to 100km/h in 2 seconds.

The interior uses mostly carbon fibre, giving a race-inspired feel while fully adjustable bucket seats and other practical design features ensure total comfort for a long journey.

Both driver and passenger seats have five-point seatbelts and storage areas behind the seats capable of holding fairly large objects such as a golf bag.

The racing variant features a twin- turbocharged V6 powerplant that combines with a pair of

The Vulcano’s interior is also very high-tech: its large touch-screen (which looks like the heads-

All images and info from studio icona vulcana @ iconavulcano.com

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Dorothy Perkins Navy spot twist front swimsuit RM169 H&M Bikini top with zip detail RM49.90 & bikini bottoms RM39.90

Caron from Rara Black Sorbet stripes triangle bikini RM59.90

Dorothy Perkins Mint foil moulded bikini cup RM103 & tanga bikini pants RM79

Splash!

Pull & Bear Bikini top with fringing RM89.90 & bikini bottoms RM89.90

It’s time to bring out the sunscreen and head down to the beach for some summer fun! Make a splash and turn some heads with this summer’s hottest swimwear choices. Miss Selfridge Lily Aztec bandeau bikini Price NA

Topshop Red texture stripe bikini RM166

Zara Striped bikini bottoms RM79.90 & bottoms RM79.90

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Beach Essentials

Fashion Feature

With the holidays approaching, classes are but a distant memory. With the constant sunshine, head for the beach with your fun-loving best buddies. Here are some beach essentials that will add sizzle in your beach party. Fblock Leopard print contrast scarf RM16

Bershka Straw bag RM139.90

Scarfs

Pull & Bear Feather hat RM89.90

Handy and versatile, not only does it function as a cover-up, you can also use it as a shawl on those breezy nights or wrap it around your head turbanstyle!

FBlock Tribal scarf RM23

Tote bags

Cotton On Lions & Bears tote RM6

Uniqlo Paper crochet hat RM79.90

Sun hats

Keep those sun rays at bay with a hat. Not only will you be wrinkle-free, but you’ll also look super chic!

A big and roomy tote bag is necessary to hold all your essentials together. Find one that’s durable and easy to clean.

Sleeveless tops

It’s bound to be hot, hot, hot! So keep anything with sleeves at home and just bring along your singlets.

H&M Sleeveless dip-dye jersey dress RM59.90

Uniqlo Andy Warhol sleeveless tunic RM59.90

Mango Ruffled floral dress RM159

Sundresses

A beach cover-up or a dress for a fun night out? Take your pick!

Mango Printed cotton shorts RM99

Miss Selfridge Savannah bandeau maxi dress Price NA H&M Long tired batik-style dress RM119

Maxi dresses

There’s just something about maxi dresses that adds on the allure.

Pull & Bear Maui print top RM89.90

Havaianas Fit sandals Price NA

Cotton On Waymax sunnies RM15 Bershka Striped glasses RM89.90

Topshop Dip dye shorts RM69

Cute shorts

We’re hot for shorts, especially at a beach!

Ipanema Troca-Tira sandals with interchangeable straps RM49.90

Flip flops

Sunnies

Sunnies protect your eyes, give you a glam look and is the perfect cover when you want to people-watch. Need we say more?

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Browlash Ex Volume Lash Fibre Black Voluminous lash Get gorgeous and thick lashes with the Browlash Ex Volume Lash Fibre Black. It comes with a special 40-degree curved brush with super fine brush ends for accurate application. It has a great lengthening effect with its silk fibre and is smudge-proof.

Retail Price: RM69.90

Hada Labo Perfect Gel 3-in-1 intense hydration

Mentholatum’s Cracked Heel Repair Cream Silky smooth feet

Keeping skin healthy and beautiful comes easy now with Hada Labo Perfect Gel. It’s the perfect combination of a moisturiser, an essence and a sleeping mask all in one jar to provide your skin with the ultimate skin hydration.

Fed up of dry, cracked heel and longing for that silky smooth heel to go with your new pair of slingback pump? Mentholatum’s new Cracked Heel Repair Cream formulation may just be your solution to achieving sexy smooth heels. Apply generously on affected areas at night after bath, before sleep for effective results.

Retail Price: RM85.90 (80g)

Retail Price: RM45.90

L’Oréal Paris Color Riche® Colour and moisture rich lips The luxurious gold packaging for the new Color Riche® brings elegance to this favourite lip product, evoking a sense of class. With its creamy, rich and moisturising formula, it is more than just a lip colour. Color Riche® gives your lips an ultra-moisturising and nourishing lip sensation, giving you lips that is smooth, soft and beautiful.

See by Chloé Addictive floral scent A fragrance that awakens the senses, See by Chloé reveals an addictive floral scent. The first sparkling notes of bergamot stir the senses, followed by the grace of jasmine and finally, unveiling the sensual notes of sandalwood and vanilla. A perfectly playful fragrance for a perfectly playful girl.

Retail Price: RM33.90

Retail Price: RM187 (30ml)

Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Gel Pencil Eyeliner Super smooth gel eyeliner Accentuate your eyes with the new Kiss Me Heavy Rotation Gel Pencil Eyeliner, which glides on smoothly like a gel eyeliner but without the hassle of dipping the brush in the pot. The gel eyeliner gives a higher definition of colour and is highly resistant to water, sebum and tears.

Retail Price: RM39.90

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Bask in the sun and say hello to that warm sun-kissed glow! Of course, it’s not easy achieving that bronze look, but hey, a perfect tan is not as elusive as one might think.

The Tan Commandments By Jocelyn Loke

Thou shall exfoliate

A common mistake is not giving yourself a proper scrub before the tanning pilgrimage. It’s important to exfoliate so that your body is rid of dead skin cells and to prevent patchiness when you tan. Focus on trouble spots like elbows, knees and ankles.

Thou shall use sunscreen

Sunscreen doesn’t hinder the tanning process, it helps to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. So in essence, this is a step that you shouldn’t skip! Apply sunscreen of SPF 15-20, such as Nivea’s Sun Invisible Protection, evenly all over your body half an hour before you start tanning. If you must use suntan oil, apply it first before putting on sunscreen. Maui Babe Browning Lotion comes highly recommended.

Thou shall (un)dress for success

No one likes an uneven tan or worst, tan lines. So make sure your swimwear doesn’t have funky cutouts, unless you want the imprint to be displayed on your body for the next month or so. String bikinis are best for tanning, as you’re able to

undo the straps and get it out of the way when you tan.

Thou shall not tan between 12pm - 3pm

The afternoon sun is not only the hottest, but it’s also the most harmful. You should never sunbath at this time as the added intensity of the sun does not improve the look of your tan. What it does is increase your chances of getting sunburnt and consequently, experiencing skin damage. The adage, ‘Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun’, still works!

Thou shall protect your hair

Protect your locks from being sunravaged with hair products that keep your tresses glossy and gorgeous in the heat. Try the Sunsilk Nourishing Soft & Smooth Oil Spray, which conditions hair to make it soft, smooth and shiny and provides intensive nourishment for hair.

Thou shall flip every 15 minutes

Remind yourself by setting the alarm on your phone, so that you’ll remember to flip sides every 15 minutes. This helps not only to even

your tan, but also to make sure that your exposed skin get some rest in between. Keep in mind to also expose the places where the sun normally don’t shine, like underarms and inner thighs.

Thou shall keep yourself hydrated

Keep your body hydrated by drinking loads of water. Bring along a face mist such as The Body Shop Vitamin E Face Mist to keep your skin hydrated at all times. A splash in the sea or pool every now and then helps to counter the warm heat too. It won’t undo your tanning efforts, but just remember to re-apply your sunscreen again after that.

Thou shall moisturise

Good after-sun care is a must. Once you’re done with worshipping the sun, take a shower to wash off all excess lotion and put some after-sun lotion on your sunexposed skin, which helps soothe and moisturise sun-weary skin. We like Fruit of the Earth Aloe Gel and Nivea Moisturising After-Sun Lotion.

Thou shall re-think your make-up

to accentuate your tan. A tan also means you should re-think your colour choices before you slap on the war paint. Try Benefit’s Sun Beam and Arty Professional’s Bronzing Powder, as well as eyeshadow colours such as The Body Shop’s Baked Eye Colour in Copper and Moonstone.

Thou shall not overdo it

Always remember that exposure to the sun for a long period of time is very damaging, so keep your tanning activities to a minimum or spread out short tanning sessions over a longer period of time. The key is to know when to get out of the sun. If you feel faint-ish or a headache building up, get out of the sun. Or you can try my modus operandi, which is to ‘sear’ yourself under the sun for 15-20 minutes on each side and then move to a spot under the shade to ‘slow roast’, allowing the tan to develop gradually. You may laugh of course, but my tan is always perfect. So now that you know the tan commandments, go forth and get

your daily glow!

