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Maulud Nabi

Today is the day of birth of Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. I didn't go for the gatherings and processions this morning. I guess I should have. Dapat jua pahala. See article here.

Anyway, I remember I have an old photo of me and my dad when I was small during the Maulud Nabi gathering. Was searching for it this morning and manage to find it. See below.
My dad and me
I don't remember where exactly was the gathering place and what year is it. I'm sure that it was in Tutong as I grew up in Tutong District and my dad taught there during those years.

Interrupted run

Today I faced the same situation as before. 40 minutes into my run a lady came and look behind to see the times the runners use the big treadmills including me. The other two runners only around 5 minutes. She then walk to the counter and probably complain about me.

I was thinking.... "not again".

She then walk to my treadmill, stood in front of it and says to me something. I can't hear anything she say as I was listening to my iPod. I also purposely ignore her. However, I lose my mood to continue. Press the cool down button at 44 minutes point and the distance run was around 6.6KM. Didn't even bother to take the treadmill reading pictures. Burn around 500 calories.

Nike+iPod Chart
After the run, I continue with some weight exercises. Did 4 x 12 repetitions dumbell exercises for the biceps and triceps followed by 4 x 8 repetitions of bench press.

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Meet the Robinsons

Didn't have the mood to do any exercise yesterday. I was thinking of an excuse for me to skip exercise. Told the missus let's watch Mr Bean at Empire Cinema.
Mr Bean's Holiday
However, she wanted to bring the kids to watch Meet the Robinsons instead. Show started 7:20pm. We only brought Syaza and Fa'iz along, 'Aqiel stay back home.
Meet the Robinsons

Less that one minute into the movie, Fa'iz signal us he don't want to watch it and wanted to go out. Furthermore, tears started coming out of his eyes. Hmmm.... I brought him out. He didn't want to go back home instead he just want to hang around. So I just hang around with him at the waiting area for 1½ hours.
The boy who don't want to watch the movie

So what did we do? I just took some photos as you see here. Chat with some friends who were waiting for the Mr Bean 8:30pm show.

I can't say much about the
Meet the Robinsons movie. Don't know what's it all about. Only saw the scene where the lady left the kids on the doorsteps.

That's the shortest movie I watch in any cinema.

Here's some more photos I took last night. Quality not so good as I was using a phone camera.

Empire cinema


Went to simpur website this afternoon and just realise it's my car on the "Show us what you drive!" competitions photo. I'm hoping my car in the top 10 finalists.

Simpur site
Extracted from Simpur website

Show us what you drive!

Does your car/motorcycle/scooter/truck/etc have what it takes to win the public's vote? Will what you drive be the most popular among the Simpur visitors? All you have to do is email us a photo of what you drive & short description, attached with your full name, address & contact number and you'll automatically be entered into our competition! All photos will be showcased in our gallery until our closing date, which has been extended to 30th April 2007, where we'll be choosing the top 10 finalists worthy of the public's vote. The most popular photos will win a brand new Digital Camera from Simpur!

So what are you waiting for? Email us your pics now to dstmm.content@simpur.net.bn.


(All license plates will be censored, and your contact details will be treated with confidentiality. You can request for us to display a different name to remain anonymous).

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Empire cinema movie goers. Here's the movie schedules from 29th March to 4th April 2007. Click to enlarge.
Movie schedules
Telephone : 2417977

I still felt very tired yesterday from the Monday trip. Back from work I was thinking whether to rest or go to gym. If it were just me, I'll probably just rest and sleep. Since the missus is so motivated these days to go to gym, I decided to accompany her.

When we reach there, we saw the gym were fully packed and the treadmills were all fully occupied. Did some stretch first, then exercise on the Elliptical Machine. Five minutes into the exercise, I saw two ladies completed their run on the big treadmills. I quickly went to one of the machine and start my run.

Since I didn't feel like running one hour. I decided to do a 5KM run. Completed 5KM in 33.04 minutes.
Nike+iPod Chart

Had a good night sleep last night and today I feel much better!

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 5 KM
Time : 33.04 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 406
+ 5 minutes cool down period

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Ulu Temburong National Park

As mention in my previous blog post, I went to Belalong yesterday. The exact destination I need to be is at the Ulu Temburong National Park Headquarters and Information Centre. Here's the GPS coordinates (04 33.330'N 115 09.322'E). Just copy n paste this coordinate in Google Earth and you will know where exactly is this place.

Ulu Temburong National Park

This was my second trip there. My first trip was 6 years back. This time we didn't go for the Canopy walk. I did go during the first trip.

