Day 1. Social Media Purge
The #SocialMediaPurge that I have accepted for the next 12 days as my next challenge. You can still reach me on SMS, email and you can surely be updated through my blog.
DAY 1. Now it hasn’t been 24 hours yet and I’m already feeling weird and restless when I’m awake. My sleeping pattern totally changed. I’m still awake and it’s 4:15am. Maybe because I had a super long nap in the late afternoon that lasted 4 hours maybe (not a good way to nap and not recommended).
Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it took a long hard decision to accept this challenge – #socialmediapurge – something I thought won’t be possible because half of my social media content relates with work. It is still possible if you can compromise and work your way around and the most important is to be mentally prepared.
The Maggi Purge was already a tough challenge where I have been addicted to Maggi Curry for more than 30 years and I treated it as my staple food. To simply cut the addiction wasn’t an easy task but I’m super glad I made the journey this far. It has been more than a year and I’m proud of it.
Now I have upped the game by challenging myself to a social media detox for 12 days which started from 12:00pm on 25th December 2018. Hence, I will be documenting my daily journey without social media and see what changes (internal and external) that I will go through.
A big thanks also to my friends who are also joining the #socialmediapurge for 3 days in supporting my cause. You can also give it a try and see how you feel about yourself. I’m sure you can do it. You just have to be mentally prepared.
Have you wondered how much time you spend on your phone? Just look at my stats which was a summary of my usage last week. Instagram has been part of my social media life and the stats shows how addicted I am.
I have shifted all my social media apps in a specific folder. The unread messages have been average. I shall only view them after the purge is over on 6th January 2019.
I did some shopping yesterday for my family friends’ children for the festive season. I also ended up receiving gifts from my friends too. Thanks Reuben, Allen, Fen, Ruey and Pranika for the gesture and the gifts. Thanks also to Nana for the lunch invitation. Love the food 😀
Awwwww… Thanks Pranika for this wonderful gift. Fitting to my current challenge indeed 😉
I spent too much time napping. Maybe I was tired from the night before or maybe I wasn’t use to not being able to access my social media, knowing that I still have access to my phone and wifi. Then again, I felt good after a good nap but I hope next time, it won’t be a long one as one of my aims of this purge is to make sure that I increase my productivity.
I spent time lazing in bed and caught some series and movies on Netflix. By the way, I caught Bird Box, Netflix original film, and I give it a 7. It had potential to be one of my Top 10 movies or even my honourable mentions. But it didn’t live up to my expectations.
Ah yes, I lazed too much in bed that I missed my dinner time. I had soto around 10:30pm and I kept munching here and there. Maybe it helped me to ease my withdrawals of this current purge and it has only been less than 12 hours.
Yay!! A good news though is that my friend is on the way back to Brunei. At least something to look forward in distracting my withdrawals. See you soon 😀
One of my friends joined the #socialmediapurge and this was her SMS tonight. Keep it up, my friend, and thanks for the support. It means a lot 😀
This was the state of my room at 1:00am and I was thinking to do something productive. I decided to clean up my room and I already had a long nap earlier in the day. So, why not? I purposely darkened the image so it won’t be an eye sore to you all :p
Yars!!! 50% done and I hope to continue tomorrow again. Shot taken at 4:10am today. Alright folks!! Time to head to bed..
CF21 kicks off today
Happening today Wednesday until Sunday
Oh yea, do try this experience and you will never know you will get fantastic prizes
I was testing out the Human Claw Machine experience. Interesting indeed!! Oh yeah, I am 73 kilos heavy by the way! Click on image to read more about the Human Claw experience
One of my favourite chocolate is here at CF21
Interested in making your wallpaper with Marvel designs?
There will be some activities and you will stand a chance to fly to Bangkok too
You see it when you see it!! Stand a chance to fly to Jakarta and visit Cuckoo booth to find out more. Every purchaser also has a lucky dip prize, hence everyone is a winner 😀
New brands brought in by Bobby Electrical
Aerocool Gaming chairs
Vincent Pao, General Manager for Concepts Computer (2nd from left), Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer (2nd from right) and Jonathan Chong, representative for Aerocool in Brunei (right) posing with the Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs
With the culture of work moving towards being behind a desk for 8 hours daily, comfort becomes a huge factor in trying to get everybody through their work day. This is why Concepts Computer is happy to introduce affordable gaming chairs from Aerocool ThunderX3 into the Bruneian market. These gaming chairs are not only for the avid gamers on a budget, but because it is so affordable, everyday office workers can bring in these very comfortable chairs into their workplace as well.
The Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs are for comfort and support, with a minimalist style that can appeal in either working or gaming environments. Equipped with high-end AIR Technology that helps create better breathability, these chairs can now provide a cool and refreshing experience, even during long gaming sessions. The Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs are also made with exacting standards, and the level of comfort and refinement which they offer is unrivalled amongst other affordable computer gaming chairs available in the local Bruneian market. These chairs 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 watching a movie or getting into a game, as you’ve never experienced in front of a computer before.
Three colours will be available of the ThunderX3 BC1 from Concepts Computer; Cyan on Black, Red on Black, or all Black. These chairs will be available for $250 during the Hari Raya celebrations, with usual price being $275, and will come with 1 year warranty.
Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 gaming chairs are now on a promotional price of BND 250 (usual price is BND 275). Comes with one year warranty.
Purchase-With-Purchase promo for our Logitech Pro gaming mouse and Pro gaming keyboard with a 10% discount.
Vincent Pao, General Manager for Concepts Computer, while speaking to media, said, “We’re very pleased to bring affordability to cater to Bruneian IT needs, especially with quality that are the standard for International brand names.” He also added, “Now that computer gaming is also a big part of the Bruneian IT scene, Bruneian gamers who are still looking for comfort and reliability from their chairs, can also experience it for a fraction of the cost of our more luxury brands, making it easier to maintain their top tier skills that is crucial in helping them perform at their very best.”
Jonathan Chong, representative for Aerocool in Brunei, also 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 Bruneian gamers who require long hours of practice in order to maintain their top tier skills will have the ability to choose the proper chair that is crucial in helping them perform at their very best.”
Zul Abdul Rahman, Marketing Executive for Concepts Computer, also added, “We are in the business of providing a huge range of quality products at very diverse prices which can fit the purchasing power of different subsets of customers, but still keeping the high quality that Bruneians are used to.” Zul also added, “And our products will have the support of the principal brands, in this case the Bruneian representative for Aerocool ThunderX3 in Brunei, in ensuring after sales service in terms of warranty issues especially with the 1 year warranty coverage they provide.”
During this Hari Raya period, we also have a Purchase-With-Purchase promo for our Logitech Pro gaming mouse and Pro gaming keyboard (worth $118 and $218 respectively), where every purchase of the Aerocool ThunderX3 BC1 entitles the customer to 10% discount, $106 and $196 respectively under Purchase-WithPurchase promo.
A huge range of Gaming Chairs are available at Concepts Computer including Aerocool and many other brands, demo units are also on stand-by for customers to try. Any enquiries regarding their products and services, please call 2233551, 2233552 or 2233553, or visit your nearest Concepts Computer retail outlet.
BHC World Cup Campaign
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The Kickoff Day has been a success for @bruneicement (Butra Heidelberg Cement) as they have garnered interest from the public on their Kickoff Campaign where the grand winner will be flying to Russia for the upcoming World Cup 2018.
All the clues were given periodically on @bruneicement instagram and it started with the Pre-Quarter Final – Scavenger Hunt as they have search for clues of the hidden item.
With the hashtag #bhcworldcup18 you will be able to see some of the photos posted on social media and one of them will be lucky enough to win a trip for two to Russia 2018.
There were some monuments and landmarks of Brunei Darussalam especially the new RIPAS bridge and different landmarks in other districts of Brunei Darussalam.
The organizers also have been active in Bandarku Ceria and Tutongku Ceria for the public to get involved in the Kickoff competition.
So do follow @bruneicement or my IG @ranoadidas for updates on their next clues and make sure you follow the instructions to be eligible 🙂
One of the ticket hunt was at Supa Save Seria
The official hashtag for campaign
One of the events that took place at Bandarku Ceria
Some of the contestants at Tutongku Ceria
A lady registering herself to be eligible for the lucky draw
A familiar face also aimed for the grand prize. Good luck!!
20th Consumer Fair
Presentations of tokens to the loyal exhibitors of the Consumer Fair during the launch of 20th Consumer Fair
Jennifer of AIA (Brunei) receiving a token from the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, the guest of honour for the 20th Consumer Fair.
Her Excellency Nicola Rosenblum, Australian High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam
Check out Cuckoo’s latest promotion. You can simply top up $10 to add another product. Awesome deal 😀
Guess what? Those who spend at Cuckoo during Consumer Fair, you will stand a chance to fly to Korea with the local media in March 2018
At BIBD Booth
One of the most interesting concept introduced in Brunei Darussalam as Khal explained to the minister on the latest modular home/space. You can follow @fabuar.co on IG for updates.
