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Another long weekend

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The spoils are shared

 


His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, was present during the 0-0 draw agains Kelantan FC last night. He was accompanied by His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik and His Royal Highness Prince Hj Sufri Bolkiah.

One of the best stalemate games I’ve seen from DPMM FC. The 0-0 may have not been a good result but the performances by DPMM FC proved otherwise. The host came off with a clean sheet though they could have scored at least three to four goals if it wasn’t for the heroics of Kelantan FA ’s goal keeper Muhamad Syazwan. This was DPMM FC’s third friendly match and currently DPMM FC has a track record of 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss.

Though DPMM FC lacked in the finishing department, they have showed promise with their constant threat in goals. Steve Kean fielded a different first eleven with regulars Shahrazen Said, Azwan Salleh and Adi Said not being featured as the head coach was focusing more on the imports on trial - Nathan Fontaine, Frederic Nimani and Andrea Augusto Mendoza.

It was interesting to know that Steve Kean has changed the tactical formation of DPMM FC. He has scrapped off the usual 3-5-2 formation and gambled on a 4-4-2 tactic which seemed to work last night as well as the game against Phuket FC after trailing 2-0 in the first half. It was good to see Steve Kean making changes with the experimental squad and see what he can learn from the friendly matches.

DPMM FC had a fruitful first half apart from the forgettable penalty kick effort by trial import Nathan Fontaine whose soft spot kick was easily saved by personal man of the match Muhamd Syazwan in the 5th minute. As for DPMM FC, one player that stole the show was the industrious Azwan Ali who was impressive down the left wing. His work rate was phenomenal and I could see a lot of maturity in his game play. He could have earned himself a hat-trick and he was a constant menace in Kelantan FA’s defense. Let’s hope Steve bring the best out of this young lad.

The only Brunei professional club could have bagged a few more in the first half. Captain Rosmin “Bobby” Kamis just missed his free kick curling effort while DPMM FC import player Rodrigo Tosi wasted multiple chances and he also had his goal effort disallowed for infringement by his team mates. Kelantan FA couldn’t muster a real challenge to the host defence but it was a more balanced performance from either side in the 2nd half.

Steve Kean kept his promise in rotating his three trial strikers in every third of the match. The one that showed promise to me was Andrea Augusto Mendoza who used to under the youth academy of Marseille, France. He quickly made an impact with two stunning shots being saved in a space of two minutes with 20 minutes remaining. It remains to be seen if any of the trial imports will be chosen.

Kelantan FA had a better possession outing than the first half. They beefed up the midfield by introducing Mohamad Shawky and their star player Mohd Badhri. Despite the changes, DPMM FC’s defence pairing of Shahrulrizal Abd Rahman and Boris Raspudic seemed to gel. They had better communication with DPMM FC’s keeper Wardun Yussof and from what I could see, the keeper wasn’t fully tested by the visitors.

I was quite impressed by the turnout last night but the 12th man effort could only muster a draw against the Malaysian cup holders. DPMM FC will be proud of their efforts nonetheless and gave the crowd the run for their time too. According to Steve, they will be training harder and have a few domestic matches with the local clubs before the S•League season kicks off.

The friendly match was entertaining and a lot of positive things can be learnt from the match alone. Give it a few more games and DPMM FC can adapt easily to the formation and the tactics instructed. A good start for Steve Kean indeed.

Follow @officialdpmmfc on instagram for other updates.


The penalty effort that was saved by Muhamad Syazwan of Kelantan FA in goal


Rodrigo Tosi was bemused when his goal was ruled out late in the first half


One of the import players from DPMM FC, being squashed


A very strong crowd despite it being a friendly match


The DPMM FC bench


The aerial challenge between Rodrigo and Mohamed Faiz


Trial player Frederic Nimani being challenged


Referee Hadiman Hj Shahbudin signaling to the medics


Tosi’s goal was ruled late in the first half. Another chance gone begging












The double save from Kelantan FA’s outstanding keeper Muhamad Syazwan late in the first half


The glue effect between Tosi and Tuan Muhamad Faim


Azwan Ali of DPMM FC was a constant threat down the left and he has been praised by many on instagram @officialdpmmfc