It’s time to bring out the bronzer

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Beauty Q&A

The nitty gritty behind pampering your body and skin is unveiled by the team at Crabtree & Evelyn Taking long baths is an amazing way to wind down after a long day. What can I add in my soak to make the experience even better? Try using Crabtree & Evelyn’s La Source spa treatment products as it combines both the benefits of the sea and the spa for you to enjoy in your own private space. Specifically designed to restore,

condition and rejuvenate from head to toe, the nutrient-rich ingredients in La Source will improve the texture and look of the skin. It helps in your quest for healthy, glowing skin.Add to the ambience by creating a soft glow from La Source candles.

The difference between a soap bar and shower gel/ cream?

When it comes to choosing a cleansing option for your daily skincare routine, you should base your decision on your personal preference, requirements and skin condition. The purpose of both the soap bar and the shower gel is essentially the same -- to cleanse the skin. Shower gels generally encompass all the benefits of traditional soap, but in a far more indulgent packaging. It offers a rich lather, pH balance, and nourishment from extracts and a refreshing fragrance.

What’s the difference between body butter and body soufflé?

It is the same thing. Body soufflés or butters are best used as an intensive moisturising or night cream. Crabtree & Evelyn’s Body Soufflés absorbs quickly to deposit lightweight moisture -- perfect for those with dry skin as well as normal to oily skin.

Best way to remedy this is to treat your hands to little pampering moments throughout the day! Crabtree & Evelyn’s Hand Therapy creams are award-winning, shea butter-rich and super moisturising. Shea Butter rich formula contains Ceramides 3 and 6 II, which improve skin’s barrier function to reduce moisture loss. To help hold moisture close to the skin surface, thus increasing hydration and softness, it also includes a superior hydrator, Hyaluronic Acid. These Hand Therapies come in a travel-friendly size so you can pamper on the go.

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For sensitive skin, choose products which are gentle on the skin. Always test on a small spot on your skin before committing to a full range purchase. Try the Crabtree & Evelyn Tarocco Orange, Eucalyptus & Sage Invigorating Bath & Shower Gel. The gentle yet deep cleansing bath & shower gel is an invigorating treat for the skin that refreshes and conditions. Pour into warm, running water for a refreshing foam bath, or massage into a fresh-scented lather for a deep cleansing and skinconditioning shower.

The ultimate in luxuriant pampering, the rich Evelyn Rose Body Cream is perfect to smooth on after a shower or bath to lock in moisture. Inspired by the extraordinarily beautiful Evelyn Rose, bred for Crabtree & Evelyn, our captivating signature fragrance features a heart of uniquely scented Evelyn Rose petals and peach nectar.

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Is there any way to combat brittle nails and cuticle problems?

The secret to glossy, healthylooking nails is Crabtree & Evelyn’s Nail & Cuticle Therapy. It helps to soften cuticles, strengthen nails, and reduce brittleness and breakage. Use 2-3 times per week, or as often as needed to protect nails and cuticles.


Guys Stuff

Sweet Suede trainers! CAT Stratum RM229 DC S Emp hoes ir RM2 e 39

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Sperr y Striper RM23 9

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5 deodorant sprays for men Reebok Royal CL Rayen RM229

Gatsby Deodorant Spray ‘Cool Shock’ RM7.90

AXE Men Deodorant Spray ‘Provoke’ RM14.37

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DASHING Deodorant Spray ‘Cool’ RM8.16

Rexona Men Anti-perspirant Deodorant Spray ‘Ice Cool’ RM10.12

*All prices are from Guardian Malaysia

Vans Chukka RM29 9

Nivea For Men Deodorant Spray Silver Protect Polar Blue RM12.67

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Cover Story

H by Jeyna Lim

ipopping istory

If you were to dissect hip-hop, you would find that it is influenced by a variety of African musical styles, gospel, folk, blues, R&B and even jazz!

But how did this hip-hop movement start? The person who first laid the foundation of this movement was just a 12-year old Jamaican named Clive Campbell who moved from his country with his family to the West Bronx, New York, in 1967. He brought all he knew about mobile discos, DJs, talk-overs and dub records from his birthplace. Then Campbell added on a powerful sound system to his possession, and that sparked the movement! The hip-hop movement did not just bring a whole new music genre to our ears, but it created a culture. Clive Campbell a.k.a. KoolHerc is the perfect example of how anyone can cause a ripple in society.

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The Hip-Hop Culture #1 DJ-ing The technique of manipulating and creating music using turntables and DJ mixers is known as turntablism. This is where DJs create hiphop by isolating “breaks”, which are the parts of a song that focuses on the beats. Most of the time, DJs will use two turntables simultaneously. These turntables will be connected to a DJ mixer and other electronic music equipment. The tricky part is when a DJ performs using two albums, combining two songs into one. During the early years of hip-hop, DJs were labelled as celebrities! That was until rapping showed up.

#2 Rapping Rapping is the chanting of rhyming lyrics with a rhythmic accompaniment. It is broken down into three different components, content, flow, and delivery. Rapping is sometimes referred to as MCing, and MC-ing is a form of expression in the ancient African culture. Verbal acrobatics involving rhymes were also common inthe Afro-American community.

#3 Graffiti In the late 1960s, graffiti was used as an expression by political activists and gangs. But around 1970, graffiti went to New York City. This is when graffiti writers started adding their street number to their nickname, ‘bombing’ trains with their work, and filling the subway with art. The relation between graffiti and hip-hop is the understanding of graffiti as the visual expression of rap music. Graffiti will always be a part of hip-hop, even though it is making its way into the mainstream art circle throughout the world.

#5 Beatbox

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Beatboxing was popularised by Doug E. Fresh, and is commonly understood as the art of creating beats using the human mouth.

Standing in a circle, dancers take turns to step into the centre and perform a sequence of moves with the rest cheering them on.

Did you know that the term beatboxing was actually coined from the first generation of drum machines known as beatboxes?

Breaking

Beatboxing was quite popular in the 1980s but its popularity declined in the late 1980s. However, it made a comeback in the later 1990s and it has ever since been a skill many would like to acquire.

#6 Hip-hop fashion Also known as urban fashion, this a distinctive style of dressing that originated from the African American youth. Even though it has changed over the years according to the fashion trends, it still retains its expressions and attitude of hip-hop. From bright coloured bomber jackets to throwback jerseys to skinny low jeans and to eye-catching bling, hip-hop fashion has been adopted by people all around the world.

It is a physically demanding and advanced set of routines involving stunts that require flexibility, strength, grace, and agility.

Locking Locking will have dancers locked in a certain position or step before moving on to the next. The set of movements will be stilted instead of a smooth flow.

Popping A series of strong and fast contraction and relaxation of muscles, made using the neck, chest, arms and legs. Hip-hop stays fresh because it’s constantly evolving!

Hip-Hop Dances Freestyle Movement It uses beat, melody, rhythm, lyrics, and other aspects of a song to determine the moves. There’s no choreography involved and everything is improvised

Battles Battles are done between two individuals or crews. Simply put, it is an informal dance contest where dancers perform freestyle or choreographed routines. Most of the time, the winner is chosen by the crowd.

#4 Breaking In 1924, a performer named Earl Tucker created a dance style that inspired an element of hip-hop known as B-boying. Also called breaking and breakdancing, this is a dynamic dance style that started in the South Bronx. It borrows from many different cultures including the 1930s street dancing.

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Hip Hop Nation

Battling It Out At

Dance@Live Malaysia 2013

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ore than 200 d a n c e r s revelled in a 1-to-1 street dance battle at Dance@Live Malaysia 2013 in May.

The battle was divided into three categories – Hip-hop, Break and Freestyle.

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Breaking Category Winner Bboy Khenobu

The catch? The dancers had to dance to songs randomly selected by the DJ, and the dancers were not privy to the song list.

Breaking category, Ling Zy for the Hip-Hop category and Timonster for the Freestyle category.

Held at Sunway Giza, Dance@Live Malaysia 2013 was jointly organised by event company L33 Capital and established local dance studios Royal Phantom Dance Studio & Originalution Dance Studio. It was produced by Anomaly Inc.

The winners went on to battle with Asia's finest at the Final Asia Dance@Llive 2013 on June 28, 2013 in Singapore.

After much flips, pops, jumps and turns, the winners were Bboy Khenobu for the

Judges for the Malaysia Dance@Live competition include Marcus Tucker and Josh Jpeazy from Hood Lockers (Philadelphia), Maika Ikeda from Rushball (Japan), Waackeisha from I.H.O.W. (Canada),


Freestyle Category Winner Timonster

Hip Hop Category Winner Ling Zy

Bboy Full Deck from Skill Methodz Crew (USA), DJ Hiroking, one of the biggest Underground DJ around the world (Japan) and rapper Emcee Vandal, from Canada, who also contributed to Malaysia's hip-hop scene for many years. Dance@Live Malaysia 2013 is proud to have ACSON Malaysia as the Platinum Sponsor

of Dance@live Malaysia series. ACSON believes that youths should be given more opportunity to show their talents in a positive environment such as a dance event. By participating in Dance@Live, youths will be motivated to fill up their time with a healthy and positive activity. ACSON Malaysia is also customising a limited edition air-conditioner skin

in conjunction with Dance@Live event theme. This is a special skin to act as a constant reminder to the youth that dance creates confidence energy for them, hence, the dance will not stop just at Dance@Live competition arena.

