Monday, March 29, 2010

As expected.

Salam, good day. Yesterday we took some time to our neighbouring Miri for 'mini shopping'. We came with Zahra', whilst Sa'adah and Abdul Aziz was at home with their granny. While at Miri, we can't make it at Secret Recipe but went to Marry Brown instead. Emmm, we have some very good food, good time and good shopping as well. We bought few items for Abdul Aziz's upcoming birthday and some nice out fit. Not much to share actually and not much picture to post. My wife and I was chilling around, wonderful time and we really miss Sa'adah and Abdul Aziz during our short trip there:)

Hazy in Seria caused by bush fires

Zahra' enjoying her meal

A lot to choose from

Just take a look at the plastic bag next to her, it is value for money!

Performed Asar at Masjid Kampong Pandan, KB.

PIP emerged as Champion

Playing in a very difficult condition

Both teams have shown a very good fight

The PIP tactician

AMV came third (Images by bruneidaily)
THE debut season of the Under-16 National League came to an end with Projek Ikan Pusu's (PIP) victory on Saturday and Football Federation of Brunei Darussalam (FFBD) have lauded its success.
"I'm happy to say that the U-14 and U-16 league went as planned except for a few hiccups," said FFBD secretariat, Johari Hj Bungsu.
The second round of the U-16 league had to be postponed due to school exams and the outbreak of Influenza A H1N1 in late 2009."Since the players of the U-16 league are students, we have no choice but to suspend the league for everyone's sake. Fortunately we were able to continue it in January," said Johari.
However Johari felt that the league have reached the objective that FFBD had set out since the very beginning."Our main objective was to expose youths to the high level experience that league matches bring. Throughout the season we have witnessed players step up their game, especially in the semi-finals and final," added the FFBD secretariat.
Despite the success, Johari acknowledges that there are things that can be improved by the participating teams."Before the next season starts, there are issues that can be worked on by the participating clubs on the managerial and coaching side. We hope that by next season the clubs will look for more seasoned coaches with credentials," said Johari.
When pressed to explain what he meant, Johari replied, "The clubs need to find a coach that not only teaches the practical aspect of football, but start from the very basics. Before the start of the season FFBD conducted a training clinic and some coaches didn't even attend it. The reason we held it is because we want the youths to be exposed to a systematic training which would only work towards their advantage," added Johari.
Another aspect that Johari hopes the team would fix is the absence of a goalkeeper coach.
"Having a good head coach isn't enough. There need to be two different coaches, one especially for the goalkeepers because that is a specific field," he said.
"Since this is a youth program, we need to show them the proper ways of conducting these things," concluded Johari.
The 12 teams who joined the U-16 league were divided into two groups. Muara Vella FC and Kuala Belait Department of Youth and Sports (JBS) Scheme topped Group A while Sports School and PIP conquered Group B.
The Group A teams were undone however in the semi-finals, setting the stage for an all Group B affair for the final at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium in Berakas on Saturday night.
The torrential downpour failed to dampen the spirits of the youngsters, doing their best to outdo one another on a puddle-riddled pitch.Playing second fiddle to group leader Sports School in the early stages of the league, PIP finally got their sweet revenge via 16-year-old Nelson Joseph Fitzgerald.
In what should have been a routine save for Sports School goalkeeper, Md Adri Abd Kahar, the slippery ball escaped from his clutches after Hadi Marzooqi Hj Omar's freekick.The lurking Fitzgerald pounced on the loose ball to blast from point blank to give PIP the winning goal in the 46th minute.
Fitzgerald acknowledged the win as a team effort after the victory but was adamant that they have always believed they could win it.
PIP took the B$1,500 top prize with skipper Muhd Puasa Sani bagging the "Best Player in the Final" award and goalkeeper Md Ahsanuddin Hj Md Dani earning the "Best Goalkeeper" honour.
Sports received B$1,000 while Muara Vella and Kuala Belait JBS Scheme each got B$500. (Source: The Brunei Times).

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Bapa turns 71.

My father celebrate his 71st birthday on the 28th of March. Last evening we had a family gathering in Lambak *good food, damn good!*. Alhamdulillah, I pray for your health, happiness and may you get stronger to overcome your health problem and able to do ibadat regularly. May Allah bless you, amin...

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Prevention is better than cure.

