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Gundam Front Tokyo Goodies!

Nope I didn’t fly to Japan, my sister does. I give her money to help me loot some goodies there since she also interested visiting Gundam Front Tokyo (GFT) last year before the place closing down on March. I do feel a bit regret buying few of the stuffs because when it comes to buying directly in Japan, you need to be careful and check the website for tax-free zone details.
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Getting Plus One-Year-Old!

Getting more toys too! To be honest, I don’t really feel much joy about celebrating birthday anymore. Cake or no cake, life still goes on and my wish is to get through smoothly settling the remaining car loan until next year then I can start planning to invest affordable house or apartment. Of course, managing own healthy lifestyle should be first in line. Few more years, I am going to be forty. Yeah, people (family members too!) do ask me occasionally why not making time for relationship. As much I wanted to, I probably would choose to travel and focus something I missed for so long. The timing and self financial still an issue. But the personality of mine are being terrible asking girl out and kinda screw up big time on conversation. Not sure how myself can fix the flaws. It just a habit to be true to myself and speak directly that comes into the mind rather choose to fake it. Not to mention, I'm free thinker. The words and ignorance does the effect. Now what kind of birthday re…

Brunet SMTP Server Under Global Blacklist?

Based on my finding, yes it is. I already started noticing this issue starting last year December when my users starting to complain about their email messages not reaching several existing contacts. Slowly things get even uglier between February and March, the messages would deliver into junk in Outlook automatically. The 3rd party email like Gmail services follow, sending them into SPAM folder. Even the Barracuda Spam Firewall sees as threat and start rejecting. As far I know, my company experiences the worst when the email messages almost completely go AWOL in 3rd week last month. The 4th week, the messages all stuck in the queue for unknown reason and getting relay messages. We found out the local domain name suddenly no longer working and tried using smtp.brunet.bn as temporary solution. It didn’t work either. In the end, we had to convince the management to purchase 3rd party SMTP service to get the whole thing running. It’s not like we did not investigate the physical server, M…

Hunt for the Missing Manga Volumes

Finding missing volumes in your ongoing favorite manga collections are quite risky especially if you plan to sell your Manga off in the future. Buyers expect complete volumes with same publication and languages. To be honest, I don’t even know selling off the books is possible since I collect Chinese instead English translate version. No matter, my current ongoing missing volumes are Shingeki no Kyojin, Arslan Senki , Mobile Suit Gundam Thunderbolt and MSV-R The Return of Johnny Raiden. Chinese translate Manga are hardly available in Brunei shops so I have turn to online book stores to get them which I usually buy from YesAsia almost every months. However, their available stocks and release update system in the comic section starting to piss me off. I do not know if there are listing bugs on both Hong Kong and Taiwan version quick link categories. Most of the latest didn’t shows up any in the search results which fool me thinking the Manga haven’t release yet. After month and another…

Slowly Call for the Passes to Attend a Citizenship Presentation Ceremony. (Update!)

March 2017 Update!!!

Congratulation to those including my friends who passed the examination previously are now getting phone call to resubmit their documents! Please take note the reason requiring resubmitting the documents again to make sure your information are up-to-date.

BTW! For those of you living in Kuala Belait or Seria, you DO NOT need to go all the way to the capital submitting the documents. Apparently the folks who work in KB got blasted by the top, well for being... Okay, just submit to nearby Government building. That it!


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Not an official news, mind you. This is just a rumor head up for those who already pass their citizenship's examination previously. Chances the letter (or phone call) might be coming requesting the applicant to take up an oath to renounce all former nationalities and date attending citizenship presentation ceremony. It is unknown for now which year’s batches we are looking at, so don’t get too excited yet. You won’t know they might skip…

Never Dying Toyota Old Car

When it comes to maintaining an old car, Toyota is the easiest to repair. I am now struggling on the decision, to sell or not to sell moment. My Toyota Corolla Wagon has been often breaking and almost suffer engine burn down incidents these days. The parts in the car are getting rusty and the damage can be discovering one by one. I just recently experience two breakdown incidents within three months. One with the water hose pumps leakage and now the water tank sudden burst while on the road. I just got it replaced last week and another problem pops up which by the way already told by the mechanic that the water level might decrease and sign of water bubble. The engine confirm needs to get major overhaul or something to replace damage parts inside the engine. Otherwise, the engine will keep sucking the water dry and burned again if not careful. Since the mechanic are busy this month and had to booked with their time next two weeks because my car need to stay at least 2-3 days at the wo…

Excise Duty on Electrical Goods

If you don’t know yet, starting next month onward some electrical goods and video games will start seeing price hike. Thanks to my friend who informed and forward the full PDF tax document from Ministry of Finance for me to view. I just caught wind of this news last week. After Brunei Times shutdown, I don’t feel like reading the only local news site anymore. However, what I am surprise seeing the new excise duty for video games and consoles increase from 5% to 20% which is the highest among the electrical good's category. Apparently, the Government wants us to focus more on healthy lifestyle rather sitting at home playing video games all days. But is this part of the daily problem? For me, mobile phone gamers are far worst. Anyway since the Nintendo Switch is very expensive with few new games at launched. I’m okay with that and decide to delay buying next year if the price is right in Brunei. Mobile phones and digital camera tax increase from 5% to 10%. For sure this is going t…