Category: Featured

How the internet is ruining relationships.

By  Syahira It is a well-known fact that the joy of Hari Raya is extinguished little by little as we grow older, but I feel like this is happening too quickly for me. This year’s Raya was, of course, filled with the must-have dishes such as lemang and ketupat. And as usual, we went to various open houses and family gatherings. I was so excited to go back to kampung to share stories and catch up with the cousins that I see not often enough, but as I sat in our usual circle of similar-aged cousins, I found myself...

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Stop Harassing Yuna, for grief’s sake!

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Yuna has been our darling since “Dan Sebenarnya“ burst from Myspace playlists to the local airwaves in spectacular fashion. Everyone was excited on how Yuna had serious potential to blow up on the international level and thankfully, she did. From making friends with Incubus and Pharell Williams, to now working with Usher, Yuna has pencilled her name in among the Malaysian greats as she worked hard to get recognized musically and with her own line of fashion – plus her popularity also lets people out there know that there are better things about Malaysia other than...

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What is Tinder and why is it so Popular?

By Jeremy Say September 12th, 2012 marks that fateful day that Tinder was launched. It was a monumental, world changing app that would soon take the world by storm by becoming one of the most popular and installed apps around the world. Well, only until Pokemon Go left Tinder in its rearview mirror as it blasts off at the speed of light. Tinder is a location-based social discovery and dating service application which allows users to match with each other before starting a conversation. The concept of the app was first developed by Hatch Labs – Sean Rad, Jonathan...

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Aku Beraya Di Kuala Lumpur, Dan Aku Okay

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Aku beraya di Kuala Lumpur, dan aku okay. Tahun ini aku tak jadi balik raya, atas sebab sebab tertentu. Bila aku katakan “balik raya”, aku maksudkan menghabiskan masa 6-7 jam merentas Lebuhraya Utara Selatan untuk berkunjung ke kampong halaman. Jadi ya, aku tak balik raya. Aku masih di Shah Alam, atau secara generiknya di “KL” atau “Kay Ell”, menunggu masa berlalu di malam Aidilfitri yang khabarnya indah tapi terasa seperti malam-malam yang biasa sahaja. Aku mahukan suasana lain dari suasana bandar, udara kampung yang segar, dan bunyi mercun yang memecahkan kesunyian malam dan mencetus pergaduhan budak...

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Haruskah orang Melayu support produk orang Melayu?

By Shazwan Zulkiffli Beberapa hari yang lalu kami di The Level telah post sebuah review berkenaan dengan Zawara Coffee yang agak brutal dan telah menjadi viral. Tetapi ia hanya kerana kami jujur dalam penulisan kami dan tidak mahu menulis sebuah review yang hanya memuji restoran tersebut tanpa menaikkan isu isu kritikal yang patut diambil perhatian juga. Jadi, bila Zawara Coffee bertindak dengan memadam kritikan negatif yang diberi oleh pelanggan di Facebook dan Instagramnya, kami pun mahu menegakkan hak anda sebagai pelanggan dengan membuktikan ura ura bahawa menu di Zawara Coffee hanya indah khabar dari rupa. Walaupun ramai yang setuju...

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