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30
Oct

The Big 90

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Toastmasters International turns 90 



The anniversary cake from Brunei Speakers’ Club
 


The members and guest this week’s meeting of Brunei Speakers’ Club
 


Enjoying the refreshments from BSC
 


It was meant to be a colourful theme but only a few of us showed up colourful :D
 


UBD Toastmasters also celebrated the occasion last Monday
 


Gary the model for Brunei for the anniversary
 


Happy 90th anniversary Toastmasters International
 

  

Nutella & Philips 
 


Have you ever tried to experiment what Philips and Nutella can do? Apparently there are many outcomes you can make out of nutella with Philips products. So in the next five days starting tomorrow (Saturday), you can check out the food sampling with collaboration between Philips and Nutella at Utama Grand Superstore, The Mall.

This initiative was also following up with the momentum of PanaCom the distributor of Philips products where they had an aggressive promotion on “A Bite of Philips” Cooking Championship and now they will want to focus more on promoting health care products of Philips.

The demo has been ongoing for Philips Air Fryer and the best part about using the Air Fryer is that it doesn’t require any oil which is great for those who are health conscious. Philips also carry this slogan “ A healthy breakfast and meals always start with Philips”.

There will be 12 recipes to be demoed and shared to the public on what the Philips Air Fryer can do especially with Nutella hazelnut spread. Interesting, right? And this is ideal especially for food e-vendors who are doing their food business online through means of social media.

The Philips Air Fryer can prepare dishes such as sandwiches, muffins, cakes and even pizza.. Yes, Pizza.. and the demonstration will show how this works with the recipe of Nutella.

Present during the press conference was Angus Nio, General Manager of PanaCom (Philips), Mark Su, Product Executive of Handsome Enterprise (Nutella) and Erin Koh, Manager of Hardline/Merchandiser, Utama Grand.

So do check out the special promotion (five free gifts when you purchase the Philips Air Fryer) and demonstration and today is the LAST DAY at Utama Grand Superstore and do try their food sampling and what Philips Air Fryer can do.

 


Erin Koh, Manager of Hardline/Merchandiser, Utama Grand, Angus Nio, General Manager of PanaCom (Philips) and Mark Su, Product Executive of Handsome Enterprise (Nutella)
 


Making a pastry with nutella product using the Philips Air Fryer
 


It’s easy to make and prepare
 


Give it at least 12-15 minutes for it to be baked
 


And this is how it looks like after 15 minutes
 


It’s as hard as a cookie and no oil required
 


Promotional gift – recipe book when you get the Philips Air Fryer
 


Promotional gift – a cake tray when you get the Philips Air Fryer
 


Promotional gift – a blu-ray disc when you get the Philips Air Fryer
 


Promotional gift – a table lamp when you get the Philips Air Fryer
 


Promotional gift – a mini fridge when you get the Philips Air Fryer
 

  
 

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29
Oct

Are we in the clear?

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

Get Connected through ICONIA

 

 

 

BIBD’s latest promotion


Top up tia. Click image to enter website.
 

  
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


Click image to enter ICON Design Store website
 

  
 

Test drive or buy a Citroën!! 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

  
 

Big Cheesy Box 
 


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ITB Convocation 2014 
 

 

His Majesty presents certificates to 416 ITB graduates

 

Late post: His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Chancellor of Intitut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), awarded certificates to more than 400 ITB graduates at the institute’s second convocation at the International Convention Centre (ICC) last week.

66 graduates from four undergraduate programmes received their Bachelor’s Degrees and 350 graduates from 13 BDTVEC (Brunei Darussalam Technical and Vocational Education Council) programmes received their Higher National Diplomas from His Majesty.

Accompanying the Monarch was His Royal Highness Prince (Dr) Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the prime Minister’s Office and ITB Pro-Chancellor. Text courtesy of Rabiatul Kamit of The Brunei Times.

 


His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, the Chancellor of Intitut Teknologi Brunei (ITB) with ITB graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


The ITB Graduates
 


Adi Putera and I
 

  
 

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29
Oct

Just one more win

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News

 

A win away from title 
 

Alberix Niigata vs DPMM FC highlights

 


Adi Said back in scoring form and scored the vital goal. Image courtesy of Halim Hakim of S•League
 

Report by Redzwan Kamarudin from Singapore: They have one hand on the Great-Eastern Yeo’s S.League trophy, and only need one more win to lift it.

Brunei DPMM are only one win away from becoming S.League champions after they defeated Albirex Nigata 1-0 at the Jurong East Stadium last night.

