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That creative juice

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

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Yum!! New sogood meals from KFC


Top 5 Photogenic Couple

CONGRATULATIONS!! For the 2nd time organizing the Most Photogenic Couple Contest (MPCC), PDCA events is delighted to inform the public that FB voting has now officially closed. They would like to show our gratitude and thanks to all lovely couples who showed their sincerity in supporting and participating at the MPCC’12.

Once again, well done to the Top 5 Couples with the highest votes as following: Sumardi Hedus & Amy Cheong -1084 votes, Teo Kui Liong & Kelly Ng Swee Moi – 934 votes, Keegan & Charlene – 709 votes, Cornelius Cheong & Eva Ong – 655 votes, Ling Yong Quan & Hazel C – 620 votes.

Photos of the Top 5 Couples will then be displayed at the Musical Garden Wedding Fair at The Mall, Gadong from this Thursday (29/11/12) until Sunday (2/12/12) for final round [Final voting close at 5pm on the last day of the exhibition]. So do visit the fair and show further support to your favorite couple!


Teriyako or Percik from KFC


b•mobile Carnival and bFIT finale


TechXpo 2012 this weekend

With an emphasis on fun and education, this year’s TechXpo seeks to offer its participants and visitors a valuable insight into the latest global trends in technology and related areas.

Brunei’s premier technology fair will have its third showing at the International Convention Centre in Berakas from 1 to 4 December.

A wide range of displays, activities, and bargains will be on offer for young and old alike at the TechXpo.

The main attraction is sure to be Titan the giant robot. Flown in to Brunei all the way from the United Kingdom by Ifini Sdn Bhd exclusively for the TechXpo 2012, visitors are warmly welcomed to go to the fair to meet the 8-ft tall gigantic robot to see its amazing abilities up close and personal. Titan is well-travelled across the world, and has performed with celebrities and appeared on television.

More than 80 companies will be taking part in the TechXpo. Among these are well-known local brands such as Sony, Acer, Microsoft, Canon, Dell, Samsung, Akira, Huawei and many more who will be offering dazzling displays, comprehensive information and exclusive promotions on modern gizmos and gadgets.

The STEP Centre of the Ministry of Education will be conducting its “Innovative learning is fun” activity. This is in collaboration with several agencies to introduce innovative learning to school leaders, teachers, students and other prospective stakeholders. There will be opportunities for students to learn in a fun way through KODU, a game-based learning programme for students for Years 4-9. Visitors can also try out the innovations and robots created and exhibited by the winners of the Brunei Robotics Olympiad (BRO) 2012.

Well-established organizations Tech One Global & Microsoft will be running free literacy training during the TechXpo. Qualified instructors and computer units will be available to allow those interested members of the public to have hands-on training sessions.

Visitors to the TechXpo can also avail themselves of exclusive discounts and offers on a wide range of products and services. Amongst these great items will be free health checks, free installations, and one-off discounts.

And as simple as filling in the event’s survey form, lucky early visitors’ will stand the chance to win limited TechXpo door gifts in the daily Spin and Win activity on Plenary Hall Stage.

The TechXpo is a must-visit for everyone. Technology influences all our lives on a daily basis, and where better to be updated on the latest technology trends and have fun doing it than the TechXpo 2012.

The TechXpo will run from 1 to 4 December at the International Convention Centre, Berakas. Opening hours for visitors will be from 12 noon to 10pm on 1 December and for the following days, opening hours are 10AM to 10PM. A convenient free shuttle bus service will run from the Indoor Stadium on a daily basis.

The TechXpo is supported by the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Communications, and Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam (AITI). It is organised by InfoCom Federation Brunei (IFB), and managed by Sunlit Advertising Sdn Bhd.

DST Carnival 2012

There are so many events that are happening this weekend!! and I just don’t know where to start. One for sure is the upcoming DST Carnival 2012 though the only setback is that there won’t be guest appearance of Malaysian celebrities. Nonetheless the DST Carnival 2012 offers tons and tons of activities and I’m wondering how I’m gonna describe one by one in my entry *lol* Maybe I will just highlight some of the main activities and by the way, the theme for this year is “Sports and Lifestyle”

DST will unveil their new Prima Serive where you can have a Prima Multi SIM – 1 Primary and up to 4 supplementary using one single number.. So this means you can different SIM cards using the same number for your mobile and tablet devices.

