Category: social

Chill Chill x BCWA Brings Out The Big Guns For The Fight Against Breast Cancer

Hey, it’s October! You know what that means? It’s breast cancer awareness month. That being said, it’s time for you (and your loved ones) to go for your check ups, and do some reading up. That being said, I hear you – going for a checkup might be kind of intimidating. Just chill out, local brand Chill Chill and the Breast Cancer Welfare Association Malaysia (BCWA) have got you covered. BCWA’s bringing out the big guns to promote breast health awareness so their Mobile Unit Reaching Nationwide with Information (Murni) will be carrying out free clinical breast examinations! You...

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Fairer Is Not Better: Wake Up Malaysia

Dear Malaysia, it’s me – Hannah. Are you listening? This ad offends me immensely. Even though we’ve gone through hoops and hurdles in an attempt to destroy the internalized hate against those (and those of us) who have darker skin tones, we still have ads like this. Didn’t click the link? Let me summarize it for you: Video makers Kokom shot a campaign for Slimme White, a small bottle that promises to make you both slimmer and paler. According to the video, Slimme White works miracles: rework your face and body, make your b*stard of an ex-husband miss you,...

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The Fetishization of Mental Illness, and How That Sucks.

In the wake of Chester Bennington’s untimely suicide, I might volunteer something. I relate. I have Borderline Personality Disorder, and while that might bring comparisons to Gone Girl or Girl, Interrupted – the reality is far less glamorous. Suicidal ideation seems to be part and parcel of most mental illnesses, and I’m no different. This is what happens if you search for ‘suicide’ on Tumblr. Sure, it’s one thing to see a PSA but there’s more to it. These invisible disorders plague a much larger portion of society than reported, if only because of the social stigma. The Star ran...

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Types of People You Find On Malaysian Twitter

By Adani Bakhtiar It takes the right people to follow in order to recognize these types of people, and the wild world of Malaysian Twitter is a hotbed for the best and worst of humanity. They may be your own set of friends or just people off the Internet who you’d consider ‘acquaintances’, but you can be sure you’ll run across one of these people sooner or later the longer you stay on the app. Here are some of the stereotypes you’ll find on Twitter: “Stop sliding in my DMs” / “Taken” cautions Honestly, no one asked. Some of...

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5 Last-minute Mother’s Day Gifts That Don’t Suck

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Okay don’t freak out. We know you forgot Mother’s day but thankfully, the celebration will be on Sunday, so that means – you still have time to get your mother a gift and now wallow in guilt and sorrow for not splashing cash on a box of chocolates or two. We get it, everyone’s too busy to remember Mother’s Day (but at least we still treasure our mothers every day) and choosing the perfect gift can take some time. In the true spirit of last minute arrangements and the indecisive millennials that we all grew up...

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