Adi Said’s header just after the hour mark, his seventh goal this season, proved to be the only difference as DPMM fought hard and snapped their five games winless streak.

The result means that a win from their showdown against defending champions Tampines Rovers this Friday at the Jalan Besar Stadium will see the Bruneian outfit be declared champions.

Speaking after the match, DPMM head coach Steve Kean said: “It feels great to be back in control. I don’t think we’ve been playing badly recently, but we just haven’t been ruthless.

“We haven’t been getting clean sheets, and I’ve been giving my defenders a hard time because of it. They’re paid to defend, and we haven’t had any clean sheets.

“But tonight they threw their bodies on the line and I’m so proud of them, and I expect the same from the team on Friday.”


The first team line up from DPMM FC last night. Image courtesy of Halim Hakim of S•League
 


Azwan Salleh taking the captain role for DPMM FC last night. Image courtesy of Halim Hakim of S•League
 


Roy O’Donovan arguing with the referee last night. Image courtesy of Halim Hakim of S•League
 

DPMM will also become only the second foreign team to win the league, after French outfit Etoile FC who were the winners in the 2010 season.

Kean’s men came into the match on the back of a draw with Balestier Khalsa (1-1), a loss against fellow title contenders Warriors FC (3-2), Home United (3-4) in the RHB Singapore Cup semi final, and nothing but a win would keep their title hopes alive and in their own hands.

Tampines and DPMM have met twice this season, with the Stags defeating their Bruneian counterparts 2-1 on both occasions. Yet Kean remains unfazed.

He said: “I don’t pay much attention to past games. When it’s the last game of the season, anything goes.

“We always want to create chances, no matter what kind of formation we’ll play. And against Tampines we don’t want to just hang on and play their kind of game, but we want to take the game right to them and score the goals.”

 


Roy O’Donovan shown the red card in the dying minutes. Image courtesy of Halim Hakim of S•League
 


DPMM FC head coach Steve Kean talking to the press. Image courtesy of Halim Hakim of S•League
 

Beating the defending champions is already a tall order, but DPMM’s task isn’t made easier after marquee signing Roy O’Donovan was sent off late into injury time for a disagreement with a referee.

The suspension means that the Irish hitman won’t be available for the crucial match against Tampines, and they will have to rely on the league’s top scorer Rodrigo Tosi (30 goals) to lead them up front.

DPMM and Warriors are both locked on 50 points atop the league table with Kean’s men leading just by goal difference (34 to DPMM, 17 to Warriors).

Even if DPMM fail to beat Tampines this Friday, they can still lift the title providing Albirex beat Warriors at Chua Chu Kang Stadium.

Kean though, isn’t expecting any favours at all from his counterparts.

He said: “We’re still in control of our own destiny.

“We’ve been working hard for the past 11 months. We want to show how much we’ve improved, and we’re going to go all out for a win.”

 

  
 

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28
Oct

Get Spacy

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Feel the Space with Luminox 
 


Check out the great deals from BIBD on the current roadshow of Luminox watches at The Mall until this Sunday
 

Luminox has taken Brunei by storm and it’s great to know that many Bruneians are aware of the Luminox brand. The brand had a major exposure when Scott Cassell, an expert counter-terrorism operative and a consummate undersea explorer, came to Brunei and promoted the Luminox brand last year and that has helped to escalate the awareness of Luminox watches to the Bruneians.

Yesterday was a great occasion as the Minister of Communications Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, officiated the launch of Luminox “Space and Time Converge” Exhibition at The Mall which will end on 2nd November. This is the first time that Luminox under the partnership of Crystal Time (Singapore) and Chang Ein Hong hold an exhibition for Luminox. This will be a week long event as they will give time for the public to learn and be educated on the strengths of Luminox brand.

Of course, the biggest draw of the lot is the Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi where Brunei became the only 3rd country in the world besides Singapore and Malaysia to have the watch available in the market. Awesome!! Of course, the other draw is the presence of a giant model of Lynx Mark II spacecraft by XCOR at the atrium of The Mall. If you are lucky enough, you will also get a chance to take some selfies with the astronaut.

It was such a soothing occasion as the guest of honour is also fond of space exploration to begin with especially during his younger days as a student. He shared his knowledge of the Sputnik and the Apollo. Of course, the popular iconic figure Neil Armstrong was mentioned as the first man to land of the moon and hence the famous phrase came about – “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”.

