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03
Sep

The Scent

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

An increase from last year’s intake 



Head of student representatives Muhd Romulus bin Muhd Roland speaking on behalf of the scholars

Last year it was above 40. This year, Brunei Shell Joint Venture (BSJV) awarded 54 students for scholarship programs and it is also the first time that a few scholars will be sent to Germany in August to pursue Mechanical Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

The scholarship program has been one of the most sought program and they have been many applications as demands are increasing in these fields. In actual fact, around 234 people applied for this year’s program. Furthermore, there are many students who are taking such subjects and interests and it’s pretty evident on the increase numbers of intakes for this year’s edition. Forty students will be heading to the UK, two in the United States, two in Germany and ten in Brunei Darussalam.

Before being awarded, the scholars had to undergo a tough assessment set by BSJV. Did you know that BSJV have sent over 600 students and this is back dated from 1972. Amazing!! The scholars will also be given the opportunity to be placed for attachment during summer to gain more experience.

Present during the event were Azhar Hj Yahya, Commercial Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) and the guest of honour Hjh Rosmawatty Hj Abd Mumin, Permanent Secretary (Upstream), Energy Department at the Prime Minister’s Office.


There was also tokens of appreciation to First Class Achievers and they are Lim Jong Hau, Han Wenxiu, Fiona Shim Siew Ying, Izzah Mardhiah Zulkipli and Farah Azyan binti Ali Umar Safri and they all received mini iPads :p

Congratulations to all the beneficiaries of the BSJV scholarship program and do make them proud and contribute back to the economy of Brunei 🙂

 


Azhar Hj Yahya, Commercial Director of Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) with the scholars


















Students pursuing Masters


Students pursuing Masters




Fiona Shim receiving a token as a First Class Achiever


Lim Jong Hau receiving a token as a First Class Achiever


Han Wenxiu receiving a token as a First Class Achiever
 


Farah Azyan binti Ali Umar Safri receiving a token as a First Class Achiever


Izzah Mardhiah Zulkipli receiving a token as a First Class Achiever


A year journey 
 


Elizabeth Sim and her co-host Kevin Lo interviewing Chris Woo at Timeout with Liz last weekend

I missed the first show of Timeout with Liz and I didn’t realise it has been a year already. Good job on Elizabeth Sim to keep the show going despite the challenges that she has to go through over the period. Venue has always been a problem and it looks she has found a proper setting for her show. Last weekend she had two special guests – Chris Woo and Bridgette Ang as well as Joanna Kwan. There was also a food demo by Hip and Healthy during the 3rd segment of the show.

Overall the energy was great and so was the turn out. Great to see Zainal Bostaman and Joanne Tan to be involved in the show as well as Liz’ co-host Kevin Lo.I would like to congratulate Elizabeth on her one year anniversary of her show and things can only get better from here. I’m looking forward to your future shows this year and let’s start the 2nd year with a bang.

 


Chris Woo sharing his experience as a toastmaster and his world championship final experience
 


All of them have something in common. There are all WCOPA Brunei representatives
 


Joanna Kwan doing the Asian thing
 


Joanne Tan helping out with the show. Good to see you again.
 


Bridgette Ang, another WCOPA participant and I love her vocals
 


Zainal setting the tone of the evening
 


The ever charismatic Zainal
 


Such a great turn out last weekend
 


The couple behind Hip and Healthy
 

 

Yasmine gets a DST treat 
 


Liyana Yus and Nadiah posed with a fan last week at the DST event

As part of DST’s “Ihsan Kasih” community program, over 30 orphans accompanied by their parents and guardians from the Tutong District between the ages of 8 and 17 were treated to movie outing to watch Brunei’s local film “Yasmine: The Movie” as well as have the opportunity to meet and greet the stars from the local Brunei film “Yasmine”.

The outing began with a welcoming reception at Dewan Kemasyarkatan in Tutong town by DST’s “Ihsan Kasih” volunteers where the children accompanied by their guardians were provided bus shuttle return transportation to the cinema in Empire Hotel & Country Club in Jerudong. At the cinema, the orphans were greeted by DST “Ihsan Kasih” volunteers.

