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18
Sep

The highlight

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Review of The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials with special guest Seng Yee

 

Summer prediction results and Top summer movies of 2015 with co-host Del Goh

 

  
 

The Volkswagen Jetta 
 


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Download SnapFeed 
 

 

Download SnapFeed app on your smartphones and check out the latest deals in Brunei and also get rewarded from respective merchants such as BurgerKing, KFC and Sushi Tei to name a few and also check out the new movie listings as well.

  
 

Snippets of the week 
 


His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam (3rd R) speaking with Captain Sharifah Czarena Surainy Syed Hashim (L), as Deputy Chairman of Royal Brunei Dermot Mannion (2nd L) and Deputy Chief Operating Officer Captain Khalidkhan Hj Asmakhan (2nd R) look. His Majesty visited the newly renovated Brunei International Airport yesterday. He also took one of Royal Brunei Airlines’ Dreamliners for a spin. Image courtesy of Zaim Kasmat of The Brunei Times.
 


Minister of Communications Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Hamzah Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Hj Abdullah Begawan Mudim Dato Paduka Hj Bakar (L) hands over the cash prize of $7,000 to Institut Teknologi Brunei student Nurulhidayati Hj Mohd Sani (C) for winning the Tertiary Project Category of the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA) 2015. Well done, ITB!! As for the ICT Industry Category, the first place went to D5 Innovation with BND 10,000 cash prize. Image courtesy of Abdul Aziz Ismail of The Brunei Times.
 


For the first time ever, there is a chance I will be joining this competition. Just for fun. Never knew they will have one for adults. This will be interesting indeed. Any takers (adults)? *lol*
 


Cooking competition coming up at Hua Ho Manggis Mall in conjunction with Hua Ho Health Awareness Month
 


The King Burger from Peppermint Cafe. I love the home made beef patties.
 


Congratulations to Progresif Cellular on the opening of their Seria Branch at Panaga. Image courtesy of @progresif_cellular
 


Now you can pre-order a copy of Yasmine. Too bad there won’t be a blu-ray copy.
 


I am so proud of my mentee, Heidi Rahman, who stole the show as the Toastmaster of the Evening last Tuesday. My biggest milestone to date as a toastmaster – to see other members grow especially my mentees. Keep it up, lady!!
 


@baiduribank updates breaks the ritual by getting out of the box. Something different coming from a bank.
 


Lunch treat by Winnie Sia and it was the first time I dined at Seafood Palace at Tanjung Bunut. Not bad the portion. Couldn’t finish my spaghetti.
 


Happening this Sunday at Fun Bee Park.
 

 

Rack & Brew 
 


Dilys Chai and Denise Chai, co-owners of Rack & Brew
 

One word: Impressive. Congratulations to Dilys Chai and Denise Chai on the opening of your new cafe, Rack & Brew. Love the deco, love the atmosphere and most of all, love the food too. The cakes are amazing too – my personal favourite is the Red Velvet Cake.

The cafe is located above Paddington House of Pancake (Gadong) and the area used to be a boutique store (Deseo) and now the boutique store is located on the 2nd floor, just above Rack & Brew. You can follow @rackandbrew on instagram for updates.

According to Borneo Bulletin, Dilys Chai revealed that Rack & Brew was part of her dissertation project back in the UK. Dilys had some sampling of her desserts at Hua Ho Manggis Mall and the responses were pretty good.

Rack & Brew operates from 11am to 10pm daily at Abdul Razak Complex in Gadong. I’m definitely dining there next time.

 


Liking the atmosphere here at Rack & Brew
 


Soft shell crab florentine
 


Roulette Wings
 


I love their home made kolo mer
 


Hui Chiet love his dish. Not sure what it’s called.
 


My companions for lunch
 


Caramel latte
 


Jolene’s first time and she likes the cakes
 


My personal favourite – Red Velvet Cake
 


They have munchies such as nachos
 


Group photo with the media and the co-owners. Image courtesy of Kazimah (2nd from right)
 


Thank Denise for hosting the other day
 


Curry Pasta is not bad as well
 


Cakes, cakes and more cakes
 


I have yet to try the curry puff
 


This area is always busy as more customers trying out.
 

