Category Archives: Brunei

Fake whatsapp vouchers

Sometumes i get fake voucher posts on my whatsapp. The following us a recent example.

Giant Supermarket is giving FREE $500 shopping voucher 🎁 to celebrate it’s 74th anniversary, click here to get yours : http://www.gıant.com/voucher Enjoy.

For me it’s obvious, but for most people it isn’t. You can actually notice that a certain letter doesn’t seem righ. In this case is the i is an ı.

In addition you can actually do a google search and find the official website to find its not.

Some one else in my groups posted a very informative article about these scams.

https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/uk-41900814

Classic Brunei pics

These were shared in my whatsappp groups. Old images of activities at the jetty or “tambing”, including of a “padian”, where an old lady sells grocery items like fruits and vegetables from a boat. Something we don’t see anymore in Brunei.

Interviewed on the radio

Conducted a Leadership Camp Programme in April 2018, one of the participants was a DJ from pelangi fm, she Interviwed me a week later, and my interview was aired on national radio.

I mostly talked about my job at LiveWIRE Brunei as a Business Counsellor, teaching and helping people starting and running their business. I spent the last half of it talking about me teaching swimming at night.

I find a lot of similarities between coaching someone in business, and coaching someone in swimming.

I was highlighted on the pelangi fm instagram at

Bersama GENERASI 914 – Mohamad Fadhilullah Tudun bin Haji Hassan @bobby Senior Business Counsellor at LiveWIRE Brunei And Swimming instructor at Effortless Swim. Loves money, business, health and fitness, swimming, cycling, running and hiking. Teaches business and entrepreneurship by day, and teaches swimming by night. Spends free time swimming, cycling and running or hiking, sometimes all in one day. 😝 Personal fb and ig at @bobbyofbrunei LiveWIRE fb and ig at @livewirebrunei Effortless Swim fb and ig @effortlessswim Jangan lepaskan peluang untuk mendengarkan GENERASI 914 #generasi914 bermula Februari 2018. Isnin. Selasa. Rabu. Khamis. Sabtu at 1.30 pm dan ulangan 10 pm #world #youthprogram #radio #2018 (17.5.2018) Penerbit : Zura @zura914pfm

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I recorded the audio and You can listen to it here.

 

Triultra 28.75 Sprint Triathlon

Did my first sprint triathlon event of the year, back from injury. 3 months from my accident early this year. because of my injury I haven’t trained in cycling and running a lot. running not at all. Running involves a lot of shoulder movement, causing some discomfort, cycling in itself only hurts when there are bumps in the road, or when I climb up hills (while pulling on the  handle bars). But swimming interestingly was the first sport I could do, as it felt better in the water. (In fact I did labuan cross channel swim the week before :p)

Didn’t do too bad, considering the lack of training. my swimming was still strong at 14mins 20 seconds. I guess I pushed my self a bit.  before the swim I noticed that the current seemed to be pushing eastward (to the right of the shore), so I started of far from the left so I didn’t have to fight the current much, after the 1st turn, I couldn’t see the 2nd buoy (is it pronounced buwi or boy or boo-oy?) , so I just followed the line of swimmers in front of me until i saw it with my own eyes before I corrected accordingly, after the 2nd buoy, I could see the swim finish, I decided to aim for it, and if the current push me, I decided I will just have to run on the shore. Close to the shore I decided to run in the water on to the shore.

triultra 2875 swim mapPNG

On the shore, a few hiking/running buddies (bahadurs) as volunteers jokingly asked me to do a baywatch run, and I obliged. :p

WhatsApp Image 2017-05-07 at 15.09.17

In the first transition, I wore my lunar sandals for my bike, remembered to wear my helmet, but forgot to wear my bib as I only realized halfway when I saw someone else didn’t wear it. fortunately the organizers were lenient on the regulations.

Beginning of the bike was challenging as it required to cycle up a hill, I was a bit used to it, so I just went on passing 2 cyclist, 1 was pushing the bike up, and another had to drop to wear the cleats properly. Cycling was a good average of 24.2kmph getting in under 1 hour, I did stop by as a fellow cyclist’s pedal dropped off, tried to assist, but didn’t have the tools, advised him considering he had cleats, then he could just pedal with one pedal, and he did.

triultra 2875

Running was okay doing 4km in 33mins, or pace 9. I haven’t done run brick runs in a long time ( as well as other trainings), so I ended up doing walk runs, knowing the running route quite well, I walked up hill and ran down hill. I was thank full most of the route was shaded..

triultra 2875 run

At the end I was expecting my wife to have started her run already, but I asked the volunteers and they havent noticed her, I checked for her bike but I hasn’t arrived yet. Apparently she had a tire puncture on the road about 7km back. fortunately there were cyclist passing by that assisted her. but shew was 30mins later than expected. So as she arrived, I accompanied her during her run.

At the end of the day my wife felt tired from doing her first triathlon, but I still had energy to conduct a swimming class. but my body ached almost like it was doing it the first time. Thankfully my shoulder has recovered enough that I can continue my training for Langkawi Ironman end of this year.

Source: Garmin Connect

Insurance for Bicycles in Brunei

the local insurance company recently provided an insurance product to cater for the cyclists in Brunei.

Generally,

All risk takaful for Bicycle in Brunei.
eligibility, for bicycles:

  • less than 6 years
  • priced above $1,000
  • bicycle owners in Brunei Darussalam

Covers:

  • accidental damage
  • fire and theft (with forcible entry)
  • loss or damage from collission or overturning
  • located in Brunei Darussalam

https://takafulbrunei.com.bn/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/AR-for-Bicycle-Brochure-and-PF.pdf

the following pdf is a clarification of the terms and conditions of the insurance.

https://takafulbrunei.com.bn/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Takaful_AR_Bicycle_CW_2017.pdf

for more info, go the website at https://takafulbrunei.com.bn/other_products_individual/