Saturday, February 28, 2009
23rd February 2009, Monday – Today Brunei Darussalam celebrates its Silver Jubilee National Day. The mass gathering was held at Hassanal Bolkiah National Stadium, Berakas this morning.
I can not join other photographers taking photos of the event as I am not feeling well since last Friday night.
And, my intention to personally view the ‘world new record for the most satay grilled in a single occasion’ at Royal Brunei Polo and Riding Club was also cancelled. The event started at 1.30 pm today and it was held in conjunction with the Silver Jubilee National Day celebration by The Office of His Majesty The Sultan And Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam. Of course, I also want to taste and eat the satay.
May be I still have the opportunity to take some nice photos of the cucul (decorative lighting), the banners, and the arches.
Eventough I can not come to the stadium this morning, my wife, my daughter and my son as well as their grandpa did come. The weather is hot. My son’s and daughter’s faces look red due to that.
The following are some snapshots taken this morning, either by myself, my wife or my daughter:
Labels: National Day
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
18th February 2009, Wednesday – Learning photography is just like I am as a snail, who make a journey to a destination eventough it will going to take a very long time, rather than being a Suzuki Swift Sport who is just laying idle in a garage (not moving a single centimetre).
But I wish I am as a Suzuki Swift Sport (or VW Golf GTI, perhaps) who can travel a lot faster than snail. So, the engine need to be started and I need to be driven to the destination. The one that drive me is EFFORT and WILLINGNESS to move, provided I have enough “FUEL” in order to reach the destination (faster, or else I remain as a snail).
p/s: So far I do join the Brunei Forever Forum (BFF)…I put my application to one of the photography associations on hold. I wish I can join them sometimes in the future. For now, joining the BFF should be enough for me.
(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 18th February 2009)
Sunday, February 15, 2009
In order to cross the river you have to use a water taxi.
One of my first few photos.
The water pipeline.
Tailoring service is available at Kampong Ayer.
A water taxi.
After the outing, I join the others having a brunch at JC. I ate roti kuning (please click HERE for my previous post about roti kuning) and roti cucur (fried yellow bread coated with egg), in addition to iced Milo drink.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
One of the menu is satay (in addition to spaghetti).
Friday, February 13, 2009
According to a press report, the big flag measures about 12-foot wide and 24-foot long. The flag is raised on a pole at about 110 feet high.
Two of the participants are waiting for the ceremony to begin.
The road is closed to make way for the ceromony