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Little Pages of Happiness

BY MAY CHO
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Escaping the world through children's books, May Cho tells us about how the wonderful pages pulls her away from a harsh reality she only wants to escape. Because of her experience reading these fictional worlds and characters she wants others to join her in this delightful adventure.

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Qu'est-Ce Qui Est Plus Grand?

BY HUWAIDA ISHAAQ
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Writing has always been Huwaida Ishaaq's passion and with her partner they created Heartwrite. After accepting any and most clients that came their way they decided to write their first ever children's book, and this was how the characters Nina and Kong Kong of their book, Qu'est-ce Qui Est Plus Grand?, became representations of hope and wisdom.

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What Is Smart?

BY NADZIRAH SUHAIMI
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

"What does smart even mean?", Nadzirah Suhaimi felt the sit, stare, spoonfeed and memorize method of learning was hindering children's growth and development. After teaching in Laos with a dynamic learning method, she decided to open Creativate with two others and help children grow more active, social and be more inquisitive.

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Born From Love

BY MELATI YUSOFF
@ VOL 11 ON SEP 30, 2017

Melati Yusoff has always wanted to be a mom, making baby names for her imaginary babies, thinking how beautiful it would be until she finally did get pregnant. Melati describes what she felt after the birth of her baby and the exhaustion that comes with being a mom of a high-needs child. 

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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.

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