Saturday, 22 October 2011


Bruquest is BruSton's very own amazing race. Yes, the kind of race where you run around a city following a map, meeting people at certain checkpoints and doing reasonably difficult tasks to get points.

On the 22nd of October, fellow Brustoners and friends participated in this fun-filled activity. We had seven groups of four or three consisting of juniors, seniors and pilot trainees. Before the race, our President, Zainah Azharan gave a briefing at the university concourse outlining the rules of the game and how to win it.

The race started at the Southampton University interchange where all participants are given envelopes containing a map of checkpoints which are spread out all over the city. There are committee members waiting to give out the tasks at every checkpoint. Each task must be completed to receive a point marked by a star sticker on the corresponding location in their maps. The team with the most star stickers and the quickest to arrive at the last checkpoint wins the race.

It was exciting and fun. We hope to conduct this again in the future.

Saturday, 15 October 2011


At the beginning of the new academic term, Bruston decided to hold door to door open house visits (just like how we celebrate Raya in Brunei!) around the residential area near campus.

The first open house started in Harrison Road where everyone met up for breakfast and then moved on to the next house in Mayfield together. Everyone, all exuberant and dressed up in colourful Cara Melayu clothes, was ready to go on the series of open houses with large appetites.

From the houses in Mayfield to the one in Broadlands and then in Sirdar and finally Blenheim Gardens, we Brustoners enjoyed having guests, eating good home cooked food, meeting newcomers and chit-chatting with the old friends in lovely grassy back yards. The Bruston raya was all about building new relationships and maintaining existing ones. May we always stay together and remember each other for many years more.