Hua Ho Electrical Roadshow

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle, Social News

 

 

 

It’s happening now until the 9th November 2016 at the ground floor of Hua Ho Manggis Mall. They are having an Electrical Roadshow and you can enjoy discounts on certain brands such as Tefal, Toshiba, Sony, Canon, Philips and many more.

There are some flat screens on sales as well. I’ve been eyeing on some brands since my LG one needs replacement. It’s the best time to shop and enjoy their discounts. I believe Tefal offers up to 15% discount and for other brands is 10% discount. For bonus items, there will be 20% discount.

So check out Hua Ho Electrical Roadshow at Manggis Mall. You can follow @huahosymb for more updates.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Those interested in SYMB Bonus card. Check out the details
 

Check out the HÅG chairs

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, Social News

 


Jack Chin of Sejalin Living briefing on the HÅG chairs during the road show in Seria last month. He’s the best person to ask on ergozones’ products
 

All ergozones’ products are designed to make sure you won’t have to sit still or known as, “Dynamic Ergonomics”. At Sejalin, the chairs encourage healthy micro-movements and give you exactly the right support in relation to your size and weight, so it can contribute to the improved well being and productivity of the user. To put it simply, our solutions contribute to the well-being of people – and this in turn helps the productivity of their businesses.

I want talk about the HÅG chairs. The brand itself established back in 1943 and HÅG has been successfully perfecting the art of developing innovative ways of evolving office chair design concepts. Let’s just say that it provides a better seating solution especially those who tend to sit longer. Very ideal for people like myself who spent hours on the computer. These aren’t just your typical chairs and I can assure you that HÅG chairs redefines your sitting pleasure and reduces the stress points with posture related symptoms.

I’ve tried for a week or so and it might take some time to get use to it but once, you get the hang of it, this is the perfect chair. The HÅG chair goes deeper that that. Plenty of research have been conducted to perfect the ergonomics of the chair and furthermore, HÅG have award winning designs. I personally like the HÅG Capisco model.

Drop by Sejalin showroom to find out more on the ergonomics at office and consult with the Product Specialist on the ergonomic solution to fit your needs from height-adjustable tables and ergonomic chairs/accessories.

Sejalin is a Master Retailer for the following ergonomic brands:

Scandinavian Business Seating: RBM, RH and HÅG (Chairs)
Duba B8 (Height adjustable tables)
Posturite (Accessories)

Do visit their showroom at Shop No1. Ground Floor, Spg 41-1-12, Kg Kiarong or catch them on their Facebook Page or IG @sejalin.living

 

 


HÅG Capisco. My kind of chair.
 


The HÅG helps with your posture without you realising
 


You can have different texture of the model
 


I like the Duba B8 table. It can adjust the height to your level of comfort
 

Canon Photomarathon 2016

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle, Social News

 

 

Roughly almost 400 participants joined the Canon Photomarathon 2016 hosted by Interhouse Company and it was held at Serambi Batil Ballroom at the Brunei Handicraft Centre in town. I kinda like the venue here and it’s the first time I actually experienced the atmosphere here.

There will be three themes involved in this year’s competition and it’s a tradition to have three themes which lasts two hours each.

The Grand Prize will be the photo clinic in Japan which is worth USD5,000. There will be also prizes for each of the themes. The first prize will be a EOS 80D 118-55mm, the second prize will be the EOS M3 EFM 18-55mm and the third prize is the Pixma MG7770 AIO.

I also get the chance to feel the new EOS 5D Mark IV… It’s superb and lighter than my 3 year old camera, the 5D Mark III. The Canon’s newest EOS 5D Mark IV takes image quality to the next stage indeed. It also delivers a 4K performance.. Nooiceee.. It shoots at 7 frames per second and it has a built in wifi and in-built GPS. Let’s see if I’m ready for an upgrade. We shall see. I shall be posting the results of the Canon Photomarathon 2016 soon too.

 

 

 

 


Good luck, Mr. Kurapak!!!
 

 


I’m already in love in the first sight.. The Canon 5D Mark IV
 

 

 


It’s posing time 😀
 


Who will win the prizes sponsored by Canon?
 

K-Tigers in Brunei

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, Social News

 


Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yusof, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports with Cho Won Myun, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Brunei Darussalam during the Korean Festival launch at Times Square Shopping Centre last Friday
 


Officiating the launch
 

From sour Kimchi and delicate sand art by “Mr Chai” to neck-breaking numbers by popular Korean group K-Tigers, the Korean Festival 2016 kicks off with a high note during its launching last Friday. Today (Sunday) will be the final day.