Ulu Temburong National Park HQ

To go to the Canopy walk, you need to cross this suspension bridge first.

Suspension bridge
The Forestry Department staffs working there are really friendly. I think they are more happy seeing someone coming to the place. Otherwise, I think they feel lonely. Even the bird there was friendly.
The friendly bird
By the way, there's an exhibition hall there. You can see a miniature model of the area showing the direction to the other place such as the UBD research centre, Canopy Walk and the Waterfall.

Exhibition hall
Here's another video. This video was taken on the way back. The guy infront of me is Bruneian. Thanks for joining and thanks for protecting me from the river water splash. Hehehe.....

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Trip to Belalong

Went to Belalong, Temburong today. I'm going to do a proper blog post and hopefully post it by tomorrow. Check out the video trailer below.

Boat trip to the Ulu Temburong National Park

Team GNR8

Introducing a new blog. My brother-in-law created this blog 3 weeks back. Click here to visit his blog.
Team GNR8 Logo
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This morning run

Went to JPMC gym with the missus this morning. Instead of going straight for the treadmill run, I decided to do some weight exercises first.

Started with the bench press for the chest muscles, then dumbell lift for biceps and triceps. Follow by another triceps exercise using the machine and lastly the back muscles exercises.
End with a 4KM run @ 25.26 minutes before pressing the cool down button.

Nike+iPod Chart

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 4 KM
Time : 25.26 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 412

+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

2 hours workout

Initially I was thinking of going to JPMC gym in the morning but then felt a bit lazy and went in the afternoon instead. Spent around 2 hours in the gym. Start with a one hour run. Here's my run summary :

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 10 minutes
8.7km/h for 10 - 20 minutes
9.0km/h for 20 - 25 minutes
9.5km/h for 25 - 30 minutes
9.8km/h for 30 - 39.30 minutes
*** pause for 20 seconds, stretch calf muscles (feel abit tight)
8.5km/h for 39.30 - 45 minutes
8.7km/h for 45 - 50 minutes
9.3km/h for 50 - 55 minutes
10.0 km/h for 55 - 57 minutes
12.0 km/h for 57 - 59.30 minutes
13.0km/h for 59.30 - 60 minutes
*** completed 9KM in 59.52 minutes

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 9.04 KM
Time : 60 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 718

+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture
Nike+iPod Chart
After the run, chat with Bruneian who happen to be swimming at the pool. Then I decided to do some weight exercises.
  1. Power Leg - 4 sets of 12 repetitions
  2. Leg Extension - 4 sets of 12 repetitions
  3. Seated Calf Raise - 4 sets of 12 repetitions
  4. Decline Bench Situp - 4 sets of 15 repetitions
  5. Dumbell Side Bend - 4 sets of 12 repetions
Power Leg | Leg Extension | Seated Calf Raise
Decline Bench | Dumbell

Swimming Pool | The big treadmills

Empire cinema movie goers. Here's the movie schedules from 24th to 28th March 2007. Click to enlarge.
Movie schedules
Telephone : 2417977

I need more sleep

I was feeling very tired yesterday due to lack of sleep the previous day. Nonetheless, I went to the gym after work for my run. Half-way through my run, I don't feel like going for an hour so decided to just go for a 5KM run.
Nike+iPod Chart
After run, I went to the Jacuzzi area to meet up with AnakBrunei and Bruneian. Had a quick chat with them before I went back home.

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 5 KM
Time : 35.28 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 407

+ 5 minutes cool down period.

Note :
  • The missus join me to the gym and did a 5KM run around 53 minutes (run and walk).

Running or Massage

Last night me and the missus went for our massage. After work, I was thinking either to go for my run or get a massage. Convince the missus to go for a massage. Sent her to Harizzah while I went to Pearl Health. Both place in Kiulap.

I'm a regular at Pearl Health. I go there at least 3 times a month. Normally I go for 1½ hour Foot Reflexology, Head and Shoulder massage. I have tried Harizzah and Zen Spa before but I still prefer Pearl Health. The foot reflexology or massage do help my legs feel stronger for the following week run. I also think it helps to reduce tight muscles and to prevent injuries with all the running I do every week.

For the 1½ hour session it cost me BND 35.00 and for 1 hour session it cost BND 25.00.

