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27 JUL


This is the 10th session of PechaKucha PJ and think of it as an expansion pack.
67 speakers have come before this, and they all promote a diversity of views and cross pollination of ideas within the community. Now we want to impact the community in an even more direct and measurable way.

Besides the usual PechaKucha night on 27 July, we're running a series of 8 workshops from different professionals (and PechaKucha PJ alumni) for kids from the Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) communities between 10-12 over this festival weekend. We believe that students from all social classes should have the opportunity to broaden their perspectives in various industries to enable them to better navigate life after formal  education.

Your ticket will go towards funding this project, and towards the longer term education program we are rolling out after this festival weekend. Support us!

If you'd like to volunteer instead, please join us! http://bit.ly/pkpj-festival-volunteer

The Essentials
Where: REXKL
Who: We are inviting creatives of all fields to present projects and exchange ideas. PechaKucha has a global reputation for an eclectic mix of artists, activists, musicians, comedians, designers, architects, filmmakers, photographers, writers, mountaineers, et al coming together to make their PechaKucha presentations in a concise 20 x 20 format.
What: Hear from speakers from diverse speakers from all walks of life, find opportunities for collaboration, or be inspired by their projects
Eat Well: We provide dinner as part of your ticket
  • 645pm: Registration and light dinner is served.
  • 730pm: Pecha Kucha Presentations
  • 900pm: Mingle
Speakers line up (presentation order may vary)
1. Scott, The Singing Balcony by VerSeS PJ
2. Arzumy Md, Billplz
3. Yeoh Siew Hoon, Web in Travel
4. Charis Loke, illustrator, charisloke.com
5. Tan Chui Mui, DaHuang Pictures
6. Cheryl Goh, Grab
7. Raqib Karim, comedian

..and many more!
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The Making of a Private Cinema

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 14, 2019

Shen Thuu Tay and Jovy Low are friends who work together in advertising, an industry with the adage "if an idea sticks in your head till the next day and the day after, it's an idea worth keeping". And that was how AMENIC Film Space, a private cinema in Damansara, was born. Hear their story of what drives them, presented at PechaKucha Petaling Jaya vol. 8

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From Nobody to Southeast Asia's Leading Podcaster

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 14, 2019

Ling Ling Tai is a seasoned learning and development professional. For over a decade, she has designed, delivered and implemented learning initiatives in 21 countries across the Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe and USA for Global Fortune 100 companies.
She is also the podcast host for the Leaders of Learning, Southeast Asia's leading podcast show. In this talk, Ling Ling charted her journey from ordinary and lost to Southeast Asia's Leading Podcast Show called the Leaders of Learning in just 1 year. 
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Intimacies of P. Ramlee's Film Music

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 14, 2019

Why do the films of P. Ramlee leave such a lasting impression on Malaysians' sense of national identity? The obvious answer is, his films and music were made during an intense period of nation-making known as the Independence Era. 

Dr Adil Johan, a research fellow at the Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), The National University of Malaysia (UKM), argues that the lasting impact of P. Ramlee's music lies in the intimate themes and narratives that his songs express; intricately tying Malaysians (and Singaporeans) to an emotional and complex history of continuous self-actualization. 

People know him as the 'researching saxophonist'; by day, he researches anything to do with music, culture and society and by night, he makes music with Azmyl Yunor and Nadir. 

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The Science of Learning How to Code

@ VOL 8 ON MAR 14, 2019

Chee Yim started Python workshop series in 2017 within WWCode KL community and tested different ways of teaching methods for 1 year. They found some interesting behaviour about how we learn coding and just maybe, there is something about the way we teach Computer Science in our educational system that contributes to the gender gap (there are some patterns being discussed by Robert C. Martin as well, an early programmer in the 70s.

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Walls and Spoken Word Poetry

@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

Melizarani T. Selva is a spoken word poet, showrunner, educator and co-curator of George Town Literary Festival 2018. To date, she has performed in six countries and represented Malaysia at the prestigious Commonwealth People's Forum in London and the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Her notable performances include, TEDxGateway in Mumbai and Ubud Writers and Readers Festival. Her first book titled ‘Taboo’ made Top 10 Best-Seller List on Malaysia’s No.1 Online Bookstore (MPH). To date, her poems have been translated in French by Éditions Jentayu and in Bahasa Malaysia by Malaysia’s National Institute of Language and Literature. Presently, she runs Kuala Lumpur's monthly poetry open mic, ’If Walls Could Talk’, a bilingual poetry slam,‘Slamokrasi’ and teaches performance poetry at international and national schools. This presentation is about Walls, also a monthly spoken word poetry event.

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Finance blogging

@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

Suraya is an independent communications consultant specialising in online content creation and management and the blogger behind personal finance blog Ringgit Oh Ringgit. She is also the VP of Access Blockchain Association Malaysia and co-founder of Suna Productions, a new theater production company.

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Legal journalism and its impact to the public

@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

A news writer with a bad sense of humour and questionable degree of empathy, Qishin Tariq spent four years with the Star newspaper's court beat, making light reading and terrible headlines of daily crime news and the occasional landmark case. He now writes for technology but occasionally goes back to the courtrooms for specific cases, most recently the corruption trial of Pekan MP Najib Razak. A fan of justice, his favourite brand is DC's Justice League Unlimited, back when it was on Cartoon Network. His talk is about legal journalism and its impact to the public

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@ VOL 6 ON AUG 16, 2018

Pang is a Malaysian arts consultant, activist, curator, organiser, photographer and writer. Presently Pang is the director of art & activism bazaar Art For Grabs. In 2008, together with fellow activists and artists, he co-founded sexuality rights festival Seksualiti Merdeka in Malaysia. It was banned by the police in 2011. Under the Chevening Scholarship, Pang graduated in 2013 with an MA in Gender, Sexuality & Culture from Birkbeck, University of London. He remains active in speaking on LGBT issues. He has presented his manifesto We Are The Rainbow and its accompanying interactive performance Languages of The Rainbow in Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, and East Timor. His talk talks about censorship as an LGBTQ activist in Malaysia

(Photos of Nisha Ayub and Pang in slide 19 #beingseen are by Mooreyameen Mohamad)



City Focus: Petaling Jaya

This week’s City Focus on Petaling Jaya, also known as PJ, located in extravagant Indonesia. While it may be a relatively new city next to Kuala Lumpur it offers amazing sights, sounds, shopping and food that caters to people from all walks of life. Whether a vivid Buddhist Temple, bustling shopping malls, or 24 hour food places Petaling Jaya has it all. Hope you had a great PechaKucha Night Petaling Jaya Vol. 8 on March 14th!

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