Monday, December 31, 2007

Welcoming 2008

Hey you all, it's new years eve, and in the spirit of the new year, BASS BOX has been updated with a new festive banner above. A lot of people are on leave on this day, unfortunately I'm not one of them, so to those reading this in the warm comforts of your home, please stayed tuned for a special new years post tomorrow - "remembering 2007" covering the many BASS highlights of 2007 which includes paintball and failed terrorist plots. Seasons greetings to all and hope you all have a wonderful new year.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Gaya mau tau!

The BruOz football games commenced last weekend at Padang Kebajikan under the very hot afternoon sun. Our team, DRMSyd, arrived one by one wearing their new jerseys proudly. Trademark numbers were imprinted on most players’ jerseys including no. 445 (Fadhli Saedon), no. 27 (Majdi Jasni)…there was even a unique name on Don Airul Hafneh’s jersey “McHafneh”! Sydneysiders were also there to lend their moral support for the team arriving with containers full of sandwiches and cameras fully loaded, some even staying till the bitter end.

The line up for the day was Captain Asqa, Don McHafneh, “Ular” Oz, Chong, Victor, no. 1 defender Majdi, and strikers Fadhli PC, Abib and Yamin. In the absence of our star keeper, Yoshi, several of the players had to take turns filling in the position. So, Fadhli, Abib and Oz were put to the test that day as both strikers and goalies.

Five matches were played:

vs. Oracle : 1 – 0

Goalie: Fadhli

The match began with DRMSyd executing numerous attacks on the opposing team. Repeated attempts to score by both Oz and Abib were saved by the “kabal” keeper of Oracle. On our side, Fadhli kept the spirits cheerful by playfully saying “(name of opposing player) buruk~~~”, and focusing on his new role as rookie goalie by successfully saving several of Oracle’s goal attempts. By the end of the first half, neither team managed to score.

Yamin played in for Oz, and it took a while for the team to get back into momentum. Majdi’s killer free kick managed to keep the Oracle goalie on full alert, when it hit the goal post. Attack after attack, and still no goal! These attacks came at a price for Oracle’s goalie. Abib kept kicking the ball as if aiming for the keeper’s head since it hit his head twice! Then, close to the end of second half, Abib took a corner kick which was then deflected to Yamin. The unusually quiet player saw the opening and WOOSH~~~GOAL!

vs. Griffith All Stars: 0 – 2

Goalie: Abib

This was a bitter match with Griffith scoring a goal in the first minute of the game. The opposing team was clearly on the offensive the entire time, testing Majdi’s defending skills. Thankfully Abib recovered quickly from the initial shock of Griffith’s early goal and managed to squash many of Griffith’s ‘angan2’ expectations of scoring any more. Opportunities were opened and lost to DRMSyd many times with some of our players “caught ball-watching”, as told by Asqa. Shouldering the responsibility of team captain, he gave a short peptalk to the players pointing out improvements that could be made by the team for the following match.

Seriousness of the match aside, it should be known that Asqa pulled a superman stunt while furiously fighting to gain possession of the ball one-on-one with the Griffith player during the second half. Just when he thought the ball was finally his, he sprinted to get it and tripped over the Griffith player’s outstretched leg..practically ‘flew’ and landed face-down on the ground. Ouch! Superman banar eh…

vs. Maestro: 2 – 2

Goalie: Oz

By this time, it was already late noon. The weather was freakin' H-O-T! We made the mistake of sitting down on the bench and suffering from the consequences, i.e. a burning backside! Although, compared to Yamin's reaction to the heat, Airul didn't seem to mind. It was clear his mind was focused on the game. Baru ia Rul~~ So this is what happened in the third match:

DRM lead the game with a 1-0 score in the first half made by Fadhli. Maestro quickly equalized, building up the intensity of the match between the two teams. Play was very tight, with Maestro players on the offensive. Focus was put on centre field where Faiq a.k.a Chong tried to keep constant possession of the ball while being surrounded by at least 4 opposing players like a bunch of wolves. He did liven up the atmosphere of the match when he misaimed a pass and yelled out in surprise. Still at a 1-1 draw, DRM fought to get another goal. And then..there it was..just the chance that the DRM strikers needed. With two Maestro defenders covering Abib and Asqa, Fadhli stood unmarked behind them. A skilful pass and swift kick later, DRM supporters whooped for yet another goal made by Fadhli! Maestro counterattacked then and thankfully many of their attempts were saved by Oz. Unfortunately, they eventually managed to get through the DRM defense and scored an equalizer towards the end of the match.

vs. Papz: 1 – 3


During DRM’s counterattack to Papz within the first few minutes of the match, Abib managed to score a goal for the team shooting squarely to the bottomcorner of the goal. However, the highlight of the game would have to be the Oz incident. If the matches DRM played were to be ranked according to the talur-est, this would top the list. While DRM continuously tested the defense line of Papz, Oz was “busy” socializing with people standing on the sidelines. So, when the ball whizzed past the DRM goalie’s head straight into the net, the look on all the players’ faces to find their goalie talking was one of shock and disbelief. It was such an "out brabis" action to be done by a goalkeeper that they couldn't help but laugh at the mistake he'd just made.

vs. Mixed Suburbs: 2 -3

Goalie: Fadhli

The prospect of winning the ‘cup’ was no longer in the DRM players’ sights by the last game. Knowing full well, it was already out of reach, they approached the last game with Sydney trademark krek attitude. However, funnily enough, it was during this match that some agreed the players performed at their best. Passes were done smoothly, along with a continuous line of attacks against the opposing team. When Majdi scored the first goal, it was celebrated by the players as if they were in a stadium full of hundreds of supporters!!

So how did Abib celebrate the goal that HE shot? Obviously he showed off to all those on the field, the BASS trademark pose patented by Fadhli….the Fadhli pose!

There you have it. Five matches, all played by sydneysiders who were there to have some fun….to obviously make sure gaya came first before winning…and to have some more memorable moments for our beloved football team. =) More pix on photobucket =D

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

BruOz Summer games 2007

Dear all,

I am glad to announce that the details for BruOz is finally finalized (hope there won't be anymore changes).

Date: 23rd December, 2007
Venue: Padang Kebajikan
Time: 10 - 3 pm

Also, for those of you interested in going to the BBQ, the tickets are still up for sale...

you guys (and girls) know where to find me right? right? rightttttt??

I wish DrM Sydney the best of luck in the futsal tourney... ;)

Gossip girl... (hahaha atu prasan... nadawah... obviously kamu tau udah who I am.. nyeh)

Friday, December 07, 2007



Hey you guys, not much updates recently, sorry bout that. Anyways, to all UNSW students, the marks are in, SO GO CHECK YOUR UNIMAIL. I passed, syukur alhamdullillah. Good or bad, the point is we tried and yeah, KEEP MOVING FORWARD. Congrats to those who passed and got good grades and good luck to those still waiting.