 

Celerio gets an A+ with Iconia 
 


Associates from Concepts Computer and Boustead Sdn Bhd (Suzuki) holding an ACER Iconia Tab 8W. For those interested to buy a Suzuki Celerio A+, it now comes with the Acer tablet but for a limited time only.
 


The MoU signing last Wednesday at Concepts Computer conference room

This is the first time that Concepts Computer collaborated with Boustead Sdn Bhd in a joint promotion. For those interested in purchasing a Suzuki Celerio A+ from Boustead, then you will be entitled to receive a brand new Acer Iconia Tab 8W (from Concepts Computer).

This is another way to reward their loyal customers by giving an instant gift and also boost the image of both Boustead and Concepts Computer.

Just like the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, the Suzuki Celerio A+ has quality, reliability, durability and most important, affordability.

To the Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, this is a win-win situation for both companies and the joint promotion will be able also to attract new customers.

So what can you expect from a Suzuki Celerio A+? It has a 1.0 litre engine, comes in either MT or CVT, good storage space and also fuel efficient.

As for the Acer Iconia Tab 8W, it’s the top-selling tablet powered by Windows 8.1 and comes with Office 365 (one year subscription) and has a long battery life and one year warranty.

This promotion will start with immediate effect and is valid until December 31. Information about the latest joint promotion can be obtained at any Suzuki showroom or Concepts Computer showroom.

Suzuki will also be holding a roadshow at Citis Square from September 24 to 26, welcoming the public to stop by and try their luck with their ‘lucky dip’ activity.

 


Pao Jia Wan, Marketing Advisor of Concepts Computer, Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, James Wong, Branch Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd and Alvin Kho, Marketing Manager of Boustead Sdn Bhd
 


The group photo shot with the Suzuki Celerio A+ and the Acer Iconia Tab 8W
 


Members of the media
 


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02
Jul

The story so far

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News, RA News

 

Summer movies so far 
 

Review of Terminator: Genisys starring Rano Iskandar with his regular co-host @delgoh and guest Nee Khern

So we are at the half-way mark of Summer movies and it has been a spectacular trip for the past two months (May and June movies). As compared to last year’s summer movies, this is way better. Last year, we have the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past, Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Maleficent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Godzilla. So on average, not all were above average with my disappointments of Age of Extinction, Maleficent and Spidey. The one that I love the most for last year’s summer movies was Dan of the Planet of the Apes (I watched it three times).

So how did it far this summer? We have two months to go but I’m very excited to share about the first half of it. I would say that my predictions with Del Goh for the top summer box office are off the mark because we predicted that no movies will come close to Avengers: Age of Ultron. Just last weekend, Jurassic World overtook Age of Ultron and now currently stands USD 50 million more than the Avengers’ sequel. From the looks of it, JW will have the chance to beat AOU in the month or so. We shall see.

In terms of value and entertainment, yes, it’s slightly better than 2014. My best pick so far is Mad Max: Fury Road and I caught this 3 times (normal screen, 3D and IMAX 3D). Woohoo. I just can’t wait for the blu-ray. Movies like Pitch Perfect 2, Avengers, Jurassic World and Spy have been great. There are some passable summer movies such as San Andreas and maybe, just maybe The Minions. What I couldn’t wait is Inside Out which will only be available in mid August :/ *shrugs* The few movies that haven’t struck my chord is Tomorrowland.

I caught Arnold’s latest flick – Terminator Genisys. It ain’t a classic but it will still keep you entertained. I didn’t like Terminator: Rise of the Machines so I’m happy that I came out of the cinema, feeling contented but nothing more. Do listen to my podcast review or just click on the Terminator image above. I just hope that Magic Mike XXL will outpaced Terminator Genisys in the summer box office so I can win my wager against Del Goh 😀

There are still a few more movies that I’m looking forward to – Inside Out, Fantastic Four, Ant-Man, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Ted 2, Trainwreck and Pixels.

Do watch out for our best summer movies of 2015 in August. For now, enjoy the magic of movies.

