Finally. Lockdown. Today we hit a heart stopping 9,020 cases up from yesterday's 8,290. It looks like the number of infections is going up and up and the government was faced with no other jalan than to impose a full lockdown.
I welcome the lockdown wholeheartedly because like many, I believe that this is the only solution to keep the situation in check. No matter how stringent the SOPs of the MCO 3.0, if nobody bothers to comply, it will not be effective. It is tantamount to no SOPs and no MCO.
So to make sure the recalcitrants among us duduk rumah diam-diam, the only way is to force it upon them via the newly announced lockdown.
I have no issues with staying home, although it will mess up my work schedule (hopefully the relevant statutory bodies will grant extension of time soon) and my fee revenue. But staying alive and well is more important.
Yesterday (prior the the lockdown announcement) I placed several orders on Lazada and Shoppee for cat supplies and other essentials (which I usually get from the mall but I am too scared to go there now). These are normally delivered to my office since that is where I am at most of the time.
Then boom! Lockdown announcement. I had to frantically contact the sellers in order to change delivery address. As I found out, on Lazada, you have to cancel your order as the system do not allow for address change. But that was not a problem on Shoppee. Anyway, I got all that sorted out.
During the lockdown in 2020, I was very active ordering food here, there and everywhere. This is one of them and I fully took advantage of the Hellmann's salad dressing promotion by La Jucieria Superfoods.
Yup, I still have photos from then and this recent lockdown announcement triggered some (delicious) memories. The offer was quite attractive and I collected many bottles of dressing.
My favorites are the Smoky Caesar and Smoky Thousand Island (not in photo). The Roasted Sesame was not to my liking because the sesame oil smell was overpowering. It was the most unpopular (I reckon) because I was given this variant many times as the free bottle.
I read that there were long queues today at the supermarkets and my mum was also caught in the crowd in Kuala Terengganu. It looks like we still haven't learnt from the first lockdown.
Happy lockdown everyone. Wish me luck on my grocery shopping tomorrow.