Being Left Behind

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By the end of September, a heavy flow of Bruneian students will make their way towards their respective educational institutions abroad after qualifying and achieving various scholarship programmes offered by the government or private institutions. They will be on their way to fulfil their lifelong dreams of a high standard education abroad with a different culture and way of life. I congratulate them and wish them good luck for their studies. But I write this article not for those who are going, but to those who have been left behind.

Some scholarship students may just want to fly off to the U.K. and experience life away from their families

Some scholarship students may just want to fly off to the U.K. and experience life away from their families

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If I’m home, why doesn’t it feel like it?

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Third Culture Kids (TCK) is a phenomenon that happens to children when they are brought up in another country other than their country of origin stated in their passport. It isn’t like a child that has been brought up in neighborly Malaysia for his or her whole life and is suddenly brought over to Brunei to live in. It is the total transformation of one’s way of life to another that is totally different; such as the language, culture, people, food, weather, and even the time when the sun rises and sets.

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