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Labuan War Memorial @ War Cemetery May 28, 2007

Filed under: All you need to know about Labuan — saifulrizan @ 12:57 am

Disclaimer : This is an entry on patriotism, not an attempt to expose myself to blasphemous. All text and images were taken and edited with the consciousness of reminding myself (and the rest of Malaysian) to appreciate our country harmonious in all aspects that allow us to live in peaceful and harmony.

War Memorial, Labuan (a.k.a War Cemetery) located at Membedai, just in front of the Labuan General Hospital. I went to the place sometimes last week, when I had this thought of writing a patriotic entry for the coming Independence Day on 31st August. This 31st August will mark th 50th celebration of Malaysia Indepence Day.

War Memorial, Labuan – Hereon are recorded the names of officers and men of the British Comonwealth of Nations who died within and around Borneo during the 1939 – 1945 war and whose graves are known only unto God.

At the entrance, visitors will see bronze boards carved with every names of those who died during the war (1939 – 1945). There are more than 10 boards and on those board written all the names of the soldiers, officers, nurse and medic personnels whom during the war.

Some of the deceased family members put red roses during their visit.

Indian Infantry – Punjab regiment
Click picture to see the image in full scale size.

The place were really taken care of by the authorities whom given the responsibilities of preserving and taking care of the memorial park – as to preserve the symbol and meaning of those sacrifices their life for giving us the chance to live in peaceful and harmony.


Take your time to walk around the cemetery and read all the names, ranks, regiment, date of death, age and some words from their family members. Some of them died at the age of 25, battling enemies with courage and guns. I am 24 now, and the only battle I’ve been through is a nagging partner and financial problems to tackle. The battle I’ve been through couldn’t be compared to them, whom battling with bayonette and fire arms.

It reads ” Tho’ we miss him sadly, he’ll always be near. He gave his life for those most dear”.

Some of them remain unknown to us.

My friend, Julian been to Labuan to cover a Remembrance Day ceremony that similar to Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand. Click here to read his entry.

I’ve concluded the visit as boosting my self-consciousness, awareness and inner-boosting on my view and perception towards the spirit of protecting something for the sake of my future and the peoples around me. Till next time.

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Yellow Attack May 25, 2007

Filed under: Photos — saifulrizan @ 2:19 am
I am sorry I didn’t update for the past few days. It’s not that I am still enjoying my birthday or whatever thing that would be fun. I’m stuck in the office clearing shit for clients and now I really hate this job.

Anyway, stop the ranting. The yellow madness continued, with now all the yellow toyol fascinating the peoples of Labuan, disregard of age and gender. Here you go. Spotted anyone familiar???


Ok la, need to finish the job, or I have to work on Saturday and Sunday. I’ll be pissed off like hell if I have to work on Saturday and Sunday.

 

Yellow Coverage Labuan Invasion – Up Close & Personal May 23, 2007

Filed under: Photos — saifulrizan @ 2:12 am

If only Digi didn’t fucked up with my billing, I’ll for sure write good things about them, like how they challenged the Celcom booth in front of their booth, etc.

But I’ll pass that one.

 

24 May 22, 2007

Filed under: Miscellanuous — saifulrizan @ 12:24 am
I am 24 years old now, getting older, getting cranky and getting aggressive on many things, be it personal, job commitment and business commitment. I couldn’t recall what I’ve been through for the past 12 months. Traveling, committing myself to partnership, sports and many more.

My job sometimes requires me to travel to settle on some business purpose in New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and mostly Brunei (where I transit or just meeting the auditors). For this, I appreciate all the efforts and chances trusted on me. I don’t think I’ll get this chance again next year. Perhaps the business reconstruction now forced me to leave the business partly and start my own business and keep concentrating on the existing ones (my partnership with Danial Adam).

Sorry guys. I got no better picture than these. 🙂

I couldn’t recall when I entered the partnership with Danial Adam, the founder of NXG Solutions, a company that provides Internet Solution to companies and individuals. The business running well, only the setback is my time on focusing and concentrating my job as Business Development and Finance Manager.

I started to like photography sometimes around November, when I started to get amazed by the pictures in Lelong.com.my photography section, Lensa Malaysia and simply from wandering the photo blogs around the net. You can find their links on the sidebar titled They Rock The Lense. Thanks to them, I’m inspired their style, and thanks to Henrytb and Alancheah of Lelong.com.my for liking my photos and the encouragement and advices they’ve poured on me.

I’ve joined Labuan Rugby Club after the club president, Zulkarnain Said, invited me to join the team. Thanks to them now I can play rugby again. 1 month is good enough to recall the rules, skills and position after quitting the game for 3 years. I would say it was very hard, even until this day I’m still suffering from muscle ache on my thigh and my knee seems like it’s not in place. Well, let’s hope it will be fine sooner. Now I am the Secretary of the club, together with other ambitious members to bring this sport as one of the main sport event in Labuan calendar.

