Sunday, August 31, 2008

(Click to enlarge this greeting)
(Graphic and photo: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir)

Muslims in Brunei Darussalam will begin a month of fasting (in Ramadhan) on the 2nd September 2008, Tuesday and not tomorrow. Tomorrow is still month of Syaaban i.e. 30 Syaaban 1429 Hijrah. This is because the announcement over the Televisyen Brunei (RTB) says that the new moon was not sighted.

Therefore, starting from tomorrow night, Muslim will perform the Tarawikh and Witir prayers throughout the country after Isyak prayer for the whole month of Ramadhan. In addition, there will be a Tadarus after the prayers.

Friday, August 29, 2008

The BIBD At-Tamwil Berhad Transit Shed

BIBD At-Tamwil Berhad held My Real Savings Account (MRSA) Expo 2008 from 28th August to 31st August 2008 at The Mall Gadong (Ground Floor, 1st Floor, & 2nd Floor) and at BIBD At-Tamwil Transit Shed in Light Industrial Area, Beribi, Gadong.

I attended both venue on the 28th August 2008, but I only took photos at BIBD At-Tamwil Transit Shed.

ATVs are available at New Motors Sdn Bhd booth

PGO Bugrider is also available at New Motors booth Yamaha Waverunner Jetski: It will cost you BND15,980 if you want to have one. I will have one if I have a house on the bank of Brunei river or on a beach (not very likely).
Another model of Yamaha Waverunner jetski (in red colour)

Yamaha Waveruuner banner

A green Mini Cooper: Front view

Self-potrait : My reflection on the Mini Cooper

Side view of a green Mini Cooper

Back view of a Mini Cooper with scissor-type doors

Front side view of a red Mini Cooper
(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 28th August 2008)

p/s: ATV, jetski and Mini are my favourite stuffs (though it is unlikely that I am going to get one).

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Canon EOS 50D DSLR is released on 26th August 2008 and one day after i.e 27th August 2008 Nikon D90 is released. In addition to Canon EOS 50D DSLR, Canon also releases the new Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. Nikon too releases new lens i.e AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-105 mm f/3.5-5.6 ED VR lens.

Canon EOS 50D DSLR Basic Features

  • 15.1 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 6.3fps continuous shooting, max. burst 90 JPEGs with UDMA card
  • DIGIC 4 processor
  • ISO 100-3200, expandable to 12800
  • 9-point wide area AF
  • 3.0” Clear View VGA LCD with Live View mode & Face Detection Live AF
  • Magnesium alloy body, with environmental protection
  • EOS Integrated Cleaning System
  • HDMI connection for high quality viewing and playback on a High Definition TV
  • Full compatibility with Canon EF and EF-S lenses and EX-series Speedlites
  • Available in early October 2008 at an expected street price of US$1399 in the USA. The Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens also available in early October 2008 at expected street price of US$699 (USA)

Nikon D90 Key Features
  • 12.9 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor (effective pixels: 12.3 million)
  • 3.0-inch 920,000 pixel (VGA x 3 colors) TFT-LCD (same as D3 and D300)
  • Live View with contrast-detect AF, face detection
  • Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
  • Illuminated focus points
  • Movie capture at up to 1280 x 720 (720p) 24 fps with mono sound
  • IS0 200-3200 range (100-6400 expanded)
  • 4.5 frames per second continuous shooting (buffer: 7 RAW, 25 JPEG fine, 100 JPEG Normal)
  • Expeed image processing engine
  • 3D tracking AF (11 point)
  • Short startup time, viewfinder blackout and shutter lag
  • Slightly improved viewfinder (96% frame coverage)
  • Extensive in-camera retouching including raw development and straightening
  • Improved user interface
  • New optional compact GPS unit (fits on hot shoe)
  • Same battery and vertical grip as D80
  • Vignetting control in-camera
  • 72 thumbnail and calendar view in playback
  • Price: UK: £699.00 (Body only)

p/s: Still waiting for Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR Release.

Today (28 August 2008) teachers and support staffs of SRTLDB held a brunch gathering to mark about the end of Syaaban and the coming of Ramadhan (the fasting month).
They cooks the fish

The dessert

The chicken and the vegetables

Part of a banana tree

One of the senior teachers' plate (partly...she adds more after this photo)

The mango The chicken
From the watermelon

My boss's plate (partly...she adds more after this photo)

My plate (my standard size)...but this is my first round...I take some more after this plate is done

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 28 August 2008)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Tahir. Taken on 25 August 2008)

p/s:I hope I can take photos of cars (including my Suzuki Swift) like the one in the car brochures or magazines, especially like photos in the Lexus brochure. So far, Lexus brochure are the best brochure among the brochure that I have collected (I have collected car brochures since 1998).

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The 1st National Primary Schools Sport Festival 2008 was held from 18th August 2008 to 24th August 2008. The festival was organised by the Co-Curriculum Education Department of the Ministry of Education.

The venue: Stadium Negara Hassanal Bolkiah at Berakas

A gymnastics presentation by the teachers The Police Cadets Band
Healthy Mind Healthy Body

Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Lela Dato Seri Setia Haji Awang Abdul Rahman bin Dato Setia Haji Mohamed Taib, Minister of Education, and Datin Paduka Hajah Apsah Hj Abdul Majid, Permanent Secretary (Core Education) at the Ministry of Education. The parade: Brunei IIB teachers
The medal tally..

More medal tally
It is raining
The then it is raining

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 24 August 2008)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

2.0 liter turbocharged engine (Model: 4B11t)
Strut tower bar
The belt
The Model Plate
Rear mirror (RALLIART)
6-Speed TC-SST Transmission
Recaro seats
18X8.5 in BBS forged alloy, with 245/40R18 Yokohama Advan tyre
Brembo brake set
Rear side view
Front view Front view
Front side view
Back view
The muffler cutter (RALLIART)
Rear spoiler
(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 22 August 2008)