Monday, April 25, 2011

Get fit.

Bandar Seri Begawan - In conjunction with the launching of the Health Promotion Blueprint 2011-2015 and health promotion campaign, the Ministry of Health yesterday organised a Health Promotion Premier Walkathon. The event took place at the Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien in the capital.
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik attended the walkathon. Upon arrival, HRH Prince 'Abdul Malik was greeted by Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Md Yusof.
The event started off with a warm up and aerobic session for 15 minutes led by Mohd Darus Tanjong and staff from Department of Youth and Sports and Health Promotion Centre.
It was followed by HRH Prince 'Abdul Malik launching the Health Promotion Premier Walkathon.

After the launch, Prince 'Abdul Malik together with some 6,000 people participated in the walkathon which covered 3.5 kilometres for men and 3.4 kilometres for women. Apart from the public, the event was also participated by personnel from ministries, government departments, higher-educational institutions, civil servants, private companies, Mukim and village consultative councils, school students and some associations.
The Health Promotion Blueprint 2011-2015, which was launched on April 20, is a health promotion networking document which contains short- and medium-term strategies to promote a healthy lifestyle and to prevent and control the occurrence of chronic diseases in the nation.
In an interview with the Bulletin, Dyg Rine Karim, one of the government officers, said, "In order for me to keep myself healthy, I must allocate myself time to take part in sports activities. I have even enrolled with one of the fitness centres to ensure I do some exercise and I am also strict in my diet."
Mohd Darns has opted to stay away from smoking, do regular exercise, consume less fatty foods, especially fast food, and eat more fruits and vegetables. He added that "healthy living is not an option but it is a responsibility for individuals to carry out in order to support the nation's emphasis on healthy living".
Practising a healthy lifestyle by doing physical activities is one of the best ways to prevent and control chronic diseases such as heart failure, diabetes, obesity or other health problems.
Nur Shariza, 25, from the private sector said, "The Health Promotion Blueprint is a good initiative by the Ministry of Health.
"Brunei has one of the highest rates of chronic diseases, therefore, its is the right time to enforce the blueprint and this shows how we as a nation is responsible to fight the diseases by practising a healthy lifestyle. Hopefully, in the years to come the rate would gradually decrease." (Borneo Bulletin).

This guys leading the warm-up session and aerobics
*very powerful show* 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Be good son.

Abdul Aziz with his collection of presents last evening.
May Allah bless you son.

He loves to watch 'Thomas' on tv 

The sisters enjoyed 'bouncing' *lol*

As usual, my lovely family pic.

Kuyt joy after scoring the important leveller against Arsenal at the Emirates (1-1).

Saturday, April 16, 2011


(File Pic/bruneidaily)
His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Mateen with the 102nd intake of Sandhurst, graduated from the commissioning course as an officer cadet yesterday during the grand "Sovereign's Parade" for which His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam represented Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. As rakyat and as a friend of HRH, I'm very proud of HRH's achievement. HRH was also a very fine footballer in which has shown a good role model he was. Click here for full stories on The Brunei Times.

My son Abdul Aziz will turns 2 years old later (17 April 2011). This boy has been very active of late and  he talks a lot too. He able to copy what you told him in a matter of minute. He knows alif ba ta until ya, he knows one two three until ten and satu dua tiga until ten. He sings a lot as well! Happy birthday son,  may Allah bless you. Love babu, bapa, kaka Zahra' and kaka Sa'adah:)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Fly me to the moon.

Oh yes, I should have posted this yesterday. The date 12 April 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin conquest of space. I've read a lot of Yuri Gagarin's heroic mission during my school days. Although thousand miles away from Brunei, I feel very proud of him. Click here and here for more stories.

This 'mud-hut' housed Gagarin's family during the WWII

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wet season.

His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has awarded the Brunei Darussalam Honorary Medals to more than 600 recipients. HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah ibni Kebawah Duli Yang Maha Mulia Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah, Deputy Sultan represented His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam at the medal presentation this morning at Istana Nurul Iman.

I came so early this morning at Istana Nurul Iman

The foreign envoys was among those in attendance


Few of my friends were the medals recipients

Another friend...

Another group of friends...

Another friends...hmmm a lot...


Another...but me not *lol*

Another friends here...


and another friends here (RTB personnel)...future recipients *i'm sure*

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

No such things elsewhere but here.

Salam, good day. Actually I should have posted this story yesterday but unable to do that. If you happen to read local news headline yesterday, it has stated a big story which bring good news for rakyat and residence mainly who lives at Kampong Ayer. Click here for full story on The Brunei Times.

(Pic bruneidaily file)

(Pic bruneidaily file)

Francophonie Week 5th-10th April. Click here for details.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Be careful.

I don't think during this wet season is suitable for playing kite. I captured this pic while I'm on  my way to the capital yesterday and the boy (pic above) running for kite whilst ahe is also ignoring the traffic. They even play the kite on the rooftop which is very dangerous!

Yesterday I attended my cousin's wedding at Parit Multi Purpose Hall. 
The attendees were given 1kg of Beras Wangi each *trend* 

The cousins

Picture perfect bro!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Out of my league.

If you happen to read today's BB Weekend, please turn to page 23 on World News (pic above). I do  symphatised this kids and his parents, at the age of 4 years old Lu Zhihao is weighs at 60kg! Compares to me, my weight is 73kg. 'I want to be a superman," said the toddler. "Yum, yum, yum, yum. I like to eat fish," he said. His loud and frequent demands for food, however, are often met by his accomodating parents and a constant stream of visitors to their lively courtyard home. This is a good lesson to me and my wife, because we are often fulfilling our kid's wish for food. *lol*