Do We Really Understand Pop Culture? | An Analysis of How it Influences Our Lives

Have you ever stopped and think about why you are wearing the clothes you are wearing right now with your friends? Or why you download music that you thought was cool after hearing it in the radio the other day? Or maybe why you learnt to play football or dance salsa even though they both aren’t even from your country? The reason is quite simple: it has become part of popular culture. You would only know about a lot of things it because it is popular, but again, what is it? Read more to find out! Continue reading “Do We Really Understand Pop Culture? | An Analysis of How it Influences Our Lives”

Жом Бача Бәрита! Let’s Read the News – In the Malay Cyrillic Alphabet!

Last year, I went around the Internet looking for any suitable reading materials for me to help people learn the Malay Cyrillic alphabet.

Since I was the first person ever on the face of the earth to create such an alphabet (a daring claim, I know, but I’m convinced), currently there are zero Malay reading material and literature written in Cyrillic. Nobody could find anything written in Malay that is written in this Cyrillic alphabet other than that found in this website.

I want to change this. I want to make it more accessible for people to learn and practice Cyrillic for Malay and my long-term goal is to have a growing number of people committed in using the script for everyday use alongside Latin (the official script) and Jawi Arabic (the liturgical/religious script).

I translated whole news articles from Rumi Latin to Cyrillic. I did the whole process manually without any automatic softwares to change the letters. Obviously it took quite some time to publish and prepare, but the end result is satisfying to say the least.
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Top 6 Favourite Filling Cheap Eats From Around the World

Having travelled to different places around the world, I was able to experience various exotic cuisines and dishes. I enjoy trying out foreign foods, and I enjoy it even more knowing that what I order would not cost me an arm and a leg. In fact, in a lot of places I visit, I would try to find the thriftiest options to satisfy my hunger. Not only you get to save money, but I also get to mingle with the locals, use some of the language I picked up and savour authentic local cuisine.
Here is a list of my top six remarkable foods that would leave a lasting memory of your travels in the country, without busting your budgets!

Malay Language in Cyrillic Script (Абжад Сирил Мәлаю) – Part 4 – Official Names of the Letters

All letters must have their own names

 
At least, that’s what all letters need in any alphabet, and the Malay Cyrillic alphabet is no exception.
 
The names of the letters of the alphabet are generally the same as Russian, with a few differences. Below is a table of all the names of each letter in Malay (Cyrillic and Latin), Russian and its IPA pronunciation guide for the Malay names.
I included the hard and soft sign at the end of the table despite it not being a part of the official Malay Cyrillic alphabet. This is just so that they could be referred to when used in the Alternative Orthography.

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Guide to Eating Halal While Travelling (Even When You Can’t Find It!)

I did this a while back to help myself in case I need to travel to places where Halal food is not commonly found. These are just some useful tips for Muslims abroad to find halal food in the countries they are visiting. Remember, just because you are Muslim, does not mean you have to starve while visiting exciting new places!
 
Screenshot of zabihah.com

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