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13
Jan

I did find it

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

At-Taqwa Travel & Tour 
 


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The BB Trail Challenge. It’s happening at the end of February, the first ever Trail Challenge Run organised by The Beach Bunch. There will be two categories – 21km and 42km. Registration has been closed and The Beach Bunch have been conducting practice runs from Tungku Beach to Berakas Forest Reserve Beach. This is to prep up the registrants before the actual Beach Bunch’s Trail Challenge. If you want to follow updates, you can check out their website beachbunch.net or follow them on IG @thebeachbunch #bbtc2016 #beachbunchbrunei and one more thing, Happy Birthday Rizan Latif, the man behind The Beach Bunch 😀

 


Last Sunday, 50 runners turned up for the practice session for the upcoming Beach Bunch’s Trial Challenge 2016. Image courtesy of @thebeachbunch
 


There will be free Yoga during the Beach Bunch’s Trial Challenge on 28th February
 

The 2nd manhunt. Here it is. The second manhunt, happening today at Universiti Brunei Darussalam. Justin Hong was the winner a few weeks’ ago where he won a pair of tickets to Taiwan to visit Mr. Brown’s Castle (factory) at Gadong. Today will be a special occasion as it is only opened for UBD students and the manhunt will be in the vicinity of UBD. Collection of bibs starts at 1pm and make sure you register yourself at mrbrownbrunei.com to be eligible. There will also be consolation prizes in a form of lucky draw. Good luck, UBD-ians. So who will be the next contestant to join Justin this March to Taiwan? Results to be revealed this afternoon.

 

 


The game area for this afternoon
 

5th time. Well deserved. He was snubbed twice in the past two years and it has always been between Leo Messi and Cristian Ronaldo. Both are such great talents but if I were to chose, it will be Messi for many reasons. He’s a clinical finisher, a monster of a dribbler, a great team player and humble off the field. He is even in a dream team with Neymar and Suarez as his attacking partners. The only trophy that has been eluding him is the World Cup trophy. 2018 will be his final chance. Let’s see if he has got what is left by then.

 


Congratulations Messi
 


LOL. I love this caption 😀
 

RIP Bowie. Such a tragedy that David Bowie has passed away due to cancer. A very talented individual and out-of-the-box artist when it comes to music and his attire. My favourite single of Bowie is Let’s Dance. Not many of my friends would have heard of David Bowie because he was popular back in the 70s and 80s. My first recollection of him was when I watch the movie Labyrinth when I was a kid. Now his latest album – Blackstar – has topped the iTunes Chart and I’ve heard some of his songs. It was stated that the album he made was experimental and this genre is not for everyone but its artistic value is very much appreciated. Rest in peace, Bowie.

 


My first viewing of David Bowie in a movie
 

Audi Q7. Something for Audi fans to look forward to – the awesome Q. Coming soon to Brunei will be the all new Audi Q7. I just read some news online and apparently the 2017 Audi Q7 3.0T is ranked the top in the Three-row Luxury Crossovers and SUVs and the market price is pretty reasonable and affordable too. I’m not sure when it will be making its way to Brunei but T.C.Y. Motors have already teased the fans with a brief look of the Audi Q7. Then again, I’m also not sure if it will be the 2017 Audi Q7 that will be released in Brunei. For now, I know it’s the newer version of the Q7. We shall wait and see.

 


Coming soon. The Audi Q7
 


Check out the A4lution – the versatile Audi A4 model range, starting from BND 49,000
 

Triple CL. After a year and a half, I have reached a milestone that I thought I couldn’t even be bothered to achieve. I was a member of Brunei Speakers’ Club back in 2011 but contribution was very minimal. Perhaps I didn’t see the value back then and plus I wasn’t even being present and focus. Today, I am very grateful and proud of how far I’ve been as a member of Brunei Speakers’ Club. I have just achieved my Competent Communicator and Competent Leader pins last night. Hence I will have the title of CC and CL as a toastmaster.

