Monday, March 31, 2008

Funny Name For A Shop

I went to Limbang's one and only plaza yesterday and I saw this huge and interesting shop sign as I ascended through the escalator.

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What kinda guy came up with the very "creative" idea of naming their shop "Beethoven"?

I'll understand if the shop's selling arts-related masterpiece and classical musical instruments like grand pianos, violin, cello and so on but the shop is selling tilam and other miscellanous items!

Lol. Funny people.

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:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 7:19 PM | 1 comments

Saturday, March 29, 2008

What Sale?

I was walking past a building a few days ago and I saw this.

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They should at least find someone with good English to type that out.

Even my little cousin can spell that correctly.

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Friday, March 28, 2008

Sheraton Utama Zodiac Promotion Review

I went to Sheraton's Tasek Brasserie a few nights ago for their 'Zodiac Promotion' buffet dinner which has been going on for quite a while already.

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I actually knew about this promotion a long time ago and it takes me just a few nights ago to go and really try out the promotion.

The actual price of the buffet dinner cost B$27 plus 10% service charge per person.

But the catchy thing over here is, you can bring another diner and he/she can eat for free only IF his/her zodiac sign fall on the day where different Zodiacs are assigned to according to their "diagram".

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Their 'diagram'.

Every free diner also has to present a valid IC to enjoy the privilege.

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Getting to eat good food at a well-known international hotel is always good. So good that I have to dine there twice at two separate occasions.

There are Grilling station, Appetizers, Soup, Main Course and Soup Noodles, all in different stations.

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Their main courses could've been better. I had their main course in the first place because I know grilling takes time, and because of this, I felt half-full already, before I even get to eat from the grilling station. On the second time I went there, I went straight for the grilling station.

On my first occasion, their main course include Fried Kueh Teow, Pasta, Cauliflowers, Pandan Rice, Potatoes and so on. On my second occasion, there's not much difference either, just that Fried Mee is in place of Fried Kueh Teow.

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At the grilling area, there are lamb shoulders, chicken meat, fish, baby "sotongs", prawns, beef, mussels, scallops and other seafoods to choose from.

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Chef giving the thumbs up.

After I've chosen which foods to be grilled, I present the chef my plate, and he'll be more than happy to deliver it to our table after he's done grilling it.

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To say the truth, I don't even know how to eat some of the foods that night.

I mean, I'd try not to eat beef for religious reasons. Even some of their salad seemed so strange to me that I won't even waste more than 1 second looking at them.

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I didn't take much food as I'm afraid they might charge me for any unfinished food. So all that night, I was taking most of my time trying to bite off the excess meat from the bone of the lamb chop.

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Mussels on Ice.

The best part of the whole buffet dinner still has to be the desserts.

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My favourite still has to be their ice-cream. The usual vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavor.

I didn't get to eat the rest of the desserts such as cakes and some other fruits because I felt so full already after eating so much.

I won't say this is the best buffet dining experience ever, but after all, this experience is still worth it.

Their service is so good that their staffs treated me like they owe me millions of dollar.

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Sadly, the promotion ends on 31st March.

So, grab the chance to dine there if you can. How often do you find Sheraton giving such a good promotion?


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:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 7:12 PM | 0 comments

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

ZOOM! BROADBAND

ZOOM! BROADBAND is a new internet service provider in Brunei. They are under b.mobile. At last! Someone will topple the monopoly of E-Speed! xD

ZOOM! BROADBAND uses 3.5G technology. It provides up to 3.6mbps! Not bad.


Earlier this morning, Lorenzo a.k.a James a.k.a Lee Seck Chun SMSed me about this new internet service provider. I immediately switched on my computer and went to bmobile to check it out.

Notice that it says FREE HIGH PERFORMANCE DELL MULTIMEDIA LAPTOP and FREE 3.5G BROADBAND MODEM! I was so thrilled at first! Who the hell in their right mind would give free laptops to people?! So I decided I would spend some time at The Mall later on to inquire more about it.

The place was held at CheezBox (ex Dome area). I was surprised to see that there weren’t many people there. I always thought Bruneians are greedy bastards. Whenever they hear a price drop of some products, they will immediately go buy them. In this case, the product is LAPTOP and its FREEEEEEEE!!!

I came there with a broad smile, thinking that I will now have better internet connection rather than the stupid junk I’m using now (Dial-up connection T-T). I returned home with this expression: -______________-!!

Here are the things I asked:

Me: Are you guys really giving out laptop?
b.mobile guy: Well, no actually, we’re loaning laptops. Meaning, you will have to purchase our laptop and modem when you decide to subscribe to our service.


Me: (Oh. -_-“ Why didn’t I think of that? How silly I am. I forgot there’s NOTHING free in this world)


Me: So, why is it written free here on the leaflet? (Finger pointing to the leaflet)
b.mobile guy: That…errmm…well…


Me: Never mind. Do I really have to buy your laptop when I subscribe? I mean, I already got one at home. Can I just buy the modem?
b.mobile guy: I’m sorry, sir. You really need to buy the laptop too.


