NEWSLETTER #51: 24 NOVEMBER 2022

Quick updates, and a little side note.

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I'm always a big fan of learning foreign languages. Being a polyglot is amazing. I'm a big fan of Nathaniel Drew. If you don't know him, I suggest you start watching his insightful videos and films.

Apart from Bahasa and English, I took very basic Spanish in university. Well, at least it helped me count from 1 to 10 and order some basic food when I was in Madrid. Hindi and Urdu are almost familiar to my ears. My late grandmother was a big fan of Bollywood movies, and I have to admit, I've followed her lead. When I was in India, everything sounds familiar. It's like—you know what they were saying. Weird. The familiarity of the language helped me when I was on my way to Kashmir, too. It was pitch black outside, and I was struggling to find my Airbnb because my Indian SIM card didn't work in the region at the time. Thanks to the familiarity of simple words in Hindi and Urdu, it helped me communicate with the locals to find my Airbnb.

So in How Are You, I had the opportunity to work with Lorenzo Morandi, an amazing Italian photographer based in Alessandra. He shared his journey to the southern part of Italy with his family, and I told him,

"Let's write a story in Italian!" 

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Ana tomy came over to my house to talk about... well, pretty much everything. Nothing specific, but it was a fruitful one-day session. Ana tomy is a personal favourite brand of mine. It's an honour to be a part of their story and to connect with these incredible people.

If you want to learn more about Ana tomy, click on this link. I should warn you that if you like paper, I'm not responsible for any paper cuts you may get from them *lame daddy joke Kerol.

*Everyone is making themselves at home at #kerolhome, as they should. It's always a pleasure to have them over to learn more about Musotrees. Amazing times. Thank you so much, Ana tomy. If you have 9 minutes to spare, you may watch the interview here. Thank you for your time.

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STORY HIGHLIGHT / THE LOST ISSUE : INDONESIA

MARTAROMBO: A Journey to Discover My Heritage

Story by Kiki Nasution

"I was born in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Both of my parents are descendants of the Mandailing, one of North Sumatran native tribes, consisting of many clans – my mother a Batubara, and my father Nasution. Since the Mandailing tradition is patrilineal, I inherited the name Nasution. A Mandailing clan name is not simply cosmetic, but with it comes identity and responsibility to be borne."

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INTRODUCING

The Lost Issue

Collection Stories from 2020 and 2021

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The Lost Issue is inspired by the cathartic feeling of getting to be outdoors again after months under lockdown. In this issue, we celebrate stories of survival and success amid the pandemic. Find your way to cope and set forth.

ON THE COVER : INDIA

THE ROMANCE OF BOMBAY

Story by Krish

"Bombay can be extremely overwhelming; sometimes the feeling is almost inexplicable and one can find themselves completely lost in its charm so easily."

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"More often than not, Bombay feels like a never ending duel between beautiful memories and massive catastrophes."

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STORY HIGHLIGHT / THE LOST ISSUE : COLOMBIA

FEATURED INTERVIEW / THE LOST ISSUE : AUSTRALIA

A Conversation with Tara Bennett in Sydney.

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Located at Surry Hills, Tara shares her passion about Japanese ethos and how she develops her store. If you are in Sydney, make your way to The Provider Store.

With practical minimalist design in mind, Tara carefully curated the brands sold at her store, genuinely sourcing them herself. With such passion, she travels to Japan with a purpose, learning the Japanese heritage and its customs in the process of developing her store.

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Created in Malaysia

with lenses

from all over the world.

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ISSUE HIGHLIGHT : VOLUME EIGHT

We are constantly looking for like-minded individuals to share their stories in our magazine. If you have the same passion, feel free to get in touch with us for possible collaborations. We love to hearing from you.

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Notes: International shipments are now revised. Due to a very steep shipping price, we opted to use Pos Malaysia for the most affordable rate. Copies are shipped from Kuala Lumpur. Please note that the delivery duration may take slightly longer than usual, around 3-4 weeks depending on your location. Our apologies in advance for the inconvenience we may have caused. We appreciate your kind understanding and patience. Thank you for the continuous support.

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