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Hip Hop Nation

How to.. Part 1 By Jeyna Lim

Rocking Out With Floor Work One of the most basic breaking moves is the 6-step. It is the base for other complex moves in breaking. A 6-step usually opens a dance and it is followed by a power move. Over the years, it has been modified with different variations such as the 5-step, 7-step and head step. The 6-step is similar to walking in a circle on the ground. This move requires you to use your arm to support your body, and it is not a hard move to learn.

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Standby position Position that looks like a push up (See step 6)

Step 1 Move your left leg in front of your right leg and keep your right hand up.

Step 2 Move your right leg into your left leg as if your right leg is being wrapped by your left leg. Keep your body off the ground, supported by your left hand.

Step 3 Pull your left leg up to the position shown in the picture. While your left hand still supports your body off the ground

Step 4 Swipe your right leg into your left leg as if your right leg wraps around/in front of your left leg while changing hands to your right hand to support your body

Step 5 Pull and place your left leg to the back while your right hand pushes your body upwords.

Step 6 Pull your right leg back and place your left hand down in front of you as shown (Back to Standby position)

These 6-steps are easy and fun to do. Just keep practicing and soon you would be able to do it like a pro!

If you have a secret dream of becoming a breaker, you can learn all these moves at the Royal Phantom Dance Studio. They open every Monday to Saturday from 4pm to 11pm. For more info on classes and fees, visit www. facebook.com/RPDanceStudio.

Royal Phantom Dance Studio Address: 31-2 & 31-M, Jalan PJU 5/20, Kota Damansara, 47810 Selangor, Malaysia Contact: +6012-8873755 / +6012-8333755 (Fellest Yan - Founder) Email: info@royalphantomstudio.com

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MILK YOUR STUDENT ID

Your Student ID is your passport to student discounts, so milk it for what it’s worth – from movies, and cafés, to activities, flight tickets and more. Once you graduate, the only way you’ll be able to enjoy crazy discounts is when you’re a senior citizen, so don’t be shy to flash your ID now!

ROADTRIPPING!

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Living away from home means having to fend for your own when it comes to food. Give those MSG-laden food from restaurants a miss by learning how to cook. And by cooking, we don’t mean instant noodles. Look up simple recipes online and learn it. Mastering the art of cooking is really by trial and error, so don’t worry about screwing up.

THINGS.. every student should do before graduating

There’s nothing like travelling with a bunch of buddies, be it to a beach or an island off the East Coast or to a neighbouring country like Thailand or Cambodia. No doubt, there will be always some sort of excuse holding you back (money or homework), but hey, you only live once, so go ahead and live for the moment. It will be LEGEN...wait for it...DARY! 44

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DATE!

Your college or university days is a time of discovery, so take the opportunity to date and find out the type of boys or girls you like. Don’t be afraid to open up, show your emotions and fall for someone. Hard. You might get your heart broken, but it will heal. University will be the best days of your life and to share that with someone else is quite a cloud nine feeling.

TAKE UP AN INTERNSHIP

Paid or unpaid, an internship is one sure way of giving you a glimpse into the working world. Real-world experience is necessary to help you snag your dream job, so get in the game and stay one step ahead.


Your Brand’s Gateway To The Campus Crowd Looking for a way to get into the hearts of the College/Uni going crowd? Want to carve a lasting impression of your Brand on their minds? Look no further. Campus Plus with 7 years’ experience, can help your brand reach this crowd Call us at 03-7842 6688 or email us at mail@campusplus.com.my for more information.


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Pacific Rim Release 11 July 2013

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini and Willem Dafoe To fight monsters, you must be a monster. When legions of monstrous creatures start rising from the sea, mankind has no choice but to turn to a legendary and obsolete Jaeger from the past to defend the human race.

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Turbo Release 18 July 2013

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Michelle Rodriguez, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L. Jackson What happens when a snail has big dreams of becoming the world’s greatest racer? Hope for the universe to step in. That’s what happens to Turbo as he gains a power of incredible speed and goes to race against the best that the Indianapolis 500 has to offer.


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The Lone Ranger Release 4 Jul 2013

The Wolverine Release 25 July 2013 Starring: Hugh Jackman, Famke Janssen and Will Yun Lee

Starring: Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer A thrilling adventure infused with action and humour, where you have Armie Hammer as the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp as his Native American spirit warrior sidekick. Or is it the other way around?

Set in modern-day Japan, Wolverine is forced to face a host of deadly opponents in a battle that will change him forever. For the first time, he is pushed to his physical and emotional limits as he struggles against his own immortality.

Win amazing prizes from The Wolverine. Find out how from

facebook.com/campusplus! FIRST PRIZE 1x Black Hoody 1x Wash Bag 1x Silicon Watch 2x Double Movie Passes

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300 単 Rise Of An Empire

Release 1 August 2013

Starring: Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Sullivan Stapleton and Jamie Blackley A follow-up to the previous film, this story is of a Greek General named Themistocles, who leads Athens against the Persian invaders in a battle that happens simultaneously with that in the previous film.

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K- Pop ALBUM REVIEWS

K-POP CHART

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GETTING TO THIS AGE Vibe

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MY EVERYTHING Lee MinHo

MONOCHROME Lee Hyori

In the midst of the dance-driven K-Pop industry, listening to Lee MinHo’s latest album, My Everything, is like a breath of fresh air. Containing 7 songs, one of which is an instrumental version of Without You, the album is made for easy listening with songs ranging from happy pop songs to ballads. Not a bad effort for a first album from the actor turned singer. Top tracks include You and I, My Little Princess and Love Motion.

Lee Hyori’s fifth studio album takes on multi genres, from R&B, pop, country, cabaret and more, so there’s bound to be something for everyone. It’s impressive that she manages to carry her vocals to suit the different genres in the 16 tracks. She offers a cabaret style in Wouldn’t Ask You, dance-pop in Bad Girls, country in Bounced Checks of Love, R&B in Love Radar and 60s Motown in Holly Jolly Bus, just to name a few. Stand-outs are I Hate Myself and the duet with Honey-G’s Park JiYong, Amor Mio.

FOREVER YOUNG Seo InYoung

HYDE Vixx

Songs in Seo InYoung’s Forever Young album can be neatly categorised into two groups – dance and R&B. In the former, you have aptly-titled Let’s Dance, Anymore and I Want You Back, in which she does an impressive job with her vocal runs. She also shows off her vocals perfectly in the R&B track, Letter, and the ballad, Let’s Break Up.

Although HYE is categorised as a dance album, there are a couple of songs that are not of the dance genre. Outstanding are the emotional ballad Love Letter, where each of the boys show off their vocal prowess, and the R&B rap and groove collaboration with Minah from Girl’s Day titled You’re Mine. As for the dance tracks, to be honest, it all sounds the same after awhile.


Music

Reviews by Jocelyn Loke

It is clear that frontman Jared Leto meant for Love Lust Faith + Dreams to be melodramatic – from the first track, Birth, to the final song, Depuis Le Début, which actually means ‘from the beginning’ but has the Swan Lake theme (yes, where the lovelorn couple dies tragically at the end) playing on a music box.

LOVE LUST FAITH + DREAMS Thirty Seconds To Mars

Contest We’re giving away exclusive Thirty Seconds To Mars merchandise. Find out how on facebook.com/ campusplus

And oh, there’s a female voice whispering ‘Love’, ‘Lust’, ‘Faith’ and ‘Dreams’, to mark each section of the album.

Grand Prize Official Thirty Seconds To Mars T-Shirt worth RM299.90 Official Thirty Seconds To Mars Wristband worth RM29.90 Thirty Seconds To Mars - Love Lust Faith + Dreams album

In a way, Love Lust Faith + Dreams is like a rock opera, albeit one which story line befuddles me slightly. That being said, the tracks worth listening to and keeping on your playlist are Conquistador, City of Angels, The Race and Do or Die.

Second Prize Official Thirty Seconds To Mars Wristband worth RM29.90 Thirty Seconds To Mars - Love Lust Faith + Dreams album

Check out more on Thirty Seconds To Mars album on Spotify and itunes.

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Reviews by Jocelyn Loke

#Willpower can be perfectly summed up in the lyrics of the album’s second track, Hello -“I just wanna have fun tonight, with all of my friends, all of my friends”, because that is precisely what Will.i.am did...have fun with friends.

#WILLPOWER Will.i.am

Eleven of the 15 tracks feature collaborations with artistes like Britney Spears, Justin Bieber, Nicole Sherzinger, Eva Simmons, Skylar Grey, Miley Cyrus and more, and while I won’t say if there’s any musical merit, it is clear that Will.i.am is having fun, recording things that he likes, which right now sounds a lot like Europop. The only exception in the entire album is the first track, Good Morning, an ambient almostmeditative intro, after which your eardrums get into a rude shock for the rest of the album.

