Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Guide To Tasek Climbathon - Part 1

The Tasek Climbathon has recently been postponed to 25th May which is less than a month to go from now.

There has been a record set by someone, who is said to be able to finish the whole jungle trekking in freaking 27 minutes! That's crazy!

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Such a tough competition, I bet many people would be registering their names and go for the challenge because the very top prize for the winner is B$5,000 cash.

That's a hell lot of money, I know, for just finishing this jungle trek within 27 minutes.

But that is possible of course, because like Kenny Sia said, some crazy Mexican called Ricardo Mejia managed to complete Mount Kinabalu up and down in 2 hours 50 minutes! That's crazy, right?

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But for money, I guess Bruneians are willing to dig deep just to claim the prize money. I bet many 'kiasu' people would be very 'over-prepared' for this event.

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Maybe those people would even go to Tasek before the event and secretly chop down some trees and bushes just to make a secret pathway or shortcut for himself so that he can finish the trek within 27 minutes and eventually pat his ass and declare himself as the winner.

Wait, maybe that wouldn't even be the case, my thoughts went a bit too far. Haha.

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Whoever wrote this seriously needs some help.

So I have been going to Tasek these days.

I reckon going to Tasek everyday would be a very good exercise for me, considering I'm so physically unfit and also very fat.

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When I mean fat, I literally mean fat, not the 'Jeff Pang fat'.

Because of that, I don't even dare to think about joining the Tasek Climbathon. Also, it would cost me B$40 to register. So what if I didn't win? It would be just a waste of money right? Might as well spend those $40 on lottery.

Ok lah, maybe it would be a bit ambitious for me to think about joining the Tasek Climbathon. But thinking about how someone is able to finish the trek in 27 minutes just make me scratch my head all day long.

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So I was curious and see how long would it take for me to complete the whole jungle trek. It wasn't a fair test though. There are two hills actually, and I used 2 days to complete - one hill in a day.

Ok, I decided to climb the shorter and easier hill first, because that would be the first hill to climb in the Tasek Climbathon.

Things were pretty smooth, but while climbing, I heard noises from the woods, probably noises of monkey and some other insects.

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I felt a bit scared though because I was climbing alone.

But everytime when I see someone coming from the opposite direction, I felt safe again. At least I know I'm not the only one climbing.

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At some point, you can actually see a small part of Brunei from the top, just like a bird's eye view.

The scariest part of this smaller hill is when you reach a small lake, where you'll have to cross a very small bridge, made "unproperly" by using some logs.

Not very safe, I would say, but that's the only choice.

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Seems like some water ghost might pop out from the lake and choke you to death right? But you'll just have to accept it. Like Mia Zui-ans say, it's Mia Zui.

There are also a lot of weird structures around here. Like this for example.

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What the hell is that??

Seems like a little secret entrance to some mummy tomb or some treasure cave or whatever you like to call it. But one thing's for sure, it shouldn't be there.

The most interesting part in this small hill is that, you get to know where the waterfall falls from.

Yes, it's sounds like some Great Wonders of Brunei. Right.

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I was so happy to hear the sounds of waterfall at first, but as I approach it, I found out this whole waterfall thingy is man-made.

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I've always thought the Tasek waterfall is a great nature of Brunei we should always treasure.

But right now, I don't know what to say. I don't know even if I should feel happy or sad. But who cares anyway, a man-made waterfall is still a waterfall.

Even Singapore have so many man-made waterfalls.

And then shortly, I know I'm near the exit.

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When I reached here, I saw a monitor lizard. It was orange and brown in color and it moves very fast!

So I was terrified and paused for a few seconds. Then I raced past the flight of stairs only to reach the exit.

And then I know, I've finished climbing the small hill.

Took me 13 minutes. Well, this is only the first part of the hill. Timing for the second hill will continue in the next post.



[End of Day 1.. To be continued.. Please continue to visit for Day 2..]

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Is That A Reptile Brand Again?

Saw this a while ago at Jaya Hypermart.

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Doesn't that look just like the brand Crocodile?

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Mia Zui

This is so really coincidental. It's actually kinda cool xD

Here's the story...

