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Farewell Dr and Mrs Shah

Last night, da missus and I had the pleasure of attending a dinner organised by Dr Shah and his family at OGH, where we were immersed in a gathering of the close-knit Bengali community in Brunei. The warmth and friendliness of this community was very apparent and I felt privileged that they had allowed me a tiny glimpse into their culture.

Dr Shah is a doctor at the eye clinic at RIPAS who I think many will be familiar with. After 30 years in Brunei, he will be leaving Brunei soon, to join his son, Arman (da missus’ ex-classmate), in Austin, Texas. I wonder what it’s like to leave after having lived and worked for so long in a country which has become your adopted home…

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  • JS August 15, 2008, 11:05 am

    30 yrs is quite a long time. But to spend that amount of time in a place like Brunei which is so laid back and to settle down in Texas can be a big change esp in terms of the pace of life that you have gotten used to for the past 30 yrs. I know it did for me and having been in US for almost 2 yrs now i still haven’t adjust to my adopted home. I just treat it as one long holiday and can’t wait to return to my homeland.

    When i get home I’d have to be retested by LTD as i feel odd looking right hand driven cars nowadays.

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