I am a Stateless Student Living in Hong Kong

TL;DR: I am born and raised in Brunei. But I am not a Bruneian. And there are thousands of people like me.

I was born into it. It’s not even a disease but it’s been something that has been preventing me from freely going to places. Every time I tell my parents about my holiday plans, they ask me the same old question: “Are you sure you can go with your situation?”

I hate (and am honestly scared) to talk about this, especially in such a public setting but here is my ‘coming out’ story.