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Friday, 01 October 2010 16:30

Press Release

 

B2.0: Borneo Bloggers + New Media Gathering & Dialogue 

Kota Kinabalu, 1stOctober 2010: Bloggers and new media practitioners from Borneo Island and South East Asia Region will have their first meet up for networking and dialogue session on 29th to 30th October 2010, held at 1Borneo Grand Ballroom, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

The event dubbed as B2.0 Borneo Bloggers + New Media Dialogue will be a social gathering that focuses on networking, collaboration & dialogue on case studies, ideas, trends, best practices and issues relating to bloggers and new media in Borneo as well as the South East Asia region.

Featured presentations and dialogues include The Power of Blogging and Social Media, The Regional Blogosphere of Borneo - challenges and opportunities, Social Engagement Through Social Media, Pooling / Aggregation of Knowledge, Collaborative Marketing Initiative, Blog Monetization, Web Advertising, Web Start Ups and Social Media Capabilities.

B2.0 features local and international speakers to assist in the creative dialogue and case studies. The experienced speakers include Azrul Rahim - highly regarded Joomla commercial developer, Rob Angeles (founder & Author of Social Media Philippines), Eddie Law (founder of eLawyer.com and LawEddie.com), Yan Phun (founder of FlickEvents Singapore), Addy Kho (E-Commerce and marketing expert), Reeda Malik (founder of anakbrunei.org), and many more.

Organized by BorneoColours.com, an independent new media and community portal for Borneo Island, houses Bornean online communities from Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and the international community.  The organizer plans to have B2.0 Dialogue as a yearly platform for creative and positive discussion, and most importantly an avenue to help participants build networks and regional collaboration.

A welcoming dinner and preview dialogue will also be held in conjunction with the Sabahan Bloggers Gathering 2010 on 28th October 2010 from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., hosted by the Sabahan Bloggers Community, sponsored by Imperial International Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

For further updates and ticket purchase, please visit www.borneocolours.com/b2.0 

Friday, 24 September 2010 16:25
Hey Readers! I have been getting a lot of questions about how the iReport for CNN came to be. For those not yet familiar with the iReport, it is the user generated section of CNN, where people submit articles, photographs, audio and / or video of things happening from their corner of the world. I found out about the iReport back in June 2010, and in July 2010 I 'signed up' - no profile info, just an email address for their activation code. Submitting an iReport has been on my list of to-do's since then, but I just had not gotten around to it.
 
And then, on the morning of 15th September 2010, I received the following tweet: 

CNN iReportHi @BruneiTweet, CNN iReport is looking for stories from every country in the world and we'd like to hear from Brunei. #globalchallenge - 15th September 2010

 
My initial reaction was a mixture of happiness and nervousness (among other things!)...I mean, it's not everyday you get a Tweet from CNN (!). I responded:

BruneiTweet@cnnireport Brilliant! I'm in. 8) - 15th September 2010

 
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.

People.

~ 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!

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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.