The government has decided to implement MCO 3.0 nationwide and it starts from today (12-05-2021) until 07-06-2021. Wonderful.
It's probably better this way instead of MCO in some states and CMCO/EMCO/RMCO in others. Very confusing. With the number of Covid-19 infections on the rise, this blanket MCO is necessary. We are all used to it already, aren't we? At least it is not like MCO 1.0 which was a total lockdown.
I am actually feeling more afraid now compared to the time when the MCO was first implemented on 18-03-2020. This is because of the sharp spike in Covid-19 cases and the emergence of various strains that seem to be more virulent. That's the thing with virus. They can mutate very rapidly.
Yesterday I went to the bank and stood in the queue outside. As is very common these days, there were markers on the floor placed there to make sure people queue with physical distancing.
The lady behind me was playing with her phone and she kept inching closer and closer to me (clearly stepping beyond her marker). So I turned around and said to her "Puan, maaf ya saya tegur. Boleh Puan tolong berdiri ke belakang sedikit?"
She moved back (not without giving me the evil eye) and stood behind the red line. The thing is, if people cannot even follow a simple SOP of standing within the marker, how can we move forward to stop infectivity of the virus? Believe me, there are many such people around.
Inside the bank I saw one Ah Phor wearing her mask below her nose. Haiz...... Then I realized that her mask was loose. She pulled it up but as soon as she started talking to the bank officer, her mask slipped below her nose again. Gosh.
So please yah, not only wear your mask properly, make sure it fits properly too.
Last Sunday, my grocery run was a bit kelam kabut because 1 Utama was closed (listed under HIDE) and so was The Starling. So my partner and I ended up elsewhere.
Memories of long queues at the supermarket came flooding back. Oh misery! Well, what to do. Just queue up lah.
While in the queue, I noticed people who had the audacity to enter this shop without bothering to scan the Mysejahtera QR code. There were quite a few of them.
The staff at Jaya Grocer had to monitor the number of people inside. So we had to wait for shoppers to leave before our turn to shop. I was already quite worked up waiting and observing how some people were just blatantly ignoring SOPs.
When we finally got inside I was quite incensed by how inconsiderate some people were. There was this lady who was inspecting a packet of lettuce, turning it over and over again and then putting it back and picking up another one and repeating her QC (another two times) before deciding to buy the lettuce.
Please!!! We are under MCO and many people are queuing outside. Hurry up!!! Sheeesh....... I wanted to scream. Sorry about my rant. I get very upset and irritated by such behavior. I mean, sure you have every right to select your purchase but please be quick about it especially when there are other people waiting for their turn.
OK. Enough ranting. Let me show you one of my pre-MCO dine-ins.
The Really Big Breakfast just like the one I had back in 2018.
This place is ever popular. At the entrance I was told that diners are limited to staying for 1.5 hours. No worries. I am a fast eater.
The big breakfast was better than what I remembered.