Friday, February 21, 2014

Meet the Future Sydney-siders!

Assalamualaikum and hello ladies n gents,

a pre-departure briefing was held at Institut Teknologi Brunei for prospective students who are leaving for Sydney in July this year insya Allah. This batch of students would be the fourth batch out of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering articulation programs to continue the remaining two years of their studies in UNSW.

A trio of specially invited speakers from BSP who graduated from UNSW's School of Petroleum Engineering were invited to the briefing. They were Md Zarifdana Zinal Abadin, Ak Abu Zahrin Pg Damit and Nabilah Ibrahim. Representatives from HRD were also present, the members being Dr Smitha and Rosie Jaaafar.

Event held on the 27th of January 2014 at the Pearl, ITB.

Another more casual 'pre-departure briefing' session was also held on the 2nd of February 2014, at Pantai Muara.

We also managed to have another session in ITB with the juniors before the seniors fly back to Aussie for the new semester commencing in March, on 20 Feb 2014.

We hope to see these faces more often in the future, be it in Sydney, or in Brunei. To our ITB juniors, all the best, bittaufiq wannajaah (May you be given guidance and success).

Keep in contact with us ok.

P/S: To the seniors, all the best for the new sem.

Till next time insya Allah.

Credits to Dk Aqilah for the piccas.


Monday, February 03, 2014

BruONZ '14: The Winners

Salaam and hi ladies and gents,

BruONZ 2014 hosted by BSSMelb (Brunei Student Society Melbourne) was held for a period of three weeks consecutively, from the 10th January till the 26th.

The winners for every category were announced in the closing ceremony held on a rainy Sunday afternoon at Bahtera Banquet Hall, Badi'ah Hotel, Batu Satu.

Group pic taken during the closing ceremony. (After BSSMelb)

Here we bring you the list of winners:

1) Futsal

1st place: Melbourne
2nd place: Perth Freo
3rd place: Sydney A

2) Netball

1st place: Sydney
2nd place: New Zealand

3) Basketball

1st place: Melbourne
2nd place: Sydney

4) Badminton

Men's Singles:

1st place: Matthew Foo (NZ)
2nd place: Suan Loong (SYD)
3rd place: Sylvester (SYD)

Men's Doubles:

1st place: Hj Sufian & Hj Rahim (BNE)
2nd place: Suan Loong & Sylvester (SYD)
3rd place: Lau Soon Tiong & Kui (MELB)

Women's Singles:

1st place: Hafizah (BNE)
2nd place: Sofiah (NZ)
3rd place: Syazwani (PER)

Women's Doubles:

1st place: Ena & Zuriana (MELB)
2nd place: Hafizah & Hana (BNE)
3rd place: Fakhriyah & Hazirah (NZ)

Mixed Doubles:

1st place: Ena & Ridhuan (MELB)
2nd place: Zuriana & Hj Riffin (MELB)
3rd place: Elleene & Hafiz (SYD) 

***NOTE: No overall (collective) winner for this year. 

BASS would like to congratulate each one of the winners, be it from the city of Sydney or other cities or states from all over Australia and New Zealand. We would also like to express our appreciation to every one who participated or was involved in BruONZ '14, directly or indirectly. We truly had a good time. Insya Allah, we'l see each other again (hopefully) in BruONZ '15 with more participation and enthusiasm.

News coverage on the closing ceremony can be viewed here.
Press releases on the ceremony, view it here and here.

Last but not least, we would like to thank and congratulate the hosting city Melbourne slash BSSMelb for their impressive work in organising the successful event.

Cheers and ciao.
BASS '13.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BruONZ Summer Games Closing Ceremony 2014

Salaam and hi Sydney-siders,

Insya Allah, Melbourne (BSSMelb) has invited everyone to the event said above. Here we bring you a message from them.

Hi Everyone !

You are cordially invited to our BruONZ Summer Games 2014 Closing Ceremony. Details as per below:

Date: Sunday, 26th January 2016
Time: 2pm
Venue: Bahtera Banquet Hall, Level 2, Badi'ah Hotel

Ticket: $16
DressCode: Smart Casual

We allow members to extend one more guest only to attend the event.

We will be giving out the medals and trophies to the winning teams and lots of prizes to be won!!

For more details please contact:
Ned Bssmelb (Ibnu)
Zuriana Hal (Zu)
k'Lil Ahmad Morshidi (K'Lil)
Naqiiyah Ahmad Morshidi (Naqi)


The listed names are facebook names. Kindly check out these names on facebook ASAP if you wish to attend this event.

Thank you.

Wassalaam and best regards,
BASS 2013

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

BruONZ Summer Games 2014

Salaam guys and girls,

BruONZ is back!

(BruONZ '14 Poster, After BSSMelb)

Insya Allah, the following sports/games will be held on their respective dates:

10th January : Opening Ceremony and Friendly Bowling Tournament (Megastrike, Airport Mall)
12th January : Futsal (Sports Complex, Tutong - Venue changed to Sekolah Pulaie)
17th January : Netball (Sports School)
18th January : Badminton (Sports School)
19th January : Basketball (Batu Bersurat)

Stay tuned for more updates from the official blog here.

Have fun in this year's games. May the odds be ever in your favour.

BASS 2013/14.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Selamat Menjalani Peperiksaan bagi Sesi 2 Tahun 2013


Berikut adalah doa-doa yang berguna untuk warga BASS atau sesiapa sahaja, terutama
sekali semasa musim peperiksaan ini.

