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Womenpreneur Talk

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In celebration of Women’s International Day, four women from various industry and career background will come on stage to deliver their talk at the Womenpreneur Talk event happening at the Ground Floor of the Sentral Shopping Centre (KBSentral) in Kuala Belait this coming Saturday, 11th March 2017 starting 10:00am to 12:00pm.

Organised by KBSentral’s Event Management Team (EMT), the event will be attended by students from various schools in Belait District, members from youth associations as well as members from the women’s associations such as PERTIWI to name a few.

In following the theme of this year’s celebration which is Be Bold for Change, the four speakers namely Fatin Arifin, Monasalieana HMS, Liyana Zakaria and Safa Omera Nazihah will each spend 10 minutes delivering their motivational speech on becoming brave in making changes in their lives for a better future. Each will tell their stories of big courage, deep passion in their interest and their ultimate willingness to push forward.

“It’s all about making a big impact in the audiences’ lives, and it is with my hope that these four speakers, all from various background in entertainment, business, sport and career-wise will help young women to realize their potentials,” Ahmad Anwar Rosly, KBSentral’s Marketing and Event Manager.

The aim towards the audience is to influence, interact and inspire them to take a step forward, he added.

“We believe young women nowadays can strive further in their career and passion onto a larger scale, learn to push the limit and aim for the sky so to speak,” he further stated.

The Marketing and Event Manager is extending the invitation to everyone who are interested to attend the talk, which is mainly inspired by the concept of TedTalk.

For further information, please call 3339889 or email to kbsentralmarketing@gmail.com

 

 


Monasalieana HMS
 


Safa Omera Nazihah
 


Liyana Zakaria (far right)
 


Fatin Arifin (middle)
 

 

JP Music Scene Fiesta

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It’s going to be another month of music at Brunei’s premier entertainment destination. Join us for the JP Music Scene Fiesta on Saturday March 11th at JP Amphitheatre.

It’ll be the perfect place to catch Brunei’s brightest talents. For only $2 you can watch Hill Zaini, Raudhah & Ainul, Syafiq Abdillah, FN Duo and Juan Madial. To cap off a stellar line up there’s a full instrumental band showcase performed by a band called Transtate. Performances starts at 8pm, and you can get your tickets from Gate 8 at the Jerudong Park Amphitheatre.

Look out for our March promotions! Do follow us on social media @jerudongpark to know more about our offers. Visit jerudongpark.com to book tickets online.

 

Matchday Carnival 2017

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Awang Budiman is in the house
 


The police band

The Brunei DPMM MatchDay Magazine Carnival 2017 launched yesterday at the parking lot of the Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium and the guest of honour was Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Retired) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Awang Halbi bin Haji Mohd Yussof, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Also present were Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Roselan bin Haji Mohd Daud, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office and His Excellency Mr Lim Hong Huai, The High Commissioner of Singapore to Brunei Darussalam.

The Brunei DPMM MatchDay Magazine Carnival 2017 is made possible by a very successful cooperation, that is, between the Management of Brunei DPMM FC, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Ministry of Home Affairs, A.K.K Design as Event Organiser and Living Moments Brunei as Event Manager.

There were welcoming remarks by Sazali Mohd Ariff, Chief Executive, A•K•K Design and Noor Rohaya Arun, General Manager of Living Moments Brunei before the guest of honour officiated the opeening.

What can you expect from the 3 day carnival?

• Meet and Greet Session with 2017 Brunei DPMM FC Team;
• UBD versus UTB Street Soccer Challenge;
• Motivational Talk and Forum at the Stadium’s theaterette (Saturday morning)
• Projek Ikan Pusu Football Clinic ;
• Human Foosball;
• The much anticipated ‘Football Commentary’ competition (great prize money too);
• Foot Darts which is possibly one of the first in the region;
• Sports Quiz which is based on the exhibits in the Sports Gallery;
• photographic opportunities with the mascot Awang Budiman.

