Friday, September 28, 2007


You know what stands out in the Brunei skyline?? Those flats in OngSumPing!!! Lovely buildings but i dont understand why it doesnt house people. WHy use them as office buildings? They are not designed for office use!!!

I cloned the little boat to get it more in the picture.. hahaha.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007


This woman served us coffee the other day. (Well before puasa lah!!) She was quick, moving here and there efficiently pouring coffee and serving us and others. I used a slow shutter speed and got this.

I love coffee. Dont u just love coffee? Whoever first thought of mixing crushed coffee beans and hot water should be given a medal. Several medals. All the medals in the world!!! I LOVE COFFEE!!!!

Monday, September 24, 2007

speed boats

I love to see those little speed boats plying up and down. They look fast. I'm not a Kg Ayer person so i dont really know much but my experience as a landlubber on those speed boats have been exhilirating so far. So much fun!! But then i hae been using the boats as recreation and an experience and not as a mode of transport. Imagine having to go up and down them things several times a day. Fine on a hot sunny day but on a rainy stormy day???? Inda siok kali ah!!

Went to the tambing area last weekend..hoping to see some activity. Quiet lah puasa month ani...

Friday, September 21, 2007


Puasa time. Tamu time. Food time. Why do we think so much about food during Ramadhan?

I love these ikan bakar. Get the right sambal and sauce, and ...ish... inda nampak telinga bohhh. See what i mean? always thinking about food. by 3 pm eeryday, sudah think pasal sungkai. Pasal gerai ramadhan. Pasal dim sum di Dynasty atu

Wednesday, September 19, 2007


Museum Brunei. Went there last Sunday. Its open everyday except Mondays.

Havent been there for a while and i must say that the place is good. Interesting exhibits. Good for visitors and kids. However, my friend with me has been there earlier this year and she said that it hasnt changed. Everythns the same.

One thing i dont like about the place is that its showin its age. Everything is falling apart. And the lights dont work. The museum staff had to use the overhead flourescent lights, which sorta kills the atmosphere. Its much worse at the Malay Technology Museum. That place need some serious makeover man!!!! Serious makeover. The exhibits are the same ones as when i was a kid, which was a very very long time ago, but its still interesting. What needs the makeover is the building itself and its facilities. Lights! Nada. And it smells musty and damp. Really Museum people, do some work! Malu lah membawa visitirs there.

Ooohh..i saw this model of a 16th (??) century mosque in Brunei Town at the Museum. Its looks so grand. Much better than our designs nowadays.


Did you know that the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes????

"Research has proved that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose - combined with fiber, a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. And....bananas can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions making it a must to add to your daily diet." (taken off the internet...somewhere)

I wonder if its the same for our teeny-tiny bananas?

Took this photo in Supasave. hahaha. I love bananas. Nice and filling. Do you know that Supasave put out New bananas every wednesday? True. Maybe their supply comes every wednesdays. So if you feel like a banana, the bigger sized ones laa, head over to SUpasave. (And no i do not have a share in Supasave.). If you prefer the smaller asian-sized bananas, eh di pasar pun banyak. And di gerai siring jalan ah..

Oh..and another benefit to bananas, hide one in your trousers and women might just smile at you that much brighter.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Its that time of the year....

Selamat menyambut puasa Ramadhan..

Monday, September 17, 2007

Gerai Ramadhan

Ramadhan. Time for fasting. Time for savouring the breaking of the fast. I have never thought about food as much as i have this past week. What to eat during sungkai?? Soto vs Burger? What about nasi lemak? mmmm...that rojak looks so nice. What about kuih? Nyaman jua makan bingka susu atu. hey i want a burger!!!! Oooo....tungking! (Yucks!!) Anything and everything. Macam macam ada!!!

Those Gerai Ramadhans are doing good business so far. Traffic jams heading to the Stadium Gerai site as well as the Pasar Gerai site. And over there, wow. I love the crowd. Food in their eyes!!!! Meleleh aing liur ganya inda. hahaha.

We live in a beautiful place. I pity those who dont appreciate what we have.

Sunday, September 16, 2007


I went walkies in Bandar the other day. Not much crowd over the weekend in Bandar. Maybe its the Puasa month. people staying at home becos everyones hungry. haha. I went to that statue of HM's 60th anniversary at the Tambing...and stood there wondering. Is that going to be something that people would associate with Brunei? Singapore has its Merlion, Malaysia has its Tugu and Brunei has...that?? And its significance is only last year. This year, it means nothing. Why cant someone think of something better to display. What about a potrait of HM in stone? That would be something worth taking pictures with.

The other 'statue' we have thats soooo much better is the Bahtera smack in the middle of the lagoon. That is beautiful!!! And it looks so good taken from any angle.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Water Village

I love this scene. So peaceful. So calm. Romantic kampong air scene. Taken in Batu Marang.

Its really a beautiful place. A nice community. Anyone who hasnt been there should go at least once. Go in the late afternoon, when its nice and calm. You'll see children playing, men fishing, old men sitting around talking, old women sitting at doorways gossiping, and everything you expect a typical water village scene to be.

At least when i was there..

Monday, September 10, 2007


Ok, just to break the monotony, this is a pic of grass. ..or some kind of flower that grows in the grass patch in the back garden.
Dont ask me..i dont know what it is. Its just something we trample on. Not something we admire for its beauty. But its red. So it stands out.

Puasa is coming soon. So my fellow photogs are already ready to shoot the tamu scene. Me..well maybe and maybe not. Work is keeping me soooo occupied.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

fish bait

Lots of black n white shots huh? I like BW shots. Lend an old style feel to the pics. Besides, the colours didnt come out right in the original pic. I played with this shot with PS to make it look more hard and gritty..

This was taken at the tambing a few weeks ago. At dusk. Sun was setting. Colour turned out bland. Anyway, if you go to the tambing, u'll see many of these fishermen fishing, quite a few using their 'rambat' or those little fishing nets. Do u know what they are fishing for? Fish bait, or more precisely little prawns that they use for (real) fishing at sea. Heheheh. We used to use worms when we were small, but i guess nowadays fish are more clever...they eat better. So the more serious fishermen would first come to the tambing and 'net' their bait. Or kalau malas, just come over and buy these bait from these men. Clever.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

the old ferry crossing

have been away from my camera for a bit. Been busy. missed my camera. My partner pun also sudah nda tau kemana. But i will pick up again soon. Maybe bulan puasa ani.

This pic was taken a couple of months back on an outing with a few friends. Took a set of pictures and forgot about them. This was taken at the old ferry crossing point in KB. Used to be bustling and busy but not anymore. No more ferries but this little boat still plies the trade..carrying passengers across the river. Kereta tidak muat lah. The Kampong across pun still alive and its people still need to cross the river.