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Written by Delwin Keasberry Thursday, 21 July 2011 00:00

Generally speaking, we are creatures of habit, going back to that which is familiar to us. So what moves us to try out different things? These may include a different fragrance, a new mobile application, a start-up supplier, "the competition", a rebranded restaurant. Look around you at this very moment. Most likely you will have a number of logos staring back at you. For me, I see a Dell flatscreen monitor, a moleskine black book, an Epson printer, a Casio G-Shock, speakers by Logitech, a mouse by Acer, a smartphone by HTC. What led me to connect with these brands? What led you to the brands you use? Do newspaper, radio and television advertisements move you? Messages or comments from your social networks? Endorsements by a celebrity? Or maybe you "just wanted to try something different".

So here I am, writing about The Brunei Hotel's Choices Restaurant. Of course, the intention is that the next few moments of your time and my time will motivate you enough to make a visit to Choices...either for the first time or for a revisit. Like any good write-up, photographs have been included.


Written by Delwin Keasberry Wednesday, 08 June 2011 01:15

Sometimes all you need is to be at the right place at the right time. Photographs taken with the Nexus S.


Written by Delwin Keasberry Saturday, 04 June 2011 14:15

Greetings Readers! On Saturday 29th May 2011, the Waterfront in Bandar Seri Begawan was relaunched. Throngs made their way to the Capital for the opening of the revamped Waterfront which is located by the historical Customs Building in Bandar Seri Begawan, sitting across from Kampong Ayer. Also, Sunday 29th May 2011 saw a Jazz Festival co-hosted by Alliance Francaise which featured local talents Feez Madea, Fakhrul Razi, Sam Siren and others who entertained the crowds and local fans.

I was unable to attend neither the event nor the festivities surrounding it, but many folks from the Bruneian Twitterverse did. From the tweets across the last weekend of May 2011, the events were well attended and the music was much appreciated.

Readers, if you have photographs from local or international events and would like to share them with the world through my blog, I would love to hear from you. Reach me here.

And oh, did I mention there were fireworks?

Photograph by @Anehff9


Written by Delwin Keasberry Saturday, 16 April 2011 19:46

Greetings Readers! I had lunch at Thien Thien's Gadong branch today. I usually ask for a lemon-ping, an order of chicken rice and a bowl of their ngau-lam / beef brisket soup. For us locals, Thien Thien needs no introduction. For those of you who have never been, I dare say just ask anyone in Brunei and the person could point you in the right direction. Thien Thien Restaurant is known for their chicken rice. Known.

Ah yes, chicken rice. Such a humble dish, yet so simple, yet so darn tasty if done properly. And oh, chicken rice AND chilli at the same time? Mmm mmm mmm. 8) And here's the thing that amazes me. Today, as I sat there eating, I ran through a list of marketing questions in my mind. Do they have any fancy schmancy gimmick? No. Do they have a catchy tag line? No. Have I ever seen a Thien Thien advertisement in the papers? No. Is there anything special about their decor? No. Do I know the history behind Thien Thien? Have I ever had an in depth chat with the management there? Do I know why they chose the name 'Thien Thien'? Do I know the cooking mechanics that go into preparing a plate of their famous chicken rice? Are they on Twitter? No, No, No, No and No.

However, these I do know - I have been eating Thien Thien's chicken rice since I was a kid. Their service is fast and unassuming. Most, if not all Bruneians overseas miss eating Thien Thien's chicken rice or could tell you about Thien Thien. The food there is affordable. Perhaps above all else, their chicken rice always tastes great, be it at their Gadong, Kiulap or Seri branch. Always? Always.

Taste and see for yourselves.

Big Love!

My order and the general table layout


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