I remember the dinner we had with friends on January 9th 2020. Heng Kiet’s ageing mother-in-law lives alone in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic.
Wuhan was in total lockdown and Kiet’s wife was in despair. We arrogantly argued that Covid-19 was nothing more worrying than the flu bug. Exactly like someone else, we laughed, “Tell your wife don’t worry-lah, it’ll go away.” How presumptuous we were! Covid-19 is still as virulent today as it was in January.
The world waited anxiously for IT to go away. We have realised now that this pandemic gave us the opportunity look within ourselves. To reflect and do the things we never made time for. To focus on positive changes, first for ourselves and later perhaps for humanity. Lions clubs NEVER stopped serving the communities - packing masks, groceries for homes, and collecting
To keep our bodies healthy, our dedicated qigong “lao shi” (teachers) were inspirational with FOUR daily zoom sessions: 6am – 9am, 10am – 12pm – 2 - 4pm and 8 – 10 pm.OUCH, it is too much for me but I TRY. That's me, the blue bird. My video was off as I was probably taking a coffee break!
Even confined to our homes, online platforms have allowed
The Wees in Melbourne adopted a lost pied cockatiel who just flew in 7 days ago. They reckon Pipi is a Spring chick with its annoying whine when it wants attention. But every now and then Pipi comes out with a nice chirp.
My friend Connie, after 15 years of working at her dinning table, finally cleared her desk. She does not have to conduct her online business around her stewed pork, oyster sauce chicken and soups anymore.