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New born prince

YANG TERAMAT MULIA PENGIRAN MUDA 'ABDUL MUNTAQIM IBNI DULI YANG TERAMAT MULIA PADUKA SERI PENGIRAN MUDA MAHKOTA PENGIRAN MUDA HAJI AL-MUHTADEE BILLAH

Photo taken from www.infofoto.org.bn click here for larger image.
Photo owner : Hj Mohd Yusof Mohd Yassin

How much is my domain name worth? I check my domain name at LeapFish.com. LeapFish offer free and instant domain name appraisals.

rezafaizal.com at LeapFish
Actually I bought it for less than 20 US Dollar with 2 years registration. LeapFish domain name calculator is actually not exactly accurate but it's fun to use. Anyway, I know how much is my domain name value now. Any buyers interested? Hehehehe........

rezafaizal.com

I bought rezafaizal.com domain name 3 years back but didn't renew it. Then early this year I decided to purchase rezafaizal.com again but found out someone has actually bought this domain name. It also shows that this domain name will expire in January 2008. I really want to have my own domain name, so to cut the story short I bought contactreza.com. Somehow I don't really feel publicizing contactreza.com.

Then last night, I key in rezafaizal.com at GoDaddy. To my suprise, it shows that the domain name is available. Without wasting anytime, I bought this domain. From today on, I'm forwarding rezafaizal.com to this blog.

Quick run

Went to the gym with the missus around 7pm today. Place was fully pack with gym members. While doing my stretch exercises, two runners step out of the big treadmills. I felt really lucky to be able to run on the big treadmill today. Ran 5KM, the body was feeling tired not because of the run but due to lack of sleep.

Below is my run summary :

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 5 minutes
8.7km/h for 5 - 15 minutes
9.0km/h for 15 - 20 minutes
10.0km/h for 20 - 25 minutes
13.0km/h for 25 - 26 minutes
9.5km/h for 26 - 32.27 minutes
*** completed 5KM, walk for 2½ minutes before pressing the cool down button

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 5 KM
Time : 32.27 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 407
Nike+iPod Chart

Mandarin Level 1 Exam

I just took my Mandarin lesson level 1 examination this evening. I'm glad I completed my lesson and took the examination. Not sure how I did today. I hope I pass it so that I can get the certificate. Level 2 starts next Monday.

Interestingly, our teacher created a group in friendster yesterday and send us all an invitation to join the group. The group name is "
Brunei Mandarin-Learning Association".

Brunei Mandarin-Learning Association Friendster

Class #10 we did mostly revisions. Here's some of the thing we learnt.

Vocabulary

qǐ chuáng : get up, wake up v.
chī : eat v.
chī fàn : have a meal
zǎo fàn : breakfast n.
wǔ fàn : lunch n.
wǎn fán : supper, dinner n.
shuì jiào : sleep v.
guì : expensive adj.
pián yī : cheap adj.
(yì) diǎn : a little bit
bīng gùn : pop cycle
zhá shǔ tiáo : french fries
huā shēng mǐ : peanuts
táng : sugar, candy
bǐng gān : biscuit
dàn gāo : cake
bíng qí líng : ice cream
sūan nǎi : yogurt
niú nǎi : milk
miàn báo : bread
jú zi zhī : orange juice
shuǐ guǒ : fruit
jī dàn : egg
guǒ jiàng : jam
yù mǐ pián : corn flake, cereal
chá : tea
huáng yóu : butter
sān mīng zhì : sandwich
miàn tiáo : noddle
chǎo fán : fried rice
dàn gāo : cake
shā lā : salad
tāng : soup
niú ròu : beef
yú : fish
bāo zi : pao
yá gāo : toothpaste
xǐ fà jì : shampoo
féi zào : soap
mián zhǐ : tissue paper
wèi shēng zhǐ : toilet paper
xiáng shuǐ : perfume
shū zi : comb
tóu shuā : hair brush

Change the questions into affirmative-negative form.

1. tā shì nǐ de lǎoshī mā ? (he/she is your teacher?)
tā shì bú shì nǐ de lǎoshī (he is or isn't your teacher)

2. nǐ de shūshū hěn gāo mā ? (your uncle really tall?)
nǐ de shūshū gāo bú gāo (your uncle tall or not tall)

3. nǐ shì wénlái rén mā ? (you are bruneian?)
nǐ shì bú shì wénlái rén (you are or aren't bruneian)

4. xiānggǎng shì gè xiǎo dì4fāng mā ? (xianggang is small place?)
xiānggǎng shì bú shì xiǎo dì4fāng (xianggang is or isn't a small place)

5. xiàgèyuè nǐ xiǎng qù běijīng mā ? (next month you want to go beijing?)
xiàgèyuè nǐ xiǎng bú xiǎng běijīng (next month you want to or not go beijing)

6. nián nǐ guò zhōngguò mā ? (last year you went china?)
nián nǐ méi guò zhōngguò (last year you went or not to china)

