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5D Mark III is in town

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Total Rejuvenation

This is my 2nd month and counting on my consumption of Zell-V and so far I’ve been feeling good about myself lately. I’m still not used to the huge ass pills and I’ve been stocking up bananas every 3-4 days to help my ZELL-V intake *lol* Trust me it works for those who have trouble swallowing huge capsules.

So why ZELL-V? Firstly, the biggest reason is that the soft gels rejuvenate cells in your body that acts as an anti-ageing stimulant. You probably noticed a few ambassadors who are top celebrities in Asia who have benefited a lot from ZELL-V. I’m on my 2nd month and according to representatives of ZELL-V, it will take at least 3 months or best at 6 months to see the actual result.

Just a quick run down on the remarkable benefits of ZELL-V

1) Smoothes away wrinkles, ligthens facial pigmentation and improves complexion
2) Improves skin elasticity and thickness and enhances skin texture
3) Improves vigour and energy
4) Improves quality of sleep
5) Stabilises weight to a normal level
6) Improves alertness and mental awareness
7) Improves sexual well-being
8) Increases flexibility in joints and discs
9) Improves immunity
10) Decreases risk of heart disease

For your info, ZELL-V has opened their office here in Brunei located on the 1st floor, Rizqun International Hotel (next to Hush Puppies and Tourism Malaysia office). You can call 245 7668 for more details.

You can get them boxes that will last your for a month

Look at the size of the ZELL-V capsule. I ever ate it with an egg tart and it works *lol*

Launch of the 5D mark III and 1D x

Yesterday marked a great day for camera enthusiasts especially Canon lovers. Interhouse Company launched the new models Canon EOS 5D Mark III and Canon EOS 1D x at the Camera & Travel “Photography” Fair 2012 at The Mall, Gadong yesterday. The Guest of Honour was Acting Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, Hjh Hasnah binti Ibrahim.

I’m still drooling over the EOS 1Dx which is one awesome machine though it is out of my budget for sure. My target will be the Canon EOS 5D Mark III which is definitely a great buy. Hence I’m looking for a buyer for my 5D Mark II 😀 According to Vincent, the Canon E0S1DX provides up to 14 Frame Per Second (fps) and ISO reading of 204,800 and it is powered by two of Canon’s new DIGIT 5+ processor while the EOAS5D mark III has a 22.4 Megapixel CMOS sensor, six frames per second and an ISO of 102,400, to name a few improved features. “One thing both cameras launched today have in common is that both are fully made in Japan, which assures excellent quality, workmanship and superior product sign,” said Vincent.

Anyway back to the fair, there will be a few presentations on photography and one of them will be Lawrence Alex Wu, one of the world’s leading and internationally acclaimed underwater photographer. He will be having presentations today and tomorrow and you can find him at the Poni Divers Brunei booth.

Visitors to the fair can also participate in an exclusive lucky draw whereby the grand prize includes a unit of Canon E0S6OD with an EF-S 18-55mm kit, Lomo cameras, Fujifilm Instax cameras, Zkin camera bags and stripes, The Face Shop hampers, Epson all-in-one printers and many more.

For more information, visit the Camera and Travel “Photography” Fair 2012 today until April 8, 2012, at The Mall, Gadong from 10am tom 10pm.

The Guest of Honour Hjh Hasnah with the organisers and partners of Camera and Travel “Photography” Fair 2012

Ambassador of Japan to Brunei, Mr. Hirose, unveiled the Canon EOS 1Dx

Hjh Hasnah trying out the Canon 5D Mark III

Now you can purchase the Canon 5D Mark III at Hua Ho Department Store, Yappe Enterprise and Rose Photo

Apparently the Canon 1Dx is one awesome machine.. I had a one day trial and I’m so in love with it.. This model has no stock yet in Brunei but it should be making its way to Brunei this month

This is one awesome printer from Canon

Guest of honour checking out the latest printer from Canon

Guest of honour talking to the boss of Ageless Beauty

Check out Ageless Beauty booth at the fair

The special promotion at Ageless Beauty only during the fair

Zul and Vincent Pao of Concepts Computer also having their booth at the fair

Check out Concepts Computer promotion

The underwater photographer Lawrence Alex Wu, Hjh Hasnah and Thye Sing of Poni Divers Brunei holding an underwater casing for a compact camera

Want to learn more about underwater photography? Check out Poni Divers booth at the fair

BIBD is the official bank and you can find out more on their Home Plus deals which has generated a lot of interest

Another opportunity to view Nissan’s latest model – Juke

Brunei Press is also making their presence at the fair

This is something new to Brunei and Jason Ong is promoting Digital Synergy for those interested to learn more on photography professionally

Icklebooks will be selling their lomography cameras so check them out

There are some photos being exhibited as well for those interested in photography

Kulimpapat will be conducting workshops on photography

Cool camera bags from Zkin

The Face Shop Summer Festival

Catch their booth at The Mall until Sunday 8th April

Apply for TOTAL scholarship

Visit the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Times Square for TOTAL Scholarship Open Day – Friday 6th April from 3pm to 8pm

This is the first time that Total introduced its scholarship for Bruneians and they can pursue their future studies in France. This was announced by Harina Ramlee, Head of Human Resource and Corporate Communications and Zulhilmi Rambli, Corporate Communications Officer of Total last Wednesday.

