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Update: Apr 20, 2020

It's been more than a month of lockdown here in Malaysia and I am still wondering how we are doing this.

When I look outside from the home balcony, there are more cars now than before during the day; it's eerily empty when the sun goes down. Like the tide, we have to do everything during the day or face complete shutdown at night.

So, a quick update once again before I have to dash off to get some things done.

What we've been doing so far during the lockdown in Malaysia is read, write, exercise as much as we can, paint, video conference or call each other, listen to music, answer emails and pitch projects, keep ourselves busy by cooking together, cleaning up, going shopping for necessities and food as quickly as we can, and dealing with the frustration of being in a situation where we are not permitted to go anywhere without being threatened with jail time.

I am quite a homebody so, there's little to complain about. And if the house is a mess, it's a nice, comfortable mess.

Apart from learning the ropes of publishing on Medium and managing websites, it's about reading and catching up on TV Shows and books.

Even when I am lounging around on the sofa or bed, I'd rather have a real book in my hand. It feels off to be reading (for a prolonged period of time) from the phone or computer. At my laptop, things happen very quickly. It's always about action. 

Being idle on the laptop just doesn't happen very often.

Anyway, I'm just done with 'A Year with Marvelous Ways' by Sarah Winman and will write about it a little later. It sure has been a poetic read.

I know it's a little late but the next book up is I am Malala. 

I hope Malaysia (and the world over, actually) can get the Coronavirus situation under control soon so that normal life can resume. While my older son is not complaining about having a more relaxed schedule from his college, my younger son and I are simply itching to just go the convenience store all the time. Even if it's just for a loaf of bread. 

Stay safe, everyone.


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