There are also participating stalls and vendors during the 3 day event (Ends tomorrow, Sunday). Do drop by their event and show some support 😀

 

 


The guest of honour touring the Matchday Carnival 2017 and this is Weekend Warriors booth
 


Brunei Press booth
 


The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
 

 


Magnum is also available
 


Checking out the football commentary contest
 


DPMM FC merchandise
 

 


This will be a big hit among the public
 

TAIB donates to RIPAS

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Guest of honour Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Permanent Secretary (Performance) at the Ministry of Finance, who is also one of Perbadanan TAIB’s Board of Directors, handing over medical equipments to Haji Zakaria bin Haji Serudin, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health
 


Handing over of mock cheque from Insurans Islam TAIB and Darussalam Holdings
 

Perbadanan Tabung Amanah Islam Brunei (TAIB) handed over a number of medical equipment to Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha (RIPAS) Hospital.

The event, which is an extended programme of the Barakah Bainal Anam Project, is part of a series of initiatives to mark TAIB’s Silver Jubilee celebrations. So do expect more events from TAIB this year.

The medical equipments were handed over by Ahmaddin bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Permanent Secretary (Performance) at the Ministry of Finance, who is also one of Perbadanan TAIB’s Board of Directors, to Haji Zakaria bin Haji Serudin, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health.

Apart from the medical equipments, TAIB’s subsidiaries also donated monies BND3,000 each from Insurans Islam TAIB and Darussalam Holdings Sdn Bhd. With these donations, it will lessen the burden of patients by providing medical equipment for use in order to improve their well-being and health at their own home.

The medical equipment included feeding pump, suction machine, oxygen concentrator and hoist, ripple mattress and reclining wheel chair.

 

 


Haji Mahmud bin Haji Mohamed, Managing Director of Darussalam Holdings receiving a token of appreciation
 


Haji Osman bin Haji Mohd Jair, Managing Director of Insurans Islam TAIB , receiving a token of appreciation
 

 

 

 

 


The reclining chair being donated to RIPAS
 

Lisa Surihani for Jovian 2.0 collection

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Well renown designer Jovian Mandagie and Bajoo’s founder Jackie at the launch of Lisa Surihani for Jovian 2.0 collection at Bajoo. Jovian will be there until 4pm at Bajoo (today, Friday 3rd March). Catch him while you can.
 

Setting off a milestone over the first release that immediately stole the heart of Malaysian & Brunei women, Jovian Ready-To-Wear has now continued its latest upshot with the comeback of the most recognizable collection called as ‘Lisa Surihani for Jovian 2.0’, which sets to reflect her enthusiasm on fashion, motherhood and evergreen beauty of an icon in a more mature level.

Swaggering a perceptibly sophisticated appearance from red-carpet walk to her daily getup, this talented public figure that was not just respected for her recent achievements as the best actress award for Anugerah Skrin and Malaysian Film Festival, but acclaimed to also have an absolute reputable-style to impress.

As mentioned by Jovian Mandagie, the Chief Executive Officer/Creative Director of Jovian RTW, “This collaboration gives the opportunity for me and Lisa to understand fashion in a diverse perspective. By designing a collaborative collection, which is inspired by an all-time icon like her helps to embrace myself in what fashion is all about and beyond.”

This second edition allows the modern-day woman to be seen with the newest trends of that funky flare she houses within. While reviving her signature way of dressing, the embellishments and silhouettes surely give the collection a coveted style that offers a broad range from optical prints to vivid patterns on the power staple pieces.

Other than that, this collection is made with love and joy and specially designed to those who share the same spirit in life, which is to celebrate life with fashion and beautiful apparels. A collection dedicated to all generations, as we call it “Hati Lisa” by Lisa Surihani for Jovian 2.0.

As if the first edition was never enough, this highly-demanded return consists of 50 designs featuring modern Baju Kurung on a different peplum cut that goes from hip panel, split curved, soft ruffle, to asymmetrical cut. For that minimal-effort look, the shade of hues amid between blue, yellow, champagne, purple, and orange family that appeal very fresh yet all-age appropriate.