With everyone back in Brunei, this website seems to go a little too quiet for my tastes, so I've been trying to think of a few ways to livin it up. I was thinking of weekly polls or contests, with bass related prizes. hahah, we need a budget for that though. Also, what type of news do you guys want posted up here. And to those who have a knack of writing, maybe we can put weekly articles up for living tips in sydney, but all this requires massive feedback from you guys. So what do you think and if you have any suggestion, we're all ears!

Saturday, November 24, 2007


As of November 23rd, Hadee Yusfadillah will be appointed new admin of bass-box. He's got the option of appointing a co-admin for this site, up to him. Hadee has shown me a bright vision for bass box website and i spare no hesitation in picking him as the new admin. Any objections are welcomed and will be funneled back into your ass.

Aside from designing, Hadee also enjoys harassing sea gulls

Hadee, check your blogspot dashboard.. those admin previleges should be kicking in soon. and congratulations!

Theres also a need for positions on Funding officer and as well as Treasurer for bass (with a lot more positions to come.. in which it will form the skeleton for a main committee). I'll discuss the scope of responsibility with the seniors and offer those positions to anyone soon!

In the meantime, havea nice holiday,

Aruba~ jamaica~ UUuu i wanna take ya~


Sunday, November 18, 2007

BruOz BBQ!!

HHey all,

I have the BruOz games BBQ tickets... so please RSVP to me... they're AUD$3.50 or BND$5.00 per person.

Just as a reminder:

When: 22nd December 2007, 11 am onwards.
Where: Muara Beach

Here are my contacts, Just in case you don't already know my numbers:
Aus: 0424400959
Bru: 8643525

(Man, i gotta edit this post after ticket sales... haha... abis number ku jadi tontonan ramai)

Please bring anyone~ untuk memeriahkan suasana..

For those approaching the end of exams... hang in there... and good luck! (I'm not 'heartless and cruel' like someone we all know..) hehe

For those that are already done... the fourth years... congratulations... and the best of luck to all of you XD

To everyone's that going home this summer.. have a safe trip home and enjoy the holidays...

P.S. holiday tu holiday jua... baik kamu training for BruOz games. hahahaha... GO GO GO DRM and DRL(?)!!!!

not yours,
Fiqah =)

Friday, November 16, 2007

its BBBowlinggg timmeeeee

Assalamualaikum n hi guys..

Exams r almost over... y dun we play bowling to relieve all the pain we ve been thru out dis semester? :P i noe some of u guys r pro out there so y dun show off ur skills :PP bah bring it on :PP so yeah ive reserved da place. its $5 per game for da member ONLY.

how to apply for da membership?
simply go to n juz fill in da form FOR FREE. u cn collect da card b4 da game. pls come before 4.30pm.

when: Thursday, 22nd November 2007 (y thursday? becos da rate wil be expensive on fri, sat n sun)

venue: Moore park @ fox studio.

game starts: 5pm onwards.

I already booked for 2 games n 2 lanes. if u guys r addicted to it, u cn continue playing til u drop. if many ppl r coming, maybe we can ask for another lane. pls let me noe whose coming before monday so i can decide how many lanes we will use. pls pay me $10 before thur.

for more info, call 0410716790. pls confirm me thru sms cos ive no internet at home huhuhu..

Gudluck for ur exam.. hope to c u there. ur presence will be appreciated :D


Tuesday, November 06, 2007


Hey you guys, sorry for the late post. Anyways, I've been asked to informed you guys that the poll results are in and the winning logo you guys chosen is shown below:

Create polls and vote for free.

The logo you all picked is HADEE BASS LOGO E with 46% of the votes followed closely in second place by AIRUL BASS LOGO A with 36% of the votes. Thank you all for for voting and taking part. The logo has already been submitted for the BruOZ games in it's final version shown below:

This will be the current logo for BASS until further changes are made. Again, thanks for your participation and keep checking up BASS BOX for updates and events. Good luck to all who are having their examinations. Cheers

Yip Yip Yip!

Hi gang,

Hope you all are suffering from your exams cause i am a heartless cruel dude.

I just received great looking bass t shirt designs from Liv. For those of you dont know Liv, shes the (former) Bruneian party queen of Sydney (hahaha, jan marah, m'am).

I love them designs, liv! the site sure gone dead.

Congratulations to the rest of 4th years and 3rd years for finishing most of their assessments. good luck to others.




Friday, November 02, 2007


Hey peeps!

Week 14 has finally bid farewell. So let's welcome stuvac with a day out at the beach! I'll jump straight to the point, avoiding long wordy lengthy post. So here's the deal..

What: BASS's family picnic (ha!)
Where: Coogee Beach.
When: Sunday, November 4th. 10am (yes, you read that right.. morning!)

Do bring along yummy (healthy & junk) food, some drinks, any necessities you might need (shades, beach towel, sun block, yada yada yada..) & some cash to get yourself a dose of mouth watering gelato from the famous gelatissimo.. & We'll see how long we want to stay under the sun. =)

As much as it all sounds like a perfect day out, everything is still subject to the weather.

See you all on Sunday (hopefully).

&& a msg from one of the logo inventors..

"The bass logo polls will close tonight at midnight, so to those who haven't voted please do it now. The winning logo will be announced some time tomorrow morning."

Thanks muchos.


Wednesday, October 31, 2007


Hey you guys, to make it simpler, I gonna put this poll up. Please vote for the logo you prefer. Not sure if you can vote more than once, havent used this feature before. Anyways, scroll down to see more choices. Nytes and happy voting.

*** UPDATE ***


Tuesday, October 30, 2007

An 'Unofficial' Notice

What: “1st BruOz Summer Games 2007”

When and where:
SATURDAY (22nd December 2007)
Program: BBQ and ice breaking.
Proposed Venue: Berakas Beach.
This event will bring together all the students to “size up” the competition.
Ticket price: $5~ (kira murah udah ne... makan bnyk2,nda rugi :p)

SUNDAY (23rd December 2007)
Program: Mixed netball and men’s futsal tournaments.
Proposed Venue: Jabatan Kerja Raya (JKR) sport complex (or possibly UBD).
It is aimed that these two events will occur simultaneously to be more efficient.
Ticket price: $8

That said, these are the issues in hand:
First of all, we need people to participate. More details will be posted so stay tuned. But if you’re really raring to go, you can contact Fiqah (you know where to find me) or leave a comment or something.

The basics:
- max. 8 teams will be playing
- players per team to be announced

- max. 12 teams will be playing
- max. 10 players (max. 3 men)
- min. 6 players (max. 2 men)

Note: You can recruit anybody from the other states as well to be in your team. Everything is on a first come, first serve basis but students studying in Australia will of course, be prioritized.

For registration in these events, email:
Please put the subject as either ‘rsvp netball’ or ‘rsvp futsal’. As the content, add your names, emails and contact numbers in Australia and Brunei.

