Sunday, November 02, 2008


Hey you guys, remember last year, that wonderful time where we got bruised and scratched and covered in paint. Well, that time has come again. BASS PAINTBALL 2008

We have managed to scrape up a few passes to Ministry of Paintball in the first sem but never got round to using them. We have currently 16 passes which has been paid for. It cost around $8 per pass and it includes equipment hire (mask, coveralls, hood), gun hire (semi auto gun, 7 rounds per second), and free lunch. The amount of paintballs comes at additional costs.

for more info on what's included, here the website:

We want to find out how many people actually want to come before booking a place. Nothing is confirmed yet. The only date is on the 8th November, Saturday. We currently have 16 spaces but we can book additional. We need to know how many are interested to go. Please respond at facebook or bass-box chatbox by Tuesday. This is organised by the BruGee boys. Any questions just post it at facebook group discussion board or basbox chatbox. PLEASE REPLY ASAP


Well, I've been flooded by some saying 8th is not the ideal date. Well, the passes are still valid till December I think, so any suggestions for a different day? Yamin suggested 9/10th November. If Monday, which will be easier as we can come later in the day. Lau weekend, we have to be at the venue by 730 else be charged with a $10 late fee. 

Soooo.....mau inda, mau inda. Sayang passes ah. heheh, Once a year saja ni, org yg blm ampit, ampitkn tia *looks at nazurah*. So please, please, PLEAASE, reply. Michakaumingaaaaa



"Will you marry me?"

Heheh, kidding. ANYWAAYS, good news, MR CHEE HWA, and his iskiness to paint-balls, has decided to postpone his flight balik from 12th *GASPS* to 15th. Sooooo, the day where everyone SHOULD BE FREEEE IIIS...


Okaay tuuu? EVERYBODY SHOULD BE ABLE TO COME ON THAT DAY! Next decision is blue mountains or blacktown. Bluemountains is furthur away but has cheaper balls. heheh, soooooo please reply with your thoughts meh. REPLY NOW, THE SECOND YOU READ THIS, THE MILI~MICROSECOND AFTER YOU FINISH READING THIS SENTENCE....NOW!


Monday, October 27, 2008

Belated Raya VId (part 1)

Awuu...baru part 1. heheh, sound quality is a little bad.

Sorry Amal, heeee.....

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Dum dum duuum...


"The viability of the UNSW Wireless network, presently provided free of
charge to students, has been placed under threat due to increasing
incidents of illegal downloading of copyright material such as movies,
videos, music and games.

The University provides computing facilities (including the wireless network)
to students at no charge for the purposes of teaching and learning; and it
views attempts to misuse its computing facilities in this way very seriously.
Such actions place the both the University and the individual responsible at
risk of litigation for copyright infringement.

In addition, such conduct breaches the University Policies: Acceptable Use of
UNSW Information and Communications Technology and; Student Misconduct Rules;
and may lead to formal disciplinary action, fines and even criminal prosecution.
The Internet is NOT a copyright-free zone. Do not assume that simply because
you can locate a file through sites such as BitTorrent or LimeWire, that you
can then legitimately download, copy or transfer it, even for personal use.




Michael Kirby-Lewis
Director, IT at UNSW"

Bowh adoooi, siapa tu download Heroes dLibrary ah to save bill internet drumah? *Looks at Zarif*

heheh, just had to post this. Anyways, good luck everyone for your exams... HAPPY STUDYIIING!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Rumah terbuka...

Inspired by the previous invitation.

Ehem ehem..

Salam semua rakan-rakan BASS ku,
Syawal baru jua 13 hari di Sydney,
Dalam kontena pun masih ada muruku,
Yang inda sampat menyambut raya msatu ada masih chance ni...

Kami second years kan membuat open house,
So sudi-sudikan lah hadirkan diri,
Isikan perut yang lapar.. basahkan leher yang haus,
Kami membuat hi tea kecil-kecilan Saturday ani…

Tempatnya di mana nya biskita?
Di rumah Nisah/Wani/Izah di Kingsford kami adakan.
Startnya pukul brapa?
Dari pukul 3 sampai 6 petang biskita dipersilakan…

Tunjunkkanlah muka walaupun sekejap,
Berbaju melayu atau berbaju kurung,
Kami penganjur sangatlah berharap…

Terima Kasih :)

Selamat Hari Raya!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Thanks for the memories...

Holidays have come and gone (so faaast), lucky people who went home are back in Sydney and sharing their exploits and chronicles of their time in Brunei. Not to be outdone, we Bruneians, who were left in Sydney to celebrate raya in our own way, would also like to share our experience. Here is a trailer to BASS RAYA GATHERING 2008.

It's so far 50% complete. SIBUK WAH! But definately can be finished... check back aites! good luck to everyone with final exams, reports, assignments and so forth!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Solat Aidilifitri 2

Assalamualaikum everyone,

Just want to inform you guys that there will be another Solat Aidilfitri Jemaah held at

Below are the agenda lined up for the event:

7:15 a.m.- Takbir
7:45 a.m.- Solat Aidilfitri jemaah
8:00 a.m.- Khutbah by Sheikh Fidea Almajzoub
8:15 a.m.- Mingling session

Hope to see you guys there tomorrow.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Maaf Zahir Batin!

Solat AidilFitri

Assalamualaikum to the Sydneysiders (yang inda balik Brunei this raya),

Thought I share with you all this info.

Tarikh : 1 Syawal 1429H
Masa : 7.00 pagi
Tempat : Dewan Malaysia Sydney (DMS)
Aturcara :

6.30 pagi : Takbir raya
7.30 pagi : Solat sunat dan khutbah
8.15 pagi : Jamuan ringan dan bersurai

There will also be an Eid Festival on 5th Oct, Sunday at Auburn Public School, Auburn Rd. For more infp, do visit


Liyana, Abdul Hakeem, Ayesha & Saffiya

Aidilfitri 1429H /2008M

Allahuakhbar, Allahuakhbar, Allahuakhbar..Wallilah Ilham..

