Tag Archives: Jan Shim

Rambo X – The Smoking Gun

21 Mar

That was the e-mail topic I received about ten minutes ago, from the JAN SHIM. I can’t deny the fact that I really love the pictures which he took of me enjoying my ‘HARAM’ likings (to whom it may concern: HARAM LANGSUT NINIMU….!!!!)

We went for Brunei River cruising yesterday, departing Yayasan jetty slightly over 4.45 pm, going towards Bangkurong bridge, passing the Istana Nurul Iman – capturing the unknown beauties of some portion of undisturbed mangrove swamps along the way, while waiting for the sun to sets in. We saw some monkeys, one in particular quite huge to be called monkey (from a distance about 200 meters, that monkey, seriously look like, 60kgs or so…..). We also spottted a shy crocodile, which dived immediately when Jan Shim’s camera was all ready to take the snap. Apparently, the crocodile is not ready to become famous yet.

The sunsets was a bit frustrating as we were at the wrong place at the wrong time. It was really different from shooting sunsets at the beach where we can have the horizon and capture the sun sets in. But then, the frustrations was never really felt as the group itself was very entertaining. There will always be a next time, for sure. Our next planned trip is to Pulau Keingaran and its surrounding, end of April or early May. Maybe taht time we will start as early as 12 noon, so that we can enjoy our pack lunch at Pulau Keingaran, an island which belongs to Sheikh Mahmud Al-Idrus family 🙂

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P/S: More photos from the outing will be posted later……

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PPN-3: Pertemuan Penyair Ke-3, KL 2009

24 Nov

Pertemuan Penyair Ke-3 kali ini diselengarakan oleh PENA/DBP Malaysia. Seperti yang mungkin sudah dimaklumi, ianya berlangsung selama tiga hari, bermula pada 20hb. November, 2009 sehingga 22hb. November, 2009.

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Aku bertolak ke Kuala Lumpur pada 19 haribulan menaiki AirAsia melalui Miri. Aku berangkat dari rumah jam 4.45 pagi kerana sudah berjanji dengan Jan Shim untuk minum pagi bersama. Minum pagi itu disertai juga oleh 2 penuntutku lagi, Cikgu Nonnie & Christie.

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Seronok dapat berjumpa mereka pada jam seawal itu. Kopitiam Soi Heng di Seria sudah buka bila aku sampai jam 5.45 pagi. Suasana dingin tidak terasa setelah menghirup kopi ‘o’ kaw panas dengan kue teow daging bertelor mata lembu di atasnya. Asyik…

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Ah Seng datang sejam kemudian untuk menjemputku dan membawa aku ke rumahnya untuk meninggalkan kereta. Jam 7.30 pagi, dia sendiri menghantarkan aku ke Miri. Terima kasih Ah Seng.

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Aku mengambil penerbangan terawal, jam 10.05 pagi. Acara pertemuan sangat padat, maka untuk ‘shopping’ aku merasa perlu berangkat lebih awal. Setelah masuk mendaftar di Hotel Mirama yang berdekatan dengan DBP KL, aku terus ke Sogo untuk membeli sedikit pakaian bagi Batrisya & adiknya yang bakal lahir pertengahan bulan Disember nanti, insyaAllah…

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Memang asyik bila berada di Sogo. Banyak pilihan yang boleh kita buat. Petangnya setelah selesai membeli pakaian anak-anak, aku lepak minum di Secret Receipe yang terletak di bangunan yang sama. Di tempat ini, aku boleh menikmati juadah pilihan sambil merokok…

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Itu memang kebiasaanku bila membeli-belah di KL, biarpun ditemani isteri. Pada kebiasaannya, isteriku akan membeli-belah sendiri, sambil aku menunggunya di mana-mana tempat minum yang dibolehkan merokok. Aku tak pintar sangat memilih barang belian. Biasanya aku tak mengambil masa yang lama untuk memilih. Asal berkenaan di hati, aku tibai saja. Mudah.

