I say unexpectedly because this is the first time we went to that country... unexpectedly also because it was never in our foreseeable plans. Here the plane was still somewhere above Peninsular Malaysia.
Land back in view. I'm not sure if we have reached Brunei but at least we were already in Borneo. Wait a minute. Didn't the name Borneo came from the word Brunei? Isn't in an Anglicised version referring to a time when the kingdom of Brunei practically controlled the whole of the Borneo, the biggest island in the Malay Archipleago? Back to the trip being unexpected. What happened was about a week before I suddenly received a call from a Bruneian whom I've only known through phone calls. Even then it's been 2 years since the Bruneian, an elderly lady called me up.
There, we were definitely in Brunei about to land. Among other things the lady said was why don't I made a trip to Brunei. I said I'd like to but don't have the means. The next day she called me up again and offered to sponsor the trip, flight tickets, lodging and all. And she liked me and family to come before the month of Ramadhan.
After discussing the matter with my wife, I decided to take up the offer. As the fasting month of Ramadhan was less than 2 weeks away we have to act fast. We'd like to be able to fully enjoy the trip without having to worry about going around with our stomachs empty during the day. That could limit our activities. So it is decided that we should make the trip 1-8 August. For information, the Ramadhan was scheduled to start on 11 August.
Anyway I'm a freelance writer. So basically I can take holidays whenever I want. My wife on the other hand has to apply for leave. Thank God despite the short notice her leave was fully approved.