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08
May

Best Spider-Man ever?

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

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Team America
 

Having the luxury of the time to catch Captain America: Civil War three times, I have to admit that the replay value hasn’t bore me just yet. This is how I am amazed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe and how Disney has made it such a lovable franchise ever since they bought over the franchise.

The movie is slated to be a big box office machine. Having already raking in USD 75 million on Friday alone, it will reach in the region of USD 175 to USD 190 million tops. It’s unlikely to touch the USD 200 million region which many predicted it would be. Now the question is will it have the legs to break the USD 350 million mark in the months to come. The previous movie, Captain America: Winter Solider, made USD 259 million. It’s no surprise that Civil War will surpassed that in just two weeks. We shall wait and see.

Here’s just another short review of my version of Civil War.

First thing’s first. I love the movie. It’s quite a rare feat that I would watch a movie for the third time. Even a fourth viewing is a possibility. I’ve already caught it three times in a space of 9 days so no harm done for the next viewing, right?

Now, what I love about Civil War?

1) This is a movie that Batman V Superman wanted to be. The lame battle or war that the DC characters recently had was just simply $#%^@~#. The plot just got too tangled in the web and there was no way out of it. Purely messy. As for Civil War, the premise and the build up were solid from start to finish and furthermore, it was able to create a situation where you as the audience would have to choose between Team Cap or Team Ironman. As for Batman V Superman, the delivery of their rivalry lacked substance and desire for the audience to be involved in.

2) How do you handle so many characters in a two and a half hour movie? And none of the characters were not put to waste. That I have to salute the Russo brothers for pulling a great feat which Joss Whedan did for The Avengers. Some of the characters had shorter screen time but it was enough to make us feel interested in their characters. As for Doomsday or even Lex Luthor, not so much. Something Zack Synder lacked.

3) I have to applaud for their ingenuity of the action sequences in Civil War. The airport scene still leaves me mesmerized and I could just watch over and over again. My only problem is the less usage of Vision during the fight scenes *little spoiler alert* but other than that, the airport scene is perhaps the best superhero action scene of all time and many producers and directors will have a hard time to top this feat.

4) The introduction of Black Panther and Spider-Man. I had reservations on their characters when I watched the trailer. Why? Panther is a low key superhero in Marvel while we have gotten bored with many renditions of Spider-Man. However, these were not the cases for both Panther and Spider-Man. I won’t spoil much but man, they both will have a bright future in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

That are just the gist of what I thought of Civil War. There are many talking points for the final installment of Captain America. So who’s your favourite character? Mine’s definitely Spider-Man. Verdict: 8.5-9/10

 

Podcast review of Captain America: Civil War with regular co-host Del Goh

 


Tom Holland as Spider-Man and he suits the role
 


My blogger friend from Singapore – Tiffany Yong gave it 5 stars. Read more of her review by clicking the image.
 


Caught the premiere show at The Mall Cineplex two Thursday ago
 


Both Farhan and Stuart read the wrong memo during the premiere of Captain America: Civil War
 

  
 

02
May

Close but no cigar

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Podcast on Captain America 
 

Podcast review of Captain America: Civil War with regular co-host Del Goh

 

  

 

 

CIPTA 2017 
 

 

Unleash your creativity. We have so many opportunities to showcase our talents and show the country what our youths are capable of. There have been creativity programs and competitions to spur individuals to take participate. Recently The Crown Prince CIPTA Award 2017 was launched at University Teknologi Brunei (UTB which was previously known as ITB) and this has been an ongoing competition with many local participation over the years.

A big thank you to UTB and also their core sponsor, Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd for making the CIPTA possible.

Gracing the event was Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education. Also present at the ceremony were Pengiran Dato Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Education; Awang Mohamad bin Haji Awang Damit, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Brunei LNG Sdn Bhd, who is also the Co-Chairperson of CIPTA 2017 Executive Committee, Dr. Haji Junaidi bin Haji Abdul Rahman, Permanent Secretary (Higher Education) and Chairperson of the CIPTA 2017 Executive Committee, Associate Professor Dr Hajah Zohrah binti Haji Sulaiman, the Vice-Chancellor of UTB.

 


Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Indera Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Suyoi bin Haji Osman, Minister of Education gracing the event
 

 

So what’s the theme for this year’s APICTA? It will be on “Innovation for Sustainable Economy”. The competition is open to all schools, technical and tertiary academic institutions, government and private organizations and the general public.

There are three main competitions: Category 1, 2 and 3 for local participants; the Smart Junior Competition; and the ASEAN Category. The prizes by Category are as follows:

CATEGORY 1, 2 AND 3 (LOCAL COMPETITION)

Category 1: Creating New Product, Process or Technology
1st Prize – B$ 6000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2nd Prize – B$ 4000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
3rd Prize – B$ 2000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2 Consolation Prizes – B$ 500.00 cash and certificates

Category 2: Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology

1st Prize – B$ 6000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2nd Prize – B$ 4000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
3rd Prize – B$ 2000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2 Consolation Prizes – B$ 500.00 cash and certificates

Category 3: Creating New or Modifying Existing Product, Process or Technology by Young Inventors

1st  Prize  – B$ 3000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2nd Prize      – B$ 2000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
3rd Prize      – B$ 1000.00 cash, a trophy & certificate
2 Consolation Prizes – B$ 250.00 cash and certificates

THE SMART JUNIOR COMPETITION

1st  Prize     – B$ 1000.00 cash & certificate
2nd Prize     – B$ 800.00 cash & certificate
3rd Prize     – B$ 500.00 cash & certificate
2 Consolation Prizes – B$ 200.00 cash and certificates

ASEAN CATEGORY

New Invention & Innovation Category
Best Invention & Innovator – B$ 6000.00 cash & Trophy

Young Inventor Category

Best Young Inventor          – B$ 3000.00 cash & Trophy

 

 


Guest of honour touring the exhibition after the launch
 

 

 

Winner from the ASEAN New Invention & Innovation Category will be eligible to compete with winners from Categories 1 and 2 in the Local Competition for the Crown Prince Special Award to win the grand prize of B$ 8000 and the CIPTA Trophy. In CIPTA 2015, the coveted grand prize was awarded to a group of researchers from the Institute of Bio-Engineering and Nanotechnology Singapore for their winning project ‘Green Tea Nanocarriers to Fight Cancer’.

