Thursday, 23 February 2012

Brunei's 28th National Day

 PWM participants
Persatuan Masyarakat Indonesia
Persatuan Warganegara Malaysia
 Rehearsal on 21-02-12
 Rehearsal on 21-02-12
Today is Brunei Darussalam's 28th National Day and this is the second year that I'm participating in the National Day Parade! Forteen of us from PWM assembled at Seri Complex (where there is ample parking spaces), had breakfast at a restaurant there before taking the 15 minutes' walk to Yayasan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah to meet up with other members of PWM. There were about 50 of us, headed by our President, Mr. Simon Gelan. We only had a rehearsal two days ago and during that rehearsal, there was a slight drizzle and the weather was much cooler. This morning's weather was quite warm  and as we were the 119th group (second last! The Persatuan Masyarakat Indonesia was last), we waited for more than 3 hours before it was our turn to march past His Majesty the Sultan at Taman Omar Ali Saifuddien around 10.30am. Congratulations to His Majesty on Brunei's 28th National Day! 


  1. Good morning how are you?
    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people's diversity from all over the world.
    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. For all this I would ask you one small favour:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Brunei? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Brunei in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:
    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39 Bajo C
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)
    If you wish, you can visit my blog, where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.
    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

    1. Hi, Emilio,
      Will sent you a letter in due course. For those of you who are reading this, why not sent Emilio a letter as well.
      Happy stamp collecting!

    2. Dear Simon,

      Thank you very much for sending me a letter from so nice from Brunei, if you wish, you can see their picture on my blog

      Thank you again for help me in order to increase my collection.

      I wish you good luck in your life in Brunei, and I send my best wishes of health and happiness for your and all your dear beings.

      Yours faithfully
      Emilio Fernandez