Syazwan measuring his defense as DPMM FC was awarded a free kick


Andrea Augusto Mendoza had a reasonable outing as a trial player and he had two good efforts saved


The crowd reaction after the double save from Kelantan FA


DPMM FC’s first time line up


Kelantan FA’s midfielder Wan Zaharulnizam with Sairol Hj Sahari


Kelantan FA’s manager Zahasmi Ismail handing over souvenir to DPMM FC’s team manager Md Ali Hj Momin


DPMM FC at the dressing room prior to the match

 

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31
Jan

Gong Xi Fa Cai

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Royals visit the Tings

 


His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, HRH Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, HRH Prince Abdul Muntaqim and HRH Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah with the host Mr. Jackson Ting and family at his residence today

The Year of the Horse had a royal touch as His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, HRH Pengiran Anak Isteri Pengiran Anak Sarah, HRH Prince Abdul Muntaqim and HRH Pengiran Anak Muneerah Madhul Bolkiah, visited a few residence of the Chinese community.

One of the residences was at the Ting’s family. Jackson Ting, the Managing Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, and Mrs. Ting welcomed the royalties at his residence at Kota Batu.

I shall be posting more pictures tomorrow.















 

 
DPMM FC friendly match

 


Come and support DPMM FC’s first friendly match on home soil against Kelantan FA tonight

 

 
In today’s Borneo Bulletin

 


A lot more awareness and education is needed to understand and learn about the upcoming Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 which will come into effect 1st April 2014

 

Happy New Year

 

Last night I did some coverage at the Chinese temple located at the capital area. People slowly flocked to the Teng Yun Temple, the only temple I believe around the capital, to pray and get blessed in conjunction with the lunar year. As usual, I bumped into many familiar faces at the temple. The temple didn’t get busy until the midnight mark and a friend of mine hinted me that this is normally the case where it can get crowded by midnight or just before midnight.

Today there won’t be any lion dance performance at the Chinese temple or even at any residential houses but the lion dance performance will begin tomorrow and the performers are given a 3-day grace period to perform.

I noticed that the crowd last night was a bit subdued as compared to previous years. One reason being is that it’s a long weekend and mostly like some families travel abroad to take advantage of the long weekend. I also realised the decorations of the Chinese new year celebration are quite limited. The usual NBT decoration of the festive season is missing as the public was looking forward to it. This year marks the Year of the Horse and if you notice at the departmental stores, the decorations are subdued and there are no signs of horse objects being depicted on the decorations.

To all my Chinese friends and family friends, Happy New Year :D I shall be making my round visits starting afternoon.


The Teng Yun Temple was pretty busy last night


Mr. Cheong Huat Joo offering his prayers last night


Metis Wong offering his respect and prayers


The biggest incense available at the temple





















 

 

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Jan

Thunder struck

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An Apology Note

 

I, Rano Iskandar, founder of Ranoadidas.com, would like to take this opportunity to convey my sincere apologies to the Ministry of Development and the stakeholders involved in the current facelift of the Serasa Beach Recreation Park. The apology is with regards to the typo error with no pun intended in my blog entry post entitled “Facelift on Serasa Beach” yesterday.

My error has caused embarrassment to the Ministry and the stakeholders. I take full responsibility for my actions. The error is regretted. Once, again my apologies to the Ministry of Development and the stakeholders of the Serasa Beach Recreation Park project. I wish the best in the progress and the development of the said project for the benefit of the community of Brunei Darussalam.



Yours Sincerely,


Rano Iskandar
Founder of ranoadidas.com

 

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DPMM FC vs Kelantan FA tomorrow

 


Steve Kean giving instructions during training session yesterday

DPMM FC was back to training yesterday after their weekend trip to Phuket, Thailand for the Saksee Phuket Tournament which DPMM FC had one win and one loss. Tomorrow, DPMM FC will have another friendly match and this time it will be against Kelantan FA and that will be another tough opponent but a great build up for the S•League season when it commences in February 2014.

Steve Kean, DPMM FC’s head coach, felt that they learnt some new such as tactical moves but the most he learnt was the competition when DPMM FC had the friendly matches at Phuket, Thailand, recently and the intensity was great and the pace was slightly faster than the S•League. In that respect, the preparation has been very good for DPMM FC. He credited the management as well for putting a great pre-season matches especially with the upcoming one with Kelantan FA tomorrow at the Hassanal National Stadium.

