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Heart over mind

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Curtin University Sarawak

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Coming soon this weekend

More updates on this soon

DPMM FC without ABDB players

Despite the official letter from DPMM FC, ABDB responded by declining the request of their players notably Rosmin Hj Kamis which could be a huge blow to DPMM FC squad. According to source, DPMM FC have eyed on several players (around 6-7) in rebuilding their team for the S-League tournament next year should their application in the S-League gets the green light.

If you have been reading the local papers, DPMM FC is back in training once more after FIFA has lifted the suspension on Brunei and under the new body National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam, DPMM FC are able to register as an official club in Brunei and hence they are once again eligible to play locally and internationally. However, DPMM FC are now playing the waiting game as their proposal to the S-League is still pending, awaiting approval.

I finally met the coach Suminic who is now back coaching for DPMM FC. He was previously coaching a Vietnamese club before terminating his contract and he’s definitely happy to be back. Now he’s focusing on getting the match fitness of the players where some had not been training for a few months and also lacking the fitness level.

They were some inclusion of veteran players such as “Tunga” who has been training with DPMM FC lately. Pg Salleh is perhaps the oldest player in the team. As for the import players, George O’Gallaghan (Ireland) and Tales Ricate Dos Santos (Brazil) have been signed by DPMM FC. As of now, there are other import players fighting for the last two spots. It was also rumoured that one of the previous import players might be given a consideration but it’s still early days to say. However, the signing of Tales Ricate Dos Santos meant that DPMM FC won’t be requiring the services of Rene Komar who plays the same role back in 2009.

Today DPMM FC will have a friendly match against U-23 SEA Games team for match practice at the 4:45pm at the Jerudong Mini-Stadium. One potential player to look out for Adi Hj Mohd Said, the younger brother of DPMM FC striker Shahrazen Hj Md Said. He will be playing for the U-23 team and he’s also a squad of DPMM FC.

It’s good to see Suminic coaching DPMM FC once more. He’s still very much passionate about the club. His best achievement is DPMM FC’s Singapore League Cup back in 2009

George O’Gallagan, the Irish attacking midfielder, is one of the import players for DPMM FC. He has a deadly free-kick and moves very fluidly on the pitch. Will he be an influential player maker for DPMM FC?

Perhaps the most experienced player in the club. Pg Salleh, in his late 30s, still shows what he has got under his belt. His experience will bring some steel in the squad.

Nicknamed Inzaghi (left) showed a lot of commitment during training while Tunga (right) has been included in the squad and training too. It still early days to see their roles for DPMM FC.

DPMM FC have been searching for younger blood and he is one of them. In fact, Suminic is eyeing for hungry and committed players.

One from Australia, the other from Liberia. They are trial players and they will be featured later in the friendly match. They will be competing against three to four more import players who will be arriving this week. Pressure will be on them to perform in that one or two practice match

Fun Bee Park officially open

This is a very interesting place for children of all age. Sometimes I wish I’m still a kid because the things available at Fun Bee Park are awesome!!!! This is what is lacking in Brunei – a place for children to have fun while parents do their shopping somewhere else.

At Fun Bee Park, they promote “Learning through Playing”. Their intention is to stimulate your child’s imagination with state-of-the-art creative learning programs. From shapes to numbers, theatre to music, design to medic, precious values to logics, this is education filled with play and laughter.

You will be surprised that your kid may be gifted with creativity. So this is very ideal as they will not play but also learn and unveil their talents. This will also create a lot of curiousity among the children which they will benefit through learning new things from Fun Bee Park.

Cecilia spoke to the media while giving us the educational tour of Fun Bee Park. This is a highly recommended place for children.

Lego City and this is more like a play room for children. Oh yea, the slide won’t accommodate those weighing more than 30 kg – Note to Fairol *lol*

They have two section areas for art and craft. This side focuses more of painting. Who knows your artwork can be sold too.

The sliding door unveiled the painting materials behind so all the materials are already provided for the children. Awesome!!!

This is another area for creating clay work and also batik painting, stone painting and other designing jobs.

Cecilia demonstrated a mixture of clay and painting technique where children can learn and be more creative

Michelle was guiding me how to do “batik painting”. Children will love this kind of painting

The result of my painting. Not that great, huh? Children will love to experiment with batik painting. Thanks Michelle for your help

Some of the activities at Fun Bee Park

1. Art and craft – batik, paper, stone, clay, soap, wax and design.
2. Daily life skills – cooking, housekeeping, sewing, beading, business and fund management.
3. Performances – little chef show, talent time, fashion show, drama, music, daily play, poet and song.
4. Monthly event – Birthday party, theme gathering, and costume design.
5. Special activities – holiday camp (December) and parent’s day
6. Future plan – kids TV programs to air on RTB


The center is equipped with
1. 4 Art and craft studios – library, reading corner, shopping counter, art making / molding section
2. Kitchen studio – proper kitchen for cook, bake and sculpt with big tv screen
3. Lego City – all kinds of lego

Fun Bee Park business Hours

Monday to Sunday 8am to 8pm

Call 717-8232 or 245-7729

Where? Batu Bersurat (new wing opposite Happy Star)

Follow Twitter @FunBeePark

All of these are created from clay. Interesting indeed.