Held at the Times Square Shopping Centre, Berakas, the event was marked with a ribbon-cutting ceremony that was graced by the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Lailaraja Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Hj Awg Halbi Hj Mohd Yusof. Present were the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Brunei Darussalam Cho Won Myun and Times Square General Manager Amal Majidah Hj Suhaili.

During his welcoming remarks, Cho shared such events will help to facilitate cultural exchanges between two countries. “This will further strengthen the friendship between our two countries,” he added. The festival was co-organised by South Korean Embassy, Times Square and Korea Foundation, and will end this Sunday.

On top of that, the public is welcomed to drop by at the ground floor atrium of the complex and participate in various activities such as the lucky draw that grants a total of four tickets to Seoul, Korea. Other activities include cooking and make-up demonstrations, Korean traditional games, K-pop dancing performance by members of Korean Cultural Club, Korean food eating contest and quizzes. Text by Ikhwan Salleh of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of Times Square Shopping Centre Facebook Page.

 


Sand art by Mr. Chai
 

 


K-Tigers performance, the highlight of the Korean Festival
 

 


Even the crowd were being engaged
 

 


K-Pop dance
 

 

 


Click image to enlarge
 

Grohe’s soft launch

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle

 


Yuri Aoki, General Manager of My Space Gallery welcoming the media during Grohe’s soft launch at My Space Gallery showroom at Salambigar
 


Melissa Ong, Country Sales Manager of LIXIL Water Technology, Grohe (Malaysia)
 

Sometimes when we renovate our homes especially our kitchens or bathrooms/toilets, we don’t really pay much attention to the little minor details or even the quality of the said items because we take for granted that these are just items that are a necessity for our home needs.

Only recently I came across My Space Gallery and learnt many new things that they offer in terms of the quality of the product/brand they carry and also the after sales service. But I would say that the said company is more of a solution provider for home, office and building.

Two days ago, My Space Gallery showcased one of the strongest product, Grohe, and it’s a German-based premium sanitary fittings. I have to say I’m impressed with the brand during the product knowledge presentation by Yuri Aoki, General Manager of My Space Gallery, Melissa Ong, Country Sales Manager of LIXIL Water Technology, Grohe (Malaysia) and Balazs Kovacs of My Space Gallery. If only many of us are educated with such depth information, we will appreciate what Grohe is able to provide for consumers with quality and convenience assured.

 

 


Balazs Kovacs of My Space Gallery has very deep knowledge on the technical aspects of Grohe products
 


The Grohe Rainshower Smartcontrol shower
 


It has many great features and you can get a real feel at their showroom
 


Grohe Aquatunes have been earning good reviews. The waterproof bluetooth speakers 😀
 

Grohe has a motto or tagline “Pure Freude an Wasser” which means Pure Enjoyment of Water in German. If you want a good experience during shower, the Grohe brand is the ideal solution to your needs. The Grohe Rainshower Smartcontrol is one of its kind experience. They have different modes for different experiences in the shower alone. Even with a three button feature, it is still straight forward to operate. There is even a massage mode (not literally).

You can check out the functions of the Grohe Rainshower Smartcontrol at My Space Gallery showroom and you will get a clearer picture. This is one efficient and innovative shower technology that I’ve come across.

The Grohe Aquatunes is another innovative product. It’s a waterproof bluetooth speaker and it’s a collaboration between Grohe and Philips. Now you can shower, listening to your favourite music or podcast and your showering experience will be enhanced.

Do visit their showroom at Unit 1, Block A & B, Lot 60363, Kg Salambigar, Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm or call 8985787 for enquiries. You can also follow their Facebook Page and also their instagram @my_spacegallery

 

 


Now we all want this type of toilet in our homes
 

 


It looks like leather but it’s not. It will somehow make me extra careful when aiming :p
 


My Space Gallery at Salambigar
 


The map
 

Sentral Property Roadshow 2016

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, Social News

 

If you’re interested in investing in Malaysian properties, head to HomeCity Property and Management’s (HomeCity) booth during Sentral Property Roadshow, which starts this Friday, to check out the latest property projects in the neighbouring country.

The real estate company, which specialises in marketing, listing, renting and selling and managing properties, will be at booth A8 during the roadshow held at Sentral Shopping Centre’s (KBSentral) atrium.

