After more than two months in Circuit Breaker mode (also known as a nationwide lockdown) to stem the spread of Covid-19. The Singapore Government announced a slew of new easing measures that will culminate in Phase 2 of Circuit Breaker. Finally, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Restaurants and retail... Continue Reading →
Heading back to the office after a two month hiatus!
So yesterday was the day that I was allowed to head back to the office. After a two-month hiatus, due to the circuit breaker, I woke up earlier than usual on Monday and prepared to head to work. It wasn’t the only thing I miss (which is the office and my desk) after two months,... Continue Reading →
Things I miss a lot during the Circuit Breaker
With Singapore approaching the tail end of the Circuit Breaker, (amounting to almost two months of lockdown) and economic activity in Singapore gradually thawing, life will never be the same as before. Social distancing and the wearing of face masks in public will be the new normal moving forward, whether you are in a mall,... Continue Reading →
My New York trip in 2019 and the pandemic in 2020.
It’s been close to 4 months now since Covid-19 exploded all around the world. I first heard of the virus infecting people in China sometime before Chinese New Year, back in January. But just a few months before that in 2019, my family just went on a trip to Iceland in October, Morocco with my... Continue Reading →
Circuit breaker extended till 1 June 2020
Wow. It just got extended to 1 June 2020. Today, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave a public announcement on TV announcing a number of new circuit breaker measures, one of them, is the extension of the measures till 1 June, but another one whole month. That is 4 more weeks! We have currently in... Continue Reading →
728 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore. An all time daily high
The coronavirus pandemic is raging all around the world. With more than two million infected so far as of this writing, Singapore is not spared either. Today the government reported an additional 728 new cases, most of them are foreign workers, who live in tight, confined spaces in their respective dormitories. The labourers who kept... Continue Reading →
One-month lockdown in Singapore (and LEGO)
With the Covid-19 pandemic not improving anytime soon and that Singapore is suffering with the rest of the world, struggling to contain the spread of the virus. Singapore, like half of the world’s population right now, is under lockdown. Well, it is not technically a lockdown. The government called it a circuit-breaker. A series of... Continue Reading →
2020, the year the world changed.
It happened once in my lifetime as far as I can remember and as far as global repercussions are concerned. It was on September 11, 2001 when two planes were hijacked and crashed through the World Trade Center in New York. Instantaneously, the future trajectory of the world changes. If we could invent a dimensional... Continue Reading →
Calamities that changed the world and moving house.
What does these two have in common? Well, for my family at least, it seems that this is the second time we are moving house in a midst of a global calamity. I remember moving house to Woodlands from Yishun in late 2001. I remembered moving to our new house with some furniture still missing... Continue Reading →
New Zealand imposes mandatory 14-day quarantine on all international passengers
When I read that headline, I was relieved. Let me tell you why. Back in December sometime during Christmas, there was talk with my travel buddies to plan for another road trip. They wanted to go somewhere, anywhere, for a road trip during the first half of 2020. I tentatively agreed to the idea at... Continue Reading →
Coronavirus, now in more than 120 countries and counting
As of today, there are close to 160 000 infections around the world. The number of infected outside China is going to exceed those from within China. Europe is the new epicenter of the outbreak, with countries like Italy, Spain, France, and Germany reporting cases in the thousands. More than 120 countries around the world... Continue Reading →
Coronavirus: Now in 70 countries and counting
Just a couple of weeks ago, I gave my own personal opinion of how I feel about the novel Coronavirus that is spreading all over the world, in particular, China, toward the end of February. At that time, the world was fixated on China. Many were asking: Can China contain the outbreak? Were measures that... Continue Reading →
Coronavirus, my two-cents
Also known as COVID-19, its been a little over a month since China announced sweeping restrictions on the movement of people during the Lunar New Year Holiday. Entire provinces are shut down, transport networks on land, sea and air is in shambles and tourism around the world is in the doldrums, especially with travel bans... Continue Reading →
Merlion park in times of coronavirus outbreak
As you know, Singapore is in a midst of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak with over 70 people infected as of today. While the spread of the virus is not as severe or far reaching as that of China, Singapore has imposed travel limitations to anyone coming to Singapore from China. This has terrible consequences... Continue Reading →