 

 


@ajeeratul doing her shopping at Bajoo earlier today
 


Lisa Surihani for Jovian 2.0 collection at Bajoo for today and tomorrow only. First collection to be revealed before Malaysia.
 

Having to interleave the material such as crepe as everyone’s-favourite choice, the collection has pulled together a modish approach into this collection and serves the second edition a soothing feel for yet another festive collection from Jovian RTW brand.

Also stated by Lisa Surihani, an Actress and Public Figure, “Me and Jovian, we never fail to support each other even from the early days. I am very thankful that he puts that much of trust in me and how he can channel the other side of me for people to see through this collection.”

Launching this highly anticipated collection for the second time in Bajoo Boutique, Brunei, it is an obvious choice for Lisa and Jovian. The store is a perfect fit for the collaboration collection to be previewed and also it welcomes everyone with a warm vibe as people enter it. Not to forget, Bajoo Boutique has always been Jovian’s biggest support in Brunei and a great partner to work with.

Adding it onto the cart, this collection also has its range of signature hijab for 10 designs and perfume that are available for purchase. Besides that, this special edition is also available with its kids wear line, which consists of 20 designs with acting-muse, Yahaira Leanne. A perfect mother-daughter duo that is simply irresistible. Everyone in Brunei may enjoy purchasing the full set of collection at Bajoo Boutique from 3rd of March to 4th of March 2017.

 

 


Catching up with Jovian yesterday at Bello Cafe, Kiulap
 


Members of the media and local designers were present
 


Playing it cool with Jovian
 


Jovian happy to see familiar faces
 


With some of the local fashion icons in Brunei
 

 


I just noticed that Lisa Surihani has been photobombing :p
 

Marketplace Fair in May

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GetItDone’s first marketplace fair will be held on the 6th-7th may 2017 at the Airport Mall. The event is catered to any vendors who are interested in joining our fair (limited spaces available) for more information please visit our website www.marketplacefair.com or contact us at +673 2650018.

The event is not just catered for our registered vendors but also for non-registered vendors as well. EARLY PRICES are applicable to both, registered and non-registered vendors, however, Registered vendors will have the benefit of purchasing their booths at a cheaper price.

Members booth prices (EARLY BIRD):
• Corner booth: $600
• Non-corner: $550

Non- Members(EARLY BIRD)
• Corner Booth: $650
• Non-corner: $600

Do expect many activities during the 2 days’ event. Local recording artist Aziz Harun will be having a Hangout session with his fans, Q&A Sessions and exclusive signed prizes from Aziz Harun! Exciting lucky draw prizes to be won! To be eligible to win these prizes are simple! Starting conducting transactions using the app (hire a service or buy a product) you are then automatically entered into the lucky draw. One transaction Is equal to one entry into the lucky draw. S0, the more you use the app the higher the chances of you winning.

The prizes:
• 2 return tickets to Kuala Lumpur including a stay at Grand Millennium Hotel.
• 4x CCTV camera + installation at home or office.
• Samsung A7 phone.

Lucky Draw Terms & Condition.

• Transactions must be made through the GetItDone App.
• A service/product request will not count as a completed transaction.
• One completed transaction will count as one entry to the Lucky Draw.
• Participants and winners of the Lucky Draw will have to be present during the announcement at Airport Mall 6th-7th May 20

 

 

 

Beoplay H9, now available

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B&O PLAY continues to drive the market for lifestyle audio products with the launch of B&O PLAY H9 – a beautifully designed wireless, over-ear headphone that combines craftsmanship and supreme comfort with flagship noise cancelling performance (ANC) that cocoons travellers from the roars of the city and immerses them completely in the music experience.

