Monday, December 15, 2008


This week wedding coverage was between Momtazah and Ramly. I did’nt take any video; only a few still shots for this blog kos we’re the host. We assigned professional photographers to do the task. Good photography needs concentration. Not just aiming at subject and click.

What's this ? A group of photographers were aiming through their viewfinders the same subject; an outdoor location photographing of a just married couple..

This is the subject. While other members got ready with their SLR (with different lences) this two did the directing. They made use of with natural lighting to get a nice effect.

As stated in their T shirt, the 5 photographers did their best to cover the special occasion .

This was a long shot view of the location. One stood on a high angle while others waited for the best composure.

Action ! With motorise snap, u could capture roll of different actions per second.

Tenang-tenang atas pelamin; Mumtadzah and Ramly.

One of the guests. Tak teringin kahwin cepatkah ?

All wearing black. Black doesn't mean dull but happiness. Lagi keluarga dan teman-teman pengantin.

This guest is from Nigeria, Felix. He had a chance to see the Brunei wedding. Seeing the wedding stage he whisper, what's the big candle for.....? A big banner was put up for guests to sign up their greetings.


What's ur option when nothing to do during school holidays or during work break. Going ke cafe pun malas. Apa lagi untuk jalan-jalan ke overseas. U could join various workshops. My son joined Science Camp organised by OGDC Seria recently. Kalau blank, ur nearest friend is lap top. U could organise gathering at the simplest place; dapor. So long u've ur laptop connected.

This sort of camping/workshop tought u to be berdikari mentally and phyically. It's tough but once u pass the test u feel confidient.

Play the game, challange your mate or just surf the Internet. This 's the trend among ypungsters nowadays. LT is so cheap compared to the price years back.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


What is December means to U
Holiday abroad ?
Relieve after exam ?
Wedding ?
For me, more video and photo assignments. Last week I completed two couples' wedding coverages in Kampung Air; the majlis perkahwinan son and daughter of Pengarah Haji Brahim/Momin. The father is working with Jabatan Adat Istiadat. No wonder we could see the wedding sequence was done gracefully. For example during akad nikah. The Dian Empat were lighted (di tunu) oleh empat awang-awang. Its like orang kena sampiri gelaran.

Happy couple Mohd Azim Pengarah Haji Brahim and Nur Erna Haji Ali.

Photo taking with orang muda-muda .

Eh bahapa kamu ani. Kenapa tia di perabuti ? Mana lakinya ?

Matching in pink Dayang Norzanah Pengarah Haji Brahim and husband Hasrin Awang Mayasin.

Pahawai kecil, complete with their colourful costumes

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


A news piece from TV Brunei said 9 production houses were successfully selected for the production of drama swasta. Congratulations. Of course the dramas would be going along with selected scripts. Acting Director said most scripts were good but none achieved excellence.

I submitted 4 this year. None was selected. I download some of the comments from the “professional” juri selecting the scripts…

“Dari segi penulisan skrip drama televisyen penulis ini nampaknya mempunyai sedikit pengetahuan. Jika skrip ini diterima oleh penerbit, dia terpaksa melakukan banyak perkara sebelum ceritanya dapat ditatap oleh penonton di kaca televisyen…”

Well, I had 30 years experience in TV production including co production dramas with neighbouring TV stations.. That did not seem to be enough….

“Penulis nampaknya kurang menitikberatkan bahasa terutamanya daripada segi struktur ayat dan ejaan. Daripada struktur ayat, kelemahannya nampak ketara dalam huraian cerita/sinopsis dalam setiap episod. Ejaannya pula di sana sini banyak yang salah dan pemilihan diksi yang tidak sesuai…”

Reading this comments I was wondering weather to write dailogs in standard Malay or according to the watak. I don’t even know the meaning of “diksi” in this context.. My knowledge may not be reaching the language standard of the juri. Gimanapun, my drama script was not a rencana …..

I've good relationship with Regalblue. Two of my series (Woksyop and Woksyop II) of 26 episodes were produced by them. So do my relation with Shahrimas Production, Redone Production, Malek Faizal Production, Hadiyul Production and a few more. They had transfered my scripts into visual before. This year tak ada....... see comments. (above)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Something funny that made Ema had a big laugh. Poster tebalik ! Everybody giving their hand to make the Album launching asuccess.

Nah, c Sabree and gangs

I received SMS inviting me to attend the launching of Pelangi FM’s Rentak 914 Volume III at the Mall on 7 Dec. The time 1.45pm, was clash with another function which I agree to attend. So I came late to the Pelangi function. It took me nearly half an hour circling the parking lots and almost give up when a car just went out right in front of mine.

The Mall was still crowded with young people. The launching attracted youngsters especially at this time of school holidays.

The album contains 17 of the country’s popular songs which were short-listed based on airplay and request figures. The artists also performed their respective songs featured in the album.

While big groups were entertained by the compilation artists on the specially made stage, others just hanging around taking pix with their favourite Pelangi DJs

Monday, December 8, 2008

Qurban ritual 2008M/1429H

Almost 3 million people perform the Haj this year 1429H including a few hundred from Brunei Darussalam. Despite the global financial crisis, Muslim communities around the world have answered the call to perform the haj pilgrimage to the holy land Mekah. “Don’t be afraid if it that is what Allah commands, it’s our obligation to perform it “ HM The Sultan said in His Majesty Hariraya Aidiladha titah.

Muslim are encouraged to perform the Qurban ritual on Hariraya Aidil Adha. According to the monarch the slaughtered meat should be distributed according to the Islamic teaching. While it is allowed to distribute to the rich, the priority should be given to those who are less fortunate.

I had a chance to witness the process of Qurban right from catching the buffalo, memayuk kaki kerbau hingga rebah , then slaughtering. This is the next process; menyisi daging.

You need an expert to do the process. Otherwise you cut the unnecessary part. This is the stomoch. Don't puncture it to ovoid the dung spreading into the meat part.

It looks easy but manually you need at least one hour and half to cut and weigh the meat before distribution.

After a day hard job. Everybody enjoy the food. You want soup tulang, rendang, curry, daging bakar. Its you own choice. After that you check your blood pressure and chelestrol !