Saturday, October 31, 2009

31st October 2009, Saturday --Teachers from Sekolah Rendah Tentera Laut Diraja Brunei (SRTLDB), Muara held the Teachers' Day celebration ceremony at Paradise Mangrove Resort, Sungai Belukut on 29th October 2009, Thursday.

Brunei Darussalam celebrates Teachers' Day on 23rd September every year. This year the 23rd September falls on 3rd Syawal 1430 Hijrah when pupils and teachers were still on 3rd term school & Ramadan and Syawal special holiday as well as in Aidilfitri celebration mode. Therefore, the celebration ceremony is postponed until 5 November 2009, Thursday. The ceremony will be held at International Convention Center, Berakas. The theme for this year celebration is "Guru Berkualiti Teras Kecemerlangan Pendidikan"

We, at SRTLDB, celebrated our own day one week earlier due to most us will attend some briefing, workshop, course, etc. in the whole November 2009.

A journey from my school...

First, I took a photo of my latest model car collection in my Suzuki Swift.

Mangrove Paradise Resort

The entrance
The bridge
A view from our event location...Kampung Sungai Bunga.
Kampung Sungai of the resettlement housing scheme on water.
Another view of Kampung Sungai Bunga.
One of the activity on the river...
The blind...
A green boat is passing by....
A boat carrying the gravel from Temburong....

The Ceremony

Our Guru Besar is delivering her speech..." a quality teacher," she reminded the teachers.

The packaging of the gift that we received from our Guru Besar.
The gift is unveiled...Kingston 2Gb Data Traveller USB Pendrive.
In addition, we do celebrates the birthday anniversary who are born in October. One of them is me.
This is a special Teachers' Day cake for our Guru Besar and Penolong Guru Besar.

The Menu

Spoon & Fork
Chicken soup
Black pepper beef
Roasted chicken with nasi ayam style sauce
Fish head

(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 29th October 2009, Thursday)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009

28th October 2009, Wednesday - This afternoon, I went to a bazaar that is held at University Brunei Darussalam (UBD) in conjunction with its Convocation Festival 2009 ("Pesta Konvo"). My "mission" is to get a taste of Ahad's Burger. Ahad's Burger has been introduced to me through a photography forum i.e by its members.

I bought 2 variaties of the burgers: beef with cheese and egg & chicken. The beef burger with cheese and egg costs BND2.50 each. The chicken burger costs BND1.50 each.

My first intention to go UBD this afternoon was to attend a public seminar that was held at the Senate Room, Chancellor Hall (in addition to have a taste of Ahad's Burger, of course). So, I ate my burgers at my car. I ate them with a can of Pepsi-Cola. Coca-Coca or Pepsi-Cola and burger do come together in terms of taste.

However, due to certain reasons, I have to cancel my intention to come to the seminar. At least, I get my burgers.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid bin Haji Tahir. Taken on 28th October 2009, Wednesday)

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

27th October 2009, Tuesday -- I was attending a briefing on the Orientation Workshop for the Year 2 Science Teacher (2010 session) that was held at the Main Hall of New Ministry of Education Building on 17th October 2009, Saturday. The briefing and then the workshop was organised by Science and Agriculture Unit, Curriculum Development Department, Ministry of Education.

The Orientation Workshop was then held at Sekolah Rendah Katok A on 21st October to 22nd October 2009 for Group A, and on 24th October & 26th October 2009 for Group B.

I can understand that Sistem Pendidikan Negara Abad 21 (SPN21) emphasises new syllabus for the Science subject and "discovery-enquiry" method of learning Science subject.

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

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

23rd October 2009, Friday--Canon unveils Canon EOS 7D DSLR on 1st Sepetember 2009.

According to Canon Singapore website, the price of this latest DSLR (in Singapore) will be according to their package:

• Canon EOS 7D body only: SGD2,699.
• Canon EOS 7D Kit I ( body plus EF-S 15-85 IS lens): SG3,849.
• Canon EOS 7D Kit II ( body plus EF-S 18-135 IS lens): SGD3249

Let us wait for its official pricing and market availability in Brunei Darussalam.

Some Specifications:
• 18 APS-C CMOS Sensor
• 3:2 aspect ratio
• 14 bit A/D conversion
• 8 fps image capture
• Dual “Digic 4” processors.
• ISO range: 100-6400. Expandable to 12,800.
• EOS Movie captures Full HD movie, with *.mov recording format.
• Magnesium alloy body.
• Clear View II 3in 920K dots VGA LCD monitor with a viewing angle of 160%.
• EOS integrated cleaning system with flourine coating
• 19 cross-type AF points.
• Storage: CompactFlash
• Metering mode: Evaluative(linked to all AF points), Partial (9.4% at center), Spot(approximately 2.3% at center), and center-weight average.
• Metering: TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
• Viewfinder: 100% frame coverage, eye-level pentaprism
• LCD Live View: Live TTL display of the scene from CMOS image sensor with 100% coverage
• High shutter durability of approximately 150,000 cycles

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(Photos: Courtesy of Canon USA. The photos are the press release photos that are available at their PRESS ROOM)


And feel free to become a Canon EOS 7D DSLR fan at its FACEBOOK fan page.

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p/s: This is my wishlist...I really like this camera. And I am waiting for Canon to unveil their latest and improved edition of one of their lenses i.e EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Mark II lens.

Friday, October 16, 2009

16th October 2009, Friday -- Suzuki Swift Sport is officially in Brunei Darussalam by Boustead in a ceremony that was held on 11th October 2009, Sunday at their Suzuki showroom.

(Photos: Abdul Rashid Haji Tahir. Taken on 11th October 2009, Sunday)

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