One of the properties that the company will highlight is Harbour City @ Pulau Melaka, a project by leading property developer in Melaka, Hatten Group.

Expected to completed by 2019, the multi-award winning development will integrate Harbour City Resort Suites on top of six-level oceanic-themed mall and 500,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor theme park. A cruise liner-themed hotel (Harbour City Suites) and also an international chain hotel within the development.

“This is a good time to invest in the property in Melaka due to the state’s booming tourism and growing economy,” said Marketing Manager of HomeCity Amanda Yang.

She also added that with upcoming accessibility projects such as Melaka Gateway, which will feature a cruise terminal and also the construction of the KL-Singapore high speed rail that will stop by Melaka, the state is a favourable place to invest.

Those who are interested can check out HomeCity’s booth to find out other investment benefits during the roadshow and the last day is Sunday, 23rd October. Representatives from Harbour City’s developer Hatten Group will be present to assist. Text courtesy of Hafiizah Maideen of The Brunei Times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Relaunched of Progresif’ store

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in gadget, lifestyle, Social News

 


Officiating the relaunch of the store
 


Roger Plahay, Progresif’s acting CEO with his welcoming remarks
 

This morning, Progresif relaunched its flagship store at The Mall. It’s one of the store that hasn’t been revamped for a long time. The only one that didn’t change from the store are the windows and the shutter (in front). It was a complete revamped and now it has the Progresif feel and brand to it, complimenting to the other Progresif stores in Brunei Darussalam.

Present during the launch was Yang Mulia Edzwan Zukri bin Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Palawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Adnan, one of the board of directors of Progresif. Roger Plahay, Progresif’s acting CEO had a short welcoming remarks in conjunction with the launch.

He shared how the management made a commitment to their stakeholders, their staff and communities that they serve to usher in a new era of innovation for the ICT and telecommunications sectors in Brunei and they promised to support His Majesty the Sultan’s Vision of 2035.

When Progresif launch their brand, they asked one simple question “Are you Progresf. In just a span of 2 years, they have completely rebuilt the network and now they are expanding and rumours has it that the 4G is just around the corner. Currently they have grown from 20,000 to 150,000 subscribers and their staff count is up to 265.

Pretty soon you will notice a new headquarters for Progresif with better facilities. The new location reflects their brand and corporate culture. Another exciting things are such as the establishment of the their own Start-Up Lab where they will be incubating small businesses and working with partners such as UBD, iCentre and DARe.

Keep up the momentum, Progresif. For me, I can’t wait for the 4G network on Progresif 😀

 

 


Bob Gill, Progresif’s Chief Sales Officer briefing the media of the revamped store
 

 


A breakthrough plan for University students 😀
 

 

Mdm Tasanee wins a flight

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, Social News

 


Madam Evelyn Ang, the Country Manager Brunei at Royal Brunei Airlines presenting to lucky winner Madam Tasanee who won herself a return economy class ticket to Bali sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines with Nur Khadijah Abdullah, Sales & Business Development Manager of Pan Bright Travel Service
 

Pan Bright Travel Service have selected their September lucky draw winner on the 06 October 2016. The lucky coupon was drawn by Senior Sales Executive of Royal Brunei Airlines, Dayang Norhaslinda Duraman witnessed by her colleague Pg. Ma’asom Pg. Hj. Ismail.

A prize presentation was held at Pan Bright Travel’s office in Bandar Seri Begawan earlier today by Madam Evelyn Ang, the Country Manager Brunei at Royal Brunei Airlines to the lucky winner, Madam Tasanee who won herself a return economy class ticket to Bali sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines.

This is the first of a series of monthly lucky draws where customer stands a chance to win an air ticket to either Kota Kinabalu, Saigon, Bali or Singapore from September 2016 to February 2017. The Grand prize will be either a Hyundai ‘Accent’ car OR an exclusive Hermès‘Birkin’ bag which is being sponsored by Pan Bright Travel. Other prizes up for grabs include air tickets to London, Melbourne and Tokyo are kindly sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines & Singapore Airlines.

For more enquiries regarding the promotion, you can contact Pan Bright Travel’s offices at 2240980 for Bandar Seri Begawan, 3341154 for Kuala Belait or 3220078 for Seria.

The lucky draw promotion starts from 02 September 2016 to the 31 March 2017.

 

 

Cosplayers in Miri

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, Social News

 


Some of the cosplayers that attended at Bintang Megamall
 

Two Bruneians won first and third place of the Collectors Exhibition Miri (CXM) 2016 cosplay competition which was held at Bintang Megamall Miri last Sunday.

