LegCo 2012: Word of the day is “Expectations”

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(I originally wrote a much longer LegCo post, but felt that I was making two different points, so I separated them. The other post is about LegCo becoming a platform for updating on progress, and I felt that I would prefer more meat to such updates.)

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This year, the 8th Legislative Council (LegCo) session got a Twitter hashtag: #legco8As noted on ProjekBrunei.com, the Bruneian Twitterverse was keen to take up on this. The comments in the #legco8 feed on Twitter this year show concerned citizens being skeptical, snarky, sometimes appreciative, but most likely frustrated with the reports on the LegCo proceedings.

I have a feeling that there may be a disconnect between what the Government expects LegCo to be, and what the public expects it to be.

Expectations of “Debate”

There is a perception that LegCo is about “debate”. From the official website of Jabatan Majlis-Majlis Mesyuarat, the functions of LegCo are given as:

  • Merundingkan dan meluluskan undang-undang
  • Mengenakan sekatan-sekatan kewangan
  • Meneliti polisi-polisi Kerajaan dan lain-lain perkara berkaitan dengan perjalanan Majlis Mesyuarat Negara

(Source: Fungsi Majlis Mesyuarat Negara)

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Mar 2012
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Checklist for sharing Brunei Events online

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One day, after seeing a number of events in Brunei being promoted online and feeling dissatisfied with the information available, I wrote out a checklist for those tasked with promoting events online.

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Feb 2012
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Report for Book Challenges 2011

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I was optimistic, and decided to set myself some reading goals for 2011:

But as you may have gleaned from my excuses in Nov 2011, it looked like I was failing the challenge!

The records say:

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Jan 2012
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Delicious ends their friendship with dir.proj

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It is a sad day to discover that Delicious (delicious.com) no longer supports my project 🙁

Kind of.

I have recently discovered the failings of searching bookmarks since their relaunch under AVOS Systems in 2011. Findings follow.

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Jan 2012
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More. Emotion!

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I consider myself a Final Fantasy fan. I have played FF5 up till FF9, finishing only 2 of those, with brief tries on FF4, FF10 and FF12. For the purposes of this post, you can consider me inexperienced with the recent Final Fantasy offerings from the last, oh, 10 years. (That’s Final Fantasy X, i.e. FF10, and everything after it!)

So I have been playing Final Fantasy III on the iPad, and I still cannot get over the fact that, for the first time playing a Final Fantasy game, I can actually see expressions and emotions on the character’s faces at such a close range:

Refia: Toads!? *ughhh you-guys-suck face* Read more…

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Jan 2012
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