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EmmaGoodEgg
Brunei Darussalam
I am a good egg. I see the world sunny side-up.
Interests: the world wide web, to mong, frivolous pursuits, kitten sessions, my loved ones, beach holidays, b6ers chronicles, to smoke & fly...these are a few of my favourite things :)
Recent Activity
Majlis Ilmu, the Knowledge Convention took place last week. With it, the announcement by His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of the passing of the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013. Copies of the Order were made available from last... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2013 at EmmaGoodEgg
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Cycling has, like in the rest of the world, become big in Brunei these days. You cannot help but notice them on the road; packs of determined looking cyclists (the majority invariably men) eyes covered in fancy shades, ruffled brows... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2013 at EmmaGoodEgg
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What a week it’s been. The great heavyweights of International Affairs have trouped in and out of little Brunei for various summits, meetings, photo calls and off-site diplomacy. Brunei has, in a very focused two or three days, played host... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2013 at EmmaGoodEgg
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I was at the Ramah Mesra for Brunei Muara District last Sunday, the customary culmination of His Majesty the Sultan’s Birthday celebration. At these events, associations, organizations, businesses and schools turn out at the “Padang” of each district and put... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2013 at EmmaGoodEgg
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“Srikandi” is a character of Javanese Wayang, depicting a strong warrior-woman, able to overcome her struggles, trials and tribulations. Serikandi is the name of the catering business started by the late Dayang Sharifah Hajah Maimunah Syed Mohammad in 1984 at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 11, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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There is no such thing as a “former” Olympian. Once you have participated at the Games, you are always and forever entitled to call yourself an “Olympian”. While our athletes may not be able to say that they contended for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
On Friday evening as the nation was preparing for the first day of Ramadan a national tragedy unfolded on Facebook timelines and twitter feeds, whatsapp chats and texts. The tragedy was a Royal Brunei Armed Forces Bell 212 helicopter that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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Friday was my 4-year old daughter’s last day at kindergarten. The teachers had organized a pirate themed end of term party to celebrate. Early that morning, this working mother, who had not sorted out her daughter’s pirate outfit, grabbed a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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Lonesome George, the world’s last Galapagos Tortoise, died last Sunday at the Galapagos Islands National Park. He was believed to be about 100 years old. There will be an autopsy to determine the cause of death, but it is believed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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If I owned a DVD store, (which I don’t, and if I did it would be closed by now, but that’s a different story) the weekend of the 27 July 2012 at the start of the Summer Olympics I’d have... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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The Guardian’s Book Blog recently wrote about a man who posted on one of these gaming forums about how he had been playing the computer game Civilization II for the past 10 years. The game's objective is to "Build an... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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I am wrestling with Coco Chanel, she with her chic black bob, cool elegant demeanor, classic black skirt suit and twin set. Not just wrestling, but, in my mind we are having a full on eyes gouged, manicured taloned catfight.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
Melbourne-based band consisting of David Smith and Hamish Hutchinson (of former Brunei bands MOTA and Plan The Exit) have just recorded their punk-rock cover of 'Rasa Sayang'. It's kinda like seeing the sixth form geography teacher from New Zealand sweating... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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Last Friday the Brunei twitterverse received a tweet from none other than the UK Foreign Secretary @williamjhague bidding all a “Selamat Pagi Brunei”. Mr. Hague was in the country for the EU-ASEAN Foreign Ministerial meeting held at the ICC, where... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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A couple of days ago there were reports in the newspapers about the decline of Brunei’s annual birth rate. According to the Department of Economic Planning and Development (JPKE), Brunei's annual population growth rate was at 1.7 per cent in... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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“Ayam Penyet”, literally translated as smashed or flattened chicken, was until six or seven years ago a pretty unknown dish. It is now a lunch or dinnertime staple as popular as “nasi katok”. There is nothing unusual about this Indonesian... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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It was a dark and starry night and everyone was minding their own business. I was sitting on the balcony surfing the world wide web looking for some interesting news. After checking in with The Google and after skimming many... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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The most memorable piece of television for me of recent years was the sight, on the Amazing Race Season 3, of the elderly American couple Teri and Ian parading their disposable underwear while getting into the Dugong enclosure at the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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Its been a long twelve years since we have seen a National Football team succeed as the Youth team did on last Friday night’s tournament success. As everyone now knows, the Under 21 National Football team capped an amazing run... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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It was Oscars last Monday and Meryl Streep won for her third Oscar, this time in the Best Leading Actress category. According to IMDB, she has been nominated an astonishing 17 times for this. Even though she is dressed in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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Brunei Darussalam celebrated its 28th National Day on Thursday this week at the capital's Taman Haji Sir Muda Omar 'Ali Saifuddien (SOAS) in front of the SOAS mosque right smack in the center of town. Thousands of school children, companies... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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Max (not his real name) is a youthful 60 year old former soldier, who by any measure, can be said to have done pretty well for himself and his family in the oil and gas industry. This is a result... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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For years, the now disgraced Texas financier, Robert Allen Stanford, led a glamorous jet-setting lifestyle in the Caribbean. He received a knighthood from Antigua in 2006, funded a cricket league, and ran airlines, newspapers and banks. His wealth ran into... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
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The unfolding story of the sinking of the cruise ship Costa Concordia with the deaths, so far, of eleven lives has uncovered many tales of loss, heroism and tragedy. For a few days last week, what seemed to have caught... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg
My husband opened the papers on Wednesday morning and exclaimed, "you see", he said, "If we had gone to the football last night, you would have had something to write about this weekend". It's true and it's my fault, if... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2012 at EmmaGoodEgg