Schizophonia

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Schizophonia tells a story of a Malaysian Malay woman named Juni, who has been accepted as a Monbukagakusho scholar to do her post-graduate studies in Japan. A couple of life-altering events takes
Juni on a spiralling descent into madness. Yet, there is still hope ...

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Submitted: December 24, 2017

It was night. Outside, mosquitoes and other nocturnal creatures were flying, and the air heaved with humidity as the sky darkened even mo... Read Chapter

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When I woke up, very groggily, some people were walking to the front. Going to do their morning toilet routine, I guessed. My eyelids fel... Read Chapter

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The campus felt small to me. As we looked out across the football field in the middle from the girls’ hostel at the edge of the sloping... Read Chapter

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Before we all called it a day, Chow said that he and some others in their group planned to take us to the Banpaku Memorial Park, also kno... Read Chapter

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Letter to Sis: Dear Sis, how are things at home? Not too gloomy I hope, after that huge row I had with mother dearest. I’m doing gr... Read Chapter

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Then came the day when we visited the Toyota factory and Meiji Mura somewhere near Nagoya. I was not too sure where the Toyota factory wa... Read Chapter

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Gaidai arranged a programme where the international students would be paired up with host parents. One of the many forms we had to fill i... Read Chapter

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Sometime in the middle of my Japanase language learning term at Gaidai, Nizam came over to Osaka with his bunch of friends from Chiba Uni... Read Chapter

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Our graduation day in September was looming, and the five of us, Ai Lin, Caren, myself, Janet and Kevin said that we somehow should find ... Read Chapter

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Caren and I finally moved in together. Our routine was, for the lack of a better word, routine enough. Every morning, we would prepare br... Read Chapter

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On the morning of the exam, I had the worst kind of diarrhoea. I went to the toilet three times. All I had last night went down the toile... Read Chapter

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It was Shogatsu, or New Year’s Day. My host mother dressed me in a kimono, painted gaudy lipstick on my face and paraded me to a temple... Read Chapter

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“Happy Birthday Mom” Hope it was a good birthday and I hope all your wishes come true. I am just writing to say how sorry I am fo... Read Chapter

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About a week later, somebody knocked at the door. Caren asked me to open it. I shot her a dirty look and asked why. “Just open lah,... Read Chapter

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Chow, Alan, Lam and some of their Handai friends decided to take us to Kobe, and when I meant by us, I meant Caren, myself and the junior... Read Chapter

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It was the day when I would go to Sano-san’s house and cook dinner for her friends. Caren had given me a packet of chicken kurma powder... Read Chapter

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I am jumping off the Umeda Sky Building. It is the most exhilarating feeling. The rush of the wind, the lightness of being. And below, I ... Read Chapter

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Over the next few days, Attractive Alien Jack asked me more questions, like how I was feeling these last few months. He knew about my ent... Read Chapter

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The two aliens who stayed with me for the next one month tried their best to me feel comfortable. Every day, they always took me out to p... Read Chapter

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The aliens in white and blue clothing just drive on, making left and right turns. I look at the alien sitting next to me. He resembles th... Read Chapter

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My eyelids felt heavy. I tried opening them but it took an effort. Finally, when they were open, I saw nothing but white. It was blinding... Read Chapter

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Caren came to the hospital on the day I checked out. Apparently, my professors had talked with Kandai’s administration with regards to ... Read Chapter

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Jack came for his weekly visits. Every time he came, I was the happiest person in the world. When he left, my world became dark again. Ja... Read Chapter

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Someone was hitting me so hard on my left shoulder and saying something in Japanese. I did not have a sense of place and time, all I knew... Read Chapter

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Submitted: December 24, 2017

When I opened my eyes, Jack was standing over me. I got up immediately. “Juni Hashim, your professors and I have had a lengthy disc... Read Chapter

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We stood in front of each other at the boarding gate to the plane that would take me away from this place forever. In a way, I felt glad ... Read Chapter