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A long weekend ahead

Written by Rano Iskandar on 29 May 2012.

Lolita gathering last Sunday

Group photo of guests in Lolita outfit

There was a Lolita fashion gathering recently held at Kiulap. The word itself originated from Japan and it's a combination of a particular street fashion with attitude. The event was initiated by Nio and Suok Jiuan and of course, the dress code for the event is "lolita".

There were some games and photo session for the participants who came wearing their own Lolita outfits. Images are courtesy of Scary Soul.

This was what they had for hi-tea... yummm!!

They had some games too for entertaiment

Suok Jiuan (in pink) with the ladies in their Lolita outfit

Faeza with Nio, one of the co-host of the event

Suok Jiuan, the co-host, presenting prize to the winner

Another group photo

Burn fats, earn miles

The exchanging of dcouments between Fitness Zone and Royal Brunei Airlines. Now you can earn 10 miles for every $1 spent at Fitness Zone. Starts from 1st June to 31st July 2012 only.

Are you are a Royal Skies member? Then you better get your work out outfit and work out at Fitness Zone.. Why? Because now you can earn an awesome 10 miles for every $1 spent at Fitness Zone and on top of that, you can also stand a chance to win a ticket to London too.

This was made possible after the joint venture between Royal Skies, Royal Brunei Airlines' frequent flyer programe, and Fitness Zone. The agreement was signed by Maswadi Hj Mohsin, Chief Commercial and Planning Officer of Royal Brunei Airlines on behalf of the national flag carrier, witnessed by Yasmin Abdullah Chin, Manager of Loyalty Marketing, Royal Brunei Airlines. Fitness Zone was represented by its Managing Director, Wu Chun, whose signing was witnessed by its Chairman, Goh Kim Tian.

The guest of honour Ahmad Jefri Abd Rahman, a member of the Royal Brunei Airlines Board of Directors, witnessed the signing between the two strong local brands in Brunei Darussalam.

Maswadi Hj Mohsin described the deal in four words, "Burn fats, earn miles!" in encouraging the local community to be healthier and also earn miles at the same time.

So the deal is that from 1st June to 31st July (2 months) that Royal Skies member will be able to earn 10 miles for every $1 spent at Fitness Zone. You can also stand a chance to win a flight to London.

The deal was initiated by superstar icon Wu Chunas as he was browsing through and checked out Royal Skies benefits. So from there, he sent an email to show interest in working together with Brunei's national carrier.

According to Yasmin, there are an estimation of 60,000 local Royal Skies member from the 200,000 members worldwide. If you are interested to sign up, it's pretty straight forward. You can sign up through

Wu Chun expressed his satisfaction to have RBA on board for a win-win situation for Royal Skies member and FItness Zone patrons

Wu Chun handed over a pair of boxing gloves to the guest of honour, Ahmad Jefri

The brief press conference after the signing ceremony

The work out session for associates of Royal Brunei Airlines

Group photo. Click image to enlarge image.

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Ivy League Charity Netball Tournament

The Ivy League Charity Netball Tournament 2012 draw was conducted yesterday at the Dewan Kuliah, Hassanal Bolkiah Stadium. The tournament is set to be held on May 31 for the Men's Category and June 3 for the Women's Category, at the Multipurpose Hall of the Hassanal Bolkiah Sports Complex.

Group A for the Men's Category will consist of Strangers (Male), BMJ, Nad's Stars, BSRC, Matrix B and JBCE Buttowski, whilst Group B will be made up of Emerald Ahiz, F19, Matrix A, Nextz, Nad's V8 and Spitfire.

The Women's Category has Angle Net A, MS ABDB B, Strangers (Female), NN Speed, MSSBBD Junior Team, JBCE KB, Netballisus, MS PDB and Comets in Group A. Fire Kittens, Setia Motors, MS ABDB A, JCMK Team, Revival NC, Net7, BKN and Angel Net B complete Group B.

In the preliminary matches, each team within the groups play each other once. The top four teams will proceed to the semi-final round. The winners of each semi-final match will face-off to claim the Ivy League Charity Netball Tournament 2012 trophy. The Men's event will start at 7am on May 31, and will conclude by 6pm. The same schedule will be used for the Women's event on June 3.

During the day-long competitions, there will be sales booths, showcases by the donation recipients, Pusat Ehsan and Persatuan KACA, and donation collections. During the two-day matches, spectators will also be able to buy lucky draw coupons for $5 each, with a maximum of five tickets per person. All proceeds are being donated to a charitable cause. Prizes like holiday packages to Bali and Kuala Lumpur, and various electrical goods, are up for grabs.

After the completion of the Women's Final on June 3, there will be a prize presentation ceremony, followed by a donation presentation and the lucky draw winners presentation. Text by Jake Ten, Borneo Bulletin.

Mudsharks' Touch Rugby Tournament

Mudshark will be holding a touch rugby tournament for Open Men and Women category and it will take place this Sunday 3rd June at UBD Sports Complex. This tournament is a great way to give more exposure on touch rugby to the public. There will be other activities as well as booths. Good luck to all the participants!! I do hope to drop by for a quick coverage.

Celebrating Michelle's birthday

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