7. jīntiān zāoshang nǐ chī guò zǎofàn mā ? (today early morning you eaten breakfast?)
jīntiān zāoshang nǐ chī méi chī guò zǎofàn (today early morning you eaten or not breakfast)

8. míngtiān xiàwǔ wǒmen hē kāfēi ? (tomorrow afternoon we go drink coffee?)
míngtiān xiàwǔ wǒmen bú hē kāfēi (tomorrow afternoon we go or not drink coffee)

9. zhōngwǔ diǎn tāmen chī guò wǔfàn le ? (12 noon they go eaten lunch?)
zhōngwǔ diǎn tāmen méi guò chī wǔfàn (12 noon they gone or not eat lunch)

10. wǒmen chīfàn hǎo mā ? (we go have meal ok?)
wǒmen chīfàn hǎo bú hǎo (we go have meal ok or not)

I haven't update lesson #7, #8 and #9. Will do it slowly. BTW... tomorrow is my mandarin examination. I hope I'll pass the exam but I just started my revision this afternoon.

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Another morning run

I went to gym around 9am this morning. The missus and Syaza coming back later afternoon from their KL trip. In the gym, I saw few bloggers namely Adidarwish, Aunidayini and Mr. BR.

Below is my run summary :

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 15 minutes
8.7km/h for 15 - 25 minutes
9.0km/h for 25 - 37 minutes
*** lower leg felt weak, walk at 5.0km/h for 2 minutes
8.3km/h for 39 - 50 minutes
10.0km/h for 50 - 55 minutes
9.0km/h for 55 - 59 minutes
13.0km/h for 59 - 60 minutes

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 8.64 KM
Time : 60 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 702

+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

Nike+iPod Chart

Morning run

I don't usually run in the morning. Today, I got to run in the morning as afternoon I'm tied up with my work. However, I didn't feel that good today. I still can feel my stomach gastric from yesterday.

Below is my run summary :

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 30 minutes
9.0km/h for 30 - 35.15 minutes
*** walk for 10 minutes at 5.0km/h

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 5 KM

Time : 35.15 minutes

Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 410

+ 10 minutes walk at 5.0km/h, see picture

Nike+iPod Chart

YouTube vs Metacafe

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Was having breakfast with this guy today. One of the subject matter we talk about was video services in internet.

I've been using YouTube to host all the video I posted in my blog. He suggested me to have a look at Metacafe. I registered myself to Metacafe this afternoon, unfortunately I haven't been able to successfully upload my own video to test it out. I try it out from office and home still no success.

Anyway, those of you interested to see the collection of videos I've uploaded to my YouTube account, you can click here. I'm also putting "My YouTube" link in the right sidebar under "My zone".

Empire cinema movie goers. Here's the movie schedules from 15th to 21st March 2007. Click on the image to enlarge.
Cinema 1Cinema 2Cinema 3
Opening : Fly Boys (17th), Mr. Bean (22nd)
Sneaks : Stomp The Yard (16th to 21st)

Telephone : 2417977

Tired

I'm basically feeling tired for past few days already. I need to catch-up on my sleep. I haven't had enough sleep for past few days and work is piling up more and more. I also have a stiff neck for past couple of days. I need to fix my neck problem. Need to go to Pearl Health and get a massage.

On the other matters.
  1. My mandarin class just completed last Monday. Examination is next Monday. I need to do some revision. I also need to post Class #7, #8, #9 and #10 to my blog.
  2. The Missus and Syaza on shopping trip to KL.

Graduation Day

I don't know what to post today. In fact this whole week, I'm trying to workout what am I going to post for this whole week. I'm not sure if can squeeze in any running from today to next Tuesday as my work schedules is fully occupied even on Saturday and Sunday. Hopefully the client change some of the schedules.

Anyway, the missus went to "Kadai Komunis" 3 weeks back to convert two video tapes to VCD format. The first tape was her graduation day and the second tape was our wedding ceremony. Here's the graduation day clip of her and her classmates. You might recognise one of her classmate.
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (1997)

4th Nike+iPod Run

Nike+iPod Chart
Yesterday I was feeling abit tired to do some exercise. Da missus want to join me to the gym if I'm going. Finally I decided just go to the gym so she can do her exercise.

I didn't do any calibration walk or run. Half-way through my run I decided not to complete the one hour instead just do a 5km run.

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 5 KM
Time : 33.23 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 400

walk for half a minute before pressing the cool down button.

Notes :
  • To my suprise, I heard annoucement from "Lance Armstrong" for doing my best mile.
  • I stop my iPod around one minute before the treadmill stop. The distance reading is totally off.