DST also treated the children with a free popcorn and drink before they were ushered to their seats in the cinema joined by the stars themselves.

According to Elixsurian Hj Busu, Manager of Group Corporate Communications on the Ihsan Kasih initiative with Orphans, “DST have been proactive in arranging activities for orphans from fun futsal tournaments in Brunei-Muara district, educational trips to places like the Oil and Gas Discovery Centre (OGDC) in Seria, Belait District, and now a movie outing to the cinema. We are glad that we have the means and opportunity to give the orphans in Tutong a movie outing as currently Tutong does not have its own resident cineplex. At the same time, DST have the opportunity to share the enjoyable experience with the children and get to know them better”.

He also adds his positive views on the chosen film for the outing, “Feedback from many local viewers have recommended Yasmine as a movie that is universal for all ages as it also comes with various life lessons that can be learned. Also, as the movie is produced by our own local talents, it is also a means to inspiring the orphan children to believe that anything they dream of can be possible. We are fortunate that the director and actresses have taken their personal time to meet the children and to get to know them during this short time.”

After the movie the children were given the opportunity to an exclusive surprise meet and greet photo session with the stars from “Yasmine: The Movie”- Liyana Yus, Nadia Wahid, the movie director from Origin films, Siti Kamaluddin. The visit ended with DST providing DST “Ihsan Kasih” goodies to the children before their departure back to Tutong.

Also invited to the movie outing were DST’s corporate and premium clients as a token of appreciation for their loyalty and support to DST’s products and services throughout the years.

“Ihsan Kasih” is DST’s community program aimed to gather DSTians for voluntary work and to do beautiful things out of love, to help the less fortunate Bruneian, orphans and special needs community.

 


A great turn out from the DST event last Friday
 


Radin Sufri of DST with the crew of Origin Films and the stars of Yasmine
 


Photo opportunity with the stars
 


Siti Kamaluddin appreciating DST and the audience
 


The screening of Yasmine
 


A great turn out last Friday
 


Gotcha Liyana :p
 

  
 

20
Aug

Toastmasters Convention today

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Our podcast review of Yasmine the movie with my special guest Seng Yee. Find out what is my best scene of the movie. Yasmine will be officially be released on 21st August 2014.

 

  

 

Good luck, Chris Woo 
 


Chris W.H. Woo, a member of Brunei Speakers’ Club, will represent Brunei in the World Championship of Public Speaking. Good luck, buddy!

Chris W.H. Woo, a Senior Lecturer at Universiti Brunei Darussalam will represent the Toastmaster’s District 87 (Brunei, Indonesia and East Malaysia) in the World Championship of Public Speaking. The competition will be held from 20th to 23rd August at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Chris Woo snatched the coveted trophy and title of District 87 International Speech Champion in Surabaya on the 11th May 2014.

When asked how he feels about the upcoming competition, Woo says, “It’s been a psychologically grueling few months for me. Never a week goes by that I don’t think about the competition. But I am very lucky to have so many supportive Toastmaster friends and, honestly, the Brunei Speaker’s Club has become a family to me. I don’t know what will happen at the World Championship. There are so many variables to the judging and success of a speech. But what I do know with certainty is that I will give it my absolute best.”

After emerging as Champion from The Brunei Speakers’ Club, and subsequently Area K6 (Brunei), Woo went on to defeat some of the best speakers in Brunei, East Malaysia and Indonesia. As a representative for District 87, Woo will be pitting his skills against the best speakers in the world.

“Chris is dedicated, he is committed, and he has now achieved so much. He inspires all our members in Brunei to realize our potential,” says Hazwan Kamarulzaman, President of The Brunei Speakers’ Club. His sentiments are shared by Ruey Chong-Narcis, the Area Governor of Area K6 (Brunei), “‘Since it’s inception by the grace of His Majesty 16 years ago, this is the first time that Brunei is representing the district in the World Championship of Public Speaking. We are extremely proud as it shows the quality and support that each Toastmaster gives their fellow members. Together with 14 other Toastmasters from Brunei, we will be there to proudly represent Brunei and cheering Chris as he takes his rightful place up on centre-stage.’