Drop by BIBD booth at CF if you are interested on Fabular
This is how it looks like #fabular 😀
At Takaful Brunei booth
The young blood, entrepreneurs with the minister
Check out YMRM Gallery
Check out Rubine kitchen products hosted by Bobby Electrical
The Banquet Hall of the ICC will be the main place to dine
Happy to see Pan & Wok’s presence at Consumer Fair
I will be needing this soon for my car. More info on February once it is officially launched.
Royal Brunei Airlines with their promotional fare
Minister receiving a token from Amarda Properties
Brunei Halal is back again at Consumer Fair
Nimanja showcasing during the Consumer Fair
A new online portal for shopping – Babakimpo. Register and you will get a free keychain 😀 I got mine yesterday.
Chill Chill serving drinks at Banquet Hall
Another online portal – J3smart 😀
Some incentive for CF goers
TelBru has a nice booth btw
Pepsi Bonanza Lucky Draw Event Vol. 1
The winners of the first ‘Pepsi Bonanza Lucky Draw’ held at Jaya Hypermart, Gadong
The qualifying round of the lucky draw
The top three finalists playing the sipping game
Last Friday marked the start of the ‘Pepsi Bonanza Lucky Draw Event’, where it’s first monthly draw was held at Jaya Hypermart, Gadong. During the draw, the participants registered and participated in a fun activity to stand a chance to win the sought for prizes. Out of the 10 lucky shortlisted participants for this 1st monthly draw; Dayang Aisah Bte Hj Jumat successfully won the first prize of Jaya Cash Coupon $300, Mohammad Zaim Bin Hj Arun won 2nd prize of Jaya Cash Coupon $200 and Siti Sabarianah Ramli as 3rd prize of Jaya Cash Coupon $100, which was presented by Mr. Paul Thomas, the store manager of Jaya Hypermart Gadong. 7 Consolation Prizes was presented by Mr. Valentine Hon, the General Manager of Kingston Beverage and Creamery Sdn Bhd.
With registration having started since the month of August 2017, The “Pepsi Bonanza Lucky Draw Event” will continue to have 2 more monthly draws throughout November to December, with the Grand Draw being held on the 10th December 2017. Each of these monthly draws will be premiering several fabulous prizes to be won by the shortlisted participants.
Interested parties can easily register for this Lucky Draw event by simply purchasing any “Twin Pack” bottles of 1.5L Pepsi, Pepsi Twist, 7-Up, Revive, Mirinda Orange, Mirinda Strawberry, Mirinda Green Apple and Mirinda Green Fruit at specific department stores and outlets. After purchasing customers can simply staple their receipt to their filled in lucky draw form and drop it off into the lucky draw boxes. In addition, participants can also register for the Pepsi Bonanza 2017 event through participating restaurant outlets: Secret Recipe, Marry Brown, Pelicana, KFC, Ayamku, and The Chicken Rice Shop, with specific terms and conditions apply.
With the savings account of BND $8888.88 as a grand prize, followed by other cash rewards and Pepsi Hampers to be won, the “Pepsi Bonanza 2017” Lucky Draw Event will definitely be an event to watch out for.
Friends and families supporting the lucky contestants
Dayang Aisah Bte Hj Jumat successfully won the first prize of Jaya Cash Coupon $300 handed by Paul Thomas, store manager of Jaya Hypermart Gadong
Mohammad Zaim Bin Hj Arun won 2nd prize of Jaya Cash Coupon $200
Siti Sabarianah Ramli won 3rd prize of Jaya Cash Coupon $100
Consolation winner presented by Mr. Valentine Hon, the General Manager of Kingston Beverage and Creamery Sdn Bhd
Another consolation winner
Another consolation winner
Acer Kicks off “Be Cool Everyday” Campaign
Edmund Hoh, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia, Richard Soo, Miri & Brunei Branch Manager, Acer Malaysia, Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia, Roseanne Ho, Assistant Manager, Marketing, Acer Malaysia, Jerry Soon, Director of Sales, Acer Malaysia and Perry Chong, Kota Kinabalu Branch Manager, Acer Malaysia during the launch of “Be Cool Everyday” campaign from Acer at Le Meridian Hotel last Tuesday
A big thank you to Acer Malaysia for inviting the media from Brunei to witness a launch of Acer products at Le Meridian Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah last Tuesday. I’ve been always impressed with Acer’s innovation and consistency in producing wide range of products especially in the computer segment. Acer is one of the leading brand in Brunei Darussalam and it has a strong support system from Concepts Computer that customers have high trust on.
