The month of November kicks in, and that means when December comes, the year will end and a new year will begin! We often say, in some way, that time flies by in the wink of an eye. To many people, it seemed just yesterday that it was the 1st of January, 2011. Even in ReMag, changes have been implemented and looking back, we can also marvel at how far we have come.
31st of October marks the celebration of Halloween. Although Malaysians do not typically celebrate Halloween, some of us actually do, and though we do not do trick-or-treats, it is not unusual to see people dress up in different costumes. In some countries, Halloween is the time when people dress up in the most disgusting and scary manner imaginable, watch horror movies, tell ghost stories, visit “haunted houses”, etc. It seems that Halloween is specifically a “day of fear”.
And coincidentally, the theme for the month of November 2011 is The Fear Culture, although the types of fear discussed in the articles are nothing about Halloween, the paranormal, etc. The theme articles will provoke questions on how people develop certain fears which are unnecessary, or even mind-boggling.
We are also excited to showcase a guest article written by Eizaz Azhar on how he wants to be businessman when he grows up. Besides that, we will launch bite-sized articles for the first time by our columnists that should appeal to those who want to spend some time reading but are constantly on the go.
With that, here is the line-up of the articles for November 2011:
Week 1 – November 1, 2011
Article: Liverpool FC’s Season So Far – Life Without Stevie G by Darren Goon
Article: I’ll Do It Later (Part 2) by CelineD
Article: The Divide by Alexis
Article: Guide to Conversating with Petrolhead – and Other Facts About Petrolhead-dom by Jonathan Thong
Week 2 – November 8, 2011
Article: A 1Malaysia Anecdote, Among Other Things by Kamilia
Article: Why Stop At 58? by manglish_lysia
Guest Article: When I Grow Up, I Wanna Be A Businessman! by Eizaz Azhar
Column: Why I Don’t Work with Friends by ayjiahui
Week 3 – November 15, 2011 – THEME: THE FEAR CULTURE
Article: Fear and Ego by Henry Yew
Article: Who’s Really Afraid? by Nicholas92
Article: Are We Living in Fear? by Glassylicious
Article: Pascal’s Wager – Too Much Fear and Too Little Faith by Chien Young
Week 4 – November 22, 2011
Prose: Paper Cups (Part 1) by WeiYun
Poem: Junction Five by nickvl
Article: Matt Zarley’s ‘WTF’ - Musical Disaster, or Brilliant Satire? by Dominic
Prose: How Are You? by cycycy
Column: Thesaurus Thoughts (Usage and Why You Shouldn’t SPAM It) by ayjiahui
Want to write for ReMag as a guest writer? Want to showcase your best writing skills in ReMag? Well, you’ve come to the right place. There’s no better person to contact about guest writing than Chien Young at chienyoung[dot]ng[at]gmail[dot]com.
Assistant Editor of ReMag
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