There will be D’Chef Challenge which is similar to Master Chef (Friday 4pm). On Saturday, 10:30pm, there will a firework display with Dinda performing Katy Perry’s Fireworks number at the Amphitheatre. There will be a Zumbathon workout on Sunday 2nd December 7:30am so it’s open to the public participate. There’s also a DST GETFIT Crossfit Battle this weekend.

Apart from that, there will be local live performances – KFM Acoustics sessions and Open Mic events. There will be lucky draws every single day and the prizes are awesome too. On the 1st day, you might win a iPhone 4s, a Nikon D5100 kit, Macbook Air 11″, Astro Beyond with 3 months subscriptions and many more. On the 2nd day, you might win a MacBook Air, LG Home Theatre, Samsung SIII, iPhone 5, New iPad 3G and many more. For the final day of the lucky draw, you might win yourself a Nikon D3200, Macbook Pro 13″, D*Card with Top Up, Canon EOS 1100D and many more.

The management of DST at yesterday’s press conference

Matnarudin Ibrahim, General Manager KRISTAL and Chairman of DST Carnival 2012 briefing the media on the exciting programs

One of the highlights of DST Carnival is the launch of their new loyalty DST card. This is not just an ordinary card like before. It’s a new one and the great thing is it’s a cash card, a prepaid Mastercard cash card to be exact from Standard Chartered. You can earn points through Pirma usage, EASI starter pack and EASI recharge purchased at any DST branches. There is a $20 fee when you apply the D*Card but for the first 1,000 applicants, you get a waiver fee and it will only be availalbe during the DST Carnival 2012 right after the official launch on Friday 30th November 8pm.

SCB and DST joined forces and now your DST loyalty card can be a cash card too and the new loyalty card is called D*Card

This is how the D*Card looks like

Perhaps the big one is the DST Dare 2012 which is the highlight of the event. The winner will walk away with a Hyundai i30 though you guys have to split among 4 people. You can find out more on their website http://www.dst-group.com/dstdare and the registration has been extended to 29th November. The maximum number of teams (of four) is 200.. For more info, you can call 877 5506 – the DST DARE hotline but do call during office hours. Per team is $60 and there will be consolation prizes for the Top 10 teams.

Once you register, you will get your entry pack at the registration area. Above is the official t-shirt for DST Dare participants!


Acer announced new range

Acer just kept introducing new products this year and yes, Acer has an aggressive strategy for their commercial products. The latest product is the F2 generation of server products which was being displayed last week during Acer Malaysia’s presentation at Rizqun International Hotel to retailers and government officials.

Acer has advanced its server line with a whole new line up of refreshed server products. This time around, Acer has not only updated the specifications to support the latest Intel Xeon processors E5 family, but has expanded its business portfolio and management tools to provide greater flexibility in modern datacenters. .

The new product designs feature Intel’s latest line up of Intel Xeon processor; the E5 family of CPUs, which give up to two times the performance for certain benchmarks, and up to eight cores per CPU. .

The F2 generation, also provides greater expandability and more robust specifications built into every platform.

Richard Soo of Acer Malaysia (centre)

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer

A great turn out from government officials and resellers of Acer

The two products below are the ones that will be one of the main attractions for Concepts Computer during the upcoming TechXpo 2012 at ICC this weekend. The recent release of the Acer Aspire S7 Ultrabook will be a big hit due to the strong demand for light weight notebooks.

Lately more than 200 units of Acer PCs equipped with Microsoft’s Windoes 8 have been sold through Concepts Computer and the numbers are expecting to rise with the TechXpo around the corner. So do drop by Concepts Computer booth during the TechXpo 2012. For your info, Concepts Computer is also the only store in Brunei that is officially certified as a genuine Microsfot software reseller.

One of the latest gadgets from Acer

A great line up of Acer notebooks

Now this is one handy tablet


Movember Tweet Up

It’s happening tonight at Gadong Central

The event is co-organised by Movember BN, BruneiTweet and KFC Brunei. “Movember” (i.e. Mustache + November) is a growing worldwide campaign involving the growing of mustaches through the month of November. The symbol for “Movember” is the mustache, but the campaign goes much deeper. It is purposed to raise awareness about Men’s Health issues (e.g. prostate cancer, testicular cancer, depression, etc) affecting millions of men across the globe. 