What else I can recall? I would say my life in the last 12 months not so interesting. But I think I’ve achieved something that I couldn’t recall that much. So much for a 24 years old guy; maybe I’m getting older inside I can’t remember anything that’s so simple and not important.

Thanks to everyone whom sending me SMS, emails, testimonials, tags on my chatboard on my birthday. Your effort made me realized you guys still remember me. Thanks to my girl, Fiza for not failing to celebrate my birthday every years for the past 4 years.

Thanks everyone!

 

LISC 2007 – Closing Ceremony May 19, 2007

Filed under: Labuan International Sea Challenge 2007 — saifulrizan @ 12:36 am

The Labuan International Sea Challenge 2007 closing ceremony witnessed the launch of new slogan for Labuan Island; “Labuan, Pearl of Borneo” by the Federal Territory Minister, YB Dato’ Zulhasnan Rafique, in attendance of Labuan Parliament Member, YB Dato’Suhaili Abd Rahman. You may ask why this island downgraded to Pearl of Borneo, when we used to be Pearl Of South China Sea. It’s simple. As for me, to put it as Pearl of Borneo, Labuan will be more specific and targeted for more exposure on tourism industry. Besides, what makes Borneo greater than South China Sea is because of the tourism industry and greater exposure to the world, and I believe it will make Labuan as one of the destination for tourist when they come to Sabah or Sarawak (or Brunei perhaps).

The ceremony started with the price giving for the winner of IGFA Rolex Labuan Deep Sea Challenge 2007 [Qualifying Event] and Labuan-Brunei International Extreme Kayak Challenge. In his speech, Dato’ Suhaili voices out his appreciation towards the Labuan peoples, contestant and those involved in this year main event in Labuan calendar, the Labuan International Sea Challenge.

After the speeches from the VIPs, and rain pouring down on our head (mind you the open stage was built on the beach, not in close environment) the show started with some cultural dance performed by whoever-they-were.

The show continues with 4 guest artist; Lotter from Akademi Fantasia 4, Ezlynn (last time she performed on the same stage, with fishnet socks and skin-matching tight where everyone thought she was wearing nothing under the tight mini skirt), Ziana Zain, Jalil Hamid (this guy still alive?), Salleh Yaakob and Jeffry Din.

The crowd (mainly ‘tourists without legal papers’) heating the scene, with the natural aromatic and foreign language that worth to learn if you’re into construction business, maid, agriculture and simply hang out at Labuan Supermarket on Sunday morning. No pun intended, but I simply believe we’re moving towards huge population and promising business opportunities for the cheap labor and culture adaptation.

The night ended with the fireworks launched from the sea (from the ship of course) and it marked the end of this year Labuan International Sea Challenge. We’ll meet again next year, with hopes that it will bring more exposure and tourists and income and hot chicks and more opportunities to snap photos and present it to you.


 

LISC 2007 – Shore Fishing May 17, 2007

Filed under: Labuan International Sea Challenge 2007 — saifulrizan @ 2:44 am
Note :
My 24th birthday is around the corner. I am getting older, but that doesn’t stop me from jotting down my wishlist for this year. Hoya PRO-1D 58mm ND8, Hoya PRO-1D 58mm UV, VCL-DH0758, VCL-DH1758 and Dopod Pro 838. Getting older, my wishlist became somewhat expensive and undeliverable. 🙂


 

LISC 2007 – Juara Cilik Labuan FM May 16, 2007

Filed under: Labuan International Sea Challenge 2007 — saifulrizan @ 4:43 am
1st Contestant : Nabilah Binti Hassan – Aku dia dan kamu

2nd Contestant : Nor Syazwani – Erti Hidup

3rd Contestant : Kartini Sabli – Tak Tercapai Akalmu

4th Contestant : Faranisha Shazwani – Langit ke Tujuh

5th Contestant : Safwanah – Teman Tapi Mesra

6th Contestant : Siti Nazirah – Awallah Dondang

7th Contestant : Roziana Rosman – Laila Norbayah

8th Contestant : Safwani – Pudar

9th Contestant : Norazilah Rosli – Tiada Lagi

10th Contestant : Norfazila Bte Awang – She sang that Jac Victor song.. which I forgot what’s the title.

A performance from whatever-they-represent. View more pictures of them here.

Siti Sarah performed a couple of song with a tight outfit and I think I saw her panty color that time… See more of her pictures here. Please dont expect any panty shots.

The Winner – 7 years old Faranisha Shazwani, won a medal and RM 500 cash. Here’s the video of her singing her vistory song. Enjoy!