Saturday, 31 January 2009

Hawaiian Night

Attended the MD Departmental Emblem for the 4th year in a row... a personal record. The theme was Hawaiian Night. Luckily found a hawaiian shirt which I had worn 4 years ago for a beach carnival. It was a fun night esepcially with the band called "Can Do Lah" and the two DJs (DJ Keejah and DJ Hani) as the emcees. Well done to the organising committee.
From MD Emblem 2008

The long service emblem recipients with the Management Team and Head of Departments.
From MD Emblem 2008

My friends DD and Ber.
From MD Emblem 2008

DJ Hani and DJ Keejah in disguise

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Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Our 24th

and Happy Birthday to Dk Hjh Siti Hajar in Germany.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Birthday dinners (overdue photos)


More photos
Syazwan's birthday

Hj Shamsudin & Wan Julaini...

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wan joh & hj sham birthdays

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Kampung Ayer

Taken from the 4th floor of RIPAS Hospital on the final morning of our stay

Tuesday, 13 January 2009


Congrats to Awg Alias bin Serbini on his appointment as Brunei's Ambassador to Japan
From HE Brunei Ambassador to Japan

and congrats to CT and hubby... six months to go
From HE Brunei Ambassador to Japan

(photo taken by syenah)

For a lot more photos, click HERE

Thursday, 8 January 2009

We're home

We're home, at last, after my wife had spent 10 days in Hospital Suri Seri Begawan in Kuala Belait and 23 days in Hospital Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha in Bandar Seri Begawan. I hope she is really healthy now although she sometimes still look weak, tired and exhausted.

My sincere thanks to all our families and friends for all your doa and well wishes whilst she went through the ordeal. Hanya Allah jua yang akan membalas jasa baik dan ingatan biskita semua.

My dad is also safely home in Lumut after undergoing prostate cancer operations. May he have a speedy recovery.

From dragon fly

Monday, 5 January 2009


I managed to attend the launching of CUBOIART's latest cartoon collection on Saturday 3rd January 2009 after making a deal with my 2 sons: They can have Thursday and Friday off from looking after their mom but I will take time off for 2.5 hours on Saturday, if she is ok and they will stay in with her in her hospital room.

Congrats Bro CUBOIART and thanks for signing the books...

From cuboiart book launching

From cuboiart book launching

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For other coverage of the event click here and here.

Sunday, 4 January 2009

My nest

My comfortable nest for the last few weeks...

From RIPAS 1st Class

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Thursday, 1 January 2009

Bad start? No, it's the start of new challenges.

Happy New Year 2009 to everyone from us in RIPAS Hospital. Yes we're still here and today is the 17th day of our stay.
Whilst we were here my parents and my brother and family returned safely from hajj pijgrimage on 18th December. My dad however had to be taken to the doctor that night complaining of constipation and difficulty in passing urine. Given medication, the next day it was the opposite. He cannot control passing urine and after consultation with the specialist yesterday it was confirmed that he has prostate problem and was admitted to RIPAS Hospital yesterday evening. I took his admission as a blessing in disguise. I can now take care of my dad and wife. This Saturday my dad will undergo prostate operation and my wife will be undergoing colonoscopy. I don't know what to expect but pray for both of them and whatever the result for both of them would be the challenges to the start of 2009...
And I have not been back to office since 15th December. My email must be full by this time and that's another challenge to go through later. My sincere thanks to my dept head and colleagues for doing whatever they can to fill in during my unplanned absence.
I planned to summarise my ups and downs in 2008 but this posting is already lengthy enough for me who prefer my photos to do the talking.
Thanks everyone for all you've given to my family and me throughout 2008 and wish all of you a happy and prosperous 2009 and may you achieve and fullfil all your resolutions.