Brunei’s His Majesty completes fifty years of his succession to the throne today. Thousands of people, from all walks of life, lined the road where the procession of this celebration took place. Citizens, residents, as well tourists lined up in the streets of Bandar as early as 8 am although the procession was to begin … Continue reading Emotions run high as Brunei HM’s Golden Jubilee procession begins!
Go For: Quieting your mind while serving others Although I live outside India, a long time ago I had decided that whenever I will give a Dhamma service, I will give it at Dhamma Giri, Igatpuri, India. There were two reasons behind this. I had done all my 5 meditation courses at Dhammagiri. Dhammagiri in Igatpuri … Continue reading Serving at Vipassana meditation
If you are a Bruneian travelling to Bali, add two days to your itinerary. Don’t get me wrong: Bali is worth two months, not just two days. But there’s another reason: The only flight available from Brunei flies you into Bali at about 10 pm and flies you out of Bali at 7 am. Pretty … Continue reading More than Eat, Pray and Love in Bali
I was curiously surprised when my friends from the Toastmasters club asked me if I would like a conduct a workshop for kids in “Syria.” What a profound initiative and a human endeavor to go out and help kids in the war-stricken country, and I was going to be a part of it! My thoughts were … Continue reading A workshop in Seria
It had just drizzled that afternoon. The roads were wet but not drenched with water. John was driving on the highway towards Gadong. Traffic was thin. Somewhere near the DST tower, John’s car was hit from behind, more on the right corner. On impact, the car turned 180 degrees and it faced oncoming traffic. Seeing a … Continue reading A car accident
Although I respect all house-help professionals, I have somehow taken to Betty. As I wrote somewhere here, she is highly responsible, transparent in her communication, and has a great positive attitude. All of us know what a significant boon it is when the HHPs attend to house cleaning early in the morning and finish their … Continue reading The Disaster that Never was
Go For: Ipoh white coffee and Peranakan Cuisine As you step your inside the chill-V restaurant in Times Square mall, the first thing you notice is the typical tea-house setting and décor: Marble-top tables and tea-house style brown polished low stools. Of course there are sofa seats too, for those who desire more comfortable seating. Interestingly … Continue reading Peranakan food @Chill-V