I didn’t even know that the Minister himself is a fan of watches. He cleverly linked time pieces with the ongoing advancements that we have been going through such as transportation, electronics and computers. He sees this exhibition as an avenue to spark creativity among the Bruneians in terms of invention and also for the betterment of our country.

Also present were Abdul Mutalib Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Md Yusof, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications, Mohammed Riza Dato Paduka Hj Mohammed Yunos, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Haji Mohammad Hj Daud, Jennifer Tan, Executive Director of Crystal Time (Singapore), Pamela Tan, Brand Manager of Crystal Time (Singapore) and Chong Ain Hong, General Manager of Chong Ein Hong Watch Dealer.

 


The Minister of Communications is huge fan of space exploration and I learnt a few things from his speech. Insightful!!
 


Jennifer Tan, Executive Director of Crystal Time (Singapore), thanked the Minister and also the team for making the exhibition possible
 


Pamela Tan, Brand Manager of Crystal Time (Singapore) shared a few things what the Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi is capable of withstanding (even from a blender and a microwave)
 

 


The invited guests from yesterday’s launch
 

 


The ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off the showcase of Luminox
 

 


The VIPs looking at the range of Luminox available
 


The Minister touring around the exhibition
 

Members of the public are welcome to visit the Luminox “Space and Time Converge” Exhibition during this period and enjoy special privileges on purchases of Luminox watches. Exclusively for BIBD Debit Card holders, with every Luminox purchased, they will receive a free Luminox Adventure Knife and take part in a lucky draw to win a Luminox watch. Awesome!!

Also do follow @luminoxbn on instagram and they are currently running an IG competition and who knows you can stand a chance to win a Luminox Space Goodie Bag.

Another reason for the exhibition for Luminox is spread awareness that Luminox has been chosen to be the official timepiece for the pilots of XCOR Space Expeditions. So far, Luminox have covered all three dimension of mankind – land, sea and air. Now with this new time piece, Space is the limit. It was also shared that almost 30 Luminox watches were sold last Sunday alone which shows a good demand for the said brand. Remember, peeps, do watch out for the counterfeit products that are deceiving and do buy and promote genuine watches from Luminox.

 


Magdelene Tan of Crystal Time with Aziz Idris from Borneo Bulletin sharing a moment with the astronaut
 


Malcolm Lim, Managing Director of Kingston Beverage & Creamery is a Luminox fan too
 

 


The astronaut holding the Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi watch
 

 


The Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi watch
 


I wore the watch for a good two minutes :D
 


The Luminox XCOR Pilot Professional Ana-Digi watch is pretty cool
 

  
 

The Reel Show 
 

 

First ever episode of The Reel Show with the full review of Fury with spoilers too [Beware]

 

  
 

 

The Pink Campaign 
 

Recently, the Health Promotion Centre, Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) and LANEIGE Brunei Darussalam conducted a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign from 15th – 19th October in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrated yearly in October.

The event held at the Atrium, The Mall, Gadong with the theme “Your Health is in Your Hands”, with the objective to raise continuous awareness of breast cancer and its prevention to the community, in particular amongst young women in the working age group in Brunei Darussalam.
The closing ceremony was held on Sunday, and was graced by Dr Hajah Maslina binti Mohsin, Director of Health Services, Ministry of Health. As part of the activities of the final day, a “Healthy Snack Competition” was held, in which students from MTSSR studying catering and food services competed to prepare healthy and delicious snacks and drinks from ingredients that were selected beforehand.

The guest of honour, as well as supporters of the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign were invited to “Have-A Go” at preparing their own healthy snacks and drinks.

Laneige Brunei Darussalam presented a mock cheque amounting to $7000.00 to the Dean of the Institute of Health Sciences, University Brunei Darussalam, which was raised from activities and the sales of t-shirts throughout the month of October which will go towards cancer research.

 


The successful Breast Awareness Campaign two weekends ago at The Mall
 


Happy faces
 


Healthy food competition
 


Food blogger Thanis Lim
 


Supporting for a good cause and raising awareness
 


 

 

Breast Screening Package 
 

The Jerudong Park Medical Centre celebrates Breast Cancer Awareness Month with an attractive offer on Breast Screening Package valued at only BND99. The promotion will run until 14 November 2014.

Last week, this was announced in a press conference by Aini Zulfa binti Hj Asbinin, the Marketing Executive, and Dr Shyja Abraham Sequeira, Radiologist from JPMC’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI).

