The difference between my brunei and taiwan life is that, both have its monotonous times.. Brunei life is more of a slow life, whereas Taiwan life is more of living a fast paced life.. However I’d think both has its goods and bads. Back then, when I spent like more than a decade in Brunei, I always wished I’d be able to migrate outta this lifeless country as its sooo boring. Now that I’m finall spending majority of my time in Taiwan as I’m studying here, and whenever I go back to Brunei during summer holidays, I realized a major difference between em.
In Taiwan, everything seemed so rushed.. Time just flies as if the hour-hand on a clock ticks like the second-hand.. And life is certainly more tiring in Taiwan. I barely get proper sleep. Unlike in Brunei, everything seemed slow.. Time takes forever to pass..
Another thing about Taiwan is, as I’ve mentioned its “tiring”.. The public transportations are pretty convenient, way convenient than having your own ride and driving to your desired place, as parkings can rarely be found and majority of the time there’s a traffic jam almost throughout day & night especially in the city.. So with MRT, Bus, Trains, etc.. I guess, we can saved quite a lot since they’re effing cheap.. But one disadvantage, you barely get to stop exactly on your desired location/store, so obviously you’d need to do a lot of walking.. Whereas in Brunei, no MRT, bus comes like every 15mins or so(which is tooo fucking long) and I’d hardly see any of my mates using em, taxi? – fuck em.. those taxi drivers in brunei are so lazy that they’d wait for passengers in the bus stop and they dont loiter around all area waiting for customers to wave for em.. And with all those slacking, everyone drives their own car.. And in Brunei, people are too lazy that they’d drive to any shortest distance possible, even if its only 100m away and this habit has caused the air to be so polluted. Looking at the good side of it, I don’t need to walk, and as you may know at day time its always around 30+ degrees above, which can caused you to sweat like hell, so with these kind of laziness I can go anywhere I want without walking/sweating.
Anyway, I find something pretty cool, whenever I’d return Brunei after a long time. I find it that my friends seemed to treat me nicer because I’ve been away from home for quite a well. And we seemed to have so much to talk as we have so much to catch up with and this has happened in every return of mine and it just seemed to make my stay longer, extended due to the warmth/care I get from them on my short stay. And leaving has always been hard for me, though its only a short stay. And I’m gonna honestly say, as most may know Brunei is a boring country, its prolly the most boring country ever! but with my dad being there and the friends I have there, I’ve never had the “I dont want to go back to that boring country.”. So if any of my Bruneian mates are reading this, I’d shoutall to y’all “Thank you for “ALWAYS” being such a great friend, I love y’all, and I miss you guys!”