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This week, on (Untitled), Ezra and Uma are joined by special guest Zainal Abidin who takes them on a journey through the music and lyrics of his self-titled debut album.
Born in Johor Bahru, Zainaabidin Mohamed started showing interest in music as early as the age of 5. He began his musical career singing with the Malaysian rock outfit, Headwind. Zainal's passion for music then led him to a successful solo career, producing hits songs such as Hijau, Manis, Ikhlas Tapi Jauh, and many more. This month on Cerita-Cerita Rock 'N' Roll, Ezra and Uma speak to the man himself about his life, his music, and his landmark self-titled debut album.
The 2016 Thomas and Uber Cup took place in Kunshan, China this year. The popular game, which demands excellent fitness and technical finesse is a popular after-work and weekend sport – to play or to watch. We learn more about it from Dr Harjeet Singh, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Dr Mohd Faithal Hassan, the Dean of Sports Science at the University of Malaya.
Facebook apologized yesterday for refusing to run an advert featuring a bikini-clad plus-size model, citing it "depicts a body...in an undesirable manner." Facebook's Ads Team went on to say "ads like these are not allowed since they make viewers feel bad about themselves." Clinical psychologist Dr. Chua Sook Ning explains what this says about our attitudes towards body image as well as how to address unhealthy weight and eating issues in a constructive manner.
Babies in orphanages often don't cry. It's been well documented that they eventually fall silent after their cries go unanswered, as they realise no one will come. There is a general lack of knowledge about the reality of what institutionalization does to a child, and we speak to Lari Cannon, a Mental Health Counsellor and Adoption and Foster Care Specialist at OrphanCARE, about the growing movement to shift the focus and transfer resources from large institutions that provide poor quality care to community-based services.