Check out more on Will.i.am album on Spotify and itunes.

Contest Join the #Willpower contest and stand a chance to win some exclusive merchandise! Find out how on facebook.com/campusplus Grand Prize Official Black Eyed Peas Umbrella worth RM79.90 Official Black Eyed Peas Tote Bag worth RM39.90 Will.i.am - #willpower album Second Prize Official Black Eyed Peas Tote Bag worth RM 9.90 Will.i.am - #willpower album Third Prize Will.i.am - #willpower album

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Reviews by Jocelyn Loke

MOTHER Natalie Maines

BLOODSPORTS Suede

In her debut as a solo artiste, Natalie Maines, lead singer of Dixie Chicks, sounds like she belongs more in Lilith Fair than the CMA Music Festival. It’s a clear move away from her previous genre, something which the Chicks have done since being shunned by their country music peers over Maine’s infamous comment involving ex-President Bush and the Iraqi war. In Mother, comprising original songs as well as her take on covers (Jeff Buckley’s Lover, You Should Have Come Over, Eddie Vedder’s Without You, Pink Floyd’s Mother, The JayHawks’ I’d Run Away), Maines proves she’s not afraid to showcase her raw, almost grim vocals, especially in Free Life, Without You, Lover. Trained, Silver Bell and Come Cryin’ To Me.

Four commercially successful albums, one flopped record, a breakup, a reunion, and Suede now presents us with its latest, Bloodsports. Is the comeback worthwhile? Well, it does seem that lead singer-songwriter Brett Anderson is out of his fugue, although Suede’s albums in the 90s made a bigger musical impact. Still, Bloodsports feels like a revival of what Suede used to be – with the first half of the album decadently manic and the second half depressively gloomy, in a way only Suede knows how. Listen to the angst in Hit Me, Barriers, Snowblind, It Starts and Ends With You, and brood to Sometimes I Feel I’ll Float Away and Always.

COMEDOWN MACHINE The Strokes

PARAMORE Paramore

About 10 seconds into the album’s first track, I hit pause, looked up that same track on YouTube and even ejected the CD to check if I was, indeed, listening to The Strokes’ latest album. Why? It seems like the band has hurtled back into the 1980’s, a cross between shiny disco balls and the New Wave era, especially with Tap Out, Welcome to Japan, One Way Trigger and the aptly titled, Comedown Machine. In between, you’d find a couple of tracks, such as 50/50 and All The Time, that is decidedly The Strokes we know. And then the album closes with lead Julian Casablancas breaking into a falsetto in Chances and Happy Ending. Say what? Yes, my thoughts exactly. But at least no one could accuse the band of being boring.

Despite the self-titled album being less emo-punk and featuring more uppity beats, the band’s fourth album feels like a big middle finger intended for founding members and former bandmates, Josh and Zac Farro. Take Interlude: Moving On for example; ‘Let ‘em spill their guts, ‘Cos one day they’re gonna slip on ‘em’; or even Ain’t It Fun with ‘So what are you gonna do, When the world don’t orbit around you?’. That being said, the music in this album, is surprisingly upbeat. In Ain’t It Fun, there’s even a gospel choir backing lead Hayley Williams. Other top tracks include Fast In My Car, Still Into You, Hate To See Your Heart Break, (One Of Those) Crazy Girls and Grow Up.

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Unplugged

Time & Tide Waits For No Man By Shahril Bahrom

If you are a fan of post-hardcore/alternative rock music, there’s no need to look beyond our own shores. Local college band Time & Tide pulls out all the stops to bring passionate emotive vocals, chaotic breakdowns, as well as heartfelt lyrics to listeners. In this exclusive interview, the band members shares stories of their trials and tribulations in a highly competitive music industry. The band comprises of Aiman Syafiq Alwi on vocals, Putera Zamir as lead guitarist, Oli May on Bass, and Ozzie on drums. Initially a two-man band, Aiman met Zamir through mutual friends in 2011. The pair sought a release from their former bands to play the style of music they are mutually passionate about. After some elbow-rubbing, Time & Tide was born.

over guitar and bass. When Oli and Ozzie joined up, the band set to work on its digital EP titled ‘3’ with a mission to re-shape the post-hardcore genre in Malaysia. In 2012, Time & Tide started performing at adrenaline-pumping gigs like ‘Rock The World 2012’ where it won the RTW12 Studio Jam Tour KL Division. It got to play alongside more established bands like Hujan, Incarnation, and I, Revival at the Northern Music Festival 2012.

“We find that our toughest challenge is in preserving ourselves as a band, “ says Zamir. “At some point, this becomes a business and there will be many temptations to sell out for money. Our advice to new bands is, try and strike a balance between the business and creative parts.”

“The name Time & Tide is meant to be symbolic” “The name Time & Tide is meant to be symbolic in nature, with an ocean theme. It’s to express life experiences of the band, and giving our listeners something to relate to in song. Just like life, time is flexible but never stops, while tide refers to the consistent ocean theme of some of our favourite metal bands,” Zamir said during the interview.

When asked if the band would see a theme change in the future, Zamir said: “Change is inevitable. But we will not stray too far from our original sound.”

With support from family and friends, as well as the influence of the music they love, the pair went to work writing day and night to create their first single, Mannequinne. They enlisted the help of Subhuman Productions to record the single where Aiman handled drums and vocals while Zamir took

After completing “3” last year, the band is now aggressively working on a new album. It has already released a new single called Confession, for the upcoming album. Time & Tide has also won a poll to perform in Malaysia Metalcore Festival 2013 come August at Black Box, Publika. CAMPUS PLUS

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By Jocelyn Loke

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VERONIKA DECIDES TO DIE Paulo Coelho In order to appreciate life, one must taste death With a bottle of pills in her hands, she begins her journey of dying. Veronika takes the pills, one by one, and savours the moment until she feels complete darkness enveloping her.

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hat’s what happened to Veronika, who tries to take her own life because she wanted to die. A seemingly perfect young woman, with everything going for her, Veronika feels the void inside her growing bigger and bigger each day – until one day, she decides to give in to that little voice inside her head.

Veronika decides to die. But she instead wakes up in a mental hospital. She’s told that while she didn’t manage to die, she only has a few more days to live as her suicide attempt has left her heart severely damaged. With little left to lose, Veronika embarks on a journey of self-

exploration and discovery. She frees herself to experience what she has never dared to before - the emotions of hatred, love, curiosity, fear, sexual awakening. She makes friends at the mental hospital and finds that insanity is just a reflection of society’s perception on what is normal and what is not. It’s interesting to know that the book is based on events in Coelho’s life. The story ultimately questions where is the thin line between sanity and insanity. In a world where societal conformation is a norm, is one

considered mad because one can’t seem to adjust to a social structure that does not tolerate individuality? We’re often told that mad people are placed in asylums to shield them from danger, but what if the danger really is the society and not the asylum patients? Within the confines of the asylum, Veronika and the patients are able to explore freely on their perception of madness and sanity. It is this exploration, without fear or judgement, that sets them on the path of realisation of what it means to live.

New Releases

Wedding Night Sophie Kinsella

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eet Lottie and Ben. Young, spontaneous and carefree at 18, the pair made a pact to get married if they’re both still single at 30. But of course, these things usually don’t pan

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out. Usually. Fast forward to the present, Lottie has just broken up with her boyfriend, Richard, over the proposal that never happened. It is then that Ben reappears, reminding Lottie of their pact, and they both decide to march up to the altar, and head for a honeymoon on a Greek island where they first met. Sounds like a great plan. But of course, not everyone shares their excitement, especially Lottie’s sister, Fliss, and Ben’s friend, Lorcan, who have made it their mission to stop the insanity.

And The Mountains Echoed Khaled Hosseini

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n his latest book, Hosseini weaves together layers of stories to create a rich tapestry of painful history and enduring bonds set across Kabul, Paris, San Francisco and the Greek island

of Tinos. The stories – siblings painfully separated as children, jealousy between a pair of twins, the marriage of an older Kabul merchant to a younger Westernthinking poet, the quiet intimacy between a servant and employer – are set amid a backdrop of the glittering Westernised Kabul. The city is later ripped apart by war and turmoil, as the tales unfold to reveal the irrevocable consequences of each action and the struggles that remain.


Food Directory

FREE HUGS WITH EVERY BIG HUG BURGER By Shahril Bahrom

Decor

Big Hug Burger boasts a homely living room interior. It has one section with sofas and low tables, another with high tables and bar stools, and yet another with smaller square tables enough for two for a more intimate dining experience. Warm yellow lights wash through the restaurant with ambient charm and its walls boast nostalgia with an acoustic guitar, steel buckets that hold plants and flowers, ceramic plates, and other artsy memorabilia. Contemporary pop music by Jessie J, Bruno Mars, etc. playforth from the speakers. This isn’t such a surprise as one of the restaurant owners is a graphic artist and a former children’s art school teacher!

