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Thursday, 23 September 2010 18:28

Brunei celebrates Teacher’s Day today – 23rd September 2010. I wiki’ed this to get a bit more info about the origins, and found out that we celebrate it today to remember and to commemorate the birth date of the 28th Sultan of Brunei - the late Omar Ali Saifuddien III, also known as the 'Architect of Modern Brunei'.

In theme with the day, I thought about my old school in Seria. Now, when I say old, what I mean is that I was there from Kindy right up to Secondary 5 in 1997. Yup – 1997; mIRC was cool, Roller Blading was phasing out, and Spiceworld (ha!) hit the big screens. What a year. But anyways...which school did I go to?

St. Margaret’s School, Seria. Some memories from my schooling days - setting up the mini-podium and hooking up the megaphone for morning assemblies, Tug-of-War at the annual Sports Day, and of course, chilling at the tuck-shop. But perhaps more importantly, I remember a lot of my teachers - Mr Mohan, Mrs Abraham, Ms Wee, Mr Singam, Mrs Ravi, Cikgu Hasnah, etc etc etc. Ahhh, good days. Funny how you only miss school days when you are no longer there.

Here's to you, Teacher. Past, present or future, thank you.

  Pictures sourced from the St. Margaret's School Facebook Group

Who dares to teach must never cease to learn. ~ J Dana

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. ~ H Adams

Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions. ~ Unknown

Monday, 20 September 2010 19:14

There is a wonderful too.Without it there would be no wheel, no trips to the moon and no internet.Chances are you use one or more in your organisation. Keep it sharp and yourbusiness will prosper. Neglect it at your own risk.


~ quote from Leadership Management Australasia

Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:35

Hey Readers! Lots of questions coming back about the mini-projek I tweeted about this morning. The idea is that I will be putting together a special article called "A Day in the Life of a Bruneian" to showcase the best of Bruneian life and living. And as usual, this projek involves YOU! How? Tweet back photopgrahs throughout your day of where you are, things that you see, what you are eating, etc to @BruneITweet.

Here are the instructions and answers to some frequently asked questions so far:

  • if possible, preferably pictures from today - Thursday, 16th September 2010.
  • This involves YOU too Bruneian tweeps outside of Brunei, i.e. in Australia, the UK, etc etc.
  • It does not matter which twitter picture client you use - can be twitpic, yfrog, owly, plixi, etc.
  • IMPORTANT: Submissions close by 8.00 p.m. Bruneian local time.
  • You DO have time, so DON'T RUSH your shots! Try plan your shoots to showcase the best of Bruneian life and living.
  • NOTE: I will be crediting YOU in all the pictures so don't worry - I will not be taking credit for your hard work! In other words, by tweeting back pictures and participating in this projek, you have agreed to let me use your pictures for this special article.
  • Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

May this Hari Raya mark the start of new beginnings for you.

The best is yet to come!

Big Love & Blessings,


Friday, 03 September 2010 19:32
 Hey Readers! I have been listening to 'Heroes' over the last few days. This song was written by David Bowie and Brian Eno back in 1977. It is arguably one of Bowie's most covered songs. It made me think. If we could be Heroes...just for one day, what would we do, and who would be want to be. So, this morning I tweeted: 

BruneiTweetPeeps, if you could be a superhero, WHO would you be and WHY. #Brunei #funfriday 8)


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About the Editor

new about me profI am a born and bred Bruneian who lived and worked in Australia for over 10 years. I am now based in Brunei. Having spent time away from Brunei, I have learnt that, to know a country is to know the people. To truly appreciate a new place is to see it through their eyes, to listen to their stories, to taste, smell, do and feel as they do.

Everyone has a Story, and this blog - Projek Brunei, features the stories, music, photography and art of locals and of people who have lived or worked in Brunei before. Join me on this project, a project to discover and rediscover this country they call the Abode of Peace, the Heart of Borneo, this place they call the Kingdom of Unexpected Treasures...through the stories of the People.

You may know me by my online moniker, @BruneiTweet. I created BruneiTweet in 2009, and currently (October 2016), I have over 30,000 followers. I am passionate about community, and use social media to connect with people - both on and offline.

I have an MBA, a keen interest in business-development and marketing, and I am a three-time TEDx speaker. I believe in the power of social media and collaboration. I have worked alongside corporate organisations on various community projects. Some highlights from my journey to date: In 2011, I co-organised Twestival Brunei to raise awareness and funds for Brunei’s Child Development Centre. That year I also organised Convergence, Brunei’s first youth led leadership forum. In 2012, I co-organised Movember to raise awareness on men's health issues. In 2013, I participated at various forums including Brunei's National Environment Conference and the ASEAN Social Media Exchange in Thailand. In 2014, I was selected to represent Brunei at the Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Programme. In 2015, I was involved as a panel moderator in an International Women's Day event, and was invited to speak at the Green Leaders Eco-Camp in Brunei about using social media with purpose.
But enough about me.

If you have something interesting to share with the rest of the world about Brunei or are interested in being featured on ProjekBrunei, reach me here or email me at bruneitweet@gmail.com.

I would love to hear your side of the story.

You, You and You

Something interesting to share with the rest of the world about Brunei? Interested in being featured on ProjekBrunei.com? Reach me here.