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Archive for 20/08/2013


Dodgeball making its mark

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in RA News


Dodgeball tournament at CF


The scoring card for the Red Bull Dodgeball Championship 2013

This will be the first of its kind, a dodgeball competition to be held in Brunei organized by Red Bull, supported by Allswell, managed by GreenCity Concept, distributed by Kingston Beverage and Creamery and sponsored by Aewon garment and embroidery.

I really don’t know how to explain the mechanism of dodgeball but it’s a fast paced game where you throw the ball towards your opponent and hoping you hit him or her to eliminate your opponent unless he/she catches the ball for a save. You can see a video on how dodgeball is being played. This sports is a super fun and my first knowledge of it was from the Dodgeball movie starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.

It’s good that Red Bull is supported this new found sport in Brunei and with 12 ladies team and 10 mens team, this sport will definitely gain popularity in the next few months or so. The tournament will start tomorrow (Wednesday) 8pm and followed by Friday to Sunday.

I shall be covering some of the matches and update you on the scores and results of the tournament. Good luck to all the players and if you want to catch them play, watch them on evenings – Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and on Sunday it will be from 8am to 4pm at the BRIDEX and it will be part of the ASEAN Year Consumer Fair 2013.

The team managers registering for their teams

Players were being given a refresher course on dodgeball by a Malaysian official

Who will win the inaugural tournament?

The ball is pretty light weight

FJ reading the manual on dodgeball and she’s the player/manager for the ladies team, Gladiators

Lisa training with Gladiators

Nadia keeping in shape for the tournament

Great pose, Nad :p

Good luck, Gladiators!

Actually I miss these ladies playing football under Dragonfly *lol*


Alcatel One Touch Idol X


Check out the demo at Consumer Fair at BRIDEX

I’m not an Android user since I’m pro-Apple but Android has been picking up pace with the support of Samsung and HTC in the past three years and it’s no surprise that there are more Android users compared to IOS as it’s the only operating system run by Apple, hence the iPhone.

Tomorrow Ten Ten company will unveil the latest Alcatel android phone – One Touch Idol X which many have said is Alcatel’s X Factor. Ratings on GSM Arena is pretty high with an average of 9. It has an ultra-sleek design with a scratch resistant Dragontail glass.

The One Touch Idol X has a Cortex A07 quad-core processor at 1.5 Ghz, 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot. It has a 13 Mp rear-facing sensor and a 2 MP front-facing sensor. It operates on an Android Jelly Bean 4.2 and it has a dual sim card slot too.

You can pre-order the phone at the Consumer Fair and it will be cheaper than market price. If you want to know more about Alcatel One Touch Idol X, you drop by their booth at Consumer Fair at BRIDEX. The units will only be available early September but the buzz has been great so far.

Alcatel One Touch Idol X specs


MA increases capacity with added fleet


Malaysia Airlines has increased its capacity into and out of Bandar Seri Begawan through a bigger capacity aircraft effective today, 16 August 2013.

Capacity on the Kuala Lumpur-Bandar Seri Begawan will be increased by 11% with the existing 4 weekly B737-400 services being replaced by B737-800 flights. Malaysia Airlines’ District Manager, Zainal Abidin Sulaiman said, “The capacity increase is made possible as we are now deploying the 160-seater 737-800 aircraft on this route instead of the current 144-seater 737-400 aircraft. This move to upgrade the aircraft type for this route was taken due to increase in demand”.

“We are confident that upgrading this service and improving our in-flight services further on this route will further continue to drive revenue and loads,” he added.

Malaysia Airlines

Malaysia Airlines first started its operations to Bandar Seri Begawan in 1972. Since then, this route has proved to be a very encouraging route for the Malaysia National Carrier. The all-in return economy class fare to Kuala Lumpur starts from only BND246. Customers can also fly to Peninsula Malaysia for all-in fares from as low as BND348 and BND415 to Singapore from Bandar Seri Begawan.

Likewise all-in return Business Class fares start from BND916 for travel to Kuala Lumpur, BND1,138 for travel to Peninsula Malaysia and BND1, 025 for travel to Singapore.

Exciting fares are up for grabs to London and Paris. The all-in return economy class fare to London starts from only BND1, 882 and BND1, 781 to Paris. On the front-end, the all-in business class fares to London and Paris starts from only BND5, 153. These fares are all for flights through Kuala Lumpur. All fares exclude Brunei airport tax.

All adult and child passengers travelling on Malaysia Airlines will enjoy 30, 40, and 50 kilograms free baggage allowance respectively for travel on economy, business and first class. These fares are available for grabs at www.malaysiaairlines.com, Malaysia Airlines ticket office in Bandar Seri Begawan and appointed travel agents.

So guys, plenty of reasons to fly Malaysia Airlines, aye? The 30 kilo baggage allowance has been a great pull factor for the airlines and guess what.. They will be announcing super great fares in less than two weeks as part of the Travelmania 2013. I shall keep you posted on that too.



Are you ready for CF12?


ASEAN Year Consumer Fair 2013 from 21-25 August at BRIDEX

Getting ready for the opening ceremony tomorrow

Netcom Computer House will have some game for the public

The information counter for Consumer Fair

The Thailand pavilion

I like this set up

The Indonesian pavilion

Stock up food for the event

A product from Indonesia

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf will be joining again for the Consumer Fair

CBTL will be having a special promotion for the Americano for less than $300 at Consumer Fair

Cool tablets

But who will be bringing the franchise to Brunei? hmmm…

Catch Mike Mogard and his team in action during Consumer Fair

This is brought to you by Reebok Crossfit 673


Get a taste of Molto Italiano


It was mentioned that Spaghettini will invite different chefs for different promotion every quarter of the year. From today until 31st August, the highlight will be Molto Italiano brought to you by Chef Mario Caramella. He is an award-winning chef of inITALY Bar Ristorante in Singapore (interesting website). His milestone was earning second place in this year’s Pasta World Championships in Parma, Italy. Not bad at all.

So do drop by Spaghettini before September comes and enjoy the Italian cuisine by Chef Mario Caramella. I will state some of the prices below and it’s also subject to 10% service charge. For reservations, you can call 241 8888. My favorite dish of the lot will be the Risotto with lobster 😀

Mario’s signature dish ironically called Spaghettini – Cold Spaghettini with Salmon and Tobiko – BND 38

Cous Cous alla Trapanese – Cous Cous Salad with Raw Tuna and Passion Fruit Dressing – BND 33

Fritto Misto – Crispy calamari, prawns, soft shell crab and honey mustard dip – BND 36

Wagyu Beef Sirloin – Tagliata with Rucola and cherry tomatoes – BND 48

ASEAN Year Consumer Fair 2013 from 21-25 August at BRIDEX

Risotto with lobster and tomatoes – BND 48 (My personal favorite)

Pizza with mozzarella cheese, marjoram and prawns – BND 24

Gnocchi with cream of parmagiano Reggiano and balsamic vinger – BND 23

Chef Mario having a chit chat with interim General Manager of The Empire Hotel

Chef Mario getting busy behind the scene

Ricotta cheese cake with cherry compote – BND 14

Zabaglione Passion Fruit Sabayon with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream BND 16

Chef Mario speaking to food blogger Thanis Lim




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