It has been more than 5 years at least since I have been to the beach. Comparing Brunei's beach to that of Pulau Langkawi's is like comparing Liverpool with Manchester United respectively. Well, maybe that's not a good example :p
Anyhoo, the first thing I noticed about the seas of Pulau Langkawi is its endless ocean blueness stretching from right to the left and from my point to the horizon. All blue.
Adding to the beauty of the beach is the presence of life in the sea. Yes, there were lots of small fishes swimming. We actually caught a few baby catfish!
In the midst of our excitement however, was a lurking jellyfish. Actually there were two. One was a baby, the other its mummy. So the only logical thing to do was to swim back to shore.
We complained to the lifeguard but his reply was "Eh? Those kinds of jellyfish won't sting. Only the red ones do" But it's not worth risking our lives by swimming back again. So together with the other strangers at the beach, we managed to bring the jellyfish to land.
Navigating around Langkawi, we stopped by Langkawi's Wildlife Park.
This is one worthwhile stop I tells ya! I couldn't help but be impressed. If any of you are planning to go to Langkawi, this place is a MUST!
There are parrots.
REALLY BIG ostriches, almost the size of a Peco-Peco.
And other sorts of bird.
Of course there are plenty of other animals too and not just the birds. There were crocodiles, donkeys, horses, rabbits, and umm some strange animal.
The world must have mixed some Pokemon into this world. Talking about Pokemon, I've recently received an email about weird animals deep in the ocean. Take a look at this:
This thing is real. It's called Axolotl. Many will think it cute, but to me, it's just plain weird. Just look at the smile! *shudders*
Back to Langkawi, amongst all those animals is this creative signboard, just outside the crocodile cage.
Yaa I know! They misspelled the word believe!
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 3:32 PM |
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Crap By The Roadside
Have you ever had this experience of wanting to take a dump on a long car road trip but couldn't find a toilet anywhere near?
Well, as human beings become more and more intelligent nowadays, we now have solutions for almost everything! Yes, that includes taking a dump on a long road trip and you don't even have to find a toilet!
What I'm talking about is a portable yet disposable cardboard lavatory, which is also called the 'Shit Box'.
Because it is made of cardboard, it's incredibly light and can easily be added to camping gear or simply be kept in your car.
You can fold it up, erect it, and it becomes a lavatory with a seat. Mind you, go easy when you're sitting on it because I think there has got to be a weight-limit.
If you sit on it with full force, you're surely to break the box and eventually you'll find yourself sitting right on your shit.
Not only it can be can be folded back up for more manageable transportation, it is also re-usable!
Yes, re-usable. Sounds like a disgusting idea but nothing to be worry about because the Shit Box comes with customised plastic poo bags, so technically your shit goes into the plastic bag and not the cardboard which means you can just dispose the plastic bags away leaving no shit stains on the box.
At £15.67 (BND35.4296 in today's market), it's definitely not cheap. However, it may be able to save you from crapping in your own pants.
Not sure if it's legal to crap by the roadside in Brunei though, but would you buy it?
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 7:09 PM |
Sunday, December 13, 2009
It's Not Just Oil. It's Liquid Engineering.
I bet most of you must've seen the Castrol commercial lately on TV which features Cristiano Ronaldo.
If you still haven't seen it yet, well, just switch to ESPN or Star Sports and wait patiently for the commercial to pop out. Or you can watch it here.
According to Castrol's official website, they said: "Ronaldo will be the face of Castrol football initiatives that will show the energy, motivation and determination that goes into delivering winning performances on the pitch. Cristiano will lead new Castrol Edge and Castrol Power 1 brand communication campaigns as well as supporting the full Castrol product range, including the exclusive workshop range of Castrol Professional products."
Ronaldo commented, "I admire Castrol as they have the same commitment to success and winning performances as I do on the field. I’m honoured to be working with them and am excited to see how Castrol analyse my own performances!"
Sounds like a big achievement. Well, it is actually. But sadly, people tend to make fun with his accent. Not just that, even the quotes from the advertisement sounds funny.
"Football takes me to many places. Hot places. Cold places."
And suddenly, Cristiano Ronaldo has been made the latest laughing stock by Abdullah Wafi.
We all know Ronaldo lives an extravagant lifestyle, but his upbringing since childhood isn't all that pleasant.
Ronaldo is born on the Island of Madeira, but moved to Sporting Lisbon at 12 years of age. The move was difficult because many of his teammates made fun of his Madeiran accent.
Heck, I don't even know if there's a difference in accent. Everything sounds Portuguese to me anyway.
An article said: "Ronaldo had been well-behaved, fun and a good friend to his classmates, but there are no such glowing descriptions offered at the Escola Barreiros in Lisbon. Cristiano’s heavy Portuguese accent set him apart from the other lads, who would tease him. On one occasion he even threatened to launch a chair at a teacher for a perceived slur on his Madeira heritage."
So don't play play.
No matter how tough you are, I bet NONE of you guys have the guts to throw a chair at your teacher.
So do I. :)
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 8:39 PM |
Saturday, December 5, 2009
The Masquerade Party Exclusive Review
The Holiday Lodge Masquerade Party hosted for all soon-to-be graduating Upper Sixth students in Brunei two nights ago was overall an okay event for me. To be honest, I wasn't quite impressed.