Assalamualaikum ladies and gentlemen,

Sudah almost sebulan kitani berpuasa (inda terasa ah?), menahan lapar, dahaga, kurik2 idung and segala perkara-perkara yg membatalkan puasa disamping mengambil opportunity untuk memperbanyakkan lagi ibadah (well, some of us). Tahun ani lagi, getting through the month is even more challenging with assignments, thesis and tests masing2.

Kini tiba time nya for kitani semua yg stay in Sydney untuk merayakan atau men-celebrate hari yg mulia, Hari Raya Idul Fitri. Walaupun kitani away from tanahair, put on your cara Melayu or baju kurung, mari kitani gather-gather, pesta Hari Raya! We can make it as good as in Brunei.

Venue: Yummyfish’s residence: 1/ 69, Forsyth Street, KingfordS (rumah Yamin aka Yamin and Hafiz aka Abib).

Bila: Rabu, 1 Syawal 1429 bersamaan dengan 1st September 2008 at 12 pm.

Kepada lelaki yg berumur 18 tahun and above, marilah kitani sama-sama bertakbir Hari Raya untuk membagi lagi feel pesta ani.

Mari kitani sama-sama bring out a feast untuk dinikmati. For those who lost weight, it’s time to gain it back and for those who gained, gain-kan lagi. So, please, just post, apa yg kamu mau bawa in the comment box to avoid conflict makanan.

And lastly,

Di Sydney kitani berada,

Jauh di mata ibu bapa,

Siapa kata kitani inda bulih berpesta,

Arah Yummyfish, meraikan Hari Raya.

Daging rendang, ayam panggang,

Kek batik, kek roll,

Makanan atas meja siap dihidang,

Nyum, nyum, nyum, nyum, LOL!

Banarnya kami out of rhyme sudah ni.

Basically kami ingin mengucapkan,

Selamat Hari Aidilfitri,

Maaf Zahir dan Batan.



Sekian, harap maklum.


Tuan Rumah...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Majlis Bersungkai 2


Just want to inform you guys that Petroleum Engineers are organising the Iftar on the 25th September at Squarehouse, UNSW. Therefore, if you want to bring any food, please bring on that day. Another way to contribute is to give money to any of the third year student or you can give directly to Samer, Fatme and Mafaz. If you are not doing anything, you can pray that the food will be good and people eating will think that Petroleum Engineers can also cook, other than drilling. Haha LAME...


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Majlis Bersungkai.

Sempena bulan mulia ini, marilah kitani bersama-sama mengadakan majis tahlil, sembahyang berjemaah dan diselajurkan dengan majlis bersungkai bagi memeriahkan lagi bulan Ramadhan ini. Acara tersebut akan diadakan pada

Hari Sabtu, 20hb September 2008

Jam: 5 petang,

Bertempat di:
Kediaman Nisah, Izah & Wani (Tahlil & Sembahyang maghrib berjemaah)

& kediaman Majdi, Fadhli & Bo Jun (Majlis bersungkai).

Adalah dimaklumkan kepada abiskita untuk membawa tikar sembahyang dan buku Yaasin masing-masing. Penyungkaian adalah sumbangan daripada abiskita yang akan hadir pada majlis tersebut. Untuk makluman semua, Tuan-Tuan dan Puan-Puan rumah akan menyediakan nasi putih. Bagi sesiapa yang bermurah hati untuk membawa bermacam jenis lauk-pauk bagi hidangan utama adalah di alu-alukan. Makanan sampingan juga adalah sangat-sangat di alu-alukan terutamanya ‘dessert’.

Kurma, minuman, kudut, sudu, garpu dan galas plastik adalah menjadi kemestian. Di minta kepada sesiapa yang bermurah hati lagi agar dapat menyumbangkan barang-barang tersebut. Sila maklumkan sajian-sajian yang akan abiskita bawa di ruangan komen bagi mengelakkan ‘clash’ dan kekeliruan.

Pada mereka yang bukan beragama Islam, abiskita juga adalah dipelawa untuk hadir pada hari tersebut bagi memeriahkan majlis kitani ani. Kalau inda paham, mereka-mereka yang paham, atu sila terjemahkan meses ini kepada mereka.

Sekian, harap maklum.

The Annual SPE Dinner 2008

Hey everyone,
Tickets are now on sale for this year's SPE dinner introducing the speakers,

Barry Smith
Managing Director, Orion Petroleum Ltd


Janet Michalopoulos
Drilling and Completions Engineer, AGL Gas Developments Pty Ltd

This year, food is halal but in the case that you are vegetarian, please let us know. You can buy your tickets from SPE representatives from your year or buy them from me.

Hope to see you all there! *frown arah orang yang inda datang kerana sebab-sebab tertentu (seperti balik kampung)* XD

What: The Annual SPE Dinner & Awards Night 2008
Where: Brisbane Room, Sofitel Wentworth Hotel
When: Friday, 26th September 2008 at 7.00pm onwards
How much: $50 per person or buy a table of 5-8 and sit with your friends (please tell us if you want to do this)
Dress: Lounge suit/Evening dress
Looking forward to relinquishing duty,

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Place your votes: UNSW-SPE elections

Hey everyone,

An SPE student chapter representative will come into one of your classes tomorrow to get your votes to determine who will be in the 2009 UNSW-SPE student chapter. So, please vote! It's easy:
Step 1: Get a ballot from the nice SPE committee member. (No ballot, no vote heh heh)

Step 2: Place a number (1 to 5) next to the 5 persons you would like to have on next year's SPE commitee. '1' being the most preferred candidate and '5' being least preferred (but you still want them on the committee somehow) :)

Step 3: Hand back the ballot to the nice SPE committee member.

