Thursday, May 31, 2007

Oblivious...

Happy 9th Birthday to Hakeem!
Thank you for having us at your splash party!

Akubra... (SMS Quiz Wk 3 Day 4)

SMS Quiz Week Three Day Four Question:
Which anniversary is the armed forces celebrating today?

(a) 36
(b) 25
(c) 46
(d) 40
To angsa, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]4[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 4 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous questions!!

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Tesliur... (SMS Quiz Wk 3 Day 3)

Kway Teow basah simpan itu Zeema punya ikan atas...
ANAKBRUNEI SMS QUIZ Week Three Day Three Question:
Which town in Brunei is also known as the oil town?
(a) Seria
(b) Tutong
(c) Temburong
(d) Belait
To answer, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]3[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 3 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous questions!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Re-Locate?

http://anakbrunei.wordpress.com

To move or not to move...

Remote Fire... (SMS Quiz Wk 3 Day 2)


ANAKBRUNEI SMS QUIZ Week Three Day Two Question:
Kampung Ayer is also known as the Venice of the?
(a) North
(b) South
(c) East
(d) West
To answer, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]2[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 2 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous question!!

Monday, May 28, 2007

Billowing (SMS Quiz Wk 3 Day 1)

That was the first word that came to mind when I saw these clouds
on the way home from work last week...
ANAKBRUNEI SMS QUIZ Week Three Day One Question:
Which of the following is a traditional Bruneian game?
(a) Uno
(b) Monopoly
(c) Congkak
(d) Scrabble
To answer just type the following:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]1[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 1 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK!!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Red Morning - Part 2




Red Morning...





What a glorious morning it was! Great turnout including a huge chunk of the blogosphere... It was a virtual blogger who's who, and then some! Sharpshooters also turned up armed to the teeth :D

Such a wonderful show of support from everyone. Hats off to the Brunei Darussalam AIDS Council esp Liyana and her team! Well done! Its about time we had something like this and I hope there's more to come!

More about this morning at Rano's , Ber's, Maurina's (more to come). Many thanks to JPF for the brekkie at JC!

Saturday, May 26, 2007

SMS Quiz Week Two Winners

Don't forget! You're lacing up your sneakers, putting on something RED,
and joining us on the HIV Walk for LIFE tomorrow morning nice and early
6.30am at Taman SOAS! See ya there!


Congratulations once again to the anakbrunei SMS quiz
(powered by Mach Telecommunications Systems) week two winners!
Enjoy your movie courtesy of MVision Cinemas!

Friday, May 25, 2007

DimSum Morning... (SMS Quiz Wk 2 Winners)




Pics above are from this morning's shoot for an
upcoming Dimsum take-away promo.
More details on this later!

CONGRATULATIONS to the three winners of the AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Week Two!
  1. Miza Firzanah Hj Abd Ghani
  2. Monalizawati Abdullah
  3. Badruz Lattif
I will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a suitable place and time to pick up your tickets so I can SNAP your pic jua! Heheh!

For the ones who did not win, don't worry there are two more weeks to go! So do keep trying! And don't forget, there's also the MYSTERY PRIZE draw on week four!

Stay tuned for next weeks questions starting next Monday!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Exquisite... (SMS Quiz Wk 2 Day 4)

A birthday gift from Saffron...
Thank you A & F they were... exquisite...
SMS Quiz Week Two Day Four Question:
What is the title of AnakBrunei's blog on CNET Asia?

(a) Ambuyat Semangkuk Agung
(b) Kan Hal Nya
(c) Kurapak Teknologi
(d) Rambang Rambang Kuasi
To angsa, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]4[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 4 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous questions!!

AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Week Two Day One Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Week Two Day Two Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Week Two Day Three Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Week Two Day Four Question

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Baik... liat wayang free... (SMS Quiz Wk 1 Winners)



Congratulations once again to the WINNERS of the AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Week One! The winners were presented with their FREE tickets by officials of MVision Cinemas this afternoon.

If YOU would like to win these FREE tickets, simply answer the four weekly questions and you will be in the draw on Friday! HURRY!

Look out for the final question for week two in tomorrow's post! Good luck!

Maybe the boxes should drive... (SMS Quiz Wk 2 Day 3)

Pics below from the RFID Seminar today which was organized
by AiTi and John Harith Computer at Empire Hotel.
More about the seminar here.


ANAKBRUNEI SMS QUIZ Week Two Day Three Question:
In the MVision Masters putting contest how many holes-in-one do u need to putt for the grand prize?

(a) 2
(b) 5
(c) 4
(d) 3
To answer, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]3[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 3 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous questions!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Miami... (SMS Quiz Wk 2 Day 2)

For some reason this pic reminds me of Miami Vice...