Since the introduction of the new Ukatrats FC jersey (my REAL football team. I'm currently ON LOAN to Asymptote FC xD), my jersey number has change to 19.

Somehow, I find the number 19 cool.




I took Japanese Class. My registration number is 19. Ok we're getting there now.



Entering Maktab Duli, I'm grouped into BE19. See?The number 19 again.




I joined Asymptote FC in the MD League competition. I wear the number 19!




My maths teacher recently retired. So I got myself a new maths teacher. She is somewhat forgetful. So she will recognise us by our maths registration number. Once a maths geek, always a maths geek xD

So yea, COINCIDENTALLY my maths registration number is.....19 too!!!! As what the Mia Zui-ans (A football team) like to say, "Mia Zui"(Fate)...

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Some Moments From The MD League

The MD League has almost reached the end of the group stage right now.

There have been far too many big margin score lines. Mia Zui FC is no doubt the worst team so far, conceding a massive 24 goals in just 3 matches and I doubt any other team in the league could achieve this 'feat'.

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There are also many football teams registered with very weird names.

"Mia Zui" means 'fate' in Hokkien. Perhaps to the Malays, Mia Zui is a weird name. But in my point of view, I think 'Mo Man Tai' has to be the weirdest football team name to be registered in the league.

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Best. Slogan. Ever.

Whenever I think of this name, the image of Bruce Lee would always appear on my mind.

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Anyway, I'm just gonna post 2 of the videos I've captured during the MD League using a "video camera".

The first video here is just some highlights from the match between UBF vs Goze and AST vs Ryo. Not REAL highlights lah actually, just a few seconds from the game.



And then here, 2 blunders.



Enjoy.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Advertisement Board Frenzy

Almost every time I walk past a building, I'll always see lots and lots of papers acting as advertisements sticking on the walls which is being used as a makeshift noticeboard.

These advertisements just won't stop coming. I mean, some of them are very very weird and are not "legal" businesses.

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Where's kUilap anyway?

'I'm a babysitter residing near KUILAP and Bandar and I may babysit for a full-day or half-day. If interested, please contact Ah Lian.'

Some of the so called 'ads' are written fully in Chinese so that the Malays couldn't understand, I guess. For those who can't read Chinese, you're lucky that I have translated it for you! =p

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'We can help you settle!'

'If you're having debtors who are unlikely to return you your money, our company can help you collect the money owed to you just so you can get your money back. Any enquiries, please contact our company and we can help you arrange everything.'

Sounds like loan shark. Better clear up your debts now if you haven't or prepare to see pigheads on your doorsteps.

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Dogs free for adoption!

Yeah, they may sound like they are so good that they are giving these dogs out for free if you're willing to adopt them. But is there really anything is this world that is free of charge?

They even claim that some of their dogs are of mixed breed. Anyone interested?

And then, I saw this.

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Lan Jiao Tuition School!

I wonder what the teacher will look like in this tuition school.

Any idea what the lessons would be like?

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Maybe the girls in this tuition school will improve much faster than the boys.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

MD Football League [updated 14/5]

Ok ok. Here's the current group league standings....


GROUP A
SEMUT GANAS HANZE (SGH)
pld. [3] GD. [15] pts. [9]

XLR8
pld. [3] GD. [7] pts. [4]


RELAX SAJA KAU (RSK)

pld. [2] GD. [5] pts. [4]

MIA ZUI

pld. [3] GD. [-24] pts. [0]


RSK [5-0] MIA ZUI
XLR8 [0-3] HANZE

RSK [1-1] XLR8
MIA ZUI [0-9] HANZE

RSK [0-3] HANZE
MIA ZUI [0-10] XLR8


GROUP B
BUJANG SI GADAM (BSG)
pld [3] GD. [20] pts. [9]

MO MAN TAI
pld. [3] GD. [1] pts. [6]

OVERDOSE
pld. [3] GD. [-6] pts. [3]

SEMERAH PADI
pld. [3] GD. [-15] pts. [0]


