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Empire cinema movie goers. Here's the movie schedules from 30th April to 2nd May 2007. BTW... I didn't manage to post the schedule last weekend. Sorry for that.

Spiderman3 is showing starting this Thursday. I will publish the schedule tomorrow.

30th April to 2nd May 2007

Telephone : 2417977

Congratulation to Metallichick. She just won herself a 1GB pendrive.

Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. Look for another contest next month.

The missus picking the winner

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60 minutes run

Manage to do a 60 minutes run today. It wasn't that easy. The last 10 minutes I was struggling to complete the run.

Before the run, I did a 4 minutes walk at 5km/h and a jog at 8km/h to warm up the body. Also did a 10 minutes stretch making sure the calf muscles is properly stretch. Start the run slow at 8.5km/h making sure I don't experience tight calf muscles problem as my previous run. Checkout my run summary below.

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 30 minutes
8.7km/h for 30 - 40 minutes
9.0km/h for 40 - 45 minutes
9.5km/h for 45 - 55 minutes
10km/h for 55 - 60 minutes

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 8.90 KM

Time : 60 minutes

Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : 720

+ 5 minutes cool down period

Nike+iPod Chart

I've uploaded more photos from the softball outings on the 22nd April 2007. Initially I plan to put it in my picasa web account then I realised that it's much more easier to put it in my multiply. Click here to see the photos.

BTW... I resized the photos to
800 x 600 resolution and reduced the quality to 80%. Original size is 2816 x 2112 and each file is more than 2MB size. If anyone interested to get the original file just email me.

Pasadena player
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30 minutes run

The plan was to run 60 minutes but after 15 minutes of running I felt my calf muscles tighten. Decided to just maintain the speed and just do a 30 minutes run. Once a while I experience this tight calf muscles problem. Decided to look up the web and here's one article I found talking about this problem. It's a good article especially for runners. Check out my run summary below.

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 30 minutes

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 4.25 KM

Time : 30 minutes

Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : 350

+ 4 minutes cooldown period

Nike+iPod Chart
After the run, continue on the bicycle and did a 10 minutes cycling at 22km/h speed.

Quick run

Arrived gym nearly 6pm. Did a quick run, only 2KM. Need to go back home early as there is a "baca doa selamat" at home for my mum-in-law who had just came out of hospital for her cataract surgery. Hope tomorrow I can do a 60 minutes run.

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 2 KM

Time : around 14 minutes

Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : 150
Nike+iPod Chart

Blogger's block

I don't know what to post today. Blank... I'm experiencing a blogger's block.

Anyway, my notebook harddisk space is running out. I only have 2.9GB left. I manage to backup around 4GB of photos in my harddisk. I'll probably have another 10GB of photos need to be backup too. I'm copying it to DVDs and hope to delete most of the old photos in the harddisk.

While going through some of the photos, I guess I just post some photos of Syaza during her trip to KL last month with the missus.

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Win a 1GB Pendrive

As promise, I got another contest. I've been thinking these few days how should I do this contest. Here it goes.

I got this 1GB Pendrive for almost 2 months now. It was given to me. It's still in the box. I figure since I don't use it, I might as well give it away through a contest.

To enter the contest, all you need to do is to link to my blog main page from your blog main page.
I did a search through Technorati and here is the list of sites I checked which got a link to my blog. Thanks for linking me, all of them will received an extra entry into the lucky draw.

The contest deadline is this coming Sunday 29th April 2007 before 2pm. On that day, I will get the missus to draw a name from all entries and the winner will be announce on the same day.

1GB Pendrive
Package contents
  • 1 x Avixe Platinum Drive (with Dell logo)
  • 2 x Spare caps
  • 1 x Neck strap
If you do decide to join this contest. Just provide me a link and inform me thru my email, tag or comment in this post. Good luck!

ps : I you link me before this blog post and your name is not listed here. Do email me.

Softball outings

Went for breakfast at Jing Chew this morning. Met up with ber, Bruneian, Zadm, hjzul, airbiscuit and artyeo. After breakfast we head-off to JPCC to take some photos of the softball "The President's Cup" tournament. I was there till 1:40pm.

Overthere, there's a bunch of other photographers and photobloggers. Only know some of them i.e. RanoAdidas, Aku and UcingItam.

Took some photos of the games and players.

Also took photos of the umpires.
Get report updates from the man. More pictures here, here and here.

3 days run report

Below is my run report for the past 3 days.

Thursday afternoon

Back from work, the weather was cloudy and it was a cool afternoon. The temptation of lying in bed was strong. I got to force myself to go to gym for my usual run. 2KM into my run, both my lower leg felt heavy and tired. Pause for 30 seconds, stretch the lower legs and continue running. After 3KM, I decided to press the cool down button.

