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To move or not to move...


  1. jgn tah relocate. on the other hand, y do u wanna relocate? is wordpress better den blogspot? what sense?

  2. Honestly, I like the move. Cleaner, more professional-looking, and faster to load. :) Commenting is also made easy and ultra painless because all info is auto-remember.

    Just my cuppa. I find Wordpress easier to use and my blog is definitely in a much better state when using Wordpress (less spam, especially)j. Why don't you try it for a month then, decide what you think?

  3. but why? This is anak brunei's Ommm. Eh salah, Home..

  4. Why would you wana relocate?

  5. I'm thinking of moving there too.

    Though, still getting used to the kinks of WP and learning CSS to make modifications to templates easier.

    But maybe, just reserve address and import posts from here to there for now?

  6. I'd move if I can import my archives.

  7. blogspot is good, never tried wordpress though. But I'll stick with blogdrive, perhaps the only one using blogdrive hehe

  8. After playing with Wordpress over the last few days, I find that it is certainly more powerful and versatile but I've decided to stick with Blogger for now :)

  9. oh, that's too bad but I say move.


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... In the past, hadrah was only performed during weddings, but now it is performed in open events, to greet honoured guests and more significantly to signal the arrival of His Majesty in various events...

... Brunei youths nowadays have done well in preserving the heritage and have even enhanced it. Back then, competition involved only beating of drums and chanting. But now performances are choreographed to make it more attractive and interesting...

... hadrah could be further promoted in Brunei if there is a national association of hadrah set up. "We have a national team for silat and gasing (top spinning), but not for hadrah. We cannot just rely on mukim and schools to promote the activity, it has to be done at a national level...

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Short rant:During the Microsoft Vista launch, both of us went in "business attire" as stated in the invitation. While trying to photograph the guest of honour, I was approached by one of the more seasoned photographers who asked me where I was from. I said I was an invited guest who happened to bring my camera.

This is what he said to me, "Mana baju kot mu? Kalau jemputan duduk saja. Kalau mau buleh pulang ku panggil AO ni untuk membawa kau keluar." Yes, very Bruneian indeed matey. You could have just told me that its a requirement for photographers to wear a suit in the presence of royalty. No need to bite my head off.