 

 

  
 

05
Sep

Bonding marathon

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

 

Acer Liquid Smartphones

Check out Acer Liquid smartphones
 

 

Peugeot Hari Raya Promotion 
 


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Citroën Brunei 
 


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BIBD’s latest promotion


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The Popcorn Panel 
 

Our podcast review of Summer Box Office with my co-host Del Goh

 

  
 

 

ICON Design Store 
 


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’Building a Nation’ 
 


Click image to find out more from Butra HeidelbergCement

Butra HeidelbergCement, best known for their resources of providing cement to the Sultanate, has done more than its reputation proceeds. ‘Building A Nation’ is their corporate social responsibility initiative focusing on developing various aspects and levels of the nation with the mutual goal to succeed as a country. A company centered on sourcing a build, made enough sense for them to help others build their hopes, dreams and ambitions.

A fraction of this movement is devoted towards ‘Building Hope’, efforts dedicated to helping the less-fortunate society by addressing and aiding their needs for sustainable living. Dated back to February 2014, Butra HeidelbergCement was on the search of giving hope to those in need by refurbishing the core of basic necessities; a sheltering home.

Butra HeidelbergCement invited those in need with a chance to have their homes restored and repaired, a kind gesture by the company with hopes of ensuring a blissful Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration. This venture was in collaboration with the Community Development Department (JAPEM) under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports and Radio Televisyen Brunei (RTB) in expanding the reach for the initiative and assisting those in dire need of help.

From February, the collaborating delegation began investigating the applicants’ homes up until May when they narrowed down the list to four candidates for the project, two living in Brunei-Muara District and another two in Tutong District. A month long process of reconstruction began simultaneously for all four homes and the team addressed any faults and troubles the candidates previously faced in their distressed homesteads. By June, the candidates were able to enjoy the comforts of their refreshed homes in time for the fasting month of Ramadhan as well as the preparations for the festive season.

The success of the project proved enough for its continued existence as Butra HeidelbergCement has set their sights on sequel venture in the future, holding on to the values and objectives of ‘Building A Nation’.

Building A Nation comprises of other initiatives diversifying its reach towards accomplishing various other goals

Building Champion centers the spotlight on Brunei’s very own Wushu team, sponsored for their achievements in winning gold for the South East Asia (SEA) Games.

Building Careers opens more opportunities for locals in exploring their potential while Building Sustainability channels its inner greenery by championing the needs of our environment for
future generations.

Brunei Darussalam’s future looks bright with Butra HeidelbergCement as they build the pillars to a nationwide success. Courtesy of BHC.

So do check out RTB 1 every Friday at 7:30pm on the program entitled “Membina Harapan”.


One of the homes before it was reconstructed
 


The owner of the home
 


With the faces of Butra HeidelbergCement that helped in the project
 


This is the newly looked home.
 

 

Women of Brunei 
 


Deputy Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Datin Paduka Hjh Adina (front, 4th L) with authors of ‘Women of Brunei – Inspiring Life Stories’ Nicola Lynskey (3rd L) and Cecile Castilla (5th L), and the Bruneian women featured in the book. Images courtesy of Amanda Yap of The Brunei Times.

The book took a while to complete but the hurdle is over. Co-authors French Cécile Castilla & British Nicola Lynskey have invested their times with their interviews and writing up articles for the compilation of 21 women of Brunei entitled Women of Brunei. The purpose of this publication is to inspire the younger generation of Brunei women and even those challenging moments can be dealt with.

I caught up with Cécile Castilla over a book signing outside Best Eastern Times Square a few days ago. I’ve known her for quite a while and in those days, she was editor-in-chief for Dua Minggu and she was also in the mainstream media for 10 years back in France, focusing more into female magazine. Back in 2006, she was based in Balikpapan and she was involved with an expat magazine. You can see that she has this urge to write and share her findings to others and that is one great way of contribution.

To her, this is a her second book that relates to women. She finds many rewarding values in interviewing and writing her findings. The publication won’t be possible without the help of their sponsors. Her purpose of this project is to understand women in Brunei Darussalam and she can see the difference between the women in Brunei and the women in France. She found out that even the community in Brunei is friendly and family oriented despite being a tiny country.