The screening package entitles a patient to One Doctor’s Consultation and Mammography. While waiting for the medical results, patient will be given a complimentary breast self-examination lesson, which is excluded from the normal price.

The aim of a screening mammogram is to detect cancer at an early stage, where the hospital can offer treatment options and control the spread of the tumour.

During the mammography procedure, most women think the process is painful. There will be a little discomfort as the breast will be compressed between two plates, which are done to flatten and spread the breast tissue. It gives optimal compression to the breasts without causing excess pain to the patient. Each session of the four x-rays lasts for a few seconds.

According to statistics, the numbers of breast cancer in Brunei are quite high where patients suffer more as it spreads causing disabilities. If we detect at the early stage, it will limit the sufferings of the patients as well as family members. Through this breast screening programme, not only to detect cancer at an early stage but also educate the public.

 


 

Chances that abnormality is cancer during mammogram are very rare as maybe only one out of thousand persons screened will be cancer positive. Risks of having breast cancer are if you have a first degree relative with breast cancer, such as mother or sister who developed breast cancer before the age of 50.

“As part of our Breast Cancer Awareness Programme, we are pleased to hold this promotion to draw women’s attention to the importance of breast screening. We advise women to practice self-examination at home monthly and report any suspicious abnormality like a lump or nipple discharges to their doctor even if they have had a recent normal mammogram,” mentioned Aini Zulfa binti Hj Asbinin, the Marketing Executive of JPMC.

“Every woman should have a breast screening once every two years. For ages 40 to 49 years, breast screening should be done once a year. Ages 50 to 69 years should have it done once every two years”, stated Dr Shyja Abraham Sequeira, Radiologist from Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI) of JPMC.

Women must be 40 to 69 years old to be entitled for the screening package as this is the age range where most abnormalities are detected. If patient had a mammogram less than a year back, they are not advised to take up the screening at this juncture.

Physically disabled women can undergo the screening as the machine used also caters for immobilize persons if they are able to sit on a wheelchair with extra effort but the screening cannot be done for bed-ridden patients.

Patient is required to set up a pre-appointment where they can contact the Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI) directly at 261 1433 ext. 2224 or e-mail to ddireception@jpmc.com.bn. Patients are advised to come 15 minutes prior to the appointment.

If patient is new to JPMC, they are required to pay a one-time fee of BND10 at the Main Reception, Level 2 of JPMC. Patients must bring their passport or identity card for registration purposes. Package inclusions are not exchangeable with other services and any unutilized tests or services are non-refundable.

JPMC’s Department of Diagnostic Imaging (DDI) is one of the most modern imaging departments in Southeast Asia. They offer a comprehensive range of services such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Multi Slice CT Scanner, Digital Dental Imaging, CR Radiography (X-Ray). The clinic is open every Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 12noon. For more information, please visit their website at www.jpmc.com.bn.

 


Today’s article in The Brunei Times 28•10•2014
 


John Cena who was recently in KL gave words of encouragement to all the cancer warriors out there
 

  
 

Get them white again!! 
 


The Jerudong Park Medical Centre is offering an attractive promotion for professional teeth whitening treatment valued at BND799 (Usual price is BND1000) with free initial consultation. This promotion will run from 15 September to 15 November 2014 and can be redeemed till 30 December 2014.

This was announced at a press conference by Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin, the Marketing Officer, and Dr Ravi Pai, Consultant Endodontist and Head of Dental Department of JPMC. Also present was Dr Dharma Rai, Consultant Prosthodontist at JPMC.

“Oral health makes a huge presence in our lives especially in our simple daily activities. With our promotion, it can help to enhance the whiteness of your teeth in just a single visit to our Dental Clinic”, mentioned Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin, the Marketing Officer of JPMC.

“Professional In-office Teeth Whitening Procedure is the quickest way to whiten teeth under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled use of whitening gel – yielding results that are visible immediately”, stated Dr Ravi Pai, Consultant Endodontist and Head of Dental Department of JPMC.

Teeth discoloration is caused by natural darkening and yellowing as people age, drinking tea, coffee or fizzy drinks, natural and artificial food colorings, smoking and tobacco stains.


Ak Danny Pg Tajuddin, the Marketing Officer of JPMC, Dr Ravi Pai, Consultant Endodontist and Head of Dental Department of JPMC and Dr Dharma Rai, Consultant Prosthodontist at JPMC
 

An appointment is required for the treatment, where patients are advised to come 15 minutes earlier prior to the appointment time. Before deciding whether teeth whitening is suitable for the patient, the dentist will first conduct a comprehensive examination of their teeth and gums to ensure proper teeth healthcare which is free during the promotion period.

