We all enjoyed Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 So did you too?
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
The Good. So many to love about Volume 2 and I love the fact that they used Volume 2 to indicate as a sequel instead of labelling it Guardians of the Galaxy 2. Neat indeed. I totally was immersed with the visuals. This was quite comparable to Dr. Strange when comparing visuals but GOTG2 was perhaps more spectacular. Maybe more refined especially when it comes to the battle scenes in space. Maybe even better than some of the Star Wars battle scenes in space.
The biggest draw for me is the humour they infested in the sequel. If you ask me, this is the funniest superhero movie after Deadpool. This is also one reason why Deadpool was so popular despite its R-rating – the humour was on point and well executed. The same can be said of GOTG2. Ironically enough, Draxx stole the limelight here and of course, who would not forget about Baby Groot.
Iron Man and a few Marvel sequels have been mediocre. However, this can’t be said for GOTG2. I won’t say it was better than the first but man, it surely know how to make it fun and engaging at the same time. A nice blend of classic music and action set pieces. The new characters were introduced effectively. Emotionally I was satisfied especially in the end (no spoilers). Definitely different from the other Marvel Cinematic Universe movies you have seen. Now I’m very geared up for the upcoming Thor.
The Bad. It doesn’t have the same intensity as the first. That sense of urgency was lacking. The storyline was just above average and I thought it was predictable as well. It also seemed that the audience were more entertained by certain characters such as Drax and Baby Groot. They were enough to distract us from a you-can-do-better plot.
With the light-hearted, happy-go-lucky feeling tone to the movie, it will tough for GOTG series to blend into a darker tone for the next installment. On the topic of humour and jokes, some didn’t land quite well and I knew they were expecting laughs from us. Then again, these are just minor flaws that can be easily excused. The one-liners were sharper and funnier in the first in my opinions.
The Ugly. I was hoping for a better and more ruthless villain. Well, there’s not much of the ugly side. I was entertained from start to finish. Perhaps, another second viewing?
Verdict: A sequel that won’t disappoint but I expected more. Rating: Rano 8/10 Sandy 9/10 Pranika 9/10 Jidun 8.5/10
Which was your favourite character for GOTG2?
Mr, Minoru Amano, General Manager of Asia Automobile Division, Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan delivering his welcoming remarks during the Suzuki Ignis launch
Boustead Sdn Bhd unveiled its latest line of Suzuki, the all new Suzuki Ignis at the their showroom last night. Present during the launch was Dato Paduka Lim Being Thai, Managing Director of Boustead Sdn Bhd, Mr, Minoru Amano, General Manager of Asia Automobile Division, Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan, Mr. Takaaki Kurihara, Assistant Manager of Asia Automobile Division, Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan and Lim Jin Lee, Executive Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd.
The event also welcomed esteemed guests from the public and associate companies to the launch.
So the Suzuki Ignis is a huge revamp from the previous model indeed. Many reasons to invest in the latest Suzuki Ignis and I guarantee that it will be a huge hit in Brunei due to its new looks and affordability.
Specs of the Suzuki Ignis:
Ignis is a compact urban runabout with stance and space of a small crossover styling. The Suzuki Ignis is powered by K12M with 1,197 cc displacement, in-line 4-cylinder and 16-valve engine. The multi-point fuel injected power plant has variable value technology and produces 62kW of power at 6,000 rpm and 115 Nm of torque at 4,200 rpm.
The model comes in different colour choices, ranging from Single Tone to Dual Tone.
With a ground clearance of 180 mm (7 inches), the new Ignis will be able to tackle difficult roads while the raised driving position will provide great visibility for the the driver.
It has an Android powered panel for your audio needs and the Suzuki model only comes in auto transmission.
All I can say is that Suzuki Ignis has a more vibrant and dynamic feel and it does feel like a mini SUV too. Do drop by at Suzuki Showroom.
According to Lim Jin Lee, Executive Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd, during the press conference, the Suzuki Ignis will be available something in mid-May. Bookings already can be made through the sales agent at Suzuki showroom. What are you waiting for?