Additional info: For teams with not enough members (or teams looking for members) email your names, email and contact number in Aus and Brunei and the committee will help find more players.
P.S. Details are kept confidential =)

I also need people to volunteer as part of the committee for managing the Futsal event on the 23rd Dec. For more information on the job details, please consult me, Fiqah (again, you know where to find me).

Let’s make this event a great one!
Fiqah =D

My Submission

Hi guys i did some mod of what hadee has posted up along with a new logo, but my design has less testosterones =P

Logo A - Just did it tonight, Koala Logo. Inspired by WWF logo. I love it. The advantage of this logo compared with the roo version is that this would be very ideal to be put on polo shirts etc.

Logo B - Kangaroo Logo with Red Stripes 50% less testosterones

Logo C - Roo Logo Simple. Minimalist, Contemporary. My fav. of the Roo Versions.

Logo D - Roo Logo Red Outline. Lazy. I hate it.

Monday, October 29, 2007



BASS, thanks to all of you, is growing larger every year and is soon to establish itself as proper registered society in the upcoming months. To commemorate this coming of age, we have to decided to first of all, get a proper BASS LOGO. This BASS logo's purpose is to symbolize our wonderful society and spirit. We welcome all Bruneians Around Sydney as well as all BASS readers to join in to help create this new BASS LOGO. So far, we have a few prototype logos below, and we need your opinions and CONSTRUCTIVE critism. Don't hesistate to comment or give your own ideas to what the ideal BASS logo would be. We thank you in advance for your contribution.

PROTOTYPE BASS LOGOS (Please click picture to enlarge) :






So far, these are the only prototypes available, will post up more as they come. Looking forward to all of your feedback.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Draw your lightsabers, Jedi!

To the 'Village Elders' or 'Master Jedi' (this includes Darth Aerius ;) ) ,

On behalf of BASS, I would like to wish all of you good luck on your individual thesis presentations. I pray that what you all have worked your butt off for will be greatly rewarded.

In other words, kick butt guys!

Hope you all get black robes (that has always been the colour of graduation robes right??) at the end of this. In the meantime, enjoy bathrobes saja dulu...

From l'administration,

Exam Diary

Hi guys,

I was just playing around with photoshop on a study break, at the same time talking to Hadee about possible bass logo design. I sent him a copy of a design and hadee popped up the brilliant idea of making the design as a t shirt instead.

If this design is well received by all, i would appreciate if someone headed research on costs and manufacture of these t shirts. Again, i'm opening this opportunity to 1st-3rd years to be coordinator.

Design is minimalist and fun... so theres no keris, ayer mulehs, oak leaves or books with latin scripture on the design compared to other brusoc designs. We're a student society, not the royal chamberlain. Sydney aura supposed to be fun, no?

Anyway, post up what you think. This is just a result of me playing around with photoshop anyway.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Post-firstyears open house gathering.

Hey you guys, just like to say that I think yesterday was loads of fun and the food was just fantastic. Thank you all for coming and we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. Below is a short video preview of yesterdays events. Will put up the photos and links soon. Cheers

Thursday, October 18, 2007



Hello hello to all those representing themselves of the UNSWing area. The lovable first years are hosting an open house this Sunday at the wonderful residence of Mohammad Hafizuddin and Mohammad Yamin of the Forsythe Street-ing and you are all the invited-ed. Please cu...I mean come. We will be awaiting the arrivence of your arrival.

TIME: 2PM -> 5PM
LOCATION: Hafiz & Yamin's Plc, Forsyth Street, Kingsford
DRESSCODE: Raya Attire recommended for showing off. (if you only have one pair, wear it again, walaupun balik2 :p)

Sekian terima kaseh-ing,
With love,
Yours Faithfully,
Yours Truly,
Yours not mine,
*** the 1st years ***

The week ahead, People. The week ahead!

When? Sunday, 28th October 2007.

Some would question about the embassy's function on the 27th. Go for that one as well.

You guys would be saying "WHAT??"

Who says you can't do both? Last year, Faiq, Najaa and me did just that. Rented a Car, left canberra at dawn and completed the walk by sunset. But if you must choose one, then go for the Canberra function, trust me, it feels great to be part of the celebrations there.

for more information and to register, please visit

7 Bridges Walk Website

Register by the 26th October

Just in case you cant finish, dont worry, theres FREE transport at checkpoints all around to bring you back to the rocks. Be reasonably fit for the day (waseh, macam banar)

As for the overused question of "Rul, Kau Pigi?" Inda, im not going. I got my thesis presentation the next day with an exam knocking on my door the day after that.

But we'll see. I've known to seemingly do psychotic things on impulse. we'll see...


ps. If you miss this walk, i'll be organising that Walk in Manly ive been promising during stuvac. =)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Raya Trip To Canberra,

We are thinking of hiring a van for the excursion to Canberra. The journey will take approximately 3-4 hours. The van fits only 12 people, therefore it is going to be a first come first serve kinda policy. We can accommodate additional 6 people and need to book the van ASAP (cheaper to book in advance). We estimate the cost per person to be around 20 plus or less depending on the number of people coming. Anybody who is interested to split costs on the fuel and hire are most welcome to contact me.

Liyana (
Hari Raya gathering in Canberra

Dear All,

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Maaf Zahir & Batin. Just to let you all know there will be a Hari Raya gathering in Canberra on 27thOct 2007, Saturday at:

10 Beale Crescent Deakin from 12pm to 2pm.


BASS Article on Brudirect

BASS Article by Sulhi

This Raya was highlighted by a performance from Yazid and Gang, a boy band who serenaded the students with a handful of festive songs, leaving some students teary-eyed.

Eh, apa eh. hahaha. I got all teary-eyed, alright. hahaha

Monday, October 15, 2007

Anyone Interested in Doing it?


as per Pg. Ayub's email with regards to hari raya pixies to Brunei Times, anyone interested in doing that one? you've got 5 days to do it as of today. While you're at it, worth forwarding those pixies to Borneo Bulletin.

Express your interest to take this job up under the comment section so we dont clash up. Juniors are most encouraged to do it. =)

again, selamat hari raya aidilfitri mulia. maaf zahir dan batin.

(no posters, no links to photobucket at the sidebar? admin? oooh admin, mana ko admin?)

Friday, October 12, 2007



Hari Raya bagi orang-orang Sydney Brunei terjatuh pada hari Sabtu, 13hb Oktober, 2007masehi bersamaan dengan 1 Syawal, 1428hijrah. Jadi jangan lupa datang kerumah kami (faiq, firdaus, fuzzy) esok (saturday) kul 2 ahhh!!

Esok bangun sembahyang raya,
Jangan nda bangun pula;
Pukul 7 datang kesana,
Sam Cracknel kumpul bersama.

Mohon maaf ingin ku pinta,
Pada bulan dan hari yang mulia;
Ku hanya insan biasa,
Penuh dengan dosa dosa.