Cecilia blowing up a balloon. Kids can make balloons too as part of their activities

Cecilia with the management and staff of Fun Bee Park

We did some cooking during the sneak preview. Perhaps we are eligible for the “senior master chef”?? The dish we had to cook was fries with eggs

Notice anything odd? It has been a while since I cooked. I’m still pretty rusty.

This is the kitchen studio and I’m impressed that the management invested this facilities for the children. This gets my two thumbs up and I’m pretty sure this is the best selling factor for parents to send their kids here.

Clay painting could be your new hobby

Brunei Used Car

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Netcom Computer House

Hari Raya Open Houses

At AnakBrunei’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At Radisson’s Open House

At b.mobile’s Open House

At b.mobile’s Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House

At Malaysia Airlines’ Open House. I met a chef from Tarindak D’ Seni and his name is also Rano

Chef Rano is under Hyatt Group and he take cares of the Tarindak D’ Seni Restaurant

Red Bull Tri-Nations Cup 2011

Representative from Red Bull and NFABD at the press conference yesterday

National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) and Red Bull, in the press conference jointly announced that first ever Red Bull Tri-Nations Cup 2011 will be held in Brunei Darussalam. Following the success of the Red Bull-NFABD Futsal Championship concluded recently, with confidence NFABD took the initiative to grant consent to co-organise the inaugural Red Bull Tri-Nations Cup. The one-day tournament featuring the champions from the tournaments in Malaysia and Singapore respectively will be held on 9th October 2011 at the Indoor Stadium, Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex. QAF FC “B” earned the right to compete in this club championship as the Champion of the Red Bull-NFABD Futsal Championship. Representing Singapore will be Team B.A., is made up of mostly youngsters. Though lacked in experience however they make up with speed and energy. It might be a mistake to rule them out of the title.

LTS FC came on top of the Futsal 5 Grand Final that was held in Kuala Lumpur recently. LTS FC stayed unbeaten in the closely contested Grand Final with 23 other finalists. There were 320 teams took part in the seven qualifying legs around Malaysia. LTS FC will be the team to watch as the players possess skill and speed. QAF FC “B” is expected to give them a good fight and with home crowds support, it will spring some surprises. The teams are expected to arrive on the 8th October. It is expected to a closely fought tournament to grab the elegant Challenge Trophy and the total prize money of B$8,000. (Champion – Cash Prize B$ 4,500, 1st Runner-Up – Cash Prize B$ 2,250 & 2nd Runner-Up B$1,250)

The tournament will kick off with the match between QAF FC and Team B.A. from Singapore. This tournament will be the first ever international tournament to be organized by NFABD. It is sanctioned by Asian Football Federation (AFC) and supported by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) and Football Association of the Republic of Singapore (FAS). Locally, this prestigious tournament is also supported by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Radio Televisyen Brunei, Brunei Press Sdn Bhd and other related government agencies.

“This tournament aims to promote closer ties amongst three nations and ultimately we hope this help raise the standard of futsal in this region” said the organiser. Later he also added that the tournament will be organized on a rotational basis amongst the nations. Next year it will Malaysia’s turn to host the teams. Freebies will be given to audience on first come first serve basis while stock lasts. A lucky draw with lucrative prizes including Samsung Galaxy-S2, return air tickets to Kuala Lumpur and Singapore will be given away. Image and press release courtesy of GreenCity Concept.


Moves like Jagger

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

10 walked away with BND 500

Kempen Barakah BIBD was launched in conjunction with the three religious months of Ramadhan, followed by Syawal and then finally Zulkaedah. This is another way of BIBD’s showing their appreciation to their valued customers. It was launched last August and last weekend, they announced 10 lucky winners who walked away with BND 500 credited into their BIBD account. Awesome, aye??

Hj Minorhadi bin Hj Mirhassan, Head of Institutional Banking BIBD, presented the prizes to the winners. For your info, more than 7,600 entry forms were filled in since the launch of the campaign and majority of the forms came from the newly launched Debit Card. So this card must be pretty awesome for usage and accessibility.

The promotion will run for three months until November 15, 2011 and will give one lucky BIBD customer an opportunity to drive away in a brand new luxury Lexus CT200h car.

The winners of the 1st month

Hajah Dayang Siti binti Hj Lakim
Nurfitrisha Aliesha binti Abdullah Chua
Hj Ismail bin Ahmad
Muizzuddin bin Muhammad
Nor Syamsina binti Hj Bujang
Hjh Zahrah binti hj Yaakob
Dayang Aji binti Hj Damit
Mohammad Bahrin bin Mohammad Yusof
Asidah binti Abd Wahid
Ronny Loh Seng Fong

Happening this Thursday till Sunday

Make your dreams come true with the HSBC Fair at Times Square. I shall be dropping to see the activities in store for the public.

The Business Icons of Brunei

Khairi and Firdaus have worked really hard on the book. It will be launched some time in October 2011. You can make your pre-orders.

The ‘Business Icons’ team has set the price at an affordable $19.90 per book. Pre-order for limited copies will be at discounted price of $15.90. Pre-Order will be closed on 1st October 2011 so hurry up guys, don’t miss out this great opportunity to invest on this stimulating book.

Make your reservation TODAY by emailing your details to admin@phmdgroup.org. For more info, you can click here.

The 10 business icons that will be featured in the first book

Don’t forget to pre-order your books now!!!



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