Zain, the confused kid – Part 2


More of the adventures of Zain the confused kid!

Zain Azri, the confused kid – Part 2
By Zan Azlee

SEPT 24 — In the last instalment of Zain’s adventures, we left him confused about his ethnic identity. This week, we fast-forward a few years and he is now in Standard 6. This is an important year for Zain. He will be sitting for his UPSR examination. It will determine how he will move forward into secondary school. The school is feeling the pressure, and so are the students.

But Zain seems to be taking it pretty easy. He’s still playing basketball in school and going to movies. He’s still watching his favourite television shows with his mother at night and assembling radio control cars with his father in the evenings. Of course Zain doesn’t forget his homework. He still does his homework diligently but a 12-year-old kid still needs to have his fun. [Click to read the rest of the article]

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Oooh… I look so beautiful on TV! Check out the 3rd episode of my documentary on ntv7 tonight at 7:30pm!


Look at beautiful me on tv7’s The Breakfast Show promoting my film, KAMPUNG BARU ALAF BARU (NEW AGE NEW VILLAGE)! Watch the 3rd episode tonight on ntv7 at 7:30pm.

Malaysian fun facts!


I’ve been extremely busy… what with work, a wife and a couple of girlfriends on the side! So this update on my weekly column at The Malaysian Insider is coming a day late. But it came nonetheless!

Malaysian Fun Facts!
By Zan Azlee

SEPT 17 — We celebrated Malaysia Day yesterday… adding yet another public holiday to our already public-holiday-filled calendar. I thought I’d make my own little mark on the day by listing down some things I’ve learned about this beautiful country throughout my 32 years of living. I’ve never really made it a point to find out if all these “facts” are true or not. I just took everything people told me at face value. Who can you trust if not your fellow Malaysians, right? So here are 10 fun “facts” for all of you to mull over as we celebrate our country’s birth, presented in a Letterman-style countdown: [Click to read the rest of the article]

KAMPUNG BARU ALAF BARU – The mini series!


If you’ve missed my film KAMPUNG BARU ALAF BARU last Merdeka on ntv7… fret not! It will be out as a mini-series every Mondays in September (starting today) at 7:30pm! So watch it fools! Oh yeah… and above is a trailer I just cut.

Happy birthday, Malaysia!


Wishing my country a happy birthday through my column at The Malaysian Insider.

Happy birthday, Malaysia!
By Zan Azlee

SEPT 3 — Merdeka Day has come and gone. Malaysia has been independent for 53 years now. I think it’s a very proud milestone. We’ve survived all this while! Next up is Malaysia Day on September 16. Another milestone, marking the year when Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore joined to form Malaysia. I’m fiercely patriotic. If you don’t believe me, sit with me as I drive on the AKLEH highway and witness the tears roll down my cheeks every time I see the KL skyline. [Click to read the rest of the article]