The first thing that came to my mind when I heard about the Party is of course the masks. And masks we wore on that night. But masks didn't make up the party. In fact, it was almost useless.
As far as I know (I went home 30 minutes earlier), there were no awards like Best Dressed or Prom King and Prom Queen, given. Also, everyone seemed to recognize everyone without much difficulty. I even impressed REnzo for being able to recognize him at a glance (who wouldn't? =p).
As a prom night event, dancing was the highlight. However, it wasn't what I expected. As I entered the banquet hall, fully expecting it to be somewhat classy, I was totally wrong. The place was quite dim and electronic music were being put to full blast by the DJs, instead of what I thought to be peaceful scenery with classical music in the background. All the songs were shuffle-able, and non were waltz-able.
The place was too small to fit everyone. There were lotta people standing up for the whole night. Luckily I found myself a not so comfortable seat. Directly behind me was a huge mind-BLASTing speaker. I am officially part deaf after the party.
On a positive note, the organizers were wise enough to invite DJ Izan from Pilihan FM to host the party!
Yup, that's her alright ;)
Also, there were 3 local bands performing; A Band Once, 4th of August and 4 Seconds. Don't ask me why the last 2 bands got the number 4 in their name. Maybe it's a sign that the world is gonna end in 2012 (4 means die in Chinese. So seeing two 4s in one night means double kill). Anyone here know that Jimbo's brother is the guitarist of the band 4th of August? Cool.
Have you ever seen a 6 and a half feet tall level 99 giant stomped the yard? Correction, a giant stomping the yard while having both hands on the shoulder of another guy. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to Mr. Davis Yap, a man who has been tagging DENcorp as "bigfoot".
Yea, he made everyone's day I tell ya ;)
So anyway, I hereby announce my absence as DENcorp blogger for 3 weeks, beginning tonight up to the 26th of December. I will be flying off to Malaysia to visit my families over there. That said, I hope Edison will relieve my post during my absence =p
Finally, have a happy holiday everyone!
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 10:10 AM |
Friday, December 4, 2009
Do you guys remember how the lift at the Bandar Bus Station looked like?
Yeap. Two-years ago, that's how the inside of the lift looked like.
If you look closely in the picture, you can see that there are some wet stains on the floor, which some irresponsible bastards had probably pissed on.
It stinks, without a doubt. Some would even avoid using the lift and use the stairs instead. But we did use it anyway.
It was torture.
The lift moves kinda slow too, and the duration you spent inside the lift without fresh oxygen circulating was horrible.
And then after some time, the lift was renovated and made cleaner, until several weeks or months ago I think, when it was vandalised again.
I was jaw-dropped.
The drawing was horrible, but with my 'initials' on it, I don't know if it's a good or bad thing.
It says 'DES - you can't stop us :)'
Is that the name of a clan or something? Explanation from someone is needed. Thanks.
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 5:39 PM |
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
So I heard the masquerade party will be tomorrow night at The Holiday Lodge Hotel. That seems like a popular spot for farewell gatherings and parties like this.
Masquerade parties are uncommon in Brunei. There has also been a recent complaint from someone claiming how the western influence of such parties can be harmful to our culture over here.
But I think that's a whole lotta bull. I still think it's alright to attend this kind of party once in a while, as long as we don't do stuffs which are considered 'bad'.
Anyway, let's move on to what I really wanna talk about in this post.
Masquerade parties. The one thing that immediately came onto my mind when I heard of this masquerade party are MASKS.
There's a list of rule set by the organisers which you gotta follow.
If you have not seen them, no worries, because, I'll be more than happy to copy and paste it all over here. Ain't you lucky enough being a reader of DENcorp?
Ps. Mask is COMPULSORY and please dress to impress.
IDENTITIES MUST NOT BE REVEALED BEFORE 10:30PM (a countdown will be made) To those who revealed their identities before 10:30pm; You will be disqualified from the competitions. *this does not apply during eating and toilet routines*
Yep. That's all. Thank you for reading.
Now that you've read them, you gotta do what they told you to do.
REPEAT. YOU GOTTA FOLLOW THE RULES. PLEASE START USING YOUR BRAIN ALREADY.
"What are the competitions?", one may ask.
In a prom party, the competitions are Prom King, Prom Queen, Best Dressed and so on. But in a masquerade party, it'll be no different, except that there's no Prom King and Queen. :(
AND if you reveal your identities before 10.30pm, then you're in FUCKING DEEP SHITE because the rules say you can't and you'll be disqualified!
But this doesn't apply when you're eating or when you gotta use the toilet. So I suppose if you're caught revealing your identity (even if accidentally) at some point in the night, just grab some food from the nearest table, or just force yourself to fart and pretend that you gotta shit, just so you can get away scot-free.
Hmmmm, whilst everyone's eating and got their identity revealed, people are still gonna recognize them anyhow after that. So how can the party be anymore fun after that?
Maybe you can bring 2 or more masks, cause people are most probably not gonna be able to recognise you after that.
After all, there's this 'Best Mask' award. So now that you've got more than one mask, doesn't that leave you with more chance to fight for the award?
I was told that my friend is gonna wear a Darth Maul mask to the party.
That's a really cool mask, if you ask me. Even better with a light-saber.
Then, it got me thinking.
What if everyone else wore a superhero or villain mask to the party?
Wouldn't it be awesome?
I think it will. ;)
:: Posted by DENCORPORATION at 10:16 PM |
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