Wednesday, June 17, 2009

17th June 2009, Wednesday – This morning I have the opportunity to attend a public lecture that was held at Balai Sarmayuda, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Berakas. The lecture entitled “Unsur Saintifik dalam Pemikiran Masyarakat Melayu: Satu Kajian Korpus” (Scientific Elements in the Malay Society’s Mind: A Corpus Study).

It was delivered by Prof. Dr. Nor Hashimah binti Jalaluddin, a professor at Program Linguistik, Pusat Pengajian Bahasa dan Linguistik, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Malaysia.

A slide display of the event

Prof. Dr. Nor Hashimah is going to deliver her lecture on her corpus study about the scientific elements in the Malay society’s mind.

Chairman of today’s lecture is Dr. Yabit Alas, from University of Brunei Darussalam.

Dr. Mataim bin Bakar in the Q & A session.

And…about today’s weather

The above photo was taken at about 8.00am, a few minutes before I went into the Dewan Sarmayuda. It was raining for a few hours since early this morning. This was the second consecutive day there was rains in Brunei (especially in Berakas area) after it was experiencing dry weather for a few weeks. The first day was yesterday i.e in the afternoon.

p/s: Still in the process of reading the lecture’s text, notes, and abstract as well recalling what Prof. Dr. Nor Hashimah was saying in order to understand the topic further.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 17th June 2009, Wednesday)