Most of you won’t expect a hug from a restaurant owner when you enter the shop, but at Big Hug Burger, this is a warm and welcoming experience. After that, you feel even more comfortable as you sit on the soft sofas or cuddle the giant teddy bear that occupies one of the tables there.

Food

For those of you who have yet to dine at Bug Hug Burger, you are in for a treat. On one hand, the burger size-toprice ratio is well worth your money. At the price range of Big Hug Burger’s burgers, the patty size served is fair enough. On the other hand, the restaurant owners focus on featuring comparatively healthier ingredients on the menu -- from wholemeal buns to grass-fed Australian beef and fresh corn-oil. Three kinds of burgers are offered: your choice of beef, chicken, or fish, cooked with different condiments and sauces. For example, the Cheesy Chicken Burger is a grilled chicken fillet burger with cheese sauce. If you like fish, there's also the salmon fillet and battered dory burgers. Last but not least, what is a burger meal without sides? Classic French fries never go out of style. Big Hug Burger’s fries come with herbs sprinkled on them and have a soft, fluffy texture instead of the crispy type that some might prefer. If you’re tired of boring old fries, try the Cheesy Wedges or Onion Rings.

Location & service

Big Hug Burger is fairly easy to find. It’s right opposite the Taylor’s Business School campus near Subang Square shopping gallery in SS15, Subang Jaya. But ibe warned: at peak hours, the queue can get really long. One blogger said there have been customers who had to wait for about two hours to get their food. You know what they say: all good things come to he that waits! And, it starts with a hug. CAMPUS PLUS

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Travel

MALACCA

Of Historical Sites and Fort Rubbles

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hen it comes to a Malaysian city that is rich with history, one does not have to look further than Malacca. The small state’s capital was listed as a World Heritage City by Unesco in July 2008, a feat achieved after four years of consecutive bids to the international body. The city is an eclectic mix of historical sites and fort rubble, all bearing stories of the colourful, and sometimes bloody, past of the conquerors and colonialist powers of the Southeast Asia region. Visiting the historical city, as Malacca City is tagged at today, is a relaxed weekend outing.

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s Malacca is only 150km away from Kuala Lumpur, driving there takes only 1.5 hours via the North South Expressway (exit Ayer Keroh toll). That’s the most convenient mode of transportation. But if driving isn’t an option, you have the option of using several bus operators running the Kuala Lumpur – Malacca route. Tickets are priced between RM12 – RM13 for a oneway journey, which takes about 2 hours. The buses depart every half hour from the Terminal Bersepadu Selatan at Bandar Tasik Selatan (accessible via LRT and KTM Komuter) and

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arrives at Melaka Sentral. They are air-conditioned!

MUST DO’S

Melaka River Cruise See the sights of Malacca at a leisurely pace with the river cruise. Comes with an audio commentary and offers new perspectives of the historical city. Board the cruise at either the Muara Jetty (next to Quayside Heritage Centre) or Taman Rempah Jetty (next to Hang Jebat Bridge). Cost: RM10 (45 minutes). Tel: 06-281 4322/23

Trishaw Ride Explore the city on a kitschy trishaw, if nothing but for novelty sake. The drivers are friendly and some even act as guides. Going price is RM40 an hour, but do confirm the amount before boarding. Explore the colonial quarter with its historical sites looming over you majestically – A Famosa, St. Paul’s Church, Dutch Square, Stadthuys and Christ Church. Other sites: Don’t forget Chinatown

and Jonker Street (also known as Jalan Hang Jebat), where you’ll find streets dotted with mini-museums, art galleries, cafes and shops selling touristy souvenirs and antiques of questionable authenticity. On weekend nights, the street comes alive with a night bazaar with many a stall peddling wares and local delicacies. It’s a fun walk through.

EAT

Chicken rice balls (RM9) - Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, 18 Jonker Street - Opens daily 8.30am-3pm


STAY

Malacca is chock-a-block with hostels, guesthouses and bedand-breakfasts suitable for the young and young at heart. These are our favourites as not only are they reasonably priced, but they are also located in and around the vicinity of Chinatown and Jonker Walk, making it convenient to explore the area on foot. Not only that, these are also a favourite with backpackers, which means you can easily make friends.

River One Residence Address: 60-62, Jalan Kampung Pantai, 75200 Malacca. Tel: 06-281 0370 Rates: RM30 – RM49 The Jiong House Address: 76, Jalan Pantai, Malacca. Tel: 06-286 1678 Rates: RM20 – RM70

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Tidur Tidur Guesthouse and Hostel Address: 92, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca.

Tel: 014-928 3817 Rates: RM15 – RM20 Voyage Guesthouse Address: 40, Lorong Hang Jebat, Malacca. Tel: 06-281 5216 Rates: RM15 – RM55 Sayang-Sayang Youth Hostel Address: 16, Jalan Kampung Hulu, 75100 Malacca. Tel: 012-250 5138 / 06-281 4326 Rates: RM9 – RM75

Durian cendol (RM4) - Jonker 88, 88 Jonker Street - Opens daily 10am – 6pm / Saturday 10am – 10pm Portuguese baked fish, fried squid, grilled brinjal and devil curry - San Pedro Restaurant, Portuguese Settlement (situated at the residential street behind the Portuguese Square) - Closed on Wednesdays Satay celup (RM0.80 a skewer) - Capitol Satay Celup 41, Lorong Bukit Cina - Opens daily 5.00pm onwards Closed on Mondays CAMPUS PLUS

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Kaki Seni Festival

ell known Malaysian arts portal Kaki Seni recently brought the arts alive with the week-long KakiSeni Festival, showcasing the various forms of performing arts in the country. Held in and around the Bukit Bintang area, the festival, which was held from April 22 to April 30, was done to provide a space to highlight the various forms of creative arts in the world but also as a lead up to the Boh Cameronian Awards which took place on May 1. The Boh Cameronian Awards, also organised by Kaki Seni, aims to celebrate outstanding performances in dance, music, theatre and musical theatre performed in the year before. The Kaki Seni festival saw a wide array of events being held such as circus acts, singing, busking, the setting up of a black box theatre stage inside the Pavilion Shopping Centre and workshops. The highlight of the week was a street-long parade encircling the shopping mall that included all the events featured that week.

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Aside from the showcase of a wide variety of visual and performing arts, the festival also included a workshop series that discussed the importance of performing arts in the modern day. The subject most noted was the topic of ‘The Role and Purpose of an Arts Council’. The discussion, which revolved around the importance of an arts council to the growth of the arts scene in a city or state, featured an international panel comprised of Sarah Gardner, Executive Director of the International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA), Sadayuki Higuch, freelance Arts Administrator, Japan and Audrey Wong, former nominated Member of Singapore Parliament. The session, which lasted nearly 2 hours, also saw the panel sharing success stories from across different countries, which could be used by the local Malaysian arts councils. The session was chaired by BFM radio presenter, Sharaad Kuttan.


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Mini Boot Camp at KDU

he KDU University College’s School of Communication and Creative Arts arranged a special mini boot camp for students aspiring to make it big in the entertainment industry. They managed to bring in popular names such as Amber Chia, Hunny Madu, Sharifah Aleya, and Kieran from HOT FM, all of whom are no strangers to the entertainment scenes, to make special appearances. Participants of the session gained an insight into the industry; from modelling, hosting, acting, grooming, broadcasting, and more. They also had the chance to meet and speak with the celebrities as well as make new friends. The KDU School of Communication and Creative Arts engage its students in hands on experiences, giving them the right amount of exposure. Students will learn how to market, brand, and position themselves in this competitive industry as the syllabus is carefully crafted to allow progression into undergraduate studies and in performing arts as well as communication and media studies.

PJ Laugh Fest Niamah Sutra A ctor and radio personality Patrick Teoh, together with stand-up comedian Douglas Lim, put on a gut-busting parody of the typical Malaysian’s views on racism and politics (two things everyone in this country has an opinion about) that will surely leave you laughing until you eventually ‘black out’ from lack of oxygen. Niamah Sutra tells its Malaysian audience to embrace all the things that make us Malaysians, like speaking English in our native accents, blaming the government for everything, and making stereotypical jokes about each other, with each other, over a glass of teh tarik. The entire show was presented in good humour of course, and both Patrick and Douglas pulled it off without a hitch.

