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Written by Rano Iskandar on 18 December 2012.

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Supa Save Re-opens

The redevelopment of Supa Save Seria which started early February this year, will be bringing a whole new shopping experience with the convenience of a bank, cafe and other exciting retail outlets under one roof. With the help of local creative agency Mixmediaworx, this popular supermarket has also been working on a re-branding exercise that will be rolled out progressively, beginning with a logo refresh followed by some exciting campaigns lined up for the coming year."

Bucida tree being planted


Pehin Yahya with Ivan Ballesteros, nephew of late legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros, planted a special tree, the Bucida

Too bad that I missed the biggest golf event in Brunei last weekend which was Royal Trophy which team Asia won against team Europe in this year's edition which took took place at The Empire Hotel & Country Club.

Anyway there was a tree planting ceremony to commemorate the late legendary Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros and the ceremony was graced by Pehin Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya and Ivan Ballesteros where they planted a Bucida tree.

It was funny Ivan shared that his uncle Seve spent most of his golfing career hitting the trees and produced amazing recovery shots. Hence there was a lot of love and sentiments that Seve have for trees.

The spot where the tree was planted is also marked by a plaque, bearing the inscription 'In memory of Seve Ballesteros (1957-2011) great golfing legend and founder of the Royal Trophy'. The plaque was also autographed by Ivan Ballesteros.

Also in attendance were Dato Paduka Awg Hj Ali bin Hj Apong, Deputy Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Chairman of BEDB, and Datin Paduka Hajah Adina binti Othman, Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports. Images courtesy of Nazirul Hakeem of Borneo Bulletin.

Ivan Ballesteros with officers from Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources

The plaque signed by Ivan Ballesteros


Recap: Licence2Play


A popular gaming event

Now this what I call an awesome gaming event for Licence 2 Play at Marina Bay Sands Expo Hall, Singapore. I have previously staged Brunei Cyber Game and it was just good enough for the Brunei community and I kinda missed organising such events of that scale. Last weekend Brunei also had their version under the flagship of TFF EA CON which was another huge success. Of course, when comparing with neighbouring countries, they can produce more extravagant features.

The interesting bit about Licence 2 Play was that the event was orgnanised by Singapore Press Holding in association with SCOGA which is a non-profit organisation (a link between government and gamers). I only attended the 2nd day as I was in KL on the 1st day. It was a great crowd puller which drew in around 100,000 visitors and yes there was an entrance fee which is $5.

I hope to make another visit again next year. Thumbs up for the great event :D

Hmmm they need your IC though during the registration as a visitor

The World of Tanks booth was pretty impressive

.... maybe because their booth had hot ladies

... and they also can play

Hello there...

Another creative booth at L2P

The young and the old enjoying their matches

Yay!!! I get to meet the model for Ghost in the Shell

I was sandwiched by Ion Ginga and Martha Asahi *gulp*

Ok, I love this cosplay costume

Hmmmm ... Is this suppose to be the Merman from The Cabin in the Woods?

The ladies at the earphone booth

Have a break!!!

FIFA 13 tournament also featured at L2P


A popular gaming event

One of the finalists of the cosplay competition and she said she won't join next year because of her studies

I would have thought this costume would have got top 3 but didn't

He was also a finalist but was voted Top 3

The judges presented the third place winner of the Cosplay competition

The winner of the Cosplay award and he promised to the Gangnam dance right after

Mortal Kombat vs DC looks freaking good




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