Salam and Hello, upskillers!
Wishing everyone a Happy Youth Day weekend 😊 This 2019, we’re celebrating the local youth community along with their many brave ventures and milestones in preparation for the future, be it locally or internationally. 🎉
BenchLab is all about supporting the visionary Bruneian youth in their various endeavours. We have seen a lot of young creators out there stepping out of their boxes and trailing their own paths driven by their passions. These individuals have reached great heights, each earning the recognition from their own industries. More power to them all! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Team BenchLab is honoured to have worked with some of these talented individuals in providing a platform for them to share their own unique passion and skills. Scroll through to read more about them!
Dinah of @ooukination
Dinah is the pioneer of pixel artworks in the Bruneian art scene. 👩🏻💻 Pretty sure most of you guys have seen her viral artwork of the Bruneian monuments GIF circulating around the social media. We loved it! 😍 She has collaborated with local artists to design their album artwork as well as taken part in local art exhibitions and conventions.
For the aspiring pixel artists out there, she will be having her Basic Pixel Art on Adobe Illustrator workshop on Sunday, 25th August 2019!
Learn more about the instructor, Dinah.
Fadhil Abu Bakar of @coffeewithdillan
Meet Fadhil, a coffee connoisseur who’s out to find the best brew in Brunei and beyond! ☕ This caffeine-fuelled passion has driven him to share his skills and knowledge gained from years of training and traveling. He partakes actively in the coffee community as he sees potential for Brunei to grow within this industry.
Have a chat with Fadhil over a cup of coffee (it’s B.Y.O.C. — Brew Your Own Coffee!) in the Barista for Beginners workshop on Sunday, 4th August 2019!
Learn more about the instructor, Fadhil Abu Bakar.
Fatin Yakob of @anekapatisserie
Fatin is the Queen of desserts — just name it, she will make it! 👸🏻 If you haven’t seen her innovative creations, head on to her Instagram account ‘cause you’re missing out. Her delish desserts will get you wonderland dreamin’; it’s the tea party cakes of your dreams 🍰
Catch her at the Eclairs Baking workshop on Sunday, 18 August 2019 and get a head-start on being the tea party queen!
Learn more about the instructor, Fatin Yakob.
Muna Safiruddin of @chefmunasaf
Chef Muna is the co-boss lady behind the local favourite eateries, Geo Eats and Geo Eats Express. 👩🏻🍳 Her dishes will get you going around the world in 80 dishes -- yes, that is how extensive her menus are! With her skills, she’s bringing the global cuisines to you and the local food scene, one plate after another. 🌎
Get a taste of being a baker in the Wholemeal Buns & Bread Making workshop on Sunday, 11th August 2019!
Learn more about the instructor, Muna Safiruddin.
Nadzirah Suhaimi of @moretobloom
Nadzirah discovered the wonders of mindfulness and she’s here to spread the awareness in the local community. This concept is still something so foreign in Brunei but she’s all ready to take that challenge. The stigma around mental health is the cause she’s fighting for one workshop at a time. We love a headspace heroine! 🧡
Declutter your headspace in the Mindfulness 101 workshop on Sunday, 11th August 2019! 💆🏻♀
Learn more about the instructor, Nadzirah Suhaimi.
Naszreen of @swanz.bn
Naszreen has been producing beats and songs under the moniker SWANZ. His works have been used by musicians and events, locally and beyond. What he wants to share is that he, too, was once a bedroom producer with big dreams. A little self-learning goes a long way!
Beat the nerves away and kick-start your music producing journey at the Digital Music Production 101 workshop on Sunday, 25th August 2019.
Learn more about the instructor, Naszreen.
Rasyiqah Nuraiziz of @thewalltorecapture
Rasyiqah is the creative soul behind the photography works of The Wall To Recapture. Since tapping into this hobby, she’s been keeping her focus in check and her photographic works can be described with one word: adventurous! Her photos have been a talking point for the local photography society as well as the online VSCO community. 📸
Develop your basic photography skills in the Beginner’s Film Photography workshop on Sunday, 4th August 2019! 🎞
Learn more about the instructor, Rasyiqah Nuraiziz.
A round of applause for these talented individuals! We are honoured to have them as part of our skill-sharing movement 🧡
If you wanna know more about these workshops, holler at us via Instagram DM or text us on WhatsApp (+673-7113771).
What else do we have in store? Browse through our upcoming workshops here.
That’s all from us for now and we’ll see you in our workshops!
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