Sunday, 27 June 2010

12th AGM of Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia

Breakfast provided before the AGM.
Registration of members.
Ms. Ellin Chong, the master of ceremony.
PWM President, Mr. Simon Gelan delivering his speech.
A souvenir for Colonel Kamaruddin, representative from High Comm.
This morning, Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia (PWM) held its 12th Annual General Meeting at the Boon Pang Hall of Chung Hwa School in the capital. Besides the formalities, a new Executive Committee was nominated for 2010-2011 and yours truly is now the Vice President of Membership who is basically responsible for "assisting Ex-Com on matters on promoting membership in PWM", "promote and increase in membership", "encourage fellow members to promote membership" and "carry out duties approved and instructed by Ex-Com" (excerpts from the PWM's constitution). For those Malaysians working in Brunei who are not members of PWM yet, please e-mail me at with your contact details and I'll get back to you. The joining fee is B$10-00 while the annual fee is B$15-00 and there is also a life membership which costs B$150-00. Join now!

Friday, 25 June 2010

Farewell Lunch for Mike Leow @ I-Lotus

Mike (Kuang Ke), our Technician (dressed in blue T-shirt) will be leaving for Penang, Malaysia at the end of this month for a two months training course in a new venture which I'm not at liberty to disclose here! He will be back in Brunei (after the training) to start the new venture and so we took this opportunity to bid farewell to Mike over lunch at I-Lotus Restaurant this afternoon as he has been with us for more than four and a half years. Good Luck, Mike and we wish you success in your new venture. 

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Dat-co Design's 20th Anniversary Celebration & Re-Opening of its Brunei Store

This morning, Dat-co Design (B) Sdn Bhd celebrated its 20th Anniversary and Re-Opening of its Brunei Store after a major re-furbishing to the tune of close to a million dollars! Amongst the invited guests were ministers, friends, customers and representatives of several Italian luxury brands (who flew in all the way from Italy). Dat-co transformed the three units of ordinary shophouses into a fantastic landmark featuring colonial style architecture, probably a first in Brunei's history. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. George Cheong, the founders of Dat-co Design and my close friends of more than twenty five years for their magnificent achievement and success. For more pictures, click here

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn @ 5th IHPE 2010

Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn recently graced the 5th International Halal Products Expo held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which started from 3rd June 2010 and ends today. Anyway, he left Brunei yesterday right after this autograph session for his fans. Bobby Chinn is no stranger to Bruneians as he has visited Brunei several times and is the host of his very own show, "World Cafe Asia" which airs on Astro's Travel & Living channel (Channel 707). Welcome back, Bobby Chinn!