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Listing

Malaysia International Dive Expo 5 - 7 July 2013

Hall 3, Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur For dive enthusiasts, this is your chance to get everything under the sun (and the sea) on dive products and services, plus special discounts offered by exhibitors. www.mide.com.my/mideexpo

Bon Odori Festival 6 July 2013

Shah Alam Matsushita Stadium, Selangor Bon Odori (meaning Bon dance) is a festival held every summer as a reminder of the gratefulness one should feel towards one's ancestors. One of the largest Bon Odori celebrations outside Japan, this joyous event is also a showcase of Japanese art, dance, food and drinks. www.tourism.gov.my

Relay For Life Melaka 6 -7 July 2013

St. David's High School, Malacca Relay For Life is a 16-hour overnight event starting from dusk to dawn the next day. Individuals survivors and people from all walks of life come together to take turns to walk the track continuously to fight against cancer. www.relayforlifemalaysia.com

Melaka World Heritage City Celebration 7 July 2013

Bandar Hilir, Malacca On 7 July 2008, Melaka was declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO. Its heritage buildings, cultural enclaves and places of worship are visited by history buffs and tourists from around the globe. Participate in the exciting anniversary celebrations to commemorate the historic occasion. www.tourism.gov.my

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Penang Heritage City Celebration

Chelsea F.C. Asia Tour 2013

Esplanade, Penang George Town was accorded the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List of Cities and Sights for its 'outstanding universal value' on 7 July, 2008. A month-long celebration filled with cultural and music shows, traditional crafts demonstrations and exhibitions awaits you.

Shah Alam Stadium Chelsea Football Club fans in Malaysia are all abuzz with excitement for the English Premier League team’s 2013/2014 pre-season tour. The Malaysian XI is looking forward to playing Chelsea again and they hope to reverse the scoreline in Malaysia's favour. Chelsea won 2-0 in 2008 and 1-0 in 2011

7 July 2013

www.tourism.gov.my

Charity Treasure Walk-A-Hunt 14 July 2013

SSTWO Mall, Petaling Jaya The All Women's Action Society AWAM an organisation that advocates for gender equality is organising its 8th Charity Treasure Hunt on July 14. Take part and 'Step Up For Change'. www.awam.org.my

Treasure Hunt @ Setia City Mall 14 July 2013

Setia City Mall, Shah Alam The Charity Tresure Hunt 2013 is open to all age group and registration is on a first come, first served basis. Funds raised from the event will go to Hospice Klang. www.hospiceklang.org

S.H.E 2GETHER 4EVER 2013 20 July 2013

Putra Indoor Stadium, Bukit Jalil Fans of S.H.E., rejoice! The girl group will be making a stop in Kuala Lumpur as part of their 2GETHER 4EVER World Tour. Tickets are priced at RM168, RM228, RM268, RM368, RM428, RM488 and RM588. www.galaxy.com.my

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ticketpro.com.my

The Tailor Made Man 26 - 28 July 2013

PJ Live Arts, Jaya One Joseph’s dreams have often landed him in trouble, but this time his brothers decide that they’ve had enough. Little do they know that their plan to get rid of Joseph will set in motion a series of events that will affect a nation and more. Why do bad things happen to good people? And who exactly is the mysterious Tailor character that keeps recurring in his dreams? www.pjlivearts.my

LaughFest: Niamah Sutra

31 July – 3 August 2013

PJ Live Arts, Jaya One Back by popular demand for a second run! Malaysia’s original Talking Cock-er meets the Cocky Talker! Patrick Teoh and Douglas Lim open the festival in this highly-anticipated double-bill of karmic proportions. www.pjlivearts.my


#2 Do #4 Accept Compliments! your Heads Up, best! Shoulders Wellness

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E x a m s , assignments, presentations, and teammates who never show up will Everyone struggles with confidence. The lack of send your blood it weighs us down, and the search for it is like a pumping and your treasure map that only leads to clue after clue. palms sweating. How You must first know that you are not alone. But it is are you going to deal up to you to boost your own confidence. with all the stress? Here are 5 tips on how you can build your The best way is to take a confidence as you step onto your campus. step back and realign your thoughts. Remind yourself to do your best and not worry about the outcome. That way, you won’t have a reason to stress over everything, and you will be assured you’ve done your level best.

#1 Plan! #3 You are

Even though procrastination is like a tempting cupcake, don’t fall for it. Always plan when it comes to assignments, group work, and exams. With planning, you will be prepared for whatever comes your way. And, you will know what you want and where you’re heading. Planning does not mean you are immune to failure, but at least you have backup plans to help you succeed. When you are sure of what you are doing, you will be confident enough to tackle your assignments like a professional wrestler.

talented, remember that!

Take time to recognise your talents and good qualities. There is a reason why group assignments are given in courses, and the reason is to let everyone express their talents in a group. You may be good at research; your friend may be good at art, while another could be good at presenting. When all of you come together it’s a group of talented people shining their own light.

Yes, some might see that as pride, but there is a difference between being proud and accepting compliments. We all deserve to be praised for excelling and it’s not wrong to humbly accept a pat on the back when you’ve done well.

#5 Look Confident! This does not just apply to the way you dress, but the way you carry yourself. A confident person has their head up and their shoulders back. They may not be the most fashionable person, but they speak boldly and confidently. They are not acting but just showing their real personality to everyone! Be yourself and let the real you come out. Why Is Confidence Important? For a freshie, confidence will help you make new friends, get acquainted with your course quickly, and help you transition from high school to college. Your confidence will prepare you to face the new challenges of a campus life, giving you courage to try new things. It is really important for you to adapt quickly, and if you have confidence you won’t have a problem with that! As for students who have been in college for a few years, confidence will keep you going strong! You may have started off college full of confidence, but after a few years you realise that you don’t speak up and share your thoughts anymore. It is important for you to regain your confidence as it will push you to do better. College might get boring or mundane, but with confidence you will always find something fun to do. After all, these are the years where you would have the most fun! If you are in your final year or semester, confidence is really important. You will need confidence to finish up your final papers, test the waters of the working world through your internship, and start preparing to leave your college life for the real world. Confidence will keep you calm despite stress hammering at your door. College is where you prepare yourself for the working environment, which may not be as carefree. There will be more people to deal with, more demands from those around you, and definitely more commitments. Without confidence in yourself and your abilities, it will be hard to survive. Use these five tips to start training your confidence!

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CampusTalk

This month on Campus Chat, we sat down with four students from Taylor's University Lakeside Campus and asked...

What are 5 things you don't like your dates doing, when you are out together? CHRISTIE WONG, 20, LAW STUDENT

1. Guys who walk too fast. 2. Guys who drive dangerously fast and stop too close to other cars. 3. I don’t like it when they check out other girls when they are on a date with me. 4. Being unable to make decisions and always depending on me to decide what to do, where to go etc. 5. When guys try to take advantage of me during a date. There is such a thing as coming on too strong.

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SURESH, 24, MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENT

1. Dates who spend too much time on the phone when we are together. 2. Not maintaining eye contact during the date. It shows that they are uncomfortable and in turn, makes me uncomfortable. 3. Yawning during the date. 4. Only talking about herself. 5. Dates being too quiet. It will make things awkward.

GIDEON JOHN LUKE, 21, LAW STUDENT

1. Trying too hard. For example, too much makeup. Worrying too much about her looks etc. 2. Being too quiet. It will make the date dull and awkward. 3. Being unfocused on the date. For example, spending the entire time on her mobile phone. 4. Comparing you to her former boyfriends. Telling stories of past relationships. It’s like they haven’t gotten over them. 5. Loud laughter. I know it sounds silly, but girls who laugh too loud are a turnoff for me.

JOANNA OOI, 22, LAW STUDENT

1. Dates who keep texting on the phone. 2. Bringing up ex-girlfriends during a conversation. It’s a taboo topic for me. 3. Never on time. Tardy. 4. Always indecisive. 5. Those who don’t know how to start a conversation.

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IT’S A GALAXY FOR

Wired Up

HUMANS Reviewed by Shahril Bahrom

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verybody has been talking about it, anticipating it, and wanting to get one. But is the Samsung Galaxy S4 really all it’s cracked up to be?

Campus Plus will tell you all about it with our handson review of the mobile phone made for humans.

Dimensions & Weight First of all, you may be consistently groping your pockets if you own an S4 to check if it’s still there. The phone is super light, weighing in at about 130 grams (About 10 grams lighter than Apple’s iPhone 4S). In our opinion, this maks the phone feel very fragile. The S4’s screen, on the other hand, is a satisfying 5-inch AMOLED display with 16M colours.

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and pictures more interesting. Pictures and videos taken with the device come out crisp, and with very vibrant colours, thanks to the 13-megapixel camera.

Features Other features on the phone could make a decent tool for breaking the ice. For example, the Smart Scroll feature which tracks the position of your eyes to scroll up and down a web page. Or, the Air View feature that allows you to swipe the screen without touching it!

Performance & Storage The S4 is a powerhouse running on two sets of quad-core chipsets, making it an eight-core device. It comes with storage space of up to 64GB, with the option to add up to an extra 64GB with a MicroSD card. With the Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean) operating system thrown in to the mix, you have a superphone in your hands.


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My Passport Ultra

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estern Digital’s (WD) latest portable hard drive series – My Passport Ultra – combines additional layers of data security with superfast USB 3.0 connectivity, a slim, compact design, and four colour choices. There are three models available, each with varying storage capacities (500GB, 1TB, 2TB). The 2TB models is capable of storing up to 400,000 photos or 150 hours of movies or 500,000 songs!

