24th October 2014- Alhamdulillah Bruston has successfully held another religious event- Doa Akhir dan Awal Tahun Hijrah 1436H. The event which started at 5:30pm unfolded as follows: -Recitation of surah al-Fatihah and Doa Akhir Tahun 1435H by Saidi Serail. -Azan Maghrib recited by Hakeem was then heard. -Maghrib Prayer in congregation, followed by doa Awal Tahun 1436H led by Saidi Serail. -Tahlil dan Yaasin -Makan Time! :) -Azan Isya' by Bani Rosli -Isya' prayer and Solat Hajat -Tazkirah by Faizal Salleh.
"Sesungguhnya Allah tidak akan mengubah nasib suatu kaum kecuali kaum itu sendiri yang mengubah apa-apa yang pada diri mereka" (Ar-Ra'd: 11)
GUILDHALL, SOUTHAMPTON CITY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2014 - An ice-breaking activity kicked off for the members of Bruston hosted by the Bruston committees. The activity ran from 9am until 5pm with a break between 12 to 2pm.
The event commenced in the morning were held in Southampton University, conducted by Bibi Amadah, the Social Officer. It involved various enjoyable activities like "Belalang and Belatok" where participants are named as mentioned and each Belalang must pair up with one Belatok. A story was told by Bibi Amadah and whenever the she said Belalang, the belalangs must clap Belatoks' hands and vice versa.
They then were teamed into 4 and each team must come up with a name for their team based on Brunei's local fruits. Team must also present why they chose the fruit and came up with a short cheer.
The morning activities subsided with certificates of appreciation given to previous committees 2013/2014 and the announcement of 2 new committees Yaziidah Aziz as Public Relations Officer II and Diyana as Welfare officer.
Meanwhile, participants joining the race gathered at an open space in front of Guildhall at 2pm. The race which took part around Southampton City, had around more than 20 Brustoners joining it. 5 checkpoints were set up at different venues with 5 more enjoyable games. At ASDA, participants were given close up images such as rice, chicken, egg and more. They had to guess what the items were and look up for them at ASDA to take full pictures and guess what can be made from the stated ingredients. Another game set up at West Watts Park instructed the participants to act out and instavid 15 seconds of Titanic Scene and post with a hashtag BrustonOi.
All teams must gather at Guildhall after they have completed all the checkpoints. Prizes were presented to the teams and one lucky RSVP winner.
HAMPSHIRE, SOUTHAMPTON – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2014 – BRUNEI SOUTHAMPTON (BRUSTON) society
held its very first event for the new academic year 2014/2015 at the
University of Southampton, getting together Bruneians who are currently
living in Southampton and Winchester to celebrate Hari Raya Aidil’adha
event. Attendees consisted of students from University of Southampton,
Warsash Maritime Academy of Solent University and Winchester School of
According to the president of Bruston, Haji Mohamad Amir
Rabbani Haji Rosli, a second year taking BEng Mechanical Engineering,
the main objective was to bring Bruneians out from the busy lives of
studies and celebrate a religious event held every 10th of Zulhijjah of
Hijrah calendar year. The idea of hosting this event was also seen as a
move towards fostering closer ties between themselves.
commenced with an Asar prayer in congregation led by Bruston’s religious
officer, Hafiz Aini, followed by Eid takbir led by the brothers, and
recitation of Yaasin and Tahlil for a deceased brother of one of the
“This event is a favor to me and every single one of
Bruston members. Bruston’s aim is to make this place more like home.”
Amir Rabbani added, “what more than the sound of takbir raya?’ Meanwhile,
a representative of medical student said, “The event reminds me of home
country Brunei Darussalam, how Brunei is so blessed with its own
culture and good people and not to forget, and very delicious food as
well!” She said that even though celebrating Aidil’adha here is not the
same as back home, she was so happy to meet fellow Bruneians, being able
to speak in Bruneian language and eat Malay delicacies.
Annisa Idris from Winchester University said, "Ini adalah pengalaman kali pertama saya menyambut Hari Raya aidil'adha diperantauan. Alhamdulillah sambutan hari raya aidil adha di Southampton sungguh meriah. Terasa kehangatan dan jalinan silaturahim yang erat di antara pelajar pelajar Brunei. Laungan takbir dan solat berjemaah adalah acara yang paling saya sendiri nantikan. Ditambah lagi pelbagai juadah tradisi melayu yang dihidangkan menambah lagi kemeriahan. Sekurang-kurangnya terubatlah rasa rindu kami kepada keluarga dan ibu bapa kami. Alhamdulillah"
conclude, Bruston’s aim is to host more events to strengthen the ties.
Not only would it remove homesickness, Bruston hopes to create memorable
moments between Bruneians in Southampton.
The session was followed by an Annual General Meeting where the committees introduce themselves to the Bruston members.