It's goodbye season in Brunei, yesterday we went to the first of many farewell parties coming up the next few weeks.
Last night it was time to say goodbye to a couple of our Kiwi friends, the Catos, who are returning home to NZ. I've known Cath since I first came to Brunei as she was at that time leading the toddler group I used to take Linnea to; later I've seen her every week at the Hash.
They held their party at the Yacht Club which was strangely dark when we arrived. It turned out a truck had taken out the power, and in fact the whole evening proceeded without electricity..!
Luckily the food was cooked on gas, and they had been able to source quite a few candles plus a generator to power the band - so not much different to normal actually.
Apart from the fact that the ceiling fans didn't work of course... I think we all reached a new level of sweaty last night! :)
We all had an absolutely awesome night though, regardless of the power failure. The Kiwi community is very strong here in Brunei and the Kiwi 'whanau' had prepared a showcase extravaganza for Cath & Paul plus a very touching farewell haka before the band took over and we danced (& Zumba'd!) the night away!