Each entry will be judged based on their novelty and creativity; deployment of end product; social, economic and sustainable design considerations; and the project report and presentation. Assessment of submitted projects will be conducted in two stages starting with the Preliminary Assessment. Only qualified entries will be allowed to proceed to the Final Assessment.

With the official launching of CIPTA 2017, participation into all the categories is now open. The deadline for participating in CIPTA 2017 is on 31 October 2016. More information can be obtained from www.utb.edu.bn/cipta.

 

  
 

Sign up for Baiduri Masters 2016 
 

The highly anticipated annual golf tournament, the Baiduri Masters Charity Golf Tournament is set to tee off in a month’s time spanning 2 weekends, 20 to 22 May and 27 to 29 May 2016. This year marks the 21st edition of the Baiduri Masters organized by Baiduri Bank Group.

Thanks to the support of strategic partner – the QAF Group of Companies, the much awaited hole-in-one prizes for Baiduri Masters 2015 was confirmed this morning at the Partnership Signing Ceremony held at the QAF Centre. Besides these three luxurious cars, players will also stand a chance to win two cash prizes plus numerous other tournament prizes at the Baiduri Masters 2016.

The hole-in-one prizes for this year are as follows: Porsche Cayenne for Hole 2; Mini Cooper for Hole 5; BMW 218 Active Tourer for Hole 14; and $20,000 cash prize for Holes 12 and 16.

 

 


You could be a winner of this awesome car 😀
 

The upcoming golf tournament is divided into four divisions: Men’s, Ladies, Juniors and Team. The Men’s division will be further divided into Men’s Open and Senior Golfers categories. The Junior Golfers category is open to golfers aged 13 to 18 years old.

Registration commences from 20 April 2016 and the registration fee remains at BND120 for adults and BND60 for juniors. The registration fee is inclusive of green fee, buggy, goodie bag as well as buffet breakfast and lunch. Players are invited to the prize presentation dinner at the end of the tournament.

Players may play more than once to improve their chances of winning. Adult players will enjoy a discount on the registration fee on their second and subsequent rounds. The best score of any round played will be taken.

For more information, please contact the Baiduri Call Centre at 244 9666 or log onto www.baiduri.com, where they can also download the registration form.

 


Kahar Hj Abu Bakar (2nd from R) is the fourth golfer ever to hit the hole-in-one at the Baiduri Masters in its 20 years’ history. This was taken last year and he won the BND 20,000 cash prize then.
 


Click image to download PDF registration form
 

 

  
 

19 year old wins car 
 


19-year old Ahmad Ridhauddin Hj Suhaimin, winner of the Proton Satria Neo R3 1.6L Manual with his mother during the Second Lucky Draw campaign of Sentral Shopping Centre (KB Sentral) yesterday
 


Abby Lim, General Manager of Sentral Shopping Centre, with the winner
 

Sentral Shopping Centre has just completed the first series of its Second Lucky Draw Campaign on Sunday, 1st May 2016 at 2.00 pm yesterday. With about 1,900 short-listed coupon holders since the beginning of the campaign, November 2015, Sentral Shopping Centre was filled with a huge crowd of hopeful winners. The prizes range from household appliances to meal voucher to one night stay at Garden Sentral Hotel as well as a car for the grand prize.

The Guest of Honor for the Grand Lucky Draw was Madam Suraya Binti Hj Mohd Salleh. A total of 17 prizes were given away yesterday. The event commenced with a welcoming speech by the General Manager, Abby Lim. After that Ms. Norazizah Awang Damit, proceeded to draw the first 5 winners. It was then preceded by Penghulu of Mukim Kuala Belait, Mr. Haji Pungut Bin Ali, to draw another 5 winners. Ms Abby Lim proceeded to draw another 3 lucky winners. In between the draws, quiz questions were asked to the audience and the prizes to these quiz questions were sponsored by SugarBun Brunei and Ochado Brunei.

The Guest of Honor then proceeded to draw the top 4 lucky winners including the grand prize. The 4th prize, a 32” LED TV, went to Hjh Rohaya Hj Abu Bakar while Jufri Bin Hj Abd Hamid won a 2-door refrigerator as the 3rd prize winner. The 2nd prize of a fully automated washing machine was won by Sharon Chin Shiao Hui. The Grand Prize Winner of Sentral Shopping Centre Grand Lucky Draw, the first series, a white Proton Satria Neo R3 1.6L Manual, was 19-year old Ahmad Ridhauddin Hj Suhaimin.

Lucky Draw coupon holders were reminded to be present at the Grand Lucky Draw presentation, along with their Identity Cards (IC) as proof of identity and their Lucky Draw coupons. Representatives were allowed, but they must bring along their own ICs, as well as the photocopy IC of the winner along with the original coupon.

Do follow them on their Facebook and Instagram @kbsentral for all the latest updates on their upcoming event activities!

 


The top 17 winners feted yesterday. It was such a packed event.
 


Hjh Rohaya Hj Abu Bakar receiving the 32” LED TV
 


Jufri Bin Hj Abd Hamid won a 2-door refrigerator
 


Abby Lim running the draw
 


Sharon Chin Shiao Hui won a a fully automated washing machine
 


This lady won two prizes out of the 17 prizes drawn. A very lucky person indeed.
 

