Past Bandar Seri Begawan Event: VOL 8

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September 24, 2016
@ The Collective

We can't believe it's Volume 8 already!  Thanks so much for being part of this wonderful traipse into Bandar Seri Begawan and the creativity within its nooks and crannies!

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Quilting and I

@ 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

@ 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

@ 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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Why I Hate My Old Photos

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

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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Never Solo

@ 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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My Biggest Fear

@ VOL 8 ON SEP 24, 2016

Despite a natural ease at connecting with people, Rano Iskandar Abdullah finds himself unable to take on leadership roles after a scarring experience in college which resulted in the loss of friends.  Since then, he was determined to do everything on his own, until he joined a group where he could make mistakes and still grow.  He shares about making mistakes even as a leader and a few simple lessons he discovered along the way.

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Before the Light, the Darkness was

@ 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

@ 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.

Jay Johar
Illustrator | Writer | Photographer | Teacher in Bandar Seri Begawan
Liyana SIdek
UBD Student | Storyteller in Bandar Seri Begawan
Abdul Zainidi
Writer/Filmaker/Actor, Variuos in Bandar Seri Begawan
Nur Ahmad
Lawyer (for now), Ahmad Isa & Partners in Bandar Seri Begawan
Cristina Nance Yong
English Teacher, PTE Tutong in Bandar Seri Begawan
Anthony Lee
Owner, Soul Garden in Kuala Belait
Rano Iskandar Abdullah
Social Media Influencer, in Bandar Seri Begawan
Zed Peace
Rap Artist, Music Producer in Bandar Seri Begawan
Stephen Chin
Founder, The Dream Project in Bandar Seri Begawan