Last Tuesday as mentioned, Acer Malaysia held a special launch under the theme “Be Cool Everyday”, with the introduction of a host of exciting devices. Among the products are a new gaming line-up for powerful to casual gaming, as well as a range of lifestyle devices that adds a touch of style to work on the go and to home entertainment besides offering efficient computing. As you can see, it’s not just about technology but adapting to the current trend and lifestyle to the growing needs of end consumers.
Perry Chong, Kota Kinabalu Branch Manager, Acer Malaysia in his opening remarks
Jeffrey Lai, Product Manager, Acer Malaysia, gave an insights on the notebooks from Acer
Be Cool Everyday
Headlining the range of new products is the highly anticipated Predator Helios 300 which features Acer’s proprietary AeroBlade™ 3D fan, the latest iteration of the world’s thinnest metal blade fan for advanced aerodynamics and a whopping 35% increase in airflow performance, and Acer Nitro 5 with Acer Coolboost™ technology to deliver superior cooling ability. Both devices offer a thermal solution to manage heat and keep the system running optimally at a low temperature for awesome, smooth gameplay. The Predator 21 X, the world’s first laptop to offer a curved 21-inch IPS display is also on top of the list. This gaming laptop is taking Acer’s Predator brand position in gaming to a new level with its showcase of advanced technology and never-before seen innovation.
Acer Malaysia Kota Kinabalu Branch Manager, Perry Chong said, “Acer continuously offers products with meaningful innovations and superior performance, leading the industry with new technology and solutions that benefit customers. Our products are specially designed with users in mind; with improved usability to meet the real needs of our customers. We are extremely excited to introduce our gaming and lifestyle devices line-up with innovative features, including the all new 3rd generation of AeroBlade™ 3D fan, Acer Coolboost™ technology, Acer LiquidLoop™ fan-less cooling system and the world’s first curved screen laptop.”
I shall highlight three products that caught my eye during the launch.
Predator Helios 300 – A Highly Accessible Powerful Gaming Laptop
Predator Helios 300 – A Highly Accessible Powerful Gaming Laptop
The Predator Helios 300 is armed with a dual fan system that features the all new AeroBlade™ 3D Fan with the world’s thinnest metal fan blade at only 0.1 mm, to boost the thermal system and keeps the laptop running at optimal temperatures. With the preloaded PredatorSense application, gamers can monitor and control their gaming experience from one central interface. Featuring Windows 10, gaming is made better and more social than ever.
With an overclockable NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 GPU, 7th Gen Intel Core i7 (7700HQ) desktop processor and 8GB DDR4 at its core, Predator Helios 300 offers outstanding gaming and entertainment performance. This tastefully designed laptop comes with a fast 256 GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. The red metal chassis and iron red backlit keyboard provide a hardcore yet edgy look and feel to the Predator Helios 300.
Designed as a gaming device in mind, the Predator Helios 300 is ideally suited for first-person-shooter (fps) games. Its 15.6-inch FHD IPS display provides vibrant, vivid visuals, while Dolby Audio™ Premium and Acer TrueHarmony™ deliver immersive audio with crisp, rich surround sound quality. The Predator Helios 300 connects wirelessly through fast 2×2 802.11ac technology, and it includes a Gigabit Ethernet port for those preferring a hard-wired ultra-fast connection.
I would that The Predator Helios 300 is the next best thing for gamers and it’s quite affordable considering the specs given. It is priced at BND1,998.00 at Concepts Computer.
Acer H7850 Projector – Bring Cinematic Entertainment Home
Acer H7850 Projector – Bring Cinematic Entertainment Home
Featuring Ultra High-Definition (UHD) resolution, the Acer H7850 projects razor-sharp images on to screens of up to 120 inches (10 feet) and brings cinematic picture quality in to the home. With 8.3 megapixel on screen and TI XPR technology, the H7850 brings fine details of images to live.
The H7850 supports Acer’s proprietary AcuMotion technology that enhances picture clarity in fast-moving scenes and reduces motion-blur. Equipped with Acer’s ExtremeECO power-saving feature, power consumption can be reduced by up to 70% and lamp life extended by up to 15,000 hours.
The Acer H7850 is HDR-compatible (High Dynamic Range), reproducing a greater dynamic range of luminosity with expanded contrast and a wider range of brightness, producing true-to-life colours. The projector offers a DynamicBlack™ contrast ratio up to a whopping 1,000,000:1 thanks to its frame-by-frame analyzation and dynamic adjustments of lamp power for black-level optimization.
The H7850 also features a sleek, elegant design that was honoured with a Red Dot Award: Product Design 2017. Catering to a wider range of user preferences, the H7850 has a brightness advantage with a 3,000-lumens rating. It is also compatible with Rec. 2020 signals, the UHDTV standard for superior colour reproduction.
