Fice KB

The first time I heard about Fice KB, I was at Khizanat, the home of Ipoh based creative group, Projek Rabak.  I was getting schooled by head honcho Jayzuan on the ways of the artist when he casually mentioned that a Bruneian is one of the contributors for their next poetry anthology titled Lelaki-lelaki Merbahaya (Malay for ‘Dangerous Men’).

The month prior, I had been to an art exhibition in Brunei, where a bold and rambunctious painting by an artist of the same name had caught my eye.  I could hardly contain my excitement!  Words + Art is Heartwrite’s idea of heaven.  Alas, the book was not yet in print.

As fate would have it, Fice KB found us on social media months later.  He gave us a copy of LLM and Neruda Di Kuala (A section of lovers), a collection of his poems in English printed by Sarawakian based indie publisher, La Lectrice Borneo.  A quick read and some raised eyebrows later, Ying and I knew we had to meet him. Continue reading “Fice KB”

Joseph Tawadros

Okay we’ve been slack we know. We promised you guys a creative friend every month and we missed February! Our bad, but here’s our March buddy who we literally hounded for this interview in Brunei (Thanks for being so gracious even though I know you just wanted to eat your post-show sandwich!)

Joseph Tawadros is an oud virtuoso, composer, and literal winner. He’s snagged the ARIA World Music Album award three times in a row, and played gigs all over the world. Tawadros is also known for his iconic moustache and colourful outfits. We couldn’t help but be inspired to believe YES, bright orange shoes are totally legit, after this interview.

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Dino Cottrell

I’m gonna start this post off by sounding really cliche; we love to travel and we love creative people. There is no shortage of that in our lives but for the moment, we spent most of late 2015 in Brunei working hard like the girl bosses we are. Another cliche; The Universe. We totally appreciate its vibes and love the way it surprises us with opportunity.

So when Huwaida discovered a Greek/British photographer on Instagram who was travelling here to shoot a local wedding this month (and to do some fun journeys through Asia after!), we agreed that for no real reason other than admiration for his photographs and general curiosity, that we had to meet him.

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