Saturday, March 28, 2009

28th March 2009, Saturday – This evening I went to The Mall Gadong, after going to Icklebooks, Kiarong (I find out that some interesting books are available there. And, I also do like a few model of the Crumpler bags).

My purpose going to The Mall Gadong was to pay a bill and looking for further information about two gadgets that I have planned to buy. I have not decide yet which one to choose OR to buy any one of them or not.

While waiting for my turn to pay the bill at the counter, I had a few minutes opportunity to watch an Iban’s dance performance. The performance was held in conjunction with the Sarawak Travel Fair.

Some photos taken:

(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 28th March 2009)

26th March 2009, Thursday – Today was Day 2 of Seminar Bahasa MABBIM 2009, which was held at Rizqun International Hotel. Alhamdulillah (Praise to Allah), I was able to attend the seminar today.

Session 4 of the Seminar

Prof. Dr. Nor Hashimah Jalaludin from Malaysia delivered her paper entitled “Kuasa Politik Sebagai Indikasi Sikap Bahasa”.
Dr. Dayang Hajah Fatimah binti Haji Chuchu from Brunei Darussalam.
Dr. Dayang Hajah Fatimah delivered her paper entitled “Pengukuhan Bahasa: Bahasa Melayu Harus Berkembang dan Maju Bersama-sama dengan Bahasa Dunia Lain, Bukan Disaingi”.
Dr.Jumadi from Indonesia delivered his paper about “Pengembangan Sikap Bahasa yang Positif Di Kalangan Generasi Penerus Melalui Pendidikan
Q & A session
Souvenirs presentation to the presenters by Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Dr.Asmah binti Haji Omar.

Session 5 of the Seminar

A paper entitled “Perterjemahan Penjana kepada Pemerkasaan Bahasa Melayu” was delivered by Annisa binti Haji Moksin, from Brunei Darussalam.
A presenter from Indonesia delivered her paper.
The End

Dr Yabit bin Alas is reading the resolutions of the seminar.
Dr Yabit presented a copy of the resolutions to Dayang Hajah Aminah binti Haji Momin, Brunei’s Head of Representatives.
Dayang Hajah Aminah binti Haji Momin, Brunei’s Head of Representatives, delivered her closing speech.
And, the participants get their certificate.
Books That I Bought
During break time, I bought 4 books that are published by Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Brunei. The first book is “Sastera Kanak-Kanak dan Kaedah Pengajaran” by Haji Nurazmi bin Kuntum. He was my lecturer for a few courses in UBD while I was taking my degree.
The 2nd book is “Al-Quran Penawar Histeria” by Dr. Mohammad Adi Zaky bin Haji Matasim. The writer is well-known in Brunei as he always talks on Islamic or alternative medicine over Radio Television Brunei.
The 3rd book is “ Warisan Budaya Brunei (Edisi Kedua Cetakan Pertama)” which was compiled by Haji Matassim bin Haji Jibah. The book is about some of the Brunei’s heritage.
The 4th book is “Monograf Istilah Peribumi Nama-Nama Ikan” which was compiled by Dayangku Sainah binti Pengiran Haji Mohammed. This is one of the books that was launched yesterday by the Guest of Honour.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 26th March 2009)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

25th March 2009, Wednesday - Seminar Bahasa MABBIM 2009 was held from today, 25th March 2009, until tomorrow, 26th March 2009, at Level 4, Songket Ballroom, Hotel Antarabangsa Rizqun, Gadong, Brunei Darussalam. And I am one of the participants of the seminar.

The seminar was held in conjunction with Sidang Ke-48 Majlis Bahasa Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia (MABBIM) which will be held from 27th to 28th Mac 2009.

The theme of this year seminar is "Menangani Masalah Sikap Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia dalam Rangka Pendewasaan Bangsa".

The seminar was officiated by Yang Mulia Dato Paduka Awang Haji Jemat bin Haji Ampal, Brunei's Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Youth, and Sport.

In conjunctions with the official launching ceremony of the seminar, the Guest of Honour also launched a number of books:

  1. Pedoman Umum Ejaan Rumi Bahasa Melayu.

  2. Kompilasi Keputusan Umum Sidang MBIM/MABBIM dari tahun 1972 hingga 2008, Jilid 1 dan Jilid 2.

  3. Buletin MABBIM

  4. Monograf Istilah Peribumi Nama-Nama Ikan.
After breaktime, Pengiran Dato Seri Setia Dr. Haji Mohammad bin Pengiran Haji Abdul Rahman, Deputy Minister of Education, delivered his key note address. The title of his paper was "Sistem Pendidikan Sebagai Pengukuh Bahasa Ibunda"

And, one day, before the participants of the seminar confirmed their registration and get their name tag, bag, and the invitation card.

The Seminar's bag.
My name tag.
The invitation card.
The venue.
Registration of the particiapants.
Registration table.
This is my table.
The recital of Surah al-Fatihah.
A speech by Brunei's Head of Representative.
A speech by Malaysia's Head of Representative.
A speech by Indonesia's Head of Representative.
A speech by Singapore's Head of Observers.
Official launching speech by the Guest of Honour.
The presentation of souvenir.
Session 1 : Keynote Address by Brunei's Deputy Minister of Education.
Brunei's Deputy Minister of Education delivered his keynote address paper.
Afternoon session, 2nd session. Q and A session.
From Brunei Darussalam.
3rd Session.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 24th and 25th March 2009)

Monday, March 23, 2009

23rd March 2009, Monday- Royal Brunei Navy, Muara with the co-operation of Sekolah Rendah Tentera Laut Diraja Brunei (SRTLDB) organized 1st Term School Holiday activities for the pupils and teachers of the school, as well as their family. The partipants were divided into a number of groups.

The first activity was visiting Kelab Kuda ABDB at Berakas Garisson. Pupils & teachers as well as their family had the opportunity to ride on the horse free-of-charge. So did my son and my daughter. Both of them ride on the little horse.

Then, we moved to Dewan Gerak Badan ABDB at Bolkiah Garisson. One of the activity there was viewing a rock climbing demonstraion. The army personnel who did the demo offered us to climb the wall. But, none of us (in my group) came forward to have a try.

And, then the participants moved to Pusat Sukan Air ABDB at Serasa for the next activities there. I did not join them due to a certain circumstance.

According to the suggested activities schedule, the activities at Pusat Sukan Air were Zohor prayer and lunch (BBQ). After lunch, they did water sports, such as sailing and kayaking. Then, followed by 'First Aid" demonsration.

Today activities was scheduled to end at 1630 hours.

Some photos taken:

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Tahir & wife. Taken on 23rd March 2009)