Kawan BASS maafkan saya,
Tidak bermaksud hati diluka;
Kawan jauh tak ketinggalan juga,
Slamat Hari Raya smua!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Poll on Lebaran celebration


Hi everyone, I'm gonna conduct a poll here on whether majority wants to do a gathering twice or just in one go. If the gathering is in one go, the plan would be celebrating the lebaran on the raya itself.. but if the gathering is twice, it would be a malam takbir after isya' and a lebaran celebration after 6pm the following day.

PLEASE VOTE: Each of your opinions do matter and will affect the result of the poll. So please do vote..

I will keep updating the poll..



Lebaran update

Hi everyone,

Due to the poll result, the plans of the Eid celebration has been changed to after Zuhr on the first day of Eid. Takbir will start the ceremony on that day and after that there will be a makan-makan. The foods that you bring is entirely up to you as its a 'pot luck' event.

The event will start at 2p.m. (Friday or Saturday). It would be nice if the menu for that day is known, but its up to you to take the responsibility to post up what you will bring.

Sekian Trima Kasih.


The household of the three Fs

22/255-271 Anzac Parade ‘Cambridge Court’ Kingsford

What time:

2 pm onwards

PS: Selamat hari raya aidil fitri dan jangan luan merindui orang yang jauh.. Banyakkanlah amal ibadat di akhir bulan Ramadhan ini dan smoga amal ibadah kita diterima Allah.. InsyAllah..

Friday, September 28, 2007

Sungkai Gathering

Dear Bruneian Sydneysiders,

The first years are holding a sungkai gathering & everyone is invited!

It’s ‘pot luck’ so it’d be nice & much appreciated if everyone can bring some food on that day. Well, not really everyone but maybe one meal from a household. Hence no money collection, less hassle that way. The organizers will prepare the main course, so you just need to worry about the side dishes.

But here are some suggestions of what you can bring:

- Paper/plastic plates, cups, spoons & forks
- Drinks
- Pasta
- Noodles
- Bubur Kacang (Daus*ehem*Daus)
- Air puspa.

(Let us know what you’ll bring on that day on the comment page.)

Here are the details:

What’s up: Majlis Tahlil, Sungkai Beramai & Sembahyang Maghrib dan Isya Berjemaah

When: October 4th (that’s next Thursday!)

Where: Asqa & Hadee’s place (14/102, Doncaster Avenue, Kensington)

Time to be there: 5:00 pm (tahlil will start promptly by 5:15pm)

& be noted that Sungkai is at 6.01pm that day.

Do bring tikar sembahyang & buku Yaasin.

RSVP to Abib a.k.a. Hafiz by Tuesday, October 2nd so that we know how many people are coming and have a fair estimate on how much food to prepare for that day. You can reach Abib on his msn ( If u have his number, text him. If u see him, tell him you’re coming to the gathering.

Sempena bulan Ramadhan yang mulia dan penuh keberkatan ini, mari lah kita menambah amal jariah kitani dan mengeratkan ikatan silaturrahim sesama Islam. Mudah-mudahan kita semua diberkati dan diredhai oleh Allah s.w.t jua. Amin!


Wednesday, September 26, 2007

More Pictures

Greetings everyone,

Just got an email, you can find AD's picture of us during the Tandoori Palace dinner and the junjung ziarah in the site below.

Haslinda's Site

Someone PLEASE download these pictures and put them into the photobucket before these pictures are deleted soon.

Dear all,

Firstly Selamat Berpuasa. Secondly, it has been a pleasure to get to know some of you during the ziarah. Some of you have approached, emailed and contacted me in person regarding 'volunteering' to be a subject for my research. Special thanks to Nazurah, who has been brave enough to do the whole experiment. Just to answer some queries, YES, I am still seeking out people who are willing to take part in a 2 hour experiment. In a nutshell, I am measuring the signal from your visual cortex by presenting stimuli on a screen. The test in itself is purely objective -you don't have to say or do anything except stare infront of you a fixation point. The aim of the study is to improve ways to detect a blinding progressive disease,glaucoma. Won't bore you all to tears here :), but do feel free to contact me anytime at

Monday, September 17, 2007

SPE Annual Dinner

Another Update: Unfortunately, Ian Silvestre (Chief Reservoir Engineer for woodside) is unable to give a talk. However, we proudly present Martin kennedy (Chief Petrophysicist for woodside) will be our main speaker. =)

heh, hands up who actually cares about this news....

Dear Rabbits,

I would like to cordially invite everyone to the Annual SPE dinner. This dinner is a special one, as we are celebrating 50th Anniversary of SPE and as well as 25th Anniversary for the School of Petroleum Engineering. The dinner is the highlight of the Petroleum Engineering School.

For my non-muslim friends, there is an unlimited bar tab that runs for 4 hours that free flows alco and non alco drinks. The dinner will be at the swanky Sofitel Wentworth hotel located just 2 stops further than David Jones at the city, a breath of fresh air from the usual Royal Automobile club.

I know allowance baru keluar around the ticket sales time, so "nada duit" is a really really really bad excuse. 1st years and 2nd years are most encouraged to come. I KNOW final year and 3rd year will show up, KAN? Please contact me or any SPE representatives for ticket sales.

What: SPE Annual Dinner
Where: Sofitel Wentworth Hotel (Phillips street)
When: 22nd September 2007 from 7pm onwards (Boleh buka puasa sudah tu)
Ticket sales: $60 for students. Purchased between now and 5th September. The price is steep but i'll try very hard to get this reimbursed by Shell.
Who: Contact Airul or any of your SPE representatives

Attire: Smart/Pimp/To Impress. Some of you have been going to the gym, so its a good time to show your body har har har har har har har.

Kind Regards,
Airul Hafneh
Secrétaire pour la Société des Ingénieurs de Pétrole (SPE)
Section d'étudiant UNSW

Monday, September 10, 2007

Statement of Error

Dear fellow readers of Sydney and Everywhere else,

Typical of my narcissistic behaviour, I followed the news from Borneo Bulletin, RTB online and followed the news about His Majesty's visit and gathering with the students in Sydney.

I would like to correct the following statement in the article, " The Vice-President with the Petroleum Engineering Association in Sydney, Airul Hizam bin Hj Hafneh".

for Borneo Bulletin:
Petroleum Engineering Association should be the Society of Petroleum Engineers. The newly elected Vice President of Society of Petroleum Engineers here in Sydney is Dayangku Waznah binti Pengiran Ali. While Airul Hizam bin Haji Hafneh is the outgoing secretary for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

for RTB:
The same applies for them. It is not VP of Engineers of Sydney Petroleum.

Please take note of this important error.

Kind Regards,
Airul Hafneh

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Thank you from ME =D

As'kum everyone,

I just want to express my deepest gratitude to everyone that was involved in the planning and execution of the event.

Firstly,the hicomm especially TYT, Aunty Masurai and Pg Ayup, for facilitating the event for us..hehe..