Location : JPMC Gym

Distance : 3 KM

Time : 21.03 minutes

Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : 200

Nike+iPod Chart
Friday afternoon

Start out slow as the day before my run wasn't so good. Also I went for a hiking trip in the morning, so I'm not sure if I got the energy to run 60 minutes. Check out my run summary below.

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 30 minutes
9.0km/h for 30 - 38 minutes
* lower legs felt heavy and tired, paused and stretch the legs then walk at 5.0km/h for 2 minutes
8.5km/h for 40 - 45 minutes
8.7km/h for 45 - 50 minutes
9.0km/h for 50 - 60 minutes
* completed 8.68KM, instead of the usual cool down speed, I continue running for another 2 minutes at 8.0km/h and completed 9.0KM.

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 9 KM

Time : 62 minutes

Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : 700

+ 3 minutes cool down period, see picture

Nike+iPod Chart

This afternoon

Today run was much better than the previous 2 days. Manage to run 60 minutes non-stop. Checkout my run summary below.

Speed against time
8.5km/h for 0 - 5 minutes
8.7km/h for 5 - 10 minutes
9.0km/h for 10 - 20 minutes
9.2km/h for 20 - 58 minutes
10.0km/h for 58 - 59.30 minutes
13.0km/h for 59.30 - 60 minutes
* completed 9.0KM in 59.39 minutes

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 9.1 KM

Time : 62 minutes

Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : 739

+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

Nike+iPod Chart

Bukit Laur

This morning I join a group of a government department under Ministry of Finance (MOF) officers, staffs and their families on a hiking trip to Bukit Laur. Bukit Laur is located at Kampong Subok and is very close to Bukit Marakucing. Actually, I only knew the existence about this hill today. The meeting point is at Simpang 339, Jalan Subok.

Briefing before the climb
Before we start our hiking or climb, we were brief by one of the “kejiranan kampong subok” member. There are 4 hills to climb and the peak is 632 metres from sea level. We were told that from the hills we would be able to see the Ministry of Finance (MOF) building. Few of the "kejiranan kampong subok" members join us and become our tour guides. Some of them were also already at the hills to put up the markers and were waiting for us.

Photo taking
Climbing the hill
View of Hill 4 peak from Hill 3
It took us around 40 minutes to reach the 4th hill. We can see MOF and DST HQ buildings, National Stadium, Parliment House, Istana Nurul Iman, Temburong, Limbang and also I was told Mt. Kinabalu (although I didn’t really see it this morning).

Ministry of Finance with DST HQ building far behind
Istana Nurul Iman
Not everybody reach the 4th hill
There is a triangulation station at the 4th hill. Hj Mohiddin briefly explain us regarding it, something like it is use by the survey department for land measurement. I look up in the internet and this is want I got from wiki.

Triangulation station
Overall the trip was fun and enjoyable. I would love to join the group again for other outings. Here's one of the video I took from the hill.


On other matter, met up with a young guy by the name Syazwan at Coffee Bean, Gadong after the hiking. Gave him his present and chat with him abit.

I also went to the gym today and yesterday for my run. Will post it up tomorrow instead.

Web icon

Notice anything new in my site? Look at the address bar and you see I put in a small photo of myself (). It's a website logo or web icon and I'm going to share how I did it.

First, you have to create the logo or icon for your site. The size is 16 x 16 pixels and should be save as a windows icon file (.ico). I use Adobe Photoshop with a plugin I got here.

Next, if you using your own web server then you can just upload the icon file to your server. As for me, I try uploading the picture to my picasa web but it wasn't possible. Luckily I can put my file at bruneiforever.com server thanks to Bruneian.

All you need to do now is to edit your html code. Here the code for mine.

<LINK HREF="http://bruneiforever.com/forum/reza/rezafaizalicon.ico" REL="SHORTCUT ICON" >

Insert the code in between <HEAD> and </HEAD> tags. I put mine right after the <HEAD> tag.

So try it out. Any problem converting your image to ".ico" or need storage to put your ".ico" file in Bruneian server just let me know or email me.

Congratulation to msyazwan of msyazwan.blogspot.com for winning my first contest. He won himself a 3D engraved crystal that I got from my trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. To msyazwan, I will send you an email.

A special thanks to those participated in the contest. Don't worry, you will get another chance. I'm going to hold another contest soon.

The missus picking the winner

This is for my personal bookmark. However, you all can use the tips below.

As you can see on the sidebar of this blog, I'm able to list down the most recent Posts and Comments along with it's relevant details. The great thing about this is, there's no script to install or javascript involved. It can be easily done just by using Blogger widget feature.
  1. First before you start, you'll need to find out your Blogger's Posts feed and Comments feed.
    where * represents your blog.
  2. Next, log in to your blogger account.
  3. On the dashboard under your blog title, click "Layout"
  4. Once your blog layout appears, click "Add a page element" on your sidebar.
  5. Choose "Feed" and add to blog.
  6. Insert your Posts or Comments feed into "Feed URL".
  7. Customise your settings:
    e.g. Title: Recent Posts/Comments
I got this tips from here.

