Young and talented

By JAYDEE LOK SHE is yet to release her debut album (titled Peroxide, scheduled to hit stores in February next year) but Scottish singer-songwriter Nina Nesbitt, 19, is already making her mark in the entertainment world. Nesbitt has been playing sold-out gigs in various countries, is the face of fashion brand Yumi’s Autumn/Winter 2013 […]

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Showing ’em

By KEVIN TAN     It’s pretty obvious that Emma Louise Liang, 23, doesn’t like talking about secondary school. The usually bubbly model/singer’s face immediately turns sombre at the mention of it. For her, secondary school was a period of isolation and constant bullying, brought about simply because of her mixed-parentage and weight issues. […]

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Creative force

Four students from the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (LUCT) used their personal experiences being bullied to win themselves the chance to have their work featured in Monster High’s advertising campaign next year.   The Monster High & Limkokwing Against Bullying Competition, supported by R.AGE, attracted over 100 creative entries from LUCT students, but it […]

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Keyboard heroes

We’ve all seen keyboard warriors at work before, flaming Facebook and yapping on YouTube. Now, get ready to meet the Keyboard Heroes. A group of students from IACT College launched an initiative last week to get rid of cyberbullying by encouraging their friends to be keyboard heroes instead of warriors. Not sure what the difference […]

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Model example

By IAN YEE IF you’re going to sign yourself up for a reality TV series, you’ve gotta expect to get trolled, right? That’s just the way the Internet works. All you’re left to do, says Asia’s Next Top Model (ANTM) finalist Melissa Th’ng (pic), is learn to deal with it. “It’s a real cliche […]

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Amber Chia: Turning it around

By CHRISTINE CHEAH SHE has a face – and pout – to launch a thousand products. But about 20 years ago, those very features were what made life miserable for Amber Chia. Her trademark pouty lips were a source of much grief for the model, born Chia Lee Ping in a conservative Chinese family […]

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BRATS Against Bullying

The teen journalists from the BRATs programme speak up on the reality of bullying among young people in Malaysia today. ““The most treacherous form of bullying is the kind you can’t see. It’s not violent, but it has the ability to shatter a person just as powerfully. It is the silent yet loud social disapproval […]

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By DENIELLE LEONG TEENAGERS on the Internet can be monsters, and I know this from reading my school juniors’ pages. It’s like my current guilty pleasure – it satisfies my hunger for drama, as much as it pains me to read those ridiculously awful comments being thrown around. But hey, nosing around is […]

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R.AGE Against Bullying – Celeb Stories

BEING a victim of bullying can be one of the loneliest, most debilitating experiences. But the truth is, it doesn’t have to be that way. Over 80% of Malaysian teenagers have been bullied before, and while many are unfortunately scarred for life because of those experiences, there are also those who managed to find hope […]

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