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(Not so) Early morning at the Mall

Finally used the breakfast voucher from Rizqun International which I won from Tina two weeks ago. I was greeted (without any greeting) by a bored, expressionless service staff who just took my voucher and told me to sit. The spread was pretty typical for hotel breakfast buffets. I thought the nasi lemak was pretty good, especially the rendang chicken. I topped it off with a glass of orange juice and a tub of healthy yoghurt.

As I exited the Rizqun Coffeehouse, the atrium of the mall was buzzing with people setting up for the second day of Baiduri Expo 2007. Quite a number of Baiduri booths offering everything from financial planning services, retail loans, credit cards and much more. And it looks like they have lots of fun activities planned for the next few days! More about the expo at the gangsta's site.

There were booths selling tech gear which is always the first thing that comes up on my radar. Everything from plasma TVs to the latest home theatre systems were on offer. Good prices too! I was in a rush this morning but I will pop in again later today or tomorrow to have a closer look.


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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...

-- The Brunei Times