Thank you to Ummi, Majdi, Ling Wei, Fiqah and Wani for volunteering to help Hicomm for APEC and security checking people at the entrance...I know how troublesome that thank you for bearing with me on that...

To the 5 people that helped me out BRABISLY during the planning of the event..yazid, waznah, aimi, fadhli and majdi...terima kasih yang tidak terhingga..esehmen~ lol

AMPUN BERIBU AMPUN.....Steady kali ahhhhh MC abib and MC salwa..XP

Airul...thank you for delivering the speech very well!!! Senyum sultan mendngr...priceless man..

Bo Jun, thank you for becoming airul's pengapit on short notice...nda apa..masuk TV bahh kan...;p

Lastly, I'd like to thank all the attendees for helping make the event a success...and I, on behalf of both the hicomm and the team, hope that everyone had a good time...perut kenyang...puas hati ckp sama sultan...and wallets full..? =p

So ....ok, salutes to all these people.. thanks again from me. =D


Photos during HM Junjung Ziarah

Hi everyone,

I have uploaded the photos from HM Junjung Ziarah just now.

Just click HERE!

and the rest yg ada camera tadi atu, jgn lupa upload jua.


Saturday, September 08, 2007

Junjung ziarah KDYMM tomorrow

Venue: Westin Hotel, 1 Martin Pl

Time: 1.30 - 2pm

Dresscode: Smart/casual for men, baju kurung for women

Thing to bring: PASSPORT

Tomorrow we will have a few students at the entrance to vouch for you when asked by the police of the purpose of your visit. Those students will no longer be at the entrance after 2pm, so it is important that everyone comes on time.

Apart from that, we hope tomorrow will be a memorable day for everyone. =) BTW, a message from Pg Ayup: Do not talk or accept anything from strangers on your way to the hotel.

Pass around the news to your friends. heheh thanks.


Saturday, September 01, 2007

Paintball Memories..

Lads... some of the pictures from paintball are up on BASS-BOX Photobucket. Click the below:

Paintball Pictures

And there will be more pictures uploaded into BASS Gallery (photos taken from Yoshi's cameras) soon.

On behalf of BASS, I would like to thank Yoshi for organizing this successful event (sssssseeeeeeeeeeeeeeteeeeeeediiiiii YOOOOSSSHHH!!!!!).

Enjoy the photos!!

Friday, August 31, 2007

The Amazing Paintball Scam

Dear Victims,

For the soon-to-be whingers, here are some pseudo-interesting facts:
-Wake up time to play golf in Brunei if you're Yazid Yasmin: 5.00am
-Wake up time to go fishing in Vietnam if you're Hien Nguyen: 2.00am

Be at Central Station by 7.20 tomorrow--Saturday, the first of September two-thousand and seven--morning.

Please don't start.

Bring your passport, a change of clothes, decent footwear to run around in, sports shoes i suppose--no steel toe boots--, $70.00 for those who have shamefully not paid yet, $21.30 for transportation costs--i'm not sorry, but it was the cheapest i could get--, perhaps some lunch and your passport and your passport and your passport and that red little book you used to smuggle your way into this glorious land.

A summary for the slow of wit amongst us:

Date: Saturday, 1st September 2007
Meeting point: Central Station (Sydney)
Time: 7:20am
Bring: $21.30, decent footwear, PASSPORT, lunch, hate & misanthropy.


Yoshi X,
Event Organizer Extraordinaire

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Seems like prom night

Hi everyone,

Approximately 12 more days till the junjung ziarah!!~~~ But before that.... paintball!!!!(for the majority yang ikut =D). Ada2 saja plan untuk weekends in Sydney ani ah, baru ia...lepas weekend sultan melawat, apalagi? =p ..puasa...exam....assignment!! aduhhh!! busettt donk!!! ~

Anyway, as of now, these are the details for the junjung ziarah nanti. Diharap semua akan dapat hadir untuk majlis ini. Kalau any of you can't make it, please inform me okeh?


Date: 9th September 2007


Venue: Grand ballroom,
Westin Hotel
(Address: 1 Martin Place,2000, Sydney)

Dresscode: Men - smart/casual
Women - Baju kurung

Please bring along your passports on the day for security clearance.


For those who have not emailed me their fullnames and IC numbers, please email them to me at: Helps make sure you guys don't go through any problems during those security checks. =D Yang membawa other Bru visitors along, please don't forget to email me their details yeah?

Thank uuuuu allllll for your cooperation. The comiT and I hope that you will all have a good time nanti.

Nazurah =D

Monday, August 27, 2007

SPE Election Results

Dear Rabbits,

I just came back from a SPE meeting discussing the election results. I am very happy with our results. To Aimi and Zimah, it was a close election but it was defeinitely a good try!

However, it is with every bit of pleasure that i announce you to Waznah as the...


"I'm great, har har har har omigodi'msovainrightnow"

Congratulations Waznah, we're truly proud of you. You rocked the SPE elections with 2nd highest votes (50+ votes, thats an amazing 35% of total population votes). I wish you best of success for this year and your next elections in 2008 ;)

With regards,

Airul Hafneh
Retiring secretary to SPE UNSW

Thursday, August 23, 2007


Paintball is set for Saturday, the 1st of September.

Some of you claim to be busy and some of you have to study for tests. You have all of this week and the next to work on that. Be a winner, be proactive. Heh.

Stay true to your typically unreliable Bruneian capability to live up to a commitment.

Get $70 to comrade Yazid by Friday (24/08/07).

To avoid looking rather dim-witted in the face of rejection, further details will only be released as soon as we get the money.



P.S. As much as it sounds like it, this is not a scam.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Shell Lunch

Hi guys,

Sorry for the last minute notice but i had to sort out this issue with Henry to clear things out.

Lunch meeting with CSS & DSM
Kasturi Cafe, Haymarket
Thursday 23rd August
1.30pm onwards

If you have a clashing schedule, get your year rep to email lecturer of the list of students who has to skip the class and cc to Henry (IMPORTANT) saying you cant come for class. Do this ASAP by tomorrow morning.

If you are too smart to miss this lunch, let me know by TONIGHT (TUESDAY NIGHT). I need to confirm the numbers with Kasturi by tomorrow midday.

Consult seniors if you dont know location of event

I dont know why but as always,

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Tell all your 'friends'

My fellow comrades,

Apparently, word of mouth is that a Bruneian Society is on it's way to formation. What better way to celebrate the establishment of organization then war? (of sorts.) And as with any good tax paying nation, you get to fund it!

AUD 70 gets you 400 pellets, (and possibly more if we book early) and some lunch. The place claims to be a 40 minute drive away from the CBD and a train ride should take slightly less than that. I'll dwell further into the details if we get a decent response.

We need at least 20 people to get a field of our own. Otherwise, like during football, we'll have to tolerate aliens, which may be pondan, smelly, constantly ganas or aggravatingly talkative. Although the constantly ganas kid is one of us, just not Bruneian..

