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Faith and Feminism: Why I No Longer Wear The Tudong

BY KATHRINA MD DAUD
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 26, 2017

Kathrina Md Daud, a lecturer in the University of Brunei Darussalam, explains why she no longer wears the wrap-around head accessory that many have labeled as the symbol of a muslim woman's everlasting faith. From discussing in a feminist book club that she and a friend started to writing and acting in a monologue play with an all-female cast, Kathrina explored and delivered her reasons to the public of why the headscarf is no longer a valid reason to show her belief in Islam.

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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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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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