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Malaysian e-Journal of the Arts
antares uthaya sankar sb
yusof gajah chan kok hooi deyanna binti deraman Ali Mabuha/Rahamad 1000 tentacles
andre breton 1896 - 1966
com Dusun TM page 6 page 8 page 9 page 17 page 23 page 30 page 36 page 44 page 53 page 57 page 66 editorial andre breton founder Surrealist ali mabuha surreal artist Malaysian Surrealism article deyanna binti deraman fantasy painter antares poetry yusof gajah naive elephants chan kok hooi provacating postcards uthaya sankar sb the painted cat 1000 tentacles illustrations next issue .contents August/September 2011 cover 1000 tentacles editor yusuf martin email yusufmartin51@googlemail.
. Ali Rahamad aka Ali Mabuha. originally from Malaysia and now living in the US of A... From fine arts to comic book graphics. presents those elephants that he has become renowned for.... Popular Malaysian writer/poet/musician Antares lends some of his thought provoking poems... whereas writer Uthaya Sankar SB spellbinds us with his short story ‘The Painted Cat’ and 1000 Tentacles display their darkly surreal comic book imagery... so here it is . Chan Kok Hooi side-steps reality by merging cultures in his darkly comic paintings.... no doubt by his ‘Magic River’..... . Surrealism is beginning to make its mark on Malaysian art... kicks off this issue and reveals his surreal fantasies in a series of fascinating works influenced by his travels and his concerns for ecology. Welcome back This issue of Dusun fairly explodes with Malaysian Surrealism.. Now read on.all bright and shining.... some of which may be described as post-cards from beyond the edge – in all true Surrealist spirit........ Next up is Deyanna binti Deraman weaving dream-like fantasies which recall fairytales and a certain romantically inclined wistfulness.. inspired.. and Yusof Gajah. Malaysia’s premier ‘naive’ artist.. just for you.... and the line-up of artists and writers in this issue are in the vanguard of this particular revolution......editorial Ed. Too long has Malaysian Surrealism hidden its light under the proverbial bushel..
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Breton wrote for Literature . andre breton andre breton la .André Breton.a surrealist periodical. Breton was fascinated with the works of Sigmund Freud. Breton’s major work was the novel Nadja (1928). Later Breton was a front runner in both Dada and Surrealism. besides which he wrote articles and poetry influenced by Paul Valery and Arthur Rimbaud. He studied medicine and worked in mental ill-health wards during World War I. 1942 in which he outlined his socialist leanings towards art and literature. using these concepts in his experiments with automatic writing. 1930. He became influenced by Freud and his ideas of mind. which he helped found and edit. Breton also wrote three surrealist manifestos .1924. 1896-1966 was a French poet and leader of the surrealist movement.
Turkey. His artistic work is influenced by personal journeys throughout the world: Malaysia. United States. Suling Bambu (Bambo Flute). Germany. Italy. France. Hong Kong. Philippines. Greece. Switzerland. 1952 He is a self taught artist. Mexico. India. Colombia. and his artistic experimentation. Luxemburg.2010 . Egypt. Nepal. England. Singapore. Pakistan. Austria. Iran. Indonesia.Yugoslavia.ALI MABUHA ALI MABUHA (ALI RAHAMAD)) (ALI RAHAMAD)) Ali Mabuha/Ali Rahamad Born in Malaysia. Canada. Afghanistan. Holland. Thailand.
2010 .Ocean Pollution.
Aztec Journey 3. 2007 .
2011 .Self Portrait.
