Sunday, 31 July 2011

Cousin Nazrah's birthday party

31st August 2011

Our cousin, Nazrah, actually celebrates her birthday on August 11th every year. However, since we are welcoming the fasting month very soon, Ngangah decided to have the party in advance for her beloved daughter. The event was held last night at Sugar Bun Manggis.

Here are some pictures taken last night:

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all Muslims

Ramadhan Mubarak!

May this holy month bring forgiveness, happiness and all the great things Allah has to offer. Happy fasting everyone.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Our night out in Bandar Seri Begawan

27th July 2011

As is the tradition every year, during the celebration of His Majesty's birthday, stalls are put up in the heart of Bandar Seri Begawan offering various things on sale. In Brunei, we always refer to this as "perayaan".

We had dinner at one of the open-air restaurants, and then took a short walk around and went home. Hehehe... we couldn't spend a long time on our feet since mummy is pregnant. The night was short and sweet, nonetheless.

Monday, 25 July 2011

Ballerina Safiya

25th July 2011

We did mention in the previous post that Safiya had performed at the private birthday dinner for His Majesty The Sultan. Safiya actually performed two routine together with her dance group (one of whom is Her Royal Highness Princess Ameerah), i.e. ballet and hip-hop.

As a sign of respect to the hosts, we decide not to publish pictures taken during the event. However, here are some pictures of Safiya taken at home as soon as mummy finished doing her hair, and backstage when Safiya was getting ready to perform her ballet dance.

Safiya was definitely happy becoming a ballerina for a night!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Too good to be true

24th July 2011

In conjunction with His Majesty The Sultan's birthday celebration this year, Safiya was among the lucky few chosen to perform at His Majesty's private dinner presented by the royal family last night.

When attending a full rehearsal the day before, mummy brought me along so that I could have a glimpse at the performances (since seats were limited only for Safiya and my parents at the actual event). I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw a familiar face on stage... it's Maher Zain! Our family have been admiring the famous singer for quite sometime. His Islamic-themed songs capture our hearts everytime we hear them.

I immediately said to mummy, "I can't believe a real singer is in front of me!". Nevertheless, mummy didn't get me at first since she was busy helping Safiya change into her dancing costumes. I think it was only when I repeated my words the third time that mummy realised who I was talking about.

It took me a while to finally get the courage to come up to my favourite singer and asked to take pictures with him. Oh, I was sooooo excited!

Of course, being a fan himself, daddy caught up with Maher Zain backstage during the main event and snapped a photo as well.

We love you, Maher Zain!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Safwan at the tailor shop

17th July 2011

Hehehe... Just want to share pictures of our brother at the tailor shop, in preparation for Hari Raya next September. Being happy as always, he even made the tailor smile.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Nini Laki turns 60

16th July 2011

Today our grandfather turns 60. We surprised him with a birthday cake when we showed up at Pengkalan Batu in the morning. Mummy also made some wet noodles as a special breakfast on this special day.

Happy Birthday Nini Laki!

Friday, 15 July 2011

Happy Birthday Your Majesty

15th July 2011

Abis Hamba Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik menyembahkan
ucapan tahniah sempena sambutan Ulang Tahun Hari Keputeraan
Yang Ke-65

Dirgahayu Kebawah Duli Tuan Patik

Saturday, 9 July 2011

3rd BRID EX 2011

9th July 2011

In the morning today, we spent quite some time under the hot sun. Daddy brought Safiya and I to visit the 3rd Brunei Darussalam International Defence Exhibition (BRID EX) in Jerudong. Mummy didn't come along since it's a Saturday.

Since the exhibition started a couple of days ago, we have been surprised by the sounds of jets from home. We could also see them from the balcony of our home ~ perhaps the benefit of living close to Jerudong. As such, when daddy told us that we were going to the exhibition itself, we were extremely happy and excited. It was definitely a great experience for us having a close view of defence gadgets ranging from helicopters, jets, tanks, weapons and lots more.

Congratulations to the organisers of this year's exhibition and we will definitely wait for more amazing displays and shows next time around!

Thursday, 7 July 2011

A long school holiday

7th July 2011

Today was our last day of school before our long "summer holiday" and we'll be spending lots of time at home until school reopens a week after Hari Raya. We wonder what we'll be doing these two long months?

P/S: A birthday shout out to Machar who turns 34 today. Happy birthday!