10 April 2020 – I felt that after these 28 days, I would have graduated as the Master Chef or maybe a Student Care Teacher. Things made easier when today’s a PH and there’s NO HBL sessions. *relief*
Menu of the Day: Steamed Mushroom & Fried Egg with Porridge.
Malaysia just announced their extension for the MCO till 28 April 2020 and seriously I hope Singapore will not follow the footsteps to extend this #CircuitBreaker thing. PM Lee had released another video on asking everyone to strongly follow the Circuit Breaker measures.
This includes that footfall should be controlled and all. Sometimes I wonder when will this ends and I begin to wonder;
What will happen to the homeless?
The underprivileged and all? To be honest, they are the ones who will suffer the most during this pandemic period. It’s in all passing phase. This sent me thinking hard on how I can finetune all these and make myself a better person.
Despite that I would need to be mentally strong to fight off what comes may especially toxic people. The first Easter that going online instead of offline gathering.
The girls (except Rayshirl and Yahyah) woke up earlier to finish up their assignments. #RayshirlTheJoker decides to OTOT finish up her stuff because there is no Google Meets for her this week.
Enhanced measures are called in and everyone is staying home for Easter. Amen.
Cooked a Veggie Stew and Lemongrass x Pandan to detox. I absolutely love the stew-life because it last me through the whole day.
Menu of the Day: Vegetables Stew & Lemongrass x Pandan.
The day flew past with hustling with the kids and all.
Anyway these few days opened up my sights a little, getting to know the learning style of the girls and many more to come. I never thought I would have this opportunity to stay home with them and be a SAHM. HAHA.
I guessed this COVID-19 made this chapter significant about the girls, about the break, about what I want in life. Many mentioned that couples would have more friction than anything else. This period made me realised what I need in future.
Sometimes, some stuff can’t be bought with money. 🙂
I woke up at 8.00am and prepared the girls for the HBL and guess what, there was a fair bit of cock-ups. Almost going insane and reminded me that it’s only Day 01 of HBL, and there would be more to go. In order to keep my sanity in check, decide to focus on mini-me and cooked brunch.
Menu of the Day: Marconi in “Fake Cabonara” soup with Instant Mushroom Soup & Cheesesticks. HAHA.
Afternoon was a killer because the girls gave themselves a break way much earlier and they off school at “12pm” instead of the usual one. And this girl did not finish her work and went to make her chocolate milkshake. HELLO jiejie, at school can like that go canteen buy food as and when you like meh?
Bonding session begins with brunch and all. The girls decide to tell on to their teachers that they had to look after the babysister thus cannot be “online” while I worked. Legit reason but hello O_O.
And I had change one corner of the house to a chillax corner. HAHA, the girls will nap and etc. Example of the chillax that they can have their own screentime there.
Dinner was way much simpler with the “anyhow cook” theme.
Menu of the Day: Cooked a vegetable stew with bai cai, mocked prawns, watercress and tomato. Makan with rice.
Night time was a thought process that this reminded me it’s only Day 01 of HBL. Not sure if it’s a psychological effect but I’m still glad that I have these 28 days bonding with the kids. HAHAHA. Keeping sanity in check.
Okay – sleep, it, snack and repeat.
Amazingly, I had made big plans for these 28 days and just to share on a few things I want to achieve during this period;
UXUI for PB done
Settle my app development
Learn a new language as a family
Take my online coding class
Purchase my vehicle
And pushing my limits with everything else including social works such as Kampung North.
Today, 07 April 2020 marks the World Health Day however with the pandemic situation in Singapore, it also marks the unprecedented move of #CircuitBreaker by the Government, enforcing near to 75% workforce to work from home for 28 days, keeping them away and avoid every single one from traveling around to minimize and curb the community spread (importantly, flatten the curve).
And 08 April 2020 will be the start of students’ home-based learning and I wasn’t ready for it. Hahaha, the thoughts of it scared me but at the same time, I think I would quite enjoy this 1 month, pushing my limits for work (regain my discipline) and spending time with the little ones. Honestly, COVID-19 puts me in place again from all the buzz and hustling. And I don’t think I would have the chance to wake up to such sights in near future.
And I would love to document this journey as part of my time capsule inputs in the near future when I look back in a decade’s time.
So while the girls are still in school, I decide to prepare the battlefield for the next 1 month.
And also declutter the fridge and food cabinets by throwing the expired stuff away and “reformat” my cabinets as I stocked up in case some #CBkias decide to go out and the community spread went out of hands. *Praying that this day WILL NOT come but just in case.*
And I took the liberty to create a list on my “To-Do” on a daily basis. Hopefully, I keep this discipline.
#CircuitBreaker Day 01 Menu @ Brunch + Dinner
Steamed Mushroom Egg
Stir-fried Xiao Bai Cai & Cheese Hotdogs
Joke aside, I went to Sheng Shiong to stock up the weekly groceries, the fresh produce and the milks. Was telling R that it was just for these few days because Rayshirl can finish the 2 cartons of milk within 1 day. Went to pickup the Macbook (to get ready for the HBL) and picked the girls up, that’s the moment I realised — slave life is for me. HAHA.
Evening was a breeze and night time was insane as I need to deal with all the preparation for the HBL and my work. Pushing the limits till the max but thank god, for snacks!
I also managed to create a telegram group for the Northies where a compilation of shared resources will be updated to them. Community genes game strong.
Did a video with Sharanne on her thoughts about HBL and staying AWAY from school and not stepping out for 28 days. Will try to post it up soon. Meaningful to see from the girls’ POV towards the Government measures to curb this COVID-19.
Worked my asses all the way till 3am and hopefully Day 02 will gets better as the day went by.