2010 Rainbow Before The Fall of Night. 2007 .Falling Bone.
poet. The film. collage artist and doctor studied neurology and psychology. based upon images from Dali’s own paintings. picturing dreams and phantoms. metamorphosed into an entirely different being from when it had first emerged. Surrealism encompassed art produced by people suffering mental health problems (outsider art) and the fantastic arts of Dorothea Tanning and Leonora Little Nemo in Slumberland Windsor Mc Cay . emerged bright. Andre Breton. perhaps influenced by Freud and his dream investigations. remained unfinished until 2004. That enigma which is Surrealism is least defined because it is not just one style.in America. In 1945/46 Surrealist Salvador Dali. over time Surrealism grew to be both popularist and materialist/ consumerist.Matthew Josephson (1921) and considered Herriman’s works .‘pure Dada humour’.from the first coining of the word Surrealist by Guillaume Apollinaire (1922) to Andre Breton’s death (1966) Surrealism grew. Windsor Mc Cay’s Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend (1904) Little Nemo (1905) and George Herriman’s adventures of Krazy Kat (1913) looked at the world askance. Formerly in the Dada movement. Over a forty-four year span . He teamed up with Mickey Mouse creator . Surrealism championed art from the Haitian ‘primitive’ artists – who often painted with household materials including chicken’s feathers and household paint (naïf art). phoenix-like out of the dying embers of avant garde Dada (approximately 1910 – 1922).Walt Disney to produce the short animation Destino (running length 7 minutes).MALAYSIAN MALAYSIAN SURREALISM MALAYSIAN SURREALISM SURREALISM Frenchman Andre Breton’s darling – Surrealism. shining. fantastical newspaper comic strips began to appear. to the fantastic and the bizarre. In its heyday. across the waters . or genre of creative work but encompasses a wide variety of arts from the primitive. European Dada grew. realised that collaborations between popular culture (cartoons) and ‘Fine’ artists would be inevitable. Despite tangled roots in communism and Freudian psychology. writer. later he merged his interests into left-wing political Surrealism. Surrealism has become one of the least defined and one of the most easily recognised trends in modernist art. Dada aficionados Aragon and Soupault discovered Herriman’s works through American . already intrigued with comic art. Meanwhile. The newly nascent 20th century brought changes.
Over time. fused with colouration from the then current psychedelic era. Joan Miro and Salvador Dali (eventually expelled from the movement by Breton). Steranko’s most striking comic book covers were for Nick Fury Agent of Shield (issues 1 to 7. as did Dada before it. Commercial and comic book artists such as Jim Steranko adapted Surrealist imagery into popular comic books. Surrealism had spread when Breton. Together they are responsible for Pop Art. Surrealism and Dada stretch far in their influence. Surrealism has inspired a number of artists in the ‘Orient’. that inspiration became reversed. Somewhat enamoured with the idea of the ‘Orient’. T-shirts. Surrealism dismissed boundaries and re-defined conceptualisations of art. I implore you from the depths of the kingdom of shadows! Inspire me. Images of Surrealism have become popular and popularist . postal cards. Visual Surrealism had grown in popularity by the 1960s. Andre Breton. Dada – Surrealism’s ancestor.depicted on canvases.Rene Magritte. along with many other Surrealists. later. coloured crawling amoebas. both in the . in his Introduction to the Discourse on the Paucity of Reality commands:“Orient! Victorious Orient! You who have only a symbolical value. mugs. dispose of me. Surrealism spread to Mexico. jigsaws for an adoring public to purchase. Orient.You are the resplendent image of my dispossession. 1968). melting time pieces. conceptual art as well as the art of installation. beautiful bird of prey and of innocence. then around the world. fled Nazi atrocities and settled in America (New York). have become the popular face of Surrealism .painting bowler hated men. artists on the fringes of Surrealism . posters. Orient of wrath and pearls! In the flow of a phrase as well as the mysterious wind of jazz. Surrealism had a brief renaissance after Breton’s death in the 1960s and. so that I may be he in whom there are no more shadows” (1924) In fact. influenced Fluxus (Neo-Dada) and Punk culture. reveal to me your plans for the coming revolutions. which borrow heavily from Salvador Dali’s imagery.Carrington (recently deceased).