After delivering my 10th speech (inspirational objective based speech) last night, I was just mentally drained after hours of refining and practising my speech. Was I happy with my delivery? Well, it could have been better and I knew the moment I finished my speech, something was just amiss. Was I happy with my progress? 110% yes. I’m beginning to learn to advice on my friends on how to improve, the dos and the donts and don’t let my ego get in the way. A big shout out to my friends who came last night – Sophia, Abby, Hui Chiet, Ming Rui, Huaida and Faten. Not forgetting Gary (who hardly comes to BSC meetings) and members of OTTERS. Thank you to my mentors – Shawn, Allen, Reuben, Pranika, Clovis, Ling Ling and those have helped me along the way and my partner in crime, Ciara. Now I’m ready for the next level – Advanced speeches.

 


My previous mentor and my speech evaluator, Lai Ling Ling, who pinned me for completing my first 10 projects as a Competent Communicator
 


The toastmasters badge collection
 

Fancy a haircut. It’s the time of the year before Chinese New Year that you will want to beautify your hair. Do check out Inspiration Alan Salon at their relocated outlet at Seri Q-Lap Mall. One of the top stylist, Michelle, will be in Brunei on the 20th January to 26th January 2016. She has 18 years experience in hair dressing and she has been a regular visiting hair stylist in Brunei. With many accolades under her belt, you will be in for a treat and hopefully you will like the end result. So do make your bookings at Inspiration Alan Salon during Michelle’s visit next week.

 


Michelle, the experienced hair stylist, will be in Brunei from 20th to 26th January. Do visit Inspiration Alan Salon at Seri Q-Lap Mall for appointments and her service.
 

Relationship problems. I received this on the whatsapp group and it’s something for us to ponder upon. This could not just apply on lovers but also to close friends to certain extent, families and even colleagues. It’s never easy if you have someone close to you because there’s a level of expectation, be it small or big. Practising unconditional love or care has been my priority but I don’t expect the other party to do the same. It’s important for me to focus on my well being, otherwise I will spend more time pleasing others and draining my energy at the same time. I’m pretty sure many of us can relate to the items below. It’s how you rise from it is what matters.

 

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21
Jul

The medal haul

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

 

Citroën Brunei 
 


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YMRM soft opening 
 


The first customer of YMRM Serusop today

Guess what peeps? It’s finally open. Well, a soft one actually since the other floors are not ready. However, the ground floor is ready for business and now you can shop at Galleria YMRM Serusop at Unit B24-25 at Delima Jaya Complex and you can call 233 3743.

They will have a special sale tomorrow (Tuesday) 8pm to 12am only at Serusop Branch. Cara Melayu and Sinjang will go for $24 for 2 set. Moroccan cotton which is usually $12.90 will go for $3.90 per meter. The regular sale $1 meter is back again for your cara melayu. Tudong and door mat also going for $1. If you want cucul for Hari Raya, this is also the best place to buy.

I kinda like the new interior of YMRM Serusop and it feels refreshing and unique as well. This is a great way to entice their regular patrons and appreciate them for their continuous support. The upper floor will be opened after Hari Raya. For now, enjoy the freshness of YMRM at Serusop branch which went for 2-3 months of renovation.

 


The new interior at YMRM Serusop
 


Sinjang
 


For shirt making
 


Italian silk textiles
 


Exclusive textiles for the ladies
 


The stairs leading to the first floor but it’s not opened yet
 


Nice lighting
 


YMRM building at Serusop but it’s not fully completed
 

  
 

285 balls inside KIA Sportage 
 


Guess the number of balls competition

Recently KIA Motors (Brunei) had the final count of the number of KIA-FIFA Footballs inside the KIA Sportage as part of the guessing competition in conjunction with the World Cup 2014. The management of Grand Motors with the assistance of the representatives of the local financial institution counted the number of balls.