 

Supporters of Chris in KL 
 


Some of the toastmasters from Brunei Speakers’ Club are currently in Kuala Lumpur for the convention and also to support Chris Woo. Last night we had the privilege to attend one of the toastmasters club in KL and we were at Maxis Toastmasters Club and met a number of toastmasters around the world. Awesome!!
 


We registered our names so we can get ourselves some goodies from the club
 


I volunteered myself to be the Timer for last evening’s meeting at Maxis Toastmaster Club. Great experience!
 


Distinguished Toastmaster Richard Cummins from Houston, Texas, Seng Yee, Zul (from Labuan) and our area-governor Ruey Narcis
 


Having a few words with the most passionate toastmaster from Brunei and an awesome role model for Brunei Speakers’ Club. His passion never dies.
 


Proud that Ling Ling won best table topics of the evening
 


Some of the books for sale at Toastmasters Convention at KLCC
 


The Word of the Day
 


 


It rained yesterday at Kuala Lumpur. It’s great to be back. I have been there since Sunday.
 

 

BUBA UK HE Fair 
 


It’s that time of the year again as students will be scouting and sourcing for their respective courses and university of choice for their future studies in the UK. Twenty-eight universities and colleges from the United Kingdom will be participating in the third UK Education Fair on August 20 (today) at Members Grill & Lounge, The Empire Hotel and Country Club.

The event, which is organised by the British Universities Brunei Association (BUBA) and coordinated by the universities, will be held from 2pm to 7pm.
The institutions participating in the event include University of Aberdeen, University of Bradford, Cardiff University, University College London, University of East Anglia, University of Essex, University of Hull, University of Kent and Writtle College.

”The fair is aimed at students who are considering studying in the UK in September 2015 but also presents a final opportunity for any students still looking for a place for September 2014 entry to speak with university representatives,” said a statement issued by the British High Commission.

Students are also advised to bring copies of qualifications and transcript when they come to the fair, it added.

So do drop by the Members Grlll & Lounge from 2pm to 7pm later. Good luck in hunting for your future education. For more info, you can click here.

 

  
 


Butra Home Concept (BHC) Magazine is now under a new direction handled by Mixmediaworx

Butra Home Concept Magazine will now turn its pages under Mixmediaworx – the local based creative agency, retaining its focus on home improvement and lifestyle for Brunei. I remember this magazine being under the direction of Catalyst and now the creativity and publishing duties were given to Mixmediaworx.

Mixmediaworx promises to continue the magazine’s monthly tradition as part of Butra HeidelbergCement’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) in promoting local home lifestyle and industries.

Mixmediaworx’s executive director Azlan Ahmad shared that the magazine will still continue its current direction in line with Butra HeidelbergCement’s CSR aims with a few improvements and additions to the content and design of the two year old publication.

“We are very happy to continue this great initiative by Butra HeidelbergCement and will improve whatever needed for the magazine to stay relevant to the nation. We have outlined a few fresh ideas in promoting the magazine and created sustainable strategy to make sure it remains a preferred platform for the related industries.”

The BHC is part of Butra HeidelbergCement’s Building a Nation campaign, emphasizing on the contributions made towards the development of the nation. It invokes collaboration and cooperation amongst the Sultanate to inspire change, challenge convention and to make a difference: their unique approach towards nationwide progress while encouraging the sense of forward thinking to the community.

The next BHC issue will continue to be distributed soon with the theme “A New Hope” highlighing some of the CSR initiatives carried out by Butra HeidelbergCement as well as contributions by the new editorial team by the magazines.

Mixmediaworx also announced that BHC will be available as digital copies on iOS  via the App store , and android users can expect their integration for the magazine soon.