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Malam itu aku bercadang untuk tidur awal. Tapi, sekitar jam 11, perutku berkerocong. Aku lalu memanggil Radzi, adik angkatku, untuk menjemputku & makan di luar. Kami makan di kawasan Kg. Baru, di warung berhadapan Universiti Kuala Lumpur? Juadah terasa lazat sekali kerana di warung itu ada iringan muzik angklung yang dimainkan oleh seorang anak muda. Iramanya mengasyikkan, lebih-lebih lagi lagu-lagu pilihannya berbagai-bagai.  Malam yang indah, menikmati juadah beratapkan langit. Cuaca juga amat mengizinkan malam itu.

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Alang-alang sudah keluar, aku terus ke Kiambang, untuk menikmati muzik sambil duduk minum menghabiskan malam. Suara muziknya kurang enak di telina, ditambah lagi suara penyanyi yang seperti katak (si Fuad) memanggil hujan. Minuman ‘coke’ku tak habis kuhirup. Aku pindah ke Mawar Biru berhampiran.

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Serupa. Coke yang kuminum hanya habis separuh. Suara penyanyi tak banyak berbeza, tapi kali ini seperti kodok. Hehehe…

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Terakhir, aku pulang kira-kira jam 2 pagi, terus balik ke hotel untuk tidur…

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Bersambung….

Jerudong Beach Clean-Up

14 Jul

It  was indeed a wonderful & a beautiful Sunday. Slightly more than thirty came to help, as expected. There was no sms’s going around asking people to join. The news broke through the blog., mine through my wordpress & Lin Ji through her facebook. The internet is really doing wonders here…

Jan Shim was very supportive of the idea. Lin Jin too. Rubbish made these two cyber friends met for the very first time 🙂

I would like to take this opportunity to thank:

1.   My wife & her siblings for preparing fried bihun on that day.

2.   Ah Kiat (Class of Novemver 2009) for sponsoring 5 boxes of  drinking water.

3.   Ah Seng of 1st. Emporium (Class of November 2009) for sponsoring 2 dustbins.

4.   Thomas Koh of Aircats Fowarding (Class of May 2007) for providing 2 workers & a light pick-up truck.

5.   The ITB/UBD students who join-in the effort.

6.   The 2 security guy of Jerudong beach who also lend a hand especially to ‘save’ the dustbins from being stolen…

And here are the photos taken during the Jerudong beach cleaning campaign… Do enjoy…

Vincent Hii was the 1st. one to arrive, at 3.15pm.

Vincent Hii (middle) was the 1st. one to arrive, 3.15pm

Lin Ji & Dixon

The ever sweet Lin Ji with her Mr. Cool, Dixon

Cikgu Nonnie of Spiritual Garden

Cikgu Nonnie of Spiritual Garden

Soon Fatt, The Bone Collector

Soon Fatt, The Bone Collector

AND, we also found these... :(

AND, we also found these... 😦

and these...

and these...

but, JAN SHIM was artistic enough in creating his subject...

but, JAN SHIM was artistic enough in creating his subject...

Something To onder...

Something To Ponder...

Vincent Hii got slightly injured in the process

Vincent Hii got slightly injured in the process

AND... where did his thing come from..?

AND... where did this thing come from..?

The 2 important helpers from Aircats Fowarding

The 2 important helpers from Aircats Fowarding

The light pick-up truck got stuck in the sand

The light pick-up truck got stuck in the sand

Ramli and The Gang

Ramli and The Gang

The 2 dustbins sponsored by The 1st. Emporium

The 2 dustbins sponsored by The 1st. Emporium

Jan Shim with his gadget

Jan Shim with his gadget

Jerudong beach after the cleaning campaign

Jerudong beach after the cleaning campaign

Kids enjoying the beach

Kids enjoying the beach

Public also seen joining the effort

Public also seen joining the effort

The group from ITB & UBD

The group of students from ITB & UBD

They were actually The Charlie's Angels of Brunei...

They were actually The Charlie's Angels of Brunei...

AnakBrunei was there too...

AnakBrunei was there too... Thank you bro...

Ee Tyng, another sweet one... :)

Ee Tyng, another sweet one... 🙂

Billah with Million Dollar pose

Billah with his Million Dollar pose

Lin Ji with her Million Rupiah smile... Hehehe...

Lin Ji with her Million Rupiah smile... Hehehe...