After two rounds of counting, it was confirmed that the number of balls inside the KIA Sportage was 285. Present were the Managing Director of Grand Motors Frankie Ho and Executive Director of Grand Motors, Pg Hj Abdul Qahar PSD Major General (Rtd) Pg Hj Ibnu Basith,

The lucky winner was Hj Mohd Tusiw Momin who guessed it correctly among the four contestants. The contest of ‘How many Kia-FIFA Footballs are there in the Kia Sportage?’ started on March 1 and ended on July 14.

 


Recounting the balls inside the KIA Sportage
 


The Executive Director passing us a ball 😀
 


Jacquline also did some counting
 


The red and white KIA FIFA football
 


Sitting on a stream of the red and white
 


Hundreds participated in the draw
 


The eventual winner of the $500
 

  
 

Brunei bring back 38 medals 
 


The participants from Brunei Darussalam after the WCOPA finals in Los Angeles

Last year, only one made it the finals – Fakhrul Razi in the Senior Vocal category in the World Championship of Performing Arts 2013. This year, Brunei representatives went a step further. Three Bruneians made it to the finals – Joanna Kwan, Shian Li Esther Chiam and Maria Grace Koh also known as Eia. One Brunei won the Junior Grand Champion for instruments at the WCOPA 2014 edition.

Only 15, Shian Li, is no stranger in the Brunei music scene. With the guidance of her family especially her mother Lily Chiam who runs Expression Music, Shian Li have been getting praises for her talent and she has been performing for private functions and I ever hired her once for a birthday party and I was just amazed. I had no doubt that she will excel in what she does and after knowing that she will be representing Brunei in the WCOPA this year, I knew her time has come and all that hard work paid off.

Shian Li shared, “This week has been absolutely amazing and it went by so fast! Being here in Los Angeles, I just want to tell the talents out there if you believe you can do it and work towards it an and you are keen of performing arts, this is a great opportunity that many open many doors for you.”

Shian Li was the top of the crop as she won all gold medals in her respective category in Junior Instrumental – Classical, Contemporary, Jazz, Open and Original. She won her sixth gold for being in the finals of the WCOPA 2014.

Another finalist was Joanna Kwan who won gold for reaching the finals in the Senior Acting category. She also won four silvers in Classical, Contemporary, Open and Comedy and one bronze medal for Drama. Furthermore, she was the only Bruneian to be awarded with a BND 10,000 scholarship to the New York Film Academy and one industry award. I have seen her performed in Brunei and she’s just amazing. What a great choice to select her as a Brunei representative! Much deserved though Joanna was only aiming for the experience. Awesome!!

Starlet Maria has finally reached greater heights as compared to her previous outing last year in WCOPA 2013. This year she went two steps better by reaching the semi-finals and the grand finale. What’s best is that her original songs were recognized and made it to the finals. This really shows that we Bruneians have talents. Maria earned herself 4 gold medals including being a finalist. She also earned 1 Silver for Pop and 1 Bronze for Broadway in the Senior Vocal category. I’m proud of you, Eia 😀 I can imagine the sight of your parents when you touch down Brunei next week.

Other Brunei participants were Elizabeth Sim, Eden Chiam, Dayat, Ruby Chong, Bridget Ang and Adi Farhan which is a pretty good line up from Brunei Darussalam. Imagine this – we are one small nation and during the live coverage event, Brunei Darussalam was mentioned quite a few times on the event – firstly because of our participants for being in the finals, the announcement of the winner for Shian Li and two more mentions by Jeff the host because of our tweets from Brunei. Awesome!! Now I was wondering why Brunei Tourism only had a small involvement in this project as this show is watched by millions of people online. This would have been a superb opportunity to invest in this project hopefully for next year and to get that tiny percentage of the millions of people to be aware of Brunei alone is already considered a big achievement. Brunei Tourism managed to sponsor Bridget Ang’s ticket to Los Angeles. I do hope there will be more involvement from the relevant agency on this matter as it was proven that our talents can go that far and when they go that far, more names of Brunei Darussalam will be mentioned as it did during the finals of WCOPA 2014.