Chan Kok Hooi’s later paintings reflect a degree of stillness. myth. Baby breasts stand transfixed. Penang born Chan Kok Hooi paints images straddling a line between Jung’s enigmatic ‘shadow’ and the purely fantastic. faded. chandelier hanging elegantly down belying questionable reality.the artist beckons for us. There is little of the left-wing. and celebrate life of the breast. A reality where MSN Messenger icons live out their ‘real’ lives when not called upon to feature on the internet. contemporary icons clashing in jumbled Krazy Kat George Herriman . cars are people and weird narratives reveal themselves on chessboards of the imagination. fantasy and pop-mythical imagery recalling imaginings from dreams. naked cherubs – car doors for wings. revolutionary zeal of Surrealism’s founders evident in Malaysian conceptualisations of Surrealism. It is a darkly sexual place . calm. and among those artists who hail from Malaysia. The Last Lullaby and Boleh teem with action. Chan Kok Hooi presents MSN Messenger icons. More postcards . we are to be embroiled in this land of the other. A theatre (of the absurd?) . These are paintings of action. ‘kissing’ in a ground level Asian toilet. revolutionary Surrealism of the 1920s and 30s. one black and one white. nostalgia for a bizarre land . hints of sepia. but rather a fantastical offshoot of that artistic trend of portraying other realities. ‘comforters’ in their mouths. The epic works of Raksasa (monster). modernity. Legged mammary glands tend children. In Malaysia. balance on pedestals. In blackly comedic corners of Chan Kok Hooi’s imaginings. It is a postcard. It is a postcard from another reality. only the visually enticing. in its current form in Malaysia. They are almost black and white. dream-work and the phantasmagorical to reflect upon our consensus reality. We are distant from the images. visual excitement. bedecked with wedding rosettes.fire curtain drawn. Surrealism. Teats replace nipples – literally and figuratively in Chan Kok Hooi’s paintings. car-fathers park. aged. is not the political. pose. reflections. have birthdays. inner worlds and reveries.where people are cars. absent in his earlier works.from the land of breasts. Surrealism blends the fantastic. The corners to the picture are rounded. He weaves darkly humorous tales of a land reminiscent of a modern day Hieronymus Bosch. shifting the viewer towards surreal imaginings.so-called ‘Fine’ arts and in the popular graphic arts.
Yusof Gajah continues with Rousseau’s simplistic imagery. if you look very. narratives of a world traveller. Closer inspection reveals new mythologies.a car. closely you will see that we are still in the world of car-fathers. at one with it. At times cute. paints his own brand of Surrealistic fantasy . They appear (Raksasa) farting like Bosch’s lesser demons in ‘Garden of Earthly Delights’.especially mythic figures of Peruvian artist Tilsa Tsuchiya. they are not piglets but -car-lets. aka Ali Mubuha. is a self-taught artist born in Malaysia but now living in North America. born Mohd Yusof bin Ismail. Ali’s work represents the direction new Surrealism took – into fantasy and the fantastic. Mother-car appears (‘Musim Bunga Boleh’ .Yusof Gajah’s elephant imagery appears synonymous with modern Malaysia with its incipient struggles for identity and recognition. endearingly made for children and at times menacing. gleaning global inspiration. preceded by the likes of Dorothea Tanning and Leonora Carrington. Can) laying strewn like some milk sow feeding piglets. reminding the viewer that we are not divorced from our surroundings. replete with stylised birds. Men. very. but out from the jungle. From ‘naively’ painted scenes of jungle and waterscapes. Early works – from the .narratives of heroes and loss and yet. Rousseau’s works melded with the Surrealists imaginings of authentic works of art . for we are eternally part of it but not.works uncensored by the cultured conscious mind. Ali is a visionary artist in the true sense of the term – he paints visions and prospers visions in others. cars. only she is not a sow but . Ali Rahamad.Flower Season. Black and white elephants present a modern day visual Guernica.Yusof calls upon naïf styles to conjure his own kind of elephantine magic. now. thought provokingly mature. Ali’s art works are reminiscent of Latin American fantasy artists . without the violence inherent in Picasso’s original.of elephants.painting not into the jungle as Rousseau had. faces. stories from the country in which he lives.Yusof Gajah has matured into making complex images featuring elephants. tales from his birth country. Surrealists adopted the work of the ‘primitive’ French artist Henri Rousseau (1844 – 1910) as their own. trees and yellow suns. Acclaimed as Malaysia’s premier ‘naive’ artist. Elephant painter Yusof Gajah. his child-like innocence . painting pachyderms. buildings and elephants all combine to recall the juxtaposition of man and nature.
