Monday, 22 September 2014
ONE of the first few milestones in my life that did not involve doctors, needles or the promise of reincarnated lower limbs was school.
This idea had lingered in my mind for the longest time.
I was convinced it would be more worth my while than...
Thursday, 4 September 2014
IF YOU have the option, take the stairs.
So much has been said about the benefits of using the stairs instead of taking the less strenuous option of the elevator. For starters, it gets you to where you need to go faster. No need to wait around for...
Saturday, 30 August 2014
IT WAS good to read the Land Transport Authorities’ speedy reply to a letter enquiring which standards applied to motorcycle helmets, and various recent British and Singapore safety standards were referred to.Now, how about the regulations for...
THE Department of Electrical Services (DES) refers to the letter on “Power Disruption in Kiulap/ Regent Square” occurred on 15th August 2014.First and foremost, we would like to record our sincere apology to the writer and those inconvenienced by...
Friday, 29 August 2014
ON THE weekend of August 16, a mother's plea for help made its way across social media – a plea that would inevitably save her son's life.
Four-year-old Muhd Darwisyh Hamizan Juhar is diagnosed with congenital Cerebral Palsy – a condition that...
Friday, 22 August 2014
THE announcement of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s Royal nod to the education loan will be an answered prayer to many who wish to pursue their studies abroad but could not qualify for government scholarship.
Thursday, 21 August 2014
ONCE again, I drag myself to the prayer room with my instruments and begin my pumping ritual. As I start pumping milk for my four-month-old daughter, I take a deep breath from all the pressures of work and feel the milk start to flow.
Monday, 18 August 2014
CYBER threats and cyber security were the main topics of discussion this week in Las Vegas at Black Hat and Def Con, two of the world's largest gatherings for security professionals and hackers. Dan Geer, who works for In-Q-Tel, a venture capital...
Friday, 15 August 2014
THAT Bruneians love very much their leader, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam, is a fact that none can deny. In today’s world, there are still countries where their people always pray or offer ‘doas’ for the health,...
I REMEMBER having petty tiffs with my neighbour during our childhood days when we disagreed on things, or rules on how to play a game. It’s the “I don’t friend you anymore” kind of squabbles, and we stop talking for a few days, or even...
Monday, 21 July 2014
THERE was a time when weekends meant carousel rides, go-karting, dancing fountains and the occasional superstar singing songs from yesteryear.
It was 1994 when Jerudong Park Playground first opened its gates and left the people of Brunei and those...
Monday, 14 July 2014
“ISRAEL under renewed Hamas attack”, says BBC while CNN headline is more dramatic “Rockets rain on southern Israel”. The front page of USA Today reads “Israel: rocket fired every ten minutes” and “How Hamas reached deeper into Israel”. The New York...
Thursday, 5 June 2014
A GROUP of young Bruneians are signing a declaration today in a symbolic gesture of support for the implementation of the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013. This is a welcome development coming from the youth who vow to voice out their unwavering...
Wednesday, 4 June 2014
BADAUN, a district town, some 300km from Lucknow, capital of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, renowned for producing India’s best lyricists and poets, took a beating last week. Two teenage Dalit, lowest caste in Indian social hierarchy,...
Monday, 2 June 2014
THE introduction of Syariah law on May 1 in Brunei is another step in the country’s bid towards becoming a Zikir nation, but that could spell more potential trouble for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which has already seen more than 20 rounds...
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
THE Fourth Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) will be held in Shanghai, China from 20 to 21 May. High level delegations from more than 40 countries and international organisations, Brunei included,...
Wednesday, 7 May 2014
THIS May 8, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day, come sit and read about the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, otherwise known as the ICRC or just the Red Cross, and what this day is all about.
Perusing its history reveals that,...
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Inshaa Allah, today, by the Grace of Allah, we will start a momentous episode in the long history of Negara Brunei Darussalam, marking its full sovereignty over its legal affairs — the right to enforce the laws prescribed by the Almighty within the...
Tuesday, 29 April 2014
THE sight of irregularly-shaped multicoloured confetti is very common in the country. This is not meant to be a compliment – actually, this “irregularly-shaped multicoloured confetti” applies to the amount of litter strewn about on roads, around...
Monday, 28 April 2014
ALL EYES this week are scrutinising US President Barack Obama as he conducts his four-nation regional tour of the Asia Pacific, a region many experts say is facing ongoing geopolitical tension, particularly with regards to the overlapping...