 


Almost 2,000 in attendance yesterday
 


The winner posing with his new car
 


Group photo with the guest of honour and general manager of KB sentral
 


Vendors of @KBsentral would be happy with the responses yesterday
 


Three more grand draws. So do spend at KB Sentral
 

 

  
 

 

Have you tried the DXRacer chairs? 
 

Review of a DXRacer chair

 

DXRacer computer gaming accessories have now landed in Brunei and are available from Concepts Computer. DXRacer computer gaming chairs and tables are made with very exacting standards, and the level of comfort and refinement which they offer is unrivalled amongst other computer gaming chairs and tables. These accessories which were originally conceived to heighten computer gaming experience, will also be the equipment of choice for comfort and ease when working at the office, relaxing at home while a watching a movie or getting into a game, as you’ve never experienced in front of a computer before.

Unlike most computer chairs available in Brunei, the DXRacer chair has a much higher backrest, that allows it to support your entire spinal column from your pelvis right to the neck. DXRacer chairs offers a very stable metal star base that is adjustable via a gas spring that allows the user to adjust it for varying heights of office or computer desks. It also includes a tilt mechanism with lock function so the back can be lowered down from 135 degrees to 180 degrees and set to lock at any angle. In addition, functions include multi-position adjustable armrests covered with a soft pad for comfort, so the user is protected from a shoulder slant or kyphosis as a result of prolonged fatigue of the shoulder and wrist. And DXRacer chairs also comes with a headrest cushion as well as a lumbar cushion that is height adjustable as desired, for added spinal column support.

Jonathan Chong, Senior Manager with DXRacer Brunei, while speaking to media, said, “We’re very pleased to be working alongside Concepts Computer, especially with the large range of products they offer for Bruneian IT consumers. We are always looking to provide to customers top of the range and high quality computer gaming chairs and desks so with the help of Concepts Computer, we are now one important step closer.” He also added, “Now that computer gaming is also a big part of the Bruneian IT scene, Bruneian gamers who require long hours of practice in order to maintain their top tier skills will now have the ability to choose the proper chair that is crucial in helping them perform at their very best by using DXRacer computer gaming chairs and tables which are available from Concepts Computer. And not to worry for all the arden gamers out there, we will be expecting a new shipment of chairs and tables in early May, a large volume to cater to Bruneian gamers.”

 


Jonathan Chong, Senior Manager with DXRacer Brunei with Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer at Times Square Shopping Centre
 


The gamers during the counter strike tournament at Times Square Shopping Centre last weekend
 

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer, also added, “We are extremely pleased to be working with DXRacer Brunei because they are providing a huge range of quality products at very diverse prices which can fit the purchasing power of different subsets of customers, from $475 to $799, each product will fulfill the specific needs of each customer.” Zul also added, “The support provided by DXRacer Brunei in terms of warranty issues are also top-notch, especially with the 2 years warranty coverage provided for each chair, which reassures both us as resellers and customers as end-users. We are looking forward to growing this section of the Bruneian IT market.”

DXRacer computer gaming chairs and desks will be available at Concepts Computer, where demo units are on stand-by for customers to try. Prices will range from $475 to $799, according to the model and needs of each costumer. For more information regarding DXRacer computer gaming chairs and desks, or any other enquiries regarding Concepts Computer and their range of products, please call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer retail outlet.

 

  
 

 

Hyundai Elantra 
 


Irwan Lamit, General Manager of BIBD At-Tamwil with James Chin, General Manager of Setia Motors Sdn Bhd checking out the new Hyundai Elantra
 


The new Hyundai Elantra
 

Late post: Did you know that the Elantra is Hyundai Motor’s best-selling model and now it has evolved with innovative design. The award-winning compact sedan inspires driver’s confidence with enhanced performance and stable handling.

The new Elantra dubbed “Avante” in Korea is now available on Brunei road and you can visit Setia Motors showroom in Beribi to check it out. The Elantra model is in its 6th generation. So what’s the upgrade? It has a more dynamic and sleek appearance. The grille is also different parted with slim and sporty headlights for an energetic look. The body structure has been designed to boost durability and rigidity, incorporating 32% more advanced high-strength steel compared to the original Elantra.

The all-new Elantra’s premium-sound Harman audio system delivers delightful sound quality with eight speakers accompanying an amplifier. There is also a pair of door-mounted tweeters located in every door to give that acoustic ambience.

All in all, the new Elantra is a a 1.6 litre engine compact-size sedan with class defining interior and exterior features which refined style elements reflect Hyundai Motor’s evolving philosophy.

So do check out the new Elantra at Setia Motors showroom at Beribi.

 


James Chin addressing to the public
 

 

 

  
 

29
Apr

50/50

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Podcast on Captain America 
 

Podcast review of Captain America: Civil War with regular co-host Del Goh

 

  

 

BND 53K raised during Polo charity 
 


His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen and Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah handing over a mock cheque to Pengiran Datin Hajah Noraini binti Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila Diraja Pengiran Haji Abdul Momin, Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan. Image courtesy of Dean Kassim of Borneo Bulletin.
 


Group photo. Image courtesy of Dean Kassim.
 

His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen and Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah yesterday graced the handover of funds amounting to $53,122, that were raised during the recent Charity Polo Day 2016.

The handover was held at Pusat Ehsan Al-Ameerah Al-Hajjah Maryam (Pusat Ehsan) in Bengkurong.

Upon arrival at Pusat Ehsan, Their Royal Highnesses were welcomed by the centre’s Board of Trustees, and given a briefing on the new rehabilitation centre, which is shortly due for construction.

