Oi! Bajingan!

The grass is greener on the other side

padis.jpgIf you’ve read my previous post I’m sure u know that I went to Temburong this morning to visit my brother…. i knw I said i was gonna have an early night but i ended up sleeping at around 2:30 or so.. so I only had 3 hours of sleep…Kalat wah mata ku che. But along the way, I got to see a side of Brunei which i have never seen before such as urang ‘be-padi’ dengan kerbau-kerbaunya. I even managed to blurt out one of my one-liners during a moment of silence in the car, where out of the blue i said, ‘nyaman tu eh kalau d makan..*pointing at a kerbau*’ hahaha! What can i say, I love to eat.. 🙂  It was my 2nd trip to Temburong EVER…but this time, i got to really ‘see’ the district…Honestly, it felt like a different country but nevertheless, it was a great previlege to be able to see ‘another’ side of Brunei for a change 🙂

*updated* As pointed out by Abiya, I also got the chance to get a taste of ‘martabak daging’ and ‘roti kosong’ Temburong..and the verdict…nya mummy..”nyaman eh.. rangup”.. and as they say, mums know best..


I suppose the only hassle to the trip was having to go around Limbang and go through the long immigration ques. It’s about time, in fact it is long overdue, that the government approve of the construction of a bridge which links Bandar and Temburong for the convenience of the public. Correct me if I’m wrong, but if I’m not mistaken a plan has been proposed between Malaysia and Brunei for a trans-Borneo highway which is definately a good proposal and benificial for establishing closer ties beween the two countries. But I believe that linking Bandar and Temburong should be a priority. I’m sure the government body responsible have put this ‘issue’ as one of their main development agendas and I don’t know if it’s a problem of unresolved border issues between Malaysia and Brunei or the lack of government budget, but whatever it is, I hope that it will be resolved soon.


I just finished watching one of the ‘Sundel Bolong’ movies entitled ‘Malam Jumaat Kliwon’….put simply, it was soooo bad that it was good and it was hilarious in a manner where it wasn’t intended to be funny, tapi cali jua… u knw wat i mean? or abis bekulut-kulut dah explanation ku atu? haha…there were several funny moments in the film where I just had to go… ‘wat daaaa~ cali jua cerita lama2 ani eh..hahaha’. For instance, there was this one scene and probably the scariest visually throughout the movie where ‘she’ was ‘berayun’ while humming to a creepy tune, and a guy approaches her and says….‘kok, ada cewek cakep d sini..’ .. I mean, c’mon maan!!! Didn’t the long hair, the pale face and the dress give it away! But despite its cheap ass production, mbari kambang bulu jua..~ hahah

And the verdict is…

sh.jpg…..Guilty. After several months of trial for ‘crimes against humanity’, Saddam Hussein was sentenced to hang by the Iraqi High Tribunal in Baghdad on Sunday (5th of November). The former Iraqi president and several other defendants were facing charges stemming from a 1982 massacre in the Shiite town of Dujail, which Hussein ordered in retaliation for a failed assassination attempt. As it was announced by chief judge Raouf Rasheed Abdul Rahman, Hussein tried to yell over him, “God is great,” “Down with the conquerors,” “You are the enemies against humanity” and “Long live the people and death to their enemies.” Saddam’s half brother and former intelligence chief Barzan Ibrahim, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of the former Revolutionary Court, were sentenced to join Saddam on the gallows for the Dujail killings after an unsuccessful assassination attempt during a Saddam visit to the city 35 miles north of Baghdad. Reaction in Iraq ranged from celebration to protetsts, whereby the crowd chanted “Saddam, we will give our blood for you,” in his hometown of Tikrit according to Reuters.

While the Iraqi Prime Minister and the US Ambassador to Iraq have both given an optimistic response with regards to recontructing and moving the country forward with Saddam out of the way – apologies with my ‘amateurish’ analysis – but I personally believe that this is merely a ‘diplomatic’ means of bullshitting. Afterall, it is easier said than done. With the ongoing insurgency attacks and the further division of the Iraqi people, which is likely to worsen after the recent verdict, the stability and future of Iraq is still a blur at this stage. May God have mercy on him.

Ipod Shuffle v.2 Review

I posted an entry on the 2nd generation of the Ipod Shuffle a couple of weeks back and here is the review. As you can tell by simply looking at it, appearance-wise, the new shuffle is more compact in size and comes in a sleek, brushed silver look as compared to its predecessor which had a “stick of gum” design. One reviewer asserted that despite its small design, the buttons on the iPod shuffle are just about the right size and punching the buttons was not a problem. In terms of its sound quality, the 2nd gen manages to inherit all the amazing sound quality of its bigger siblings and condense it down into a tiny, microamazing package. But to experience its full potential, getting a good set of headphones other than the ones included is recommended. One of the significant changes was the inclusion of a tiny dock-dongle to charge and synchronize music. I suppose, unlike the the 1st gen which had the embedded  USB connector, the requirement of a dock for the 2nd gen shuffle to charge and upload music is its main downfall as you would have to bring along the dock with you and risk losing it. But other than that, it sure looks neat.. 🙂


photos courtesy of i4u


One Response to “Oi! Bajingan!”

  1. Abiya Says:

    Hehe…. u did not mention about u eating martabak daging….. “nyaman eh… rangup” nya mami. k… keep up the work. Update me with ur latest events at home. kim salam semua d umah..

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