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Bon Odori 2015

[By Priscilla Bulan Josehua] Bon Odori – a traditional Japanese celebration that honours the dead. The festival is not only celebrated in Japan but also worldwide, including here in Malaysia. It has been held in Penang, Shah Alam and Kota Kinabalu. Bon Odori is basically the Japanese counterpart of the Ghost Festival and the Day […]

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Row Of Lights

[By Marie-Blaise Capo-Chichi] The first thing we think about when we hear Diwali – lights, fireworks and holidays! Yes, all of the above hold true – but what do you really know about Diwali? Also popularly known as Deepavali, the story behind this festival begins with the meaning behinds its name: ‘deep’ stands for light […]

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A “Green” Film Odyssey: The 7th Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival

[By Prasanna Nara] What better way for movie-lovers and media students to cultivate a habit for protecting the environment AND watch film screenings by brilliant directors? The Kuala Lumpur Eco Film Festival (KLEFF) is an event aimed at creating awareness and constructing an eco-conscious nation through film screenings and other activities. For the past six […]