Silat and Kuntao: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Spurred on by some late afternoon talk with my brothers and some acquaintances… plus several cups worth of decaffeinated tea… I thought I’d write about and try to perhaps explain some of the more common negative perceptions with regards to silat or kuntao as it is practiced in Brunei Darussalam. For the rest of this … Read moreSilat and Kuntao: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Kuntao Brunei: A Sino-Malay Martial Form

Kuntao Asli (pronounce ‘koon-tah-how ah-slee’), is a very energetic form of traditional martial art found in Brunei Darussalam. In its competitive form – i.e. light contact – the exchanges can get a little nasty. When the blood is up, and tempers flare, contact is bound to happen. The practice of Kuntao, in traditional application, is made up … Read moreKuntao Brunei: A Sino-Malay Martial Form

I am strong: I had to go through cancer and treatment

I am strong by Amir Talib

I am strong: I had to go through cancer and treatment. 1 month of intensive radiotherapy: five days a week with a break on the weekend. 6 months of chemotherapy: flew into Singapore alone, checked myself into a hotel, 7 hour chemotherapy the following day, and flew back out to Brunei the day after. Hair … Read moreI am strong: I had to go through cancer and treatment

HTML & CSS Solution: A Video on Styling ‘Input’ In Form

HTML and CSS Solutions by Amir Talib

This was one of the challenges I came across in my journey as a front-end web developer. I was racking my brain trying to find a solution for this one. The Challenge I know the element that I wanted to target: the input area within the message box.   I couldn’t for the life of … Read moreHTML & CSS Solution: A Video on Styling ‘Input’ In Form