The “Movember Tweet Up” is open to everyone – young and old, women and men from the general public. It is supported by representatives from B: Read, Muzikaliti, SCOT Brunei, UBDFM, Counter Attack, Brunei Cosplayers, Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council, etc.



ZO fever?

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News

New quality tyres

Visit Carmotor Auto Parts Company and check out their new quality tyres. Best time to buy since the offer only last a week


Celebrating Winnie’s day

Winnniieeee… Hope you enjoyed your birthdaydinner last night and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being such a wonderful friend. So much have changed over the years and it’s for the better. You have grown very much from the day I knew you and thanks for your guidance and support through our friendship. Good luck in your thesis and enjoy December when it comes 😉 Love you tons and take care!!

We had an enjoyable dinner at Kitaro Japanese last night. It has been a while since the four of us hung out for dinner.

An interesting cake because of its striking pinkish colour and yea, this reminded us of the old days how cakes look like then


This was the only knife available *lol*

My short stint as a chef of Kitaro Japanese *lol*

Seminar on property

Seminar at Seaview Hotel, KB and Rizqun Hotel on Thurs and Friday respectively


Well done, travel agents!!

Top Travel Agents – Air Booking with management and Board of Directors of Abacus Brunei

Over 200 movers and shakers of Brunei’s flourishing travel industry will gather at the Centrepoint, Gadong tonight as Abacus, Asia’s leading provider of travel solutions and services celebrates the achievements of local travel agents.

“This annual event is anticipated by travel industry players. It provide travel industry players to meet up with their colleagues as well as an opportunity for Abacus to thank and recognise our travel agency partners in Brunei for their contribution to our growth, not just over the last year, but over the last 22 years,” said Irene Soon, General Manager, Abacus Brunei.

“Year on year booking comparison made through the Abacus system remain strong and is growing despite the challenges from the Airline Direct and the Low Cost Carrier. We are optimistic that this trend will continue and travellers will continue using travel agent as the channel to book their travel arrangement.” Ms Soon added.

Irene Soon also thanks partners; Abacus International, Royal Brunei, Baiduri Bank Berhad, Cityneon Brunei, Malaysia Airlines, MASwings, Royal Brunei Catering Singapore Airlines, Tokio Marine, Tourism Malaysia and TTCO Enterprise for sponsoring the lucky draw prizes for this evening’s event. The Guest of Honour at tonight’s function is Mr Dermot Mannion, Chairman of Abacus Brunei, who will present the coveted top11 travel agent awards.

Also present are Awang Aji Putih and Awang Maswadi bin Haji Mohsin, Directors of Abacus Brunei.

Freme Travel Services Sdn Bhd, Kuala Belait – Top Travel Agent – Non-Air Booking received the award from Mr. Dermot Mannion of RB and Ms. Irene Soon of Abacus Brunei

Century Travel Centre Sdn Bhd (Bandar) – Top Travel Agent – Air Booking received the award from Mr. Dermot Mannion of RB and Ms. Irene Soon of Abacus Brunei

Freme Travel Services Sdn Bhd (Bandar) – 2nd Place Travel Agent – Air Booking received the award from Mr. Dermot Mannion of RB and Ms. Irene Soon of Abacus Brunei

Ms Lim Yah Hui from Century Travel Sdn Bhd, Top Travel Consultant received the award from Aji Putih of RB and Ms. Irene Soon of Abacus Brunei

JPKE Scholarship

BPTV JPKE SCHOLARSHIP for FEBRUARY 2013 intake is still open for registration, kindly drop by Laksaman College of Business to register. Closing date is on the 10th December 2012. For more info, you can call 223 8816 or 223 8818. You can also follow their updates on Facebook here.

11th Birthday Bash for AirAsia

 Now book your flights 😀

It’s AirAsia’s 11th Birthday Bash and there will be awesome promotional fares from as low as BND12 (inclusive of airport tax and fuel surcharge) for various destinations like Bali, Clark, Hanoi, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Johor Bahru, Hat Yai, Langkawi, Surat Thani, Singapore and many more destinations.

The booking will be from 26th November to 2nd December 2012 and the travel period is from 3rd December to 31st March 2013. And you can fly from Brunei to Kuala Lumpur for only BND 40 (all-in fare) and of course, terms and conditions apply.




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