After the briefing, Their Royal Highnesses were ushered to the Multipurpose Hall, where they presented the mock cheques to Pengiran Datin Hajah Noraini binti Pengiran Dipa Negara Laila Diraja Pengiran Haji Abdul Momin, Executive Trustee of Pusat Ehsan who received the donations on behalf of the centre.

Charity Polo Day 2016 was recently organised by Cityneon Brunei to raise funds for the special needs students of Pusat Ehsan.

Currently, there are about 156 students registered at the centre’s Bengkurong branch, while another 53 special needs students are registered with the Kuala Belait branch.

 


Photo opportunity with members of the Royal Family
 


Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah lifting the Charity Polo Day 2016 trophy two Sundays ago
 


His Royal Highness Prince ‘Abdul Mateen and Her Royal Highness Princess ‘Azemah Ni’matul Bolkiah during the polo exhibition match
 

The project, which is under tender process and estimated to cost around three million dollars, will be built on a land plot opposite the current building that houses Pusat Ehsan.

The construction project will be carried out in stages as it is mostly dependent on the centre’s funding.

The new centre is expected to accommodate more students with special needs, as well as individuals requiring occupational therapy. Text courtesy of Rokiah Mahmud of Borneo Bulletin.

 

  
 

Baiduri Deals at Freme Travel Fair 
 

 


Today and tomorrow (Saturday) only
 

 

 

  
 

Audi’s strong presence 
 

Too bad it was a short presence of the Audi Q7 but it definitely suits the theme for the action sequence. A pretty darn good car chase scene and Black Panther chase made cooler in the tunnel chase scene #TheGreatQ

 

 

  
 

BIBD annual dinner 
 


Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, BIBD Chariman and Minister of Development (Centre), handing over an award to Dayangku Noruldiana Shim binti Pengiran Hj Hashim (left), while BIBD Managing Director, Yang Mulia Mr Mubashar Khokhar (right) looks on
 

BIBD recently held an annual dinner to appreciate and acknowledge all the hard work and contribution of the BIBD family in the past year. These efforts have culminated into milestones and achievements, earmarked by Standard & Poor’s A- rating, its first ever Riba Symposium, chairmanship of the CAIBA (China-ASEAN Interbank Association), and the BIBD Headquarters re-launching. In 2015, the bank also managed to retain its international recognitions such as the Best Retail Bank in Brunei for the third year running (The Asian Banker), and the Best Bank in Brunei (Global Finance).

The event also saw the personal recognition of several bright BIBD talents as they have also contributed as ambassadors of BIBD and Brunei Darussalam. Dayangku Noruldiana Shim binti Pengiran Hj Hashim was commended for being conferred the Highest Achiever Award in the Islamic Financial Planner category in Kuala Lumpur. Also highlighted was Hjh Nurul Akmalina binti Hj Yahya’s recent achievement in the national finals of the Musabaqah Membaca Al-Quran competition.

The event started with a recitation of the Doa, which was then followed by welcoming remarks by BIBD Managing Director, Mr Mubashar Khokhar, where he shared significant milestones for the Bank, which included the fourth consecutive win in 2016’s Best Retail bank from The Asian Banker. “Alhamdulilah, all our efforts thus far have placed us on a solid foundation, prepared for the challenges and eager for the opportunities ahead”, said Mr Mubashar. He added that BIBD’s continued growth also increases its commitment to supporting Bruneian businesses through comprehensive banking solutions such as the BIBD SME 360, aligning the Bank closer towards His Majesty’s vision in developing a dynamic and sustainable economy.

 


Some of the BIBD associates in their costumes during the theme dinner annual event
 


The best female dress for the event
 

Mr Mubashar also highlighted BIBD’s successes also allows the Bank to raise its efforts to support the community, especially through its flagship CSR initiative, the ALAF (Advocating Life-long learning for an Aspiring Future) Programme. The programme, now in its third year with more than a hundred students, aims to Prepared by Corporate Communications, BIBD PRESS RELEASE MDO/PR/2015/016 bring more educational opportunities to underprivileged children, aligning BIBD further with another element of His Majesty’s vision, to develop well-educated and highly-skilled Bruneians.

Mr. Mubashar summed up his remarks with encouragement and inspiration for all BIBD staff to continue working together and delivering world-class banking products and services. “Ultimately, it is up to our unified efforts to ensure that BIBD cements its position as The First Choice for all our employees, customers and stakeholders”, concluded Mr. Mubashar. This was followed by presentations for Long Service Awards to employees.

The Guest of Honour at the event was Yang Berhormat Dato Paduka Awang Haji Bahrin bin Abdullah, Minister of Development and Chairman of the BIBD Board of Directors. Also in attendance was Yang Mulia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Aziz bin Orang Kaya Maharaja Lela Haji Yussof, Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Religious Affairs and Chairman of BIBD’s Shariah Advisory Body. Also present were members of the Board of Directors, members of the Shariah Advisory Body, along with some 800 BIBD personnel, and their spouses. The event was held at the Indera Samudra Grand Hall, The Empire Hotel and Country Club in Jerudong.

 

  
 

 

 

Kia Hari Raya offer 
 


Interesting offers from Kia models
 

 

  
 

Save a life 
 


Louis Loo Kee Lee (left), founder of Plus+ Magazine and Kristy Lim (5th from left), founder of Piccolo Café with representatives from Jerudong Park Medical Centre and staff from Piccolo Café during the Save Life by Giving Blood campaign at Piccolo Café last week.
 

Late post. It was the fourth time that I have donated blood for a good cause. This was part of the Plus+ Magazine drive collaborating with Piccolo Café and Jerudong Park Medical Centre (JPMC). There were a total of 36 donors though there were many that had to be rejected due to low blood pressure, cholesterol and low haemoglobin levels. Though I have to say kudos for their thoughts and efforts to show up at Piccolo Café to donate.

