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Still 50/50

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

JM orders exclusive for today only

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Here’s the good news to all “Jovian Mandagie” Brunei Supporters. For those who are keen to have pieces from the last batch collection of Jovianrtw, please come to BAJOO boutique – oppposite Mamih Cafe at Mata-Mata Complex, next to Goldymine and Sweet and Savoury. Contact number : 2 455 189. Orders can be made starting from 12noon – 11pm today ONLY. THIS IS THE ONLY DAY/PERIOD FOR ALL BRUNEIANS TO MAKE THEIR ORDERS. Catalogues and price list can be found there! *prices are not the same as RM . Happy shopping ladies!

You can visit the FB page of Javion Mandagie but I highly recommend you to drop by Bajoo Boutique today and they will be opened until 11pm tonight for orders. Expected delivery date for items will be on 18th August 2012.

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The sizes and measurements available

By the way, a big shoutout to Leonard who’s celebrating his birthday today 😀 This picture was taken during the launch of Bajoo Boutique

Jacqueline of Bajoo Boutique

Bajoo Boutique at Mata2 Complex

Missing body found

I recently read in The Brunei Times that Lance-Corporal (LCpl) Muhammad Fahrurrazi Salim went missing last Sunda from the boat, convoying few other boats to support for soldiers during a river-crossing exercise. He was last seen wearing a life jacket and he was last seen at 7:55am and he was found missing from the boat five minutes later.

After a 42 hour intensive search, his body was found in Batu Apoi river, Temburong. 20 year old LCpl Fahrurrazi had been posted to Brunei in November 2011 and he was due to complete his national service at the end of the year. For more of the write-up, you can click here. Source: The Brunei Times.

TBT Sports Editor passes away

Sports Editor of The Brunei Times Juli Suharni Jaafar (picture) has passed away. Her body was sent to RIPAS Hospital for a post-mortem.

The late Juli, 39, joined The Brunei Times in December 2006. She was an editor par excellence whose services will be missed. Prior to taking up her latest appointment, Juli worked on the Sports Desk of The New Straits Times in Kuala Lumpur.

She was a genial and gracious person who made friends easily and was a mentor to her junior staff at the workplace. She will be missed by her friends and colleagues.

A recital of Surah Yaasin and tahlil ceremony was held on The Brunei Times’ premises last night, led by officials from the Information Dept of the Prime Minister’s Office. The Brunei Times Group Editor-in-Chief Haji Bujang Masu’ut acknowledged the late Juli’s valuable contributions to the newspaper and expressed his condolences to her family. – Al-Fatihah. Source: The Brunei Times.

In need of creativity

Group photo wih the guest of honour, the organisers, judges and winners of of ANIMASI – iMMerse Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Challenge

A prize presentation ceremony for the ANIMASI- iMMerse Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Challenge was held at the Seri Kerna Hall, AITI building in Kg Anggerek Desa yesterday afternoon.

This challenge is a joint effort by AITI and iCentre to encourage and develop the convergence of creativity and technology in the digital media industry.

Present as guest of honour to witness the event was Awang Abd Mutalib bin Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Setia Dato Paduka Hj Mohd Yusof, Deputy Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Communications. Other invitees included officials from the Ministry of Communications, Brunei Economic Development Board, and other representatives from the government and private sectors.

The objective of this Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Challenge is to discover and support emerging talents to create a script and storyboard based on the adaptation of ‘Bruneian Folklore’ which includes legends, myths and Bruneian elements such as places of interest, cultural values and history.

This Challenge is a part of iCentre’s iMMerse Challenge as well as AITI’s AITI Next Innovation and Multimedia Award for Sustainable ICT Industry (ANIMASI) Challenge. In his opening remarks, the Chief Executive of AITI, Haji Yahkup Bin Haji Menudin, stated that this Challenge is a part of AITI’s ANIMASI Challenge to encourage the production of “Brunei-Made” digital media in the country. He further added that this competition is a continuation effort from the ANIMASI Pro-Digital Animation Challenge, where in July 2012, the Pro-Digital Animation Challenge awarded various winners from the local ICT and digital media industries to produce 3-5 minutes 3D animation clips. AITI is hoping to tap the talent to see local potentials for merging the winners of both Challenges for a co-production project in the near future.

This joint collaboration underlined the strong focus by various government agencies in developing and nurturing the creative industry in Brunei by paving more channels for local talents to develop and showcase their skills in the recent embark of engaging Brunei’s creative industry particularly in the field of digital media.

Haji Yahkup Bin Haji Menudin, Chief Executive of AITI said the competition hopes to spur more interest in the digital media. He was pleased with the entries that had creativity and technical skills.

