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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...

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Yes, Why I did It…?

4 Jun

I was half-way doing my full intensive course for Class of May 2009 (Brunei Citizenship’s applicants) when a student fondly called Jan told me about someone writing about me in a blog. He couldn’t say whether the writer was a boy or a girl and the worst part was Jan has forgotten the blog address. Walla…!!!

A mentee turned mentor

A mentee turned mentor

It was only a couple of days later Jan could confirm to me the blog he was talking about. It was from my ever sweet student, Lin Ji – And this is what she wrote:

Appreciate. Seri Siap Siaga.

If there is something I have forgotten, it’s how I lucky I am. I have to thank Cikgu Mansor for this. I salute you Cikgu. I really do.

Lin Ji & Dixon

I know I was very angry when I find out that I have a red kad pintar when I should be given a yellow one. It’s rightfully mine but things just didn’t go the way I want them to. Who shall I blame this to? No one. Right now, I am glad that I was put into this situation, a situation where I have to work hard to get the yellow identity card. Because, right now – at this very moment, I know I am a REAL citizen. A citizen that knows Kebawah Duli’s name, a citizen that knows what the country requires, a citizen that knows the history of the country, a citizen that is ready to take up any challenge to make the country proud. I know I have the seed of patriotism in me but it was only recently that Cikgu was able to let that very seed grow.

From my point of view, the class I attended did not aim to just help us get through the Malay test. The Malay test is just for us to prove that we know Malay language. Trust me. What the class actually focused on was to teach us to be a better person. Sikap berhijrah adalah mustahak dan harus dipupuk oleh setiap rakyat jati negara kita supaya kita dapat bersama-sama membangunkan prestasi negara kita ke tahap yang lebih tinggi. Kita tidak akan hanya bergantung kepada usaha-usaha orang asing atau subsidi kerajaan. I can seriously tell you now that Cikgu Mansor is one of the loudest, nastiest, nicest, kindest, most loving teacher I have ever known. And it’s him that showed me the better side of things.

When I first entered the class, I barely knew their names. I only managed to find out the names of the people who sat next to me. I did not manage to talk to whoever that sat behind me. I did not know how to start a conversation. And surprisingly, today – the thought of being apart from them just hurts! We have become a huge family. We have nicknamed some – we have grown into this bond that I do not want it to break. Time really just flew by! The class has ended! =( We have many bosses around who attended this class as well, and a couple of students like myself. We clicked so nicely! We joked. We had fun. I do not think I could find another class in the world that is as great as the one i just had. Where can you find a class where bosses and students are made to clean the toilet? Students okaylah but bosses? seriously? They could easily just click their fingers and have their men to come wash the toilet for them. But see, this is the thing, they didn’t. We were united!

At SPA after the Exam
At SPA after the Exam


We helped each other so much in these two weeks. We looked at each other for the whole two weeks (apart from one sunday), from 9am (or earlier) to 10pm (or much later). We had lunch together. We had dinner together. We sang together. We prayed together and for each other.

Oh, I seriously will miss them. When I do get my yellow Identity Card, I know that I will not only feel proud but thankful. I will think of you. I will remember all these memories.

I was dumbfounded. I really don’t know what to say.

Thank you Jan for highlighting me to this. Thank you to you too Lin Ji for being appreciative.

And Jan was the one responsible to make me start blogging in wordpress – to become a serious writer.

Thank you both of you. That is why I did it…