So do tell your friends of tomorrow’s friendly match, Friday 31st January 2014 and the kick-off is 8:15pm and the entrance is FREE. I know it falls on the the first day of Chinese New Year too. You will get a sneak peek of what to expect from the new look of DPMM FC. They have yet to finalise on more import player. However, there are three import players on trial as we speak. Let’s hope DPMM FC can find that final piece to the squad.


DPMM FC players in action during training yesterday




Gamble being interviewed by RTB


Taking a rest after training

 

No room for “gifts”

 


The guest of honour Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohammad Yasmin Hj Umar launching the Business Integrity Campaign. He was accompanied by Ken Marnoch, BSJV Companies and Shell Country Chair and Director of Anti-Corruption Bureau YM Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Juanda Hj A. Rashid

I learnt something new yesterday. Well, I would love to learn something new every now and then. Yesterday Brunei Shell Joint Venture Companies (BSJV) held an event to launch a Business Integrity (BI) campaign at the Empire Hotel and Country Club. The campaign is in collaboration with the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and BSJV. As you know ACB practises “zero tolerance policy” when it comes to corruption.

You may have heard of the major news a few years ago when Musfada Enterprise was charged for corruption which also involved BSP employees. A total of $101,843 in bribes were given to Shell employees in return for them securing over $3.2 million in contracts for his company, Musfada Enterprise, between 2007 and 2009. The manager of Musfada Enterprise, David Chong, a key Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) contractor, was jailed for six years and four months after he pleaded guilty to multiple counts of bribing Shell employees.

It’s a good initiative by Brunei Shell Petroleum in creating the “Business Integrity” campaign and this is a good tool to remind ourselves to be on our toes and be alert of any advances being it big or small, it can be regarded as a form of gift which will be then interpreted as a bribe. For instance, you might accept a small corporate gift as a kind gesture or even a dine-out as a form of hospitality. These actions will be seen as unfavourable in terms of Business Integrity.


The arrival of the guest of honour accompanied by BSJV Companies and Shell Country Chair at The Empire Hotel & Country Club


Pehin Yasmin declared upon entering the event


The Brunei Times reporter Rachel and Debbie pledged theirs too


I did declare too


Pehin Yasmin with his key note address


The invited guests yesterday


Quite a majority of them pledged online. Thumbs up!!

Yesterday the event was launch by the guest of honour Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Singamanteri Colonel (Rtd) Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Hj Mohammad Yasmin Hj Umar, The Minister of Energy at the Prime Minister's Office and he gave an insightful overview of the BSJV companies performance in Brunei Darussalam which I shall post separately from this article.

Prior to the key note by the guest of honour, Ken Marnoch, BSJV Companies and Shell Country Chair, shared his statements and pledged to combat corruption and practise a “No Gifts Policy”, as simple goodwill gestures can often times be overshadowed by perceptions of influence or wrongdoing, dangerously close to corrupt behaviours.

During the event, the invited guests were encouraged to take a few minutes to pledge their commitments to practise Business Integrity. This was done through a Pigeon Hole Live software yesterday and by mid-morning, there are a handful of pledges from BSP and BSJV companies which are great reminders not only to themselves but the public as well. Even upon entering the event, I signed a declaration that I won’t be influenced by the gestures and hospitality given by the organisers. This will be a new practice by BSP whenever they host an event in the near future and it’s a good way to spread awareness on “No Gifts Policy” to the public.

I shall post more on Pehin Yasmin’s key note in my later post as I found the findings quite interesting.


Ken Marnoch highlighting the corruption case that involved one of the contractors


The promotional campaign poster for the event


Interesting video on the insights how BSP become more mindful on advances

 
 
 
The pledges on Pigeon Hole Live

 

 

 











 


Congratulations Minul and Amal

 


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I knew Minul first among all his family after I graduated from Brisbane back in the early 2000s (Now that feels like a long time) and thanks to his cousin Sue for introducing me to him then. I remembered he picked me up in his classic Subaru car and we would go for our meals before playing a few games of snooker at Scout Centre. Oh yea, those were the days and fast forward to the present, things really have changed. I tend to see him less and ironically I bumped into him more on my Singapore trips *lol*

All the best to Minul and Amal and may Allah bless your new journey together. Thank you also to Sheikh Hj Abas bin Sheikh Mohamad and his family for the invitation. Hope you like the pictures.