This year, I am pleased to announce that Fiqah, Zee and Leena are running for spots on the committee so show your support! I wish them the best of luck.

Your vice-prez (yang kan pencen),

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ramadhan~ bulan yang suci~

Assalamualaikum everyone!

Alhamdulillah, it's the time of the year again where all the Muslims in the world will be fasting in this holy month of Ramadhan.

Most Muslims in Sydney will be fasting tomorrow, Monday 1st of September 2008, following the calculation.

Selamat Menunaikan Ibadah Puasa and semoga amalan kita di terima olehNya. Insya Allah.

Niat Puasa di bulan Ramadhan:

Enjoy your Ramdhan everyone. Hope it will be a good one =)

Take Care.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Update: Harbour Bridge Climb

It's Monday, 25th August 2008 and I have decided to extend the payment date until the Thursday, 28th August 2008. So please do pay to again either Fadhli, Asqa or Aimi. The price is again $199 per person and the climb is again on the Saturday, 30th August 2008. Anyone is invited.

It is confirmed that no matter what happen, Lee Hen Sem is buying the ticket on Friday, 29th August 2008 and climbing on again on Saturday, 30th August 2008. If you have any problem (no money or confirmation) or questions (who, where, what,why, when and how) please call Lee Hen Sem before again Friday, 29th August 2008. His phone number is +6732226111. Hehe...

Lee Hen Sem

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Harbour Bridge Climb with Lee Hen Sem

Activity: Harbour Bridge climb


  1. You always see the bridge but you have never climbed it
  2. Something to show off
  3. I have been in Sydney for nearly 3 years and I have never climbed it!! Wth!!
  4. Something to remember before you graduate (you fourth years!!!)

When: Saturday, 30th August (During the day and will confirm the time ASAP)

Price: $199 per person (Please pay to either Fadhli, Asqa or Aimi)

Please pay before the 25th August 2008. I will reconsider the date if we have not received our allowances by that day. I will update this post on 25th August 2008 if there are any changes or confirmation.

Thank you.


Lee Hen Sem

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Step Up: UNSW-SPE elections open

Ladies and Gents,

*I think this is, like, my first post ever as vice-president SPE... where have I been?*
I hope you have all received the email about nominations for the 2008/2009 UNSW-SPE student body. We are looking for hard-working, motivated, creative and enthusiastic team players to make BBQs, lunches, field trips and dinners a reality. So anyone who would like to nominate themselves or your other fellow students, e-mail me( your name, student ID and year. Nominations close next Friday, 22nd August 2008.

Airul's statistics last year show that Bruneians hold 35% voting power so we need a voice. Step up to the plate and I promise you, it's an experience you will not regret - "Belum try, belum tahu..."

So if any of us run this year, best of luck to you and to everyone else, support them oh :)

Vice-Prez yang kan pencen,
Waznah Ali

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Post-even post.


Lastnight was a huge success and great fun too! Kudos to Nazurah Fadhli and the gang...

Pictures taken by me & some others using Qiera can be seen here, here, here and here. Makasehhh...


Pictures from Bing are here and here.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Like a record on repeat *UPDATE*

For those of you who don't know what's going on yet..we're getting a visit from the Minister of Education along with his entourage. So, if you've got any burning questions you wanted to ask..the dinner would be a good time. =p

Day,date: Friday, 8/8/08

Time: 6:00PM (Arrival of Students), Event starts at 6:45pm

Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, Circular Quay. Full details of the hotel's location can be found here

Dresscode: Smart casual aka Semi-Formal. Chicks..baju kurung or long trousers. Dudes..same thing..trousers =D

Any questions, tagboard simpan. =)

Monday, July 28, 2008

WELCOME 2 SEM 2 2008

Assalamualaikum and gd day!

The BASS admin would like to give a sincere welcome back to Sydney (for those returning from overseas) and a happy start of new semester (UNSW) to everyone. So fast time flies and already half the year is gone. Hope everyone had a well enjoyed and well rested holiday. It's back to waking up early and restless nights from this point on for those commencing their studies. Sadly, not all of us will continue and instead will be headed back to our beloved homeland Brunei in a just a few days.

AIRUL -our former unofficial leader and original creator of BASS has finished his studies in Sydney and will be heading back to Brunei on Thursday. So to give him the proper send-off to the working life, there will be a POTLUCK held at NENA/YAZID/FAIQ'S place on Wednesday at 5pm onwards.

So if there is anything you wanted to say or confess to airul or any duit kn dtagih or CLUEDO rematch you want from airul, PLEASE DO COME! As this is a potluck, please bring your own dishes to share with all. For more info and details please contact NENA YAPP.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dua post berlainan


Airul's Farewell yang begitu spesil

Tempat: Faiq Yazid & Nena's ..kalau alum tau dimana...tempat yang malar tani ambush kan buat BBQ..=p

Hari & Masa: Rabu, 5pm (pasalnya memikirkan orang balik skulah lagi apa)

Barang yang akan mbuat kitani kanyang?...Sorang2 bawa their own creations.. i.e. potluck. Canaaaa? Onnn? =D...


Pehin Rahman&Co's Dinner

At: Hyatt Hotel, Circular Quay

Date/Time: 8/8/08, 7pm sharp

Dress: Appropriate for the tempat dan occassion =D

Friday, July 25, 2008

A reminder

Just a quick reminder to those who have paid me for the Disney on Ice show, it will be on THIS SUNDAY, 27th July 2008 at 2:30pm.

We have checked the Sydney buses and found out that the fastest way to get to Acer Arena takes almost 50 minutes or so from CENTRAL station (we will have to take 2 trains and then walk to reach the Arena).