Now, this is Ah Fatt. Lu jangan main-main with me ah... :)

Now, this is Ah Fatt. Lu jangan main-main with me ah... 🙂

Ramli - Biker 65 (konon...) Hehehe...

Ramli - Biker 65 (konon...) Hehehe...

Makan time... Only fried bihun :)

Makan time... Only fried bihun 🙂

Cikgu Nonnie with her special pose :)

Cikgu Nonnie with her special pose 🙂

The ITB & UBD group with a big heart

The ITB & UBD group with their big heart

A full laden lorry...

A fully laden lorry...

Chained 'sponsored' dustbin. Thank you guys...

Chained 'sponsored' dustbin. Thank you guys...

A group photo for remembrance. Thank you guys and gals...

A group photo for remembrance. Thank you guys and gals...

Last, but not least: MY VERY OWN ANGELS :) Thank you for making it possible...

Last, but not least: MY VERY OWN ANGELS 🙂 Thank you for making it possible...

The Class of May 2009 – BBQ II

26 Jun

These are the BBQ photos taken from Sheren Wong’s camera for you to enjoy:

The 'Cheese Cake' brought by Mr. & Mrs. Jan Shim. Thank you...

They still wanted me to give a small talk...

They still wanted me to give a small talk... Never had enough, meh?

Given the honour to cut the cake :)

Given the honour to cut the cake 🙂

Benedict, in black, being the first one to arrive at the school during the event. He was there when I practiced the song for Sheren...

Benedict, in black, being the first one to arrive at the school during the event. He was there when I practiced the song for Sheren...

Caroline in pink, of BT with Jan Shim & his spouce & Rudy The Snake Man

Caroline in pink, of BT with Jan Shim & his spouce & Rudy The Snake Man

You won't see Linus doing this stunt in the court... With him, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Ling and the 'sexy too tall for me' Jessica. Hehehe...

You won't see Linus doing this stunt in the court... With him, Mr. & Mrs. Patrick Ling and the 'sexy too tall for me' Jessica. Hehehe...

Jellen with her loving hubby

Jellen with her loving hubby

Dennis of Class November 2007 (a proud law-abiding responsible citizen now) with his lovely Indonesian wife, Julinda, my duet partner

Dennis of Class November 2007 (a proud law-abiding responsible citizen now) with his lovely Indonesian wife, Julinda, my duet partner

Vanessa Ho, the student who gave birth on to a lovely girl on the EXAM day... She will be joining me for the Class of November 2009. Lets wish her luck & not to deliver again during that time... (Ok, Melvin...) Hehehe...

Vanessa Ho, the student who gave birth to a lovely girl on the EXAM day... She will be joining me for the Class of November 2009. Lets wish her luck & not to deliver again during that time... (Ok, Melvin...?) Hehehe...

The only muslim student I had during Class of May 2009, Ramli Abdullah with his loving wife & son..

The only muslim student I had during Class of May 2009, Ramli Abdullah with his loving wife & son..

From left: Tom, Adrian, Eveeeee... & Simon

From left: Tom, Adrian, Eveeeee... & Simon

Patrick Ling, Slyvester & malas mahu kenalkan sudah... Hehehe...

Patrick Ling, Slyvester & malas mahu kenalkan sudah... Hehehe...

What were they clapping for, I'm not too sure...

What were they clapping for, I'm not too sure...

Mr. Yap, my great helper in class, guiding his daughter on karaoke session

Mr. Yap, my great helper in class, guiding his daughter on karaoke session

Next are not so good photos taken by my son with my camera. That day, I was too busy practising the song, Because I got High… Hehehe… Do enjoy…

Really love that song now... Hehehe..

Really love that song now... Hehehe...

Patrick & Ben helpin me preparing the BBQ pits. Thank you guys...

Patrick & Ben helping me preparing the BBQ pits. Thank you guys...

Jessica & Jodie preparing the food. Thank you...

Jessica & Jodie preparing the food. Thank you...

Mr. Vincent Goh the Monitor showing-off his super natural power of playing with fire and not get burnt to the awesome of Benedict. Patrick was okay, because he knew it was just a camera trick... Hehehe...

