Wednesday, October 31, 2007

    BPYs arrive in Tokyo!

    So you've probably seen the pictures on the BPY07 blog of them in Japan. Here are a few that didn't make it (and some that did) of their first day in Tokyo (Thanks to Jen 07 for emailing them!) ... Key thing to note, that in a break with tradition, they didn't get to stay at the New Otani Hotel this year....
    PYs on BI Flight to Manila....

    Representative of the Host Families and PYs on JL flight

    We're finally here!!

    Faezah and Izan in front of the Sheraton (yup, no New Otani this time)


    PYs queueing for something....

    The PYs have had a good homestay and had have been doing fine at the ASEAN-Summit at the National Youth Centre in Shinjuku.

    Today, 31st October the PYs board the Nippon Maru and will set sail for Singapore on 1st November. Bon voyage! You can see the Nippon Maru right now berthed at the Yokohoma terminal. If you want to see the Nippon Maru depart, be sure to click here at 4PM Japan Time (3PM Singapore time, 2PM Bangkok time)! (Thanks to Atchee JPY02 for the link)

    They are expected to arrive in Singapore on the 8th of November.

    34th SSEAYP BPYs head off to Tokyo

    (I know ani cerita bangas pulang ni but.....) After months of waiting, while still in Hari Raya mood, BPY2007 finally departed for the 34th SSEAYP on Monday 22nd October. They took the flight to Manila where they will change onto a flight to Tokyo Japan for the beginning of this year's SSEAYP.

    Excited BPYs awaiting the Minister at the airport
    H.E. The Ambassador of Japan wishing the PYs luck

    Top 3 of the power hierarchy with Ibnu looking on...

    The Minister of Culture Youth and Sports was present to hand over the national flag to the contingent and to send them off.

    Gambattekudasai.. The Honourable Minister hands over the national flag to the NL

    Obligatory Photo Session..

    Assorted ex-PYs wishing they were going too...

    Ex-PYs cheering the new batch on...

    BPYs responding to the ex-PY cheers with their signature "shake ku jua" cheer

    Hjh Kartina (centre with tudong), one of the representative of host families sent to Japan

    Good luck and don't forget us when you come back... Bersatu members saying goodbye..

    See you all in 52 days!

    BPY2007 dinner at Japanese Ambassador's Residence

    The obligatory group photo

    On the 17th October 2007, the Japanese Ambassador hosted the annual dinner for the year's Brunei PYs at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence in Kota Batu. YB Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Awg Hj Mohammad Hj Daud, the Minister of Culture Youth and Sports and the Dato Paduka Haji Jemat bin Ampal, the Permanent Secretary of Youth and Sports were also present.

    H.E. the Ambassador of Japan and the BPYs strike a pose

    YB the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports shares a story with the PYs

    Representatives from the ASEAN Embassies, Senior Officials from Department of Youth and Sports as well as Bersatu Executive Committee members were also present

    His Excellency wishing the BPYs good luck

    Another photo session! You'll be doing a lot of this PYs!

    "Is that raw fish?!" ... The BPYs get a taste of Japan by an authentic Japanese cook

    Apologies to everyone for not updating the blog for a while. Have had to do a lot of work for work as well as for Bersatu. And not to mention all the open houses! Will update more soon.

    Saturday, October 13, 2007

    Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri

    On behalf of Bersatu, here's wishing everyone a safe and happy Raya. Maaf Zahir dan Batin. Jikalau ada salah silap tolong maafkan.

    Friday, October 12, 2007

    14th SSEAYP 1987 - 20th Anniversary Celebrations

    On 31st August 2007, our Vice President II, Norhayati attended her batch's 20th anniversary at the Kudan Kaikan Hotel in Tokyo Japan. The reunion was attended by all the member countries of SSEAYP at the time. It was also attended by Her Imperial Highness Princess Akishino (Kawashima Kiko) who is also an ex-PY from 1987.

    SG A from SSEAYP 1987 (with Princess Akishino (C) and Norhayati (Back row 4th from left)

    Batch 1987 will also have another reunion this coming November 3rd in Bangkok.


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