The event began at 10am and ended at 4pm. Kristy Lim, owner of Piccolo Café was quite overwhelmed with the responses from the public and it was also the first time such event was held at her establishment.

During the blood donation drive, donors were treated to light refreshments courtesy of Piccolo café.

They were also given three complimentary issues of Plus+ magazine as well as special goodies from JPMC. Perhaps another one next year, Kristy? 😀

 

 


By the way, Piccolo Café are treating their customers a free additional shot of espresso for all coffee beverages from today until 10 May! Such good news for those who love their extra shot in their cuppa.
 


The screening process to see if you are eligible to donate or not
 

 


Refreshments for the donors that day
 

 

 

 


Thank you, Kristy, for the opportunity 😀
 

 

  
 

27
Apr

Team Ironman

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Keep Cool 
 


Check out the Predator series at Concepts Computer
 

 

  
 

 

#NazleeCahaya 
 

The Sneaks 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  
 

Whose side are you on? 
 


Are you Team Ironman or Team Cap? I’m definitely team yellow and red
 


Yea… A whole bunch of us are gonna catch this at The Mall Cineplex
 

Oh yes… Finally it’s here. The premiere of the final instalment of Captain America called Civil War. This is a prelude to The Avengers 3 and some even called it Avengers 2.5 as it involved all the characters except for The Hulk and Thor. I’ve watched the trailer many times and I have no doubt that this will be an awesome show. For many reasons. One being directed by the Russo brothers who were responsible for Captain America: The Winter Soldier which I love a lot. The second reason being is that it’s a Marvel universe where D.C has fallen flat in the wars of the superhero universe.

There’s even a critic who wrote “Packed to bursting with the one ingredient “Batman V Superman” lacked: Joy”. I’m quite surprised that many critics gave this flick a thumbs up and so far it has scored 97% on Rotten Tomatoes as compared to Batman V Superman’s 28%. Judging from the critics, this could be the biggest superhero movie of 2016. Period. Now the question is, will it top Batman V Superman’s box office earnings of USD 860 million worldwide. I’m pretty sure that it will be able to since it garnered USD 715 million for Winter Soldier worldwide.

I’ll be catching Captain America: Civil War with my buddies tonight at The Mall Cineplex so do watch out for my reviews soon on my podcast.

 

The trailer TV Spot for The Jungle Book

 

 


Check out the reviews. Click to read more
 

 

  
 

Counter Strike Tournament 
 

 

Times Square Shopping Centre will be organizing its first-ever Counter Strike Global Offensive Gaming Tournament on the 29th April, Friday until 1st of May 2016, Sunday from 10:00am to 10:00pm. It is open to all ages with only 5 team members allowed in a team, with one substitute.

The event, which is co-organized by Netcom, will provide interested participants the opportunity to experience the battle of the Counter Strike Global Offensive live, and for the public to witness it at the atrium of Times Square. The competition will be a single-elimination tournament where only winners of the first round will be eligible to proceed to the next round. There will also be amazing prizes sponsored by Netcom to be won. Interested participants will need to attach a receipt of any amount from any branches of Netcom in Brunei Darussalam, along with the registration form which can be retrieved from the lucky draw counter at Times Square Shopping Centre.

Throughout this Counter Strike Global Offensive Gaming Tournament, there will also be a Razer Roadshow by Netcom where there will be amazing Razer products and Gaming equipment. Moreover, DxRacer chairs will also be used during the tournament to allow gamers to “Sit better. Work harder. Game longer.”

Times Square is also glad to announce that we will be holding our annual Ramadhan Fair on the 21st June until 5th July 2016. Interested vendors may contact Times Square Management Office at 2338208 or 2338006 during office hours. You may also find out about all the upcoming events by visiting tsqbrunei.com or simply following Times Square Shopping Centre’s pages on Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

  
 

 

Business Epson Printers 
 


Eric Tang, Epson Malaysia’s Sales Manager Retail Division (2nd from left) and Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer (2nd from right) with Concepts Computer associates during the launch of the new Epson printers, the Work Force edition.
 


Eric Tang giving a quick presentation on the strengths of the new Epson printers ideal for businesses
 

You have heard of the L series of Epson printers (popular among teachers and students), suitable for home use. Now comes the business segment from the latest edition of Epson inkjet printers.

So if you are looking for efficiency, speed and quality, then I highly recommend you the Epson Workforce models – Epson WF-5111 or the Epson WF-5261 or the Epson WF-100 (mobile printer).

The said printers were launched at Brilliance Hall at Concepts Computer with Eric Tang, Epson Malaysia’s Sales Manager Retail Division, giving a quick presentation on the new Epson printers.

What caught my eye is the Epson WF-100 model. Why? It’s very portable and plus it’s wifi ready too. Perhaps the most interesting thing is that it can be power up using your power bank.. Awesome!!! I like the light weight of the printer and weighs 1.6 kg so you can actually bring it around for emergency purposes. Surprisingly this printer givers the best print out resolution as compared to the bigger printers. It can produce up to 5,670 x 1,440 dpi on a photo paper. Impressive!!

The bigger models are the WF-5111 and WF-5261, both coming with wide range of connectivity and mobile printing solutions. You can make use of your smartphone and download the app for printing purposes too. The other plus signs for these models are that it will give you significant savings through minimal usage of electricity, unlike laser printers which relies a lot on heat.

 


The Epson WF-5111
 


The Epson WF-5261
 


The awesome portable Epson WorkForce WF-100
 

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive shared that Concepts Computers will always move forward and strive to add the latest and best for our customers to choose from, which is why we’re bringing these 3 models into the Bruneian market.” Zul continued, “As can be expected from Epson and Concepts, these 3 models will be cost-effective and high in quality, printers that businesses can depend on day-in day-out.