Stuart Lee, Project Director of BHC Magazine with Amir Noor, editor of BHC Magazine during the press conference at Radisson Hotel
 


Hamdi Metussin, Creative Director of Mixmediaworx
 


Amir Noor sharing a few things about BHC’s new direction
 


Mei asking some questions from the floor
  
 

HBT Semi-finals 
 


So close yet so far. Brunei Darussalam just missed out by one goal to reach the semi-finals. Today is the line-up for today’s matches in the semi-finals of the Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2014. No tickets required and it’s free as well.
 

  
 

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
 


Check out the order available. Click image to download order form in PDF format
 

  
 

 

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
 

  
 

15
Apr

#ArroganceAintBliss

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 


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
 
 

 

Royal Brunei Airlines

 

 

Click to enter website
 
 

 

ISB gets new location 
 

I shall be posting more stories about the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the $30 million green campus at Sg Hanching. The event was attended by two ministers – Education and Development. I can’t wait for this campus to be completed. It’s most likely to be completed by August 2015. Thank you, ISB, for the invitation and more news on this groundbreaking ceremony tomorrow. Below are some of the pictures taken from yesterday’s event.


Minister of Education YB Pehin Dato Hj Awg Abu Bakar (L) and Minister of Development YB Pehin Dato Hj Suyoi (R) were the guest of honors for the groundbreaking ceremony for ISB new green campus
 


Both ministers doing the honour to mark the beginning of the construction of the new ISB campus at Sg Hanching
 


Ahmad Isa, ISB Chairman and Nicholas King, ISB Deputy Chairman
 


Datin Hjh Sarimah, ISB Board of Director with Maxwell Glover, Chairman of School Relocation Sub-Committee
 


The student leaders of ISB
 


Pierre Imhof, CEO of Baiduri Bank
 


Ugama teacher of ISB and PTA

The beautiful ladies of ISB

Safety comes first

Richard Whitaker of Arkitek Rekajaya

The new site at Sg Hanching

The Primary and Secondary building of the new proposed ISB Campus to be completed by August 2015
 

  
 

Chris Woo nails it again 
 


Chris Woo, a lecturer in UBD, posing with the trophy he won for the International Speech Contest in the D87 Division K, while his toastmasters buddies join in celebration at Lahad Datu, Sabah. Image taken from Facebook.

I saw Chris Woo presented his International Speech a few weeks ago in the Toastmasters competition among the four local clubs (toastmasters related) in Brunei Darussalam and he was superb in his delivery. From there, I know I see a winner and he can do Brunei proud with his public speaking talent. Brunei alone has many impressive speakers with the likes of Shawn Narcis, Rozana Yunos, Zainal Bostaman, Clovis Lai and Stuart Lee to name a few. I was also impressed with Fen Ng whom we kinda introduced her to join the Brunei Speakers Club and whoa, she really excelled to greater heights and I have seen so much growth especially in her confidence. I used to be a member of the Brunei Speakers’ Club but now inactive but still a strong supporter for it. I even broke my promise that I would at least complete my first speech as a member but didn’t commit to it *guilty*

Anyway, the highlight of this post is the great achievement by Chris Woo who won the International Speech category in the D87 Division K contest at Lahad Datu, Sabah. He represented Brunei in that category after winning the previous contest among the local toastmasters club in Brunei. This is his biggest achievement to date and now he will represent the Division K at the District 87 International Speech Contest on 11th May 2014 at Surabaya, Indonesia. Well done mate and I wish you to excel further and gain more experience internationally. You definitely have inspire many youths and others including myself to take that leap of faith in believing ourselves.

Below are pictures taken from Facebook and also my image archives.


Chris Woo accepting his winners’ trophy. Image taken from Facebook.
 


At the 18th Annual Conference Gala Dinner with the theme “Cultural Diversity” at Executive Hotel at Lahad Datu, Sabah. Click to enlarge. Image taken from Facebook.
 


Zainal Bostaman, our Area Governor for Brunei Speakers’ Club with other toastmasters
 


The recent Table Topics Contest and International Speech Contest to determine the representatives from Brunei in March
 


Allen won for Table Topics Contest with the title “Better late than never”
 


The top three Table Topics Contest winners
 


Chris Woo winning the International Speech Contest to represent Brunei
 


The top three International Speech Contest winners
 

  

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