Showing posts with label Thoughts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Thoughts. Show all posts

Wednesday, 29 April 2020

RMO: Day 43

Covid 19 updates最新消息 29/04/2020
New recoveries /新恢复 55
Total recoveries/总恢复 4087
New case新宗 94
Total Case/总宗 5945
New death/新死 0
Total Death/总死 100
Total in ICU⁰/总数在ICU 40

I'm not able to credit the person who created the above stats as it was shared into a WhatsApp group I am in.

Finally, phase 4 is out and we are allowed to go out in pairs for grocery shopping or doctor's appointment at any one time. However we must be from the same house and the distance should still be within 10 KM. It's a relief but it sure sounds a little scary, feeling a little xenophobic still for me. On the other hand, it sure is a good sign, meaning the lockdown could be lifted sooner, now in stages slowly but surely.


Tuesday, 28 April 2020

RMO: Day 42

We have been cooped up at home for more than a month! At day 42, everyday has become the new normal at an even pace now. I'm so grateful that my family is with me and definitely thankful to still have a job. Taking one day at a time with a fixed schedule, this new normal has grown on me and I don't think I would want it to be reversed. LOL!

Monday, 27 April 2020

RMO: Day 41

Gosh! Weekend flew by with a blink of an eye! Definitely too fast when I was just about to enjoy it! It was a wet weekend, cloudy morning and thunderstorm evening. Even my dog doesn't wanna go out as it was kinda cold with thunders rolling! She prefers staying indoors for the warmth and kept cozying up for sayang!

Anyway, back to another busy working week. Not sure if you have the same experience as me but my brain seemed to have problem capturing new info. I kept spacing out, unable to absorb new data. I forced fed it also unable to absorb and understand. Instead am feeling so lost. It sure feels like my brain is not aging well at all. I wonder why is this happening to me? How now, brown cow?

Friday, 24 April 2020

RMO: Day 38

Muslims started fasting today. It is definitely a new normal for them having to spend puasa month cooped up at home and not going to a Ramadhan Bazaar to buy food. Well, on the other hand, spending quality time with the family during Ramadhan is much more gratifying if you asked me. Anyway, I think having love ones to puasa together is more fun lah! Selamat Berpuasa my Muslim family and friends!

RMO/MCO has been extended to 12/5/2020 as expected. I'm not surprised if it will be extended again to 26/5/2020, after Hari Raya Aidilfitri. We'll just wait and see lah...

Thursday, 23 April 2020

RMO: Day 37

It has been a busy yet fulfilling week and finally, the weekend is near! Can't wait to re-pot some plants in my garden and to finish up my sewing! Oh and catch up on my reading too!

Anyway there was a power failure earlier on in the afternoon for an hour or so. Second one during this RMO/MCO. Thankfully TNB was prompt and acted on it quite fast since it has been very hot and humid. However it has started raining after that but the air was still humid and stuffy. Well, kudos TNB for acting quickly!

Wednesday, 22 April 2020

RMO: Day 36

Day 36 and still loving it, being home and all!

I have had opportunities to list and market my part-time online business for free but I am hesitating to do it. For one, I am not able to post or deliver any orders during this RMO/MCO period. Two, as it is a part-time endeavour for me, it is not worth forking out extra money for courier service contract etc. Three, I just felt shy sharing lah! Don't get me wrong, I'm not ashamed of it but just felt it is not on par as the other online businesses with all those fancy shmancy facades and decors. Mine is just plain Jane. I might love crafting but I'm not as creative. I guess having a full-time job occupied most of my time so limited time to think creative. I know this is just an excuse to make myself feel better. I envy all those beautifully doll up online shopping sites! So much creativity and time spent sprucing it up! Perhaps in the near future when I do have the time and resources to spruce mine up but for now, it will have to do.

More importantly, I am thankful that I have a job and full concentration is required for it. I just make do with what I have during my free time for my part-time online business. I sure hope that it will survive this pandemic and be able to bloom in the near future *fingers crossed*

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

RMO: Day 35

Feeling melancholy again. Oh well, what else is new?