Mr. Vincent Goh the Monitor showing-off his super natural power of playing with fire and not get burnt to the awesome of Benedict. Patrick was okay, because he knew it was just a camera trick... Hehehe...

The two guys I hate to stand in-between... Urghhhh...!!!

The two guys I hate to stand in-between... Urghhhh...!!!

Of Merimbun, Human Rights & Change of Phone No…

25 Jun
The main 'theme' of our shot that day...

The main 'theme' of our shot that day...

The Lake Merimbun trip between myself, Jan Shim, Gavin & Husini was an enjoyable one. That was my very first photographic session with a PRO, you know who. All three of them were Canon hard cores, unlike myself, a don’t really care what camera brand you are using, as I am only a hobbyist. I have also two smaller Canon cameras used by my lovely wife, and another Sony 9.1 mega pixels Cyber Shot camera which I always brought along my Nikon D90 and only use it whenever I feel my Nikon couldn’t perform. The fact is, I am a newbie in the photographic world and still in the learning process of getting use to my Nikon’s ‘mode’ of selections.

We reached Merimbun around 5 pm, just enough time to make us sweat looking for a subject to shoot. I tell you Husini is the most creative of us all. At one time, the way he shoot was just like a sniper aiming at Ahmadinejad.

While waiting for the sunset, I told them to take my picure/s, starting with my ‘extra’ special tool in my bag:

jeng jeng jeng....

jeng jeng jeng....

It is not a scissor for circumsition… It was  bought solely for this purpose:

my 8121962 B'Mobile sim card...

my 8121962 B' Mobile sim card...

And then…

The Best Safety lies In Fear...

The Best Safety lies In Fear...

Then…

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear...

When angry, count four; when very angry, swear...; When very very angry, cut your sim card...

I have a dozen B'Mobile sim card now...

I have a dozen of B' Mobile sim card now...

And the end results:

on your mark....

on your mark.... GET SET...

Gone with the wind...!!! HAHAHA...!!!

GOne with the wind...!!! HAHAHA...!!!

The truth is, I love that number. I bought it from it’s previous owner for $400.00. 8121962 simply means 8th. December, 1962, the day when the PRB’s Revolution broke out. Having close relation with Azahari, and at the same time having a father ‘detained’ for 14 years until his death made growing up was never easy for me. But, no matter what other people may think about the ‘1962’ tragedy, I am truly proud of what they did. They were the true warrior of  Negara Brunei Darussalam, the unsong heroes. And no detention centre will be able to change my views about it, ever…

So, I am changing my hand phone number now. To my beloved past, present and future students, please do e-mail me to get my new no. Playing a cat and mouse game, I will be changing my hp number every month now (hopefully I have extra $30.00 for that purpose every month).

The truth is, I love Brunei being an autocratic monarchy. Hell with democracy. We stay (seems to be) united in this type of government. I love my Sultan. So does everybody. AND because of that, our security departments doesn’t have to be too doubtful to the subjects thus feeling it is a must to monitor our very movements. Don’t turn Brunei into a police state and instill fear among the people. We are all behind our beloved Sultan to see Brunei progress to it’s fullest potential. We have great thinkers among us. The time has come for a change. Maybe for a start our parliament should allocate some seats for an organized opposition to make sure there is indeed a check and balance in our system, all for the the betterment of our nation.

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The Pro

The Sniper

The Sniper

it's not The Pro; it's not The Sniper; Its The Pangsai Man...

it's not The Pro; it's not The Sniper; Its The Pangsai Man...

Cashew nut tree at the Vase Cemetry island

Cashew nut tree at the Vase Cemetry island

Husini explaining how cashew nut are produced...

Husini explaining how cashew nut are produced...

1st. time I saw came across a cashew nut tree with plentiful fruits on it...

The 1st. time I came across a cashew nut tree with plentiful fruits on it...

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BBQ, anyone?

BBQ, anyone?

can't join them taking these shots - tiny flying insects - (no micro lens in my bag, uwaaaa...!!!)

can't join them taking these shots - tiny flying insects - (no micro lens in my bag, uwaaaa...!!!)

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The Master

The Master

My SMOKING Nikon...

My SMOKING Nikon...