Since most of us are not familiar with the place, please be at the CENTRAL STATION around 11 a.m. and from there we will take the first train available which goes to Lidcombe station. I know this seems too early but we may have to Q up outside the Arena as well and probably have a good look at the goodies and souvenirs available. They should be selling them, shouldn’t they? =P

Anyway, here is the list of names of people that are joining, in case you guys have forgotten.

· Majdi

· Mally

· Bo Jun

· Susan

· Aimi

· Fadhli

· Waznah

· Yazid

· Naz

· Hadee

· Yamin

· Salwa

· Izah

· Nisah

· Amal

And I have the tickets with me already. Hope to see you guys there this Sunday..

On a different note, Happy Birthday Izah... =)

Monday, July 21, 2008

Who's available?

Hello ppl~~~

We're getting a visit dari the Minister of Education & Co. and I'm going to book a place for dinner REALLY siapa available? It'll be on FRIDAY, 8 Aug 08. 7pm.

8th Aug is in pleaseeeeeee tell me if u guys can attend ASAP yeah? Simpan arah the comments part. Pls & TQ XD

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

BSP Employees and Students

I'm posting this on behalf of a fellow student in UK for a research project. This survey is for BSP employees and students that has done their vacation assignment in one of the indicator listed below.

Original message:
Is there any one here working in BSP atm? I need to find out the long form for all the indicator below.This is for my data collection for my research project on evaluating the team effectiveness in BSP.If you know, please let me know.

1)OPM 2) SEN 3) HPD 4)HRS 5) HSE 6) DPE 7)EPE 8)FAC 9)SAV 10)TSG 11)TSM 12)TSW 13)WPE 14)STL 15)IWM 16)IAM 17)MPB 18)ISM 19)IPS 20)SCM 21)EIE 22)HCP 23) MPS 24)DOP 25)BPE

If you are employees of the indicator above, please answer my questionnaire below:
BSP employees questionnaire link

If you are supervisor of the indicator above, please answer my questionnaire below
BSP supervisor questionnaire

Name of the organisation please enter as: Brunei Shell Petroleum
Team ID number please enter your three letter indicator
Team's name please enter as the long form of the indicator

To those who answered the questionnaire by 20th July,three random winners will get the chance to win IPOD Shuffle 2GB(Silver),USB Pendrive 8GB, USB Pendrive 4GB respectively.Please email me at to get the chance to win the consolation gift and i'll put ur email address in a lucky winner pot.

Thanks for your help and cooperation.

PS: Feel free to forward to your friends and family yang kraja di BSP.Need about 100 feedback by end of this month for data analysis.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Stimulate your senses: The Rocks Aroma Festival 2008

Come one, come all! It's that time of year again to go to... kemana nah?

The Rocks Aroma Festival 2008 - 6th July 2008

If it was not for my very dependable housemate and good friend, Aimi, i almost forgot about this and that would be a big no-no because I personally think that the mere absence of coffee is detrimental to my health. Everyone had a great time last year (the pictures prove it!) with $1 shots of coffee or hot chocolate, tea samples, chocolate-dipped strawberries, marshmallows and fruits, hot turkish pastries, bbq-ed corn cobs, cupcakes, nougats of all flavours (who's salivating now eh? hehe) and on top of that, allow your ears to be soothed with live performances.

See you there this Sunday!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Greetings from Brunei


I met Hjh Jaitun yesterday she said 'kirim salam arah semua'. After telling her all the highlights for the first semester, me thinks by September all of us can afford the lowest grade of iPhone or maybe bayar all of our hutangs to each other.


Friday, June 27, 2008

It's SOTO DAY again people!!!

What: Soto Day
When: 1st July 2008, 14:00 hrs onwards
Where: Tempat kediaman dyg nisah, dyg izah and dyg wani di Houston Rd., Kingsford
Who: Anyone yang mau datang. (Everyone thats still here of course)

okay... so why is 1st July 'Soto day'?? Well, because I SAY SO. nadabah. because its nice to add something to my event calendar and not be TOO jobless this holiday. Besides, we can't let orang2 yg balik ke Brunei atu have ALL the fun, can we?

Anyway... the price per head is AUD$5.50 (how COOL is that?!!)

We'll start preparing at 10:00 hrs. So siapa yang mau tolong2, its fine with me.

There are more activities scheduled so stay tuned to BASS-BOX. I'll post something as soon as I can get around to doing it.

Any questions... contact me, aimi or nisah. Also, It would be nice to know who's coming... So let us know okay?

Lastly, I'd like to wish everyone a happy holiday~

Lots of love,

I'll leave you people with a nice picture of what you'll be in for on Soto day:

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Skiing Deposit needed!!!

It's the time of the year again we have one month of holiday!!!!!


As the title says, to those of you who has registered for skiing this 20th-22nd of July. Please pay me $50 deposit ASAP, because I need to pay within next week.

No money, no deposit den i can't secure you a place. Sorry (^-^)


Aimizaza =)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

That time of year again...

Hey you guys. Well, it's that time of year again, the time where we all hide in our rooms for hours till no end, the time where we are deprived of sleep, the time where our daily meals consists of potato chips, coffee and red bull. Examination period is here and I wish everyone the best of luck. Do your best and don't stress out too much.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Hey you guys, time for the once in a blue moon update by the bass admin. heheh, firstly would like to wish a HAPPY 19TH BIRTHDAY TO FIRST YEAR QASMAN! Honorable mention as well to Yamin and Salwa who celebrated their 20th (*ugh* you all are 'like' so old) birthdays on the past 7th and 9th May respectively. Also honorable mention to all those who celebrated their birthdays last month and didnt get a birthday post on bassbox (oops, sooorry, saya sibuk ler).

Why am I suddenly posting out of the blue? One of the reasons is the fact that I was woken up by certain bruneian housemates who thought shouting and laughing loudly in the middle of the night wouldn't wake anyone up, XD. The shouting and laughing, in the end, was because of Qasmans birthday. Since I couldn't get back to sleep, decided to make this post.

