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Tok Minah Birthday

It's Hajah Siti Aminah ("Tok Minah") 83rd birthday celebration today. No one knows when her actual date of birth is, however the families knew that she was born in the month of Zulhijjah.

My brother-in-law did the family tree below. Most of the names and information was gather by interviewing Tok Minah. It's still work under progress.

Struggling run

My left thigh muscle has been bothering me for almost a week now. After 25 minutes into my run, I felt a slight cramp on my thigh muscle. After the 30 minutes mark, I decided to slow down from 8.3KM/H to 8.0KM/H. I was really struggling to finish my run today.

Location : JPMC Gym
Run time : 60 minutes
Distance : 8.20KM
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 678
+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

BTW... JPMC Gym close tomorrow due to the Hari Raya holiday. However, the gym opens on the 1st & 2nd January from 6am to 7pm.

Blog header graphics

I want to insert this graphics to my blog header. Right now I'm still figuring how to do it.

To all readers especially fellow muslims,

I like to wish you Selamat Hari Raya Aidil Adha. Maaf Zahir & Batin. Wishing you health, prosperity and all good things.

Yours sincerely,
Reza Faizal

Anyone want GMAIL?

Send me an email or message me for free GMail invitation.

Birthday boy

Happy 4th birthday to my nephew Syafiq. This boy is a big fan of Power Ranger.

Nose bleed run

I was planning to run for an hour on treadmill today. However, just after 30 minutes running suddenly my nose bleed. Well.... no choice I hit the "cool down" button.

Location : JPMC Gym
Run time : 30.33 minutes
Distance : 4.30KM
Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : ~ 360

P.S. I will try to run at least one hour tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully no more nose bleed.
I can't even remember when the last time I got nose bleed.

His Majesty The Sultan, HRH Crown Prince and HRH Pengiran Muda 'Abdul Malik were at the Sengkurong Mosque today performing the Friday prayer.

HRH Crown Prince

Rubik's Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture ErnÅ‘ Rubik. The plastic cube comes in four widely available versions: the 2×2×2 ("Pocket Cube"), the 3×3×3 standard cube, the 4×4×4 ("Rubik's Revenge"), and the 5×5×5 ("Professor's Cube"). 6×6×6 and 7×7×7 cubes are also currently being produced.

The 3×3×3 version, is the version usually meant by the term "Rubik's Cube". Originally called the Magic Cube by its inventor, it was renamed Rubik's Cube in 1980 and released worldwide in May of that year, winning a Spiel des Jahres special award for Best Puzzle. It is said to be the world's best-selling toy, with some 300,000,000 Rubik's Cubes and imitations sold worldwide.


A standard Cube measures approximately 21⁄4 inches (5.7 cm) on each side. The puzzle consists of the twenty-six unique miniature cubes ("cubies") on the surface. The Cube can be taken apart without much difficulty, typically by turning one side through a 45° angle and prying an "edge cubie" away from a "centre cubie" until it dislodges (however, prying loose a corner cubie is a good way to break off a centre cubie - thus ruining the cube). It is a simple process to solve a Cube by taking it apart and reassembling it in a solved state; however, this is not the challenge.

For most recent Cubes, the colors of the stickers are red opposite orange, yellow opposite white, and green opposite blue. However, there also exist Cubes with alternative color arrangements. These alternative Cubes have the yellow face opposite the green, and the blue face opposite the white (with red and orange opposite faces remaining unchanged).


A Normal (3x3x3) Rubik's Cube can have 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different positions, also referred to by the mathematical term permutations. Despite the vast number of positions, all Cubes can be solved in twenty-seven or fewer moves.

Notes :
To read more please click here. I've extracted the above from there.

The Abs Diet

I just started reading this book. If you plan to tryout a new plan to flatten your stomach and keep you lean for life then I suggest you read this book and give the Abs Diet a try.

The Abs Diet offers you a simple promise : if you follow this eating and exercise plan you will transform your body so you can achieve each and every one of these goal. Men and women alike can experience these life-enhancing results:
  • A fitter, healthier, sexier body. (Both men and women rate a flat stomach as the most appealing muscle group)
  • Freedom from back pain and injury. (In one study, firmer abs were found to be the most important predictor of one's overall health)
  • A longer, healthier life. (The right diet can fight cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and more)
  • A better sex life. (Learn the diet-and-exercise prescription for total sexcellence)

Where to buy?

Get it from Amazon. Just click on the image below.

P.S. Went to JPMC gym for one hour this evening. Do some weight training.

The sling pack sold. Checkout other items for sale.

Thank you.

I bought this camera on the 6th September 2000. Hardly use it now due to digital photography.

Main feature
. Easy operation with exposure mode dial
. Advanced AF system with AF-assist illuminator
. General-Purpose Program [P] for fully automatic control
. 3D Matrix Metering (with D-/G-type Nikkor lens)
. Built-in Speedlight: guide number of 15/49 (ISO 100, m/ft.); 28mm lens coverage
. Matrix Balanced Fill-Flash capability
. 5-Vari-Programs
. 4-exposure modes ([P] / [S] / [A] / [M])

Selling for BND200.00 ONO.

Interested? Email me at rezafaizal@gmail.com

BTW.... camera bag included.

Jerudong Park Run

JPMC Gym close due to Christmas holiday. So no running on treadmill today. Decided to run around JP Playground instead.

Click picture above to see my running route. One round approximately 2.3KM.

Wear my Polar S625X watch with the heart monitor strap around the body and a foot pod attach to the shoe. This allow me to capture my running data.

Run 1

Run time : 27 min 30 sec
Distance : 4.6KM
Speed : 10.1 Avg, 11.4 Max
Calories burn : 377

Rest for 6 minutes then decided to run again.