Dato Paduka Lim Being Thai, Managing Director of Boustead Sdn Bhd (second from the right) giving a token of appreciation to the Suzuki Motor Corporation Japan principals.
Check out the Suzuki Ignis
Dato Paduka Lim Being Thai and Mr. Minoru Amano checking out the Suzuki Ignis
This colour looks solid 😀
Associates of Boustead Sdn Bhd with invited guests
The crowd last night at Suzuki Ignis launch
The press conference after the launch
Nadzri the host of the night
If you have a DST Card or a TelBru card or a Baiduri Bank card or SCB Card, you can enjoy 20% discount on all the items at 1st Metro, Jalan Batu Satu.
1st Metro is located at Batu Satu, near the post office
Many choices for Baju Melayu material
Wide range of senjang too at affordable prices
Ready made Baju Melayu available at 1st Metro
Jovian Mandagie, CEO and Creative Director of Jovian and Jacquline, owner of Bajoo’ Butik during the press conference of JBoxing event
Article by Lyna Mohamad of Borneo Bulletin. The fashion event JBoxing this year will be held in Brunei at The Empire Hotel & Country Club from May 5-7 (next weekend) and will see the launching of Jovian’s first bag collection.
Inspired from London’s Boxing Day, JBoxing is fashion line Jovian’s annual event. This year, Jovian Mandagie, CEO and Creative Director of Jovian, will host the event while launching its first bag collection, the Jovian Borsa, and its new Jovian Men and the Little Boy Collection.
“I have always wanted to have an event in Brunei and I figured that the time has come. Due to a lot of requests, we have decided to bring JBoxing to Brunei,” said Jovian in a press conference last weekend.
The inaugural event is jointly organised by Bruneian powerhouse atelier and multi-label store, Bajoo Butik, and main partner Baiduri Bank Group.
The event which will also see the Little Kids Collection from the Lisa Surihani Collection, Savannah Collection for Zalora Fashion and the JLuxe Collection, has become a phenomenon for every fashionista, especially those craving for Jovian RTW (‘Ready-To-Wear’).
Always a wonderful chemistry between the two 😀
BMW is one of the partners for JBoxing event
Great turnout during the press conference last weekend
Good to see Jovian and Bajoo’ pulling strings together
Jovian’s a happy camper to see his banner up by the roadside
Jovian said Bruneians will get to see “an exciting project” between him and Jackie of Bajoo Butik, with the launch of the kid’s line designs for the Brunei and Malaysian markets.
“I think this is a high achievement and a great benchmark for Jackie for being able to collaborate with a brand from Malaysia,” he said. “JBoxing is an event where we would have exclusive, new launches of a collection, as well as special discounts on items,” said Jovian. “There are also items on a flat price basis, or that might turn into a free giveaway.”
From only 4,000 visitors in the first year it was launched, the number of people coming to the ‘box’ has increased every year, with a record 40,000 visitors last year.
“We are very much ready to shake the city with a new experience of shopping… We are expecting visitors coming from all over Brunei, Sabah and Sarawak,” said Jovian, who expects 15,000 visitors this year.
The CEO expressed his appreciation to Baiduri Bank Group, DST, BMW, Mix Mediaworks, Brunei Press and other partners for bringing the event into the international stage.
Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports receiving a token of appreciation from Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017
The Baiduri Bank Group officially launched the 22nd Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament. The tee-off by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, took place at Royal Brunei Airlines Golf Club at 6:45am.
Present at the ceremony was Mr Andrew Young, Deputy General Manager of Operations Management Division and Diversification and Strategic Development cum President of the Organising Committee of Baiduri Masters 2017. Also present were Hj Haliluddin Dato Haji Talib, General Manager of Baiduri Finance cum Vice President of the Baiduri Masters 2017, Pg Azaleen bin Pg Dato Hj Mustapha, Head of Retail Banking and Branch Network cum Co-Vice President of the Baiduri Masters 2017 as well as other senior management and staff of Baiduri Bank Group.
