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Quoc Dat Nguyen

in Ho Chi Minh

A Vietnamese ceramic artist

PRESENTED ON DEC 11, 2016
IN HO CHI MINH CITY @ VOL 10

Dat Nguyen has involved in a few different jobs before, until ceramics found him. He has been traveling back and forth between Saigon and Bien Hoa to learn the craft of making Bien Hoa ceramics - an art that is disappearing due to modernization. Now he’s running Dat Pottery - a studio that teaches pottery workshops. If you love art and culture, Dat Nguyen’s talk is for you!

 

You can follow him at: www.facebook.com/datpottery

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Ceramic travels

BY KARISSA CHASE
@ VOL 5 ON JUN 05, 2014

Karissa Chase is a Townsville girl who fled the city after graduating from high school, moved to Brisbane to study ceramics and hasn't looked back. After deciding to be a potter at the young age of 16, Karissa pursued her dream to do so. After graduating art college in Australia, America gave her the opportunity for love and the chance to introduce her ceramic work. Working with either the wheel or a rolling pin, each piece is not only cute, but how fortunate Karissa is to do what she loves. 

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Making Dreams Come True

BY PATRICK MUI
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 09, 2016

A French set designer with Hong Kong roots, Patrick will talk about his passion for set design, from inception to conception.

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I Wanna Feed You with Breast Milk

BY TRÌNH TUẤN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

“I can’t remember how many mothers I’ve gone asking for breast milk for. Ủn, my baby. Ủn has been growing up with the breast milk of many kind,unknown mothers…” - Trinh Tuan, Co-father at BabyMe, Author of Ba Muốn Nuôi Con Bằng Sữa Mẹ.

Every year Trinh Tuan spends at least 1 month travelling across Vietnam sharing his insights on breastfeeding with new parents. And this October he's going to talk about it at PKN HCMC Vol.9 If you are wondering why a father talks about breastfeeding, here's the answer:

Tuan is a single father. 

At PKN HCMC Vol9, Tuan will share with us his journey of how he got his feet back on the ground after his wife passed away and left him with a newborn child, and how he started on this unique path.

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How I Learned Classic Guitar

BY TRẦN QUÂN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

Do you remember the guitarist at PKN HCMC Vol8, Quan Tran, who has excellently performed two beautiful melodies at the beginning of our night?

If yes, here comes great news for you: Quan will be back to Pecha Kucha HCMC Vol.9 but in a new role - He'll be on of the presenters this time! Quan Tran, a sixteen-years-old guitarist, has just been accepted to Conservatory of HCMC this school year. Quan is going to share about his journey with classical music at PKN HCMC Vol.9.

This is the first time we have a 16-years-old presenter; and it's also Quan's first presentation. Let's come and cheer for this young talent with PKN HCMC Vol.9!

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Story of My Town

BY LAWRENCE VALENCIA
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

A man of many talents - Oji Valencia is a filmmaker, artist, illustrator and musician from the Phillippines. He’s lived in Saigon for nearly seven years. 

In his talk Oji takes us to the back alleys of a small town where he grew up, back in the Phillippines of the 70s. Far from ideal living conditions didn’t stop Oji from taking charge of his life, studying film and pursuing his current career. Well fed with amusing incidents involving a raunchy pig and chicken, his funny yet insightful talk is not to be missed!

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Tin's Running Story

BY DUY TÍN
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

"People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but BECAUSE............" - Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.

Tin ran 70km in Sapa in Vietnam Moutain Marathon 2015. There were 156 runners (including 21 Vietnamese) participating in this 70km run. Tin was one of the only 8 Vietnamese who could complete the route. And, last month he accomplished a new record of running 100km around HCMC!

If you are curious how this slim and quiet man could do it, let’s listen to his unbelievable story.

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BJD

BY JULYE HOANG
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

Have you ever wondered why girls are obsessed with dolls? If yes, I think this girl is going to WOW you with her world of dolls.

Wait... it seems she doesn't want to name them 'DOLLS' but 'BJD'. What's BJD? Let's listen to Julye's talk.

About Julye Hoang:
Julye is working at Literacy Program, Room To Read Vietnam Org. She would like to introduce herself as a storyteller. Trang loves writing and building up characters. She enjoys transforming BJDs into her imaginative characters. At PKN HCMC Vol.9 Trang is going to unveil the magic world of BJD to PKN audiences.

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Meditation Experience in Vietnam

BY TOM CHRISTIE
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 01, 2016

We know you're stressed, but there are better ways to deal with that than killing your boss/client or burning down your school. Meditation is one of them and to help you get the ball rolling, we have invited a very special guest to Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 9.

Meet Tom Christie, whose meditation practise and the quest for peace and zen has taken him on several retreats in places you probably haven't heard of, both in Vietnam and elsewhere. He's going to talk about how he got into meditation practise.

So take a deep breath, exhale... and see you on Saturday October 1st, 2016.

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Music and Dreaming: Immaturity and Paperplanes

BY THÀNH LUKE
IN HO CHI MINH CITY

Thành Luke wrote his first song when he was in grade 8th and first time introduced to the guitar. Now his band Cá Hồi Hoang is quite a familiar name to Vietnamese young people. Their new album "Paper Dream" was released on 10 Dec 2017 at Yoko Cafe.

When asked how he started on this path, Thanh said "I didn't. Music was already inside of me." Nevertheless, it was quite a struggle until he could dedicated all his time for music. In his senior year at the University of Foreign Trade, he decided to quit and followed his passion.

Thanh named his talk at Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 10 "Music and Dreaming: Immaturity and Paperplanes.

You can follow Thanh Luke and his band 'Ca Hoi Hoang' at: https://www.cahoihoang.com/