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The Capoeira Workshop

 


The event that happened last Monday

The workshop took place last Monday at Relentless Studios and it was very well received. The Capoeira workshop was in high energy (or in Capoeira, they call it Axé). There was a short music workshop with Capoeira instruments before ending with a short impromptu roda game with Contramestre Tucum, Baiana and I.

The organiser hopes the participants can gain from these workshops and hopefully to begin introducing the sport to Brunei. It can be practiced by all ages. With Capoeira, you can expect greater control over your body, better flexibility and as we play in pairs, take communication and understanding one other to another level. These skills are useful which many Capoeristas take over into their day to day life.

For your info, Capoeira is a Brazilian martial art which incorporates elements of dance, acrobatics and music. It is identified by graceful and complex movements combined in fluid motion. Speed and incredible body control form the basis for kicks, spins and escapes in the beautiful art of Capoeira.

Contramestre Tucum, a Capoeira instructor, is currently in Brunei to run various workshops. He is currently based in Singapore and he has 15 years of experience, instructing Capoeira classes for all ages. His origin is from Bahia, Brazil.

Images courtesy of Widari.


Contramestre Tucum, a Capoeira instructor, conducting a two-hour workshop at Relentless Studios










Energised faces during the Capoeira Workshop

 

 

 

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Jan

Ready for the Horse?

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Dennis gets certified

 


Dennis Lim, trainer at GetFit CrossFit (centre) with the coaches at Columbus Weightlifting Club in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Image courtesy of GetFit CrossFit

Recently, 22-year old Bruneian, Dennis Lim returned to the Sultanate having just attended an Advanced Weightlifting Technique Certification by Columbus Weightlifting Club, in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

This Certification has been designed by 2012 Head Olympic Coach Mark Cannella, who is often referred to as one of the best technicians when it comes to Olympic Weightlifting. Mark is also the organizer of the Olympic Weightlifting at The Arnold, the largest gathering of athletes outside of the Olympics.

Mark Canella, head coach and president of Columbus Weightlifting Club, CWLC (http://www.columbusweightlifting.org) in Columbus, Ohio, USA and Drew Dillon, currently ranked top ten in the USA 85kg-class, both ran this workshop bringing together a wealth of experience and skills.

This workshop also covered Russian and Chinese methods of lifting, and as the sport of Olympic lifting is an element of CrossFit, coaches will find it useful to develop this skill base.

Dennis, trainer at GetFit CrossFit (GFCF), comes back to Brunei with more experience and skills in lifting and coaching - “I am extremely excited to share what I’ve learnt, with the rest of Brunei. To be honest, the programme and technique we apply at GFCF is very close to what Mark & Drew shared with us. But they work with the best in the world, and have tweaked our methods to make it even better!” Other GFCF coaches trained by CWLC are Ilyas Rory Teo and Gavin Singh Sekhon, who attended their USAW Certification in 2013.

To get started with CrossFit and Olympic lifting in Brunei, look up www.getfitcrossfit.com and www.facebook.com/GETFITCrossFit or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Audi Brunei wishes HCNY

 


CNY greetings from Audi (T.C.Y. Motors Sdn Bhd)


Today is Amy Wong’s final day at T.C.Y. Motors. A message from John Tan and behalf of everyone on 3rd floor office, TCY Kiarong HQ - “Good luck, all the best and don’t forget us”. Image taken during the launch of Audi A7. We'll definitely catch up, yea? :D 

 


Facelift on Serasa Beach

 


Haji Muhd Lutfi bin Haji Abdullah, Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance) at the Ministry of Development, unveiling the new look of Serasa Beach. Image courtesy of Achong Tanjong of Borneo Bulletin.

Serasa Beach Recreation Park is having a major facelift with the implementation of a $3 million project that will see the park temporarily closed to the public from yesterday until the work’s scheduled completion in March this year.

Permanent Secretary (Administration and Finance) at the Ministry of Development Awang Haji Muhd Lutfi bin Haji Abdullah as the personal representative of Minister of Development in an interview yesterday said the project aimed to further enhance the area which is prone to flooding during heavy rains and high tide.

The Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation, Ministry of Development in an effort to provide a more conducive and safe recreational area are is implementing the upgrading work and building the additional facilities in the area.

He said the project was expected to be completed within two months and will be open to the public during first term school holiday in March.

He urged the public not to enter the area during the construction work for safety reasons. No activities are allowed at the beach, including fishing, swimming, loading on boats and retail activities. When the project is completed, it will provide 40 retail stalls.

The project’s scope of work includes building a car park, a cycling track, a playground, gazebos, sports facilities, toilet/shower facilities, surau and landscaping. He said the entrance road will also be upgraded.

Asked if the authorities were planning a similar project at other beaches, he said this is the first project of Department of Environment, Parks and Recreation to upgrade a beach. Other recreational beaches may be considered for upgrade.

The department also reminded the public, especially residents in Mukim Serasa, that the department has provided a new place for the disposal of domestic (private houses) wastes located at the entrance to the beach. The department hopes that the public will use the facility properly and obey the rules set by the authorities when the project is completed. Text courtesy of Achong Tanjong of Borneo Bulletin.

For your info, the Yacht Club won’t be affected during the facelift and business will continue as usual.


How the facelift for the Serasa Beach Recreation Park looks like by March. Click image to enlarge.

 

PMUBD Showcase

 


Group photo with Dean of Students from the Student Affairs Section Ahmad Faisal Hj Zainal, the guest of honour of the PMUBD Showcase @ Campus last Monday

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) launched an exhibition of its student clubs’ activities last Monday. Organised by UBD’s Students’ Association, the exhibition consisted of 40 clubs and student bodies, where booths were set up.

Performances and workshops were also organised by some of the participating clubs during the event.

Chairperson of the event, Ak Muhd Nur Azmi Pg Hj Safri, who is also the head of Media and Public Relations at the Student Representatives Council, said the showcase served as a platform for UBD students to share knowledge with one another.

The exhibition, he said, will showcase arts and culture, leadership, religious and spiritual, social services as well as sports and recreation from UBD students. Present as guest of honour during the launching ceremony was Dean of Students from the Student Affairs Section Ahmad Faisal Hj Zainal.

Held at the Taman Rakis, Central Lecture Theatre (CLT) and CLT Foyer, the exhibition will run for three days starting from 9am to 4pm. The exhibition is held every year to UBD students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Text courtesy of Waqiuddin Rajak of The Brunei Times and images courtesy of UBD’s Students’ Association.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) will be their final day. Do check them out. You can also check out their PMUBD wordpress here.


Ak Muhd Nur Azmi Pg Hj Safri the chairperson of the event saying a few words


Launching the event


Guest of honour touring around the booths















 

KFC Golden Wrap Chicken

 




With a favorable response from last year’s Golden Wrap promotion, KFC is once again bringing the promotion back this Chinese New Year with a new flavor. This time, a featured New Orleans flavor with a blend of South American herbs and spices.

KFC Golden Wrap Chicken consists of New Orleans marinated 2 pieces chicken on a bed of juicy, mouth-watering, sliced button mushrooms wrapped in a special paper, then cooked to perfection. The Golden Wrap chicken goes well with the delicious butterscotch bun and KFC's favourite sides. So if you remember last year, the quarter chicken was served for the Golden Wrap Chicken. The other difference you can tell is that it’s less spicier than last year’s. I had a food review this noon and I do like the taste of it and it goes well with the mushroom.

The KFC Golden Wrap combo includes one Golden Wrap chicken which consists two pieces of chicken and a Revive drink, and it is priced at B$6.90. Customers have the option for an add-on of a butterscotch bun and a regular whipped potato; or a bowl of rice for only B$1.00. For the group dine-in, the feast comes with 3 Golden Wrap chicken, 3 butterscotch buns, a large whipped potato and coleslaw, a large fun fries and a bottle of 1.5L Revive, which only cost B$27.90.

In conjunction with the celebration of the Chinese New Year, KFC is also introducing the celebration bucket for families to share and enjoy the moment. The Combo A includes 2 Golden Wrap chicken, 5 pieces of chicken, a large whipped potato, a fun fries and a bottle of 1.5L Revive, at B$27.90. While Combo B has 3 golden wrap chickens, 9 pieces of chicken, a large whipped potato and coleslaw, a large fun fries and a bottle of 1.5L revive which cost B$44.50.