The event began with the opening remarks by Mr Andrew Young. He said, “Since its humble beginning in 1995, the pioneer Baiduri Charity Golf Tournament attracted a modest 200 players, but now 22 years later, the Baiduri Masters regularly attracts nearly 1,000 participants, with the highest number reaching close to 1,100 in 2013.” Soon after the Tee-Off, Yang Berhormant Pehin received a token of appreciation in the form of a Baiduri Masters Official Golf shirt.
The Minister officiated the 22nd Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament
Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki, Suhaimi Ibrahim, Zulehram Yakub and Seruji Setia
By the end of the afternoon session today, multiple-time Baiduri Masters Champion Seruji Hj Setia was in the lead with an even gross score of 71, followed closely by Suhaimi Ibrahim with a score of 72. To finish off the top 3 is Nujaimi Hj Jumat with a score of 73. Tied with a score of 80 are Pg Hj Ahmad Zaki, Asmawi Ismail, Md Zulehram Yakub, Rozaimi Ahmad, Hj Md Khairul Jamuluddin, Hj Shaiful Rizal PD Dr Hj Ahmad, and Pg Hj Zamani Pg Hj Ahmed.
Tied with a score of 81 are Mohd Haszwan Sayang, Col. Kamarudzaman Mohd, and Dato Hj Suhaimi Hj Gafar.
Rounding off the top sixteen were Mohd Ali Yassin Hj Mohammad, Hj Nordin Hj Ahmad, and Kahar Bakar with a gross score of 82.
The moon rover Audi lunar quattro celebrates its film debut in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi blockbuster “Alien: Covenant” which premieres worldwide this May. Audi experts have developed the Audi lunar quattro in cooperation with the German start-up “Part-Time Scientists”. It will soon embark on an actual mission to space.
Director Ridley Scott has integrated the Audi lunar quattro into “Alien: Covenant,“ a new chapter in his groundbreaking “Alien” franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imaginations, they must attempt a harrowing escape. In its film debut, the Audi lunar quattro is an integral part of the Covenant mission and is deployed to help Faris (Amy Seimetz) navigate and assess the challenging, unknown terrain of a new planet.
Incorporating the Audi lunar quattro into the film is part of the collaboration between Twentieth Century Fox and Audi. “The ‘Alien’ franchise is the best way for us to garner suitable attention for the moon rover developed by Audi, and to showcase Audi’s intelligent technologies in a visionary environment,” explains Giovanni Perosino, Vice President International Marketing Communication at Audi.
“Fox’s partnership with Audi on ‘Alien: Covenant’ is an opportunity to bring to the forefront the innovative work Audi is doing in exploration,” said Zachary Eller, Senior Vice President Marketing Partnerships at Twentieth Century Fox. “We’re happy to continue our long relationship with Audi that has allowed our filmmakers to incorporate authentic, leading-edge technology into their futuristic worlds.”
As part of the collaboration, a short film created by Twentieth Century Fox, 3AM and Audi was captured on one of the movie’s biggest sets. It shows the Audi lunar quattro patrolling the Terraforming Bay when it detects an unidentified lifeform and goes to investigate what lurks in the dark. Watch “Alien: Covenant x Audi lunar quattro” below
Alien: Covenant x Audi lunar quattro
The Audi lunar quattro is preparing for an actual mission to the Moon. Since 2015, the premium manufacturer from Ingolstadt has worked with a team led by Robert Böhme, founder and CEO of “Part-Time Scientists”, on developing the rover. Audi experts have supported the Berlin-based start-up, in particular with Audi’s all-wheel drive expertise (quattro technology), expertise in lightweight construction, experience in developing vehicles with electric and plug-in hybrid motors (e-tron), and with design optimization.
By selecting the finest materials, the developers have managed to reduce the weight of the exploration vehicle to just 30 kilograms. The Audi lunar quattro is 85 percent aluminum, produced by the 3D metal printer at Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt. A pivoting solar panel supplies the rover with energy. On top of that, you have intelligent quattro drive technology and the efficient e-tron motor. The car manufacturer’s Mission to the Moon is nearing completion: In the very near future, we can expect to see the advanced Audi lunar quattro set its course for the Moon.
