GETTING MY KICKZ AT BREEZE

PHOTOGRAPHY isn’t Everything—It’s the ONLY THING! If only that were true.  Too much of anything isn’t healthy so in between spare moments and quiet days, I would take on jobs that are less visual and more cerebral. This is where I give clients a peace piece of mind when it comes to matters that stimulate the literary sense. It’s called COPYWRITING (often mistaken with COPYRIGHT, the latter of which can get your ass kicked).


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So when  Breeze Magazine Chief Editor scratched his head and needed help with their entertainment directory page, E COMPASS Know where to get your kickz!!!” was inked. Check out Issue 9 of Breeze October 2008 online. The content is rich, informative, exciting, a mark of quality that has come a long way since Issue 2.

ASIA PACIFIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARDS 2008

My most heartfelt congratulations to Pehin Kapitan China Kornia Di-Raja Dato Paduka Lau Ah Kok for the deserving APEA 2008 Lifetime Achievement Award. It’s truly an honour to have served as his personal photographer and the opportunity to gain insight into the life of this highly respected businessman is paralleled only by a few life changing events.

Pehin Kapitan China Kornia Di-Raja Dato Paduka Lau Ah Kok is a legendary figure. He is a promiment businessman as well as a noble Chinese community leader who is highly respected by both the Chinese and Malay communities in Brunei Darussalam. — APEA


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A big shout-out to organising co-chairmen, Kenny Wong and TC OOi for letting this self-professed accidental artist (because it’s truly an accident!) an opportunity to do ‘my thing’ at this prestigious event. I’m delighted to share these photographs that capture the finer moments of the evening.

See more of APEA 2008 Brunei Darussalam (Flash Gallery)


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Separated by one page in the APEA 2008 GUIDE and several decades of experience and wisdom to Pehin Lau A.K. is the Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Goh Kiat Chun, Founder and Managing Director of Fitness Zone and among other persona, he’s also pop sensation Wu Chun who has been a lead actor in a number of popular dramas.


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Unfortunately, due to Chun’s unavoidable recording schedule, he was unable to receive this award in person but was represented by none other than his father. The profile photo in the book was one of The Many Faces of Wu Chun gallery which the organiser allergedly hand picked!

Between the very seasoned and the very young entrepreneurs is Y.B. Dato Paduka AR. Haji Idris bin Haji Abas who was awarded ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR 2008.


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A quote from the APEA 2008 book that I think sums up the achievements, commitment, dedication and most of all, that extra mile these award winning entrepreneurs have gone in their daily grind that distinguishes them from others:

MANY OF LIFE’S FAILURES ARE PEOPLE WHO DID NOT REALIZE HOW CLOSE THEY WERE TO SUCCESS WHEN THEY GAVE UP!

— Thomas A. Edison

BRUNEI SULTAN 62nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

It’s hard to forget His Majesty’s 61st Birthday Celebration in Kuala Belait last year and an even more unforgettable celebration at the 60th Birthday in Tutong when Hong Kong actor Eric Tsang visited. Both events were blessed with an abundance of festivity and vibrance! It is the event of the year where the congregation of photographers appear to have grown quite significantly from year to year. Also  evident is the prolific choice of equipment seen at such events where the latest and greatest Canon and Nikon DSLR continue to dominate the scene. I have neither the latest nor the greatest equipment at my disposal just my tried and trusty companion: the EOS 5D and 20D. In the 2007 gallery there’s a mix of ultrawide and telephoto images. This year, in favour of travelling light, I chose the 5D/100-400 in Tutong and 20D/100-400 in Kuala Belait.

At time of this posting, His Majesty has visited all but one of Brunei’s four districts, Temburong, the gateway to Brunei’s pristine tropical rainforests and the Ulu Ulu Resort. As far as I know, the only relatively unobstructed grandstand in all four districts is the Kuala Belait one which explains the ease of capturing His Majesty’s appreciative moments.

HIS MAJESTY’S 62nd BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS FLASH GALLERY

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The one with the boy and the fans, and the other one with the fans as well darn i was aiming for that but just couldn’t get that shot hehe… Jan the PRO! and the one with all the DSLR photographers, MAN oh man haha.. well done Jan! ;)Caroline Lim

Nice creative pictures, Jan. — David Tay, The Brunei Times