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Study Patterns – Exchange Diaries Log #5

Although oceans apart, students around the world are eerily similar in many ways. Find out what I’ve noticed when spending countless hours in the library!


A Gaming Phone? Razer’s New Gadget Coming Up!

If anyone of you are even a bit into gaming, you will definitely know the existence of a giant in the gaming machine and gadgets industries named Razer. It has been known for creating extremely powerful and practical laptops, keyboards, mouses, headsets, and many more, in the sole purpose of following its motto: for gamers,… Read more »


Best McDonalds Happy Meal Toys – blast from the past to today

How many of you still have your happy meal collectible toys? Hey, it is a good thing you’ve kept them because they are one of a kind and you’re in possession of antiques!


Sem Break Travels – Exchange Diaries Log #4

It’s time to get out of the suburbs & cities to explore the many wonders that Victoria has to offer. Find out what attractions are worth the long rides to!


Audiobooks—do they count as “Real Reading” ?

In which we talk about listening to stories instead of reading them!

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How to Discuss Old Movies without Watching Them (Part II: New Hollywood)

Hollywood adhered to the style of classical Hollywood cinema – at least until the early 1960s. From its ashes, however, rose New Hollywood and post-classical cinema. For this week, we’ve lined up few of the acclaimed early New Hollywood movies that would pave the way for the new generation of cinema.


Arts Students Are Worthless

“Oh, you’re an arts student? Can you draw?”

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Affordable Hacks For A Healthy Hair

Don’t let your hair issues make you fall of the tip, read this article and fix it with these natural and affordable tips!


Bitcoins: (was) the Underdog

I reckon that Bitcoin is one of the most ‘unpopular’ forms of trading around several years ago. However, Bitcoin has suddenly caught the attention of people, given that anyone who has even a single Bitcoin is comparable to a person having thousands of dollars in their possessions. Congratulations to people who bought Bitcoins when it was the… Read more »

  • Pokémon Go…Go Where, Though?

    It was a Saturday mid-morning, when Malaysian youngsters have just opened their eyes, ready – or maybe not quite ready – to welcome yet another day of what we call ‘life’. Let’s be real, what normal person wakes up before 10 in the morning on a weekend? And there I was, waking up, doing the… Read more »

  • A Glimpse Into Ancient Sports And Games

    Sports and games have always been a part and parcel in our lives, right from the day we played our first game of hide-and-seek. It is a source of fun and entertainment, and coupled with the fact that it is also healthy and beneficial for our bodies, sports has been played for as long as… Read more »

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    Watching the A.I. fight… or the reason I have “Enable Console” on in every game.

    First off, I’d like to welcome back all the Monashians for the new semester here in Sunway. As we’re all likely to be very busy with uni-life soon, I thought a less serious and small topic was ideal to start off Season 2 of The HotSeat. It’s a little on the short side, but don’t… Read more »

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    My Cinematic Blast from the Past

    This is about an interesting revelation I had over the holidays. I love myself a good movie. It’s usually something I prefer to get into at night after a shower but not necessarily with hopes of unwinding. It began as a way of diver ting all the tension from a hard day, but gradually it… Read more »

  • SCREAM1011: 3- Sex Guest

    Two curious girls are frequented by energies that are jealous of young budding love

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    Let’s talk about the new age of Boardgaming or there’s only so much I can take of Risk, Monopoly and Clue

    This week let’s talk very briefly about board gaming. I could go on for ages on this topic, and frankly I would bore everyone reading this to death, so I’ll refrain. Fair warning, this article isn’t much fun and mostly deals with trying to explain a phenomenon, so you’ve been warned. Let’s begin shall we?… Read more »

  • Poetry Corner – Untold

    Untold It’s always 4 in the morning, When the heart grows asunder, when the stars all seem lonely, separated millions of miles away. But what about the 5 am insomniacs, Emotionless as they are, Sleepless still they stay, Lying in wait for the next moonrise. Don’t forget the midday daydreamers, As they trade soul for… Read more »

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    “Why Video Game Music Matters or Baba yetu, yetu uliye… “

    Music is a powerful tool in video games, and that’s why it’s a shame when it isn’t used properly in some games I’ve played in the past. When used properly, having the appropriate music used in an appropriate way enables a game developer to add more value to the moment. Pretty self-explanatory isn’t it? This sort of thing was the basis of opera and musicals way back when, and a common tool in film-making as well, yet video games as a medium can do things a little differently.

    I want to cover just how powerful music can be in games by going over a few examples, and then I’ll try my best to explain why the music made the moment work.

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    The “Kings of Suburbia” – Tokio Hotel Review

    A review about Kings of Suburbia, the most recent album from German pop-punk quartet band, Tokio Hotel.

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    Have you tried Interactive Fiction? or E, NW, x hole, take ball… You have been eaten by a Grue.

    So, this week we delve into a topic that is close to my heart: Interactive Fiction. Now many of you reading this may not be familiar with what that term is, and I wouldn’t blame you for it. Interactive Fiction is a genre of computer games, one of the oldest there is. With the earliest example being the precursor game and the grandfather of all narrative computer games: Adventure (1976). They were a breakthrough in technology, because this came at a time when computers were in the form of mainframes- giant hulking pieces of machinery, and was the first time ever that a person could communicate with text to a computer, and the computer would communicate back by printing paragraphs indicating the consequences of your text.