Enough of the small rant. But I’m happy to see local sponsors supporting the participants such as AEWON, Baiduri Bank, KFC and Laneige Brunei. The participants also managed to source their own sponsors such as Laily’s Bridal, Sab Five Five, Low family, Projecttunes, @brugraphic, Reyn’s Touch @ Bridal Collection, Mylol.info, Fitnesszone, @kingomar412, @haqimie267, Sri Maju Sawit and PL Sawit Sdn Bhd, Suci, Cedar Management Services and many more.

Those missed out on the finals still didn’t come empty handed. First timers Eden Chiam and Elizabeth Sim made it to the semi-finals. So overall, there were 5 Bruneians who made it to the semis. Eden won 5 medals – Original Works (Gold), Broadway and Pop (Silver) and Open and Soul, R&B and Jazz (Bronze) for the Junior Vocals. Elizabeth Sim competed in the Senior Acting Category and she earned Gold for Open and Drama and Bronze medals for Contemporary, Comedy and Open. She also won overall winner for the Drama category.

Dayat Hj Ahim competed in the Senior Vocals and he earned Silver for broadway, contemporary and World and Bronze for Open and R&B, Soul and Jazz category. Adi Daini earned one silver of Rock and Bronze for Open and R&B, Soul and Jazz for the Senior vocals with instrument.

Bridget Ang earned two Silvers for Open and Originals category in the Senior Vocals category while Ruby Chong earned two Bronze in Open and World category in the Senior Vocals category.

 


The participants from Brunei Darussalam after the WCOPA finals in Los Angeles
 


The finalists that made an impact for Brunei at the big stage – Joanna Kwan, Maria Grace and Shian Li
Summary of Awards:

1 Grand World Champion for Jr Instrumentalist

3 Grand Finalists

2 Industry Award

Recipient of 10,000USD Scholarships from New York Film Academy

12 Gold Medals

13 Gold Medals

13 Silver Medals

 

This is considered another great achievement and milestone for Brunei considering we are a small nation but with a big heart and voice. I’m still amazed that we have 3 Bruneians featured in the finals alone and we are competing against a number of talents around the world. I also want to applaud Jeffery of Prismworks for making this possible for all the participants for another attempt at WCOPA. It’s never easy to organise and the logistics and all. I do hope I can plan for next year’s WCOPA for coverage purposes (Didn’t I say that last year? haha).

Overall, I’m just truly amazed that we can make a difference and by them just being there, it’s simply unbelievable to represent Brunei. I do hope one day that performing arts will have more recognition in Brunei and this will help to bring in more support not just the private sponsors but also the relevant government agencies in Brunei Darussalam.

For more updates, you can follow them on instagram @officialwcopabrunei

 


Shian Li’s reaction after being announced the winner for the Grand World Champion for the Junior Instrumental
 


Shian Li receiving her award
 


Shian Li and Jeffery (of Prismworks) the man who made Brunei possible in WCOPA events
 

  
 

KFC treats YASKA kids 
 


James Kon of Borneo Bulletin interviewing one of the parents at KFC Yayasan last Saturday
Last Saturday, I had the privilege to see YASKA kids paying a visit to KFC Yayasan branch to play some games and activities. For your information, YASKA is a charity organization for Yayasan Kanser Kanak-Kanak or a foundation for children with cancer where the non-governmental organization aims to provide children diagnosed with cancer and their patients the information required to understand their diagnosis as well as provide them with moral support throughout their treatment and beyond.

Yes, guys, even kids and children still can get cancer at a young age and it can happen whether you are young or old. It was such a heart warming sight to see the kids play along during the games and being present at that very moment as if they are enjoying and cherishing that moment. It’s good to see KFC being involved with YASKA and not many attention has been given to the children, judging from the press releases in the media.