They will also consult on their oral hygiene and lifestyle habits to determine if they will benefit from the treatment. Patients with extensive dental work, expectant mothers and children below 16 years old are not recommended to go through the procedure.

The procedure takes up approximately 2 hours. Patient’s gums and mouth are first protected with isolation materials. The dentist will carefully apply the whitening gel to their teeth and uses a patented blue light to oxidize the gel during the procedure.

The procedure is normally painless; however a very small percentage of patients may experience a minor sensitivity during or after the procedure. A sensitivity relief gel will be used to tackle the sensitivity.

The teeth whitening treatment can last up to 2 years if the patient take care and maintain the brightness of their teeth.

JPMC’s Dental Clinic offers a comprehensive range of dental services such as orthodontics, prosthodontics, endodontics, implantology, oral surgery, general dental procedures and more. The clinic is open every Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm and on Saturday from 8am to 12noon. For more information, please visit their website at www.jpmc.com.bn.

  
 

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27
Oct

Out in the woods

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Zainal Daud reached milestone 
 


Are you a trucker?

At first, I thought it was a name of person when I saw the invitation. Well, of course, it’s a name of person but it was more of a company’s name. Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd is a company that deals with transport and logistics and currently under the contract of Brunei Shell and they have been using Mercedes-Benz trucks for many years.

Now why did an event take place yesterday for Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd and Jati Transport (authorised Mercedes-Benz Distributor) in Brunei? Well, the biggest reason is because nine of the Mercedes-Benz commercial trucks from Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd have achieved an average of over 1.5 million kilometers without engine overhaul over a period of 10 years running 24 hours daily. Now isn’t that an amazing feat? My own car has overhauled twice in a space of 12 years *lol* but then again that could be my own wrongdoing for not servicing my car.

Nonetheless the statistics is even mind boggling to begin with. I’ve hardly heard a commercial vehicle that can reach such mileage of 1,500,000 kilometres without an overhaul. My car is currently at 230,000 kilometers in the past 12 years. So this really shows how much durable the Mercedes brand is even when it’s on heavy duty.

The award presentation was commenced by Mr. Alfred So, General Manager of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd followed by Mr. Richard Hall, General Manager of Commercial Vehicle from Daimler South East Asia/Pacific.

Mr Alfred So said, “We are extremely proud and pleased with this remarkable achievement. This record doesn’t come easy as we need a good quality vehicle, high level of after-sales service and disciplined personnel from Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd to achieve it. I would like to thank to take this opportunity to thank Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd for trusting us (Jati Transport) to provide the after-sales service.”

“At Mercedes-Benz, we believe that when our customers purchase a Mercedes-Benz vehicle, they’re assured with positive ownership experience. Not only do we strive to make that experience pleasant, we also pride ourselves in going that extra mile to ensure their journey with us is rewarding.”

The award was presented to Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd, Mr. Tay Kim Swee, its Operation Manager and Major PG Hj Jali, Transport Safety Officer and to Alfred So, GM of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd. The memento was presented by Mr. Richard Hall, General Manager of Commercial Vehicle from Daimler South East Asia/Pacific.

I kind like the slogan of Mercedes-Benz trucks – “Trucks you can trust” and the action does speak louder than words where they have proven how durable and solid their commercial trucks are. Did you know there are more than 600,000 Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks in the world? So just remember the three things that these trucks are known for – quality, durability and reliability.

Before I end, there are a few achievements that I wanted to share. The Mercedes-Benz Actros has received multiple prestigious wards such as “Green Truck 2013”, “The World’s most economical series-production truck”, “Truck of the year 2012”, “Best Commercial vehicles of 2011”, “Truck of the decade in Great Britain and Ireland”.

 


Mr. Alfred So, General Manager of Jati Transport Sdn Bhd is proud of this achievement
 


Mr. Richard Hall, General Manager of Commercial Vehicle from Daimler South East Asia/Pacific
 


Drivers of Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd
 


An award to Zainal Daud Sdn Bhd and Jati Transport Sdn Bhd
 


Representatives from Zainal Daud and Jati Transport Sdn Bhd
 


Inside the Mercedes-Benz Actros Truck
 


Do you think I pass being a trucker? :D
 


Nice Tee
 

  
 

 

Eia released 2nd single 

 


Eia (Maria Grace Koh) successfully launched her latest single “That’s My Way” on iTunes last Saturday
 

Maria Grace Koh, 22, better known under her stage name ‘Eia’ is one of Brunei’s singer-songwriters and is known for her catchy honest, heartfelt, fun and  edgy original works reflected in a spectrum of genres such as Pop, Soul, R&B and a little bit of Funk.

