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Smarter Talent Show 2007


  1. wow...nice and good job. Thanks for supporting us.

  2. Baru and indeed very good job quality...juz meet you an hour ago, once i arrived home it's already in.

  3. Pray for our special children, they are also our future generation and they have right to live in this challenging world...

  4. Smartermum: You are the one who should be given the credits as well for giving your kids a chance in this challenging world. It is not easy and my heart goes out to all SMARTER parents out there! Also not forgetting to the therapists and teachers at the centre.

    Looking forward to the next event, the conference in Sept.

  5. Semuanya adalah anugerah dari yang Maha Isa, we love our children very much no matter how hard it is to handle them and it makes us a better person who can face the challenge.

    Next event will be the conference in sept, hope to see more public supports and you will see the reality of having autistic children.

    Thanks to everyone who understand us especially to the blog's owner who are very supporting and have time to spend. may Allah bless you all.

  6. In fact Anak Brunei and family not only spent time but also effort and money to support SMARTER! Cant thank them enough...sometimes...friends are more supportive than own families...

  7. smartermum: thank you for your kind words. I agree with Jeeds 100%. Hats off to you for being there for your kids 24/7 :) I will be sure to cover the September event. Insyallah.

    saralisa: thank you and it has been our pleasure to help in any way we can.


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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...

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Body scrub, Brunei Stylie...

Attended a friend's bedak mandi (pre-wedding ceremony which involves a blessing by close family elders and a cleansing body-scrub) ceremony this afternoon and it brought back memories of my own bedak mandi all those years ago. What fun, a free body scrub performed by several family members, watched by even more family members! More pics here.
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.

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