Additionally, KFC Brunei is also introduced their limited edition Doraemon plush toys in this season. There are another 3 designs, Chinese New Year, Valentines, and Kadazan, followed by the last season which is Christmas, Hari Raya, and Deepavali. For those who like to do collection, don't miss out the opportunity to collect them all!

The KFC Golden Wrap chicken is now available at all KFC outlets in Brunei.


Double promotion at KFC - Golden Wrap Chicken and Doraemon plush toys


The KFC Golden Wrap Chicken


2 pieces marinated (with New Orleans flavour) chicken on a bed of juicy, mouth-watering, sliced button mushrooms


Coey Loh, Marketing Executive of KFC, assisting the media today


Aziz Idris holding a Doraemon plush toy


Ak Fairol holding a Doraemon plush toy


Muiz holding a Doraemon plush toy


Doraemon plush toys now available at KFC

 

Yee Sang is back!!

 


You can have a takeaway Yee Sang from Dynasty Restaurant or Emperor’s Court

It’s almost Chinese New Year and you will see many cafes and restaurants running food promotion. This year Royal Brunei Catering (RBC) Sdn Bhd are having their own special promotion. This year, Emperor’s Court and Dynasty Restaurant, are having special dishes and ala carte for their patrons. Chinese New Year is the most important traditional Chinese holiday celebrated in the Chinese calendar. Though celebrations are slightly muted in Brunei, it’s a good thing that food promotion are not affected.

Of course, the highlight of the dishes will be the Prosperity Yee Sang with your choice of Abalone, Pacific Clam, Shredded Roast Duck and Jelly Fish, Salmon or Vegetarian. One complimentary glass plate will be presented in a gift box for those taking away orders on the Prosperity Yee Sang promotion.

The prices starts from BND 28 for medium and BND 48 for large and it goes up to $98 for medium and $148 for large. Do check out the poster below on the prices and menu for the Yee Sang. If you are dining in, the prices for the set dinner starts at $398, $498 and $598. This promotion will be available until the 14th February 2014.


Presentation of the Prosperity Yee Sang at RBC


I had my first taste of the year last week :D


Now you can takeaway the Yee Sang and it comes in different sizes and you will also get a complimentary glass plate. Check poster for the prices.


Connie demoing how it will looked like once it’s packed in a box. Easy to carry and ideal for gifts for friends or families.


Our advanced Yee Sang lunch



Emperor and Dynasty will also be offering Chinese New Year ‘Set Menus’. There will also be New Year A La Carte and Dim Sum menu during the promotion, on January 25 to February 14 this year. The New Year A La Carte will be available from 9am to 2pm and 6pm to 10pm. The Dim Sum Special will be from 9am to 2pm. One dish that I am super craving for is Golden Fried Salted Egg Yolk Bun *yum, yum* This dish is from the dim sum menu and there’s also the bamboo charcoal Har Kau (interesting colour and taste).



Promotional ala carte dishes at Dynasty Restaurant and Emperor’s Court


All eyes on the food :D


Golden Fried Salted Egg Yolk Bun - my favourite dish, period!!


Bamboo charcoal Har Kau

 

RBC also welcomes patrons to enjoy their CNY at The Airport Restaurant and Coffee Shop where they will be offering the public ‘Prosperity’ buffet dinner which takes place on January 30 to February 1 from 7pm to 10pm. The carvery station will host the Roast Lamb with choices of three sauces.

For seafood cravers, Seasons Restaurant is bringing you ‘Seafood Nite’ buffet dinner on January 30 to February 1 from 7pm to 10pm. A selection of food and colourful desserts are on display ready to be indulged on.

For Baiduri Bank, HSBC and Standard Chartered credit card holders, special discounts are applicable to these promotions with terms and conditions. RBC Dining Privilege Card members will get a 10 per cent discount upon presenting the card.

Lunar Year or CNY is the main traditional Chinese holiday in the Chinese calendar celebrated from the first day of the New Year until the day of the Lantern Festival the 15th day of the month. CNY is popularly known as ‘Spring Festival’ in China and it is the longest festival in the Chinese calendar.