It also comes with the built-in WD SmartWare Pro automatic backup software which allows you to store data in a dropbox account. The 500GB model is priced at RM219 while the 1TB model costs RM279. My Passport Ultra hard drives are compatible with both Windows and Mac OSX operating systems.

Logitech G19s gaming keyboard

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he Logitech G19s gaming keyboard feeds you a steady flow of intel, including vital stats, game-specific apps, and customisable information panels, all in full colour on an integrated, adjustable GamePanel™ LCD. The keyboard also features advanced surface materials for durability and comfort. A hydrophobic coating on

the palm rest helps keep your hand from sticking, while the durable UV coating gives keys longer life. With Logitech Gaming Software, you can configure the 12 programmable G-keys with up to 36 different functions across three different modes with three macros per key. Available for a suggested retail price of RM699.

STYLISH YET POWERFUL

L9by LG

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uilt with a sleek frame that is only 0.36-inches thin, and surrounded by premium metal trim to provide designerlevel styling, the LG Optimus L9 is the latest in its stylefocused L-Series of smartphones.

LG Optimus L9 features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a gorgeous 4.5-inch qHD Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2 display for bright colours and clear text. It is equipped with a 2,150 mAh battery so users can watch

video, listen to music, explore the Internet or chat with friends and family for hours with just one charge. Internal memory comes at 1GB of DDR2 RAM. The L9 comes equipped with an 8MP camera.

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Tech Games

Star Wars 1313 S

tar Wars 1313™ is a new mature videogame set in the most dangerous place in the Star Wars ™ galaxy.

Don’t break a nail!

This third person action adventure game will take players to a dark and vast subterranean metropolis, where they will play a lethal bounty hunter navigating through this ruthless world. Gamers, this is definitely one game not to be missed!

Aw, poor guy… he couldn’t find a horn to replace his broken one.

Headshot! Probably headless when I’m done.

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That’s a long way up!

Gotta… make… this… jump!

Keep calm and don’t look down.

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OffThe Shelf

GARNIER Acno Fight 6-In-1 Anti-Acne

DOVE Body Wash With Nutriummoisture

Clear skin is not just a woman’s want, it’s a guy’s prerogative too. The Garnier Men Acno 6-in-1 Anti-Acne Scrub contains HerbaRepair that helps to make marks left by spots less visible and Purifying Salicylic Acid to help reduce pimples and control excess sebum. Retailing at RM7.90 for 50ml and RM14.90 for 100ml.

The NutriumMoisture combines the mild cleansing benefits of DEFI (Directly Esterified Fatty Isethionate), which creates a nourishing complex that cares for skin’s long-term beauty. This first-of-its-kind body wash technology takes a dual approach to healthy skin by preserving both proteins and lipids during cleansing, critical for optimal long-term beautiful skin. Available in 1-litre bottles at RM22.90 and 200ml at RM5.90.

CLEAN & CLEAR Fruit Essentials

Facial cleanser Fruit Essentials, the latest product offering in the Clean & Clear line, removes oil and dirt on skin, and is also packed with anti-bacterial ingredients to combat common skin problems without overdrying, leaving skin feeling fresh and looking radiant. Comes in 3 variants - Energizing Berry, Purifying Apple and Brightening Lemon, and retails at RM12.90 (100ml).

STABILO Be Wild!

Inspired by safari wild life, stationery maker Stabilo has released an animal-themed set of pens. The limited edition BE WILD! collection has a pen for every need, with the existing STABILO bionic, STABILO’s move, and STABILO swing cool range, and is available in 3 wild life designs. Prices range from RM4.40 to RM32.90.

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MENTHOLATUM Lip Pure Orange

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Sports

MMA - A tale of blood and bruises By Dinesh Menon

It’s taken the world by storm, this thing we call MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). The combination of various martial disciplines into this one art, wrapped in a competitive 6-sided arena, now has about 16 million strong following in the United States.

What is MMA?

challengers. That’s us. So the brand matchup goes very well. It’s definitely a positioning with a community which is probably a million people in and around the MMA community. It’s definitely associating ourselves with those kind of people. And I think that’s perfect for us because as this is the fastest growing sport in the world, sooner or later, other people are going to want to get into the game.”

It’s the combination of moves from various martial arts that generally fall within the same category. The 2 general categories are said to be Striking and Grappling techniques, while wikipedia mentions 3 areas which are Standing, Clinch and Ground. The combination of arts most often employed by fighters are mainly from muay Thai, karate, jiu jitsu,jJudo, wrestling, boxing and sambo. What makes MMA unique as an art form is that, with the various combinations, there is no definite style. One fighter may well have a silat-judo-wrestling background while his opponent may have a kung fu-Brazillian-ju jitsu background and go into a fight with something different. In fact, 2 opponents with the same background may still have different styles in the ring. The only style in MMA is essentially, no style. The father of MMA in the US is essentially none other than... the late, great Bruce Lee. His philosophy of combining the best aspects of various martial arts into his creation of the Jeet Kune Do kung fu, and the style of training that he employed to teach this art, was the seed of today’s MMA. This point was noted by President of UFC, Dana White in her 2004 speech: “Actually, the father of mixed martial arts was Bruce Lee. If you look at the way Bruce Lee trained, the way he fought, and many of the things he wrote, he said the perfect style was no style. You take a little something from everything. You take the good things from every different discipline, use what works, and you throw the rest away.” Who knew the father of “Hai-yaaaaah!” would go on the spawn an entire competitive industry! But indeed, as he taught, one must know how to fight.

MMA in Malaysia….

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The largest amateur MMA competition showcased a different facet of the competitive sport – the gore and adrenaline. The event, which was sponsored by telco provider TuneTalk, saw competitors go all out in a 12 round tournament. For those who were there, it was an event overflowing with adrenaline. In an interview with Campus Plus, TuneTalk CEO Jason Lo explained the telco’s reasons for sponsoring the fight show. “There are millions of martial arts practitioners in Malaysia. People doing taekwondo or karate. They are large associations. There are 250 gyms in Malaysia where martial arts of some form is taught. The fastest growing sport which brings all martial arts together in the world is MMA. It is the fastest growing sport in the world. “Fighters are hard-working, dedicated and they are


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SQUASH WARRIOR

By Dinesh Menon

There is something special about squash players. On the court, they’re in a state of hyper-focus, driven by a roaring will. But when I met Low Wee Wern, currently the World’s No. 6 squash player, I was struck by her easy-going, friendly attitude. 70

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he second Malaysian female squash player to reach the top 10 rung of the world squash table is, in our view, well on her way to reaching the coveted number one spot. She has the makings of a squash warrior, ever ready for competitive battle.

Being the 2nd only Malaysian to achieve that is an amazing feeling. The British Junior Open victory was bittersweet. I’ve played that tournament since I was 11 but I just could not manage to win it. I’ve made the semifinals or the finals every single year but I just could not win it! Thank God I finally won it on my last year!

You began playing squash at age 9. Why squash? It was more of a weekend activity to keep me occupied. My mum gave me two options - tennis or squash. It was partly because my parents were just divorced then and she wanted to let me have something ‘fresh’. So I chose squash, not knowing what it was, to be honest. Tennis is very dependent on the weather and I can’t play alone. So, squash, played indoors, was a better option.

At which point did you realise squash would be more than a game? What made me believe I could be one of the top squash players in the country was when I won the Asian Junior Championships three times, making me the only other Malaysian who achieved that besides Datuk Nicol David. It wasn’t an easy decision to turn down scholarships from renowned universities in United States and to choose squash instead. What was the first squash tournament you entered? It was a National Junior Interstate and I was 10 years old, competing in the Under 15 category. I lost to a national player in about 10 minutes and that was my first match, first loss! Not a great start! At this point, you’ve won three Asian Junior Championship titles and the prestigious British Junior Open. How does that feel? Well, winning the Asian Junior Champs three times was definitely the highlight of my junior career.

Nicol is the World No. 1 player. How much does she influence you and your game? Nicol is a good friend of mine, and it’s an honour to be travelling with her and to play on the same team. She is always there when I have a bad game and she knows how to deal with all that as she has been through it herself. She is a great role model not just to squash players, but to all athletes in general. Who else is an inspiration in your life? Nicol is more like a role idol than inspiration to me, to be honest. Roger Federer is my other favourite sportsperson as he is just a legend on and off court. But my inspiration is my mum, sister and coach. They have done so much for me and guided me from day one, and I owe it to them to be the best that I can be.

How much of time did squash take up when you were in school? I started representing Penang at the age of 10 and Malaysia just before I turned 11. I travelled quite a bit for tournaments and would be absent from school for at least two months in a year. I remember taking all my exams on the same day until 6pm so I could fly off the next morning for a tournament! Also, I was training every day and would go to the squash court straight from school. How did you balance the demands of school and sports? I was in a government school up until I completed my UPSR. It was tough being away from school and trying to catch up all the time. Fortunately, I was offered a scholarship to study at a private school in Penang when I was 13 and it was much more flexible. The teachers fully supported my squash career and would prepare my homework in advance so I could take it along with me when I travelled for tournaments. But on normal days, I would go to school in the morning, get as much work done as possible in school, head for training right after and would continue the balance of my work at night after dinner.