I honestly wonder if this RMO/MCO will extend again beyond 28th April. I suspect that it will even though the stats has been on a downward trend. There could be some loose ends somewhere which might trigger another spike so better to let it settle down for another few weeks before letting us out. I totally second that as I cannot imagined flocking the train filled with humans as yet.

Peak hours = sardine packed trains so better to stay at home first. This is just my 2 cents.

Monday, 20 April 2020

RMO: Day 34

Time definitely flew by when I was enjoying myself max over the weekend. And then, Monday has arrived. Le sigh!

If you have seen my Instagram over the weekend, then you would know I have been busy with sewing (aside from Harry Potter Wizards Unite Community Day, Pokemon Go Incense Day and finished my book)! Finally dug out some long overdue projects and started with covers for dining chairs. As there are 6 chairs to complete so will have to continue it this coming weekend since I have to work from home during the weekdays.

Honestly, crafting of any kind is therapeutic. Sewing, crocheting and cross-stitching are my go to crafts. Not forgetting gardening, the bliss of potting, digging the soil with my hands, watching it grow and buds blooming are just wicked! I also love to read and getting lost in the story itself, imagining I'm a part of the story and join in the adventure is so awesome!

I have many hobbies as such I am never bored being home. In fact, my home is my sanctuary and I love being home. I am 100% introverted like that! With so many therapeutic and relaxing hobbies at every corner of the house, how can I ever be bored or restless? LOL!


Friday, 17 April 2020

RMO: Day 31

Finally it's Friday! I can't wait for my weekend to start! Lots of ideas on what to do so can't wait to get down and jiggy with it LOL!

As I was reflecting on what I've read in Ikigai, I do especially agree with a single focus mind / task in hand as opposed to multi-tasking. I find that I am more productive when I'm concentrating on a single task. Of course we have to manage our time / tasks effectively to be more productive as in real life there are many many tasks to do.  Anyway, hoping to finish this book soon and able to return it to my bro after MCO has been lifted. So yea, one of my task is to read :-)

Thursday, 16 April 2020

RMO: Day 30

It's been a month since I've been to somewhere other than the garden of my home LOL!

Honestly, I did not missed the malls nor markets, I'm 100% introverted like that!
I've only missed warm foaming teh tarik! Not forgetting Tealive pearl milk tea too!!! And BKT!!!

LOL! Yeah, I've only missed food........ food, glorious food!

I've not been sleeping well lately with bouts of waking up in the middle of the night and not able to sleep again after that. Also been having spinning headache on and off. Not sure why this is happening but I think it's due to my pre-menopausal symptom :-(

My daily mantra:
Let it all go and keep moving forward!

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

RMO: Day 29

Wow! Into the third phase of lockdown now for another 2 weeks! Every single day, I watched the evening news with a heavy heart. The number of new COVID-19 cases, the number of deaths, the cumulative numbers, etc are so hard to absorb. During this hard times, there are still people who stubbornly refused to understand the life threatening situation nor abide the RMO/MCO rules. I wonder what's on their mind...

Do they want to be a statistic?
Do they want to infect their loved ones?
Do they think they are invincible?

How to flatten the curve when this minority still enjoy flouting the rules?
Why are they so selfish, enjoy hogging the road and traffic?

I do pity the important people like doctors, nurses, essential workers who have to go to work and yet stuck at the unnecessary long queues of the roadblocks.

People, please ease the traffic by staying at home! Allow only the important people go to work peacefully please!

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

RMO: Day 28

Today was supposed to be the last day of RMO/MCO phase 2 but it has been extended for another 2 weeks until 28/4/2020. I honestly hoped this would be the last one, not because I'm excited to leave the house but I truly wished that we have flatten the curve. I wished that the deadly virus has died permanently. Good riddance definitely!

I just couldn't fathom how such a virus even exists in our vicinity! In our current era causing such a pandemic! All the big shots are pointing fingers at each other as though this virus has an identity. To me, it's an alien who knows no boundaries and attacking the whole world! We should stand united to combat this virus but there are some big shots who think they are above the rank and can't seemed to work together as a team with the lower ranks to rid such a pandemic. Well, whatever it is, they are on the losing end obviously. Not my problem anyway as the rest of the countries can work together as a team to rid of this virus once and for all!

Just my two cents after watching the daily news on how these people act and react to this pandemic.