Run 2

Run time : 14 min 14 sec
Distance : 2.3KM
Speed : 9.7 Avg, 13.6 Max
Calories burn : 201

Notes : Need to slow down my pace (around 9KM/H) in order to go further.

Sling Pack
for iBook, PowerBook, MacBook & MacBook Pro

. Reinforced laptop protection
. Ergonomic shoulder strap
. Pockets for accessories, documents and other items
. Pouch on strap for iPod or mobile phone

Compatibility : 12" 13" 14" 15" 16" 17" notebooks.

I bought this notebook bag from AV Electronics 3 or 4 months back for BND120.00. I only use it twice to work. Selling price BND50.00.

If interested, email me at rezafaizal@gmail.com


The venue

Bruneian in action
Pictures taken using Dopod 838 Pro

Runner's World

I enjoy running, especially on treadmill. This week I've been very busy with office work and only manage to go to the gym today.

Location : JPMC Gym
Run time : 60 minutes
Distance : 8.59KM
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 700+ (argh.... I lost the picture I capture)

Get Runner's World magazine for advice, motivation & tips.

DMC-FZ7 or EOS 400D

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7Canon EOS 400D
I would like to have my own digital camera. So guys, please help me decide which camera should I buy.

The camera I’m looking at is either Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ7 or Canon EOS 400D.

The photos I posted earlier are mostly taken using my father-in-law Canon EOS 30D.


. Limited Edition (1/1000)
. Swiss-made by the EBEL Group
. Quartz precision
. Multi-function
. Sapphire Crystal
. Water-resistant to 50M

I got this watch for winning the first price lucky draw and answering correctly all three question in the RTB show "automobil". This was 6/7 years back.

This watch is number 581 out of 1000 in the world. I'm selling it for BND699.00.

Interested? Email me at rezafaizal@gmail.com

Cbox tagboard

Cbox tagboard for website or blog let your visitors leave messages or chat with each other.

Instead of following the steps given in cbox site (for blogger.com). Here's a better way of doing it.

Step 1. Login to blogger and click on "layout"
Step 2. Click on "Template"
Step 3. Click on "Add a Page Element"
Step 4. Choose " HTML/JavaScript". Type in the title and paste the html code from cbox in the content box. Then save the changes.

This steps gives you the flexibility to move the cbox element anyway in the template.

Thanks Bruneian for the tips.

Me & Rubik's Cube

I love solving the rubik's cube. I have been able to solve it since I was seven years old. Right now I'm still working on improving my speed.

My goal is to solve all side in less than 30 seconds. I can solve it in less than one minute and my best time so far is 34 seconds. Check out some of the rubik's cube I have below.

My SE Z520i sold. My car still for sale.

Selling for BND80.00. Phone come with one extra "Style-Up" cover (Sandy Grey colour).

If interested pls email me at rezafaizal@gmail.com .

Bought it on the 23rd March 2006 from Incomm (3 months warranty left). Items included:

- Z520i
- Battery
- Battery charger
- Original box including User Manual
- Incomm Warranty Registration Card and Receipt

60 minutes running

Location : JPMC Gym
Run time : 60 minutes
Distance : 8.64KM
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 714

+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

Dopod 838 Pro

Bought this 3G phone from QQStation
Price : B$1,388.00

What’s included :
• 838 Pro
• 1 battery
• AC adapter
• USB Sync cable
• USB hands free headset
• Leather pouch
• Getting started CD
• User Manual Quick Start Guide

Looking for PDA plus a phone?

I highly recommend this phone. It supports 3G, GPRS & GSM. It got two cameras (front and back). It also has WiFi 802.11b/g, Bluetooth and Infrared.

CPU speed is good. The OS and built-in applications seems to be very stable after one-day use. I will post another review in one-week time.

*** Important notes ***

1. Pocket MSN doesn’t work with B.Mobile (not sure why)
- Install AgileMessenger (7 days trial). MSN & Yahoo messenger works fine.
2. Micro SD Card not included.
- I bought my 1GB Toshiba Micro SD Card at Changi Airport, Singapore for S$80.00 (6 months back)
- Check out QQestore. They selling 1GB Micro SD Card for B$66.00.
3. I still haven’t managed to get my Bluetooth Headset HBH-IV835 to work with this phone.


OS : Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0
Display : 2.8” 240x320 QVGA 64K color TFT LCD
RF Network : UMTS Tri-band 2100MHz and 850/1900MHz, GSM 8500/900/1800/1900MHz
Camera : Main camera : 2.0M Pixel CMOS with macro function, 2nd camera for Video Telephony
CPU : Samsung CPU with 400MHz
Memory : Flash ROM 128MB / SDRAM 64MB
Keypad : QWERTY Keyboard Inputs, 360 degrees jog wheel
Weight : 176g with battery pack
I/O ports : IrDA SIR, Bluetooth V2.0, WiFi 802.11b/g, Micro SD slot
Dimension : 112.5mm (L) x 58mm (W) x 21.95mm (T)
Battery : 1300mAH
Standby time : GSM : 200hrs, UMTS : 180~250hrs
Talk time (back light off) : GSM : 4~5hrs, UMTS : 2~4hrs

Applications : Outlook Mobile, Office Mobile (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), IE Mobile, Windows Media Player 10 Mobile, Pocket MSN, Mobile Email with Push Email, Video-call, Smart Dialing, ClearVue PDF Document Viewer, Wireless Modem QuickMark/QR code support, Games, Voice commander, Net Wizard, MP3 Player

I'm selling my car for BND10K without the car registration number. Price negotiable.

Interested.... please contact me.