Nur Judy Binti Abdullah got a consolation and she also bagged the Best Storyboard Award

Dk Rafi’ahtun Nabilah Binti Pg Haji Abdul Rahman earned the Merit Award

According to the judges report, the judging criteria are based on alignment with Bruneian folklore; usage of language; originality in presentation and content; scene creativity (including description, flow and continuity); educational and entertainment values.

The judges are Hajah Sariani binti Haji Ishak (Senior language officer, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka), Haji Sufri bin Haji Omar (TV Drama Unit, Radio Televisyen Brunei), Ena Herni binti Wasli (Lecturer, Malay Literature program, Universiti Brunei Darussalam) and Muhammad Denny Azriman bin Haji Madni (Founder, Ambuyart Animations).

Merit Award worth $700 cash along with a trophy and a certificate went to Dk Rafi’ahtun Nabilah Binti Pg Haji Abdul Rahman. Meanwhile, the consolation prize worth $500 with a trophy and a certificate was awarded to Nur Judy Binti Abdullah who also bagged the Best Storyboard Award.

One of the judges receiving a memento from the guest of honour

Denny Azriman of Ambuyart Animations was one of the judges too

Epson Label Printers

Inventory management can be some of the most tedious things most companies need to look after; the cycle just repeats itself ad nauseum. Epson, as it turns out, has a portable label printing solutions that isn’t just a one-trick pony.

At first glance, the Epson LabelWorks LW400 looks like an oversized calculator. The buttons on the face of the LW400 is made of rubber, which allows it to retain its shape and quality even after years of usage. The power and print button adorn the display screen at the top and a big green-coloured cut button is on the side of the LW-400 for ease-of-use.

Now available at Concepts Computer

Plain Jane label printers typically label text onto stickers and that’d be the end of that. Not so with the LW-400. Its built in memory stores a wide range of customisation options for labels that you’d probably need a whole day to go through. With over 14 font types, 10 different styles, 457 symbols and 89 frames, there is no end to the amount of things you can customise on your labels; you can even save your own labels for later use!

Powered by six AA batteries, the LW-400 also comes with an AC adaptor. LW-400 can be used to print on various media, but it also serves a purpose to label different things. You can print labels for documents, boxes, stationeries and even cables. As an added bonus, you can also program the LW-400 to print barcodes. How’s that for robust?

Epson LabelWorks LW400

CHIP CONCLUDE: Who knew a boring little thing like a label printer could be quite as exciting as this. All it does is still just print labels, but we’ve had quite a bit of fun exploring its functions and features that we almost forgot what it is. Epson has definitely made something interesting here with the LW-400, and with all the media at your disposal, we’re sure you won’t get bored of labeling anymore either.

Have you bought your Nasi Bryani Amal?

The collection of Nasi Lemak will be this Friday from 2:30pm

The same deal like last year. The ever popular Nasi Briyani Amal from Orchid Garden Hotel is selling their coupons but I’m not sure if the coupons are all sold out. The event is organised by Orchid Garden Hotel and supported by Ranoadidas and Kristal FM. For more info, you can contact 233 5544 ext 5.

#MaziahMahusin – a top trending topic in Brunei

The past two weeks belonged to our Brunei olympian Maziah Mahusin who took the country by storm for a special reason – the first Brunei female olympian. Being selected to represent Brunei in the Olympics have drawn many interest from Brunei and the moment Maziah Mahusin appeared on TV during the Opening Ceremony and also her 400metre run, the social network just went on a frenzy using the hashtag #MaziahMahusin.

The last time I’ve experienced a similar frenzy was when Brunei U-21 won the HBT 2012. So far these are highlights for Brunei Darussalam in the arean of sports – HBT 2012 and the Olympics.

Yesterday Maziah Mahusin and Ak Hafiy Tajuddin touched down Brunei after being away for three weeks in London for the Games. I actually missed the welcoming home party for the athletes. I hope to catch both athletes for an interview and share their experiences with the readers of RA.

Below are pictures of Maziah during her trip to London and thanks for the pictures, Maziah. I truly appreciate your time.

Maziah had numerous of interviews and her presence brought international interests

She was also interviewed by Channel News Asia

Another interview again….

…..and another one…

She had a photo opportunity with an inspirational athlete from South Africa, Oscar Pistorius

Maziah said this was the best experience of her life when she ran the 400m during the heats

She will be featured in a video with regards to the Olympics


Alan Inspiration Salon

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Events & Promotions

Alan Inspiration Special Promotion

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Alan Inspiration Salon is back in Brunei and it’s located at Menglait. They provide a one-stop service for men and women hair design, facial and tattoo for woman, hair training center, traditional Body massage for female and spa. So that’s quite something to have all these facilities under one roof.