in the work entitled The Tree House. whereas Ali’s later works . It’s not old in the sense of being ancient. The viewer cannot but help recall the darker fairytales. reminiscent of the wondrous works of Leonora Carrington. Robert Hughes brought us The Shock of the New. old as in old evil. but not evil – comic. doors and windows from which the imagination may drift. but this time we know that we are in the realm of Morpheus. long blue clothing hanging. witches. 1000 Tentacles present a comic Surrealism that Dali and Max Ernst could only dream of (pun intended).1980s . that and the wistful gaze of the young woman leaning against a tree (watched by a treed white cat). a little sad – maybe she is the younger Bob Dylan’s Sad-Eyed Lady of the Lowlands sans cat. lurking. and something of a social commenter. Perhaps there is soupcon of Neil Gaiman too. Ali. woods. but old as in that darker side of ourselves. weird fish.such as Sprite of the Eagle seem influenced more by the ‘traditional’ Surrealists – like Salvador Dali.Yet there is something else present in her works. fantasies and the world of children’s storytelling.like the Aztec Series . Looking at strange rabbits. spurting droplets of who knows what gunk. giving we viewers the benefit of her adult view on stories of imagination and myth. or worlds. were take up the brush. the Shadow. recollections. 1000 Tentacles . Playing with Dreaming once again sees woman with cat. and single white tree growing inside the house. in Deyanna’s fantasies. Ali is also a concerned environmentalist. mushrooming. because of the title. fantastic octopus tentacle wielding creatures. houses made of sweets. There are red-capped houses. It is as if that writer of fairytales for adults – Angela Carter. naive art. or his predecessor Giorgio de Chirico.sparkle with Latin American mythic/fantasy elements. we are in a world. Red Riding Hood. There are Moorish spires. social upheavals. Deyanna binti Deraman paints enchanting fragments of dream. but always she sits. mates and has sons who can tell tall tales with or without Photoshop. A hint of the ‘primitive’. informs some of the foliage in the work May It Be. while those enterprising chaps from 1000 Tentacles (Leong Wan Kok and PH Khor) present us with the shock of the old. paints concerning man’s place in this world. the Id. where Science Fiction meets HP Lovecraft. as well as mythic fantasies. inside dreams. Deyanna binti Deraman’s strange dreams reveal our innermost fears.
this small selection of Malaysian artists tell us that. but Surrealism thrives. made for comic books. Sponge Bob and countless American comic books. illustration – and lest I forget. but black comedy too. consumerist. encouraging me to play BeeBop Deluxe’s Surreal Estate as I write this. Chan Kok Hooi’ . Surrealism is new to Malaysia. materialistic society in which we live. Many political and philosophic messages have altered with a new Surrealism that retains visual functionality above all others. taken up by fresh generations raised on the strangeness of Japanese Anime.There is darkness. altered .but still challenging. Moist menaces roam. but it is all somehow very comic. It is a very visual. It is a different Surrealism from that prospered by Andre Breton. fetid creatures lunge. there are oddly vicious penguins too.
2009 . August 1982. Malaysia. She continued studies in fine arts at university. began in 2001 with diplomas. She became a full time artist in 2009. and completed her degrees in 2006. The Joy Of Life At Journey’s End.deyanna deyanna binti deraman binti deraman Deyanna binti Deraman was born in Machang.
May It Be, acrylic on canvas, 2008
The Tree House, 2010.
A trail is laid which leaves a tell-tale guide behind, 2010
the lambent lights gleam and glimmer.In the dark. no date .
2008 .Playing With Dreaming.
