Half a world away from the Democratic National Convention, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delayed her departure from Brunei to watch President Barack Obama accept the party's nomination for a second term.

After meeting Brunei's foreign minister and launching a new U.S.-funded English language training project at the University of Brunei-Dar es Salaam, Clinton postponed her departure for Russia's Far East on Friday to return to her hotel to watch a recording of Obama's speech online.

On Thursday, Clinton remained in East Timor longer than expected to watch her husband, former President Bill Clinton, speak to the convention to formally nominate Obama. "It was great," she gushed to reporters on her plane afterwards.