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Just when i thought i was being me...

William Shakespeare - All The World's a Stage All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in the nurse's arms. And then the whining school-boy, with his satchel And shining morning face, creeping like snail Unwillingly to school. And then the lover, Sighing like furnace, with a woeful ballad Made to his mistress' eyebrow. Then a soldier, Full of strange oaths and bearded like the pard, Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, Seeking the bubble reputation Even in the cannon's mouth. And then the justice, In fair round belly with good capon lined, With eyes severe and beard of formal cut, Full of wise saws and modern instances; And so he plays his part. The sixth age shifts Into the lean and slipper'd pantaloon, With spectacles on nose and pouch on side, His youthful hose, well saved,

About Renault cars...

The next time if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, take out a video recorder and have some fun. > Yeap, you've heard it from the owner itself. Don't buy a French made car. They should stick with their croissants and je t'aimes... In Him

Brunei's Consumer & Foodfair 2008

Just thought i'd do a bit of advertisement for my shop. Hehe. So if you're free within that week, do drop by and check out the largest exhibition fair in Brunei. It'll be open from 10.00 am until 9.00 pm from the 2nd January 2008 till the 6th January 2008 . Free entrance for all, a lot of prizes up for grabs and variety of games fit for all ages to enjoy. There's going to be a Guitar Hero III competition organized by Ranoadidas with cash prizes to be won and i seriously think someone should join. :P Be part of history as there will be a coloring of the longest drawing in Brunei during the exhibition. Win attractive prizes for being every 5000th visitor and also, if you happen to see your picture being published on Borneo Bulletin, you'll also stand a chance to win prizes. It's all about fun, fun and moreee fun! Come and take part in this fair! According to Sunlit , they will be targetting at least an average of 10,000 visitors a day so it's going to

Merry Christmas to all...

Allow me to wish all of you a safe and blessed Christmas. May the Lord continue to bless all of you with good health and love. In Him

Mission Trip Part 1: To Munoz

It was my first ever mission trip and also my first time to the Philippines. I have no idea what to expect and was told not to expect much either, so you can say i went there with only a portrait of their president, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in my head since that's pretty much the only thing i know about the Philippines. Departed from Brunei to KK via car on the 5th of December. Aside from driving down to Miri only once, i've never driven long distance before and whenever someone asked me to, part of me always feel uneasy because i tend to think that somehow , one way or another my tyres will suddenly explode while i'm driving down real fast and i'll end up dying or something. Talk about being paranoid. The trip was obviously a long and tiring one. My advice for you if you plan to drive down KK? Use a 4wd car. The road after Lawas is just so... painful . Spent a night in KK before flying off to Clark, Philippines. The moment we touched down at the airport, my level of &

Goodah!! Goodah!! Goodah!!

Just got back from a mission trip where 10 of us went to different parts of the Philippines to minister to the children and the villagers there. As i'm still allowing my mind and body to settle down from the whole trip after 2 weeks of long travelling, sleepless nights, inhaling diesel fumes and listening to excessive sound of different honks from jeepneys, cars and tricycles, i have to say that i don't quite know how to share my pleasant experience in the Philippines with you guys... yet! But for now, please enjoy this short clip of us trying out balut for the very first time. Expect an update on the trip soon with a lot of pictures. God is indeed awesome! In Him

Congrats to newlywed Mr & Mrs Delwin Gabriel Keasberry...

As sad as this may sound, i've never been invited to weddings (yes, i'm serious!) other than typical chinese wedding celebration dinners or the really dusun kampung type of weddings. No, I've never seen a bride walked down the aisle, i've never heard the bride and groom exchanged wedding vows, i've never seen a newly wed couple getting their first kiss in front of me and i've definitely never seen so much joy and happiness in a couple's life. So imagine how ecstatic i was when i received my very first invitation from Aunty Linda to attend Delwin's wedding which was yesterday. Went shopping for clothes to wear for the wedding day few days before, kept thinking how it was going to be like and to be honest, i felt a *little* bit nervous as the whole thing started. It's like as if i'm the one that's about the get married! Yes, yes laugh all you want but that's how sad it was for me. I don't really blame anyone for not inviting me thoug

Nativity Play

I hate being sick Came down with a fever, flu, sorethroat and a bad migraine today. Didn't really do much aside from sleeping the day away. Managed to catch the Nativity Play at St Andrew's School yesterday. It was well played by the students, ex-students and teachers of St Andrew's School. *applause* There were a few bloopers here and there during showtime but nevertheless, the audience enjoyed it a lot. In Him

I also have class...

