(a collection of strung up memories, real and unreal, from the writer-poet-comic community of Spoken Word Brunei) At 7, there were many firsts; - I saw a snake, pissed on myself and laughed like a hyena. - I had a huge crush. She was tall, slim, leggy and blonde. Even at 7, I knew … Continue reading When I was 7
Hiya! Just a quick one to say we've been playing the name game and are now @heartwrite.co on our social media channels (FB and Instagram). Our blog will also be getting a makeover in the near future so watch out for that xx Major love to pen pal Fice KB for letting us know our … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading Fice KB
There is a short video online of a man rescuing a baby dolphin that had gotten itself stranded on a beach. I showed it to my three year old nephew, and gave a made up background story of how the baby had strayed too far while playing. The mommy dolphin is sad that she and … Continue reading Storytelling: The evolutionary imperative
The day we began the Journey into Yoga retreat, the moment we arrived at Mañana Borneo Resort after a nine hour trek that involved a bus ride from Brunei to Kota Kinabalu and a short boat trip across a bay near Kota Belut, we stepped into a fulcrum in our lives, an incident that was … Continue reading The long and short of a Gypsy retreat
Do pretty please participate in the book donation drive for World Book Day Brunei. And in return, you can get books for free!
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 … Continue reading Joseph Tawadros
Recently, Heartwrite was invited to be part of a programme designed for new entrepreneurs who are either undergraduates or part of the Alumni at a local university. The programme addressed the topic of using social media for business. To prepare for our talk, we discussed which part of our business story we would share. However, … Continue reading Lessons on Guest Speaking
Every year there is a theme for the International Francophonie Day. For 2015/16, the focus is on celebrating French's immense diversity in language and culture. Ten terms from France, Belgium, Quebec, Switzerland, Haiti and Congo, have been chosen to represent this theme; none of which, frankly speaking, we have seen before. It was Fabienne, the … Continue reading Dis-moi dix mots (Tell me ten words)
It's February and time for another writer's jam! We'll be having it in Bandar Seri Begawan, with a French flair. More on that in a second! Every time we get together, we do something different. On this occasion we'll be looking into neology which, in terms of language, refers to a new word, or a … Continue reading Get yourself in a jam, happily!