At the event, the kids were also given a meal so that they can break fast with. “Fasting is not compulsory for children and especially for the children with cancer. Though the children are undergoing treatment, the paediatric oncology ward is often decorated to celebrate for this festive season so they would not have to feel left out or often home leave is given whereby possible,” Tsara’ Nawwarah Abdullah Chen, Senior Occupational Therapist, RIPAS Hospital\Treasurer of YASKA.

YASKA’s mission is to provide information and support for children with cancer and their families, when we got to know them, we were touched by what this organization is doing and make it a point to promote them so that others in Brunei can reach out to them,” says Jonathan Bong, Senior Marketing Manager, KFC (B) Sdn Bhd.

Everyday the children are made to feel special especially during the treatment and at home and parents are often very aware of how precious these children are and the environment in the paediatric oncology ward has been filled with generous donations of educational toys and books and DVDs( often requested by the children for the latest cartoons and children movies) so the children are “entertained” and kept busy and distracted with activities. These are only possible through the various amounts of donations and activities carried by the occupational therapy staff and non-governmental agencies, added Tsara.

 


YASKA kids playing games at KFC Yayasan
 


Playing passing parcel
 


Passing the parcel activity
 


Musical chair time
 


Group photo with YASKA kids and KFC team
 

  
 

An Eco-Smart City? 
 


Edwin Khew will be in Brunei in August to share his idea on Eco-Smart City in the 7th National Environmental Conference. Image courtesy of CTI PFAN website.

In a session entitled “Bandar Seri Begawan as a Model Eco-Smart City”, guest speaker Edwin Khew, will share best practices on Singapore’s journey towards becoming a sustainable city; the challenges to anticipate, and strategies to overcome obstacles.

Edwin Khew is the the Chairman of Sustainable Energy Association of Singapore (SEAS), a non-profit organization that assists the growth and development of cleantech businesses in Singapore and the region. He is also Managing Director of Anaergia Pte Ltd, a global environmental waste to energy technology and management company with its headquarters for Asia based in Singapore.

“Being smaller than Singapore and having more resources”, Khew said that Brunei has an advantage over Singapore to become an Eco-Smart state, and remarked that there can be areas of possible collaboration between the two countries to develop and implement green technologies. Brunei can excel and surpass Singapore in developing and implementing these new technologies and can start working with Singapore at test bedding these technologies as Singapore is just starting to test bed them now.”

Asked how a small country such as Brunei can make a difference, Khew remarked that the future for all urban cities is to be sustainable, and turning its capital city into an Eco-Smart City “will ensure sustainability, where energy, waste and water will be a nexus for which an Eco-Smart City must consider and achieve”.

Khew has 35 years of experience in the industries of water and waste treatment, energy and cleantech. In the last 15 years, he began to focus on waste management, after becoming concerned about the challenges of growing volumes of rubbish and the lack of landfills in a highly consumerist and disposable economy.

In the conference, Khew will share ideas with local industry experts from the government and private sector on effective strategies to create a sustainable city with topics ranging from waste management, urban planning, and green buildings.

Now on its 7th year, the National Environment Conference will discuss pertinent issues, revolving around the theme “Brunei’s Green Future: Ideas, Strategies, Possibilities.” The conference is open to all members of the public, and will be particularly worthwhile for overnment leaders, corporate and business leaders, environmental practitioners, eco-conscious consumers and students, among others.

The Conference is organized by Asia Inc Forum in partnership with Total E&P Borneo B.V., Butra Heidelberg Cement, Baiduri Bank and Brunei Press, with the support of the Ministry of Development and Ministry of Education.

For more information, please contact Low Leng May at may.low@asiaincforum.com, or call 2226555 ext 10. Press release by Asia Inc Forum.

 


National Environment Conference. Click image to find out more.
 

  
 

11
Jul

#Always

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

 

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Sales at Icon Design Store

 

 
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BIBD Delights 
 

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Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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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.

 

 


Click to enter Malppy.com and shop with this code

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

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