On Jan 26th, there were two events happening on the same evening which if they were right next door to each other I would have had the pleasure to attend both. One being the inaugural KB Blogger’s Night and the other being the Brunei LNG 2007 Emblem Night which was held at Rizqun International Hotel in the Brunei capital. It’s as organizer Princess Nashwa said, “unable to attend cuz of other commitments …” but also [earlier] commitments.
Themed 70’s Night, the dim venue was lit by the warm glow from the lanterns on each table, accented by a subtle reminder of the evening’s theme. The colourful checkers (or plaid for the fashion conscious) goodie bag complemented the evening’s theme and mood and contains a 24k gold plated Celapas, a Malay traditional ornamental container popularly used in traditional wedding ceremony.
Department heads and Emblem recipients getting ready for their group photo only to be briefly interrupted by late arrivals that eventually filled the group to the brim from wall to wall. And I thought we had this problem with Brunei Shell Petroleum Emblems where the holding room at BSRC just wasn’t big enough.
The official photographer signals for the last shot while guests outside the reception were meeting and greeting one another in great anticipation for an evening of entertainment, fun and lucky draws!
I caught a glimpse of the food warmer’s highly reflective surfaces throwing off the glow from an adjacent light with bokehs from overhead lighting. Picture of a dancer from Fusion Dancer opening the evening before the welcoming speech, Emblem presentations, Functional performances and Lucky draws.
Guest performers include songs by popular local artists Fairuz (left) and Maria with their captivating vocal performances.
A moment back in time with a Functional Performance dancing to Village People’s timeless hit Y.M.C.A. Nothing represents the 70’s more than this iconic anthem of the decade when it reached no. 2 in the US charts and no. 1 in the UK in early 1979.
Celapas—A cool BLiNG from BLNG 🙂 | All images © Jan Shim Photography
Other BSP/BLNG Emblems featured here