I am sure most of you by now would've heard about the virus that's grappling the world. Novel Coronavirus (nCoV2019) or earlier known as Wuhan virus (from where it originated i.e. Wuhan, China). As of writing, the death toll is at 815 deaths with 37,600 infected cases and spreading. Thankfully, there are still no cases reported yet in Brunei. However, I was extremely impressed with the Government of HM who has decided to conduct an evacuation operation to retrieve two Bruneians (a tourist & a student) stuck in Wuhan during this outbreak. A friend of mine told me that this type of evacuation at the very least would cost about $90k given the fact that an entire plane would need to be chartered. What more, our national carrier doesn't usually fly a direct route to Wuhan. So a lot of diplomatic exchange/communication had to be carried out to rescue two of the country's citizens. Though whether or not there are any costs required to be borne by these two, I am not su
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It’s that time of the year again where I suddenly feel like I need to post an update on this very neglected site. But maybe this time I’ll actually put in more effort to try and update more because I’ve decided to go on a social media detox. Ron? Off social media?! *gasps* More on that at a later stage to dive into my thoughts on why I decide to do it. But another year has arrived! We’ve made it to 2020. A very happy new year to everyone who might happen to come across this post.