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Written by Rano Iskandar on 01 February 2013.

 
University Cup updates

 


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ICON Design Store

 



 
Amazing fares at RB

 


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Oyster Craze extended till 9th Feb!!

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The Circus Firemen in March


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An emotional titah


His Majesty delivered an emotional titah during the 8th Sovereign Parade as the monarch reflects on the fallen military personnel involved in the devastating helicopter crash that happened in July 2012. Click image to view.

 

“ACER CNY DREAM SALE”

 

With Chinese New Year approaching, Acer Sales & Service Sdn Bhd of Malaysia will be having a special promotion for their touchscreen Acer Notebook & AIO PC nationwide – For Selected Concept Stores at 11 Locations (Klang Valley, Penang/AS, Ipoh, Melaka, JB, Pahang, Kelantan, KK, Kuching, Miri and Brunei Darussalam). The Acer Aspire S7, Acer Aspire M5 and Acer Aspire Z-series touchscreen Notebook & AIO PC will have a special promotion from Acer called the “Chinese New Year 2 Days' Dream Sale” to be held during the 2nd and 3rd February 2013 nationwide. Concepts Computer has been selected as one of the participant stores in Brunei Darussalam.

The Acer Aspire S7 ultrabook with touch screen are one of the slimmest, lightest and most powerful notebooks available right now. With 3rd Gen Intel processor, and solid state drive memory, the Acer Aspire S7 ultrabooks are powerful, long-lasting and durable, perfect for everyday use. The 13.3” model, Aspire S7-391-73514G25, will be on offer for $1,608, down from their usual price of $1,958; and the 11.6” model, Aspire S7-191-53314G12, will be available for $1,258, usual price $1,568. Now that's a $300 difference so what are you waiting for? :D

The Acer Aspire M5-481PTG-53316G52 touchscreen notebook will also be under the “Chinese New Year Dream Deal” from 2nd February to 3rd February 2013. The Aspire M5, with 3rd Generation Intel processor with 6GB of RAM and Nvidia graphic cards, ensures smooth touch operations on a power packed Graphic mobile machine; perfect for graphic minded and imaginative users. A 500GB HDD guarantees ample space to store work and games, and the 20GB solid state drive ensure fast loading of the Windows 8 operating system. The Aspire M5 will be available for $998, usual price $1,308.


Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer (left) with the staff holding the latest Acer notebooks

Not to forget, the Acer Aspire Z3770-3322W8 touchscreen computer, with it's 21.5” wide touchscreen all-in-one monitor and wireless keyboard & mouse, makes the Aspire Z3770, a perfect companion for small, medium sized offices or home office. The Acer Aspire Z33770 will be on offer for $828, down from the usual price of $918.

Also, in conjunction with the “Chinese New Year Dream Deal” promotions, Concepts will also have a few other items on offer. This offer valid Whiel Stocks Last!is First up is the Acer Aspire 431-10074G50, on promo for $498, down from the usual price of $568. The Acer Aspire 431-10074G50 is a 14 inch notebook, running an Intel Celeron 1.5GHz processor with 4GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. It is perfect notebook for students and young children who are getting acquainted with the ins and outs of IT.

Other Acer IT accessories like their LED monitors and external HDDs will also be up for grab during this promotion. The Acer external HDD on offer is the Acer slim 2.5” external 1TB USB3.0 HDD, $148, down from usual price of $198. Next from Acer is their Acer S231HL 23” LED monitors, on offer for $188, usual price $268.

For more information on any of the promotions mentioned, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2/3 or 2448102/3. Also, do not forget to visit Concepts Computer's booths at the NewXpo 2013 at the Indoor Stadium being held until Sunday 3rd February 2013 and also at the Mall Gadong for the “Better Hearing, Better Living” Charity Bazaar, also ongoing until Sunday 3rd February 2013.





Weekend at Caliente

 


Happens every friday and saturday 9pm - 11pm at Caliente Restaurant. Call 2234549 / 7202985 for reservation. Caliente Spanish Restaurant is located at Regent Square, Kiulap.

 

#HSBB is in town

 


The first teaser that was out a few weeks ago. I had a feeling it was coming from a telco company. One of the telcos called me up asking who's advert was it which led to my theory that it might be TelBru's FTTH advert teaser. However, my theory was dismissed by a TelBru representative.


A few days later this advert came out and I questioned myself that this might be TelBru because of the colours scheme it uses and one friend of mine mentioned about the laser thingy on the design which also makes me thought of fibre optic experience. Hmmmm.. My theory might be right after all...


