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29
Jan

15th and counting..

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Acer Iconia Tab 8W 
 


Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar holding the Acer Iconia Tab 8W at the Concepts Computer booth at Consumer Fair
 

I lost track already on how many versions have been released by Acer on their Iconia Tab. This time, this is the Acer Iconia Tab 8W which is ideal for business and pleasure. Now it operates on a Windows 8.1 OS and the good thing is that it is bundled with a Microsoft Office 365 (where you can do your work offline and online.

It is powered by an Intel Atom Quad Core Processor and ideal for multitasking whether you are playing games or video browsing or even surfing. This is lighter and thinner as well and what’s impressive is the sound it emits from the dual stereo speakers.

According to Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, the latest Acer Iconia Tab 8W, unveiled the device which uses low-voltage RAM and Intel Atom Processor. This allows to conserve power and makes the battery life longer (7 hours).

It’s good to see Concepts Computer keeping up to date with the trends and if you buy from them, you will enjoy premium after-sale service. If you haven’t own a tab or tablet, this could be an ice-breaker gadget.

The Acer Iconia Tab 8W is available at Concepts Computer for $218. For more information call 223 3551, 223 3552 or 223 553.

 

 

Check out the video of the Acer Iconia Tab W8

 


Acer Iconia Tab 8W is quite affordable for a tablet
 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer (right) holding the new gadget launch at Concepts Computer. You can get them also at Consumer Fair this weekend at ICC.
 


The new tab is also available as part of the CNY hamper package which comes with a memory card, pen drive and a battery pack. Awesome gift for CNY.
 

  
 

Minister graced CF15 
 

It’s back again. The time of the year, the time of the month. When Consumer Fair clashes with pay day, you will bound to have a hit event. Consumer Fair reached its 15th edition and it was already drawing crowds on the first day.

It was great to know that Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Utama Dato Seri Setia Hj Yahya Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar officially graced the opening ceremony yesterday at the International Convention Centre. There was a welcoming remarks by Dato Paduka Hj Danial bin Hj Hanafiah, Executive Director of D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd.

The Minister led the tour around the Consumer Fair which consists over 400 booths. The CF is like a one-stop centre for goods and services. There are also great participation from other countries such as Cambodia, Taipei, India, the Philippines, Singapore and the UAE, showcasing their items.

There are other activities as well – Kingston ice cream eating competition, Dairy Queen Hot Dog eating competition and Malar Setia pratta eating competition.

There will be a blood donation drive organised by the Mobile Blood Bank of the RIPAS it will be held on 31st January from 10-12pm and 2pm to 4pm.

 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

  
 

27
Jan

Switch 12 or the R13

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The Switch 12 and the R13 
 


Richard Soo, Acer Branch Manager at Miri, holding the Acer Aspire Switch 12 while Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, holding the Acer Aspire R13
 

Aspire Switch 12. Something to tickle your fancy. This will give Microssoft Surface Pro 3 a run for their money. This is what we call a hybrid model where it can have multipurpose functions as a notebook, a tablet, a tent, a display or even a desktop by using the keyboard wirelessly. Awesome, innit?

The latest model just arrived at Concepts Computer and it was demoed last weekend by Richard Soo, Acer Branch Manager at Miri. Acer will always come up with a better, sharper and powerful device in its category and the Switch 12 is definitely better than the Switch 10 and Switch 11.

It sports a 12.5 inch Gorilla Glass screen with a full HD resolution 1920 x 1080. As usual, the notebook has a detachable magnetic keyboard but the great thing about the Switch 12 is that even you detach the keyboard, the screen turns into a desktop with a rear kickstand. Awesome!! This is definitely ideal for travelers.

The Switch 12 is powered by Intel’s new Core M processor, which complements the notebook’s fanless design by reducing power consumption. Input-wise, the laptop packs microUSB 3.0 and microHDMI ports.

The Aspire Switch 12 comes with a 128 GB Solid State Drive (SSD) and has an internal memory of $GB. It’s quite a light weight device (only 1.4kg). Despite it’s compact feature, this model has multiple ports – USB 3.0, USB 2.0 port, HDMI port and Micro SD Card reader. The battery life expectancy is roughly up to 8 hours (depending on usage).

If you buy at Concepts Computer, you will be given an Acer Active Stylus and an Acer designed sleeve bag. The purchase also includes a one year warranty even for travelers.

If you are not convinced enough by this new model, you can look for the Aspire R13 which has a more solid appeal whereas the Aspire Switch is more into portability and mobility.

The selling price of the Aspire Switch 12 is BND 1,048.

 

 

Check out the video of the Acer Aspire Switch 12

 


The Aspire Switch 12
 


It can be split and work as a desktop too
 

Acer Aspire R13. There are so many things to brag about the Acer Aspire R13. If I was given the choice, I would have pick this model instead because it’s more solid appeal and it’s quiet convenient as well. Did you know that the Aspire R13 was awarded the best of IFA 2014 in the Best Hybrid category by Laptop Magazine and it recently also won the Good Design Awards in Japan.

The size of the notebook is 13.3” and it weighs at 1.5 kg. The cool part about the notebook is that the screen can rotate 180 degrees and it can turn into tablet. This notebook has a convertible element indeed and yet it is stable. It can even put into an easel position. The Acer Aspire R13 has a high spec and it feels like a premium notebook.

It has a Core i5 processor, 128 GB Solid State Drive with 8GB RAM memory (power). It has Dolby Digital Plus Home Theatre for cinematic surround sound and Acer Purified Voice.

The selling price of the Acer Aspire R13 is BND 1,438 but you will know where your money is spent.

 

 

Check out the video of the Acer Aspire R13

 


TigerLim cleaning the Acer Aspire R13
 


Aspire R13 able to flip the monitor and let it have multiple functions
 

  
 

09
Jan

The Edge of Friday

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Get ready for Lunar New Year 
 


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As the Chinese Zodiac moves into the Year of Goat, we take a look at the new series of products launched by Malppy in conjunction to the celebration of the Chinese New Year. Among all traditions to observe for Chinese New Year, dressing up in new clothing is an integral part to welcome the New Year, and to also signify new beginnings. Everyone would dress up in brightly colored shirts, usually in red for auspicious meaning. This year Chinese New Year falls on the 19th of February and Malppy just launched their latest series of qipao (or cheongsam) for her and changpao for him to celebrate this holiday in traditional style to bring good luck and fortune for the New Lunar Year.

This latest series is available starting from as affordable as B$28.90. Their closing order for any CNY order will be on the 28th January as to make sure that all items arrive on time before the Chinese New Year to avoid the busy logistic period towards the month. Malppy is also giving away FREE Malppy Red Packets for every purchase B$35 and above in a single checkout.

Click here now to check out the varieties of qipao (or cheongsam) and changpao they have in store for you.

 

  
 

Renewal partnership
 


Datin Paduka Dr Hjh Norlila Dato Paduka Hj Abd Jalil, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health, lifting some weights. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 

The Ministry of Health and Fitness Zone will continue their partnership in promoting healthy lifestyle in Brunei, following the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement on Healthy Lifestyle and Physical Activities Programme yesterday.

The collaboration is to boost the effectiveness of the ministry’s Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme, aiming to combat obesity in the country. Under the new one-year agreement, which was first began in 2011, Fitness Zone will, among others, provide professional fitness instructions on nutrition and the right workout activities for participants of the clinic’s weight-loss programme.

