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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.

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Journey Into Entrepeurship

BY JASMYNE KOH
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

A side creative project triggered Jasmyne Koh's interest into art and design, changing her whole life. Taking experiences from studies abroad, travels and then starting both a 3D printing service company and a handmade leather company, she talks about how all things fall into place in life.

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The Dreaded A

BY CRISTINA NANCE YONG
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

Are you an artist? How do you know? Is there a checklist on Google that can help? Cristina Nance Yong checked and found none. Sometimes the biggest obstacle we face in the pursuit of making a name for ourselves is with the very name itself. Words like musician, writer and artist all have definitions but whether you can find yourself fitting those definitions can be a daunting question for many.

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So, What's The Pointe?

BY CHARLOTTE LIM
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

Charlotte Lim always wanted to become a dancer ever since she saw the beauty in ballet. It wasn't until she grew older and was more experienced in the dance scene that she realized how it was so much the same as life. Through the sweat, the tears and blood, she shares her knowledge and the similarities between life and the art of dancing.

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"I Think You Are Wonderful" And Other Ways To Say Thank You

BY AHMAD SYAUQIE
@ VOL 9 ON NOV 05, 2016

When expresing appreciation, Ahmad Syauqie believes that simplicity and sincerity are key. And often, saying the words 'Thank you' is all it takes.

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Rhymes, Beats and Lifestyle

BY ZED PEACE
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Rapper Zed Peace shares his whirl in music, starting from when his crew 'Made It', after having been signed on by a record label only to realise that when we take things for granted, we're bound to make mistakes.  He turned his back on music, but not for long.  2016 marks his comeback with a vengence and vision.

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Before the Light, the Darkness was

BY STEPHEN CHIN
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Stephen Chin calls his father a man of many loves, but before he came to a point where he understood and accepted that, first he hated.  In this frank presentation, Stephen shares a story of hate which begs connection, forgiveness which needs consistency and, ultimately, redemption.

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My Biggest Fear

BY RANO ISKANDAR ABDULLAH
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Despite a natural ease at connecting with people, Rano Iskandar Abdullah finds himself unable to take on leadership roles after a scarring experience in college which resulted in the loss of friends.  Since then, he was determined to do everything on his own, until he joined a group where he could make mistakes and still grow.  He shares about making mistakes even as a leader and a few simple lessons he discovered along the way.

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Never Solo

BY LIYANA SIDEK
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Liyana was not active as a child, but today considers herself an athlete, born the moment the community of crossfitters, amidst claps and cheers, told her to 'get back up and finish what she started'.  She overcame the crushing weight of the barbell and the mentality that held her back thanks to the very underestimated thing we call support.

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Why I Hate My Old Photos

BY JAY JOHAR
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

Get a friend who's as mad as you are about shooting photos, start with what (camera) you have and take pictures any time of the day, and you'll soon start hating your old photos, too.  Which is a good sign.  Two-time PKN presenter Jay Johar tells you why.

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The Art of Sustainable Gardening

BY ANTHONY LEE
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

What is a sustainable garden? It is an organic garden taken a step further. In this presentation, Anthony Lee, describes how we are the essential element that can make the sustainable garden possible, in a way that not only makes you, your family and the eco-system happy.  And it doesn't have to be complicated, either.

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Pock The Tiny Grape

BY ABDUL ZAINIDI
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN

A short backstory to a theatrical piece by Abdul Zainidi using everyday scenes in Brunei Darussalam, this presentation covers the strange adventures of Pock in a strange enchanted land.  Expect purple dreams, magical spells and hope for art. 

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