Eia recently returned home from Hollywood after working closely with the team at Indasoul Records for the release of her new Single, “That’s The Way”. The single, which is being released on iTunes was already available on Saturday, 25th October 2014, which happens to coincide with her birthday.  Support our local artists and be in for a treat with this new, hip and infectious track by Eia!

At a listening party earlier in the week, hosted at the Brunei Hotel and supported by City Neon, Eia announced plans to record the rest of her songs with the producing team with the hope of releasing a full album in the near future.

You may know her as an ex-national swimmer who was selected to represent  Brunei at the 2008 Beijing Olympics but due to some unfortunate events, the
team did not proceed. This was how she discovered her ability to write songs – where she wrote her first song at 15, “Hello World”  which is already available on iTunes).

She has most recently come back from WCOPA, Hollywood representing Team Brunei where she bagged 4 Gold & Division Champion Awards for all of her
original songs, as well as 1 Silver and 1 Bronze. She then went on to record her original songs with Marc ‘M. Doc’ Williams (Madonna, Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, K-Ci & Jojo) and C-Ray (EMI Music Publishing, K_Ci & Jojo) of Indasoul Records.


Eia sharing her thoughts with her guests and fans
 


The guests last week at The Brunei Hotel
 


 


 


 

  

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25
Oct

Preview: DPMM FC vs Balestier Khalsa FC

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in DPMM FC, News

 

Preview: DPMM FC vs Balestier 



FREE ADMISSION tonight
 

The final tier round hasn’t been smooth sailing for DPMM FC. Having a six point cushion at one stage and losing two home games, DPMM FC have themselves to blame for the major slip but they can bounce back and make their final home match count against Balestier Khalsa FC tonight at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium.

The back-to-back home defeats have piled pressure on DPMM FC and the two week break was much needed for DPMM FC to get back on the drawing board and learn from their mistakes. I do hope that the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Suzuki Cup qualifiers won’t have a draining impact on the players as most of the DPMM FC players were being featured for the qualifiers and they only have two days rest before continuing the S•League match.

DPMM FC head coach Steve Kean felt that it won’t be a disadvantage for DPMM FC players (after returning from a taxing AFF Suzuki Cup qualifiers) who will go up against a crucial tie against Balestier Khalsa in the remaining fixtures of the S•League. He shared that most of the young players were being featured and it shouldn’t be a problem especially to the senior players when they play tonight at the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium.

The only player that might be doubtful is Shahrazen Said who nursing a slight hamstring strain but Kean is happy to have Rodrigo Tosi returned after serving his suspension which will give more attacking options for DPMM FC. The imports have been training on their own when the local players were in the AFF competition.

Kean felt that the points on board more important and if DPMM FC can win all their remaining fixtures, the S•League title will be DPMM FC’s first. Currently Warriors FC are leading by four points though DPMM FC have two games in hand. Hence it’s vital that DPMM FC get all three points tonight and put pressure on title contenders Warriors FC.

It’s sad news for Tampines Rovers as their title defence came to an end two nights ago when they lost to Warriors FC. The result meant that there will be a new champion in the S•League and it will be a two horse race between Warriors FC and DPMM FC. Albirex Niigata FC (S) still have a mathematical chance of winning unless Warriors lose their last game of the season.

Do catch DPMM FC tonight against Balestier Khalsa FC and the match entrance is FREE. Do spread the news.

 


Steve Kean being interviewed by the press
 


A customary part of training to work as a team
 


The standing so far
 

  

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Upcoming Events

Nov
27
Sun
4:00 pm Fun Bee Park
Fun Bee Park
Nov 27 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 8:00 am
Princess tea party for girls, cars themed party for boys
Dec
3
Sat
4:00 pm Run Bike Run Registration
Run Bike Run Registration
Dec 3 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 8:00 am
Hand in registration deadline 3rd Dec $20 per person Forms available at Triple Star, Kiulap
Dec
9
Fri
4:00 pm United Motors KB Grand Opening
United Motors KB Grand Opening
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 18 @ 8:00 am
United Motors KB Grand Opening * Free door gifts* Free balloons* Free ice-cream  Location: Komplex Harapan (Not far from Land Transport Department and Seri Kandi [...]

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