Me: (Oh what the f**k)


Me: Anyways, tell me about the payment.
b.mobile guy: Oh, you can pay as low as $45 per month over an installment of 48 months. This payment includes the laptop, modem and the nylon case.

Me: Oh. So how do you charge the internet usage?
b.mobile guy: We will give you free 2GB usage per month (for 4 years). After you use up the 2GB span, then we will charge you $0.50 per MB.

Me: Do I need to have a b.mobile line?
b.mobile guy: Yes, you must. You see, our modem requires you to insert your b.mobile sim card into it. That’s how our modem functions.

Me: Oh how fast is the internet?
b.mobile guy: Very fast. Let me show you.

The guy clicks on youtube and stream a video game trailer. It went smoothly!! He didn’t even pause! He pressed PLAY straight away! But then again, this internet provider is still new. Not many people are using it at that time (maybe none too!) So there won’t be any network traffic congestion, therefore smooth speed.


Me: Oh ok then. Thanks!





So yea, it’s no different than E-Speed. Charging 50 cent per MB? Crazy! Let’s see, one song usually weighs 4MB, meaning I will have to pay $2 for a song!! I might as well buy one whole album for $4 at a nearby CD store! There are at least 12 songs in one album!

I used to have E-Speed last time. And I remember downloading tons of animes, movies, etc at around 120MB each. At least 3 episodes per week. If I am to subscribe to ZOOM! BROADBAND, I will have to pay at least a whooping $720 per month! At this point, I will have to categorize E-Speed as ‘cheap’. Yea, sad but true.

Ok let’s say I’m being conservative. Not gonna download songs, movies, games, everything. I use it to surf the net only. I still have to pay $720 per month…because I just can’t be conservative xD! Hahaha, actually I don’t know how to calculate if I use internet to browse through websites only xD.

Ok ok, logging in into friendster requires about 0.3MB. So if I log in into friendster once a day, seven times a week, 30 days a month, then I will have to pay ummm $4.50? I wasn’t expecting this value! Quite cheap!

Still, I don’t have a b.mobile line. If I subscribe, then I will have to increase my expenses. Topping ups, yearly payments, this and that.

I don’t know man. I’m still pretty clueless about it. If only I don’t have to buy the freaking laptop, I might subscribe it.

Or maybe I will wait. Remember when b.mobile was first introduced? Remember how scared DST Com was? Remember how they suddenly cut down charges (SMS used to be charged 10 cent each)? Remember how many times they send you messages, introducing a new promotion, ending the message with “stay with EASI”? Hopefully, E-Speed will get caught off guard with this ZOOM! BROADBAND. *grins hungrily*

So, expect a price reduction in E-Speed =D

Ps. Sorry for the lack of pictures


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:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 4:45 PM | 3 comments

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Bad Name For A Microphone

I was having my time hanging around in Hua Ho until I spotted this.

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BJ Microphone!

What kinda dumbass came up with the brilliant idea of naming the brand of a microphone "BJ"?

What's more, the box claimed that the microphone is for "professionals".

Bloody hell. I can already imagine an old auntie in her 60s holding the microphone and ready to give it a suck.

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Can you imagine the slogan for this microphone?

"BJ Microphone... Microphones That You Can Suck!"

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:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 10:51 AM | 0 comments

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Unforgetable Zai

This is a special post dedicated to one of the very first few friends I made in SOAS.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY HUZAI!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

An Announcement To Make

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Sunday, March 2, 2008

Fun Donuts Review

So recently, there is a newspaper article about how well the business of Fun Donuts really is.

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Selling 4,000 donuts a day? That's crazy!

I actually attempted to buy some of their donuts a couple of times before when I was shopping in Yayasan Complex, but I was completely blown away by the extreme long queue.

Their customers are also willing to wait despite the long queue.

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So one evening, when I was shopping in Yayasan Complex, I was lucky enough to find a 'shorter' queue compared to the 'very long' queues before.

I've waited for about 5-10 minutes queuing before being finally able to buy my slice. Yeah, that's how long I've waited.

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Surprisingly, their donuts are not being displayed to the customers. Instead, their worker have to take out every flavor of their donuts from the baking pan itself and show them to me one by one and ask, "Do you want this flavor?", "And this?", "Oh, this one is the mint flavor, you want?"

I've never tried their donuts so what I did at that time is to give the worker a nod to the every flavor that she showed me.

After all, this is what I get.

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I paid $7 for these 6 donuts, hoping they would fulfill my expectations.

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When I took my first bite of the donut, I felt the donuts were a little too sweet.

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Their donuts seems a little too soft to bite.

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And much to my disappointment, their donuts are too small, like only 3/4 the size of Dunkin Donuts.

But overall, I feel the taste of the donuts are okay. They may be sweet, but they doesn't taste like shit.

They may be soft, but they are easy to bite!

What I really don't like about the donuts is the price. For $1.30 a slice, it ain't the cheapest pie in town. They even sell empty donut boxes for $1 each, like wth.

My official rating for Fun Donuts is therefore, 7/10.

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I've actually hear a lot of mixed reviews by a lot of people, but then, this is how I feel and rate the donuts.

That's it, have a nice day.

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:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 6:38 PM | 2 comments

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