The genius behind Inspiration Alan Salon is no other than Alan himself. He has been a hair champion of Malaysia and Singapore and he has trained in London, Europe, USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand. Along the way he has won numerous awards and accolades which makes him one of the sought hairstylists in the region.

Now they have Hari Raya promotion for rebonding/digital perming for only $88 for any length and also a 50% on hair treatment collagen. They are open every day and for appointments, you can call 891 3211 or 242 7533.

They also have a VIP Room at their new outlet. Every month, Alan himself and another top hairstylist Michelle will fly in for a few days and you will be able to be attended by them too.

Alan the Artist Director of Inspiration Alan Saon with his credentials

The ongoing promotion at Alan Inspiration salon

The interior of Alan Inspiration salon

The interior of  Alan Inspiration salon

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Make your stance

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

Another cause for celebration

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HSBC – Home loan needs

Pazzion promotion at The Mall

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Alan Inspiration Special Promotion

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Check out the package deal at JATI

Mercedes-Benz C250 AM Sports package at an unbeatable price + service package

Another great promotion by HSBC

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Smart Technology Conference in Sept

The official poster of the event

I never knew there’s such club or membership for IET which stands for Institution of Engineering and Technology Brunei Darussalam and there are around 100 over members in Brunei alone. They will be organising the third International Conference of Engineering and Technology Brunei Darussalam on 17th and 18th September which will be held at Rizqun International Hotel.

The presse conference was held last week, chaired by Dr. William Voon, the Chairman of the IET Brunei and also present were Freddie Tong, Secretary of the IETBIC 2012 event and Hj Jailani Hj Buntar, Head of Publicity and Publication Committee of IETBIC 2012.

The conference is opened to members of the public and they will be a cost involved. There will be international keynote speakers such as Dr. David A Clifton from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford and Professor Kaoru Hirota of the Tokyo Institute of Technology.

I’m not sure if the topics are of interest to you but the topics will cover human resources; environmental conservation; transport; energy efficiency; ICT; food security; health and welfare. All in all, there will be seven invited speakers who will present around 28 technical papers which covers the the overview research and development in smart technology.

Hj Jailani Hj Buntar, Head of Publicity and Publication Committee of IETBIC 2012, Dr. William Voon, the Chairman of the IET Brunei and Freddie Tong, Secretary of the IETBIC 2012 event

The costs of the conference are as follow:

IET Younger Members BND 100 for local, USD 80 for international
IET Members BND 200 for local, USD 160 for international
Non IET Members BND 300 for local, USD 240 for international

The fees rae to be paid by 1st September 2012 and the registration form can be downloaded from the main website. The fee is inclusive of proceedings, admission to all technical sessions, lunches, refreshments and conference dinner.

And for those interested to be a member of IET, here are as follow.

Fellow (FIET) £150.00
Member with designatory letters (TMIET or MIET) £129.00
Associate £129.00
Students and apprentices £20.00
Students and apprentices (for duration of course) £50.00

JASTRE’s Ozone Run in Sept

The Ozone Run happening in September 2012

Another run is happening. We already aware of BIBD’s Expedition Run which is slated for October but soon will be from JASTRE, the Department of Environment, Park and Recreation, who are organising the Ozone Run. The idea of this run is to create an awareness campaign for Brunei’s support the global cause.

According to The Brunei Times, The run is part of its campaign to promote Brunei’s commitment to the Montreal Protocol which aims to phase out the consumption of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS). At the same time, it is also to celebrate the 25th Anniversary and World Ozone Day.

National Ozone officer Wan Firdaus Hj Hamidon hopes more participants for the upcoming event and this is the right time for Bruneians to demonstrate their support for this cause. The run will be documented and then showcased on Brunei’s involvement worldwide. Awesome!!!

For your info, Reductions in stratospheric ozone levels can lead to higher levels of UVB (ultraviolet light) reaching the Earth’s surface which overtime can lead to skin cancer and a low immune system to humans. Such cause can give awareness to us on how important that we take good care of our environment. Let’s not take our environment for granted.

National Ozone Officer Wan Firdaus Hj Hamidon (R) looking through participants’ registration forms for JASTRE’s Ozone Run event which is slated for September 16, 2012. Taken from The Brunei Times.

If you want to register for the run, JASTRE will be opening a registration booth for the Ozone Run tentatively on 15 to 17 August 2012 at The Mall. The Ozone Run will have three main categories; 3km, 6km, and 12km where registration fees are $10, $15 and $20 respectively. The run will be on the 16th September 2012.

The route will vary for each category where they will start at the Ministry of Development and stretch as far as Sekolah Tinggi Perempuan Raja Isteri (STPRI), Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium and International School of Brunei.

You can download the application form here or you can get the form at JASTRE at the Ministry of Development building. Source: Amin Noor of The Brunei Times.



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