Little Miss kept scratching at the cupboard doors in our bedroom last night 😒 If I walk to the spare bedroom and get her to follow me, she’ll stop her scratching. But the downside to this is that I end up having to sleep in the spare bedroom! I don’t even know why scratches anyway. It’s not like she doesn’t have any food or water 🤷‍♀️ So my sleep ends up getting terribly disrupted on most days 😔

Despite this, I still managed to get quite a fair bit done today, thankfully 👍 And that’s also despite the crappy weather we had today. Man, this 💩 weather is still lingering around! I wonder if this means we’re going to get more typhoons this year… 😱 Our first year in HK (last year) was very uneventful, thankfully, with only one T8 typhoon the whole year. T8 is the second highest typhoon level, i understand. So these typhoons are still a big mystery to me. I’m curious and nervous at the same time – as in, I don’t really want to feel our apartment building swaying as if we’re on an amusement park ride! 😲 Yesss… This is how it has been described to me. W.T.H. Hopefully that was a really bad one and most typhoons aren’t that insane!

My crappy week continues (or does it?)

Aaand my crappy week continues: I woke up with a headache, and I never managed to get get rid of it, even after taking a quick nap in the afternoon. It lingered around for the entire day 😔 Thankfully it was only mild, and I still managed to do stuff throughout the day. I still think the crappy weather isn’t helping my mood…

My one and only goal for the day was to film my next video, and I actually managed to do that! 😲 I even surprised myself 😂 And that’s even with Little Miss scratching at the door; some baby upstairs (or downstairs, I don’t know exactly) crying; and people generally making noise in the apartment upstairs 🙄 Hopefully very little of their noise actually found its way onto the audio… 🤞

And then in the evening, we watched the first episode of season three of Community. This is the western tv show that I’m currently making my way through. I’m still slowly working my way through the Korean drama, Crash Landing On You 😊

Okay, so it wasn’t the worst day. But I’ve had better 😆

A hot but productive Saturday

I wanted to go for a bit of a walk today, but N thought it was too hot to do anything, so we just stayed at home until later in the afternoon. We went to go pick up some meds for Kitty at the vet, and then we went and had dinner at some restaurant near the vet.

And I finally finished my next YouTube video! 😅 I feel like as soon as I finish one, I have to start working on the next one 😔 I really need to try and streamline the process, I can probably be much more efficient.

We had no new cases today again, woohoo! During the week, we lost our beautiful 23-day streak of no locally transmitted cases and added 3 new cases to our tally. And now they’re wanting to test a whole heap of people because of these recent cases 😔 I really hope that they can keep this recent cluster contained! 🤞

A relaxing Mother’s Day

It was quite a relaxing day, which was nice. I just watched TV, and also took a nap as Little Miss kept waking us up in the middle of the night again last night / this morning 😒

I also finished reading The Subtle Art of Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, which was pretty good. Very easy to read. I like his writing style 👍

And I also gave my mum a call. It’s Mother’s Day in Oz, and apparently in a ton of other countries around the world too, so I thought I’d wish her a Happy Mother’s Day. They can’t really go out at the moment because of the rona, which is a bit sad, but hopefully they’ll be able to go out soon. The curve is pretty much flattened in Oz, it seems.

We had three new cases today, all imported. So still no new locally transmitted cases for 21 days straight now. C’mon, we can make it to the one month mark! 💪

More good news than bad

I had one of those now seemingly rare days when I actually got a good night’s sleep – and this was despite Kitty still waking me up in the wee hours of the morning scratching at a door or miaowing to ‘announce’ that she was about to drink some water. Yes, she does this 🙄 Whyyy would you have the need to announce to me that you’re about to drink some water??!? Sighhh…

But despite this, I woke up bright and chirpy this morning, and my energy levels stayed with me for pretty much the entire day 😮 So I was mega productive and I got a ton done! I was basically working until about 11:30pm 😱 So N and I barely spoke to each other today. He left quite early for work this morning, and then I was in the study for pretty much the whole evening 😔 Thankfully tomorrow is the start of the weekend!

And some more good news: we have recorded our sixth straight day of single-digit COVID-19 cases – woohoo! It’s looking promising! 👏 The government is now considering opening some outdoor recreational facilities and libraries! Woohoo! Although I have been enjoying being able to continually extend my library loans indefinitely 🤣

But SG’s foreign workers are still suffering, making up the majority of the country’s cases this past week. They’ve now exceeded 5,000 cases 😔

So please continue to stay safe out there, no one is quite yet out of the woods 😔

A bit of a rant

** Warning: some ranting ahead. If you don’t need additional negativity in your life right now, especially in the current environment that our world is in, then please skip this post **

The usual mainstream media BS is starting to show once again, especially now as governments are being slammed for their lack of leadership during this difficult time 🙄 The hypocrisy of it all is just so annoying. I don’t like being negative, which is why I don’t like to rant about it, but sometimes, like today, it just gets too ridiculous and I just need to vent here. N was talking to a Russian mate recently about the bias in western media, and his mate said something along the lines of, ‘We’ve been reading this BS for decades now 🙄 I totally get it’. Sighhh… We’ve only just started to realise this ever since we moved to Asia, but no doubt this has been going on for yeeears 😔 It’s sorta like the current Cold War equivalent in the Information Age. And us westerners who live in Asia can totally see it, and we regularly go on about it. And sometimes it’s reassuring to hear the others voicing the same thoughts as me, as they too see it first-hand.

Anyway, enough ranting. I did have a good day, despite having ventured into the mainstream media BS today. I got a relatively decent night’s sleep, which doesn’t happen too often nowadays, thanks to our bossy Little Miss who likes to wake up in the middle of the night – and stay up 😒

We reached the 1 million ‘milestone’ overnight, and now we’re at 1.070 million, with 57,000 deaths. The numbers are staggering. SG has effectively gone into lockdown now too, but the PM stopped short of calling it that. He’s calling it ‘circuit breaking’ 😆

I wonder if HK will enforce similar measures too. A number of commercial places here have been asked to close, including bars and pubs, as a number of recent local cases are known to have gone to bars and pubs. And it’s quite hard to maintain any sort of distance between patrons at these establishments… Schools still remain closed, as well as government-run facilities like museums and libraries. Our numbers still continue to increase, albeit nowhere near the pace seen in other countries, but they’re still increasing. And now that SG has pretty much gone into a ‘circuit breaker’, I suspect HK will follow suit, if we too can’t control the numbers 😔

A late start and a ‘milestone’

Little Miss kept waking me up in the middle of the night, and then finally stopped bothering me pretty much at around dawn 🙄 I finally got a few hours of uninterrupted sleep – which meant that I (actually, we) finally woke up at 10am 😱 Neither of us had set our alarm clock, as we’re both pretty good at getting up in the morning. Not so good at it this morning, though! 😂

I still managed to have a productive day, though, despite the late start 👍 And because I was busy with other things, I barely even looked at the stats today. So it was a bit mind blowing to see it at almost one million cases tonight. One million cases! I never imagined we could hit this ‘milestone’. It’s just totally unbelievable. I’ll probably wake up to this number 😱😔

So please stay safe out there, and take all the necessary precautions that you need to.