Well, what is there to post about other than birthdays. Well.... *opens unimail* ....there's an end of session bbq which Hahaha, to all those who gets to read this and hasn't check their email, as your dutiful bass admin, i'd like to announce there is an END OF SESSION 1 2008 PESS BBQ later at Petroleum School around 12 - 3pm. Soo, hope to see some bruneians there. I was talking to someone in the PESS comittee yesterday and she said "I dont see much bruneians, saudis or malaysians at these gatherings which is a shame as they are a majority of those in Pet Eng course". Heheh, so to show your patriotic PESS spirit please come later. Meet up for awhile and have some free food before disappearing into the end of session exam mode.

Hmm... I have absolutely no idea what to post up... owh, there's this article at Brunei times:


From just the title, I'd say : "no duuuh", what do you guys think? Well, I guess that's it. A very short update from your BASS admin. Will bring you more updates...soon....

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Skiing Information

Hi All,

I'm trying to get everyone name confirmed. Can you please just put your name in the comment area please.

It seems that i have found a CHEAPER price to go there. Its $430 ALL in. Inclusive of ski hire, ski lesson, transport from UNSW to Thredbo, accomodation, entrance fee, 2*breakfast and ONE complementary dinner of HALAL steamboat Insya Allah. And we will be going with the Malaysian. This trip will be on the 20/7 till 22/7/2008.

I'm listing out all the Advantages and Disadvantage if we go with MSO


  1. We don't have to go to Central Station, the pick up point is from UNSW
  2. They provide Halal Food
  3. It is cheaper


  1. I can't think of any, it's your judgement.

So I would like to have everyone elses opinion on it. Do you want to pay $430 ALL in with group of Malaysian? OR do you guys want to go on with $500++ just us the Bruneians? This trip will be insya Allah on the 11/7 till 13/7/2008 (For this trip I am not sure if we still have the place. Since it's quite late to book)

Due date next week Friday 23/05/2008



P/S: Don't forget to put your name in the comment area if you want to join.and tell me which one do you prefer? the one that cost $430 or the one that cost $500++ PLEASE~ (^-^) Thanks!

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

"Eyes" needed

Dear All,

I am constantly on the look out for anyone who may be able to spare 2 hours off their busy schedule to be a part of my research. The tests will be done in a private eye practice in the city centre. Anyone interested are free to contact me through my email ( Thank you and all be best.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Disney on Ice - Amazing Journey

Hey peeps,

Saw the advert last night on TV. The Disney-On-Ice crew are coming down to Sydney this July….=)

For more info, you may go to the official website.

Tickets range from AUD$24.50 to AUD$54.50 and can be purchased at Ticketek.You may have to purchase the ticket as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

So far, we are planning to go on the 27th of July 2008 for the 2:30pm show. It will be their last show on the very last day. So anyone who wants to join the crowd, let me know the soonest so that we can make a group booking. If possible, by next week maybe.

It’s not necessary for all of us to go to the same day or the same show but it would be another great outing for the BASS-es before we start off our second semester. So for those who are not going back to Brunei this winter holiday, perhaps you may go earlier than the suggested date.

I guess that's all for now.

Sekian, harap maklum.


Thursday, April 24, 2008

Let's Go Skiing People~ *revised*

Don't Have plans for winter holiday??

No worriesss.... let's go skiing =)

Where: Snowy Mountains (Thredbo or Perisher Blue)
When: TBA (Early or Mid July)
How Many days? 2 days (weekends)

Package Includes:
· 2 nights accommodation at Snow Valley Resort
· Transport form Sydney to Snow Valley Resort (using coach)
· Shuttle Up and Down mountain
· National Park Fees
· Complimentary Dinner on Saturday night2 x hot breakfast

Price to pay = $255

Okey, on top of that, IF you want to ski you need to pay about $250 for all the ski hire, snowboard hire and etc etc.

So, if you are interested, please email me at, tell me

  1. When do you prefer to go, Early or Mid July

By 10th May 2008

The prices indicated are subjected to change. For more info please go to this website =)

Lastly, Majority wins hehe.

cheerio peeps,


Thursday, April 17, 2008

BBQ Gathering


Hey guys, the gathering committee is organizing a get-together BBQ this Friday. This will be the first BBQ of the year before everyone starts to get busy with exams and assignments if not already.

On to the details:

What: BASS’s BBQ gathering


Nena. Yazid & Faiq’s place: 27/402, Harvard Court, Anzac Parade, Kingsford.

When: THIS Friday, 18th April 2008, 4 pm onwards.

Money collection for this occasion will start tomorrow - AUD $7 to be given to your batch’s focal point.

First year: Qasman
Second year: Amal
Third year: Fadhli
Fourth year: Nazurah

Or you can give it to the organizing committee e.g. Izah, Abib or Hirda.

Hope to see you lot. Thanks!

PS: Desserts & other delicacies are most welcome.

PPS: I'm posting this on behalf of Izah, any questions should be addressed to her, makasehh...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

SPE EXTENDED DEADLINE and bass updates

Attention to all Petroleum Engineering Students!

Please note that deadline for submissions of entry forms to the STUDENT SPE PAPER CONTEST has been extended to 16th May 2008. All details of this contest is listed in the original SPE PAPER CONTEST post below. Please consider taking this oppurtunity. As before, contact me for entry forms or any other information.
Sorry I've been kind of slow on updates, well...not much to update at the moment actually. Hope everyone is doing well. Oh yeah...a thought...if anyone is willing, write a review/your thoughts on particular places or activities in Sydney, your choice. Help promote Sydney from a Bruneians point of view. I'll proof read and post it up and beautify it here on the website. At least got something to read now and then. If anyone got any other suggestions, please do tell. heheh, thats it for now. Hope to hear from you guys soon!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Manly Walk Update

The weather forecast say its gonna be a beautiful day tomorrow and everything is go go go f0r the Manly trip.