Present to witness the signing ceremony at the Fitness Zone’s Kiulap branch was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Health Datin Paduka Dr Hjh Norlila Dato Paduka Hj Abd Jalil.

She lauded the collaboration that had been done with Fitness Zone. “The programme was successful, we want to continue it,” she said, adding that there were matters that the ministry could not provide alone. Giving example, she said, Fitness Zone provides fitness facilities that can help the ministry in carrying out its healthy lifestyle programme such as obesity control and weight-loss programme.

Fitness Zone’s Managing Director Wu Chun expressed hope that people who participate in the Healthy Lifestyle Clinic Programme could influence their family members and friends by letting them know of the benefits of living healthily. “With this, hopefully we can achieve our aim to reduce the healthcare costs in the country,” he said, adding that number of diabetes and obesity in the country can also be reduced. For more of the story, you can click here. Text courtesy of Sally Pri of The Brunei Times.

 


Renewal of the partnership between Ministry of Health and Fitness Zone. Image courtesy of Yusri Adanan of The Brunei Times.
 

 

The new slick ACER notebook
 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, unveiling the new ACER Aspire ES1-311-C9T9 to the media
 


Check out that beauty 
 

Now notebooks have become comparatively cheaper than before. I remember forking out at least BND 2,000 in the past decade with not-so-fast specs. Now we can buy a notebook for less than $500 with a quad processor. Of course, I’m still stuck with my favourite brand which doesn’t operate on Windows OS. However, I’m always impressed with ACER’s capability to produce powerful mid-range notebooks.

Today, Concepts Computer launched the new ACER Aspire ES1-311-C9T9 which is a great target for students and smart executives because it is affordable and a highly mobile notebook. I was already impressed with the look when I saw it from a distance. It sports a chrome mate finishing and it’s kinda light as well with a 13” inch screen size. What I love about the specs is the memory which has a 4 G ram, running on low-voltage so this gives more battery life to the notebook and I’m a sucker for power juice when it comes to my gadgets.

Portability. Of course, when we associate with notebooks, you can bring it anywhere. Now this model takes an extra step where you feel the lightness and mobility of the ACER notebook and you won’t think twice about bringing it. The batter life has over 6 hours and you can stay connected all day.

Productivity. It has 10 multi touch screen which helps you to navigate the screen intuitively. Do try out the Precision Touchpad and chiclet keyboard which improves accuracy and speed when used for time-critical work.

Multi-media. Play a game, record a song, play a song, streaming movies. You can do that on this ACER notebook that has HD LED display and graphics capabilities.

SKYPE Certification. Now this is interesting. Most of the recent ACER notebooks will have this label on them and the brand is very serious when it comes to quality on video conferencing. The model meets the high audio and visual standards for SKYPE Certification. So you don’t have to worry about the minimal background noise or even the zero echo. Cool stuff.

 


The specs of the 13” ACER Aspire ES1-311-C9T9
 


One of the cheapest ACER notebooks at Concepts Computer
 


Trust is always important and Concepts Computer has a high reliability factor 😀
Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, believes the ACER Aspire ES1-311-C9T9 will be a huge hit as the company brought it quite a lot of stock. The reason being of its affordability with a price tag of BND 478 only and on top of that, they will also give a BND 50 voucher. This can be very ideal for students and now with the back-to-school term, this can be a good catch for them. Vincent has always envisioned to provide great quality IT products to students while making them affordable.

ACER Aspire ES1-311-C9T9 is powered by an Intel Quar-Core Celeron Processor, with 500GB of HD storage, 4GB of Low Voltage RAM, webcam, bluetooth, wireless connectivity, No Optical Drive. For more info, you can call 223 3551, 223 3552 or 223 3553 at the Concepts Computer. You can also follow updates on Concepts Computer Facebook Page.

 

  
 

Winners feted from Citroen
 


Hasmin Masri had 1/5 chance of winning the Citroen DS3 but won an iPhone 6 as a consolation at the Citroen Grand Draw this morning. More stories tomorrow.
 


The winner of the iPad Mini for the Citroen Test Drive
 


The grand draw for the Citroen DS3. Check out blog tomorrow.
 

  
 

 

Home Tafakful Protection
 

“Renewing your Home Takaful Protection Plan is now more convenient through the TBA Call Centre at 224 4000.”

 


This will come in handy after all. Something for you to consider 😀
 

  
 

05
Nov

New lessons

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Acer Monitors
 

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, talked about the new Acer monitors

 

Are you into gaming? or perhaps wanting a second screen for your work (like I do)? Do check out the the full HD LED monitors from Acer at Concepts Computer.

There are two options you can choose – 21.5 inch G227HQL and the 23 inch G237HL and you can choose the glossy or the mate screen too for your preference.

These monitors are the G7 Series and it’s good to know that all of them come in full HD which makes the visual display more surreal especially for gamers.

the monitors are eco-friendly and Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant as well as mercury free. The advance EcoDisplay technologies and white LED backlighting, on the other hand, help to lower the electricity bills by saving power.

“Concepts Computer has always tried hard to be at the forefront of the IT industry in the country and with the help of Acer, we will like to bring the latest monitor technologies to IT consumers at a very affordable price without sacrificing quality,” said Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer.

The prices are of the monitors are BND 218 for the G2277HQL (21.5 inch) and BND 248 for the G2237HL (23 inch).

Just drop by Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551 or 2233552.

 

The new Acer monitors

 

 

 

17
Oct

Today’s theme: HAPPY

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

 

Get Connected through ICONIA

 

 

 

BIBD’s latest promotion


Top up tia. Click image to enter website.
 

  
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


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Test drive or buy a Citroën!! 
 


Click image to enter Citroën Brunei 
 

  
 
Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign 
 

 

“HAPPY” BREAST CANCER AWARENESS CAMPAIGN 2014 ( BRUNEI)

The Health Promotion Centre, Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Brunei Cancer Centre (TBCC) and Laneige Brunei Darussalam is conducting a Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign from 15th – 19th October in conjunction with the Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is celebrated yearly in October.

The event was launched at the Atrium, The Mall, Gadong with the theme “Your Health is in Your Hands”. The objective of this campaign is to raise continuous awareness of breast cancer and its prevention to the community, in particular amongst young women in the working age group in Brunei Darussalam.

The event was graced by Dr Hajah Rahmah binti Haji Md Said, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health. The chairperson of the event, Head of the Health Promotion Centre, Dr Hjh Norhayati Hj Md Kassim, said that this year’s theme reminded women to be aware of the risks of breast cancer risk and to conduct regular self-examinations, in addition to adopting a healthy lifestyle.

The campaign will run until October 19 with several activities such as a health check, an exhibition on breast cancer and related information, breast eelf-examination (BSE), general health screening sessions, fitness demonstrations and a healthy snack competition, among others.

Breast cancer campaign T-shirts are also available for sale. The proceeds will be donated to the Global Health Research Cluster, Universiti Brunei Darussalam to facilitate studies related to breast cancer planned by the institution.

 


Messages of hope and memories
 


Dr Hajah Rahmah binti Haji Md Said, Acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, pasting a message on the pink ribbon
 


One of the winners for the Promotion of Breast Cancer Prevention” video contest
 


In attendance last Wednesday
 


Pat Lee of Laneige (center) has been a great role model to help increase the awareness

The event also saw prizes awarded to three schools that participated in the ‘Promotion of Breast Cancer Prevention” video contest.