Some of you are probably already whining about the price, it's the cheapest I could find which wasn't too far away from here. Plus, the place looks pretty decent.

If that has not convinced you, think about this; Think about that one person who you pretend to be friends with. That kid that you have to restrain from pushing down the stairs every time you're walking up the campus. The idiot that you pray you didn’t have to see every time you walk into class in the morning, and when he/she isn't there you're instantly convert into a radical muslim ready to hijack anything in the name of god. Invite that kid to come along, heck, pay for him/her if you’re desperate.

In case you haven’t figured it out yet, we’re talking about paintball.

Now run along, tell all your friends

Not really yours,


Monday, August 06, 2007

SPE Elections

Hi Guys!

I'm sure all of you have received email from the school with regards to the SPE elections.

I'm very happy to announce we got 3 Bruneians (Aimi, Waznah and Zimah(1st year rep) )have entered their names to vie for a place in SPE committee. I'm very happy and proud the girls stepped up to this call.

Show your support for these guys during SPE elections! Bruneians currently hold approximately 35% voting power in the school. A voice thats needed to be represented!

If you want to be a part of this election, email me! and you'd b running for elections as well.

Meanwhile, goodluck to the 3 girls!

soon to be stepping down secretary for SPE (woohoo!!, finally)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

New Well in Brunei

Hi guys,

Came across this when reading the news


Oil and Gas Journal

17000psi (117210kPa!!) and at 170ºc drilled to 22000ft (app. 7km) TVD. Amazing, i didn't know Brunei had such conditions. Great to know govt is up for these risks as well. Let's hope more these exciting news pop up for Brunei in the future!

and whats with Total giving in Imperial units anyway? The french started the metric.

Happy reading!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

9 September 2007

Hi guys,

As some of you may have heard, HM has agreed to have a short meet-and-greet session with us during his APEC trip here in Sydney. It has been confirmed that it'll be held on the afternoon of (read the title of the blog).

I'll update you all of the arrangements for that day once everything has been finalized..BTW, this j.ziarah is for ALL BRUNEIANS IN SYDNEY. Inda kira student kah inservice kah baru graduate kah..asalkan namanya rakyat brunei and ur residing in syd, bah ur invited. =D

Oh,before i forget, please please please complete the student form that I emailed you all before winter break. Once you've completed it, don't forget to SEND it back to this email: Thanks a lot~~~


Friday, July 27, 2007

SPE Website

Hiye and greetings everyone.

Just to inform you that, after a few months of wrestling with the stupid software SPE gave me to make the website, unsw spe website is finally up and running.

SPE UNSW Student Chapter Website

My heartfelt thanks to Waznah for helping me untangle the HTML mumbo jumbo.

The site is a bit empty at the moment, but events have been lined up by SPE for the rest of semester, so it shoud be a good sized website soon!

In other news, SPE elections are coming up. Give a good discussion with one another about whos the next Bruneian you would want to nominate for the elections, volunteers most welcome. The influx of international students means that SPE will need a representative to be in a committee. So It's either you Shell guys, petronas or Aramco. Step up to the call!

Secretaire SPE

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Looking for subjects

Assalamualaikum dear fellow Bruneians,

For anyone who is interested to contribute to the research into one of the leading causes of preventable blindness in Brunei and worldwide and willing to help me please feel free contact me. I cannot elaborate more on this here but suffice to say, it is a safe procedure and well a good way to get to know other Bruneians :) living in Sydney. Did not realise there are a few of us here.


Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Holiday Wishes

Dear BASS,
Fourteen weeks have come and gone and we're still alive!! Have a good rest and enjoy your holidays everyone. Take care. See you in Semester 2!

From your friendly admin,

Monday, June 25, 2007

Pesta PAT

Greetings fellow bruneians who have mostly been relocated to Sydney by force or due to financial/family pressure. (If you are here by your own accord, studying petroleum engineering, then we think that you are an idiot.) We are excited to bring to you the first ever Pesta PAT sponsored by an unknown source from Brunei Darussalam, possibly some alcohol and recreational drug distributors.

The mighty Siti Confidential, the most indie-uncelebrated bruneian band of the past decade, is coming back from hiatus and is set to play on the date! (they’re so indie that if you ever heard of them you’d have be lying because even the band members question their own existence)
And jamming is not all that will be at the gig. There will be free food, and the first ever free barbecue to date! With lamb chops! It has been far too long since we last had lamb chops. Other free consumables include the staple chicken wings, prawns on a stick, sausages and more of the staple and always economical chicken wings!

Once we announce the date, tickets will not be on sale through ticketek. We hope to see you there! Tickets are free for most earthlings (minus the vietnamese).
We have been putting this together for a while now, and we gotta thank all the killer artists for signing on to what is sure to be one stupid stupid stupid party. (And no thanks to The Saq for completely blowing us off.)

Oh, and the festival theme?? HATS & BALLOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not really, but bring balloons, please. For me. And no caps! Tudongs don't count either.

Date: 26 June 2007
Venue: The Balcony, 27/402 Anzac ParadeDoors
open: 4pm

P.S. I know what you’re thinking, “Oh jeeze it’s tomorrow!” That’s right it is, so you better be running off to your nearest supermarket to find them balloons or your nearest Route 66 for that cap that makes you look oh-so-glamorous.

Not Yours,

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Coffee, Tea or Me?

From your proclaimed anti-social admin, :)

July 22, I have come to tell you,
A Sunday it will be,
The Rocks Aroma Festival, you see,
But will it be coffee, tea or me?

Coffee, chocolate,
Tea and spice,
A cup for a dollar and everything nice,
A day worth it definitely,
But will it be coffee, tea or me?

Not only that, ada banyak lagi!
Strawberry fondue, jagung and chocolatier delights,
Cooking demos, live music, beautiful sights,
Guarantee siuk ni,
But will it be coffee, tea or me?

So from 10 to 5, on the 22nd of July,
Hope to see you, bring along your crew,
Me, You, They, We,
Chocolate, coffee, tea or me?

Airul, Firdaus, Aimi and I had a great time at last year's coffee event and hope I'll see you there this year. For more info, go to

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Trip Cancelled & Pictures around uni

As you guys can see for the past few days, the weather has been absolutely insane. There's no sign of this stopping so i'm cancelling the Manly trip. I'll organise it once weather has settled down.

In other news, i took a few interesting snapshots on my way to library in the cold dark weather, enjoy.

Victims of Sydney's outrageous winds for the past few days

This is one of the most depressing sights i've seen all week. They've cut down one of the big 4 trees in the library lawn. Why? I dont know, maybe disease. But it was a really sad sight to see a mighty tree brought down.


Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Manly to Spit trip

Not cool.

Just had a look at future forecasts, and its not looking too good with few expected showers. I'm not comfortable doing the walk even if theres a slight rain. Just in case the forecast is wrong and its a nice weather,

Meet up at the circular quay wharf at 10am. No later.
Sun sets at 5pm these days, we'd want to enjoy the walk on day light.