For more info on the Manly trip, click here

Meet me at Wharf 3 at circular quay 10.30am sharp.

We'll go to Manly with a ferry ride and go back to the city with a bus ride (brown click). Ferry should cost about $(.. or issit $4.50)

-Sun Protection (Sun screen, hat, sunglasses)
-Camera (recommended)
-Pocket Money for transport and other stuff
-Very comfortable clothing and sport shoes
- Towel and swimmers (optional)
-Bib, bawakan the gino cream huwahaha

Don't be disappointed if you can't make it, i can always organise another trip (yeah right, kalau rajin =D)

Don Airul
Capo of Barker Street Territory

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Please note that this post mainly concerns all Bruneian Petroleum Engineering Students in Sydney Australia. I was contacted by Chairman of Young Professional SPE Brunei, Sateria Sulaiman, to promote this student presentation/paper contest. He would like to encourage Bruneians taking Petroleum Engineering in Australia to participate in this. It is opened to all higher education instution students to participate. It is really a good opportunity since the winner of the contest will be sponsored to go to 4-7 October 2009, in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. with expense allowance of up to US $ 3,000.


  1. The Contest will be based on Abstracts (200-300 words with a maximum of two diagrams) submitted by any SPE member who is a full-time student.

  2. The subject of the Abstract must be related to Petroleum Engineering (including processing and offshore facilities), and shall be a typed submission in the English Language.

  3. The Abstract shall represent as completely as possible the original work of a single author in planning the investigation, performing the project and interpreting the results.

  4. Contestants must be SPE members in current good standing, and be enrolled as full-time

  5. Abstracts entered in the contest shall not have been published in a professional journal or
    presented at an earlier SPE Regional Student Paper Contest. This provision does not preclude prior presentation at meetings sponsored by universities, colleges, SPE local sections or other organisations. If in doubt, consult the Student Paper Organising Chairperson.

  6. Contestants must complete an Entry Form and submit it along with the Abstract (written paper - if available) to the Organising Chairman by 2 April 2008.

  7. Finalists will be selected and invited to present their work in person before the Judging Panel at the Student Paper Contest on the first day – 20 October 2008 of the Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Perth, Australia. Each finalist is limited to a presentation time of no more than 20 minutes.

  8. Submissions of written papers are optional. The Contestants are encouraged to submit a written paper consisting of a minimum of 1,000 words of text, plus as many diagrams and supporting illustrations as may be considered necessary to elucidate the subject matter. The paper must not exceed 7,000 words equivalent of text and diagrams, with each diagram considered to be the equivalent of 250 words. Optional papers are to be submitted to the Organising Chairman by 10 September 2008.

  9. The contest will have two Divisions, an Undergraduate Division and Postgraduate Division(Masters Degree and PhD) only.


  1. Prizes:
    The number of prizes will depend on the number of contestants in the division.
    First Prize : Max. US$250.00
    Second Prize : Max. US$150.00 (if awarded)
    Third Prize : Max. US$100.00 (if awarded)

  2. Financial Support of Finalists:
    Finalists are encouraged to seek funds from local industry or their local SPE section to assist with the costs of travel. Accommodation can be arranged by the respective local SPE section for the night before the competition and, if required, the night after the competition. More details of financial arrangements will be announced when finalists’ names are notified to universities. Students will enjoy free entry to the Conference/Exhibition.

  3. The Winner:
    The first place winner will be invited by SPE to present his/her work at the SPE InternationalVStudent Paper Contest to be held at the 2008 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) scheduled 4-7 October 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

Organising Chairperson : Rob Jellis
Subsurface Engineering Manager
BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty. Ltd.
Tel. 61.8.9338.4725
Fax. 61.8.9338.4603

To those interested or need further details please contact me or Sateria Sulaiman ASAP. I have a copy of the entry forms, guidlines and other contest details if needed. Sorry for the late notice, I've been having internet troubles. Please pass this to your friends or colleagues who are interested.



Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Hey peeps,

Let’s just make this short. Below are the details of the event.

What: Ice-Skating

When: 22nd March 2008 (THIS SATURDAY)

Where: Ice Skating Rink, Macquarie Centre

Proposed Session Time: 11:30 – 13:00

Price: AUD$18 (Student’s price) and AUD$10 for locker deposit.

So please bring along your STUDENT ID if you want to get this price.

We will be going there by taking the bus at the Stand C of the QVB bus stop. Since the ride to Macquarie takes about approximately an hour or so, PLEASE BE THERE (AT THE QVB) BEFORE 10 A.M. From there, we may take either the bus numbered 288 OR 292. You may as well take the 290 bus but this has MORE stops than the other two.

To those who haven’t been to Macquarie before, worry no more!! There will be our “tour guides” (Hafiz and/or Zimah) to bring and show you guys around the area. Any inquiries, just leave your messages in the comment box, or you may text/call them.

So please do come along with us. Let us start this Easter Holiday by having some fun at the rink.

Thank You…. and hope to see you there!!!.. =)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Maulud Nabi Gathering.

The gathering committee is holding a get-together in conjunction with Maulud Nabi this Thursday evening. This would be our first event in Sydney for 2008. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, Izah could not post this up so I’m doing this on behalf of her.

So here are the details..

What: Sembahyang Magrib berjemaah, dikir and doa selamat.

Who: BASS family.

When: Thursday, 20th March 2008.

Try to be there before Magrib. Refer to the prayer time at the top right side of this page. :)

  • Magrib prayer, dikir & doa selamat @ Nisah, Izah, Wani’s place.
  • Makan-makan @ Majdi, Fadli, Bo Jun’s place

It’s potluck. So please let us know what you’re bringing in the comment box.