The first prize went to Sayyidina Husain Secondary School followed by the Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College (Maktab Sains) and the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAP Rashidah) Secondary School in Lumut.

The competition, organised with the Department of Schools, Ministry of Education, was open to Year 9 and Year 10 students from seven secondary schools in the country.

It aimed to increase awareness and bring out the creativity of the students in showing their support for the prevention of breast cancer.

The event was supported by the Pengiran Anak Puteri Rashidah Sa’adatul Bolkiah (PAPRSB) Institute of Health Science, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC) Fitness Centre, AEWON Garment Sdn Bhd and ADN MMA Fitness and volunteers.

 


Vincent Pao and Alice Chan of Concepts Computer also dropped by to support the event
 


The inspiring messages for the survivors and cancer patients
 


It’s good to see students being involved in creating awareness
 


You can drop by The Mall and paste your messages on the wall
 


Loads of public support for the campaign
 


Another family dropping by to support the campaign
 


You can buy the t-shirts
 

  
 

Happy Campaign 
 


YAM Pg Anak Abdul Mun’im, (3rd from left) Managing Director of Par Food & Beverage Sdn Bhd (The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf) with the management and crew of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf during the launching of “Happy Campaign” recently

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Brunei Darussalam has created its very own localized campaign called the “Happy Campaign” to bring additional cheer to their customers, and building a stronger relationship with them. During the campaign, staff will be wearing brightly coloured t-shirts with happy messages of ‘Smile’, ‘Be Cool’ and ‘Be Happy’.

Members of the media and guests were also given the opportunity to try the new tea and coffee affogato (caffeine-based beverages with a scoop of Haagen Dazs Ice Cream), which is part of the ‘World of Tea’ category that will run until November 30 under the three-month campaign.

The affogato will only be available until November 16 and is exclusively offered in the Sultanate at the following outlets: Centrepoint, Times Square, The Mall, Maya Puri and The Brunei International Airport (BIA).
Other promotions to look out for in the campaign are the introduction of the tea latte and ice tea latte (Tea Capsule); Tea Capuccino from October 17 to November 30; High Tea Set from October 20 to November 30, which is available from Mondays to Fridays from 3pm to 6pm; a 30 per cent discount on all retail tea and coffee and free tea samples until December 31 as well as ice blends.

In addition, customers can share the love for The Coffee Bean’s beverages and experience by tagging their pictures on social media using the official hash tag for the campaign, which is #smilebehappybecool.
Other features to expect with the latest campaign include improvements in food tags, which aims to make The Coffee Bean more engaging to customers

Certificates were also handed out by Managing Director of The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf  YAM Pg Anak Abdul Mun’im to the best performing outlets from the month of July to August such as The Coffee Bean BIA, SupaSave Kuala Belait and Centrepoint.

 


During the press conference with the media
 


Jonathan Bong, Marketing Manager of The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, YAM Pg Anak Abdul Mun’im, its Managing Director and Khairul Nizam Abu Bakar, the General Manager
 


Members of the media, bloggers and friends
 


Group photo
 


The crew will be wearing white and purple
 


The Affagato comes in tea or coffee
 

  
 

 

ACER “Happy Weekend” 
 


Richard Soo, Branch Manager of ACER (Miri) shared about the Happy Weekend deal for ACER smart phones with Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer looking on

The idea of this special promotion/gimmick is to entice everyone that mobile phones especially smart phones can be affordable. The prices of other competitive smart phones such as Samsung, HTC and Apple are in a higher end range especially those with higher specs.

I remember attending an ACER event with regards to the launch of the 5 models – Liquid Z3S, Liquid Z5, Liquid E2, Liquid S1 and Liquid S2 earlier on this year. Now ACER is having a special promotion known as the “Happy Weekend” where you can get all these models are a very affordable price. Some models are even selling half the price but the offer is only from today (Friday) to Sunday.

The plus points about the ACER smartphone are that it has what it call ACER Float where you can multitask even when you are making a phone call and you can even set specific numbers that the user can call only which is applicable when it is a company’s phone.

Do grab this opportunity of the ACER liquid smart phones at Concepts Computer, AV Audio, Dee Jay, ST Solutech and Yappe because the stocks are pretty limited. I won’t be surprised if they ran out of stock because it’s simply a super great deal to begin with. Thank you, ACER, for this opportunity.

 


The ACER Liquid Z3S
 


The ACER Liquid Z5
 


The ACER Liquid S2
 


With the resellers for ACER smart phones
 

  
 

 

Battle Royale 
 


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On Saturday October 18, 2014 and Sunday October 19, 2014 athletes from Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Indonesia will gather at the Multipurpose Hall of the National Stadium for Battle Royale, hosted by GETFIT CrossFit.

Brunei’s first CrossFit affiliate, GETFIT CrossFit, will be hosting 80 athletes from over 10 CrossFit affiliates at Battle Royale 2014. Battle Royale is GETFIT CrossFit’s annual competition based on CrossFit movements. Much like the CrossFit Asia Regionals, their aim is to provide a platform for local crossfitters, athletes and fitness enthusiasts to challenge and test themselves through competition. The competition will start at 8:00am until 5:00pm on both days.

GETFIT CrossFit are also extremely proud to introduce the new logo for Battle Royale. The logo consists of two ancient weapons; a “Kelasak” and two “Kampilan”. “These weapons are proudly held by officers of the Royal Regalia of our beloved Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Both are symbols of perfection of our country’s customs and tradition which date back to before the 7th century. We have always been inspired by our culture to strive to beat the odds whatever they may be, and this logo reminds us that every athlete had to start from somewhere,” said Coach Sekhon, Head Coach, GETFIT CrossFit.
GETFIT CrossFit has been working around the clock preparing for this weekend’s event. “I am most looking forward to seeing the athletes in action!” said Coach Sekhon. When asked why the general public should come and spectate, he replied: “There is a lot of hidden talent in Brunei. You would be surprised to know what they are capable of! People are always going outside of the country to compete in fitness events. This is one where regional athletes are coming over to Brunei (some for the first time) to compete with us.”

“We are proud to host Battle Royale for all, and we will do our best to put on an amazing show for the general public. Also, the Brunei Calisthenics Group will be showcasing their talents in a demo on Sunday October 19, 2014 at 12:30pm. They are incredible in what they can do on a pull up bar!”

A number of local CrossFit athletes were interviewed about Battle Royale and what they were looking forward to: “The challenge and fun,” Nizam Bakar, graduate development trainee; “Meeting my CrossFit friends and challenging each other,” Noi Harun, quantity surveyor; “The competition – against others and myself,” Delwin Keasberry, commercial manager; “Meeting new and old friends from Brunei and beyond, and to challenging my fitness,” Boon Chu Woo, medical scientist; “To another excellent event; where people can showcase their abilities and fitness. Also, to see how far they have come from the event in 2013. It should be great for both competitors and spectators alike,” Mas Idris, IT executive director; “Competition is tough this year. I am looking forward to give my best, and most importantly to enjoy every moment of it,” Amalina Abdullah, crossfitter.

 


 


What is CrossFit? It is a strength and conditioning fitness programme designed to challenge and improve cardiovascular and respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, power, speed, coordination, agility, balance, and accuracy. CrossFit is most commonly described as “Constantly Varied Functional Movements executed at High Intensity”.