You can find the book “Women of Brunei – Inspiring Life Stories”, a 140-page coffee-table book and it is published by local visual and graphic design firm Pentagram Sdn Bhd. It is selling for $30 at all Best Eastern book stores throughout the country, as well as the Crimson Square at the Empire Hotel & Country Club in Jerudong.

Twenty per cent of all sales will be donated to charity while 10 per cent will go to the Council of Women Brunei Darussalam.

Another 10 per cent will also be donated to ALAF (Advocating Life-long Learning for an Aspiring Future), the charitable project under the book’s gold sponsor, Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam (BIBD).


Cécile Castilla explaining to the lady on the newly launched book
 


The book signing happened last weekend outside Best Eastern Times Square and it’s selling for BND 30
 


Liyana also bought herself a copy
 


Available now at Best Eastern
 

  
 

09
May

#BackInForm

Written by Rano Iskandar. Posted in News

 

The Popcorn Panel 
 

Check out our predictions of the summer movies of 2014 and let me know what you think 😀

 

Membership pen drives 
 

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the introduction of Concepts Computer membership pendrives, Concepts Computer will be doing weekly specials and offer great deals for Concepts Computer members exclusively. These exclusive weekly promotions will include up to ten items from Acer, Epson, Logitech, SteelSeries, Western Digital, Adata, Starius, Sensonic, APC and many, many more. These weekly promotions will begin on the 12th of May and run through til the end of June.

 


Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, addressing a short speech about the Concepts Computer membership pen drives last Wednesday. Image courtesy of Concepts Computer.

Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive of Concepts Computer, speaking to the media said, “We first introduced the Concepts Computer membership pendrives in early 2013 and it’s been a huge success with thousands registering during the initial one year period.” He continued, “And to thank our faithful and long-standing customers, what better than to offer big savings in our great weekly deals for some of our more popular name-brand products.”

Zul also noted that to participate in these weekly specials is simple, all any of our customers have to do is to visit Concepts Computer’s showroom in Kiulap and find out what the exclusive weekly ten items on offer are, and to take part in the special deals, customers are to show their Concepts Computer membership pendrives as ID and proof of membership when they are about to make their purchase, just as simple as that.

Zul continued, ”And not to worry, for our customers who did not register for their Concepts Computer membership pendrives when the registration period was open, this is their chance. We will be opening membership registration again during this special period.” He also added, “The Concepts Computer membership pendrive will have dual roles, as a 4GB pendrive that’s able to hold many documents, and as a membership ID, making it much more useful compared to regular member cards.”

He also noted that, unlike membership cards, the Concepts Computer Pendrive does not have any expiry dates and has lifetime validity with no renewal fees. The Concepts Computer membership pendrives are also small and sleek, water-proof and shock-proof, works easily as a plug-and-play device, and great as gifts for friends and family.


Members of media taking photos of the Concepts Computer membership pen drives
 


The media having a closer look of the pen drive
 


The associates of Concepts Computer posing with the membership pen drives

These exclusive Concepts Computer membership weekly deals would begin on the 12th of May and run through til the end of June. And please note that Concepts Computer membership pen drive registration will be open for all members of the public and can be done at Concepts Computer’s showroom in Kiulap, registration will include a membership processing fee of $8 only and the Concepts Computer Pendrive themselves will have a one year warranty. For more information on the Concepts Computer membership ID registration or on exclusive Concepts Computer membership weekly deals mentioned, visit your nearest Concepts Computer showroom or call 2233551/233552/2233553.

  
 

Cool watches to order 
 


Malppy.com great weekend sale. Click image to enter website.

TGIF! Here’s another round of special promotions for you. This Friday and Saturday, Malppy.com promise to stand you out from the crowd with this affordable Digital Fashion accessories. Yes, Malppy will bring you a weekend of watches for both men and women. These digital watches or rather suites more as a fashion accessories feature a variety of different styles to catch attention. And the cool part is, all actually features a father different or creative ways of reading time, unique styles to the watch. Best of all its made available from B$18.90 Just for this 2 Days (Friday and Saturday)! So Hurry.

 


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Free cover to give away from Malppy.com 
 

  
 

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