I watch from the tower safe behind glass and the sight of a crawling humanity turns my reality into a desperately dull movie with only one redeeming poetry . the foreign legionnaires of the insane shriek through the streets: "UNPLUG THE JUGGERNAUT!" But their thin voices are drowned by the traffic. I wake up to the green tones of birds and squirrels trying to hold back the afternoon. The dead red bleeds through a yellow flag into the deep blue of oceanic woe. Leaving a definite whiff of death and decay.An Epilogue of Sorts antares antares antares The quick brown fox of intuition jumps over the lazy dog of intellect. With rings under their eyes and through their flaming nostrils. In the cavern. Morning is too short and the nights are too long. shadows gather round the stew or huddle in crannies (but only on weekends) to hear Platonic oratorios rendered inoffensively by descendants of Aristotle and his Orchestra of Broken Winds. froth on their lips and electrode scars on their skulls. The flatulent frog of financial success hops over the fraudulent toad of commercial excess. It's only a nightmare of carnival ponyrides driven by the slave power of wild horses captured in their sleep.
abusing itself in fear and guilt. since nobody gets to be an expert who won't surrender his soul to Mammon & Moloch. Yes. worshiped neither by animal nor vegetable nor mineral only by a benighted humanity half-awake to itself. US. Whose minds are not their own anyway. .feature: there are no credits and all the blame goes to no one except us. And an entire pantheon of pathetically false gods. never knowing ecstasy. Because we are too busy with our hands to bother thinking what kind of world we are making with our minds. half-asleep in pyjamas of scientific concupiscence. So we leave it all to the Experts.
TheOlogy she's an Oist she doesn't believe in GOD she believes in GOOD she doesn’t believe in only one GOOD she believes in many GOODS she’s polytheistic but realistic GOODS ARE GOOD she says proving that Oism goes well with Consumerism .
Enough legroom for every dance of life and the kitchen will always be clean. There will be privacy and publicry built into every room in every home on the vast range of world designed to work while we play. no more will reaction move us wrongwards. Play will consist of fun and games and drama and action and interaction. And if the world that works doesn't last forever we'll invent a forever that works. enough headroom to grow minds up. It will be a rubbery stretchable bouncing ball of a world and nobody can ever get seriously hurt in it unless they insist. A world that works will be a place for us to play in. A world that works will always be right because no one will ever be left out of it. It will be a home sweet home with a heart and a hearth to warm our feet on. and the toilet too. . A world that works will provide us each with a home in the sun or in the snow and it will always be comfortable.A World That Works Next week I will invent a world that works. There will be room for infants and outfants and elefants too.
We'll tally the votes And pray god the results Don't add up to a Low Sperm Count. Kindly doctor the Books (We are not crooks) And send that Fat Man the bill! With your hand in the till You may do as you will: Rattle your vinyl seeds And your styrofoam beads.. Er. Empty your boxes. listen. Please cast your ballot in my favour. You can fool most of the people Most of the time But you won't get away with Trying to cheat Nature.. Doctor. It's being told He's lost the poll. If there's one thing A Macho Man Can't stand.. Isn't that why you're hellbent on Destroying her? .I always remember Saadi visiting his rose garden traversing the songs of the universe V-Reality! Vote for me The Macho Man said. Dear kindly Doctor. For that would be Tantamount to..
where he met and married an aboriginal girl. he discovered Allen Ginsberg. E. Kuala Lumpur).Close Encounters with the Temuan Mythos (published in 2007 by Silverfish Books. Cummings. 1994) * Two Catfish in the Same Hole (annotated and illustrated Malay sayings published by Times Books International. Two years later he assembled all the scraps of his early poetic excesses and published them as Moth Balls. 2001) * Tanah Tujuh .E. music and book reviews and features for websites and magazines. He reviewed theatre and arts events for various national newspapers from 1984-1992 and has since written dance.A Poem about the Sea I sat on a dead tree watching the mighty rollers break upon the shore And I said to myself. New Jersey. and Bob Dylan. I shall write a poem about the sea! Whereupon wave after wave of appropriate phrases flooded into my brain and drowned me. with whom he now shares a cozy home between two magnificent rivers. In 1992 he relocated to the jungly heartland of the Malayan Peninsula. As a 17-year-old exchange student in Essex Fells. * Adoi! (a collection of satirical essays and cartoons published by Times Books International. Lawrence Ferlinghetti. .Walt Whitman. Antares (named Kit Fong Lee at birth) was born 7 January 1950 in a small Malaysian town. 1989) * Moth Balls (scatological and eschatological poems published by Magick River.