Eric Tang said that “We at Epson believe that the Bruneian market is at a great position for expansion and with the growth of SMEs in Brunei Darussalam, these Epson WorkForce printers are perfect for that as well.“ Eric also added, “And with Concepts being our techinical service provider in Brunei, we are confident that Bruneians can put their trust in our products, building a solid foundation of ‘Peace of Mind’ to grow their productivity and businesses.”

Now for the price: The Epson WorkForce WF-5621 will be available at Concepts Computer for $468, the Epson WorkForce WF-5111 will be available for $268, while the mobile Epson WorkForce WF-100 will be available for only $218. Also note that Concepts Computer will be running trade-in offers for certain products and models.

Concepts will also have a month-end promo where every purchase of $30 and above will entitle a free $10 Concepts voucher. For more information regarding the month-end celebrations (on-going from 27th to 30th of every month) and the eligibility of receiving the give-away $10 vouchers, or the trade-in offers, or any other enquiries regarding Concepts Computer and their range of products, please call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer retail outlet.

 


Any purchase above $30 and you will be entitled to $10 voucher which is valid from 27th to 30th of every month). A better reason to buy the Epson printers
 


I got myself Easi cards from the $10 voucher 😀
 

 

  
 

07
May

#Street750

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Harley-Davidson Street 750 

 

One of the highlights of my trip to the Harley-Davidson of Korea was the first sneak peek of the Harley-Davidson Street 750 and unfortunately it won’t be available in the our region (Asia Emerging Markets) until 2015. The Street 750 is one of the most talked about model and this could be attributed to it being the featured bike in the recent Captain America: The Winter Soldier blockbuster movie.

The Street 750 is a great example of having its Dark Custom accessories to beautify the motorcycle. This model feels just nice for my size since its smaller than the ones I rode and I felt the Street 750 will create a timeless experience for riders alike.

What made it different from other Harleys is that the Street 750 uses its first all-black exhaust ever since its original Cafe Racer back in the 70s. So it’s good to have that modern vintage feel with a Dark Custom attitude that makes you crave to own one.

The Street 750 uses the all-new Revolution X engine (pure Harley-Davidson V-Twin engine) which is specifically designed for urban riding. It sports a smooth shifting 6-speed transmission. The chassis is pretty lean and narrow for easy handling (which is ideal for me) and plus the seat is super low.

There is so much to boast about the H-D Street 750 but my knowledge of H-D motorcycles haven’t gone deeper just yet. Price wise, I am not really sure but apparently it’s one of the affordable range out there. So far, it’s only available in India and some parts of Europe.

If you want to read more about the Harley-Davidson Street 750, you can click here and it has better description of the said model.

Thank you once again to Harley-Davidson of Korea for giving us this special privilege last weekend. I am truly grateful and honoured by your special invitation.

 


The ladies unveiling the Harley-Davidson Street 750 to members of the media at Harley-Davidson of Korea
 


Look at that beauty – the Harley-Davidson Street 750
 


One of the ladies having a feel of the Street 750


The Dark Custom Matt Finish on the Street 750


One of the media from Vietnam posing with the Street 750


Eka from Indonesia poses with the Street 750


Apparently Peter from Thailand is a celebrity and he has quite a following on instagram @petercorp


A hot dealer from Harley-Davidson Taiwan


A Malaysian TV celebrity Michelle (Football Overload) poses with the Street 750 and it was an honour to have met you in person


The image says it all

28
Mar

#Reboot

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in Uncategorized

 

 


Acer Liquid Smartphones

 


Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

  
 

HSBC Personal Internet Banking

 

Click image to read more
 
 


BIBD – Let’s Go Mobile!

 

Let’s go mobile? Click more to find out!!
 
 
 
 

Icon Design Store

 

 

Click to enter website
 
 

 

Captain America: The Winter Soldier 
 

The podcast review of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. What’s your take?

  
 

Numismatic Showcase 

 

Week Sale at S.C.G Outpost 

 


Numismatic enthusiasts at Numismatic Showcase organised by Koleksi Zul Zidane at S.C.G. Outpost Enterprise, Citis Square. The showcase sale will be until Sunday 30th March 2014.


Numismatic collectors eyeing some of the collections on display


The uncut RM2 dollar


The classes BND 50 note will be sent to US for accreditation


Check out the old notes

  


Paintball this Sunday 
 

Azeim of PANTAS at RBTS Paintball Arena. Image taken from PANTAS Facebook.

As another step to promoting the Sport of Paintball in Negara Brunei Darussalam, we have decided together with RBTS Paintball Arena to hold The 1st PERSATUAN PAINTBALL KEBANGSAAN NEGARA BRUNEI DARUSSALAM (PANTAS) BIG GAME!!

Don’t have anyone to play with??? Don’t have a team!?!? Don’t SWEAT!! Come and meet everyone in the paintball community!!! Bring your family and friends to come and play with us! Don’t worry we’ll sort the teams out, all players on all skill levels will be mixed up so that we can have a fun filled paintball day and get to know each other.

Details:

– max 50-70 pax

– max 10 teams

– max 7 players per team

– 2 Groups

Game format:

– round robin total elimination

Pricing – $85/- per pax

Included:

– all gear (Bring your own playing gear if you have them)

– 500 paintballs

Extra paint:

– $140/- per box of 2000 paintballs

– $40/- per 500 paintballs

Lets have fun and support Brunei Paintball!!!

For booking contact:

Email – pantasbrunei@gmail.com

Bandar/Tutong players: Kalel – 8611311, Pg Shahminan – 8733366. Charm – 8115500

KB players: Fairul – 8874055, Azeim – 8839146

 


Are you ready for some action this Sunday? Image taken from PANTAS Facebook.
 


It will be $85 for adult and guaranteed that you will have a blast. Image taken from PANTAS Facebook.
 


