:: 18? wins Gold in the Short Film: Documentary award of the 10th Malaysian Video Awards.
July 10, 2005
:: 18? is the runner-up in the amateur category of the 2005 Freedom Film Fest.
June 22, 2005
:: Benjamin McKay's review of the 2005 Singapore International Film Festival for Senses of Cinema website has this to say about 18? (in the final para): "But in concluding this report let me just mention one more short film that rose up and hit this reviewer in the face at SIFF 2005, for the film itself better answers the question I so arrogantly pondered, and the good news is that you the reader can share this little gem with me, for in the spirit of the film, it has no copyright. I am talking about Malaysian director Danny Lim’s 18? (2004), a film that in a quirky 18 minutes takes us to the streets of Kuala Lumpur to investigate the search for the space to criticise and to create and along the way addresses several interesting questions about who an artist might well be and what role art may have in a critical engagement with a given society."
June 19, 2005
:: A Kakiseni.com reader going by the handle "borjois" made this gobsmacking comment to the Kakiseni article on Malaysian Documentaries: "Aku baru saje tengok Danny Lim yang cun tu di rancangan Shortcuts yang pelik tu. Rupa-rupanya dokumentari dia boleh dimuat-turun secara percuma di http://danlim.twofishy.net/18/. Baik hati dia, walaupun Cina tapi bukan tamak."
April 10 , 2005
:: 18? screens at the Singapore International Film Festival Fringe. Somebody commented on 18? here at the SgFilm Forum.
January 1, 2005
:: Click here to download 18? at this link! 60MBs, .avi file. Feel free to make copies.
December 9 , 2004
:: 18? has screened at the Jakarta Film Festival, and the Sarawak Film Society. The Star and Kakiseni has published reviews of the Oct 25 edition of Malaysian Documentaries.
October 25, 2004
:: 18? screens at Kelab Seni Filem Malaysia's 'Malaysian Documentaries'. It was chosen as “Favourite Work” by 17 of 31 viewers who filled response forms.
October 12 , 2004
:: Etc. volume two is out now!
August 7, 2004
:: More new People: Alex Yong.
July 19 , 2004
:: New People: Saifullizan Tahir, Halim Zain.
July 16 , 2004
:: People pix rejigged with new additions: Alfian Sa'at agog, Ashok Soman is hands-on, a contemplative Cindy Tham, shaggy JB Jeyaretnam, loads of Jerome Kugan in a Pink Spirit, Pang, Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Sharaad Kuttan, Sharanya Manivannan gets to grips, Sherry Siebel, Ted Miles, and Zedeck Siew.
June 20, 2004
:: New in Series: Chasing Lorna -- following her on the streets of Jakarta.
March 27, 2004
:: The incongruent text and images of Shanghai: Bootifool from the inside in Places, and a little photo essay entitled Conversations with Dhojee in Series. I'm off to Jakarta.
December 18, 2003
:: Last April, I met Singaporean political icon J.B. Jeyaretnam outside the City Hall MRT station in Singapore.
December 13, 2003
:: Nine new scans in Family - updated while in Malacca for my bro's wedding shindigs. Should be interesting to see the 'Before' and 'After' pix of relatives.
December 7, 2003
:: In Keroncong Katak, the oldest woman in Kampung Baru tells the story of her life and the kampung in the heart of KL, in the midst of World War II, Merdeka, 13 May 1969 and a symphony of frogs.
:: Eleven new scans in Family commemorate the big family bash this weekend for my brother's wedding do in Malacca.
November 16, 2003
:: And not a moment too soon.
:: With prompting from Sharizal and inspiration from Huai Bin's consistency, Grace's irreverent visions, and the void left by Shalini, this site finally has new stuff.
:: New in Series: Keretapi, the story and pictures from my railway journey over the New Year, making a kind of loop from KL to Gemas to Kota Bahru to Golok to Hat Yai to Bangkok to Butterworth and back to KL.
:: Latest in Family: six present-day pics and two nostalgia scans.
:: Recent obsessions: Billy Bragg, Sheila on 7 (still!), Miike, and the pharma-journalism of Veritas.
:: Sadly, Siasah has gone bust.
:: "Kami adalah pria pria kesepian / Jauh dari rumah dan ditinggalkan cinta / Coba dengar keluhan kami, pria kesepian" - Sheila on 7
May 21, 2003
:: It's been awhile.
:: Hope you've figured out how to use the new scroller thingy. If your browser doesn't support it, email me about it.
:: No pic updates yet, though I have a few long-standing projects lined up.
:: Meanwhile, you can read Nizam Zakaria's interview with me here. It includes a pic I haven't posted online yet.
February 27, 2003
:: Welcome back Mr Kugan!
:: Recent interests: mag, book, movie, movie2, blog, blog2, music, music2
:: Persaingan perniagaan semakin tepu.
:: Latest Series: Peace Demo
January 30, 2003
:: New in the Series section: Lounge Room Lush and Rainy Day [featuring poetry by Shalini Nayar].
:: The People page welcomes: Bernard Chauly & Sharmin Varghese. Plus new pics for Amir Muhammad, James Lee & me.
:: My 2002 in pictures: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.