Hua Ho Department Store Holds Photography Contest

Hua Ho Department Store Brunei holds Photography Contest with the theme “Colors of Nature” which runs from June 15 to July 31, 2010. The submission of entries was set on June 15 to July 15, 2010 and the announcement of winners is on July 31, 2010.

This contest is organized by Hua Ho Department Store Sengkurong, Yayasan, Manggis and Tanjung Bunut Branches and is supported by The Interhouse Company Sdn. Bhd. Brunei (supplier of Canon) and Nikon Malaysia. The Contest is offered only to intermediate and amateur photographers, whether local residents or expats living in Brunei, working in all forms of photographic media – black and white or color, using DSLR of both processes – who are of full legal age in the jurisdiction in which they live. The employees and directors of the Store and all of its subsidiary or affiliate companies and their immediate family or members of their households of such employees and directors are not eligible.

The judging is based on four criteria – relevance to the contest theme, composition, visual impact and technical quality. The 1st Prize Winner receives B$1000.00 Hua Ho Gift Voucher, the 2nd Prize receives $600.00 Hua Ho Gift Voucher, the 3rd Prize receives B$300.00 Hua Ho Gift Voucher and 5 Consolation Prize Winners receive B$100.00 Hua Ho Gift Voucher each.


4 Gadgets Every Professional Should Have To Be Productive: Even You

Hand Phone

One way to develop your brand as professional in your field is to response quickly and to address the needs of people who need important information about certain topics that are related in your field of expertise. The most popular and convenient way that anybody can contact you is through hand phone because in today’s worlds that is almost overwhelmed with digital technology, everyone is too impatient to use e-mail for a one-sentence-question which needs and immediate response. Furthermore, when choosing hand phone, consider one with internet connection, clear camera, easy contact management, high storage capacity and productivity management features, and utilize it to its fullest advantage. iPhone is good if you are planning to have one but if you have a lot of contacts to transfer and you’re lazy to key-in them one by one, it is not advisable for you.


Even your hand phone has an extravagant features; it is not enough to manage your tasks. Even you have desktop computer at home or at your office, you need laptop to do encoding of necessary data, burn copy of CD or DVD, present your ideas in slideshow presentation, and more others responsibilities when you are out of your office. The specification of a laptop that suits you depends on your profession. If you are an office worker, 512 Megabytes RAM and 60 Gigabytes  hard disk capacity is already okay but if you are a graphic designer, you need at least 1 Gigabytes RAM, a high grade graphic card and at least 100 Gigabytes hard disk capacity. Software is also important. You can download free productivity and other software you want at

Compact Digital Camera

 Picture says thousands of words as it is popularly heard. Whenever you do you professional report, it is convincing if you have photos to show to your boss. High quality photos are also necessary in developing your professional portfolio. Although your hand phone may have built-in camera yet you have to remember that the camera of your hand phone is limited and every shoot consumes the battery of you mobile phone. I it also good to have DSLR but if you are not a Photojournalist or Creative Communication Designer or just Photography lover, digital compact camera is better enough.

Removable Drive

Transferring data would a great hazard for you if you don’t have even one removable drive unless you are connected online or the computer system in your work station is networked. There are times when situation requires you not to bring your laptop but you need to bring copy of your data; this is when removable device works best.

10 Awesome and Inspiring Articles about Facebook: Which one you haven’t read?

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As I was browsing the World Wide Web about helpful information regarding Facebook, there were nine articles captured my attention and kept me reading until each of them overwhelmed me with their tips, guides and surprising information – all about Facebook. Let’s start it on its biography until on the advice for us to stop.

The Facebook Years: Everything You Need to Know About Facebook

“Is there anyone on the planet who is not familiar with Facebook? I don’t claim to be an expert, but I’ve known about Facebook since its inception when, at that time, I was totally anti-Facebook. I was determined not to join another social networking site. However like so many after the Virginia Tech tragedy, Facebook continued to be more and more in the news and I began paying more attention to Facebook.”

4 Lessons from Billionaire College Entrepreneurs

“This is the most basic of advice for starting a business; either find something that doesn’t exist but would improve the lives of those around you, or find an already available product and make it better and cheaper. Mark Zuckerberg is probably the most famous and richest 26-year old on the planet right now, and he did exactly this when creating Facebook.”

11 Business Benefits of Using Facebook Applications

“With the amount of existing and new applications that are being created on Facebook, business owners have an opportunity to use Facebook to promote their brand even further. … It may not be the tool or medium that many would first think of to promote their brand, but judging by the surging popularity, Facebook is not that bad of a place to create awareness of your brand.”

Facebook Pros and Cons – The Benefits of Facebook Versus Its Downsides in Advertising

“There is a problem with Facebook, in that people don’t go there to shop, they go to there to… well hang out. This does not mean that you cannot successfully market to them, but rather, you must learn new marketing techniques useful for capturing the attention of Facebook users.”

Ultimate Facebook Guide: How To, Tips, Tricks, Etiquette

“Some people are very cautious about posting their picture online and others are very particular about what images they want to show of themselves. Regardless if it’s just vanity issues or fears of identity theft, you should respect their privacy and ask them for permission prior to posting an image in which they are included. Otherwise you run the risk of getting a nasty phone call from a disgruntled friend.”

12 Ways to Use Facebook Professionally

“Facebook has to be the most talked about, and the most misunderstood, web service/platform right now. If you haven’t gotten drawn in by the hype, it may surprise you to learn that many people have already found Facebook to be an essential addition to their web working toolbox. Why? Because the Facebook social networking experience can be precisely what you want to make of it. Think of Facebook as a professional tool, and that’s what it is. It doesn’t matter how millions of high school and college students are using Facebook to get out of doing homework. You can make it into whatever you want, even your own personal media broadcasting channel.”

32 Ways to Use Facebook for Business

“Facebook’s not just for keeping tabs on friends and filling out quizzes — it can also be used as a highly effective business tool. It’s great for marketing your products, landing gigs and connecting with your customers.”

6 Things You Should Never Reveal on Facebook

“But there are a handful of personal details that you should never say if you don’t want criminals — cyber or otherwise — to rob you blind, according to Beth Givens, executive director of the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.”

Facebook problems: Has Facebook caused you a relationship problem?

“Getting to grips with Facebook problems can help you feel more in control at a time when you may be thinking that you ‘have lost the plot’.  I will help you understand and do something about it.”

7 Things to Stop Doing Now on Facebook

“It’s an ideal target for identity thieves, who could use it to obtain more information about you and potentially gain access to your bank or credit card account.” .

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