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

The arm saga will continue

Go For : Cold press, exercises, and an arm brace  for a tennis elbow.  Continued from Generous RIPAS and My Arm Saga So far, I had already seen two general practitioners in Brunei’s RIPAS hospital for my as-yet-undiagnosed arm pain. The first doctor gave me an NSAID, diclofenac sodium which proved to be ineffective. Noting this, the second … Continue reading The arm saga will continue

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)