B&O PLAY H9 comes with a wireless, over-ear wearing style for a more expressive look, and is crafted in luxurious, lightweight and true materials. The headband is built up around a solid and lightweight aluminium frame covered with stitched cowhide leather, and underneath the soft lambskin coated ear cushion is adaptive memory foam that adapts to the shape and curve of the ear for supreme comfort and breathability.

Other than making the headphones comfortable for hours on end, the ear cushions act as an isolating element, which naturally leaves out many of the high frequency sounds. In combination with the ANC it gives travellers worldwide a beautiful listening experience, where you can hear every detail in noisy environments without compromising the sound.

 

 

 

 

Explore the sound. Feel the Silence.
On the side of the right ear cup is an intuitive touch interface in anodized aluminium that captures the latest acoustic innovations from B&O PLAY. With this interface, you can – with just a single touch or swipe – activate the noise cancelling function, change songs, answer calls and control the volume. Made for travellers in all weather conditions, the interface works under humid conditions and with gloves on.

B&O PLAY H9 features hybrid Active Noise Cancellation technology. Multiple microphones placed on the outside of the ear cushion as well as inside capture the noise before it reaches the ear and produce a reverse signal effectively cancelling out unwanted elements. This leaves the unique Bang & Olufsen Signature Sound intact – a well-rounded, authentic and clean sound performance, designed to bring you music the way the artist intended it.

Up to 14 hours of noise cancelling music
B&O PLAY H9 comes with up to 14 hours of noise cancelling music performance with just a three-hour charge. You can swap the battery in a snap, and if you run out on it just attach an audio cord to keep listening to your music. If you forgot to turn your headphones off the intelligent battery-saving function will automatically kick in.

 

 

Unboxing the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9

 

Adjust the sound profile with Beoplay App
B&O PLAY H9 is compatible with Beoplay App for Android, iPhone and Apple Watch, which gives you a variety of options for personalizing your listening experience:

•  Bang & Olufsen sound engineers have created a variety of sound profiles specifically for B&O PLAY H9: Commute, Clear, Workout and Podcast.

•  Users can adjust the tonality and sound staging themselves with the playful and intuitive B&O PLAY ToneTouch. The interface lets users feel their way through different sound settings and find the one that best suits the situation. Once adjusted, B&O PLAY H9 saves the setting on the product itself until you adjust it again.

• Connected to B&O PLAY H9, the Beoplay App makes it easy to monitor the battery status of the headphone.

•  Users can control the music (play, pause, forward, back), turn on or off the ANC and they can personalize the headphones in the app by giving it a specific color and name.

•  By connecting B&O PLAY H9 to Beoplay App, users also receive software updates over the air – a new functionality made available for B&O PLAY H9.

So if you want to check out the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9 at their showroom at Sejalin Living at Kiarong.

 

National Day Night Ride

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To commemorate the National Day, the Belait Cycling Club and Sentral Shopping Centre (KBSentral) are co-organizing the National Day Night Ride this coming Friday.

Previously running or jogging have been the trend in Brunei Darussalam but guess what… so is cycling as of late. Bandarku Ceria event has also help to create more interest in cycling in Brunei and it’s good to see this hobby/sport raising in popularity. Even His Majesty the Sultan of Brunei and members of the Royal Family have been involved in cycling every now and then.

So now we will have some cycling activity in Kuala Belait and it will be a night ride 🚴🚴🚴

Date: 3rd March 2017, Friday
Time: 8:00PM
Venue: Sentral Shopping Centre, Kuala Belait

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REGISTRATION is open from now until 3rd March 2017 latest by 7:30PM! and for more inquiry, please call 3339889.

 

 

 


One of the scenes in town during Bandarku Ceria last week
 


I had my cycling moments during my trip at Hua Hin, Thailand last week 😀
 


Window shopping at Market Village, Hua Hin and I came across this
 

La La Land, Moonlight, big winners

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Emma Stone’s interview after the Oscars

 

Too bad I wasn’t able to catch the Oscars completely. I only managed to catch the first hour. Hence, I missed all the commotion where the presenters for Best Picture made a boo-boo and everyone thought it was a done deal with producers of La La Land grabbing the biggest honour, Best Picture. Oh well, this reminded me of the Miss Universe incident last year.

