Seasons Fashion

By: June and Alistair

To whoever says that turtle necks are meant for only ‘autumn’, ‘winter’ or simply cold seasons, they’re severely mistaken. Anyone can rock a turtle neck of different kinds, at any time. Here are a few suggestions on how you can complement your turtle necks without much hassle.

For the dainty

For the dainty type

Cherry Turtle – For the dainty type

Stripe turtle neck semi crop top

Pleated Mini Skirt

Black Bow Ballerinas

Vertical Buckles Backpack Handbag

Sterling Silver Diamond Leather Braid Heart

Essie Nail Polish

NARS Lip Gloss – Turkish Delight

The Girl Next Door

The Girl Next Door

Floral Tortoise: The Girl Next Door

Black Ribbed Turtle Neck Top

Black Scuba Floral Print Skater Skirt

Teal Converse Trainers

Paradise Braided Flap Backpack

MAC Lipstick

Essie Nail Polish

If you catch whistles on the streets, you know who to thank!

If you catch whistles on the streets, you know who to thank!

Chic Turtle: Catching Whistles on the Streets

Ribbed Turtle Neck Semi Crop-Top

Warehouse Black Skinny Jeans

Braided Strappy T-Strap Sandals

Dressy Nylon Backpack

Studded Double-Wrap Leather Bracelet

Slim Black Belt

NARS Nail Polish

Aviators

Out of ideas for colour combos? Stick to black, white and in between

Out of ideas for colour combos? Stick to black, white and in between

Monochromatic Turtle: Black, White and In-Between when you’re out of Colour Combos

Theory Gray Short Sleeve Mock Turtle Neck Buttons Sweater

OASIS Quilted Bow Ballerina Pumps

Crescent Moon Pendant Necklace

NARS Lipstick

Essie Nail Polish – Pink

Retro Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses

Anchor Canvas Striped Backpack

Black Leggings

Because you might want something a little less tight

Because you might want something a little less tight

Sporty Tortoise: Because you might want something a little less tight.”

Rag and Bone Chino Pants

Black Converse Sneakers

Blue Quiksilver Poster Backpack

Black adidas Watch

G-Star Raw Aero Rib Tunnel Sweat

For that urban look

For that urban look

Street Turtle: “For that urban look.”

Dark Skinny Jeans

Black Converse Sneakers

Gray Converse Messenger Bag

Black Armitron Chronograph Watch

Doublju Turtle Neck Hoodie

White Tee

Let's just play it by the ear, 'kay?

Let’s just play it by the ear, ‘kay?

The Casual-er: “Let’s just play it by ear, ‘kay?”

Skinny Jeans

Fossil Watch, Leather Strap

Military Buckle Belt

Slim Fit Long Sleeve Turtle Neck

Herschel Supply co. Backpack

Adidas Slip Ons

Doiffee

By: Christopher Liew

Doiffee is located at Taman Desa Jaya and this newly born cafe was opened up by Lionel Ho. Lionel, a graduate from Sunway University with a degree in F&B started the cafe business with his family. Lionel told us that his father had designed the interiors of the cafe!

Doiffee Exterior

Exterior view

Doiffee Interior View

Doiffee Interior View

The interior design of the cafe is relatively simple in its seamless comfort and is welcoming to all. Although the cafe is somewhat spacious, I would highly recommend visiting the cafe on weekdays as it is much quieter and there are fewer visitors. Doiffee is more crowded during the weekends, as it usually is with many other cafes around.

Americano

Americano : RM7.00. It has a bold and strong taste to it

The price of its black coffee ranges between RM7 – RM 10 and the taste is considerably good for the reasonable price. As for the waffles, I do personally recommend to try out ‘Mad about Cacao’. It is priced at RM18, but I assure you that the portion of the food and the ingredients used in the waffles is worth the price.

Mad About Cacao

Mad About Cacao: RM18.00. Chocolate Heaven

The ice-cream melts in your mouth along with the chocolate shavings along with the soft waffles, giving a strong chocolate taste. For all chocolate lovers, this treat is something you definitely want to try. (*note: It takes some time for the food preparation, but it’s worth the wait.)

Vanilla Milk Crepe: RM12.00. Topped with whipped cream and made to perfection with a decadent aroma.

Vanilla Milk Crepe: RM12.00. Topped with whipped cream and made to perfection with a decadent aroma.

A Girl’s Life- A World Without Technicolour

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Byl Maasi Haleem

We all have a little bit of Technicolor in our lives; at least I hope all of you have. I am lucky to have been born into a family and to a society where girls are valued, where I am treated equally, where my opinions matter, and where I grew up knowing that pretty much anything is possible.

Then, there are those girls, a staggering number of 3.3 billion girls, who have never seen a hint of Technicolor in their world. They are treated unequally and discriminated in bewailing ways simply because they are girls. They are subjected to issues ranging from from child marriages to gender-based violence because they are girls.

