Monday, April 26, 2010

What We Can Do On Friday & Sunday's Morning

It's been a while that I didn't wake up early during the school off-day on Friday and Sunday.

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That is because I'd been sleeping like a sleeping pig for all these while!

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It's the school off-day, why not take a rest? Why wake up so early in the morning plus WHAT can we do in the early morning?

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There is a proverb saying "The early bird gets the earthworms". Waking early won't bring any loss because by waking up early, we get extra few hours time to do what we want. Within hours, there are a lot of things can be done like going out for morning breakfast with the loves on or having a healthy lifestyle by going for a jog or a hike.

And here's another option that we can do.

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Visit the Tamu Kianggeh!

A lot of people has choose to be sleeping beauty or sleeping macho AND has miss one of the wonderful happening in Brunei Darussalam.

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A market that has become a tradition and part of the culture of Brunei Darussalam.

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Friday & Sunday would be the busiest day throughout the week because it is the off-day of the working class that auntie-aunties and uncles-uncles would buy the vegetables, fruits and meats to refill their refrigerator.

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It is part of the tradition which during the old days, the peoples live in the water villages that use their boat to sells their products that are known as the "PADIAN". As time passes by, Brunei had move into the modern era that Government built this Tamu for the PADIAN which are more convenient for them and the people.

And the picture above is the water taxi.

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Some have been in the business for decades that all these routines have become part of them. It is time that they can have their rest and enjoy their life but they still wake up early every morning to open the stall. It is them that preserve the tradition. It is the people around, friends around and the feels that make them stay. Something that money could not buy, something that we teenagers may not understand.

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Tamu Kianggeh is one place that definitely can promote Brunei Darussalam. By just walking a round in the Tamu, we can understand lots of things about Brunei. Its culture, traditions, peoples, lifestyles, delicacies, products and etc. That is because everything are originally come from the local peoples.

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Instead of selling the import rice, beras wangi or beras siam. In tamu, people sells the rice that they grow by themselves.

It is hard to find local handicraft products these day because every where we see these, "Made In China"!!!

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But in Tamu Kianggeh, mostly everything is Made In Brunei.

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And the animals are made in Brunei too!!!

"The early bird gets the earthworms", by waking up early to go to the Tamu we can buy things that are...

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FRESH!!!

Business hours are flexible which the stall owners can go back once their things are sold out that some stalls are open for business only for few hours. We not only going to miss the freshness of the things when we wake up late but also the foods too. The earlier the better would be the good timing to go Tamu cos' we don't want to miss delicious foods like these...

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Tapai

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Pinyaram

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Egg Tart

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Kueh-Kueh Melayu

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Cucur Udang

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Chai Kueh

Taking pictures at the Tamu is one of the nicest things to do. A lot of photographers did their photo shoot at Bandar Seri Begawan and the Tamu Kianggeh too.

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Because of the great lighting from the sunlight in the early morning, the colorful colors that we can see everywhere, the reflection of light that we can get from the rivers, the vintage effects and feels that we can have that can enhance the quality of the pictures.

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Moments like that are moments that we would not want to miss!

Me and couple friends of mine didn't miss it because we woke up early :)

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Alan and YeeNee

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Andy and Jestina

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and ME!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Can Blogger Gets MC???

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Instead of submitting it to the bosses or the teachers, I submit this to my READERS!!!
HAHAHAHA!!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Picnic @ Muara Beach

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Every year, I'd been invited by my cousin to join the family day of their committee. It is the committee of the learning of Taoism. A place where people learns about harmony, caring for each other, loving each other, philosophies of life, the way of living and a lot of good good things.

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A person that eats a lot of sweet stuffs, the chance of getting diabetes also high. A person that eats healthy foods and leads a healthy lifestyles eventually have a good body health. We are what we eat! Same goes to life, the persons around us can influence us!

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The peoples in the committee are all friendly and very polite which they bow and greet each others with smiles.

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Everyone is helpful that they are willing to help each other. The works are well divided among them that everyone know what they are going to do. There is always someone volunteering in helping doing and preparing the things.

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The kids are also obedient which they quietly listening and following the instructions of the adults.

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It is a family day that there are games for everyone to play. A games that is suitable not only for the kids and the adults but also the elder generations too.

The foods are potluck that foods are prepared by individual families that I able to taste different recipe from every families!

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Ang Ku Kueh

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Kelupis

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Cakoi

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Kuih Berlapis

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Han Chin Peng

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Popiah

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Chai Kueh

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Spicy Mee Goreng

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Tom Yam Fried Mee Hon

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The gathering was at Pantai Muara and it'd been one year since I last visited the place. The last time I'd been to Pantai Muara, it's still under renovation.

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The hut for people for picnic are getting more.

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They improved the playground which they built better and safety playgrounds for the kids to play around.

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The landscapes are beautify with plants and flowers that create a fresh surroundings for people to...

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jog or walk around,

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And also for cycling...

Other than preparing playground for the kids and the tracks for jogging and cycling,

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They also made volleyball site for people to play beach volleyball,

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Football,

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And reflexology site where people walks on the stone with bare foods and it is said that walking on it can improve the health. Of course everyone have to stand the pains. No pain No Gain!

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The beach and its surroundings are clean.

That's because

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Everyone is doing their very best in keeping the environment safe and clean! :)