For your info, Total will award four Total Education Scholarship Scheme. You will need at least three A levels (Grade A) and citizen of Brunei Darussalam and you need credit in Malay and English too. The preferred courses are petroleum courses and related fields.

If you are awarded, the scholarship programme could last up to 7 years and you will be taught some French language as well. Then you will be given the opportunity to work in Total’s global office. They are a few Brunei Total staff who have worked in Angola and the U.S.

Interested parties must submit their applications before 3pm 14th April to this address – “Organization and Human Capability Unit, Energy Unit, Energy Department, Prime Minister’s Office, 5th floor Bahirah Building, Jln Menteri Besar.”

You might be wondering why the application is sent to that particular address. This is because the short listing will involved the Energy Department. Potential students can actually drop by The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Times Square today (Friday 6th April) from 3pm to 8pm for a mini Open Day for Total where students can enquire more of the scholarship.

As for allowance, Total representatives said that the allowance provided are quite competitive and shortlisted students will be given other form of allowances such as computer allowance.

So do drop by Total today 6th April from 3pm to 6pm at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Times Square.

Harina Ramlee and Zulhilmi Rambli at the press conference yesterday

Get your Race Entry Pack

ALL participants of the upcoming Standard Chartered Brunei Half Marathon are reminded to collect their running packs during the Race Entry Pack Collection (REPC) that will be held on April 6 and 7 at the National Indoor Stadium.

The REPC will be open from 8.30am to 7pm (breaking for prayers between 11am to 2pm) on Friday, April 6; and 8.30am to 4.30pm on Saturday, April 7.

All runners collecting their Race Entry Pack (REP) are required to produce a printout of their confirmation slip, identity card or passport (for participants of adult race categories), a photocopy of their birth certificate (for child participants only), personalised donation card (or a police report slip, in the event the donation card is lost) and the donations collected.

The Race Entry Pack (REP) will consist of a running bib number, an exclusive event running t-shirt, a timing chip (for half-marathon and 10km categories only) and a lucky draw ticket.

T iming devices will not be issued to 5km and 2.5km Fun Run participants. T-shirt sizes will be given on a first come first serve basis, depending on stock availability. As there will be no collection of race packs on the race day, all participants and appointed representatives are to collect the race packs during the REPC period only.

Over 4000 participants have signed up for Run for a Reason across the four categories 2.5km, 5km, 10km and 21km, exceeding the number of runners in the Standard Chartered Charity Run last year by over 83 percent. This number has way exceeded the number of runners in the Standard Chartered Charity Run 2011 last year by over 83%.

This is where you collect your Racing Pack. Image courtesy of Irene Yu.

There was quite a crowd yesterday morning. Image courtesy of Pabs

Our buddy will be running the half marathon.. Good luck, bro 😀

Camera and Travel Fair 2012

It’s happening later until weekend. Click image to enlarge.

Ageless Beauty great promotion. Click image to enlarge.

The Most Photogenic Face Contest for the Top Ten finalists


3 more days :D

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Get the Note since there’s instagram

Awesome deals at b.mobile for the Samsung Galaxy Note

Chevrolet Sparks Sneak Preview

It’s coming soon to Brunei and it will be available in 1.0 Manual and 1.0 Auto. This was rated the Best Value Care of the Year by BS Motoring-Chevrolet Sparks. The Chevrolet Spark was also named “Best Supermini 2011” by Wheels magazine, one of the leading auto publications distributed in the UAE. Cool, aye? It was also the top performing passenger vehicle in the 2011 Synovate Product Quality Awards.

Don’t be fooled by its small size. It’s big on fuel economy and superb on refinement and value. Its design breaks the mould for mini-cars and takes Chevrolet’s signature styling elements to this vehicle segment in a youthful, fun and fashion-conscious way.

The Chevrolet Spark is powered by a 1.0L dual-overhead cam four-cylinder engine with variable valve timing that delivers an estimated 68 horsepower (50 kW). It is mated to a standard five-speed manual and 4-speed automatic transmission for competitive fuel economy. It has an estimated combined city and highway 4.8Litre/100 km or approximately 21Litre per kilometer, superb fuel economy.