Empire cinema movie goers. Here's the movie schedules from 18th to 25th April 2007. Click to enlarge.
19 to 25th April 2007
18th April 2007
Telephone : 2417977

The Daily Brunei Resources have always been one of my favorite blog to visit. In fact, I've been reading his posts everyday ever since I started blogging last December. I'm really impressed with his writing and how he can post everyday especially those related to Brunei history. It comes to a surprise when I visited his blog and see that he decided to stop the blog.

Anyway, I do respect his decision, it's not easy doing a blog post everyday as what he did for the last 2 years. Personally, I've gain more knowledge regarding Brunei and the histories from his blog.

Thank you Mr BR (photo taken from here)

The Daily Brunei Resources (Defunct)

Not bad

Went to gym with the missus before lunch hour today. Not sure if I can do a one hour run, so I decided to maintain a steady pace. Checkout my run summary below.

Speed against time
9.0km/h for 0 - 15 minutes
9.2km/h for 15 - 40 minutes
9.0km/h for 40 - 60 minutes
* completed 9KM at 59.21

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 9.10 KM
Time : 60 minutes

Inclination : 1.0

Calories burn : 739

+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

Nike+iPod Chart
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Rest or run

I have not been feeling well since Tuesday. That's why I didn't run for 4 days. I'm not 100% well yet, however I do miss my run. Decided to go to gym this afternoon and see what happen. I don't think I can run fast so I decided to run at a comfortable pace. After 3KM of running I felt my energy is not there yet. Decided to just do a 5KM run. Checkout my run summary below.

Speed against time
9.0km/h for 0 - 33.21 minutes

* at least I know now how long it takes to run 5KM @ 9.0km/h pace

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 5.0 KM
Time : 33.21 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 406

+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

I forgot to bring the Nike+iPod adapter for the iPod. So no Nike+iPod chart for today.

what the doctor gave me

My first contest

Ok! It's time for my first contest. I'm planning to do several contest and give away stuffs. For my first contest, I'm going to give away this cool prize. It's a 3D engraved crystal I got from my trip to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam last week.

To enter, all you need to do is join Reza Faizal dot Com MyBlogLog community. I currently have 5 members joined the community. This 5 members will received an extra entry into the lucky draw.

The contest deadline is this coming Wednesday 18th April 2007 before 2pm. On that day, I will get the missus to draw a name from all entries and the winner will be announce on the same day.

Good luck!

3D engraved crystal from Vietnam

Canon EOS 20D : Sold

Bruneian Canon EOS 20D sold. Checkout other items for sale.

Thank you.

My new blog template

I feel bored looking at my old blog design. I've been thinking of changing back from 3 columns template to 2 columns for almost 3 weeks now. Then I saw Simpur Blogging Nation blog 2 days back. It hit me, that's the template I want to change too. I downloaded the template code here. Now I'm in the process of editing the "html" code and putting back the previous "page elements" I got.

My old blog design
I've got long way to go! Ok.... back to my "html" editing.

iLotus Dinner

I guess I got to work on my new blog redesign tomorrow. Anyway, had a very nice dinner tonight at iLotus courtesy of the missus uncle for celebrating his work retirement starting tomorrow.

Thanks to Bruneian for taking our family photos tonight.

Hjh Aminah families
[photo by Bruneian]

Blog redesign

I'm getting bored with my blog design. I'm thinking to change it back to 2 columns blog template. The challenge for me is how to squeeze in all the "Page Elements" I got here into one column.

Ok... will continue to work on it later. First, need to go off for a dinner invitation.

Yesterday run

Yesterday I took a day off from work. I went to gym earlier around 3:30pm. Had a good run yesterday eventhough felt abit tired. SirT brother was running on the treadmill on my right side and Bruneian was walking & running on my left side. SirT brother completed 12KM in 65 minutes (amazing!!!!). Bruneian did a 30 minutes walk and run around 3KM (good progress). Checkout my run summary below.

Speed against time
8.9km/h for 0 - 5 minutes
9.3km/h for 5 - 10 minutes

9.6km/h for 10 - 15 minutes
9.8km/h for 15 - 38.30 minutes
7.0km/h for 38.30 - 40 minutes
9.3km/h for 40 - 45 minutes
9.6km/h for 45 - 58 minutes
11.1km/h for 58 - 59 minutes
* completed 9KM in 58.20 minutes
12.2km/h for 59 - 60 minutes

Location : JPMC Gym
Distance : 9.37 KM
Time : 60 minutes
Inclination : 1.0
Calories burn : 730
+ 5 minutes cool down period, see picture

Nike+iPod Chart