Founded in 2000 in the United States of America, CrossFit now has over 10,000 affiliated gyms around the world. GETFIT CrossFit held its first public session in December 2010, and now they now host daily exercise programmes at two locations, in Telanai and Pandan 4. For more information, visit www.getfitcrossfit.com or search GETFIT CrossFit on Instagram @getfitcrossfit and Facebook.

Battle Royale 2014 is proudly supported by the following companies: Progenex South East Asia, Strength Wraps Asia, Rock Tape Brunei, Armtrix Enterprise, Hip and Healthy, Mashhor Group of Companies, Tasconi’s Pizza, KFC Brunei, Dent Enterprises, Setia Motors Sdn Bhd, Plus+ Magazine and SSE Company.

 

  

26
Sep

White black

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Concepts Combo Deals 
 


Back-to-School Combo Deals

With the advancement of computing and visual technologies, customers are now on the look-out for the best choices of what can fulfill their ICT needs, and with Affordablity being the key-word for current wise consumer spending, Concepts Computer, with the support of Acer, is unveiling a never before seen combo promotion; the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A notebook with the Acer P1173 projector, available at an affordable combo price of $788, which is a discount of $258 from the usual price $1,046. Now that’s a super great deal.

 


The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A

The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A

The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A is an affordable 15.6 inch screen laptop, with great starter specifications and a great size for entertainment and work combined. The Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A can be a great first laptop for students moving up from secondary education to higher institutions like Universities or Colleges.

Capable
Whether you’re doing work or playing games, the Intel Quad Core Celeron and 4GB of RAM can handle it. The 4GB of RAM ensures the smooth operation and running of any work-related softwares, and the Intel Quad Core Celeron processor can work flawlessly with most non-graphic based games. Combine Work and Play in one machine

Mobile
Wireless connections abound, the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A can connect to any wireless network for easy access to the internet. Build-in Bluetooth connection also ensures wireless connevity for head-sets or speakers, and more importantly, for wireless transfer between devices, so data can be transferred from mobile devices to the safety of your laptop.


The Acer P1173 projector
 

The Acer P1173 projector

The Acer P1173 projector, an affordable starter Projector, is perfect for those looking to begin the next step in their Home-Entertainment needs, or for teachers looking to complement their teaching, or even for business looking to improve their sales-pitch. Easy to operate and set-up, it can be used in any environment, at home or for business.

Captivating
Whether you’re projecting business presentations, academic lectures or photographs, draw your audience in with immersive images. Colors remain balanced and images accurate with advanced Acer technologies. Everything looks sharp and real thanks to SVGA resolutions and 3,000 lumens of brightness with HDMI Port connectivity available on the Acer P1173 projector.

Ease-of-Use
The Acer P1173 projector is highly recommended as a starter projector because it is suited for beginners and also offers many useful features and connectivity. This means you can connect it to your Blu-Ray player or laptop or even cable-box directly and start using the Acer P1173 projector immediately.


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer (center) holding the The Acer P1173 projector while the associates of Concepts Computer holding the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A
 


Zul showing a demo of the Acer notebook to Tigerlim
 

Both of these Acer products are available to be purchased individually, $478 for the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A laptop and $568 for the Acer P1173 projector, but both will be available at Concepts Computer with the promotional combo price of $788 only, usual price is $ 1,046 for both together. And with the purchase of the Acer P1173 projector, customers are also able to purchase a 70 inch by 70 inch projector screen for $100 only, usual price $128.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer said, “With the help of Acer, we will like to bring the latest technologies into the Bruneian IT market at very affordable prices, without sacrificing quality, which is why we are offering this promotion to our loyal customers and giving them the opportunity to purchase these great products at a Promotional Combo price, so that our loyal customers do not have to choose between reliability, high performance and affordability.” ”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer added, “Concepts Computer has always tried hard to be at the fore-front of the IT industry in Brunei Darussalam, and with affordability being an important issue for local shoppers, that is why we came up with the Combo Promotion. The latest technology at affordable prices.”

Also note that these Acer products will also be available at promotional prices for Concepts Computer members who has the Concepts membership pendrive, students, teachers or those 50 years old and above; $398 each for either the Acer Aspire ES1-511-C24A laptop or Acer P1173 projector. Please show proof of eligibility at time of purchase.

Not to forget about Concepts Computer’s month end promotion from 27th to 30th of every month where Concepts will be open from 9 am to 9pm. For more information, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2/3

  

18
Jul

Remembering MH17

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Just in: From The Brunei Times 
 


His Majesty the Sultan send condolences
 


Shell confirms staff boarded MH17
 

  
 

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Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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MH17, a shocking tragedy
 


Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, centre, said on Friday at a press conference that the MH17’s flight route was declared safe by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), adding that the International Air Transportation Association had stated that the airspace the aircraft was traversing was not subject to restrictions. Image courtesy of Xinhua/Rex

Taken from feed news of The Brunei Times: Ukraine said passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down on Thursday as it flew over the country, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the plane.

As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village of Grabovo in eastern Ukraine, an Associated Press journalist counted at least 22 bodies at the crash site 40 km (25 miles) from the Russian border.

The plane appeared to have broken up before impact and the burning wreckage – including body parts and the belongings of passengers – was scattered over a wide area.

Malaysia Airlines tweeted that it lost contact with one of its flights carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew as it was traveling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur over Ukrainian airspace, but did not yet confirm the crash.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called the downing an act of terrorism and called for an international investigation into the crash.

The Donetsk region government said a plane crashed Thursday near a village called Grabovo, which it said is currently under the control of the separatists. The region where the flight was lost has seen severe fighting between the two sides in recent days.
Anton Gerashenko, an adviser to Ukraine’s interior minister, said on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 10,000 metres (33,000 feet). He said it was hit by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, which can fire missiles up to an altitude of 22,000 meters (72,000 feet).

The Malaysia Airlines plane is a Boeing 777-200ER, which was delivered to Malaysia Airlines on July 30, 1997, according to Flightglobal’s Ascend Online Fleets, which sells and tracks information about aircraft. It has more than 43,000 hours of flight time and 6,950 takeoffs and landings.

Poroshenko said his country’s armed forces didn’t shoot at any airborne targets.

“We do not exclude that this plane was shot down, and we stress that the Armed Forces of Ukraine did not take action against any airborne targets,” he said. “We are sure that those who are guilty in this tragedy will be held responsible.”

Separatist leader Andrei Purgin told The Associated Press that he was certain that Ukrainian troops had shot the plane down but gave no explanation or proof for his statement.

Purgin said he did not know whether rebel forces owned Buk missile launchers, but said even if they did, there had no fighters capable of operating it.

My Say: Firstly, my deepest condolences to the family and friends who are related to the passengers of MH17 of Malaysia Airlines. This is indeed another tragedy and news that I really didn’t want to hear. I hope there will be a definite conclusion to the ongoing investigation. There are so many speculations after the crash of MH17. I’m just sadden by the whole ordeal and I do hope the relevant authorities to get to the bottom of this.

Yes, this has been a bad year for Malaysia Airlines and it was reported that the shares have fallen 35% this year and perhaps Malaysia Airlines was still reeling from the impact of the flight MH370’s March disappearance. The shares have dropped down by 11% just today which is already a bad indication. It will take a milestone to bring back where Malaysia Airlines was. I believe Malaysia Airlines can get out of the deep hole and it will lead a great leadership to get pass the loss and the pain before it can bring back the confidence and trust from the public.