PS: Bring along with you a prayer mat. To non-muslims.. Do come, even just for the food.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Message from Pg Ayub

Update (5:38pm, Wednesday 5th March) :

Hi Guys,

Was napping and just got a call from Pengiran Ayup. He's coming here on Saturday, 8th March, as part of his Aussie-NZ tour as the education attache. I know most of you guys should be around or just arrived on that day so night time is set aside for your covenience. If you're not, i'd be damn speechless.

Here are the details (tentative).

What: Dinner with Pg. Ayup
Who: EVERY BRUNEIAN Welcomed. So come and meet everyone.
Where: Kasturi Cafe. George Street, Haymarket, Sydney.
When: Saturday 8th March, 7pm.

Please liaise between your years. I need numbers for reservations.

Darth Airul

Post Scriptum: Hadee, omigod panjang post mu atu. We don't have to be pressured to make it a National Day gathering or anything. Let's call it, ABIB's BIRTHDAY BASH woohoo!! Guest of Honour: Pg. Ayup. =D


How are you guys. Wish everything goes well. I have not been hearing from your side regarding Brunei Society in Sydney. I was just back from New Zealand to attend the National Day Celeberation organised by the Brunei Students Society in NZ. I was there for 4 days and I have a very succesful meeting with the university's representatives as welll as several meetings with our Brunei students.

Tentatively I will be going to Perth in two weeks time. They are still finalising the Futsal Tournament which they are thinking of having on the 16th and 17th March 2008. The students in Melbourne will be having a National Day gathering on the 22nd March 2008, which I will be attending. I have been to Brisbane last Dec 2008 to attend the Graduation Ceremony for our Bio-Medical Science and Medical students.

I hope to visit you guys soon, depending whether you will be able to get everyone together. I was thinking of coming to see you all, around this month, if that can be arranged. Hope if you can identify a good date where we all can meet. I am open to suggestion - not necessarily a formal meeting.

Kindest Regards,

Pg. Ayup Pg. Hj. Othman
Education Attache
BHC canberra

Monday, March 03, 2008


Allo allo, g'day to all of you. Well, as some of you might know, 'some' people had to miss o-week for reasons which I shall not disscuss. *cough* lazy bums *cough*. Well, fortunately for you guys, I'm here to rub the fantabulous UNSW orientation week in your faces. hahaha, as an act of pure joblessness, I am covering each day Orientation week, to show you what some of you are missing and hopefully suffer and be tormented with envy and guilt for coming back so late! This is sorta amateurish and spontaneous post, hee, enjooy.

MONDAY day 1.

Set my alarm at 7, got up at 9, thanks to excellent timing of an inprompt to text message. I was planning to head to UNI by 9 or 10 so that I can get some of the FREE PANCAKES they were serving in the morning. Rushed a shower, put on some light clothing (it was hot~ 21 degrees, weathers been a tad inconsistant these past few days, so dont expect to see the sunny skies when you are here), and grabbed my bag before leaving Hafiz's place and heading towards UNI. I planned to drag the guys, but as usual, Hafiz was being his usual lazy self, didn't want to disturb his 'precious' beauty sleep (he needs all the sleep he can get) and Asqa was already eating a 'OMG' delicious breakfast of Instant Noodles *gasps*.



OMG, people! There like freakin everywhere!!!

Walking through 'the walk' (izzat what its called, I forget) with the big crowds, booths, yellow shirts, bewildered first years is just awesome. The UNI was virtually empty before this and there is so many things to do and see here. It was around ten when I reached there, so I rushed up to Matthews to meet up my Malaysian friend Tiya who was helping her juniours get their student IDs (As Waznah mentioned, Espot is no longer at red center, its at Matthews) . A few minutes of walking, and a handful of club brochures later, I reached Matthews Theatre in UPPER campus. Remember the renovation they were doing there before summer holidays, well they finished it, WE HAVE A NEW FOOD COURT, WOOHOOO! Indian food, Sushi and more, all at Matthews with proper sitting areas with tables. I didn't take pictures, I forgot, so I'll post it up tomorrow for you to see.



Queue for the student id cards
Yup, those are the queues for the student id. SO freaaaakin looong. I planned to do it since Tiya and her juniours were there, but after seeing that line, ugh, decided to do it later in the week. Went and met up my Bangladeshian Australian Friend Niloy, who was trying to find out if there were any Civil Engineering specific lectures, labs or activities that were compulsory to attend during Oweek. Btw, still no word from Jennifer, I'll scower the net again to update you guys with more info on the PetENg Oweek lecs or labs.
Dragged him to get pancakes with me near the roundhouse. Otw there, we passed the beer lawn (between Scientia and red center). Seems like some half-naked buff guys were dancing there.


Why were there half Naked Buff Guys dancing near the Beer Lawn located between the Scientia Building and Red Center while Niloy and I were otw to get pancakes near the roundhouse? I didn't have a clue. This is orientation week, expect the unexpected. hahahah. Btw, these guys were buff, i mean REALLY BUFF huge muscles and all that crap. Its not those freaky monstor freak of nature muscles, it like those male models who advertise for underwear. Just looking at these guys lowers yur self esteem dramatically. hahahah, I need to join a gym this year.

Passing by more stalls and booths, more people stuffing brochures and pamphlets into my hands, reached the pancake queue. It was not that long, but we had to wait a bit. A few minutes of idle talking and enjoying the sights of the cooks accidentally overcooking and burning the pancakes and trying to amusingly convince some of the people in queue to get this burnt pancakes by asking 'who likes their pancakes extra black?', Niloy and I were approached by some blue/yellow shirts (I had temporary colour memory loss at that moment) who were promoting ARC memberships.

