Monday, February 27, 2012

Who is the winner?

Liverpool claimed the League (Carling) Cup for the 8th times after defeated Cardiff 3-2 on a penalty shoot out at Wembley Stadium. Good start to glory! (Image source:

Last week recap in pictures: 
28th National Day, Hassanal Bolkiah Trophy 2012 and Zahra's visit Art Show @ The Empire Hotel.

Nicely done.
My favourite part is the drill by the uniforms personnel.

 The crowd he was looking at is claiming their 28th N-Day souvenirs

A group of ladies passing by a N-Day banner @ Taman

HBT 2012 is back! His Majesty The Sultan and Yang Dipertuan of Brunei Darussalam consents to officiate the opening of HBT 2012 at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium. More on The Brunei Times.

Photo above during the match Singapore vs Indonesia,
the match ended 1-1.

Fireworks display during the opening

Match involving Indonesia's was a crowd puller, as you can see here. Due to security reason, matches involving 'The Garuda' has been move to Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium.

Art Show @ The Empire 

Zahra' getting ready to start the assignment given to her by her mentor.

My daughter standing along with the veteran artists. (L-R) Padzil Ahmad, Zahra' and Osman Mohammad.

Very exhausted after an hour class *lol*

Monday, February 20, 2012

Heroic performance, DPMM FC!

Isn't this heroic? This is heroic indeed! This is the results which is unexpected to achieve. Brunei DPMM FC defeated Singapore Armed Forces FC by 2-1. Osman Basiru opened the scoring in the 17th minutes and followed by Shahrazen Mohammad Said in the 80th minutes. Top four finish? I hope more from DPMM FC.

On today's TBT.

I do agree with this opinion by 'nature lover' on today's TBT. These supermarkets makes hundreds of thousands from us and I'm sure they gain more profits during the 'No Plastic Bag' campaign started. At the same time we are asked to buy the reusable bags! Again another profit for them (big smile on their faces). Having said all that, they should provide us the paper bags then instead of the plastic bags. Business is a two way traffic, we know they want 'untung' whilst we dont want 'rugi' too. Alright, peace!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Tight schedule.

Salam, good day. The  past weeks, the current week and I'm sure the coming weeks is going to be hectic. Throughout the year, I would say that only the month of December and January seems relaxing (but not really) compare to February up till November. On my counts the percentage from the total of 365 days a year is 70% goes to work and another 30% for other activities. It does shows that the working hours is getting longer whilst time to get rest or time to spend with the family is very limited nowadays. As parents, I understand the kids badly need their parents especially during their free time.

As for myself, my kids once complaint '...boring bapa, kerja saja...'. Maybe it sounds funny as for the kids to express their oppiniont but we should have taken that matter into consideration. This is actually what I'm working on now on how to be committed to work and how to be a loveable husband and father in my family, Tawakkal:)

HRH Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at The Prime Minister's Office turns 38th on 17 February 2012. May Allah bless Your Royal Highness. (Image: bruneidaily file)

On my right is Sammy Krispatih while next to my left is Choky Sitohang. This pic is taken during their recent show in Brunei Darussalam.

Alright, this is the man with no introduction. Mr Glenn Fredly, R & B singer from Indonesia.  Very humble guy he was and came up with a very powerful voice and I do love his songs. During his recent show in Brunei, he came along with a very talented musician!

The donations were proceeds from the charity football match beteween DPMM FC and Chiang Rai United FC from Thailand which was held on 18 January this year.

Although very busy at work, it's good to spend time to study on the tafsir. As for myself, it does help me a lot to heal me mentally, very motivational, very refreshing. "Sesungguhnya orang-orang yang beriman dan mengerjakan amal saleh mereka itu adalah sebaik-baik makhluk" - surah al-Bayyinah, ayat 7.

Taken this morning at Kianggeh downhill. I can't remember the last time this route was hit by a heavy traffic. This doesn't help since I have a lot of work to do. It took me almost an hour to reach office from here. Dahhh!

My workplace do have it's own version of 'traffic' too!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Flu flew...

Salam, good day. The past week has been very hectic, the week has been taken from me! haha... Starting from yesterday, rakyat and residence of Brunei Darussalam are asked to raise the flag at their respective offices, residences and business premises. As of today, only eleven days left the nation will celebrate the 28th National Day (23 February 2012).

This has been the trending topic on social network as well as hot news on cable. Whitney Houston (pic background) was found dead at her hotel room in California, she is 48. Houston whose powerful voice has lifted her conquering the music world but of late decline due to her drug abuse. Make things worst, the death was on the eve of the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.

Zambia had destiny on their side when they won the African Nations Cup final 8-7 on penalties against Ivory Coast, for whom Didier Drogba missed a spot kick in normal time. (Source: & Getty Images).

Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and manager Kenny Dalglish have both apologised for their actions in the wake of Saturday's explosive game against Manchester United at Old Trafford. (Source: & Getty Images). 

The kids knows how to pose, Sa'adah took this pic. 

This is 'dahsyat' pose haha... This pic took by Zahra'. I only knew this pic while scrolling my phone gallery and it surprised me too.

With his long hair, yesterday morning... 

Unlike before, yesterday he is not afraid of the barber. 

Alright junior, you still look good.

The man in the middle is Kama, our good friend from Langkawi, Malaysia. Actually we used to hire him as our driver while on a working visit especially in northern part of Malaysia. But now he has set up his own car rental service *very successful*. This pic taken during his holiday here last week.  

Also last week, we played host to our colleague from RRI and RTM who is attending a coordination meeting and programme exchange here in Brunei Darussalam. This programme is part of the Memorandum of Understanding between those stations. Next to my left is Indra (RRI), Nooridah Aniwati (RTB) and an engineer from RTM *didn't get her name*

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Ya Nabi Salam 'Alaik.

Salam, good day. The mass gathering and procession to commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him held this morning nationwide. It was a very beautiful morning and the sun shining brightly. His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izaddin Waddaulah, the Sultan and Yang Dipertuan of Brunei Darussalam and members of the Royal Family has consented to attend the gathering. This year's maulud carries the theme 'Ukhuwah dan Muafakat Negara Berkat'. Some over 130 groups and also over 18,000 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:)

Religious school boys on their way to the Taman this morning