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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Nur Ahmad

Lawyer (for now), Ahmad Isa & Partners in Bandar Seri Begawan

“There is a human cost to what we wear."

In "Quilting and I" from PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 8, Nur Ahmad urges us to reconnect to the forgotten creative skills of sewing through quilting (it's just squares and straight lines - a good place to start!).  She hopes that will eventually lead us to the merrier path of knowing what we wear, understanding the real cost of our fashion choices and hurry us along to finding alternative sustainable textiles.

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The Root of Music

BY FINAH YUSOF
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

Rhythmic music became a trigger for Alexandre Wielemans who traveled all the way to Africa finding soul in their music by traveling to Bamako, Mali with his traveling companion, Finah Yusof. It was there that he realized he had to go through a quest of creating and finding the perfect instrument that would reconnect him to his deepest roots. Meanwhile, for Finah, the music she learned in Bamako was a revelation to an almost transcendent connection she had been missing.

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Koto Music: A Lesson In Cultural Transformation

BY JEAN-MARC LEPAIN
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

In the past, Japanese music faced a dilemma to adapt itself to a new modern taste and was heading towards a future of being perished. Jean-Marc Lepain talks about the challenge faced by Koto music, its evolution and reinvention, and how Koto music beat all odds.

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Kunyit 7 Lodge and The Community

BY DK KEMARIAH ( KEM ) EMPLOYER FACEBOOK PROFILE KEMARIAH DURAMAN /KUNYIT 7 LODGE IG - KEMYEOH/ KUNYIT7LODGE_BN TWITTER HANDLE - WEBSITE URL ABOUT YOU . PG HJ DURAMAN (PAPA)
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

Dk Kemariah "Kem" Pg Hj Duraman  is a tourguide, an Air BnB host and an incredibly ambitious woman with goals for days. In this presentation, Kem talks about how she wants Kg Ayer in Brunei to be in the radar of the global eye. In an attempt to do so, she reached out to the water village community to build a lodge for tourists and locals alike to experience Kg Ayer the way it should be experienced, getting regional and International TV programmes to showcase her place and getting people to hashtag #Kunyit7Lodge to help continue her cause.

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Cake Made Me Do It

BY FLORENCE YAPP
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

"When I saw a recipe for cake that says use 4 eggs, I just use three because I had an egg for breakfast."

Cakes are sweet. Cakes are sour. Cakes are fluffy. Cakes are heavy. No matter how hard you try, just like a cake with all the science behind it, people will judge you and that is what Florence Yapp learned about life.

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A Traveling Filmmaker's Films

BY ABDUL ZAINIDI
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

As a filmmaker, script writer and sometimes an actor, Abdul Zainidi speaks of why and how he makes his films, the opportunities it brings and the things he experienced throughout the process of creating. He travels from place to place, carrying with him his reels to show the world.

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The Art of The Tale

BY SUBANDI KAMIS
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

Subandi Kamis recalls the time he had to persuade his 5 year-old son who didn't like doctors or hospitaks to go through several medical procedures. With the help of some sketching and a good story, Subandi discovered that his son's anxiety and expectations could be addressed effectively.

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Life of A Sneakerhead

BY ALEX CHAI
@ VOL 10 ON APR 01, 2017

Alex Chai travels a lot which means that his feet require the utmost of care and respect. What better way to pamper them than a pair of sneakers? Well, maybe a whole room dedicated to sneakers, just as Alex have set aside in his house. Through his addiction of footwear, he started a sneaker consignment store called DreamCubeBSB in Brunei.

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Russia, With Coffee

BY FIRDAUS OMAR
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

In Firdaus Omar's world, coffee is water, coffee is life. His story begins with his journey as an accidental diplomat who fell in love with coffee in Russia. Now, he brings his new passion and love to help build Brunei's coffee scene.

 

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Blog

Quilting and I

In "Quilting and I" from PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan Vol. 8, Nur Ahmad urges us to reconnect to the forgotten creative skills of sewing through quilting (it's just squares and straight lines - a good place to start!).  She hopes that will eventually lead us to the merrier path of knowing what we wear, understanding the real cost of our fashion choices and hurry us along to finding alternative sustainable textiles.

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About the City's Organizers

  • Huwaida Ishaaq

    I enjoy getting people together, connecting and creating magical moments. I've been so blessed with great loves and friends in my life that I wish the same for others. While on this earth I hope to contribute my presence in a meaningful way, through travelling, writing and getting involved in projects with charities or bridging the gap between corporates and the causes they support. Peace. May your adventures be joyful.

  • Shinny Chia

    I run 'the collective', an organization that is focused on promoting creativity and arts in Brunei, through grassroots events and projects. Formerly an MBA graduate from Sydney, I've lived in Paris, Sydney, Newcastle and Taiwan and frequently travel (4 out of 7 continents to date). Adventure is my middle name! I surf, bike, and do all manner of crazy things!

  • Fitri Ali

    Adventurer. Norm defier. Thoughtful rebel. Omnivert. Techie by profession. Aiming to be financially free by 33 so I don't have to clean toilets when I decide to travel long-term. Positively borderline realistic/pessimistic, but generally a happy person.

  • Baseema Ishaaq

    Also known online as BashiQu, she loves to draw, sing and travel (or, really, just pack clothes into suitcases).

  • Fadli M Zaini

    Youth advocate. Lover of stories. Passion for people.

  • Farhan JafarAli

    Student, public speaker, actor, emcee, camper, youth leader and forever a learner. Loves the spontaneity that life comes up with. Explorer of life. It's a really fun place!

  • Jonathan Ooi

    I have been involved with most aspects of the Australia's music industry for 6 years, from performing, recording and now managing musicians. One of my goals in life is to create a sustainable music industry in Brunei provide opportunities to other musicians by working, sharing and collaborating ideas with them.

  • Fu Jeon Lim

    Change is The Only Constant

  • Ying Chia

    Happiest in nature, with a love for travelling and the good things in life: stories, photography, snow, bacon anything and cheese. All music makes me dance (naturally!) and if you longboard, we're already friends :D