Things are much easier in Week 2. Eventually, we starts to adapt ourselves with the peaceful environment @UBD.
Almost everyday, we'll jog or walk around the campus. It temporarily kills the sentimental feeling of missing my country, family and friends in my heart. Another way to kill the boredom is by eating, it makes the endorphins activate and eventually it will make me happy. Ohhhh...i really miss my country and i believe the others also missed their own countries.
University Mosque - Serenity Peace and Calm. It reminds me, how lucky i am being in the Muslim country and as a Muslim.
The off-day in Brunei are on Friday and Sunday. Saturday is a working day. Starting from week 2, we start receiving our assignments - individual and group assignment. And not to forget, the discussions and presentations during the class periods.
Saturday, is the much awaiting program for us :-). The series of educational visits have been arranged to The Malay Technology Museum, The Brunei Museum, The Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque & surrounding, and the Royal Regalia Brunei.
At night, we have a Welcoming Dinner at The Empire Hotel and Country Club Brunei where we met our representative from the embassy.
The Welcoming dinner yesterday night, has given me a chance to know the particpants better and to learn their culture and the Brunei culture. I hope to have an interesting upcoming adventure during the course, and to learn and to gain self-improvement.
“All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.” – Samuel Johnson
“Travelling is a brutality. It forces you to trust strangers and to lose sight of all that familiar comfort of home and friends. You are constantly off balance. Nothing is yours except the essential things – air, sleep, dreams, the sea, the sky – all things tending towards the eternal or what we imagine of it.” – Cesare Pavese