The promotional poster for Sunday
 

  
 

18
Mar

#IamUpforMovies

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Need for Speed 
 

I love Aaron Paul in Breaking Bad. However, I couldn’t picture him leading a role just yet on the big screen. His role as the protagonist in Need For Speed is questionable. Is he really a hero after the two hour ordeal that I had to go through? Plot wise, this is nothing interesting and for many, they won’t care much about the plot as they have something to look forward to and that is fast, beautiful cars which ain’t a selling point for me.

The plus points for me was the camera style and technique on the car chase sequences. I would say that some of the scenes were slightly better than Fast and the Furious series. Maybe the director attempted to bring more realism with great score and sound editing along with it. Do listen to my podcast on the popcorn panel and yes, I have another quiz too but you have to answer them on my instagram handle to be eligible for the grand prize.

So far the reviews have been favourable among my peers. But an eight will be too high for my liking. Movie has many flaws to make this a classic. I still prefer the FF series. Verdict: 7/10 @abbylmf 6.8 Rottentomatoes 23%

Check out the podcast review for Need for Speed

  
 

 

UBD Film Festival 2014 

 

I’m kinda excited for this event as I’m a movie buff and also my interest in film making is kinda high. This is the first time that UBD will be hosting a Film Festival that will feature some of the students’ modules of short films as well as some of the local house production short films. The actual event will be on the 19th and 20th of April which will take place at the Core, Universiti Brunei Darussalam. The tickets are free but the seats are limited over the two day period.

Last night, I was being interviewed by the marketing committee of UBD Film Festival 2014 and I’m honoured to be part of their project. They also interviewed some local videographers and creative directors where Elizabeth Sim was the host for the TV show format interview. Well, why I was chosen was because of my own going podcast on movie reviews on Sound Cloud – The Popcorn Panel.

Ironically, I interviewed the director of marketing, UBD Film Festival 2014, Efah, and you will be able to catch the interview soon on the Popcorn Panel. Good luck to you guys and I can see how much effort have been invested in this event. So peeps, don’t forget to catch UBD Film Festival 2014 on 19th and 20th April at the Core, UBD.

UBD Film Festival 2014 are also running a short film submissions from the public and you can check out their terms and conditions on their website and you can also download the form if you are interested. Who knows your short film will be shortlisted and be shown during the said event. You can also follow them on instagram @filmfestivalubd2014


You can be part of the UBD Film Festival 2014


The marketing team of the UBD Film Festival 2014 documenting the interviews


A young talented videographer being interviewed


Behind the scenes


Make up before the shoot


Testing before the shoot


The form for those interested to feature your short films

  

Amazing trailer 
 

Check out the first official trailer for Yasmine the movie

It was great to see the 30 second trailer of the much anticipated first featured film produced by a Bruneian entitled “YASMINE”. You may have heard about the movie on my older posts back last year and now it’s getting very close to reality that Yasmine the movie will be hit theaters and the producers have announced that the movie will be released by August 2014. Brunei Darussalam and Indonesia will be the first countries to release the movie though Yasmine will make its private screening at the Hong Kong International Film Festival (24-27th March) and Festival De Cannes: Marche Du Film (14-24th May).

As you can see that the Brunei’s film industry is still in its infant stage. So it’s great to see Origin Films taking a huge risk in creating this film which costs quite a huge sum of money. With the support of the Brunei Economic Development Board and the ministries involved in funding the project, Origin Films is confident that the Yasmine will translate not just exposure but also into box office success with Indonesia being the major market.

I have never been so excited about a local featured film for such a long time. The trailer itself have already raised my expectations on Yasmine and I have observed behind-the-scenes moments of Yasmine especially during shooting and I learnt so much about film making and I’m beginning to appreciate the efforts of even those who had minor roles in the film production.

Yesterday the media and bloggers were invited by Origins Film where Siti Kamaluddin, the director, introduced to the guests of the teaser trailer for Yasmine. She’s the lady behind the project with the help of Din Kamaluddin (producer), Chan Man Ching (stunt coordinator, action choreographer) as Action Director, Salman Aristo as Screenplay writer (Ayat-Ayat Cinta, Sang Penari), Cesa David Lukmansyah as Film Editor (Rumah di Seribu Ombak), Khikmawan Santosa as the Sound Designer, Aghi Narottama as the Music Director and Nidji, the composer and original songs on the soundtrack for Yasmine.

In attendance were representatives from Brunei Economic Development Board (LEAP Grant division), Baiduri Bank and Times Cineplex who were also impressed with the teaser trailer. Yasmine is very likely to be shown exclusively at Times Cineplex by August 2014. I shall keep you guys in the loop when the release date gets closer.

You can see some of the details of Yasmine the movie at their website yasminethemovie.com and you can also follow them on Twitter and instagram @yasminthemovie for updates. The web portal was also launched yesterday to give more hype on the movie before its release.

I shall be posting more behind-the-scene pictures in a few weeks’ time. Congratulations to Siti and her team on their tirelessly effort in producing a locally made film. You have my full support definitely.


Siti Kamaluddin, director of Yasmine and founder of Origin Films with her crew involved in the Yasmine project
 


Associates from the Brunei Economic Development Board were present
 


Members of the local media were also present
 


Siti Kamaluddin engaging with the guests about the latest development from the movie
The cast from Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia feature Liyana Yus from Brunei playing the lead role of Yasmine. From Indonesia we see leading man Reza Rahadian (Fahri – Yasmine’s Father), Agus Kuncoro (Jamal – Silat teacher), Dwi Sasono (Tong Lung – School Silat teacher), Arifin Putra (Fahri’s friend) as well as young actors Roy Sungkono and Mentari De Marelle. Actors from Malaysia involved in this film feature none other than Dian P Ramlee, Dato’ M. Nasir, Nabila Huda, Soo Wincci, Carmen Soo and Aryl Falak.