*Credits to Yusri Ibrahim and Nurulain Abu Bakar (BASS Committee 2011/2012)
Jazakumullahu Khair:)

1.       Doa sebelum belajar : (supaya dimudahkan memahami dan hafalan):

“ Ya Allah, bukakanlah pintu hati kami sebagaimana orang-orang yang arif , Kurniakanlah kepada kami kefahaman Nabi-Nabi dan ilham para Malaikat yang hampir dengan-Mu, dengan Rahmat-Mu Wahai Tuhan Yang Maha Pemurah Lagi Maha Penyayang. ”

        2.    Doa Selepas Belajar : (supaya apa yang dipelajari tidak lupa)

“ Ya Allah, aku pertaruhkan kepada-Mu apa yang telah Engkau ajarkan kepadaku, maka kembalikanlah semula kepadaku jika aku memerlukannya dan janganlah Engkau buat aku melupainya, Wahai Tuhan Yang Sekalian Alam. ”
     3. Doa supaya Dijauhkan Dari Sifat Sedih,Malas, Bakhil, Pengecut & dikelilingi hutang:

“ Ya Allah, sesungguhnya aku berlindung pada-Mu dari rasa sedih gelisah dan aku berlindung pada-Mu dari sifat lemah dan malas, dan aku berlindung pada-Mu dari sikap pengecut dan bakhil, dan aku berlindung pada-Mu dari cengkaman hutang dan penindasan orang (aniaya). ”

4.     Doa ketika menghadapi kesusahan dalam peperiksaan atau kehidupan:

Ertinya : “Ya Allah, tiada yang mudah kecuali sesuatu yang Engkau mudahkan dan Engkau lah yang menjadikan yang susah itu mudah”

Tata tertib seorang Islam dalam menuntut Ilmu

 Niat menuntut ilmu hendaklah semata-mata kerana Allah, Rasulullah bersabda 

“ Sesiapa yang menuntut ilmu kerana selain daripada Allah SWT ataupun menghendaki menuntut ilmu (sebaliknya) selain daripada Allah SWT, maka disediakan tempat duduknya daripada neraka." [Hadis Riwayat Tarmizi]

·         Dari mula pembelajaran sehingga tamat peperiksaan hingga ketika menunggu keputusan, pergantunggan (Tawakkal kepada Allah) perlu ada, kerana semua Ilmu itu adalah kepunyaan Allah yang boleh ditarik bila-bila masa sahaja.

·         Redha dengan apa pun jua keputusan selepas peperiksaan, kerana semuanya itu adalah takdir dan ketetapan Allah. Allah melihat pada kesungguhan usaha hambaNya, tidak semestinya pada Keputusan akhirnya.

**All the best, bittaufiq wannajah ~ semoga perjuangan kita semua diberkati dan mendapat redha Allah. 

“Siapa yang keluar untuk menuntut ilmu maka ia berjuang di jalan Allah sehingga ia kembali” (Hadis Riwayat At-Tarmizi dan Ad-Darimi)

By:  Nurul Ain Abu Bakar

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Jom Berhari Raya


Alhamdulillah. It was no dull raya this year for Bruneians in Sydney for the open house invitations kept on coming at almost every weekend of Syawal.

Let's have a look at some of the Bruneians' open houses around Sydney.

17th August 2013 : Open House at Anzac Parade. Thank you n Jazakunallahu Khairan Zura, Basyirah and Alia.

17th August 2013: Open House at Forsyth Street (Alai-alai Brunei i.e. Nora, Sal, Aqilah, Chyi)

24th August 2013: Anzac Babies (Majdina-Nad-Salwana-Feera)

(Credits to Nad for this collage)

25th August 2013: Eid at Meeks (Shar-Zimah-Cici-Rab + Rau-Nurul-Jamilah)

25th August 2013: Harbourne Boys Open House (Khalaf-Afiq-Boh-Azlan)

30th August 2013: Haura Al Azizah (Nisa-Peejah-Bash-Mai-Ain)

Thanks for filling our tummies Sydney-siders. Jazakumallahu Khairan.

Till next raya, insya Allah.

AZ BASS2013.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Salam Aidiladha


Sydney celebrates Aidiladha on the 15th of October 2013.

UNSW is inviting everyone to Solat AidilAdha at Leighton Hall, Scientia Buliding, UNSW schduled to start at 7.45am on the day of Eid.

Have a joyous Eid, and all in all, a month of Zulhijjah full of blessings and rahmah.

Wishing everyone in Sydney and everywhere else all the best, especially in these crucial, tormenting, tiring final weeks of the semester. Bittaufiq wannjaah... May Allah give us guidance and success.

Salaam, till next time, insya Allah.

AZ, BASS 2013.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Beraya di Canberra


34 students from Sydney made a two-day visit to Canberra to celebrate Raya at the High Commission of Brunei Darussalam on the second day of Eid (9th August 2013).

The officers of High Comm welcomed us with their wide smiles n friendly greetings although we arrived quite late on that day. Most importantly, we got the chance to eat all the yummy Brunei delicacies served at the open house. Teehee.

Thank you to the people in High Comm, especially Tuan Yang Terutama Haji Zakaria for inviting and welcoming us. We truly appreciate their hospitality in accommodating us in their houses on our brief stay. 

We truly had a good time. Alhamdulillah. Canberra again, being itself, never fails to amaze.

Till next raya, insya Allah. 

Special credits to Tuan Abdul Pakar for the pictures.

AZ, BASS 2013.