Saturday, February 27, 2010

Uswatun Hassanah.

Salam, good day. The mass gathering and procession in commemoration of the date of birth of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him held this morning nationwide. At first the weather was very tricky, but then by 7am the sun was shining brightly. His Majesty The Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang Dipertuan of Brunei Darussalam and members of the Royal Family has consented to attend the event. This year's maulud carries the theme 'Ilahi Selamatkan Brunei Darussalam'. Some 15o groups and over 20,000 people took part at the mass gathering and procession in the capital. May we get the 'syafaat' from Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Amin ya rabbal 'alamin.
Representing RTB for the mass gathering/parade.
*never trust those wearing high heels, hehe*

Live commentary for state's radio

Senior government officials
School children was among the participants
Job done! L-R: Shahrin Embran, Salmi Ibrahim and myself...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Peace Be Upon Him.

Salam, good day. This morning Chung Hwa Middle School BSB hosted a CNY Open House for their Kindergarten student, a day before 'Chap Goh Mey'. The kids seems enjoying themselves, watching the lion dance perfomances as well as the drums show. This is the 3rd year for Zahra' attending the open house to Sa'adah's 1st. However I was a bit late to watch the lion dance but I manage to fill in my stomach *yummy*. Meanwhile, the Maulud Nabi celebration is going to be held this Saturday. The focal point is at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien in the capital as well at the three other districts. Lets show our love to Prophet Muhammad PBUH:)

Girls in red, Sa'adah (L) and Zahra' (R)

Zahra's Class K3 Green + Yellow

Sa'adah with her class teacher

Zahra' with friends

...friends with Sa'adah

Wednesday, February 24, 2010


Salam, good day. Well done to all those involved during the National Day Mass Gathering yesterday at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien in the capital. The function started with the arrival of His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Dipertuan of Brunei Darussalam which followed by the national anthem. His Majesty has also consented to inspect the guard of honour by the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and the Royal Brunei Police Force. More than 100 teams participated in the march parade which including of several government agencies, private sectors, schools and higher institutions as well as the NGO's. All round of applause to all of you my countrymen, 'Negaraku Brunei Darussalam':)
HM inpecting the guard of honour

Monday, February 22, 2010

Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar, Allahu akbar.

Salam, good day. Brunei Darussalam marks the 26th National Day celebration with the mass Maghrib and Isyak prayers, ‘Doa Kesyukuran’, and the recital of ‘Surah Yassin’ in all mosques and prayer halls throughout the country. The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque in the capital was the focal point for the gathering. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to join the rakyat and residence during the gathering. Upon arrival His Majesty was greeted by the Minister of Religious Affairs, Pehin Dato Seri Utama Doctor Ustaz Haji Mohd. Zain and the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Pehin Dato Seri Setia Doctor Haji Ahmad in his capacity as the Chairman of the organising committee. Accompanying His Majesty were His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince; His Royal Highness Prince Haji Abdul Azim; His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malik and His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Mateen. Whilst tomorrow morning the mass parade will be held at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien in the capital, 'Negaraku Brunei Darussalam':)

With my ex-boss Hj Hamidon Hj Ibrahim

Sunday, February 21, 2010

No, its not 'Tiger's' year.

Salam, good day. The preparation for this upcoming National Day Celebration is on it's fifth gear now. The full dress rehearsal was held yesterday at Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien. All the best to those who involve mainly in the march parade. Last year when the National Day Celebration was held at the National Stadium, it was very grand since it was the 25th anniversary. I expect this year will be a bit smaller in the size of the participants and the duration but hopefully the spirit of nationhood will be bigger. Allah bless Brunei Darussalam!

Images by bruneidaily

Monday, February 15, 2010

On leave.

HRH Prince Abdul Malik consented to grace the graduation

Among the graduates

I like this book

Family of the graduates

Yang Berbahagia Dato' Dr Harun Din delivering his 'amanat' to the graduates

The backbone of Darusysyifa Warrafahah

Such a huge lens!

The happy male graduates after 80 hours of hardwork

Haha, this is my media buddies.

Establishment of Islamic medicine centre mooted
Syazwan Sadikin, The Brunei Times
THE Medical and Islamic Welfare Association of Brunei Darussalam, Darusysyifa' Warrafahah, is seeking to establish a centre for Islamic medicine in light of the growing demand for more professional Islamic medical practitioners in the Sultanate. According to the association's president, Dato Paduka Ahmad Bukhari PSRK Abu Hanifah, in the past three years, over 3,000 people have sought treatment from them.
"These facts and figures illustrate that the demand from the community for Islamic medical services is a true fact in Brunei," he said during the inaugural presentation of certificates to the association members at the BRIDEX convention centre in Jerudong yesterday.
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik handed out the certificates to 162 members of association who completed the basic course on Islamic medicine.
Dato Ahmad Bukhari said that the centre would provide honest treatment in Islamic medicine, develop and create professional Islamic medical practitioners, conduct research and development and spread the truth about Islamic medicine.
"This centre will in turn become a great contribution under the guide of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in creating this country as a zikir nation," said Dato Ahmad Bukhari.
However, he added that this will only exist when there is support and assistance from fellow Muslims and the population as a whole, to realise the goal of the Islamic Medicine Centre and the agendas that it strives for.
Dato Ahmad Bukhari went on to say that the association has a variety of skills and knowledge courses such as in herbal medicine, traditional massages and other areas which fulfil the vision and mission of the association as a centre of alternative medicine, specifically Islamic medicine.
"Darusysyifa' Warrafahah promises to generate more local professional practitioners in a variety of areas in alternative medicine, with the intention to provide honest services to the community," he said.
He further explained that although completion of the basic course does not qualify a person to treat patients, graduates are also given the opportunity to further advance their level to become full practitioners.
Upon completion, they will receive an identification card to ensure the public that they are true Darusysyifa' Warrafahah practitioners, he said.
"This is to ensure that the public will not be deceived by imposters who will make patients more ill," said Dato Ahmad Bukhari.
The association's president said that while Darusysyifa' Warrafahah currently does not have any professional practitioners at hand, they vow to make efforts at meeting the demands of the public in providing treatment service by working closely with Malaysia's Islamic Medical and Welfare Association, Darussyifa.
"In fact, many people who suffer from unknown afflictions that normal medicine cannot cure would usually come to visit Darusysyifa' Warrafahah. Since the last eight professional practitioners have arrived, the cases have accumulated to 1,000," said Dato Ahmad Bukhari.