It was an asian guy and girl. The guy spoke first, well...he tried to. He was okay the first few sentences and suddenly lost track and forgot what he wanted to say. Reasons for this, as I thought at that moment, could either be that, I was very intimidating or this guy was new at this job, and as it turned out, it was the latter of the two. He smiled timidly and apologized, and let the girl speak. Showing off her experience, she went through almost everything about ARC membership at UNSW, its privelages and so forth. Heres a sum of it:

  • You get a welcome pack (Arc Backpack, 2GB USB stick, Wall Planner, Other Campus Essentials)
  • Club VIP membership (Discounts for off camping clothing, clubs and Sydney Events
  • Discounts at Arc Stores (up to 40% off selected merchanise and 'Green Splat' Specials
  • ARC Club MemberShip (Join clubs free of administration costs from Arc)
  • ARC Room Hire (Free Discounted rates for music, meeting and general purpose rooms)
  • UniBar Discounts (Member Specials and Happy Hours Throughout the year)
  • Free Roundhouse session parties all year (Free/discounted admission to ARC activities and Events
  • Work and Lifeskills Courses (Discounted rates + training program & certificate of participation for each course)
  • Graduation Dress Hire Discounts (Discounts on Academic dress hire and purchase)
  • ARC Board and Representive Council Elections (Eligible to run for Board and Rep Council positions and vote in elections)
  • Volunteer Programs (Join student development and volunteer programs and gain valuable experience)
  • Computer Labs (Free Computer Use in any ARC Computer Labs)
  • KUDOs Gallery @ COFA (Significant Hire discounts and free support)
  • Free Legal Advice and Advocacy (ARC Lawyer and Student Support)
  • UNSW Bookshop Discounts (Special Member only deals)
  • Cheap Movie Tickets (Buy cheap tickets for range of cinemas)
  • Member Diary with Vouchers (You can only get the vouchers if you're an ARC member)

Arent you amazed with my memory skills? Hehe, the fact that she handed me a brochure after our conversation helped alittle I guess. Anyways, memberships is $149 for 1year, $280 for 2years, $380 for 3years & $450 for 4years. I'm joining this year btw, anybody else? *wink*

After our conversation with the ARC promoters, and wishing the new guy goodluck, I finally got my pancakes. They were out of plates so I had to use napkins. O-week pancakes are a tad different from your typical pancakes. They're square and burnt and made with love by the ARC Yellow Shirts. The tall blond yellow shirt pretty causcasian girl (this....I remember) was handling the condiments. I asked for Maple Syrup, she recommended to opt for something else, as her syrup was too runny *snort*, so I had this sort of jam on my pancakes, which flavour seems to escape my memory yet again, it was a pink-red goo. Don't have pictures again, sorry, was too hungry at the time.

After gulping down the pancakes, Niloy and I hung out near the Sports and Recreation section of the Oweek booths. Its located in front of the ISS building/centre. There was an ANZ booth nearby along with a Dance Hip-hop club booth.


ANZ BOOTH -What is the heck is that guy doing? ANZ have this sort of box where the willing participants enter and try to grab as much little strips of paper which are blown up into the air by a wind machine in a period of 10-20 seconds. Whats the point? Well, each strip of paper is worth AUD$1. An earlier participant walked of with $65. Free money for climbing into a box and goofilly trying to grab strips of paper as quick as possible in front of hordes of onlookers....excellent.


HIP HOP DANCE BOOTH - Put your hands up in the aiiir, shake em like you just don't careeee! Freee demonstration for interested hip hop dancers.

After watching some people almost break their necks for attempting a headstand, I called Hafiz and Asqa to join me since it was around 12. Niloy had to go to work at 1 and I didnt want to be abandoned here. Thanks to my excellent negotiating skills, I got them to come (this sounds really weird right Yamin? *wink*).

Hung out in front of the Newton Building lawn and waited for them there, and where we discovered the ISSOC booth and the Saudi Booth.


Random Malaysian(?) Girl and Fatimah/Padme (not quite sure) in charge of ISSOC membership registration.


Saad Alaasi with his 'cool' hairstyle, helping out with the Saudi society booth

Hafiz joined soon after, and as we were waiting for Asqa, we were approached by a yellow shirt asking us if she could paint our faces. After some coaxing from Hafiz, and since the others seemed soooo reluctant, I volunteered my precious face for painting. What did i choose? Well, I opted for the first thing that came out of my head ~ spiderman!!!



Facepainting, all in good fun. The girl was a bit worried at first, cause she never did spiderman before (*snort*), but it came out alright in the end. Hahah, I wanted the other guys to have their face painted, but guess they couldnt bare people staring at them. It was a bit weird having everybody turn and stare at you but you get used to it. Being called spiderman everytime you walk by is kinda cool *swells with pride*.

Asqa joined up eventually and toured the walk and tried to visit as much booths as we can. Asqa and Hafiz signed up for soccer tryouts while I scoped the diving and outdoors club booth. Many many clubs to look at, couldn't cover all of them properly in one day. Along the UNI walk, there are many activities to do and free stuff to get.


queueing up for....




Its that delicious! Don't believe me, notice Asqa's face? looks like he's gonna 'burst' with excitement *wink* 'it is very tasting of gooooodnesss'

I'm going to cut this post short for now, it looks like I sorta overdid it. It's a day overdue already. hahah, expect a post of Juniours First Day Experience sometime tomorrow and further Oweek coverages later in the week. Will leave you guys with pics I took on Monday. Goodbye for now, cheeers.


Live Bands at Beer Garden


Juggling training from circusoc. Run away from home, to go to Uni and join the circus!


Old Friends - Malaysian 2nd years. The three people on the right are sooo 'coool', especially the guy in the center. Like OMG.


Get your free Arab Guy, comes with his own Turban, headscarf thingy. heheh, kidding, dress up in traditional Arab clothing at the Saudi Society Booth.


Would love to see this guy walk up the stairs near the Quad.




Our new free student diary. Does not come with gay model


free drinks - Lipton tea (a new flavour which I cannot seem to remember)


Draw to win a free ipod classic


Being Spiderman ~ priceless