2021 Week 21 Update

May is on its way out and we still seem to be in this seemingly never-ending maze where we are just running around in circles. It’s been almost 18 months now since the pandemic hit us and we are all going stir-crazy!

Singapore had introduced a tightening of measures a couple of weeks back due to an increase in cases, and this week announced, contrary to expectations they will not impose a lockdown. But the number of cases has still not gone down to a couple of months back, so we’re still not out of the woods yet. We’ve now learnt that Malaysia has imposed a total lockdown for fourteen days from Tuesday because of the sudden surge in cases. And this has ruled out any trips across the causeway for the near future, which is quite disheartening as this is a favourite jaunt for people in Singapore. We do day trips and also short holidays to cities and resorts across the Johor Straits.

Today’s quote comes from Roy Bennett who says that we should not be limited by the fears in our mind, we should be instead guided by the dreams in our heart. This is so true because when we are limited by our fears, we don’t like to take any risks, thinking it will never work out. Anytime this happens, we need to recognise this emotion and let that go. Instead, be guided by what we want to achieve in life and use that as the beacon for what we want to do in life. This is a quote that all of us should internalise and use it as a life principle.

On the children’s front, they are busy with school, though BB’s school has deferred their mid semester exams to the end of June, when hopefully they can go back to school for in-person learning. Practicals and lab work has been moved online and will probably resume in the second half of the semester, though I always ask him how they do practicals and lab online! GG on the other hand is super busy with project submissions and exams all due in a couple of weeks.

My eye infection flared up in the beginning of May and since I had a scheduled check-up, I didn’t call ahead for a new appointment. I’ve been started on a new medicine regime and the infection seems to have subsided quite a bit in just a few days. I have another follow-up in a month’s time, so here’s hoping for the best.

That’s all from me this week. Stay safe, stay masked and above all, get vaccinated if you are eligible to.

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