Monday, 13 April 2020

RMO: Day 27

A splendid weekend of love, doing what I love, enjoying what I love, love it all! Just can't believe that time passed so damn bloody fast during the weekend, ALWAYS! Where as time ticking by slowly during the weekday, no matter how busy, ALWAYS! #firstworldpain

GoGet. Lalamove. Grabfood. Foodpanda.

All thanks to the current RMO/MCO, I'm more aware of the many delivery services available aside from Poslaju! The above are the ones I'm aware of now though. I only shop for essentials online whenever I can't get it from our poorly stocked supermarket. I'm sure there are many online platforms for shopaholics to shop till they drop! Thankfully, I do not have such desire whatsoever. In fact, it is a good time to save more money. I can't vouch for shopaholics as I know some do treat it as a past time. I know it's not easy being home 24 x 7 but then again, it's all about self discipline and managing time wisely. Times have truly changed as opposed to way back then. I'm still old school where I must touch and feel the item before buying it. I'm not a 'keyboard warrior' when it comes to online shopping LOL! Anyway, I do feel that saving money is of the utmost importance now.

Friday, 10 April 2020

RMO: Day 24

Finally, it's Friday!

But... I'm feeling melancholy again. I just wished it would go away... stop sticking to me please! I just can't wait for a peaceful, happy, fulfilling weekend with my family! So all those nuisance please stop bugging me! Why we have to work 5 days? Why weekend is not 5 days?

Apologies for such odd rant but I am feeling sick and tired of it all. Anyway, waiting for Saturday to arrive fast fast........ going to sleep now... tata

Nearly forgot, our PM has announced another 2 weeks extension of RMO/MCO until 28/4/2020... le sigh!!! It's expected but then again................... le sigh! #thenewnormal as claimed by PM.

Thursday, 9 April 2020

RMO: Day 23

This is such a coincidence! I just had this conversation with mom where she insisted that we should take the opportunity to earn more money by selling online via drop-shipping. Apparently a cousin is doing this and his business is flourishing so well so mom said we could learn and earn that extra money. I was not in agreement and she wasn't happy.

And then a friend shared an article by Alaa Hijazi on her Facebook with regards to 'motivational' pressure and I couldn't agree more! Although the content is more about 'If you don't come out of this with a new skill, you never lacked time, you lacked discipline', it sure sounds a lot like 'opportunist' to me. Hence my mom's scenario.

For one, I am working from home so I don't think I want to crowd my time with this extra job which in turn will be a hassle and extra stress for me.
Two, in this current sad time of a pandemic, we all do what we can and within our own means. As my cousin is a Grab driver and his income is affected, I am happy that he has found this job to support his family. I wouldn't want to 'steal' another person's rice bowl so to speak. There are many who really needs a job now.
Three, earning an extra income is good but in expense of my health. This is the time where we should take care of our overall health including mental health. As it is, the pandemic we are in does not have a vaccine yet. Although we are in a lockdown, we should still maintain a healthy lifestyle and mentality, more so now. Hence less stress is better for our mental health especially since from being cooped up at home 24 x 7.

My reasons may sound vague and selfish but this is my stand. Another shared a message from her doctor:
Well said, doctor!

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

RMO: Day 22

For the past few days during RMO/MCO, the weather has been kind of predictable i.e. hot and sunny day and then thundering in the late afternoon with evening/night rainfall. It's nice for laundry during the day and sleeping during the night but so humid still........ without air-con we would have melted. I am truly fortunate to be able to afford one. Hence I could not fathom how the unfortunate ones tahan in this weather. A self reminder - do not take things for granted, ever!

There are talks of extending this RMO/MCO which is no surprise. The virus has not reached it's peak and everyday there are still an increasing number of casualty. We will know by Friday when it will be announced. Sigh!

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

RMO: Day 21

Tuesday and I am still feeling melancholy. It seems Monday blues not going away anytime soon. Many 'what if's' in my mind, crowding my thoughts while I'm going through my work in a daze, making me feel much more sadder. How now, brown cow?

Thankfully my girl keeps coming to me to joust me, indirectly keeping me company, so interrupted my train of melancholy thoughts. It sure is a blessing although kinda irritating at times :-) Well, she just likes to irritate me and get on my nerves always. Sounds familiar right?!