For more on the story of the Audi lunar quattro’s origins and the cooperation with Twentieth Century Fox, visit on www.audi.com/mission.
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Pre-orders for Noon Raya collection is NOW OPEN until 13th May 2017
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Your clothing will be ready for pick up between late May and early June!
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During the launch of BETTER Car Expo at The Mall last weekend
They listened, they delivered. This is what Better Sdn Bhd hopes to aspire. To give what the customers want with the best deal in town when it comes to renting a car. Currently Better Sdn Bhd is the leading local car rental company in Brunei Darussalam and recently they launched a new package deal for costumers – the unlimited package deals with lower security deposit depending on the models you choose.
This was announced by Mubashar Khokhar, Chairman of the Better Sdn Bhd cum Managing Director of BIBD during the launch of the BETTER Car Expo held at the Atrium of The Mall.
In his welcoming remarks, he thanked the Minister of Communication for their forward vision to allow BETTER to play a small role in the development of the Brunei’s economy and also to provide consumers with alternative to car financing and ultimately to make the lives of customers “Better”.
He added that with the BETTER Car Expo, it will provide customers value-for-money and greater flexibility to both to private as well as their corporate clients. With their all-inclusive packages, customers only pay one fixed price which also covers road tax, insurance, maintenance and part replacements in the contract.
Mubashar Khokhar, Chairman of the Better Sdn Bhd cum Managing Director of BIBD during his welcoming remarks
The official launch of BETTER Car Expo
Check out the awesome deals from BETTER Car Expo
Wanna enjoy a good package deal from BETTER to drive a Audi?
It’s more cost efficient than a hire purchase
Attending the launch was Dr Haji Supry bin Haji Awang Ladi, Director of Land Transport who was the guest of honour.
So far the responses have been overwhelming since BETTER was introduced last November. Their numbers are expecting to increase with the current expo at The Mall and hopes the roadshow can educate potential consumers on the value they can get for renting their cars and also give them a new concept of “ownership” when it comes to BETTER.
Did you know that the BETTER app won the Silver winner award in Singapore Mobile Excellence Award for the Best Campaign and Direct Response and also in the informative use of mobile technology, outshining other banks in that category. Do download the popular app now in Brunei and they have already more than 30,000 downloads as of now. Amazing!!
Do drop by The Mall and check out BETTER Car Expo which will be until 7th May 2017.
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
Ms Pong Bee Thing receiving the key of her new car from Alfred So, the General Manager of Jati Transport
Ms Pong Bee Thing was the first customer to drive home her new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet last Friday. She’s proud to be the first one to receive the striking cabriolet right after the model launch. She chose a C 180 Cabriolet in Designo Diamond White with the rood in red. This vehicle has also included an extensive range of optional extras such as the Burmester Surround sound system and a 19-inch AMG multi-spoke light-alloy wheels. She has been waiting for her order since 2015 and now she has the privileged to drive one.
For your info, the new C-Class Cabriolet is the first of its kind in the C-Class segment. The Cabriolet craves out a distinctive niche in Mercedes-Benz. The 2017 C-Class Cabriolet is a true four-seat convertible that comest with the latest technology to ensure driving comfort and safety. It is exquisitely built with the roof down and one of the most affordable luxury and spacious convertibles.
Ms Pong, the owner of the new C Cabriolet said, “I felt in love the very instant I saw the sneak pictures of the vehicle from Mr. Ho (Jati Transport Sales Manager). I was so confident with Mercedes-Benz that I had booked the vehicle without any test drive.”
“I have been driving Mercedes-Benz for almost 10 years and this cabriolet is my third Mercedes-Benz. I am really satisfied with the customer service provided by Jati Transport and now I’m looking forward to enjoy my new cabriolet for the first time.”
Enjoying her first taste of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet
The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet