33 years since the UK fully eliminated its power in this country, and this small place I called home since 1997 has been standing strong and peaceful since then. I wish I could join the celebration in Padang SOAS but here I am, writing while looking after the kids, what is freedom guys bahaha kiddingg
I know we’re facing a lot of challenges currently but as for today, let’s just see the bright sight of this amazing country that we’ve been living in. Every countries have their own pros and cons anyway, why are we expecting to get more privileges when we’re privileged enough? Sometimes we’re too blind to see the good in something, so I’m gonna make a list of things we should be grateful of about this country as a reminder for me (who whines A LOT not gonna lie) and maybe for you guys too hehe
- We’re an Islamic country and nothing ever makes me feel lucky enough to get to rest under Allah’s blessings. People may talk bad of the Hudud implementation, but they’re all irrelevant. Nothing is more important other than Allah’s redha. And we’re cool about it too anyway, even supportive of the decision, because we knew that we’re not gonna do all those bad things here hehe (orang putih saja gabra semacam padahal inda tempias arah dorang pun lol)
- It is a very peaceful country. Big crimes seldom to happen, but if there is one the whole country confirm knew guys bahaha. We own more than a car, we don’t have to fight in electing a president, we can sleep peacefully at night knowing there’s no war happening outside. We’ve clean water to drink, more shopping complexes are being build just to satisfy our whining, more restaurants opened because Bruneians loves to eat and so we can always be happy #happytummyhappybruneians. What more, guys? We may not have Topshop, Zara and all currently, but growth doesn’t just gonna happen in a day. So for now, let’s just appreciate what we have. We’ve so many local brands spurting out anyway, why don’t we support them instead? 😉
- We’re being spoon-fed for only God knows how long and in literally everything. To think of what this country has given me and my contribution to it makes me wanna cry. I went to the gov’s primary school without having to pay hundreds just to enter it, I went to a college and it was far from my house but that’s alright because the gov’ had it covered by providing a bus for me, without me having to take a single penny out. I’m going to a university now and I’m being paid, guys, just to study. My car gas are totally covered, I can eat fancy food for lunch, I can buy pretty stationaries and I can even go to a vacation with it. Although I ALWAYS whine because it doesn’t came out on time but I feel totally blessed honestly. And now let’s see what I’ve given back to them: nothing *cries in bruneian*. But I hope I’ll get to contribute to this country in the future, even though it’s a challenge for us to get a job nowadays, but I’ve a dream to totally contribute back to this amazing country with my own hard work and sweats and tears, insyaAllah.
- They say a lot of privileges are being taken down, I say more doors are being opened for us to embark on. We can’t always take everything guys, they’ve given us more than what we deserve. It’s time for us to step back into reality, we cannot study hard and graduate and get a job instantly. It doesn’t work like that anymore. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of our lives when in fact there are a lot of things that this world can offer us. Maybe, just maybe, the elderlies doesn’t want us to stuck in the office all gloomy having to force ourselves doing works that we don’t really enjoy for the sake of money. Maybe they want us to paint this country with more colors. We’re the future of this country anyway, we’re going to mold and shape this country together and it won’t work unless we stop all the whines and start to unite. So be creative, open up your mind and think of what you can possibly do with all those knowledges that you’ve sought. Easily said than done but remember, “verily with every hardship comes ease.”. It takes time. It’s time to glow this country up guys, probs we can do it better than Dubai? teehee
Wow I think I just slapped my own self with reality bahaha. Controversies aside, Happy 33rd National Day, Brunei Darussalam!!! <3 <3 <3 I hope nothing but positive growth, constant peace and Allah’s blessing for this country. If I were to be born again, I’d ask to be born as a bruneian kid, wouldn’t ask for any other. I hope we’ll get to move forward and accomplish the national vision better than what’s expected, without forgetting our roots and national philosophy. We can do it!!!
Let’s change this stereotypes of us guys
Ok la this one is hilarious or what HAHAHA. But let’s flip this kind of view of us into something more positive alright? Except for the rich one, let’s get richer, I really wanna own a cub hahaha.