Remembering 4/4/2020

We are already in our 3rd week on Movement Control Order (MCO) in Malaysia due to Covid-19. Another 1 week to go.

This morning, I saw few of my FB friends shared a post to remember today’s date, i.e 4/4/2020.

Why?

Just so I NEVER forget ….. April 4, 2020 | Saturday

– Petrol price is down to RM1.30 per liter.

– Our offices throughout Malaysia will remain closed throughout the Movement Control Order period and will continue to operate fully on a work-from-home.

– All schools abruptly moved online.

– Self-distancing measures on the rise.

– Tape on the floors at stores to help distance customers (1 metre) from each other.

– Restaurants closed, take out only.Limited number of people inside stores.

– Non-essential stores and businesses mandated closed.

– Entire sports seasons cancelled.

– Concerts, tours, festivals, entertainment events – cancelled.

– Weddings, family celebrations, holiday gatherings – cancelled

– No masses, mosque, churches are closed.

– No gatherings of 50 or more, then 20 or more, now 10 or less.

– Children’s outdoor play parks are closed.

– Shortage of masks, gowns, gloves for our front-line workers.

– Shortage of ventilators for the critically ill.

– Panic buying sets in no disinfecting supplies, no laundry soap, no hand sanitizer.

– Shelves are bare.

– Manufacturers, distilleries and other businesses switch their lines to help make visors, masks, hand sanitizer and PPE.

– Government has check points in every province and is closed to all non-essential travel.

– Airline tickets are cheap but we can’t travel.

– Press conferences daily from Ministry of Health.

– Daily updates on new cases, recoveries, and deaths.

– Barely anyone on the roads.

– People wearing masks and gloves outside.

– Essential service workers are terrified to go to work.

– Medical field workers are afraid to go home to their families.

– “Flatten the curve” is a daily saying, along with “We are in this together,” and “We heal as one”.

This is the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic, declared March 18, 2020

Why, you ask, do I write this status? One day it will show up in my memory feed, and it will be a yearly reminder that life is precious and not to take the things we dearly love for granted.We have so much! Be thankful. Be grateful. Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone.

We are all one!

We can all do this. Stay safe everyone!

Starting fresh

Hello.

I started writing again.

After I renewed my domain.

But this time, for real. Because, we finally have our own personal laptop after for so many years not owning one. It is so hard to blog from phone.

And last weekend, husband and me re-arrange our bedroom. So we have extra space for a working desk. I used this working desk for my mengaji session, and now, to update my blog. Yeay!

SO every year, when it is time for me to renew my blog, I always have the thought of just not keeping this blog anymore. But Enchek Kedek insisted me to keep it because, I shared a lot about Ariana and our life before marriage, after marriage and after anak satu.

Oh just to recap, Binikedek sudah ada 3 orang anak.

And this blog just turned 11 years old today.