ANAKBRUNEI SMS QUIZ Week Two Day Two Question:
Which is the longest river in Brunei?
(a) Sungai Temburong
(b) Sungai Belait
(c) Sungai Tutong
(d) Sungai Brunei
To answer, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]2[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 2 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous question!!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Abstract Morning... (SMS Quiz Wk 2 Day 1)




ANAKBRUNEI SMS QUIZ Week Two Day One Question:
What is the name of Brunei Darussalam's cattle station in Darwin?
(a) Willeroo
(b) Waterloo
(c) Waneroo
(d) Kangaroo
To answer just type the following:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]1[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 1 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK!!

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

Synchronized Snapping

This is a new event that will be introduced at the next Arafura Games...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Ayam.30.7.2.Day - Pt 2

A special birthday prayer...

Ayam.30.7.2.Day - Pt 1

Thank you for the wonderful Japanese lunch today gang. It was really great to catch up with you all! Terima kasih daun keladi...

Friday, May 18, 2007

And the winners are:

Thank you to all who participated in the inaugural AnakBrunei SMS Quiz! It was fun tracking all the responses and watching the system select the eventual winners! So this week's winners are:
  1. Khairulainie Hj Alihashim
  2. Alina Hj Malik
  3. Salwa Hj Abd Kadirjailani
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you on winning the SMS quiz! I will be in touch with you shortly to arrange a suitable place and time to pick up your tickets so I can SNAP your pic jua! Heheh!

For the ones who did not win, don't worry there are three more weeks to go! So do keep trying! And don't forget, there's also the MYSTERY PRIZE draw on week four!

Stay tuned for next weeks questions starting next Monday!

Zar Zar Cafe

Night before last, Da missus and I ventured a little outside of our usual dinner haunts in search of some out of the way gems and find one we did. Zar Zar Cafe is located among a row of newly built shophouses at Simpang 173 along Jalan Mulaut on the way to KL (Kuala Lurah).

It was a pleasant surprise to find the area quite happening when we turned into the simpang. It was bustling with activity and the carpark was quite full. Anyways, the interior decor of the cafe is classic kopitiam style with a modern touch. You can see paraphernalia lying around from the fifites and sixties including an old radio and a bicycle. There was even a huge poster of Jesselton which reminded me of my dad's hometown.

The owner, Zainal, is a splendidly charming retired police officer who is realizing his long time dream of setting up an eatery together with his wonderful missus. He talked to us about the challenges he faced while starting up his business and how his special honeyed beverages have become quite a hit among the regulars. So da missus ordered a honey lemon tea and I ordered honey coffee, a first for me. Zainal explained that the honey he used is all natural and contains some extra herbs which give it an extra kick.

Foodwise, the specialty at Zar Zar Cafe is the Satay Alloha and the tumpi. We decided to try both. The tumpi was nice and crispy on the outside and soft and doughy on the inside. It is accompanied by chicken or beef curry. Da missus and I liked the chicken better. It was a nice appetizer to start with.

Next was the Satay Alloha. It comes in two preparations, the usual charcoal grilled, and the other, less commonly served at restaurants, pan-fried variety. I personally loved the pan-fried satay. Another difference to the satay is that it is served in "sets" rather than the usual dollar value worth of satays. So you would order small medium or large depending on the size of your group and appetite. The satay itself is just right with a perfect blend of spices, none over-powering the other in the final flavour. The gravy was peanuty rich and thick, just the way I like it. Thumbs up from me.


For mains, both of us ordered the black pepper beef with rice. Interesting preparation jua on this dish. It looks like thin slices of roast beef with black pepper sauce over it. It was delicious and the beef was succulent without the tenderizer taste of typical chinese stir-fries.

Overall, the portions were generous and the prices very reasonable. It was an enjoyable and satisfying meal washed down with the special honeyed beverages, the effects of which I shall not get into in this particular post ;)

If you'd like to try a slightly different dining experience away from the mainstream, give Zar Zar a try. Contact Zainal on 8881575 for reservations.

Check out my other reviews:

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Invincible Vincent... (SMS Quiz Day 4)

Day Four Question:
During the current hole-in-one promotion at the Empire Cinema what is the grand prize?

(a) Cadillac Escalade
(b) Suzuki Swift
(c) Subaru Impreza WRX
(d) Bullock Cart
To angsa, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]4[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 4 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous questions!!

AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day One Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Two Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Three Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Four Question

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Two more months before we celebrate... (SMS Quiz Day 3)


Day Three Question:
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, is the __th ruler of Brunei Darussalam.

(a) 29
(b) 27
(c) 28
(d) 26
To answer, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]3[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 3 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous question!!

AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day One Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Two Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Three Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Four Question

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

The Tree (SMS Quiz Day 2)

This tree greets me everyday on my way to work. Does it greet you too?

ANAKBRUNEI SMS QUIZ Day Two Question:
How much of Brunei’s land area is covered by primary rainforests?
(a) 20%
(b) 50%
(c) 70%
(d) 10%
To angsa, just type:

mtrv[space]anakbrunei[space]2[space][your answer ie. either a b c or d]

For example, if your answer is (a), you would type: mtrv anakbrunei 2 a and send to 8885555* GOOD LUCK and dont forget to answer the previous question!!

AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day One Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Two Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Three Question
AnakBrunei SMS Quiz Day Four Question