Once that is set, then the determination comes in. It’s not always going to be a smooth sailing path but in the end it is worth it. Then again, there is no substitute for hard work. Talent can only take you this far and the rest boils down to utter hard work.

How do you balance having a professional career and a normal life? It is basically how bad you want to succeed. I do still hang out with my friends, have coffee, watch movies, chill by the beach but all that is done around my training schedule. If I do have a night out with friends, I will be home by 11pm, so I could have enough rest for training the next morning. What is your personal motto that keeps you going? To be the best that I can be. Onwards and upwards is my motto in life. What were the factors, in your opinion, that aided you in achieving this feat? I worked very hard to be where I am at today. It’s not always easy waking up to a painful run session and then spend 4 hours on a squash court, day in and day out, six days a week. Many sacrifices were made to get me where I am at today. But I couldn’t have done this alone. My coach, Aaron Soyza, was there from the start and he too played a major part in my career. He used to pick me up from school to go to the squash courts and spent hours making me a better player. My mum and sister were always very supportive as well. But as a person, I am very determined to achieve my goals. I set my goals and also the ways and what needs to be done in order to achieve it. What do you think is your competitive advantage? On court, I think my stronger point is that I generally move quite well on court with speed and agility, which is a great help. I tend to be quite patient as well, compared with many other players and do not get affected or distracted easily when I am playing. What are winning traits that everyone should have to achieve success in anything they do? First thing is to have a target or a goal. Without that, there is no real direction and you can’t figure out what to do leading up to what you want to achieve.

How do you handle defeat? Accepting a loss is never easy. Life on the professional squash tour can be quite brutal, I must admit. There are sleepless nights after a bad game and it takes a couple of days to actually recover from it. But what doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger. Easier said than done though! How should students handle defeat in such a way that inspires them to move forward? Live and learn. We all make mistakes and learn from it, but the will and determination will take you through. It’s not how many times you fall, but the number of times you get up and charge forward that matters. What is your plan for this year? To break top 5 in the world rankings and being able to play that level of squash consistently. Any advice for students? Know what you want to achieve and work hard towards your goals. To succeed in life, we all need a plan, a vision. There will be hiccups and setbacks along the way, but only the best will be determined enough to keep working hard and eventually get there, when the rest have already given up a long time ago. Most important, stay true to yourself and always be humble!

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It’s Yan For Dance by Mac

Street dancing as a career? Really? Campus Plus chats with Sabah-born Fellest Yan whose love for dance overshadowed his education as an engineer. This 30-year-old now owns his own dance studio, is a choreographer, dance director, street dance event organiser and an entrepreneur. Tell me a little about yourself. I’m actually from an engineering background but dancing has attracted me since I was about 15 What made you want to learn how to dance? It was street dancing that sparked my interest at first. I was very attracted by the energy and the flexibility of the whole dance. I also had a good understanding of music, and because of this I could understand other dance styles although I major in street dance. So what do you do today? It’s all about dance and then everything else about dance – from teaching to providing dancers for shows and events. We, my dance crew and I, also organize dance competitions, dance activities that would help to boost the Malaysian dance scene by raising dance standards. Was this the original career plan? No. It was planned for me to work with my father as an engineer. I never knew that dance will take me down this path. When I first stepped into this path, it was never about the future and how profitable it was going to be, it was just about pure passion. What is the best part about your job? Any setbacks? Well the best part of my job is the art that I am passionate about so I get to live and work through what I’m passionate about. It’s not boring, it’s very interesting and it’s my personal interest so that is the best part about it. The set back is that street dance is still not an art that is much appreciated by society, but there’s more acceptance today. Some people still have misconceptions about street dance. They think street dancing is not part of our Malaysian culture. But when we trace the history of street dancing, it is shared by the whole world. Street dance comprises different dance styles and different dance moves. Your view on the current professional dance scene in Malaysia? Many youngsters are actually really good and talented dancers so I’m pretty sure their mindset is pretty much like me. Sooner or later they realise ‘hey! I’ve been dancing and been a dancer for a while now... seems like this is my future and this is my career’ without realising it has become a part of their career.

How do you make dance a career? You can either become a very well-known dancer, or a choreographer, or then reach for the international stage where you will be dancing for big artistes like Beyoncé. I used to be a Michael Jackson dancer. You can go on to become a super dancer people know about and enter the mainstream commercial line or you can also become a very successful underground dancer where you join different competitions, and win them. Your job is improving yourself to win more and more competitions. You will soon get people inviting you to judge their events or to teach workshops overseas. You could also resolve to have a dance studio where you could teach and at the same time make it a dance agency where you cater for events and corporate shows.

What can students do now? Find the right studio with the right instructor to give you the proper knowledge of dance, who will teach you how to teach yourself instead of just learning and not going any further. You could learn from teachers who have studied in that type of dance, in any country. You don’t need to fly there! If you can find people who have had good teaching and been influenced by the pioneers, you’ll get the right information. That would definitely give you a good foundation to build on to become a really good dancer. You have to learn to become a teacher yourself. That would be the ultimate way to improve your dance skill and your knowledge as a dancer.

"to have the passion and drive to continue dancing" What skill/attitude is necessary when starting out in this career line? One word, one phrase -- really believe in what you are. People might not see that dance as a career path, that it might not have a bright future. Take the negative criticisms and turn into them into positive. Just keep believing in what you are doing and soon you will realise it is not as hard as you thought. And best of all you are able to enjoy what you are doing. That’s the most important part. And the skills? Your dance skill is very important because you are a dancer – never forget that. You need to have a good knowledge about the dance and then you can be involved in the dance scene. When you are in the business side, you must be professional. You need to in cooperate in terms of communication, feelings and your work ethics. While you are working on a show, for events or concerts or even a mere meeting with a client, you should incorporate professionalism. Some people say ‘I’m a soloist. I don’t need to manage a crew’. Hey, you have to manage your own self. Your finances, your schedule, your timetable management, etc.

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things not to say at an interview

Sorry, I'm late

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2. Do you mind if I take 3. this call? $#%$!@$#%%$&^ Absolutely no swear words. At all.

Yes, your interviewer would mind very much if you take that call. And that your phone wasn't switched to silent mode in the first place.

previous manager is 4. My an idiot Verbal bashing of your previous supervisor or employer

will tell your interviewer one thing – that you would do the same to him once you part ways with the company.

down with that / I'm 5. I'm a pretty chillax person / That's awesome, dude!

No slang language! Interviews are not casual conversations but formal discussions about your career. So, speak good English grammar.

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LUST KL By Shahril Bahrom

Speaking figuratively, indulge yourself at this hotspot in Kuala Lumpur named after one of the seven deadly sins. When you feel like putting your party hat on, head over to Lust. It’s a quick stroll from Changkat Bukit Bintang, just opposite No Black Tie and Palate Palette on Jalan Nagasari. The club greets all its patrons with a wash of purple neon lighting at its main entrance, a sign that your night is about to get wild.

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Venue

As you enter this den of dance and drinks, the first things you’ll notice are two bars; one on the left and one on the right. The one on the left is nothing short of a slab, glowing bright neon blue that will envelope any of its occupants in that same light. The bartender is constantly juggling mixing flasks to keep you entertained. The bar on the right is more reminiscent of a sports bar with a flat-screen TV floating just above the shelf of liquor bottles. Between the two bars is a floor dotted with high tables. Further in, there’s a dance floor that would easily fit more than 50 clubgoers and dominating the section is the stage and DJ console, raised to overlook the entire club.


Music

Lust sticks to the safe formula of R&B, hip-hop, house, and electro tunes. A jazz band or two gracing the stage wouldn’t hurt either. The whole place could be turned into a jazz club overnight in our opinion, but let’s leave that to the club’s owners. Every Friday, Milk Club resident DJs Alex and Rayrox (or A-ROX) works the turntables with their own brand of hip-hop and R&B. Other DJs who occasionally grace Lust’s stage are local hip-hop moguls such as Joe Flizzow and SonaOne.

Dining

Lust does not fall short when it comes to dining as it tries to combine the best elements of dining and clubbing, all under one roof. An alfresco area just next to the entrance is there for early-birds to line their stomachs with a mishmash of Western and Spanish favourites, from steaks to seafood. Although not an original concept, it deserves some credit for the effort.

Events

For all the working class yuppies out there, the club holds a ‘No Tie After Five’ happy hour every Monday to Friday from 5pm to 9pm, bringing forth drink promos. Saturdays rewards those who dress up in uniform with RM1,000 worth of prizes for the best dressed couple.

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Loh Choon Lin • Sg Long Campus


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