BSG [11-0] SEMERAH PADI
OVERDOSE [0-1] MO MAN TAI

BSG [7-1] OVERDOSE
MO MAN TAI [3-0] SEMERAH PADI

MO MAN TAI [1-4] BSG
OVERDOSE [1-0] SEMERAH PADI



GROUP C
THE MAGIC CORNER (TMC)
pld. [4] GD. [16] pts. [12]

BOO FC
pld. [4] GD. [1] pts. [9]

ASYMPTOTE FC
pld. [4] GD. [1] pts. [6]


HOSTEL BOYS
pld. [4] GD. [8] pts. [3]

RYO
pld. [4] GD. [-25] pts. [0]


RYO [0-8] TMC
BOO [1-0] ASYMPTOTE


ASYMPTOTE [3-2] HOSTEL BOYS
BOO [2-0] RYO

ASYMPTOTE [5-0] RYO
TMC [1-0] BOO

BOO [1-0] HOSTEL BOYS
TMC [4-0] ASYMPTOTE

RYO [0-10] HOSTEL BOYS
TMC [3-0] HOSTEL BOYS




GROUP D
UNITED BY FOOTBALL (UBF)
pld. [4] GD. [10] pts. [9]

GOZE
pld. [4] GD. [3] pts. [9]

INTERACTION
pld. [4] GD. [6] pts. [7]


AVENUE 17
pld. [4] GD. [1] pts. [4]


MD GALAXY
pld. [4] GD. [-19] pts. [0]




GOZE [1-0] INTERACTION
UBF [2-0] AVENUE 17

MD GALAXY [0-5] AVENUE 17
UBF [4-0] GOZE

GOZE [4-2] AVENUE 17
INTERACTION [2-1] UBF

UBF [5-0] MD GALAXY
INTERACTION [0-0] AVENUE 17

GOZE [4-0] MD GALAXY
INRERACTION [5-0] MD GALAXY


pld - games played
GD - Goal Difference
pts - Points (3 points for a win, 1 point for a draw, and 0 for a lost)


Ok the format goes like this - the top two teams from each group get to qualify for the next round, which is the knock-out round.


Hanze, XLR8, BSG, Mo Man Tai, TMC, Boo FC, UBF and Goze has qualified for the next round.



Desmond thinks Hanze will win this year's MD league. I think...mmm...maybe B.S.G? *shrug*

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Monday, April 14, 2008

The Most !*&%^$@# Guy I've Ever Seen

Short talk:

MD League Updates: Mia Zui FC was absolutely no match for Hanze as Hanze simply swept aside Mia Zui FC with a stunning 9-0 victory. Hanze is definitely in a league of its own. In my opinion, Hanze are now clear favourites to claim the MD League trophy. Despite the humiliating defeat, I not very disappointed with our team. Hanze is just too good.


Ladies and gentlemen, I have met the most stupidest worker I have ever seen in my whole entire life.

This morning, as I was having my Personal Study (PS) period, I had the sudden urge of buying a cup of Nescafe to boost my spirit in the morning.

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So I went over to the canteen and asked the male worker if I can order a cup of Nescafe for take-away as they usually prepare the Nescafe in a mug to be drank in the canteen.

I actually wanted to enjoy my cup of Nescafe at the dining hall, but carrying the mug from the canteen all over to the dining hall would be very weird.

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The whole conversation goes:

Me: Eh, Nescafe boleh 'tapau' kah?
Worker: Berapa? Satu? You mau 'tapo' kah? (for some reasons, he pronounce 'tapau' as 'tapo')
Me: Ya ya, satu..

The worker then went to fetch a plastic cup and began making the Nescafe in it.

I expected the worker to put ice on the cup, but instead, that idiot poured hot water without even adding any ice! How am I gonna hold the cup with my bare hands? It was damn hot as hell.

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I can't even lift the plastic cup to the nearest table at the canteen, and heck, the whole cup was so damn full that everytime when I try to lift it up, the Nescafe would flow right out of the cup.

Man, the worker did nothing except wiping the coffee that flowed out from the cup away from the table.

