** 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 😔