Your checklist:
Wear sport shoes, loose clothes and apply sun screen, even on cloudy days.
Please have some breakfast before you come, you will thank me.
Bring your swimmers, extra clothes, lunch and a happy face!

HSE Matters:
-Watch out for slippery areas that you might step on.
-A wet rock is not a place to jump around. I got injured last time doing that.
-As much fun as a ferry ride can get, take a few moments to emergency procedures.
-Australia has satanic creatures.
for eg. If something has 8 legs, small, black with a huge red dot on the ass, run the f**k away. St. John Ambulance emergency procedure requires that the spider be captured for identification in the very unlikely event someone gets bitten...You have got to be joking me.

Extra hazards after rain:
a) Trek would be uber slippery. There are small stone stairs there, which are already quite slippery on a hot weather.
b) One section of the trail is prone to flooding. Wouldn't want that to happen.
c) Walking on the rocky beach side will be similar as skating on ice.
d) Toxic levels in the sydney harbour rises after rain. So no swimming. Yes, there's even a warning sign on Clontarf beach prohibiting swimming few hours after rain.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


12th August 2007

14 Kilometres

50000 Runners


Join the chaos

UNSW Singapore Closes Down!

Old news, but i just found it!

Dodgy university, with the CAPEX theyre willing to splurge on the campus, youd expect them to be prepare to hold the fort for more than 3 months. No wonder they've been tight on the back in even giving us printers for the Petroleum School.


Sunday, June 03, 2007

The famous Manly to Spit Hike

I know this is the exam season, but just to let you guys know, i'll be hiking up in Manly next Sunday (10th June). This is pending on good weather and if i don't haven anything up. If the weather is good, i'll be going regardless if anyone bothers to tag along. I'll be watching the future forecasts, watch this space.

It costs $4.50, i think..or is it $9, for a ferry ride to Manly. Then we'll walk for about 9.5km to the spit, which will take 4 hours of straight walking. 8-10km isn't much, but the path isn't flat and there will be steep hills that should really tire you and kick up cramps by the end of the journey. Shahbandar is a 4-5km walk.. so it's just like that, but double the distance.

In return for the bloody long and tiring walk, you will be rewarded with some of the most beautiful views of the harbour and a few picture perfect locations. at 90% of the way, we'll come across the beautiful Clontarf beach to rest and dip before finishing all the way. so bring swimmers along.

Then its a brown click back to the City and we'll arrive at the city at QVB and up to you how you want to soak the time as the day ends.

I'll brief more if it's confirmed (both weather and my plans, point of view). here are a few pictures from Faiq and my walk in Manly just a year ago.

This is a site of our first check point, 5km hike.

The beautiful Clontarf beach, 1.5km to go

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Many Thanks

Dear All,

Thanks for showing up to the SPE lunch. SPE appreciates your support. Although, i think the food was a bit of a hiccup. But rest assured, this will go to our learning points in the SPE follow through meeting. We do hope you guys have a nice time.

In any way, if you have any feedbacks, please leave it on the comment section below, NOT the tag board, for i fear i would not be able to pick those feedback up. I will guarantee that the feedback be brought up in the next SPE committee meeting for the consideration of future improvements.

As for pixies, thanks to Yazid who has kindly volunteered his time to take pictures. I'll post them up as soon as they are available in the petroserver.

Kind Regards,
Airul Hafneh (Darth Airul)
Secretary to SPE UNSW Chapter.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Changes To Academic Year

Dear Students,

You will have noted in the 2008 Calendar, posted on myUNSW, that major

changes to the University's academic calendar are taking effect from 2008.
I thought it important to explain to you the reasons behind the changes,
and how they will affect you.

The changes have been under discussion for some time, and approved by both
the Academic Board and the University Council. They have been introduced
to streamline our teaching and learning, and bring UNSW in line with
other Australian universities. Previously, UNSW had longer teaching and
examination sessions than any other Go8 university. Session lengths at
UNSW have not been changed in over 40 years, and new pedagogic practices
mean that learning and teaching is today done in a very different fashion.
Many students are spending part of their degrees in industrial placements
or on international exchange, and the changes will facilitate this.

The Vice-Chancellor has therefore approved changes that will shorten the
standard teaching period length from 14 to 12 weeks of classes. The summer
session will continue, but will be offered in a standard timetable of 8
weeks, with a standard examination period and schedule for finalisation of

The features of the new calendar are as follows:
- The academic year will be divided into 3 - Semester 1, Semester 2,
and Summer Term.
- Semester 1 and 2 will have a 12 week standard teaching period.
Semester 1 will, as at present, be preceded by O-week. In addition, the
week before the commencement of Semester 2 will be used for
Faculty-specific scheduled activities such as Engineering Week, excursions
- The summer term will consist of an 8 week summer teaching period,
divided into 2 x 4 week periods conducted before and after Christmas/New
- Teaching in all courses will be conducted within the start and end
dates defined for each teaching period. This will apply to the Summer Term
in particular.
- Fee, enrolment and census dates will be set for each teaching
- As is already the case in 2007, students will be able to enrol by
Semester, rather than by year.
- The assessment and examination periods will be shortened. The
increased space between Semester 1 and Semester 2 will ensure students
receive their results in time to make informed choices about courses for
the next semester.
- Earlier scheduling of graduation ceremonies will be possible.
The revised academic calendar applies to all programs at Kensington and
COFA campuses with the exception of the undergraduate Medicine program.
The changes do not apply to ADFA.

The 2008 calendar for award programs offered through the AGSM in the
Faculty of Business is to be confirmed.

We anticipate that the 2007/8 Summer Term will be administered on the
basis of the 2008 Calendar changes, commencing on 26 November.
Further information, including the new Academic Calendar, can be found via
the myUNSW portal. Enquiries can be made directly to

Best wishes,
Professor Joan Cooper
Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Students) & Registrar

Monday, May 14, 2007

Veni, Vidi, Vici

"Assalamualaikum warahmatullah wabarakatuh. Saya Dk Waznah Pg Hj Ali. Berita-berita utama... Pasukan Negara Brunei Darussalam, DRM Sydney yang diwakili oleh Fadhli Saedon, Majdi Jasni, Asqa Abdullah, Sulhi Yahya, Faiq Zaini, Ak Yazid Pg Yasmin, Hafiz Talip dan Yamin Hashim malam ini telah berjaya memboloskan diri ke tempat teratas. Bagai Man U meraikan kemenangan mereka dalam EPL...begitu juga dengan pasukan kitani DRM Sydney yang tak kurang kehebatannya."

This is how events unfolded earlier this evening...

DRM Syd supporters literally held their breath when Yazid successfully dodged and saved the ball by opponent, Black Balls in the 2nd minute after a 5.12pm kick-off. The game just came to life...