La La Land had 14 Oscars nomination and left with 6 awards. Moonlight grabbed three Oscars including Best Picture and Best Actor in a Supporting Role. So it wasn’t a dominant win for La La Land and well balanced for both movies.

For me, I’m happy that La La Land won both for Music Score and Original Song. Well deserved, indeed 😀

I was impressed with Jimmy Kimmel as the host for the Oscars. He didn’t make the audience feel awkward and his jokes and humourous puns were politically driven and the audience didn’t mind that at all. He was definitely better than Ellen DeGeneres as a host.

Below are the lists of winners from today’s Oscars.

BEST PICTURE
“Arrival”
“Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”

“Moonlight” (WINNER)

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington in “Fences”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel in “Lion”

Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
Ruth Negga in “Loving”
Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)

Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
Viola Davis in “Fences”
Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”

“Zootopia” (WINNER)

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“Arrival”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Silence”
COSTUME DESIGN
“Allied”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (WINNER)
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Jackie”
“La La Land”

“Fantastic

DIRECTING
“Arrival” – Denis Villeneuve
“Hacksaw Ridge” – Mel Gibson
“La La Land” – Damien Chazelle (WINNER)
“Manchester by the Sea” – Kenneth Lonergan

“Moonlight” – Barry Jenkins

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Fire at Sea”
“I Am Not Your Negro”
“Life, Animated”
“O.J.: Made in America” (WINNER)

“13th”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Extremis”
“4.1 Miles”
“Joe’s Violin”
“Watani: My Homeland”

“The White Helmets” (WINNER)

 

FILM EDITING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”

“Moonlight”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“Land of Mine”
“A Man Called Ove”
“The Salesman” (WINNER)
“Tanna”

“Toni Erdmann”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“A Man Called Ove”
“Star Trek Beyond”
“Suicide Squad” (WINNER)

 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“Jackie”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Lion”
“Moonlight”
“Passengers”

 

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” from “La La Land”
“Can’t Stop The Feeling” from “Trolls”
“City Of Stars” from “La La Land” (WINNER)
“The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”

 

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Arrival”
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”
“Hail, Caesar!”
“La La Land” (WINNER)
“Passengers”

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Blind Vaysha”
“Borrowed Time”
“Pear Cider and Cigarettes”
“Pearl”
“Piper” (WINNER)

 

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Ennemis Intérieurs”
“La Femme et le TGV”
“Silent Nights”
“Sing” (WINNER)

“Timecode”

SOUND EDITING
“Arrival” (WINNER)
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“La La Land”
“Sully”
SOUND MIXING
“Arrival”
“Hacksaw Ridge” (WINNER)
“La La Land”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”

“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi”

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Deepwater Horizon”
“Doctor Strange”
“The Jungle Book” (WINNER)
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“Arrival”
“Fences
“Hidden Figures”
“Lion”

“Moonlight” (WINNER)

 

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Hell or High Water”
“La La Land”
“The Lobster”
“Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
“20th Century Women”

 


What a mess with the presenters when Faye Dunaway announced the wrong winner for Best Picture, calling it out producers of La La Land instead of Moonlight’s. Congratulations to the Moonlight and though I wanted La La Land to win the big award, you can’t have them all.
 


Emma Stone was a clear winner for her role as Mia in La La Land. She also grabbed awards in the same category in Golden Globe and SAG awards
 


A well deserved win for Damien Chazelle for Directing in “La La Land”. He was also nominated for his Directing role in Whiplash. He is also the youngest director to win an Oscar. Awesome!!
 

 


Mahershala Ali won Actor in a Supporting Role for “Moonlight”
 


Justin Timberlake opened the show with belting a number “Can’t Stop The Feeling” from Trolls
 

#nbd33

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