A car accident

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

A typical toastmaster’s meeting

Toastmaster is an international organisation which has programs to develop communication and leadership skills. A highlight of Toastmaster’s club is their meetings- weekly, bi-monthly or monthly depending on the club.  A toastmaster’s meeting has a definite structure. The link below provides in-depth understanding of a typical meeting structure and roles various members perform. learn-script-learn-confidence/   Continue reading A typical toastmaster’s meeting

Wendy, Evelyn and Alice: The Helpful Help Professionals

Read For:  Professional Helpers, Maids’ Life, Live and Let Live Filipino maids have earned their reputation as trustworthy, reliable and honest. Being a maid is a worthy profession in Singapore and many countries. Specific skills and experience are required to obtain the job for a maid’s work visa. The maids undertake responsibilities such as caring … Continue reading Wendy, Evelyn and Alice: The Helpful Help Professionals

Generous RIPAS and My Arm Saga

Go For:  A government hospital where certain health issues are taken very seriously.  The last month was characterized by an unusual event. I was almost admitted in RIPAS. RIPAS is a government hospital in Brunei where all medical services as well as medicines are free to the citizens of Brunei. For expats working for the government, and their families the hospital charges … Continue reading Generous RIPAS and My Arm Saga

Being and Becoming in Brunei: The Story of a Trailing Spouse (Part 2-Being and Becoming)

Our daughter was going to visit us soon. We decided to visit places we never have been to in Brunei. So a search began, this time not with the people but with the technology. I also checked travel guides, but most useful were bloggers. I compiled a list of things to do. Since every adult … Continue reading Being and Becoming in Brunei: The Story of a Trailing Spouse (Part 2-Being and Becoming)

Being and Becoming in Brunei: The Story of a Trailing Spouse (Part 1-The Arrival)

I have been in Brunei just over a year or so after spending a major part of my life and career in Singapore. I followed my husband here and I am in search of work – but our more urgent and prominent search is for meaningful social contacts. Frankly speaking, in Brunei, we have missed the exchange of ordinary niceties, smiles, the casualness in a talk, and the presence of people around. I knew it has to be there, since human contact is a ubiquitous need. From my stay here so far, I know that Bruneians are decent as well as approachable and friendly people. I just need to look at the right places and I should do what locals do. Continue reading Being and Becoming in Brunei: The Story of a Trailing Spouse (Part 1-The Arrival)