Child marriages are common in countries such as India where girls as young as 11 years old are forced to get married. Child marriages have been found out to make girls more vulnerable to domestic violence, sexual abuse and inability to even complete their primary education. Devastatingly, the most common thing that has been a result of child marriage is leading to early pregnancies. A research conducted in India found out that approximately 14 million adolescent girls give birth every year. Girls this age are twice more likely to die during childbirth at this age because their bodies are too fragile to handle it.

Whereas, in other parts such as Pakistan where there are extreme and oppressive traditional values and norms, the rate of honour killings are an astounding number of 1000 per year. For those of you who may not know what an honour killing is, it is a so-called honour based violence in which a relative is killed, especially a girl or woman who is perceived to have brought dishonour to their family for reasons such as disagreeing to an arranged marriage. Women and young girls are gruesomely murdered and their families and communities end up justifying it being as an honour killing. What’s more shocking is that the responsible authorities in some communities do not take it too seriously or tend to ignore it because they don’t intend to meddle with “private” family affairs.

Unfortunately, the above mentioned are mostly common in those countries where there is a high rate of poverty, and mostly where there is limited or even no access to education. Without being able to read or write, or even being given the opportunities to speak up for themselves, these girls are unable to escape from a nightmare that they are trapped in.

I know that most of you reading this may feel like there is little that we can do about this. The truth is there is no such thing as little. We may not be able to directly impact the lives of these girls, but there are ways we can help. We can become a source to make their voices heard! The world is at our fingertips, due to technology! We can stand up for these girls, and most importantly make people aware that this is happening right in this world where we are living in.

There is no such thing as the little things; a little thing may just make a world’s difference in someone else’s life. I say, why don’t we try to bring a little Technicolor into their lives?

Freedom of Speech

By: Michelle Lim

What, exactly, is freedom of speech?

Is it the right to speak out loud?

Is it the right to express our opinions and thoughts without fear of reprisal? Without reprisal itself?

In all honesty, it is all of them.

However, though many of us believe in it, do we live it? Understand it?

Source: mimiandeunice

Source: mimiandeunice

So many of us choose to conform, to try and fit in for fear of being the odd one out. For fear of being the weird one, the crazy one and so on forth. We stay quiet, we choose silence. We choose not to express ourselves.

Funny, isn’t it?

An excerpt from Emeli Sande’s “Read All About It”

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Even if we’re all students, we still have the power to empower, to change and heal and help someone else through speech. A kind word can brighten up a day, a heart-to-heart talk may bring you and someone else together, or just sharing a story of your personal experience regarding something might inspire. You could also bring awareness to causes that you’re passionate about.

But keep in mind – words can damage and destroy as well, so be careful.

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Source: sayingandquotes

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender

By: Sim Wan Yong

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Even though it is rarely enforced, Malaysia has laws that provide for whipping and up to a 20-year prison sentence for homosexual acts involving either men or women. Laws and regulations aside, short anonymous interviews were conducted with the LGBT community of Sunway University to understand their side of the story.

  • How did you cope with your sexuality in your family/among your friends? Did you convince your friends/ family to accept you for the way you are? If so, how?

A: I didn’t tell my parents, but they found out I was watching gay porn when they were deleting the history of my house computer. I wasn’t ready to tell them I was gay because I still feel attraction towards girls. Some friends assumed that I was gay because of the way I speak. My bisexuality is revealed to a few of my close friends and they kept it a secret all this time.

B: So far my friends are quite open about my sexuality. My siblings are okay with it but my parents are still in the dark. Brave as I think I am to come out to people, some people still try to change me. They don’t understand that my sexuality is not my choice to start with.

C: I’m bisexual. Even though I have never told any of my family members, they assumed that I’m gay because of my long hair. Some of my female friends know about my sexuality and accepted me easily. In fact, some of them may have shipped (paired) me with other guys. I only opened up to a few guy friends because I believe that male homophobia is more serious than female ones and thus as a guy I’m worried about their reaction to my confession.

  • Did you get bullied because of your sexuality? How did you deal with that?

A: My high school is extremely notorious for bullying LGBT students and I was no exception. Usually I deal with them by ignoring their insults and walking away. However, I had enough and one day I confronted them and it did not end well. They left me a few bruises and wounds and the discipline teacher took care of most of this mess. After that, I did not face any more ferocious bullies in my school.

B: I’ve never gotten bullied due to my sexuality before. Probably because I’m very selective with who I choose to talk to about this. Then again, it could also be because I have great friends!

  • What do you hope to see in Malaysia/ places around you in the next 5 years regarding sexuality issues?

A: I do hope that the LGBT community would raise more awareness in our society, teaching kids and young adults like us about the brighter side of LGBT. It is important to educate these people so that they will not get confused and have prejudice against the LGBT community. After all, everyone deserves love and it is never defined by gender.

B: My hope is for more and more people to become accepting and open about LGBT issues and/or being LGBT. Our society still shuns the LGBT community mostly due to their upbringing. Nevertheless, media, entertainment and friends are doing well to improve the awareness and acceptance of our society towards the LGBT community.