Brunei Darussalam Celebrates 29th National Day 2013

Best wishes and congratulations from Butra Home Concept Magazine and Jan Shim Photography to all Bruneians here and abroad celebrating Brunei Darussalam’s 29th National Day.

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Image from Butra Home Concept magazine February 2013 Edition. See reactions on Facebook.

My favourite portrait of His Majesty from my first and only National Day celebration coverage

His Majesty, the Sultan of Brunei, dressed in a white military outfit and a maroon beret, saluted as the national anthem was played, before headed down to the field to inspect the guard of honour.

February 2013 edition of

I am Official Samsung Mobile’s Fan of the Month

For many years I was using a NOKIA E71 I was a “NO”-body. In the last two months or so after switching to a SAMSUNG I became a “SAM”-body :) — quite the honour to be the official Samsung Mobile ‘Fan of the Month’. During this time, one of my blog posts was also featured on SamMobile, a leading resource on all things Samsung mobile. Thank you Samsung! Switching from a QWERTY Nokia phone to the S III the only learning curve is getting used to the touch screen keypad which I still find challenging to type accurately even with the help of the excellent predictive text.

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Use Text Widgets to Add Social Share Buttons on Your WordPress.com Blog

Ever since these social share buttons made their appearance on this blog a few years ago, I’ve received a dozen or so enquiries on how I got them to work on a WordPress.com hosted blog. I’ve decided that in the interest of those who are interested in setting up something similar on their blog, here are the exact codes I use. There are many websites that let you use their buttons for free so feel free to look around. Please remember that the sidebar width vary depending on blog theme. On mine — Enterprise Theme — I can comfortably fit four buttons with space for another half a button or so. I’m a photographer and I know very little or nothing about codes. If you have questions about customizing your blog, you should consult the WordPress.com CSS Customization Forum. If you happen to use the Enterprise Theme and want yours to look like mine, the full CSS codes I use are discussed here. The only other change I’ve made since then is the way image captions under an image appear.

The actual codes as used in the Text Widget on this blog.

The same codes below just in case you want to paste them into your Text Widget:
<div>
<a target=”_new” href=”http://twitter.com/janshim”&gt;
<img alt=”Twitter” src=”http://shimworld.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/twitter.png&#8221; />
</a>
<a target=”_new” href=”http://www.facebook.com/janshimphoto”&gt;
<img alt=”Facebook” src=”http://shimworld.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/facebook.png&#8221; />
</a>
<a target=”_new” href=”http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jan-shim/b/522/973″&gt;
<img alt=”LinkedIn” src=”http://shimworld.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/linkedin.jpg&#8221; />
</a>
<a target=”_new” href=”http://shimworld.wordpress.com/contact/”&gt;
<img alt=”Contact Me” src=”http://shimworld.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/mail.png&#8221; />
</a>
<br>
<a href=”http://pinterest.com/janshim/”><img src=”http://passets-cdn.pinterest.com/images/follow-on-pinterest-button.png&#8221; width=”156″ height=”26″ alt=”Follow Me on Pinterest” /></a><br><br>