BEATS IN HARMONY

I spent most of today, the 15th day of Chinese New Year or Chap Goh Mei as it’s more affectionately called, reflecting on few things. Shredding inspired me to update the People page that I have neglected for a long time and there I came across (right at the very bottom) the time I participated in my first ever photo contest organized by the Brunei Photographic Society for Brunei Tourism. Out of four hundred entries, mine came in at 9th spot and I was astounded, to say the least.

I entered this piece with the title "Beating in Harmony" to signify our humble abode's cross-culture harmony displayed by the simultaneous drumming of the Malay and Chinese traditional instruments. Picture was taken at the Brunei Shell Recreation Club field on the occasional of His Majesty's birthday celebration (click on image to view large image).

I am pretty sure this group photo (courtesy of Rudolf Portillo) brings back a lot of memory for many of us to have shared a moment with the Ministers, Heads of Diplomatic Missions in Brunei including Patron of the Brunei Photographic Society, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah. It was all very surreal at the time and sentimental if given the chance to do it again.

Group photo of participants with invited guests from various diplomatic missions and the Patron of the Brunei Photographic Society, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Sufri Bolkiah (click to view large image)

THE THING ABOUT PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

A foreign worker checking out the ads and job vacancies on the pillar.


© Jan Shim Photography

Dozens of foreign workers spent their day off loitering around Seria town. A Chinese family seen taking an easy lunch hour stroll to see if shops were open.

 
© Jan Shim Photography

 
© Jan Shim Photography

 
© Jan Shim Photography


© Jan Shim Photography


© Jan Shim Photography