© Jan Shim Photography
A high 90% of my clients are based in the Brunei capital which is approximately an hour and fifteen minutes away and many are oblivious to how far I live. No surprise as I rarely make conversation with that story. Each business engagement means an additional 2.5 hours on the road and the job can be as short as as 10 minutes for a group photo or as long as 21 hours from a Chinese wedding.
At the end of a long exhausting day, I stare at an hour long stretch of black tarmac lit by street lights and fellow commuters. For an hour or so I remain numb to my surroundings until I see the distant flare of familiarity–that home is near!
It’s one thing to put up with the monotony of a long drive and it’s quite another in bad weather. Last night the rain was heavy and got heavier as the distance to my house got shorter but one thing remained unfazed–this source of light is as eternal as it has been burning round the clock and amazingly resistant to the effects of wind and rain.