Okay, i haven't quite gotten over the fact that "some" bank uses really catchy motto and phrases. By far the worst one would be; "Every single day we provide world class services to you..." Guess what? I accidentally made a bank teller from a local bank that uses the above mentioned motto muttered "F$#K!" under her breath right in front of me. Now THAT'S world class service for you right there babeh! Wanna give it a try? Here's how... Tip: Do it when you have different cheques to bank in to the same account. Preferably 4 or 5, fill them up accordingly in their deposit slips. Here's the trick part. Arrange them accordingly to the cheque numbers written on the deposit slips but mess 2 cheques up and put them say around the middle. Queue for an approximate 30 minutes and tadaa~ Let's see what other world class services they have to offer next. In Him

Nikon D80...still yummy!

Meet Anna Holtby . She's got one of the most mesmerizing blue eyes i've ever seen. Alvin say she's too young to go on Facebook but he didn't say anything 'bout Flickr ! They say babies naturally cling on to everything. As they grow older, they'll slowly learn to let go. Yeap, i'm still having so much fun with my new toy. :) In Him

Nikon D80...yummy...

Managed to get a new toy last week many thanks to Dex for helping out. Still quite new at using it so don't expect me to post too much pictures yet but for now, here are 2 pictures that i'm quite happy with. Ben during lunch time... Ray during supper time.... Would you like to be my next model? :P On a lighter note, a ridiculous news for Santas wannabe in Australia. SYDNEY (AFP) - Santas in Australia's largest city have been told not to use Father Christmas's traditional "ho ho ho" greeting because it may be offensive to women, it was reported Thursday. Sydney's Santa Clauses have instead been instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead, the Daily Telegraph reported. One disgruntled Santa told the newspaper a recruitment firm warned him not to use "ho ho ho" because it could frighten children and was too close to "ho", a US slang term for prostitute. "Gimme a break," said Julie Gale, who runs the campaign against sexu


One thing i miss having around in Brunei is a good concert despite having the oppurtunity to attend only 3 concerts in Brunei i.e. Michael Jackson's History Tour Concert , Westlife's World Tour and A1's Concert . The one that stood out for me then, would definitely be Westlife's concert cause back then, they were pretty much at the top of the music industry not long after their debut. Plus, it was my first concert that my dad gave me money and approval to go attend the concert. As far as i know, here are a list of international artists that have ever peformed in Brunei. - Michael Jackson - Whitney Houston - Seal - Stevie Wonder - Westlife - The Moffatts - A1 - Blue Ever since after 2002 or so, there hasn't been much great large scales international concerts going on. It's always been either some Indonesian rock groups / artists or some Akademi Fantasia people. This is pretty much a random rant from me because i was browsing around Brunei Times few days ago a

30 Days of Night

I remember some few posts back, I did mention about how dull and predictable horror movies are getting especially if it’s a new one. What more with this type of genre, both the trailer and the poster can easily deceive you into watching what you once thought could be a cool movie into a boring movie. Lately, it seem like directors tend to focus more on how to make trailers and posters much more appealing to cheat the audiences into watching a movie rather than to make a good movie for viewers to enjoy. As I was saying about how dull and predictable horror movies can get, I got the same sort of expectation when director David Slade released "30 Days of Night" . The only thing that stood out for this one was how the vampires were being portrayed in the movie. For the past few vampire-ish movies I’ve watched, somehow they (the vampires) either seemed too fake or just plain weird. But the ones in this movie just got my attention when i saw the poster and the trailer thanks to t

It's like walking into a lion's den...

I'm beginning to get scared of the whole banking system in Brunei. It's like no matter whose shoes you're in, you're bound to be in a losing situation. For example, if you're a bank teller and there's a long queue in front of you, you'll feel pressured while working (at least that's how i'll feel if i'm really working as a bank teller but judging from the pace of Brunei's bank tellers, i don't think they sense any pressure at all even if the queue is from Temburong all the way to Kuala Belait!) what more if in that queue there are some bank customers who act like as if they own the bank despite having a mere $50.00 in their bank account. You know there's definitely gonna be a drama bigger than the Titanic once those type of customers reach your counter. However, if you're a normal bank customer queuing in that long stretch of line, you'll also feel equally annoyed looking at the "efficiency" of the bank tellers an

Lomo-ish pictures

I remember coming across my first lomo camera back in 2001 or so when i had my first trip to Kuala Lumpur with my family. I was quite close to getting it when i decided not to. Now i kinda regret. But thanks to Google, i found a cheaper way to make my own lomo picture without the camera. Ahh, the power of photoshop. Haha. My first attempt at making a picture looking lomo-ish. Yes, i'm quite a noob when it comes to photoshop. Before editting. My first attempt at making it look lomo. I think it looks pretty decent although it wasn't the result that i expected. Maybe it's not really that lomo after all. Hmm...anyway, few more before and after pictures for your entertainment. Picture taken last year or so. Pretty artsy shot taken by Nick using my T3 Cybershot camera. I think it's the same beach we went to for this year's outing too. Ray and Kit For this i tried giving it more of a 'fisheye' finish... That's about all. I could always save all the hassl

Bowling...Part 2!