Nio Tan, cosplaying as Saber from the animation Fate/Stay Night, won first place and Suok Jiuan, cosplaying as Junko Enoshima from the animation Dangan Ronpa, took the 2nd runners up.

Speaking of her winning first place, Nio Tan said she felt happy and tired as it took her six months to complete her costume. The competition marked her first time joining a cosplay competition outside Brunei.

Collectors Exhibition Miri (CXM) was organized by NAJA Enterprise and featured cosplay guests from Thailand and Japan. Story courtesy of Muhammad Khairi Waddin and images by SCP X Brunei Otaku.

 

 


Nio Tan receiving the Champion trophy
 


Suok Jiuan came 3rd in the cosplay contest
 

Sabre held prize presentation

Written by Rano Iskandar on . Posted in lifestyle, Social News

 


Jonathan Chua won a BND 10 rare fare while Thanis Lim won a BND 50 rare fare sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines. Azhani Daniel, Head of Corporate Communications of Royal Brunei presented the prizes. The finalists were one of the 300 entries that took part in the pokemon challenge during the Brunei Travel Fair 2016 at Centrepoint Hotel.
 

Last week, Sabre Travel Network (Brunei) Sdn Bhd held a prize presentation to fete the winners of the Brunei Travel Fair 2016 which took place at Dynasty Restaurant. The travel fair itself drew more than 12,000 visitors in early September.

There were many categories that many travellers are entitled to win. Two categories from Royal Brunei Airlines, one from Sabre Travel Network and one of Tourism Malaysia Brunei.

Present during the prize presentation was Abd Halim Hj Abd Rahman, Senior Manager, Sales and Marketing of Sabre Travel Network. He highlighted that even though there was a reduction in number of visitors, there was an increase of bookings during the three day period.

The youngest winner was Arisdiana Amran who is 11 years old. She won herself a two return ticket to Melbourne. Woohoo. She was a lucky winner who purchased a ticket from Century Travel Centre.

Dk Siti Khairunisa Akmal Pg Kamaludin won a business class return ticket to Ho Chi Minh and Lim Siong Ngoh won a two economy class return tickets to Dubai. Hasrinie Awang Sayang won a three-day and two-night stay at Riani Deluxe at Turi Beach Resort in Batam, while Rabiatul Adawiyah Hj Damit received one Royal Skies membership upgrade.

 


The finalists for the Royal Brunei Airlines return ticket.
 


The youngest winner won herself a flight to Melbourne for two
 


Ms. Muthu Muhammad Nachiar Mohideen Maraicair won a flight to Denpasar
 


Mood Sahriman Md Salleh won the GoPro Hero4 sponsored by Sabre Travel Network
 

For the GoPro Hero4 and Dfavors Exclusive Travel Luggage, the prizes were sponsored by Sabre Travel Network Brunei. Mood Sahriman Md Salleh won the GoPro Hero4 and he bought his ticket from Pan Bright Travel Service.

Julia Morel, Noorhayati Zabidi and Nurul Adila Othman won the luggage.

As for the Pokemon draw, the flights were sponsored by Royal Brunei Airlines and they had what they call rare fares worth BDN 10, BND 25 and BND 50 to any regional destination of choice. Interesting.

Thanis Lim won a BND 50 fare, Imaduddin Mumin won a BND 25 fare while Jonathan Chua won a BND 10 fare.

Malaysia Airlines also have their lucky draw and Mr. Ventakesh Marakutty Santhanam won a flight to Phuket while Ms. Muthu Muhammad Nachiar Mohideen Maraicair won a flight to Denpasar.

Noor Khadijah Hj Omarali won the Royal Brunei Airlines instagram competition and she won herself a flight to Jakarta.

 


Julia Morel won a luggage
 

 


Nur of Pan Bright Travel Service receiving a shopping voucher for being the top travel agent during the Brunei Travel Fair 2016
 

Contact RA

ranoadidas (a) gmail.com
Instagram & Snapchat @ranoadidas
Contact: +6738677773

About RA

A blogger since 2002, using platforms from blogspot, joomla and now currently wordpress. A readership that stands on average of 20,000 visits per month. Also on active on social media platform on IG, Facebook and Snapchat (@ranoadidas)

Advertisement rates

You can email me for your interest in advertisement packages. There's also a bundle package with social media postings.