The scene taken after the crash.
 

  
 

ACER Aspire Switch 10 
 


Check out the new ACER Aspire Switch 10

Flexibility, the keyword for the new IT era, is key in being able to adapt to many changing and demanding needs of Bruneian IT consumers. And with the steady move of our daily computing from old-form desktops and laptops to tablets, especially touch-screen multi-format devices, Acer has made the huge leap in providing one of the best Notebook and Tablet all-in-one device in the ACER Aspire Switch 10.

The ACER Aspire Switch 10, winner of Digital Life Magazine’s Editor’s Choice 2014 award, will sport the latest Intel Atom processor, 2GB of Ram, 32GB built-in eMMC solid state drive and 500GB HDD, and a 10.1 inch touch-screen LCD with IPS technology. It is also significant to note that the ACER Switch 10 will include Microsoft Office Home and Student pre-installed, making it easier and much more convenient to do work on-the-go.

Fluidly Elegant.
The ACER Aspire Switch 10 knows design doesn’t only live in a static image. Design lives in use. It is the feeling of the metal under fingers, a smooth release, a conveniently slim profile. Acer Snap Hinge™ design is flipping, folding, docking, detaching and all of the activities that ensue.

Delightfully Productive.
The ACER Aspire Switch 10’s Intel® Atom™ processor and Microsoft InstantGo means a smooth, fast experience and less time wasted. AcerCloud™ allows you to access your files anywhere on any device. Its more productive, which means you can be too.

Stunningly Vibrant.
The ACER Aspire Switch 10 makes visuals enjoyable in any situation. From a game between airport gates to a TV show caught between classes to an interactive kid’s book before goodnight, the Zero Air Gap (direct bonding) and IPS1 technology offer a stunning display for one or many.

Extraordinarily Bright.
Whether you’re an indoors person, an outdoors person, or a bit of both, the Aspire Switch 10 is designed to be used everywhere you go. Its LumiFlex™ display technology provides optimized color control that lets you watch videos and share photos even under the sun.

Immensely Adaptable.
Use the ACER Aspire Switch 10 as a portable tablet, type with its keyboard for productivity, pivot its screen to share a presentation with others, or flip it to watch a movie when space is limited. Switch between laptop, tablet, display screen and tent modes to enhance your work and play.

Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, speaking to the media, said, “Concepts Computer is proud to introduce to the Bruneian market, the ACER Aspire Switch 10, built for the future and combines flexibility, portability and vibrancy in a package that puts you in control of your work and play on-the-go.” He continued, “Concepts Computer will always step-up to provide the perfect solution from Acer, making sure that it is affordable and well-built, and we believe the ACER Aspire Switch 10 is a good addition to our portfolio of ACER Connected Devices.”

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive at Concepts Computer, also added, “With Microsoft Office Home and Student pre-installed on all ACER Aspire Switch 10s, that’s another cost of productivity that we are providing to customers for free, making sure that our customers will get full functionality at an affordable price.”

The ACER Aspire Switch 10 is available at Concepts Computer for $608 only and comes with a free detachable keyboard that can also be used as a screen protector. For more information call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553.


This is one cool gadget to have especially when you are traveling
 


The amazing thing is the extra HHD you get from the keyboard which is around 500 GIG
 


Many functions here from the ACER Aspire Switch 10
 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, Pao Jia Wan of Concepts Computer, Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer and Richard Soo, Branch Manager from Acer Sales showcasing the ACER Aspire Switch 10
 

 

Acer Aspire Switch 10 Unboxing and Impressions!

 

  
 

Malppy.com 
 

World Cup is over? NOT for Malppy! Malppy.com is going all out with their final world cup fever sales this weekend with their massive 30% on their favorite features items.  Visit Malppy.com to see the selected features items and grab them now with a 3 days FREE delivery or self collection in their office anytime. Crazy discount like this dont happen all the time, hurry while stock last! (SALES valid only from Friday to Sunday)


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14
Jul

#HBT2014inAugust

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

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Citroën Brunei 
 


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Notice from Progresif Cellular 
 


Late posting: Back dated 9th July on the issue of the top-up cards from Progresif Cellular.
 

  
 

Awesome deals in Concepts 
 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, with associates of Concepts Computer showcasing the IT bundle promotion

Awesome deals now available at Concepts Computer and you purchase the items with their IT bundles in a form of hampers so this make it very ideal for gifts and all. This is the first time also the Concepts Computer are having such bundled promotions for the likes of their customers.

You can enjoy bundles from $18 to $1,118 and you can get items ranging from Epson and Acer from Concepts Computer.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, shared this is ideal for consumers who have trouble choosing the right products because of the variety of choices. Hence Concepts Computer made it simpler by putting a few items together with an affordable price.

For more information on the IT bundles, visit the nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551 and 2233552.

 


 


 


 


 


 


  
 

HBT is back!! 
 


Will Brunei retain the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy this August? Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.
Few months ago, there was some doubt whether the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014 will actually happen this year. The supporters were anticipating for another great tournament after Brunei Darussalam won its first HBT tournament back in 2012. Earlier this year, it was slightly quiet and even the management and stakeholders were unsure of the dates for the actual tournament.

Perhaps the highlight earlier this year was when the management were conducting trials for the Brunei U-21 team back in January as they were preparing for the supposedly tournament earlier in April 2014. The plan didn’t materialised in terms of hosting the event in April and it was postponed till further notice. However, this is still great news because this will give ample time for Brunei to prepare for the HBT tournament. They were already many question marks as why the trials were only planned three months before the actual tournament then as it’s never easy to gel new players in the time span given. I’m not pretty sure how the preparations have been since beginning of the year but I’m sure that manager Hj Feisal Hj Eusoff and coach Kwon Oh-Son have sorted this out.

Last weekend was the draw for the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014 and Brunei is now placed in Group B with the likes of Cambodia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam. In Group A are Timor-Leste, Laos, the Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand. The only one missing here is Indonesia as they won’t be able to compete due to the clashes with the ongoing Indonesian football league.

Well, I still find that a bit odd since Indonesia has a population of 200 million and yet they can’t field a squad of 24 to represent Indonesia U-21. I kinda find that reason to be … ah, no comment. For your info, Indonesia was runner-up in the previous tournament and it was a very heated match, not for the players on the field but for the supporters out there as there were commotions happening prior to the match and during the match. Sometimes when you are too passionate about your country and the ego get the better of you, things are easier to escalate to an uglier scene.

As for a vote of uncertainty, team manager Hj Feisal Hj Eusoff shared that Brunei is not ready for next month’s 5th Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy as he said they are far from being prepared for the August 9-23 regional Under-21 tournament. He said that the players’ are not at the level they should be and further more, they haven’t selected their first eleven, let alone choosing the final 18 squad.

I believe there is still hope for Brunei. They did it two years ago with great difficulty and yet they prevail. Brunei is the defending champion and I believe they can excel to greater heights.

The manager conveyed his thanks to DPMM FC for allowing to use some of their players – Adi Said, Najib and Hendra and also thanked National Football Association of Brunei Darussalam (NFABD) for their never ending support and also to the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.

I shall update you the progress of the Brunei U-21 team. For now, good luck for the preparations.


Team manager Hj Feisal Hj Eusoff during the draw last weekend. Image courtesy of The Brunei Times.
 