Anyway, another day working from home and if all goes well, we'll be able to go to work at the office next week. I'm in the middle - half of me wishing it will be extended, the other half says yay teh tarik! LOL! Oh well, will have to wait for 10/4 when the government will announce of the decision whether to extend the RMO/MCO or rescind it.

Monday, 6 April 2020

RMO: Day 20

It's Monday! Woke up to a sluggish morning, whole body not feeling that good especially the head. Probably being cooped up at home too much and not much exposure to the morning sun LOL! Oh well, waking up on the wrong side of the bed more likely but then we all have our moody days, ain't that right?!

So happy over the weekend gardening, reading and did some crocheting... all of my favourite past time! Not forgetting spring-cleaned or rather Konmari my books! It actually got me thinking when I can retire to enjoy my days as it pass by... hmmm... I know I know, wishful thinking.

Anyway, back to reality, bills and debts. I sure hope this RMO/MCO would end soon. It's not because I can't stand being home but I'm becoming more attached to it instead! I loved being home so much that I might not want to leave it at all! Just loved the comfort, the freedom, the quality time spent with my family.

I know I am blessed to have a roof over my head. I am thankful my kids are with me now. I am grateful for all that we have. I honestly cannot fathom how the unfortunate ones are surviving, no food, no job, no money, no house, no family. My heart goes out to all these poor souls. Not forgetting all the street dogs and cats too! Blessed the kind-hearted and daring souls who still go out to feed these poor souls... all the care-mongering and soup kitchens. I'm so happy to still see so many compassionate and caring Malaysians!

Friday, 3 April 2020

RMO: Day 17

Finally it's Friday and I can't wait to get on with my gardening tomorrow! I noticed many new blooms peeking through so I can't wait to pet and sayang it! I'll definitely post it in my Instagram if there are new blooms ya...

Not forgetting, I have tons of books to Konmari as I am feeling overwhelmed by it! Too many for my liking and I don't have that many lifetime to finish reading it! Most have been in my 'to be read' pile for years and it's foxing already. If I'm not reading it now meaning it will still be in that pile for many years to come so I think it is time to let it all go. Honestly why hoard it when I'm not enjoying it? Also it's not sparking much joy at all! Let others enjoy the beautiful story it brings rather than piling up in my box or cupboard. Definitely too many to appreciate it properly.

With this RMO/MCO, it has actually made me realised my hoarding tendency. It's like a habit, a drugged like feeling that I must hoard to feel accomplished! When I spring-cleaned my living and dining room previously, I was surprised at the many stuff I have been keeping for no reasons at all! It's that mentality where I might need it in the future but after 10 years, it's still in the box. Also, when I finally wanted to use it, either I forgot I have it and bought a new one or it has spoilt. Soooo........ what's the point then? I have yet to venture into my kitchen and bedroom, will tackle the most obvious one first, my books. I didn't follow the Konmari order, just did it based on my feelings.

I have not thought of shopping thus far as I have what I need. After work, I have my Astro TV, books, crochet, Pokemon Go and Wizards Unite to entertain me aside from my beloved family. I have not ventured out of the house at all aside from my garden. I totally loved this feeling actually!

P/S: I do pity those extroverts whom I know would die of boredom and nothingness! Can feel their cobwebs and mushrooms growing too LOL!

Thursday, 2 April 2020

RMO: Day 16

I've been reading lots of funny posts and puns about husbands having trouble getting their groceries as the Ketua Rumah but I am just thankful that my hubby knows the groceries itself! Just list it down and he'll just go buy and return with all the right stuff! He goes to the hypermarket once a week for our groceries as there are nothing much near our house. We did try to check the major online websites for deliveries near us but then they are fully booked until the end of RMO. Some doesn't even deliver to our area! So what's the point then???

Well, with lots of negative thoughts and puns on the internet, it's really hard to stay positive during this lockdown. Easily irritable and annoying, we have to shift our mindset to become open-minded just to stay positive. Please see below...
Someone shared this in Facebook and it is definitely true for our situation right now. Unfortunately I can't credit whoever created this as it was not mentioned in the post. So practice this and shift your mindset to an open-minded one!

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