Salam, good day. His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al Muhtadee Billah, Deputy Sultan this morning has consented to officiate The Opening Ceremony for the National Seminar of Ulama and Experts on Influenza A (H1N1) which took place at the International Convention Centre Berakas. The three days seminar is jointly organised by the Ministry of Health and the State Mufti's Department of the Prime Minister's Office. In his sabda, the Deputy Sultan has understood the goal and objective of this national seminar is to further enrich our cumulative knowledge in how to overcome issues and challenges of strategic importance by examining objectively the issue of the Influenza A (H1N1) disaster with the learned guidance of the ulama and experts. This is in line with His Majesty's titah on the importance for us to study and analyse the actual cause of the disaster itself. As part of the seminar, there is an exhibition which would provide as an intellectual approach from the perspective of Islam and science regarding Influenza A (H1N1). The exhibition is open to public:)

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Genuinely un-genuine.

...whilst this morning I took part at the Prime Minister's Office Walkathon. The walkathon was launched by the Minister of Energy, The Honourable Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (R) Haji Awang Mohamad bin Haji Daud who is also completed the 4.5 kilometer walk *and I think the distance is further more, because I was so so so exhausted, haha very unfit*. More than 500 PMO's officer and staff also took part at the walkathon with the main objectives is to collect fund as well as to promote the healthy life style among the PMO's personnels. (bruneidaily qoute: need to get fit from now on:)

The Minister of Energy at The Prime Minister's Office launching the walkathon

Few steps away to the finishing line

RTB's contingent. *haha, sounds big!*
Back row L-R: Alidin, Johari, Tamit, Mr Idris, my self and Nooramizul.
Front row R-L: Othman and Hanuna. I didn't get the names for the other two ladies. *my appologise* We are
not lucky enough to get more prizes during the lucky draws, I think there is only two of us who bagged home some.

Efficient and efficiency.

Salam, good day. Special Olympic Brunei Darussalam 5th National Games came to an end yesterday with the final 5 a-side football match between Simpur House against Gambir House. Simpur however have shown their prowess to claim the gold medal after demolished Gambir by 7-4. The prizes was presented by the guest of honour Awang Haji Omar bin Haji Abdul Rahman, the Permanent Secretary at The Prime Minister's Office who is also officiated the closing ceremony. Overall champion was Gambir House who bagged 32 gold, 16 silver and 13 bronze. Simpur House came 2nd, Sumboi-Sumboi House at 3rd place and 4th place goes to Kudok-Kudok House. Big round of applause to the Special Olympic Brunei Darussalam on their effort to organised such successful event:)

The guest of honour (3rd from right)

Simpur (Y) against Gambir (W)

The KKBS friends...

He forgot, what a shame!

Salam, good day. It was an eventful week for me so far and I expect it is going to be an eventful weekend as well. It was a bit easier to complete a job since the kids was on a first term school holiday. In the meantime I was also covering the Special Olympic Brunei Darussalam 5th National Games. I'm very pleased to see our local Bruneian mainly Special Olympic Brunei Darussalam as a NGO with the collaboration three big component Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports on their effort to organise such event in order to fulfill the needs of 'special' people in the field of sports. This effort deserve admire as well the positive asessment. Some of the special athletes also been recently took part in the International Special Olympic Games abroad. Meaning that Brunei Darussalam has already have their own Olympic standard athlete and we wish them all the best on their future undertaking:)

Nurfadilah Nudin & Samsiah Takong of Simpur House

Bocce Unified Doubles taking place

The team coach Yunos Yusof *volunteer as well*

This number 8 is one very good player and he scored a couples

The special athletes showing their skills

Thursday, March 18, 2010

School holiday begins.

Salam, good day. Her Royal Highness Princess Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah has consented to officiate the Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam 5th National Games. The ceremony took place at the Track and Field Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex. According to the press release, the main objective of this year's game is to select the most potential special athletes to represent Brunei Darussalam for the Special Olympics International World Games in Athens, Greece in June next year. For this year's game, among 200 athletes taking part and a total of five games will be competed this year. These games include Athletics, Bocce, Football and Bowling as well as Youth Athletes, for aged eight and below. The game will run for three days, until the 20th March and carries the theme 'Together Nurturing Harmony':)

HRH Princess Fadzillah Lubabul Bolkiah

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Abdul Aziz turns eleven months old.

It seems very interesting, I wish to know more about this...(Source The Brunei Times)

Monday, March 15, 2010

Fernando 1.