Brunei Darussalam

Three Shades of Tan

Three shades of tan from three separate runs while training for The Most Beautiful Thing 50K Ultra Trail MarathonΒ the darkest of which a result of 8 hours under open sky covering a 40K distance between Agro Park and Bukit Shahbandar.

Not one to fancy reading manuals more than a few times, I hadn't realized you could get Elevation Gain numbers real time until many moons later when I discovered it by accident β€” Garmin calls it Total Ascent β€” when we were attempting 4 loops of KM4's 5km route. Discovering this earlier would have been a massive help when I was designing Sungai Liang's road and trail 21K and 30K training course for max elevation gain. I thought EG was only calculated after completion of activity). All's not lost and thankfully Garmin Fenix 3 lets you change Data Fields while logging an activity. Pictured here my last heat, weight and endurance training covering a 40K distance with an elevation gain of 1,216m. The route: Agro-McFarm-Shahbandar return x 2 loops at 10K each way. #brunei #garmin #trailrunning #runninggear #fitness #fenix3hr #gps #elevation #elevationgain #hike #runwithfight #omnifreeze #columbia #training #tmbt2016

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Brunei Darussalam

Our Bali Family Adventure Holidays

It was our first visit to Bali (many friends have been there countless times before us) and equally first experience with Balinese food. We did no homework about where to visit and neither did we consult friends on their recommendation of places we should visit. A friend had given me the contact of a driver (Adi) when he visited earlier for the Maybank Bali Marathon 2016 and Adi came highly recommended.

Essentially, Adi doubled as our guide the entire time we were still in Brunei. He proposed an four day itinerary for us to consider. Over the next forty eight hours, I filtered the places of interests through TripAdvisor, see what contributors had to say about their stay and experience and basically reworked the finally itinerary that way. Choice of accommodation was our own (recommended by a friend who had stayed there previously).

If you’re visiting Bali for the first time and have reached this page looking for ideas, our itinerary may be a good start to build yours. What did we think of Bali? We enjoyed our stay very much and hope to visit it again some day!

Accommodation: The Radiant Hotel & Spa (10 mins from airport)
Driver and guide: Adi PrayitnaΒ (+62 813-5310-5050)

Itinerary:
28 Nov 2016
– Pura Tirta Empul Tampaksiring Temple
– Lunch: Batur Sari, Kintamani
(view of active volcano Mount Batur)
– Tegalalang Rice Terrace, Ubud
– Dinner: Bubba Gump Kuta Bali

29 NovΒ 2016
– Bali Eco Tours Ubud (MTB road cycling)
– Lunch: Surya Rumah Makan Tampaksiring
– Dinner: Bawang Merah Beachfront Restaurant, Jimbaran

30 NovΒ 2016
– Wake Bali Adventure ATV
– Lunch: Warung Babi Guling Chandra
– Tanah Lot Bali Temple
– Dinner: Jamie’s Italian Bali Kuta

1 DecΒ 2016
– Bali Spirulina Farm
– Lunch: Made’s Warung Kuta
– Pandawa Marine Adventures (Marine Walk and Parasailing)
– Dinner: Lesica Resto & Kartel Resto

Brunei Darussalam

Memorable Fundraiser 7 Years Ago

Seven years ago today on 17th April 2010 I donated this 27″ x 23″ wood framed cardboard mounted photograph of a glorious Kampong Sungai Bera sunrise to the Panaga Helps Earthquake Fundraiser event as a lucky draw prize.

This picture was selected by event organizer Liesbeth for the auction she themed: “This sunrise piece represents the new dawn for the earthquake victims of Haiti and Chile as generous donations pour in from all over the world to help rebuild their lives.”

Seven years ago today on 17th April 2010 I donated this 27" x 23" wood framed cardboard mounted photograph of a glorious Kampong Sungai Bera sunrise to the Panaga Helps Earthquake Fundraiser event as a lucky draw prize. This picture was selected by event organizer Liesbeth for the auction she themed: "This sunrise piece represents the new dawn for the earthquake victims of Haiti and Chile as generous donations pour in from all over the world to help rebuild their lives." . 'I framed this shot from my kitchen balcony. Beautiful landscape moments like this was what made getting out of bed easy. Fast forwarded a few years, however, such views along with the iconic trees got lost to neighbourhood housing development and everything quickly became a distant memory. Seven years on, Facebook prompted this reminder which I shared on my timeline only to receive a surprising comment by the lucky draw winner, Sanne Van Grinsven-Braakman … "I was the winner of the Panaga Helps auction 7 years ago and this pictures hangs now on my wall in New Orleans!" . From Brunei to USA β€” Wow 😍 #Brunei #photography #sunrise #silhouette #golden #morning #landscape #Canon #shimworld #Seria #fundraiser #luckydraw #framed #fineart #Haiti #chile #earthquake

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‘I framed this shot from my kitchen balcony. Beautiful landscape moments like this was what made getting out of bed easy. Fast forwarded a few years, however, such views along with the iconic trees got lost to neighbourhood housing development and everything quickly became a distant memory.

Seven years on, Facebook prompted this reminder which I shared on my timeline only to receive a surprising comment by the lucky draw winner, Sanne Van Grinsven-Braakman … “I was the winner of the Panaga Helps auction 7 years ago and this pictures hangs now on my wall in New Orleans!”

From Brunei to USA β€” Wow 😍