Ok, when this particular teaser came out, I was 99.5% confident that it was TelBru's but I never had any assurance from the representatives of TelBru. Maybe they were in a situation that they weren't allowed to disclose information.


Today's advert says it all and yes, I was right all along :D Congratulations TelBru


It's happening today at Times Square and you can check out how fast the speed is..


The tech guys making sure the connection is up and running for today. Today will be the official launch I heard.


I've seen many of the "FTTH" workers working hard to install cables and wiring.

 

Bento sets at Fun Bee Park


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Cool stuff from Fun Bee Park as you can make order your Bento sets from Fun Bee Park and it only costs $5 which I think is a superb deal indeed!! They even do delivery - $2 within BSB area and $4 outside BSB area.

Here are the steps for order and there are two menus available for Friday (tomorrow).

Direct Message FB or SMS 7178232

1. Bento Option
2. Number of bentos
3. Name & Contact Number
4. Address for delivery if applicable

For more information on Fun Bee Park, call 2467729 or send a text to 7178232. Fun Bee Park is located at A6 & A7, Ground Floor, Sempurna Complex, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (near Happy Star, Batu Bersurat).


Menu for Friday Option A: Rice, beans, garlicy egg, chicken nuggets, cheese, carrots, tomato, cucumber, cake of the day, fruit of the day



Menu for Friday Option B: Chicken pie, garlicy beans, egg, cheese, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, cake of the day, fruit of the day



One of the bento sets



I like their presentation of the bento




 
BICTA 2013 launched

 


Chief Executive of AITI, Hj Yahkup Hj Menudin, delivering his remarks during the launch of BICTA 2013. Image courtesy of Haadi Abu Bakar of The Brunei Times.

The Authority for Info-Communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI) once again launched the BICTA 2013 competition. The theme for this year BICTA 2013 is “ICT, Our Future Together” which ties closely with the theme of this year’s ASEAN Summit’s theme “Our People, Our Future Together”.

The Guest of Honour for the launch was Dato Paduka Haji Awang Alaihuddin bin Pehin Orang Kaya Digadong Seri Lela Dato Seri Utama Haji Awang Mohamad Taha, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Communications, and in his capacity as Chairman of AITI and the BICTA/APICTA steering committee.

The launch started with the recital of the Al-Fatihah, which was then followed by a welcoming remark by Hj Yahkup Hj Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI. In his speech, Hj Yahkup mentioned “BICTA participants must pay close attention to the future trends of technology in order to develop ICT products that will meet the demand and need of the consumers in the ICT market.” Hj Yahkup highlighted last year BICTA winners who also won the APICTA awards which include Brunei’s winner in the Secondary school category by Chung Hwa Middle school and 4 other merit awards were accomplished by MeSixty, MediaHikmah, Zimac Silicon Sdn Bhd and John Harrith. The target for this year is to encourage more participants from Brunei in order to generate more winners in the upcoming BICTA for the APICTA Awards.

This year the APICTA will be hosted by Hong Kong. Aside from achieving recognition for their participation in the BICTA competition, it was highlighted by the chief executive that AITI has committed to assist the development of the potential ICT products by providing support through the AITI Grant’s Assistance scheme to local companies for BICTA winners who went on to clinch awards in APICTA.

The BICTA is an annual event led by the Ministry of Communications and is jointly organized by Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI ) and InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB).

It is reminded to all interested participants, that the closing date for the submission for this year BICTA 2013 will be on 2nd September.


Guest of honour Dato Paduka Haji Awang Alaihuddin receiving a memento from Hj Yahkup. Image courtesy of Haadi Abu Bakar of The Brunei Times.


The winner of last year's BICTA from Chung Hwa Middle School delivering their project. Image courtesy of Haadi Abu Bakar of The Brunei Times.


The attendees yesterday at the BICTA launch. Image courtesy of Haadi Abu Bakar of The Brunei Times.


The merit awardees from APICTA - John Harith and MeSixty


The ladies from ZimacSilicon Technologies and they also earned a merit award from APICTA last year

 

Brunei Meme competition

 


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Cooltone weekly winners

 

This morning Cooltones held another prize giving ceremony for the winners of daily and weekly pelangi quiz in conjunction with its ongoing promotion, FLY2UK SMS Quiz where Pelangi FM is the official Radio for the quiz. Daily winners won prizes from participating sponsors of the promo and weekly quiz winners brought home goodie bags and consolation prizes from Cooltones and its sponsor partners. The weekly quiz winner is drawn from the daily winners list.

