She got a work from home order from her office so she stays at home to work now.
She hasn't left the apartment for 2 weeks.
We did get into the car for a drive around the neighbourhood for around 10 minutes once or twice during the 2 weeks.
Things aren't much different as when she's going to work. Except she does all her stuff at home now.
For me, it's life as normal.
I hardly go out on normal days anyway. Usually I go buy groceries once a week or once per 2 weeks depending on mood. Then I cook and read news and financial stuff and watch Youtube.
We're pretty lucky that this happened in Houston instead of Paris, cos the apartment is twice the size. Furthermore, I have less furniture in the US. So I have a lot more space here.
I imagine it would be really claustrophobic if we were still in Paris.
The thing is, it's not that bad to be stuck at home. There's always time to go and play 6 months later.
For now, just relax at home.
We used to go out on weekends so it's a bit sian on weekends, so my wife has started watching Korean dramas.
Houston has a stay at home notice and by right people should only go out for essential jobs and essential activities. Sit down at restaurants is forbidden, only dabao and delivery.
Quite a big difference from SG where shops are still open and people can still go out and eat at food courts and restaurants.
Ah well but for us, life goes on as normal. Having my wife around all the time is also getting on my nerves. I do appreciate my own quiet time when she's usually out at work.
Training for me when she eventually retires.
Ok sooo... Let's think about it, in US, cases are climbing. The number 1 in the world now.
In SG, the numbers are also climbing, but a lot less.
So, is it safer in US or in SG? I'm talking only about the Coronavirus situation here.
Should I fly back to SG, where I will probably have better access to healthcare?
Well, for me, I think everywhere is safe, and everywhere is dangerous.
I'm only as safe as what I choose to do.
So it depends. If I want to do the same things in US as I can do in SG, maybe SG might be safer.
BUT, IF I want to remain safe in US, it's not hard to remain safe.
Just buy 6 months worth of groceries and camp in home for 6 months.
That's not even hard, and doesn't require much space.
A 10kg sack of rice lasts for 2 months. So I just need 30kg of rice.
A few cartons of canned food and frozen food in the freezer will last me for 6 months.
I COULD just do that and I would be as safe in ANY country.
I currently have enough food for around 2 months so I can camp for 2 months if I want to.
I have been thinking of flying back to SG, cos... it feels safer. It's home. I'm used to everything there. I know I can get healthcare, family, friends, etc...
BUT, the flight itself is a dangerous process.
Don't create a problem where there is no problem.
I might feel that in US, things are getting worse. And it IS getting worse in the US.
BUT, are things getting worse for ME? Is my risk increasing?
Well, if I go out, yes the risk increases, but if i stay at home, the risk is almost zero.
Even in SG, if I go back, I have to self quarantine for 14 days. Furthermore, I also will try not to leave the house and wander around.
NO. That's inconsiderate, there will be another time to go jalan jalan, walk around, shopping, whatever. So I'll probably just camp at home even if I'm in SG. Sooooo... what's the difference?
Camp at home in SG vs camp at home in US? No difference.
So why do I want to take the risk to get on a 20 hour flight with random strangers to fly back to SG just to do exactly the same thing as what I would do in SG?
So end up... we decide to just stay in the US and camp at home.
I still know of people in SG going out jalan jalan at shopping centers, go out everyday and eat, etc etc...
What's the point.
Many drops of water make an ocean, 1 person go out, another person go out, eventually, there'll be a crowd... sigh...
It's like smoking, people think it won't happen to them, until it happens to them...
Stay safe people.
If you NEED to go out, by all means go out, but if don't need, then don't go out.
I'm sure people reading this blog understand what are NEEDS VS WANTS RIGHT?!
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