You can call Emperor's Court 233 2880 or Dynasty Restaurant 243 0185 or you can reach Connie 867 9350.

For the Prosperity buffet dinner, you can call 233 9207 The Airport Restaurant and Coffee Shop and for Seafood Nite, you can call 242 2291 at Seasons Restaurant.

  

 

 

 

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Get lucky

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Congratulations Leonard and Jackie

 

I had the privilege to be invited for Leonard and Jackie’s wedding two weeks ago. Well, I missed the first reception since I was outstation and attended their second reception. I’m quite impressed with the reception as well as the entertainment value they had that night. Kudos to the wedding planner and you guys look stunning too. Great job by the performers from SMSS and SMSIS. I love the performances especially the black theatre one. Super touching :D I wish the newly weds the best in your new journey and thanks for hosting me lunch the other. I deeply appreciate your kind gesture.


How the journey began


Welcoming the wedding couple


The dancers are pretty energetic


The traditional chinese “Yam Seng” but not to worry, the drinks here are non-alcoholic


Toast to a prosperous marriage


As you know Leonard is into sports while Jackie is into fashion


Hi Jackie, sorry, I forgot to reply your text about CB last night :p


Their nephews were pretty sporting


One of the highlights of the night


Leonard and Jackie thanking those involved in the preparation


They hired great videographers and they deliver pretty efficiently


Photo session with Jackie

 

PMUBD Showcase

 


PMUBD Showcase @ Campus at the CLT Foyer & Taman Rakis. Tomorrow’s the final day at UBD

 

Daft Punk bagged Grammy

 


Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories won Best Album of the Year

I’m pretty happy that Daft Punk won the Grammy last night. I’m a big fan of their music ever since the 90s and still amazes me that they are still around and more successful than before. Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo consisting of musicians Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. You will normally see them dressed as robots in events and gigs. It was no surprised that both of them appeared in their robot helmet attire, living up to their reputation.

Daft Punk won 5 Grammy Awards including Album of the Year for Random Access Memories and Record of the Year - Get Lucky. I enjoyed the other performances too during the Grammy. You can check out Daft Punk’s performance here at the Grammy Awards featuring Pharrell and the legendary Stevie Wonder. Perhaps this was the best performance of the night followed by Imaging Dragons & Kendrick Lamar’s performance.

So if you haven’t downloaded Get Lucky, please do. It’s pretty catchy and it’s also featured in this year’s Just Dance 2014 game on the PS3/4. Awesome!!





 

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The worst booking in a long time when WWE allowed Batista to win the Royal Rumble and he looked our of sorts even entering at No.27. Appalling indeed by WWE.

I was simply appalled by the product delivered by WWE for yesterday’s Royal Rumble. Yea, you guys can laugh at me for actually talking about the sports entertainment (in other words, wrestling is fake) but I feel in love with the sports ever since Hulk Hogan was in his prime in the late 80s. Royal Rumble has always been an above average Pay-Per-View and I’m thankful that Kristal Astro have this PPV in their box office. However, the overall experience wasn’t that great because of a number of things. One is the missing link in the actual 30-man Royal Rumble which was Daniel Bryan who can draw huge attention from the crowd. However, he was snubbed and booked in singles match instead.

Secondly, I was pretty tired of the John Cena vs Randy Orton feud. The match was not bad actually but I was kinda tired watching them. And guess what? The crowd showed their dissatisfaction by booing during the match and I could hear loud chants “boring” to “this is awful” and even “end this match”. Wow, this was very interesting coming from the crowd of Pittsburgh and this looked very bad for WWE when you see the fans of wrestling booing their own favourite show.

I guess the one that had the icing on the cake (being sarcastic here) was the actual Royal Rumble match. How in the world Batista won the Royal Rumble? Why did WWE risk in giving him that spot? He returned to wrestling after many years of absence and my oh my, he looked pretty rusty indeed. The saddest part of Daniel Bryan missing from this event and the crowd chants just went negative and booing on Rey Mysterio who was the 30th entrant with no sign of Daniel Bryan. This was definitely an embarrassing moment for WWE and I do hope WWE can rectify this problem before the fans take actions with their own hands.


Roman Reigns deserved this for his new record setting of eliminating 13 wrestlers but he got dumped by Batista

 

 

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