This was apparent when Black Ball's goalie had no chance against Fadhli's opening goal (sound familiar?) in the 4th minute. Twenty seconds later, the opposition broke through our defence and scored. In the 3rd and a half minute, Asqa would have scored the perfect header but he was not going to give up because he slipped the ball past the goalkeeper a minute and a half later.

Chances scoring a goal twice from corner kicks slipped through but a sweet goal by Hafiz in the 11th minute brought the score to 3-2. With a minute and a half left before the half-time whistle, the opponents stepped up their game and scored their second goal the beginning of the 15th minute.

At half-time, the score was 3-2 to DRMSyd.

Whatever Sulhi said to his fellow teammates during half-time certainly worked because Sulhi scored a 4th one for DRM, aided by Fadhli just minutes into the second half. The opposition kicked back by scoring 2 minutes later. In the 22nd minute, Faiq made a comeback to try and improve DRM Syd's game. The crowd went wild when our super-goalie,Yazid made a great reaction save - anything to not bring the game to a tie.

It was too good to be true. Black Balls brought the game to a tie when they scored a goal in the 24th minute. The score became 4-all.

With six minutes left in the game, it was hell hath no fury. Tempers of players heightened regarding some of the referee's decisions; so were the levels of testosterone. The cheers of supporters increased in volume. Huff and puff, DRM Syd would fight.

Our man of the match, our very own, wearing Alain Delon shorts today, Fadhli brought the house down when he broke the tie seconds before the end of the game. We won! We won!

It could be said that victory was written in the lines of destiny for DRM Sydney this evening. Veni, Vidi, Vici - We came, we sought, we conquered. In memory of their 5-win streak and sweet victory tonight, each were awarded a medal by MSO's Sports Representative.

Great job DRM Sydney! You guys rock!

Friday, May 11, 2007

SPE Exxon Mobil Student Lunch

Greetings everyone,

I would like to invite everyone to the 2nd SPE event lined up for this year, the SPE Student Technical Lunch, sponsored by Exxon Mobil.

Coming to give a talk is Cliff Kratzing, who is a graduate of Petroleum Engineering UNSW and currently working with, of course, Exxon Mobil. Special arrangements have been made to make sure that the food served will be all Halal. Except for the alcohol, of course.

There are limited seats available (only 75) so please book through me, ASAP. I strongly recommend you guys to come and of course, with your best behaviour.

What: SPE Exxon Mobil Student Technical Lunch
Where: Club Bar, Roundhouse (tentative).
When: 24th May 2007. 1-3pm
Cost: $25 students. $45 staff/industry
Speaker: Cliff Kratzing, Exxon Mobil


RSVP: Airul or any SPE representative from your year.

Much regards,
Airul Hafneh
Secretary SPE UNSW Chapter

Thursday, May 10, 2007

APEC Volunteer Program

Hi guys,

The Dept. of Prime Minister and Cabinet in Canberra have asked for 3 Bruneian students from here to take part in the APEC Vol. program this year. Here's a schedule of the volunteer's activities:

Face-to-face interview, uniform fitting and accreditation paperwork at the APEC Taskforce Sydney office

1 hour

Orientation/induction session at a Sydney city-based hotel on either Friday 13 July or Saturday 28 July

4 hours

Venue and job specific training conducted by the APEC Taskforce Functional Area the volunteer has been assigned to

4 hours approximately

APEC Leaders Week: volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of three shift (of six hours duration per shift for international students) and will be rostered between Tuesday 28 August and Sunday 9 September.

18 hours minimum

So if you're prepared to do all that, inform myself or airul by SATURDAY,13 May '07. (They need names ASAP). Thanks!!~~ =D


Monday, May 07, 2007

Then there was four

The match between DRM Sydney and AKA kicked off at 6.24pm this evening in the Multi-purpose hall of UNSW's Unigym. Starting line-up was Fadhli, Majdi, Sulhi, Asqa and super-goalie, Yazid. Also, it was nice to see Faiq back to play. Overall, it was a intense match, the referee's decisions were sometimes questionable and it had DRM Sydney's loyal supporters on the edge of... erm... the floor. Anyways, it was like déja-vu when reliable striker, Fadhli who played with signature denim shorts scored the first goal in the third minute. He satisfied his hunger scoring another one in the 6th minute.

"Gagar... Memang gagar defence kitani apabila pihak lawan menjaringkan gol pada minit yang ke sembilan." 18 minutes into the game, the score was 4-3 to AKA. We were behind by one goal when the referee blew his whistle signalling half-time.

The team during half-time looked disturbed and tense. Through the lenses of appointed photographer, Aimi, DRM Sydney remained composed because nothing would break a burning will and spirit to defy the odds. Although, Fadhli's attempt at a hat-trick failed just minutes into the second half, goal number 4 to equalise was by Sulhi in the 26th minute. However, the shot of the day was from our man of the match, our defender numéro uno, Majdi scored the winning goal in the last minutes.

For fun, I asked around and this is what our supporters had to say about tonight's game:

Nisah (1st year): "I feel so marah with the refereee. Stressful lah olehnya. So intense meliat, si Izzah pun jua. Oh, and Zimah malas liat bula sal bula banyak di kedai".

Izzah (1st year): "Tadi kind of intense. Everyone seemed serious. Naik bulu roma saya. Kinda hate the referee...macam inda pandai judge but nasib jua kita menang. Kinda got excited brabisly. Lama dah inda meliat orang main bula since ke aussie ani and everyone was in the mood to win the game".

Darth Airul: *evil aura clearly radiating* "It was intense".

DRM's winning streak lives on and three became four. Next week: DRM Sydney will take on Black Balls, a match certainly worth watching but in the meantime, let DRM savour sweet victory.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

A Birthday Wish

To fully take advantage of my position as admin... Enjoy!

Ehem... testing, testing...
Hey Mr DJ,

Check this microphone if you may,
Thought I might like to do this my way.

So, Let's drop this like 50 Cent,
We're gonna party like it's your birthday,
Without sipping the bicardi just 'cos it's your birthday,

You're celebrating in Sydney, hooray!

Without further ado, i'll give you a clue,
It's Yamin's on the 7th, au premier,
How his toe accident would bring a tear,
Still Yamin! Hands off that beer! :P

Next day on the 8th is Shirley's,
"Hey, let's go on a shopping spree please?"
Just like 9 comes after 8,
And Ta comes after Alif and Ba,
9th of May is for Salwa.

Just when you thought you had enough on your plate,

A good interest rate or a rebuttal in a debate,

Ling Wei's day would be 2 days after the 28,

On the 30th, now that we can't wait.

When we say we save the best for last, la-dee-dum-dum,

The last is one who is macho and hen-sem,

Don't forget to come 'cos he's the bum (??)
Fadhli's on the 29th, param pam-pam.

So those celebrating in May,

Hope you have a nice day,

And with a year, let's pray,
Y'all be cuter, cooler and wiser, ay?