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By H. Rayyan

Group photo of the winners; X-Men, Kami Sahabat and Subzero with the Guest of Honor from RedBull, Game Directors from Laksamana College of Business and BPMFASS Student Council

On Sunday, October 26th. An air of exhilaration ignites as 8 teams assemble around the University Of Brunei’s indoor sports complex, hosted by Universiti Brunei Darussalam’s Badan Pergerakan Mahasiswa Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (BPMFASS). With 3 places of winning up for grabs, the competitive nature of the tournament rose. Alongside the competitive aspects, multiple food booths were available selling snacks to prevent those who were present from succumbing to hunger.

In contrast to the competing teams, most notable, there were three teams joining from Laksamana College of Business: Legacy FC, Adventure FC and Fitness FC. With the name of their college upon the grasp, morality boosted for every match they faced each other. The tournament began with a match between Adventure FC and Team Asam Jawa which ended with a wide difference of 4-7, leaving the losing side in distraught.

Moreover, as the game ascends - matches evolved to a more upbeat stature with every fixture that passed. Most notably, the first yellow card of the current tournament which was awarded to AK. Abdul Wafiq for a cynical foul on an opponent. Despite the tension, jubilance were still co-existing as attendants had a great time amongst each other - from futsal practices at the side while matches commenced to conversations between peers.

As matches come and go between the 8 teams of the fixture of the first week which were : X-men, JDV, Legacy FC, LCB Fitness Club, Foos Fighter, Trud Team, Adventure FC, Asam Jawa FC - The three final winners were declared at the end of the tournament. With Subzero winning thirds for which they attended the first round of the tournament, Kami Sahabat in second and X-men in the first place.

The competition continues on October 30th, as the second week of the Redbull Human Foosball kicks off. Taking place at Sekolah Vokasional Nakhoda Ragam, 10 teams participate representing various teams such as LCB Fitness Squad FC, FallinLovia, PlanC FT, Bengal and Zero FT in Group A and Japai, Terunjynga, Trud Team, Asam Kelumbi and Golden Lily Utd in Group B.

As matches come to a closing it comes down to Japai taking the gauntlet with Bengal being 1st runner up and Golden lily Utd on 2nd runner up. The next event will take place at Universiti Teknologi Brunei (UTB) this week from November 4th to 6th and At Laksamana College of Business from November 18 to 20.

According to Student Council Representative, Afiqah Lamit, the number of participations is expected to be higher compared to previous events. She urges the public to come support the event and spread word about the sport nationwide. For those who are interested, you can contact Afiqah (+673-892-1554) and Zara (+673-880-8310).



By Pauline C.

Representatives from the Performing Arts Club take on another challenge in performing live during the Fifth Acoustic Pop-Up Event on the 15th October 2016 held at Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Complex. The event was proudly organized by the FNDuo, a local music group known for making song covers on YouTube, with the help of other local musicians.

The event began by Shafiq (Drummer) and his band, Huwira performed 4 songs from "All I Ask" by Kodaline, "Kota Hati" by Hujan Band, "Creep" by Radio Head and "Closer to the Edge" by 30 Seconds to Mars, as the opening act. Followed with the trios to take on the spotlight from Laksamana College of Business were Qasrina Taruna, Muiz Zamri and Reeya Dernal, all members of the Performing Arts Club as vocalists. They performed the song “Emotions” by Destiny’s Child, a contemporary R&B genre released in 2001. Muiz Zamri also managed to perform a solo on “Let Me Love You” by Mario whereas Reeya Darnal performed “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran during her solo. The students were given plenty of encouragements and applaud by the audience to further boost their confidence during the event.

The event was a success for both the organizers and the performers. The audience loved all the performances. Other members of the Performing Arts Club from Laksamana College of Business also showed their support by coming to cheer for trio.

Izyan Anver, a journalist FROM The LCB Times, had also conducted an interview with the performers as below.

What did you expect to learn from this event before you entered?

Qasrina: It was to overcome stage fright, although being on the stage and performing live is not new to me but I am still just as nervous as my first time performing live, believe me it will never go away. Also meeting diversely talented people. Everything that I've experienced that night fully exceeds my expectations. I'm really glad.

What was the purpose of the event?

The purpose of the event was to bring all the local talents together for an exposure. It was really brilliant. Kudos to FNDuo for their wonderful hospitality and directions.