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Japan in 1997. He has held a number of solo exhibitions in Malaysia. and received his art training at the Sekolah Seni Rupa Indonesia and the Akademi Seni Rupa Indonesia in Yogjakarta. Japan and Norway . He was awarded the Grand Prix ( The Real Elephant) Noma Concours for Children’s picture Book Illustration by ACCU in Tokyo. Yusof has won several awards for his work. both nationally and internationally. He now paints in his studio in Batu Caves Selangor. He was born in 1954 in Negeri Sembilan as Mohd Yusof Bin Ismail.Yusof Gajah is Malaysia’s foremost naïve artist . . He was educated in Singapore. Indonesia .
chan kok hooi chan kok hooi the performer. 2008 .
the smile. 2008 .
the bath. 2007 .
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musim bunga boleh. His work has featured in a number of magazines and foreign exhibitions. in 1996. majoring in painting. and currently lives and works in Penang. He was born 1974. . and has had a number of very successful solo and group exhibitions since. in Penang. He graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art. Malaysia. 2006-2007 Chan Kok Hooi is a full time artist.
” Dad answered spontaneously. which address to use?” Someone asked. Since then. “At least we won’t be receiving all those junk mail. we had already left the peanut shell where we took shelter while waiting for the rain to stop.miew-miew-miew short story the painted cat Uthaya Sankar SB Uthaya Sankar SB Uthaya Sankar SB DAD came home one night and woke us from our sleep. hire someone to paint or paint it ourselves. This is a better situation.” Dad assured while walking.” someone among us added.” “And we do not have fans. “Which address shall we use for official purposes? What about school registration. “What about school registration. We rushed out of the house. The others among us agreed while shaking our heads in unison. “But. could have been the same person or someone else. Dad listed tens – hundreds and thousands.” “Just give the Parliament address or our Prime Minister’s.” said one of us while we were seated inside a peanut shell. Dad. . The whole family stood staring as the flames brought down the house to ashes. That is only about the paint. how many cans of paint would be needed and so forth. said Dad. which address to use? What if someone wants to send us a letter. what brand of paint to use. we took out a match and burnt down the house. indeed – of problems that we would be able to avoid all together since we do not own a house. Then. a fan perhaps. we have been moving from place to place without a house to stay. We don’t have to crack our heads to think about what colour to paint the walls. We are nobody. By then. but of course not the one who raised the initial question. “Why worry? Have you forgotten that all of you have never been to school.
he would say: “Boys are not supposed to and are not allowed to show emotion. strict.” Mum would quote two Western feminists who have done studies about the expected behaviour of boys among the American parents: “Aggressive. cats in Japan say miew-miew-miew and cats in India say miew-miew-miew? Mum would lose her temper if she finds the males among us pretending to cook. a government department advertised an opening for its Head of Department. Cat seems to fulfil each and every requirement and qualification to be the head of a government department. Cat is bright. active. Not very long ago. Japanese and Hindi. French. rational. Perhaps since – to the best of our knowledge – there has never been a cat called “Kucing”. we spontaneously named him Cat. not influenced by sentiment.” said the interviewer while using a pen to circle the requirement which was indeed clearly stated in the newspaper advertisement. the Government decided to hire a younger Head of Department who would last longer. So. Or if the males among us wanted to ‘play house’ with the females among us. Cat applied for the job. “We are looking for a candidate who is fluent in more than two foreign languages. brave. It seems that when Cat spoke Italian. thus give Dad a hug and start crying. Indeed that was the reason why. He was called for an interview. German. yeah!” We responded in unison. Cat began to deliver a speech in Italian. The interviewer had no reason to deny Cat’s right to apply for the advertised position. German.” And if the males among us are disheartened – and confused – with what Mum says. Japanese and Hindi. We don’t know why we named him Cat.miew-miew-miew “Oh. not . said Cat. The word was that all the previous heads were too old and had to retire merely a week after being promoted to the post. the interview result – which was received three months later – said Cat was unsuccessful. What a stupid interviewer! Doesn’t he know that cats in Italy say miew-miew-miew. the Public Services Commission called him for an interview. French. Hence. and not showing emotion. it sounded the same: miew-miew-miew. cats in Germany say miew-miew-miew. cats in France say miew-miew-miew. Strangely enough. “The traits of a real man are as follows.