I then felt pissed. I know I couldn't stand the worker anymore, so I, with 'all my might', lift the cup to the nearest sink, and pour off a quarter of the Nescafe into the sink until there is enough space to add some ice-cubes.

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I then went to look for the worker again and ask him this time to add ice in it.

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I left the place right away after that. Was very pissed off. I also overheard another auntie talking to him,

Auntie: Eh, itu cawan mana boleh tahan panas tu?
Idiot worker: Bukan, dia minta Nescafe yang panas untuk di 'tapo'.

That worker can just eat my shorts. I have never requested for a hot Nescafe. He should have at least know that it is not EASY to hold the plastic cup with hot water inside.

Stupid.

Seriously, if he were to get any great achievement awards from DENcorp, I would be more than happy enough to award him a trophy.

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Today's really my bad day.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Tutong District Chronicles

Short Talk:

I'm glad that I got featured in today's opening match of the MD League, but unfortunately, I have to suffer a torrid 50 minutes of torture as Mia Zui FC got thrashed 5-0 by R.S.K. It wasn't just anyone's fault. It's just a very poor performance by us that even some of us got provoked. Sigh~ Mia Zui ah~


Tutong District, with an approximate population of 35,200, is the second largest district in Brunei.

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My weekly family day has brought me to Tutong this time. I have been to Tutong before but it was never a proper visit, even though I have the chance to do so when I'm going to Miri.

I went to Tutong's Hua Ho Department Store yesterday afternoon which is opened last year.

I never got the chance to visit Tutong's Hua Ho because.. it was only recently that I found out there's a Hua Ho in Tutong!

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The Hua Ho building over here is painted so colorfully that it looks just like some kinda toy factory.

The building also comprises of many other shop lots such as

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Daiso,

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Jollibee,

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Vinny Enterprise,

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and some other miscellaneous shop like this Syarikat Chaihuisan.

The concept of this building clearly reminds me of the typical "shopping mart" or something like those "shopping warehouse" we would normally see in places like Miri.

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Suffice to say, this kinda building is not a very interesting or attractive place at all. Normally in this kind of building, you would see lots of loud aunties, bringing lots of children with each child carrying a plastic toy or plastic bags walking around.

Even an uncle would find this spot easy to sleep.

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Sleep.

Tutong's Hua Ho is slightly bigger than the Hua Ho in Kiulap and Delima.

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Tutong's Hua Ho is officially opened by the honourable Minister of Home Affairs sometime in 2007.

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A small monument gifted by some Chinese organisation or company.

Comparing to Hua Ho Mall in Muara, I think Tutong's Hua Ho lack popularity and is not very attractive, but Tutong's Hua Ho have something which other Hua Ho branches is the whole Brunei don't have.

And that is.. the one and only Hua Ho Funland.

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It costs $5 per entry to the Hua Ho Funland and what I can see yesterday is just a number of parents having fun with their children.

Other than that, there isn't much to see left.

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Fish section.

Their supermarket is huge though.

I spent a long time at the sports section and I found out Converse is only a few of their big name branded goods.

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Wild wild wet.

Their toilet here isn't up to my expectations. It was wet all over the toilet and I wonder if the water on the floor is some urine-spillings as a result of some 'not-very-sharp-and-accurate' users of the toilet.

While I was still trying to take more pictures inside Hua Ho, I was stopped by a security guard who warned me,

Security Guard: Excuse me, you cannot take pictures in here.
Me: Oh, is it? So does this rule apply in this whole building?
Security Guard: Yes.
Me: Oh ok, sorry sorry.. *pretend to look look again and then walk away quickly*

Obviously I walked away right after that. The security guard seems serious, but the funny thing is, the security guard stopped me only after I've already took so many many pictures already!

A lot of pictures, okay.. I've started taking pictures already ever since I stepped foot on the building. Also, I'm quite sure the security guard was around when I've started taking pictures earlier on. Don't tell me he didn't even see me taking pictures?

So blur one.

My journey in Tutong ended just like that yesterday.

Tutong District has been growing very fast now as far as I know.

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Tutong's Tamu.

Even their tamu seems like an opera house.

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