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Jay Johar

Illustrator | Writer | Photographer | Teacher in Bandar Seri Begawan

Why I Hate My Old Photos

PRESENTED ON SEP 24, 2016
IN BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN @ VOL 8

Get a friend who's as mad as you are about shooting photos, start with what (camera) you have and take pictures any time of the day, and you'll soon start hating your old photos, too.  Which is a good sign.  Two-time PKN presenter Jay Johar tells you why.

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Our Brunei Heritage

BY ROZAN YUNOS
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 26, 2016

Telling the history of Brunei, dating back (possibly) 16,000 years or more, one antique and artefact at a time, Rozan Yunos urges us all to collect moments and memorabilia.

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Quilting and I

BY NUR AHMAD
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

“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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Pock The Tiny Grape

BY ABDUL ZAINIDI
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

A short backstory to a theatrical piece by Abdul Zainidi using everyday scenes in Brunei Darussalam, this presentation covers the strange adventures of Pock in a strange enchanted land.  Expect purple dreams, magical spells and hope for art. 

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The Art of Sustainable Gardening

BY ANTHONY LEE
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

In "The Art of Sustainable Gardening" From PechaKucha Bandar Seri Begawan Vol.8, Anthony Lee shares how sustainable gardening and biodiversity is key in maintaining a balanced ecosystem. He hopes that we can learn how to put the human element back into nature so that we can live much healthier and richer lives. Gardening not only brings peace to the mind but to the environment that surrounds us.

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Never Solo

BY LIYANA SIDEK
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

Liyana was not active as a child, but today considers herself an athlete, born the moment the community of crossfitters, amidst claps and cheers, told her to 'get back up and finish what she started'.  She overcame the crushing weight of the barbell and the mentality that held her back thanks to the very underestimated thing we call support.

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Before the Light, the Darkness was

BY STEPHEN CHIN
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

Stephen Chin calls his father a man of many loves, but before he came to a point where he understood and accepted that, first he hated.  In this frank presentation, Stephen shares a story of hate which begs connection, forgiveness which needs consistency and, ultimately, redemption.

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Rhymes, Beats and Lifestyle

BY ZED PEACE
@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

Rapper Zed Peace shares his whirl in music, starting from when his crew 'Made It', after having been signed on by a record label only to realise that when we take things for granted, we're bound to make mistakes.  He turned his back on music, but not for long.  2016 marks his comeback with a vengence and vision.

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Why I Photograph Musicians

BY ROB BRIDGE
@ VOL 27 ON OCT 04, 2016

"When you're a photographer, you have this tremendous responsibility, to show this person the best way you can, in a way that's authentic."

In Why I Photograph Musicians, from PechaKucha Night Coventry Vol. 27Rob Bridge explains why he spend hours, days, weeks and years traipsing from one end of the United Kingdom to the other to photograph musicians that you’ve probably never heard of…

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, January 23rd, 2017.

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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.