Just a short 'continuation' on my previous bowling post. Just now, SAC held a CG bowling competition at Utama Bowling. Decided to join my CG team for the competition and surprisingly, for a bunch of noobs in this game, i wouldn't say we bowled badly. Meet the "20 something" bowlers... Well, we didn't exactly win anything although i really did think our cheers were somewhat louder than the rest. After all, we do have Stephen on the team what? Haha. Kidding bro! Had a great game, great fun and great competition definitely. " TWENTY SOMETHING!! *claps* *claps* *claps* *claps* " Last but not least, another good reason why Ron wouldn't make it to the pros for this sport. I could've swore that ball was gonna take down all the remaining pins. Ended up with hitting that one pin only. -_-" In Him

One for the album

"20 something and YWAM-ers " Not everyday you'll get Americans and South Koreans coming in to your place and have a great time playing Guesstures , Pictionary Mania , Guitar Hero III and a failed attempt at Scene-It? ( I seriously think i should sell that game off on Ebay soon!) . Great bunch of people from YWAM . Catch them at YDM this coming Saturday. In Him

And the shopping bug bites again...

Don't you just hate it when your 'sub-conscious' mind tells you that you've been a good boy saving a *bit* of extra cash this month and slowly when that little thought suddenly turns to an excuse, just before you realize it, you've practically spend it all away. Well, not really all but almost getting there. And it all started because of Mr. Smarty Pants here telling me how i can shop for board games online. Mind you...before this, my whole 'concept' of online shopping was only to get cds/caps. At least those that's hard to find around here anyway. But ever since that particular day when the thought of having a board game night was being mentioned, i felt like having the old Pictionary and the super hard to play Scene-It game wasn't enough. So off i went to Ebay and Amazon to 'have a look' . Little did i know that 'having a look' can cost me to spend quite a hefty amount. Damn. I think i need a wife to start nagging me. So wha

God's artwork

I've been jogging for a good couple of months now initially with the aim of losing ' it '. But after a while of motivating myself and seeing no results, i've decided to use jogging as my source of de-stressing myself from whatever that i'm going through (but usually shopping intensively would do the trick really!) or just to take myself out of everything that's surrounding me and spend good quality time alone praying now and then, looking for inspiration around me or just thinking about life and people. Most of the time i'd be adoring the beauty of what surrounds me. God's masterpiece. And if it's too beautiful, i'll just take out my handy dandy Sony Ericsson W880i phone and snap a picture of it. So far these are some of my favourites. Joined them into a collage cause i'm that lazy to upload the pictures multiple times. Sun setting behind my place, beautiful rainbow along Damuan stretch of road while jogging alone and beautiful clouds at Tas

Smack that...

Read something inspiring which i thought would be ideal to share it with you guys. I know a handful of you are going through some tough times so maybe this can help inspire you a bit. A man was discouraged by the lack of fruit on his grapefruit tree. Someone told him he needed to whack the trunk of the tree a few times with a board. Apparently, there is some truth to this unusual method of encouraging growth. One gardening expert says: "At times, the flowering hormone in the tree seems to get stuck and no flowers appear. Carefully persuade the tree to flower by shocking it. Hit the trunk . . . several times (which will cause) small bruises in the bark." This advice may stimulate growth. When trouble comes into our lives, we sometimes feel as if we’ve been hit broadside. We feel desperation and then we wonder, Why is this happening to me? One possibility is that God is using a painful experience to get our attention. In Psalm 119:71, David wrote, "It is good for me that I

Friendship is rare....

Had an interesting chat with a friend of mine about 'friendship'. What does your dictionary define friendship as? It makes me wonder a lot really. What exactly makes a person qualify to be your 'friend' ? Must it be that this certain person has to fit into a certain criteria that meet your requirement? Let's say you do have certain friends you're close with. What brings them closer to you? Sharing the same interests? Knowing that he/she likes certain someone and he/she told you about it and not other people thus making you feel closer? Or just spending a few memorable heart to heart talks for one or two nights? See, back then I’d always thought that you could only be considered close to a person if you know stuffs about them. Their agenda, their favorite hangout spot, their favorite color, food, drinks, what they like to do, what they hate, etc. Then it’d be knowing a few secrets about them that not much people know that makes you feel like you’re close to them.


Looking back, i just realized it's been a good number of years since i've started my first blog. No, kangta164 isn't my first blog. I've got a few way back before this one. It was under ujournal which is no longer alive anymore. If not mistaken it was way back in Form 4, greatly influenced by my so called 'bff' . After that i moved on to Blogger which is this one but ended up deleting the whole blog after few months of updating it because back then Livejournal was the 'in' thing and you can't just sign up for free and blog away just like that. No, they had to 'jual mahal' . The only way you can get a blog with Livejournal back then was if someone who's already on Livejournal has a free invite for you. Then only you can sign up. Otherwise, you're not 'cool' enough to be part of the whole blogging phenomena. I couldn't quite recall how i managed to get one but i did eventually and blogged there. It's still alive