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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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What Made Me Want To ÜPSYKL

BY NINA AND NABILAH (UPSYKL)
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2018

Fashion designers Nina Saiful and Nabilah Jeffery wanted to be involved in something impactful and meaningful in their life. This led them to team up and grow a friendship to start a social enterprise that tied their passion and interests together. Their company and brand, ÜPSYKL, is the first eco-fashion platform in Brunei for designers to upcycle clothes and reduce the gap between landfills and the fashion industry.

Join Nina as she recalls her journey from being a pizza mascot to building a brand with her partner-in-design.

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Design Inspirations

BY ATIQAH ISMAIL
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2018

XOIA, the brainchild of Atiqah Ismail, was created out of a desire to build a successful brand that represented the designs and aspirations of a determined vision. Being the creative director for XOIA, Atiqah envisions XOIA’s design to embody minimalist and contemporary fashion while paying homage from the inspiration it is drawn from. Find out what XOIA means to Atiqah and the journey that it has brought her to.

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Women in Foreign Policy

BY NICOLA ROSENBLUM
@ VOL 13 ON MAR 03, 2018

Growing up in Australia, Nicola Rosenblum hoped to be a vet, but the path she walked led her to other things. She talks about the history of women in Australia's foreign policy, including her own personal journey to become High Commissioner to Brunei.

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The Girl Who Wanted To Be A Hero

BY SARAH HAJI ABDUL MUTALIF
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Known as a tomboy when she was younger, Sarah Haji Abdul Mutalif believed that she was a boy until she could no longer deny her womanhood. When she realized there weren't many women known as heroes she decided that she would become one, a hero. Making her hero journey true she was accepted into a male-dominated course in the UK and returned home to a male-dominated oil and gas career and sent offshore. However, no matter how much she wanted to be the hero for women there is always something that wants to pull her back.

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I'm A Feminist By My Own Definition

BY NADZIERAH RAZAK
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Nadzierah Razak's curiosity on feminism first developed when Emma Watson's name boomed across the Internet with her campaign HeForShe. After reading, researchig and trying to make sense of it against her own surrounding and experiences, Nadzierah noticed that it was women themselves that created a discord by putting each other down. This is why she wants everyone, especially women, to stand for and with each other.

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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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City Focus: Bandar Seri Begawan

This week's City Focus lands on Brunei's scenic capital, Bandar Seri Begawan. Known for its elaborate mosques and beautiful weather, Bandar Seri Begawan is also teeming with fascinating tales and is known as the creative center for Brunei. With it's intricate architecture and blue skies, it's no wonder that people can find creative inspiration in this gorgeous city. Check out PechaKucha Night Bandar Seri Begawan's homepage to see a glimpse of the creativity happening in Brunei!

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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!

  • 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.

  • 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