The prize giving is being awarded to winners for week 3 and 4 of the Pelangi Quiz. The daily winners won themselves B-Mobile Top Ups worth $10 and Fitness Zone Gym Passes. Weekly winner for week 3 is Siti Nurrahimah Binti Ali Rahman while Week 4 is Md Amzar Syazwan bin Abu Bakar both bagged goodie bag from cooltones as well as B-Mobile Top Ups and $60 worth of QQeStore Voucher. Present to give out the prizes to the winners is the Manager of Cool Tones, Pg Saiful Khalid bin Pg Hj Yunus.


Group photo for winners of Week 3 and 4 for Fly2UK SMS Quiz for Pelangi listeners. Image courtesy of Nana.

This quiz is in conjunction with its ongoing promo FLY2UK SMS quiz where Top 5 winners will stand to win prizes like Sports rims, Smartphone, Tablet and more. Grand Prize winner will get to fly off to UK to watch BPL football match. This year’s FLY2UK SMS quiz is jointly sponsored by AutoPro Tyre, B-Mobile, FitnessZone, Huawei, KFC Brunei, MVision, QQestore and Socialdeal Brunei as its Social Media Partner.

To play the quiz and stand a chance to win B-Mobile subcribers just need to text FLY and send to 38833. The quiz will end at Midnight on 31st March 2013. Active BPL Wap or Cool Tones subscribers playing the quiz will get additional 15 points each and added monthly. Additional 15 points will also be given to active members of FitnessZone.

Also in conjunction with the promo, subscribers of both Cooltones and BPL Wap will stand to win a smartphone monthly in the FLY2UK Mini Draw which also ends in March 2013. For more info subscribers can call B-Mobile Call Centre 177 or visit website www.3g.com.bn


The Grand winner for Week 4 - Md Amzar Syazwan bin Abu Bakar. Image courtesy of Nana.

 

FZ app launched

 


Guest of honour Datin Paduka Hjh Adina holding the iPad with Wu Chun and Keeran Janin

Fitness Zone and MeSixty collaborated in creating the app and last week they officially launched the iPad app for Fitness Zone developed by MeSixty. The launch was held at Fitness Zone at Kiulap branch along with the launch of Les Mills RPM.

So what can you expect from the Fitness Zone app? Well, it includes an opening video that features our own Brunei and international icon, Wu Chun who is also the Managing Director of Fitness Zone. You will be able to find information and schedules available at Fitness Zone during the week.

Wu Chun said, "As technology is becoming more sophisticated, the health and fitness industry are also responding to the increasing popularity of technological innovations. This allows for a truly flexible and enjoyable learning experience for Fitness Zone, not only to inform and connect with our members but to (also) educate and motivate them with just a few clicks on their iPads."

MeSixty Art Director and lead designer of the app Nadia Yahya said, "When designing the app, we wanted to capture the look of Fitness Zone while still making the app easy to use."

Present at the launch as the guest of honour was Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Datin Paduka Hjh Adina Othman. Also present at the event were Managing Director and owner of Fitness Zone Wu Chun, MeSixty Chief Executive Officer Keeran Janin, invited guests, members of the media and members of the gym.

The Fitness Zone app is free and available download in the iTunes app store for the iPad and the iPad Mini. In addition to the launching of the app, Fitness Zone is also giving away free two-week membership and a Fitness Zone shoe bag to the first 30 customers who download the app. To claim these prizes, all customers have to do is present the app on their iPad to any Fitness Zone health clubs in Brunei.


Keeran explaining the Fitness Zone app


The launch of the Fitness Zone app


The 30 second cycle moment after the launch



Oysters promotion extended

 
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Six ways with oysters available for dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm and prepared in six exciting ways namely grilled with herb and shallot butter, chowder with corn and pepper, crispy fried with papaya and chilli salsa, classic ‘Rockefeller’ with almond crumbs, ravioli with leeks and tabasco and warm terrine with bonito jelly at only B$24 per dozen or B$18 per half dozen.

“This amazing dish can be enjoyed as an appetizer to complement the main meal or as the main meal for the evening”, said Cameron Lawless, Food and Beverage Manager as well as the Executive Chef. “We are bringing back the oysters until 30 January to satisfy our diners’ craving and leaving them wanting more”.

I have to admit the oysters were amazing indeed… My friends have been giving rave reviews and it's no surprise that Deals Restaurant have extended their "Oysters prepared in six ways" promotion until the 9th of February.

For table reservations or enquiries, please call the hotel at 224 4272.



















 

 

 

 

 

 

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