Malaysian High Commissioner Datuk Hj Ag Sahak making the draw for Malaysia team. Image courtesy of Borneo Bulletin
 


This is the crowd that we are gonna miss – the Indonesian fans
 


Najib from DPMM FC will be representing Brunei U-21 team
 


Hendra will be in Brunei colours once again this August
 


The actual draw for this year’s HBT 2014
 


Let’s hope that the crowd can be controlled especially when it comes to ticket distribution. Do you think there should be a small value given for the tickets? Image courtesy of @iam_nashar
 

  
 

Wu Chun at Fashion Week 
 


Wu Chun with Giorgio Armani at Fashion Week in France

As glamorous haute couture creations takes the runway in paris, media from around the globe gather at Paris for the pre-fall and winter collection Fashion Week in the months of July. Not only that, fashion enthusiasts from around the world fly in to Paris during this month to enjoy the great summer sales and at the same time, trying to get a glimpse of all the world renowned designers and celebrities at all the famous museum which are used as the venue for most of the fashion show for the top designers in the fashion industry.

Wu Chun who has been recognised as a fashion figure in the showbiz partly because of his well-built physical appearance has a close relationship with some of the top fashion designer brands in the world and has attended numerous fashion shows or invited as the spokesperson for the opening ceremony for the designer stores.

Christian Dior’s couture show in Paris on Monday was the fashion equivalent of a concept album.The show was held at Musée Rodin’s gardens in a circular tent decorated with thousands of white orchids and displayed the latest confections by Belgian designer Raf Simons.

Extended over six segments, models dressed in everything from full-skirted ballgowns to full-length fur coats, chiffon slips and embroidered parachute silk boilersuits walked around a circular white room wrapped in chrome and covered – floor to ceiling – in white orchids. It even had a soundtrack of alpha experimentalists Sonic Youth.

This year, Wu Chun was invited to experience the Fashion week in Paris where he had the chance to sit in the front row with some of the top celebrities such as Jennifer Lawrence who fame has shot up during the last few years with her blockbuster hit, The Hunger game. Wu Chun was also joined by the Harry Potter female lead actress, Emma Watson,Charlize Theron and Sean Penn at the Christian Dior Fashion Show. Put together, it was a dizzying expression of creative director Raf Simons’ vision for this revered Parisian house: futuristic, red carpet friendly and art-house all at once.

In the show notes, Simons said the Dior collection was about bringing “the attitude of contemporary reality to something very historical” and finding something modern as the result. This concept collection – assured, new but rich with varied reference – suggests he might have done just that.

The Simons effect at Dior sent couture sales soaring by 14% to £601m in the last six months of 2013. This, in turn, has boosted the ready-to-wear side of the business. Asia and the US are emerging as the markets where Dior does particularly well. Monday’s couture outing will only boost a house on the up.
According to Wu Chun,” The things that excite me this time is i am attending the Haute Couture collection fashion shows which is very much difference from the Ready-to-wear collection. Couture collection are all the limited edition pieces and i was amazed by all the creativities and workmanship of the highest level in the world of fashion.Of course, being alongside all the hollywood A-lists was a blast experience for me as well.”

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Woohoo. I see Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson
 


 


Wu Chun at the Fashion week
 


Wu Chun posing for the camera

Quotes from Wu Chun – “”Its great to be back to Paris again, the city of ‘Fashion’ and feel honoured to be invited to Chanel, Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani Fashion shows during my 4 days trip. Its such a pleasure to wear the suit personally selected by My Giorgio Armani, a very down to earth icon who had his autograph on a baby Armani Suit for my 9 months old baby boy.”

“Today, fashion is really about sensuality-how a person feels on the inside. In the ’80s women used suits with exaggerated shoulders and waists to make a strong impression. Women are now more comfortable with themselves and their bodies-they no longer feel the need to hide behind their clothes. Fashion is not only about the clothes. Its about your body shape, your personality and the confident you have to express what you wear.”


Wu Chun at the Fashion week
 


Wu Chun selfie-ing with fans
 


Wu Chun having fun in Paris
 

  
 

11
Jul

#Always

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

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Citroën Brunei 
 


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FoodPanda Brunei 
 


It’s super big in Malaysia and now it’s made available in Brunei Darussalam. In Malaysia, there are almost 580 restaurants listed in Food Panda which is a mobile app and web-based for food ordering and delivery service provider. Now it’s good to see such a reputable company such as Food Panda to be in Brunei and it’s slowly making waves as the online orders are increasing day by day.

So far, Food Panda has partnered with 20 restaurants such as Ximply Chriz, Kitaro Japanese, Swensen’s, KFC and Burger King to name a few in Brunei. Last week, I conducted a special free voucher for my instagram followers to increase the awareness of Food Panda existence in Brunei and it worked. People were ordering and there was a huge spike in terms of orders from Food Panda and Burger King was the popular order among the lot.

Recently Claudio Abitante, the Managing Director of Foodpanda Brunei, was in the country to meet up with potential restaurants to be listed in Food panda. He believes that Food Panda will be as popular as in Malaysia because Bruneians love to eat.

For the moment, the delivery service is currently limited to residents of Brunei-Muara and hopefully it will extend to other districts after they finalized with the logistics. I have to say it’s not that easy especially for logistic purposes and currently, FoodPanda is utilizing TNT Brunei in providing the delivery service.

Two days ago, FoodPanda Brunei is now available on three platforms – IOS, Google Play and Window, and now you can order your favourite food from your smart phone. So do give it a try and you will amazed that to see food being delivered to your doorsteps.

Do mind the delays on some of the deliveries and FoodPanda Brunei is still finding ways to expedite the process for the convenience of the customers.

From time to time, FoodPanda Brunei will be running a few gimmick promotions and you will get some FREE vouchers from FoodPanda which you can use for your orders. You can also visit their website page – foodpanda.com.bn too. Happy hunting for food 😀


Now available on the tip of your fingers
 


Do download the app on your smartphone
 


Don’t forget to register yourself
 


Yay, I’m a registered user
 


So far, the delivery is within Bandar Seri Begawan
 


The good thing is that they have logs on your previous orders. So far, I have yet to make an order 😀
 


Some of the restaurants listed in FoodPanda Brunei
 


You can check out their website too
 


This is how the delivery man will carry – a FoodPanda bag in the near future
 


Claudio Abitante, the Managing Director of FoodPanda Brunei, is happy that FoodPanda is slowing making an impact in Brunei
 

  
15% discount at Malppy 

Something huge and exiting for this week’s Weekend Promotion. Enjoy storewide shopping at 15% discount; from women accessories to men clothing to kids’ shoes, basically everything you can find from Malppy! Do your last minute shopping with just a few clicks away and be ready for Raya.

How to Shop:

Go to www.malppy.com and register an account for free.
Once logged in, browse any item you want to buy and add to cart.
Once you’re done shopping, proceed to view cart
Type in [DISCOUNT] at Use Coupon Code and proceed to checkout
Done! And you will receive your goods within 14 days at your doorsteps.

 

 


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Apart from this big discount, this week Malppy is featuring Valentino Inspired Rockstuds sandals for children. Every little girls’ dream shoe; for the little ones that love to dress up like mommy can do so now with these cute sandals. This featured sandal is at only B$23.90 instead of B$32.90, even better, you can use this week coupon code to get another 15% discount of the promo price! There are more colours to choose from, so what are you waiting for? Visit Malppy today.

