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HM’s Birthday Preparation

8 Jul

It is only a week now from our BIG day. Unfortunately, this year, due to A H1N1, some celebration events has been postponed.

Apparently, our beloved Ruler is more concern with the well being of its subjects…

Menjunjung kasih Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik…

I went around  BSB last week for three days to shot ‘remembrance’ photo/s of workers erecting arches which we only normally start to appreciate when it is all light up. We tend to forget ‘those’ people who are responsible to make the celebration beautiful…

It was raining when I took this picture/s, but, they continued with their job…


Two days later, when it was bright and shiny, I went to the centre of BSB where the Secretariat Building was situated. This place is really nostalgic for me and maybe to some of my family members too. This is the place where I first started my roller skating  lesson during weekends. We, (my sis Nuridah & Arfeah and brother Nordin) cycled there a lot too. We lived merely 100 meters from this building, inside where the Royal Regalia is now situated. We were moved out to give way to the building of Churchill Memorial.

AND I knew, our beloved HM would always remember this building too. It was here, on 8th. December, 1962 Al-Marhum Paduka Seri Begawan (PSB) the  28th. sultan then, hides himself from the so called rebels. PSB was never in the istana when the ‘two’ representatives of PRB (al-marhum Pengiran Metussin & Pehin Hafitz Laksamana) went there in the morning of the rebellion (read revolution).

Sadly enough, we have forgotten two important people who were responsible to ‘lock‘ PSB with his ‘sons’ back then. He is Haji Bachee bin Othman and Dyg. Hajah Zaiton binti Haji Johan.

Haji Bachee was the one responsible to locking and unlocking the government building offices doors back then. On 8th. December, 1962 he was deeply shocked to see PSB hiding in the Secteriat Building, of-course with the company of  his sons and if I remember correctly, al-marhum Dato Marsal bin Maun.

Since the ‘rebels’ were looking for PSB, Haji Bachee was asked to keep it a secret. A secret that he only reveals to me about two years ago, after I married his lovely daughter.

With the will of Allah, my simple conclusion, PSB was ‘saved’ by this two person. And today, my father in-law is living a simple life as a pensioner. He was proud to be able to serve loyally to our Sultan/s…

The time showed 3.35 pm that day. And this the main street of Bandar Seri Begawan… Kuala Belait  a ghost town? How about this?


DAULAT KEBAWAH DULI TUAN PATIK





Batrisya’s First Day Walk On The Beach

29 Jun

Brought Batrisya to Jerudong beach today – the place I used to go alone  when I was still a teenager. I love being there by myself up until now – everytime I feel like being alone, watching the sunrise. Jerudong beach was much better place before with all those coconut trees along the shore and all those fishermen huts surrounding it. I missed those ‘seagulls’ now. I can’t even see one already…

Camar Putih

Camar Putih

Batrisya with Umi's loving tender care

Batrisya with Umi's loving tender care

I hope she woulg grow up loving the beach too...

I hope she would grow up loving the beach too...

She was missing her afternoon nap :)

She was missing her afternoon nap 🙂

She was quite easy to comfort

She was quite easy to comfort

With her nanny

With her nanny

Batrisya trying to befriend a stray cat

Batrisya trying to befriend a stray cat

Got herself a new found friend

Got herself a new found friend

My lovely wife, Ulfa, now pregnant with our second child, due in December :)

My lovely wife, Ulfa, now pregnant with our second child, due in December 🙂

And managed to take to take some sunsets shots as well…