Adrian Freedman: In Search of Stillness [Musician Interview]

In a warm summer afternoon in Canggu, Bali, I was sitting in a small cafe with my earphones listening to my newest mp3 download – Adrian Freedman’s Shakuhachi album, “As I Breathe.” The music at the cafe was rather loud, but as soon as I hit the play button for “Clarity”, an energy immediately transported me to another time and space. A powerful wave hit me. Slow, yet metamorphic. It was a very peaceful moment in which I had been yearning for a while. At that time, I did not expect Adrian’s answers to my questions would impact me on a personal level.

Cambodia Vlog: A Khmer Music Experience in Phnom Penh


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In December 2017, we travelled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia and had the pleasure to learn how to play Khmer music instrument with local musicians. I was only going to write a post, but throughout the process of creating the blog post, I felt the urge to also make a vlog for this experience. I haven’t done…

Letting Go and Start Backpacking: How I Began My Solo Travel Journey


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Everyone has a different reason behind why or how they start backpacking, and each person’s experience is unique. Although I didn’t sell all my belongings and go nomad style, I want to share how solo backpacking happened to me, and how it shaped my transformation as a traveller and a musician. Note that some pictures below…