 

Samo Furniture Sale 
 


It’s that time of the year again and Samo Furniture, that little vintage store in Kiulap, known for its eclectic choice of items, is currently having a storewide sale starting July 7 for the upcoming festive season. For those of you who has been eyeing some of their unique collectables, now is the time to start shopping! Head on over to their little shop in Kiulap, Unit No 27, ground floor, Bangunan Lim Eng Ming (same block as vintage rose). You can also follow them on Instagram @samofurniture


Wanting a Shahsaran (Iran) authentic persian carpet? Available at Samo Furniture
 


Ladderax Shelf Unit
 


Brown leather sofa
  
 

Aspire E Series 
 


Aspire E Series available at Concepts Computer
 

 

Ready to take US by storm 
 


Dayat, Elizabeth, Eden, Maria, Joanna, Ruby, Bridget, Shian Li, Adi Farhan and Jeffery at the Brunei International Airport

Last year,there were three representatives. This year, Brunei are sending 9 participants and this shows that Bruneians have what it takes with their talents. Yesterday nine of them took off for the United States to represent Brunei in the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA). In other words, it’s the official “Talent Olympics” and it’s a good avenue to aspire more talents. This is a great opportunity for the participants to be exposed to the real competition and also compete against other performers around the world.

Last year, Fakhrul Razi made to the finals of WCOPA 2013 and bagged a few gold medals while Kevin Lo earned scholarships from the acting academy and notching a few gold medals whereas Maria Grace Koh earned silver medals from last year’s awards. The only one returning back to Hollywood is Maria while the rest are new to the competition.

Jeffrey Cadayong of Prismworks Event Management is confident that Brunei will bring in more medals and also earn more gold medals. The Brunei candidates have been working very hard and they had their final rehearsal at Expression Music before taking off for their adventure to Hollywood. I saw bits of pieces of Ruby Chong’s performance and I was super amazed already by this lady talent and I have seen her sing in public events.

Both sisters Eden Chiam and Shian Li Chiam are also selected for the USA trip who will performing vocal and instrument respectively in the junior category. They are the youngest of the lot. Elizabeth Sim and Joanna Kwan will be representing Brunei in the senior acting category. As for the senior vocal category, former champion of P2F Hidayat Hj Ahim, Ruby Chong, Bridget Ang and Md Adi Farhan will represent the country.

Will any of them reach the finals of the WCOPA like Fakhrul Razi did? I do have faith in them and they will make more waves this time round. Last year, Brunei won the “Spirit Award” and also the winning viral photo which happened to be my photo on social media.

Good luck to all the participants and do keep us posted. Too bad this year I won’t be joining them to the States. Maybe next year when the time is right. Do follow their updates on instagram @officialwcopabrunei

 


Dayat with his family and friends, sending him off
 


Ruby Chong and her cute nephew
 


Adi Farhan with his family members
 


Brunei delegates with the family members
 


Bridget Ang with her family and friends
 


The Chiam family 😀
 


A shot with the celebrities 😀
 

  
 

Donations of footballs from Grand Motors 

Grand Motors Sdn Bhd, the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in Brunei Darussalam is at the forefront of the companies supporting football in the country. Kia Motors, one of the official automotive partners in the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ further compliments the youthfulness, dynamism and excitement of its products through active participation in sports marketing.

For the past years, Grand Motors has supported several sports events like tennis, golf and football. This year, Grand Motors extends the spirit of the world’s most famous football tournament and donates more than 100 footballs to different schools in the country to further expand this advocacy. As one of the company’s newest corporate social responsibility (CSR) endeavors, this program is in line with its advocacy of youth empowerment through sports. Among the schools in Brunei, the following were the recipients of the KIA-FIFA footballs: Co-Curriculum Education Department for Sports School, Jerudong International School, International School Brunei and Seri Mulia Sarjana International School.

According to Grand Motors’ Managing Director Frankie Ho, “Kia Brunei believes that through sports, our youth will grow up to be responsible and active adults who will strengthen the backbone of our society”. He also added, “Through this program, we aim to develop the skills and interest of the students in this global sport to further reinforce fair play and team spirit”.

Kia has been an Official Automotive Partner of FIFA since 2007, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and UEFA EURO 2012™, and has recently strengthened their involvement in the game with an unprecedented long-term commitment of extending their partnership with FIFA until 2022.


Mr. Ambrose Nathan, Chief Financial Officer of International School Brunei receives the footballs in behalf of their school.
 


Grand Motors’ Executive Director Pg Hj Abdul Qahar Bin PSD Maj Gen (R) Pg Hj Ibnu Basith ceremoniously hands over the footballs to the Director of Co-Curriculum Education Department, Pg Suhaimi Bin Pg Hj Bakar and receiving it is Sports School Deputy Principal Mohammad Norilham Jais
 


Receiving the balls from KIA Sales Manager Ms. Jacqueline Koh are representatives from Jerudong International School with their Sports Director Mr. Chris McGeorge
 


Group photo with Grand Motors

07
Jul

#Okay

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Uncategorized

 

Everyone is safe 
 

Breaking news: Official statement from AirAsia: AirAsia confirms there was an incident with Flight AK 278 at Bandar Seri Begawan International Airport, Brunei today at approximately 1600hrs.

All passengers and crew on board disembarked safely and there are no injuries reported for this incident. There were a total of 102 passengers and 7 crew on board.

Our ground services personnel are currently attending to the needs of all passengers concerned.

Our team is working with the relevant authorities to identify the root cause of this incident, and AirAsia will provide further updates as necessary.


Passengers disembarked from flight AK 278 after an unusual landing at Brunei International Airport. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


A personnel from the fire department, helping to carry bags of the passengers to an assembly point. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


Image courtesy of Whatsapp
 


The AirAsia plane that landed unusually on the runaway and skidded off to the grass area. Hats off to the captain of flight AK 278 to ensure everyone is safe. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


Passengers are all safe. Image courtesy of Whatsapp.
 


The bus chauffeuring the passengers to the assembly point
 

  
 

M.Hana Bakery 
 


The famous Tapak Kuda from M. Hana Bakery. Now it’s open for orders
 

Guess what, guys?? You can now order your cakes and biscuits just in time for Hari Raya and for many years, my friends have ordered through M. Hana Bakery because of the choices they have and they are yummy too. For your info, M. Hana Bakery has been one of the biggest household name when it comes to home made cakes and biscuits. But this time, they will only do cakes and cake roll.

The top selling ones are 1) American Chocolate Cake which now has 3 layers instead of 2 previously and 2) Tapak Kuda. Therefore, M. Hana Bakery has stocked up their materials to cater for the growing demand for both items. Other items for order are Kek Lapis Coffee Princess, Bueno Marble Roll, Tik Tak Roll, Kek Vico, Oreo Cheese Cake and many more (just check the order image below).

You can download the order form for cakes and biscuits [here]. The deadline for the final order is on 12th July 2014. For SMS bookings, you can contact 710 4474 or 7153030.

