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Coping with (Extended) Movement Control Order

Hey, it has been a while, isn't? 

This entire MCO (read: Movement Control Order) has certainly changed all of our lives. During this partial lockdown, I finally understand that I am not a hundred percent a homebody. I still need to go out or else I may feel suffocated and restricted. A right balance of being in social events and being a huge homebody is APPARENTLY very crucial for me. I may not even a full introvert after all.

So, how is everyone? I hope everyone is coping well with the MCO which now will be extended for another 2 weeks until 12th May. I doubt it will end there since we are doing pretty well as at now. As for myself, this is how I have been coping with this current MCO:

More Productive in Work-related tasks


Honestly, I was quite struggling during the first and second phases of MCO. Once our company was allowed to operate as usual with lesser workers, I started to feel a little bit normal again and actually become more productive and proactive. With lesser time being in the office, I take my time to follow up on all pending tasks and make sure that I read all the emails. I'm not sure about you but I get tons of work emails in a day so sometimes I just tick 'read' without even actually reading it. 

On a day where I have to work from home, I woke up as late as 7:50 AM to check on my phone. Usually by still lounging on the bed with the husband still snoring, obviously. Now that I have combined my personal bullet journal with work-related, I am more than happy to check on my pending tasks at home. Currently, I'm on working-rotation of 3 days work from the office and another 3 days work from home. 

I will be alternatively working 4 days from the office starting this week at the commence of the 4th phase of MCO. Unfortunately, the other day where I'm not in the office will have to be considered as unpaid leave as our small company could not afford to pay all our salaries in full due to less production. Less production = Less profit, we barely making any now. #sadtruth

Being a full-time Housewife


I am a weekend wife because my husband only comes back home on the weekend. Yes, we are in long-distance marriage but it is OK for now. So, on the day where I'm working from home, I have become a full-time housewife since my husband is stuck with me during this MCO. I kinda have a love and hate feelings that I'm stuck with my husband 24/7 for a month now. I love that I do not have to miss him because he is literally and physically was with me every single day. But oh man, I did not know that my husband is such a talker, he talks and asks so many questions every time we watch a new movie or drama. 

Drama aside, I really enjoy my husband's company and cooking breakfast (or brunch in our cases lol), dinner, making some kueh for tea time. I mean, my inner Nigella is so proud and keep patting my shoulder. Although my jean is definitely getting tighter every single day! *cries*


Sharpening up my non-existent culinary skill


Alright, I do not mean to brag but my mom taught me how to cook since young. I can whipped nice simple breakfast, lunch or dinner even with less ingredient available and the food will still be edible. Sometimes it is very delicious and sometime it is just okay. 

Here's some fun fact: some people thought that I could not cook. But honestly, I can. So, during this MCO, I have been cooking more than before. Usually, it will be alternate schedule between my mom and my little sister and I. However, since my mom was currently away with my dad so only my sister and I left to cook. 

Again, I'm afraid I could not fit into my jean by the end of this MCO. Help!



Blogging / Vlogging (again...)


I didn't vlog much during this MCO because everything got too repetitive and I do not want to post the same things over and over again. Blogging on the other hand, I do have few draft posts waiting to be publish. So, YAY for blog's productivity!

Anyway, in case you haven't subscribe to my Youtube's channel, below are my recent vlogs for you to binge-watch if you are bored. I'm in the midst of editing some new vlog as well, so if you like my vlog, please do not hesitate to click the subscribe button




I guess this is how I'm currently trying to cope with this ongoing MCO. I bet that this won't stop here and it will further extended to ensure no more third nor fourth wave of infection occur. Wherever you are right now, I wish that you are healthy and staying at home. If you are working as a front-liner, THANK YOU SO MUCH. From the bottom of my heart, I thanked you for your service and pray for your safety and health.

Stay at home and stay safe everyone. Till then x

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