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F*$C&5 - EMCO in Capitals of Malaysia

Empty streets all around PJ and KL day and night

I don't really know how to feel about this. 

I've said this to my family members before: if asked if I thought putting the whole of Selangor (and KL) under an Enhanced Movement Control Order is a wise thing to do, I wouldn't know how to answer. If asked whether this was the right and only move we can make RIGHT NOW, I don't have the answer either. In fact, my son pointed out that if I were one of the decision-makers, the outcome would probably be the same. 

All I know is this - as someone who has been following the strict SOPs and done everything within my capacity to ensure adherence to the law, I feel...bitter

I am very sure I am not the only one. 


There's nothing more we can do about this because the ball was never really in our court in the first place. 

Now, with this new lockdown, getting essentials is more of a problem than before. Those who are NOT tasked with both running the household and working at the same time like me will not understand the kind of difficulty we are facing. It's friggin' awful

I've been doing this for more than 20 years, being the only adult in the family (when my kids were young), the only person who can drive, fix everything in the house, with all emergency contacts, the task to keep everything under control, make the daily runs, knows how to cook, and check on the all the inventory in the household...it is taxing. 

We need a little bit of flexibility although I know the flexibility will be abused by people who don't need it. 

It's not that it cannot be done but it makes things doubly hard for us. I am wondering if there is a way we can make small exceptions and not be slapped with a fine for trying to make both our personal and professional lives work more harmoniously. 

Two weeks. That's what we're looking at at the moment but there is no doubt in my mind that we, the country, will not be able to tackle the spiraling numbers within the given time. It's not enough time to bring the daily numbers down from nearly 7,000 new cases to acceptable levels. We're probably looking at months of this strict lockdown and I am worried about the kind of suffering we're all going through.

Recently, the White Flag Movement swept through the country, especially in some parts of Malaysia. It encouraged people who really needed help to fly a white flag outside their homes to alert humanitarians if they need help. It is encouraging and definitely warms the heart. 

There are still caring humans around us. 

In the coming months, I foresee a lot more anxious, stressed out, overworked, worried, depressed people. 

I don't know how to make things work anymore, honestly.

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