GHK Motors Sdn Bhd
Lot 77-B, Kompleks Perindustrian Beribi II
Jalan Gadong, B. S. Begawan
Tel: 673-2426205, 2426206 and 2426207

WRC 2012 will be at night

Click image to see more details

The HSBC Walk Run Cycle is back and there’s a new twist to it. The charity event will take place at night and it will be the first of its kind. The HSBC WRC 2012 was launched last Sunday at the Airport Mall.

This year’s theme will be “Unleash Their Abilities: Helping Brunei’s special needs children to achieve their full potential”. During the launch, two employees of HSBC who were former students of Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, shared their experiences.

According to Lim Boon Teck, Manager of Corporate Sustainability, HSBC, 100 percent of the collection will be channelled to charities such as Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam, Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA) and Society for the Management of Autism Related Issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) and Learning Ladders.

For your info, the event will take place at Taman SOAS on 19th May and it will kick off at 8:30pm.

Those 16 years and above can register for the 40km Cycling Open, whereas those who are six years and above can sign up for either the WRC 11.5km Open, the WRC 6km or the WRC 2km.

The entry fee is $10 per participant, and registration forms can be obtained at all HSBC branches as well as Triple Star, Kiulap and Fitness Zone branches.

Participants must confirm their participation by returning the donation card and any funds collected to any HSBC Branch from May 7 to 12.

What can you expect from the goody bag? A reflector, HSBC WRC 2012 t-shirt, a meal voucher courtesy of Pastamania, a Laneige gift pack and one week Fitness Zone membership.

For more info or if you want download application, you can click here.

Boon Teck and Livie during the launch of the event

Let the show begin

HSBC and Relentless Entertainment dancers entertaining the crowd

Former students of Pusat Ehsan now working at HSBC sharing their experiences

Are you guys ready for WRC 2012?

AITI hosts appreciation dinner

Did you know that the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam which is famously known as AITI consists of Members of Authority (Board of Directors) where their roles are to contribute to the vision and objectives of AITI. One of the objectives is the construction of the infrastructure of the Fiber to the Home )FTTH) in Brunei Darussalam.

Few nights ago, AITI had a appreciation dinner at Li Gong Restaurant for the former Members of Authority (Board of Directors) and also welcoming new elected Members. The former Members were 1) Dato Paduka Awang Buntar bin Osman 2)Hj Suhaila bin Hj Abdul Karim, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education 3) Hj Zainal Abidin bin Hj Md Ali Deputy Managing Director, Brunei Shell Petroleum Co. 4) Rosdi Amin Bin Dato Paduka Haji Yaakub Deputy CEO and Head of Global Banking HSBC Limited, HSBC 5) Pengiran Haji Mohamad bin Pengiran Haji Kamaluddin Chairman of Alif Technologies Sdn Bhd 6) Jefri Bin Abd Rahman Senior Councel, Attorney Generals Chambers, Prime Minister’s Office

The new Members that have been elected for the period of 2012-2014 are :-

1) Dato Paduka Hj Alaihuddin bin POKDG Haji Mohd Taha, Chairman of AITI and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Communication
2) Abdul Mutalib Bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Haji Mohd Yusof Deputy Permanent Secretary,Ministry of Communication
3) Pengiran Abdul Razak bin Pengiran Abdul Wahab, Accountant General
4) Adi Shamsul bin Haji Sabli, Director, E-Government National Centre
5) Hj Yahkup bin Hj Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI
6) Hajah Ruhayu binti Dato Paduka Haji Abdul Razak, Principal counsel and Head of Civil Division for Attorney General Chambers.

The appreciation dinner was graced by the Guest of Honour Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdullah bin Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Haji Bakar, Minister of Communications.

He highlighted the accomplishments of AITI during 2010-2012 period such as the ICT Grand Scheme, the Accreditation of ICT Businesses (AAB and ICTAB), the participation in the CommunicAsia and of course let’s not forget AITI’s role in organising BICTA and APICTA.

Congratulations to the new elected Member of Authority (Board of Directors) of AITI. Images courtesy of AITI.

Minister of Communications delivering his speech

Rosdi Amin receiving a souvenir from the Minister of Communications

Group photo after appreciation dinner

Audition closes 12th April

The scouting has begun and the search begins for the casting of Brunei’s first feature film. They have been heavily promoting for the casting on local radio stations and websites as they are searching for casts for Yasmine the movie.

They are looking for male and female roles age 18-25 years old and also male age 36-45 years old.

Bruneian director Siti Kamaluddin teamed up with Hong Kong’s renowned action director Stephen Tung Wei and Chan Man Ching, and Indonesia’s no.1 screenwriter Salman Aristo brings you the very first Bruneian feature film, bringing you an action drama about a young girl’s dream of becoming a martial arts champion.

I can’t wait to see the result and the progress as well. You can follow their FanPage or follow them on Twitter @YasmineTheMovie

Click image to enter their Fanpage to find out more details



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