With a dimension of 398 mm X 297.5 mm X 127 mm and weighing 5.5 kg, the Acer H7850 is priced at BND2,998.00. This could be ideal for my entertainment room as I am huge movie fan.
The flight case for Predator 21 X – World’s First Curved Screen Laptop
Playing with the Predator 21 X and it’s estimated price is around BND 13,000 #gulp
Predator 21 X – World’s First Curved Screen Laptop
With an overclockable 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, dual NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 graphic cards in SLI (Scalable Link Interface) and 64GB of DDR4-2400 memory, the Predator 21 X takes the AAA gaming experience to new heights. Offering an ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio, the laptop’s curved screen features NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ technology to ensure smooth and sharp gameplay.
The laptop also integrates Tobii eye-tracking technology which allows gamers to identify enemies, aim, and take cover simply by gazing at objects on the screen.
Featuring an advanced cooling architecture with five system fans, of which three are ultra-thin AeroBlade™ metal fans, the Predator 21 X is capable of keeping all its features running at optimal temperatures for super-smooth performance during intense gaming sessions.
A Taiwan Excellence Gold award winner, the Predator 21 X comes with a full-sized mechanical keyboard featuring Cherry® MX Brown switches for super-responsive tactile feedback and pure precision for fast and accurate gaming experiences. Its numeric keypad also touts a unique design that allows it to be flipped over and turned into a Precision Touchpad.
Tom of United Daily won a bag from Acer as part of the lucky draw
A big thanks to Richard Soo and Vincent Pao, General Manager of Concepts Computer, for hosting the media in Kota Kinabalu
Dining at Welcome Seafood while in KK. Highly recommended and affordable too.
FIFA 17 tournament
Game On organisers with partners and the top 3 winners of the FIFA 17 tournament.
It has been a while.. A while that I got involved in playing football games on PS4. I only played FIFA 17 once so far and I know I’m not that great of a player. I was humiliated online when I was playing FIFA 16 last year and it stopped me from playing for a while *lol*
Anyway, it’s good to see the rise of FIFA tournaments (formerly PES tourneys) and it’s organised by Game.On (Brunei). It took place at Mabohai Shopping Complex and the grand prize was a PS4 Slim 500GB with a PS4 Stix Gift Voucher, $25 Progresif Postpaid Plan and a GAME ON t-shirt.
I only saw one familiar face and that was Md Alif Akmal Anbarie bin Mahmod who managed to reach the finals and finished runner-up. He has previously won a few of the tournaments that I hosted a few years ago. Hence it’s good to see him back in the game. He won himself 1 Huawei Y330 phone, $25 Progresif Postpaid Plan, PS4 STIX Gift Voucher and a GAME ON t-shirt.
The eventual winner was Adib bin Hj Sazali who grabbed the grand prize and the 3rd place went to Md YaoHanexam bin Amir Anuar who won himself one Huawei Y330, PS4 STIX Gift Voucher and a GAME ON t-shirt.
The event is supported by Mabohai Shopping Complex and the event partners were ETA Games @ Cineplex, Nitro Concepts, Burger King, Getit.com.bn, Dx Racer, The Letterbox and PS4 Stix.
Game mode time during the FIFA 17 tournament
Alif Akmal came runner up during the competition
Game On, FIFA 17
Game On Business Management & Services (Game On) brings you the very first PS4 FIFA 17 Tournament from the 3rd to 4th December 2016, at Mabohai Shopping Complex.
If you’re up for the challenge, register now until 3rd December 2016 by providing your Full Name, Contact Number and choice of session along with an entry fee of BND20. Each player will be entitled to a free drink & fries, courtesy of Burger King Brunei.
The winner will walk away with the grand prize of a brand new PlayStation 4 Slim (500GB), a PS4 Stix Gift Voucher and Game On merchandise!
Qualifying rounds will start on Saturday from 1pm to 9pm and on Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Knock-out rounds will be the last 32 players to the final starting from 5pm onwards (Sunday).
This event is brought to you with the supporting partners of Mabohai Shopping Complex, ETA Games @ Cineplex, PS4 Stix, Get It Enterprise, Instrutech Engineering, Burger King Brunei, and The Letterbox Co. The Official Social Media Partner for this tournament is RanoAdidas.
For more information, do contact Amar at +6738 849050
Game On Business Management & Services is an event managing company dedicated to organising video game tournaments in Brunei Darussalam, established in 2016.
Check out Game On’s official Instagram @ GameOn.bn for latest updates and more cool stuffs!