 


Cheese cake 9” x 9” for $15
 


American Chocolate Cake (3 layers) – 6” x 6” for $18 or 9” by 9” for $22
 


Oreo Cheese cake 9” x 9” for $18
 


Cake Vico 9” x 9” for $20
 


Kek Lapis Favourite Nutella 6” x 9” for $30
 


Bueno Marble Roll (Green orange) and Tik Tak Roll (white roll)
 


Kek Lapis Coffee Princess 6” x 9” for $20
 


I’m in love with their Tapak Kuda
 


Peah, Mel and Bakar devouring the Tapak Kuda last night
 


Seng Yee having a roll too
 


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Concepts Computer promo 
 


Pao Jian Wan of Concepts Computer (2nd from left) with Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer with the staff of Concepts Computer unveiling some of models that are going on discounts

This is how Concepts Computer gives back to the community and I always love their promotion because it involves the youth especially students. This is a very great deal for students and even teachers as they enjoy certain discounts on selected items such as the Acer notebooks and Epson printers to name a few or perhaps an Acer smartphone. Not to worry as membership pen drive holders will also benefit from the ongoing “Back-To-School” promotion. Check out the press release below given by Concepts Computer. Thumbs up to the promotion and happy belated to the man behind Concepts Computer, Mr. Vincent Pao. You can follow more updates on Concepts Computer on their Facebook page.

Education is one of the most important part of a healthy and growing society, which is why Concepts Computer is always glad to do promotions when it comes to “Back-To-School” periods. And as July/August is one of the larger “Back-To-School” period in Brunei, that is in terms of returns to primary and secondary schools and also more importantly, in terms of the start of higher education at institutes like UBD and ITB, Concepts Computer will be rolling out a huge selection of specials and promotions from well-known brands like Acer and Epson.

On offer from Concepts Computer is a slew of laptops from Acer, over ten models. Listed will be a sample of models that will be available during this period. First is the Acer Aspire E1-432-29574G50, available in black and on promotion for $468, usual price was $528. The Acer Aspire E1-432-29574G50 is an affordable 14” laptop with an Intel Celeron processor and is perfect as a beginner’s laptop, and a great introduction to IT literacy for young children. Next is the Acer Aspire V5-472P-21174G50, available in 2 colours, either champagne ice or cool steel, selling for $618, down from usual price of $718. The Acer Aspire V5-472P-21174G50 is a great introduction model for those looking to learn touch-screen computing on a Windows 8 machine. With an Intel Pentium processor, 4GB of RAMs and HDMI connectivity, the Acer Aspire V5-472P-21174G50 is also perfect as an at-home multimedia console that streams all of your multimedia onto your High Definition HDMI-connected TV screens.

Next model from Acer is the Acer Aspire V5-473PG-54204G50, also available in 2 colours, champagne ice or cool steel, on offer for $868, usual price was $998. It comes with touch-enabled screen, HDMI connectivity, an Intel i5 processor and a 2GB Nvidia GeForce graphic card, making the Acer Aspire V5-473PG-54204G50 the perfect multimedia laptop on-the-go. Next is the Acer TravelMate P645G-MG-54204G52, available for $1,108 per unit, down from the usual price of $1,308. It is classed as a business laptop, with it’s anti-shock HDDs and Acer’s patented Bio-Protection fingerprint security scanner, making the safety of your business-related data secure wherever you are.

Concepts Computer will also have 2 models from Acer’s portable line of smart phones and tablets, first is the Acer Liquid Z3S smart phone which during this promotion will be $128 and comes with a free 4GB micro-SD card, adding more space to an already affordable and utilitarian smart phone. Next is the Acer Iconia W3, a 32GB Windows OS tablet, on promotion for $398, down from the usual price of $428, making Windows-based smart tablets more affordable.


Acer Iconia W3, a 32GB Windows OS tablet,
 


Some of the Acer notebooks on promotion
 


Many of the Acer Aspire models on promotion
 


Epson printers making a name for itself especially among teachers and students. Now you can enjoy some discounts on selected models of Epson printers

Also on offer will be the full line of Epson L-Series printer with external ink tanks, ranging from the affordable Epson L-210 ultra high-yield all-in-one colour printer to the very robust Epson L-1800 A3 6-colours photo printer. With every purchase of any of the L-Series printer during this “Back-To-School” promotional period, customers are entitled to receive free full set of inks and free ream of papers. All Epson L-Series printers comes with genuine external ink tanks, a full set of bottled inks and 1 year warranty coverage, making the L-Series the best printing solution when it comes to quality and cost.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer said, “Concepts Computer has always had a close relationship with students and teachers and the Bruneian education sector in general so it’s not a difficult step for us to cater to their needs specifically.” He continued, ”These promotions not only ensure a well-equipped student base in Brunei but also a well educated and IT-literate group of people who will be technically savvy and a huge resource for Brunei as a whole in the future.” Zul also noted that the promotions are not limited to those in higher education like universities or institutes, it is also open to students in primary and secondary education levels.

The “Back-To-School” promotions will be available from the 5th of July til the 26th of July, and will be open to all teachers and students, please bring proof to show that you are either a teacher or student in the form of ID, report cards or a formal letter from the respective educational institute. Also this promotion will be open to all Concepts Computer members, just show your membership pendrives when you make your purchase to take advantage of these promotions. To those who are not members, do not worry, registration will be open during this period as well. For even more information, please visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/2/3.


It’s always a great sight to see Vincent Pao behind the camera and working hand-in-hand with the media
 


Concepts Computer associates posing for the media
 


Check out the promotion deals at Concepts Computer
 


Concepts Computer celebrated Vincent’s birthday last week.
 

  
 

 

Revelation of Muslim Clothing 
 

I only dropped by last Saturday just to check out the “Revelation of Muslim Clothing” exhibition. I believe it was a great success and it was great to see big names from Malaysia showcasing their products to the Brunei market and yes, there is such a demand for these products that they offer. The exhibition also had special talks on Aurat and Muslim clothing with the title “Aurat oh Aurat, I Cover Up for Allah SWT”. You will be surprised that there are many things we assume that what covering Aurat is and there are many things to learn about Aurat itself.

The Revelation of Muslim Clothing event also comprises of an area for ‘Used & Wearable Clothing’ as well as Hijabs, Baju Kurungs, Baju Melayu, Jubah, shoes, shirts and pants which is free of charge for the public, as well as 100 over Ramadhan goodies.

One of the names that caught my eye was Miss Nina whom I made acquaintance during her days in Teh Tarik Crew and they did perform once in Brunei Darussalam. I doubt she remembered me *lol* and now she’s doing quite well with her fashion label Mizz Demeanor and Madeena Clothing (a Muslimah fashion label). Another famous designer from Malaysia is Calvin Thoo who was recently in Brunei as well for the showcase.

Check out some of the pictures below. Some of the images taken from @feekscada @madeenamy instagram and images courtesy of Aziz Idris and Syazwani Rosli of Borneo Bulletin.


Hajah Izyan Ahmad Khalidi, the Managing Director of IWN Enterprise, the organiser of the “Revelation of Muslim Clothing”. Image taken by Syazwani Hj Rosli of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Hajah Izyan Ahmad Khalidi presenting Ramadhan goody bags at the event last weekend. Image by Aziz Idris of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Afiqah Ibnu with celebrity Mizz Nina of @medeenamy design line. Image taken from @feekscada
 


Mizz Nina at the event. Image taken from @mizznina1780
 


Afiqah and Zuraidah
 


A talk on Aurat
 


The event took place on the 7th floor at Centrepoint Hotel
 


The Madeena collection
 


Guess who was there? The passionate singer himself Fakhrul Razi who was selling his debut album Mutlak
 


It’s good to see @franatics_bn helping out the selling of his album
 

  
 

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