Of course Cat had changed colour according to the colour of the paint. not supposed to and are not allowed to cry. zero answered. Thus. Mum and Dad would smile proudly upon witnessing the males among us bullying the females among us. But he was still alive. Then. A hundred questions. Mister Cat.” said Cat. Cat said absolutely nothing. five years later. We don’t even recall the brand. Cat is bright. But the word was that the paint which we bought had a five-year warranty. We are not sure of the colour. we bought a can of paint. the males among us would start making guns and knives out of wood. Meaning: Take me to the government department which rejected my application to become the Head of Department. “Great! This is the sort of Head of Department we want. The males among us would bully the females among us until the females among us start crying. because cats have nine lives.” Unable to bear such long lectures. Cat told us that he was actually dead.miew-miew-miew supposed to and are not allowed to hug.” the interviewer decided. you still have eight lives. die for the eighth time. He seem to have paid close attention to what Mum and Dad have always been saying about the traits of a real male. not supposed to and are not allowed to have fear. “What for?” asked someone among us. none answered. Upon seeing that. The males among us would combat each other and hit each other and hurt each other. he said. Cat has also mastered the art of reading. They would say: “We are very proud because all the males among you will become real men. If used just after a general election. the males among us would laugh arrogantly. Cat has become known as a . “Miew-miew-miew. The males among us would play war. “Miew-miew-miew. Ten questions asked.” said Cat. Mister Cat. right? So. We let Cat soak in the paint for a few hours. Throughout the interview. Mister Cat. the paint is assured to last until the next general election. as the Head of Department until you. The males among us would tear down the “homes” built by the females among us. we poured the paint into the glass container containing Cat. Later we took him out. we caught Cat and dumped him inside a glass container. the Government hereby appoints you.” One day. Meaning: Do not ask! Cat demanded a second interview. Not even miew-miew-miew.
Uthaya Sankar SB was born in Taiping. Cat has also made it possible for us to buy a residence by means of his salary as the head of a government department. able to command the women to follow all his orders. was also attached to Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM).miew-miew-miew respected leader in the society. does not like to hug and be hugged. and has a stronger desire than ever to become the nation’s leader. . What’s more. we took out a match and burnt down the house. Dad came home one night and “wake up from your sleep” he said. Cat is often refered to as the most potential candidate to become the nation’s prominent leader. The whole family stood. chooses aggressive games. We rushed out of the house. staring as the flames brought down Cat to ashes. numerous pieces of children’s fiction and two novels. unemotional. his first language. Then. Moral Education and Malaysian Studies in various colleges from 1999 to 2007 and between 1996 and 2010. He lectured Bahasa Malaysia. He has written eight short story collections. whom was once soaked in paint – the colour which we don’t seem to remember – now has in himself all the criteria of a real male as mentioned by Mum and Dad: strong. But the fact still remains that Cat is a cat which was once dumped into a glass container and soaked in paint – God knows what colour – that is assured to last for five years only. not soft and feminine. Perak and is a Malaysian writer of Malayalam origin who writes in Bahasa Malaysia. Cat.
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