As an average income person, I don't even know how much time, sweat and stress to achieves your dream owning a house in Brunei. The more I try to save, the higher the price goes up in time or brought by the rich for renting and resale higher strategy market. This is really sucked thinking about it every day. Seeing how Brunei has change so did the Governments, economics and religion. I already gave up waiting for the citizenship result and now focus towards studying bit by bit hoping for better chance switching job with good pay. Was never a bookworm or bright student back then. You just need to try something new but age seem to be problem sooner.
It is very regretful not telling myself saving money when I was a kid working in chicken farm and then went out to buy toys for what I earned. If I knew my father would give everything away to the second wife, this could have been avoided in the first place. Things just never goes what you wanted to, and no, I don't hate my father making such decision. He's the lord in the house so he can do whatever he wants.
Everything was a past now and still living in my own father house, renting, of course. So far no movement yet from his second wife asking higher rent or robbing us for spending luxury. I told my sister we need to find ways to buy cheap house. Size of the house not our concern, as long there are three bedrooms and able to park two cars at least. Nowadays apartment only can hold one parking space. Unless you buy for yourself. Other than that, terrible idea getting it when the Brunei transportation sucks.
Not like we never look for houses or apartment less than 120K below. You can just hardly able to find such price range nowadays. No one can imagine how much further both house and apartment going to cost in the future. But reaching the target just seem to be impossible even our salary combine together. Bank loan only gives out 70% and need good deposit to cover 30%. We have no choice but to keep looking and hope for good news. I want our renting money goes to our own home not flowing everything to her.