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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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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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