YASMINE is a beautifully choreographed story that inspires us to revisit our dreams. Action, comedy and drama come together powerfully in this unforgettable journey. YASMINE being the first international feature film from Brunei has gained the attention of the film world and many international media. YASMINE has been featured in the Monocle (British Magazine) and has had articles in The Guardian (British Newspaper) and many other newspapers both locally and around the region. YASMINE will be introduced to the international film industry by appearing at the film market in the Hong Kong International Film Festival (24 March – 7 April) and the Cannes Film Festival (14-25 May) this year.

 


Liyana Yus in her lead role as Yasmine
 


Reza Rahadian, a well known Indonesian actor, playing as Yasmine’s father, Fahri
 

  
 

 

Seats are secured
 

I have been a big fan of purchasing movie tickets online. One reason – I don’t have to worry about my booked seats being taken because I paid for my seats and if I don’t turn up, then that’s my loss. I’ve always bought my tickets online whenever I’m in Singapore. For Brunei, the furthest we could do is book the seats online without online payment. This would mean that our seats won’t be guaranteed and according to Benny Ang, the General Manager of Times Cineplex, they can easily lose 60% from simply phone bookings, meaning the supposedly patrons didn’t show up for the selected movies they booked.

Today Times Cineplex have introduced online payment system for customers. I applaud such move and this will give movie goers a piece of mind especially me when it comes to securing your seats at Times Cineplex. You will need your Debit and Credit Card for sure and there won’t be a surcharge or booking fee when using the card. So that’s great news for movie goers. This online payment systems is only available for Times Cineplex.

“Ever since we opened nearly a year and a half ago, we have always maintained that we will continue to try and provide the very best for our customers”, said Benny Ang.

“We are delighted that this online booking facility is the first of its kind in Brunei for cinemas in that there is no pressure on the customer to come and collect their tickets at a stipulated time before the show.”

“They can book, choose their seats, pay for it all from their own home. They just have to remember their booking number to collect their tickets when they come.”

Of course, the phone booking still exists which is the usual bookings being done if you are not physically over the Times Cineplex counter. But then, you will have to be early before the movie starts to get hold of your movie tickets or you will risk your seats to those walk-in customers.

Benny also highlighted that there won’t be any refund when you buy it online but you will be able to replace your ticket with other schedules or movies of your preference if you happen to change your mind. This is a fair enough deal indeed.

So do follow the steps below or you can go straight to tutorial [click here].


Now you can pay your movie tickets online. Check out their website by clicking this image.
 


For new users, you will need a sign up first
 


Choose what movies you want to watch
 


You can choose for adults and/or kids
 


The payment gateway is made possible by Baiduri Bank
 


You will get this e-voucher in your email. So all you need to do is tell your Confirmation number over at the counter to claim your tickets 😀

Did you know that you can already purchase tickets for Captain America: Winter Soldier online at Times Cineplex. You can try out the payment online for the upcoming blockbuster which will only be screening by Thursday, 27th March. So now you can purchase your seats online with a piece of mind and collect your tickets even 5 minutes before your show. Of course, I won’t recommend you to do that since you will still have to queue up and the queues tend to get longer especially with blockbuster movies showing on the opening weekend.

Times Cineplex is also running a special gimmicks where customers can get a Free exclusive set of Captain America Metallic Foil stickers for every four tickets purchased per customer. This offer while stocks last but for those buying tickets online, you will have to physically go to the counter to collect the stickers as they are based on first come, first serve as in ticket collections. I will be catching Captain America in Singapore 😀


Now you can purchase Captain America tickets at Times Cineplex website
 


Get these special set of Captain America Metallic Foil stickers for every 4 tickets purchased of Captain America movie tickets
 

  
 

Sam the Inventorbot 
 

The animation was based on an android who invents gadgets at amazing speeds, and is hunted by a villain who wants to abuse its ability. “Sam the Inventorbot” is created by Hj Khairul Azhar Hj Rosli, founder of Cinematicpro.

Last year he won himself first place in the AITI Next Innovation and Multimedia Award for Sustainable ICT Industry (ANIMASI) Pro-Digital Animation Challenge which also secured him a BND 35,000 development of ICT and Digital Media Industries grant from AITI. You can check out the Proof of Concept Trailer for Sam, the Inventorbot, a 3D animated series.

Hj Khairul thanked his team members involved in the project, AITI, BEDB, iCentre and all the professionals from Autodesk. He also thanked the consultant, gigglegarage and his production partners, tribeaudio and Banshee creative.


Click image to view the trailer
 

  
 

I Love Brunei 
 

This is another videography competition organised by The Brunei Times. Show your love for Brunei Darusalam in moving images and join The Brunei Times video competition in conjunction with Brunei’s 30th National Day celebrations. he competition, themed “Brunei Through My Viewfinder”, is open to ALL RESIDENTS.
The competition consists of Category ‘A’ (25 years old & above) and Category ‘B’ (Below 25 years old).

Click on this WEBSITE to register for the competition and find out more TERMS AND CONDITIONS on this SITE. The closing date for this competition is April 30, 2014 at 1500 hours.

The prizes are pretty attractive too. For Category A, winner can win a savings account sponsored by Baiduri Bank worth BND 7,000 and Dell Notebook sponsored by Netcom Computer House and Crystal Trophy sponsored by Mahkota Crystal Sdn Bhd. For Category B, winner can win a savings account sponsored by Baiduri Bank worth BND 3,000 and Dell Notebook sponsored by Netcom Computer House and Crystal Trophy sponsored by Mahkota Crystal Sdn Bhd.

Another way to showcase your videography talents.


Do join the competition and showcase your talents

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