I haven’t yet posted about Brunei.


To be honest, there isn’t much to say. All things considered, it wasn’t that bad a trip. The time passed rather quickly, especially the first week. Even outfield wasn’t terrible (admittedly, those instances can only be called “outfield” in a very limited sense, but still). The isolation was expectedly good for much needed introspection and reflection, and unexpectedly not lonely. A lot of things were revealed to me over there. Moreover, the increased interaction with my peers, colleagues, and subordinates was surprisingly welcome, which is slightly ironic, taking place now after a whole year when I am about to part ways with all of them. The few conversations I had with others about my faith and about the Bible was another silver lining. It is amazing how God chooses the weirdest places to do His work and show His faithfulness.


My return was rather anti-climactic. I didn’t really feel any different and it was pretty odd to think that it is already late November. Indeed, it does seem like my birthday is suddenly upon me when I haven’t been thinking about it at all. I do realise this post is pretty dull, but as I said, there’s nothing much to say. And besides, certain developments that I did not foresee have dampen my spirits this morning (last night?), and sleep did not comfort me much.


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