Thursday, 2 September 2021

My Merdeka Day

Merdeka Day was a bit depressing for me. I haven't felt (severely) depressed in a long time and that familiar feeling came in waves that day.

But worry not as I am all right now. Life is like that, well, for some of us anyway. I was a bit hungry in the morning and had this for breakfast.


A toasted bagel, fried eggs and baked beans. So good!

Then for lunch it was more bagels hah..hah...


Toasted bagel sandwiches which helped lift my spirits a bit.


I ordered Japanese cucumbers and two heads of broccoli for my food prep but only one head of broccoli arrived. So I contacted Grab and got a refund.

I got this "Casual Contact" status on Merdeka eve.


This is what the "Casual Contact" status is for the uninitiated.


My brother told me not to be unduly worried as he had that status 2 or 3 times already. It simply means that we were present at a location on a day where a Covid-19 case was detected. We may not even have crossed paths with the person concerned.

I believe my partner and I got flagged when we went grocery shopping (since this is the only common place we visited together). I understand that the chances of getting flagged is quite high when you visit places that have high foot traffic like the shopping malls.

Though I was upset initially, I was comforted when I understood what it actually meant. Though I can go about my daily activities and am not barred from going out, I still choose to stay in (just in case lah).

With this status, I will not be allowed to enter shopping malls and as such, no grocery run this weekend. But it is all right since I can get my supplies via Grabmart.

So I went about doing my food prep. I pan fried chicken thighs instead of roasting them.


I roasted the broccoli in my air fryer.


All done within a short time.


Now let's talk about my children.


My favorite child sometimes sits with me.


But that evening she was a sleepyhead.


So Belle Belle accompanied me while I watched Grey's Anatomy.


She is very buddy buddy with mommy these days.


Look at that.


She knows how to manja-manja already.


Thank you Belle Belle for making mommy's day.

25 comments:

  1. both girls are such a companion! Belle can understand Grey's Anatomy series? She looks like so interested on that!

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    1. hah..hah...she watched only for a short while.

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  2. We have good and bad days with mood swings often during this MCO. That's why I drove my car around Damansara Heights for hours to admire their bungalows to keep my depressions away. Told myself to work harder and buy one bungalow next to them. I believe I can!! Hahaha
    Eating canned baked beans is my happy comfort food. Goes well with eggs and luncheon meat anytime. I must try to 'kiap' with bagels next time.

    I know cats do watch TVs when their angin comes. I think cartoons like Tom & Jerry are their favourite for sure!!!

    MySejahtera always sent anxiety messages to everyone. I am glad you have calmed down and just carry on shopping as usual. Push a big trolley always as they are more than 1 meter long!

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    1. Oh ya, those bungalow at Damansara Heights are gorgeous! But I don't want because too big and cleaning the house will be a big job and no, I don't like having maids. Just as well, I don't have that sort of money. LOL!

      At one time, Girl watched Minions with me LOL!

      hah..hah.. I am waiting for my status to come back to normal again.

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  3. I remembered I had feelings of sadness and stress and insomnia when they first started full lockdown last year. Now I am feeling better. I try to find alternative entertainment activities other than eating and working to stay sane, that is why I went to the art gallery.

    Your children are such good companions, maybe you can on Garfield cartoon and let them watch and see if they got any reactions muahahaha.

    I think I had eaten bagel as breakfast at Starbucks before, it is soft and tasty, yums! Baked beans are one of my mom's favorite food.

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    1. Maybe they will like Garfield and other cartoons. There was one time when I watched Minions and Girl watched with me. LOL!

      Me too, it was an egg bagel sandwich that I tried and I loved it. I have always loved baked beans and still love it a lot until today.

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    2. Minions! Good choice! Lolol.

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  4. I like your breakfast because baked beans and eggs taste very good together. Last time, this status can still enter shopping malls. Now cannot? I don't know because I didn't keep track of the news. Too depressing to keep following the news so just stay at home and stay sane by doing things we like. So sweet that Belle Belle accompanies you to watch tv. Girl must be very tired to be sleeping upstairs. Stay safe and happy! 🙏

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    1. I agree that baked beans and eggs taste very good together. If I understand correctly, malls only allow those with low risk to enter. I will just sit out my status until it gets back to low risk.

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  5. "With this status, I will not be allowed to enter shopping malls..." It's o.k. I just go to the small shops and stores, nobody or very few people...may be a bit more expensive but at a time like this, nowhere to go, nothing to spend on, it does not really matter...and may not get all that we want. We just make do the best we can.

    Your bagel sandwiches look really good, I must say. That would surely life my spirits up if I can get that to enjoy. I was able to buy imported bagels from the US here a long time ago, have not seen any since. We just have to make do with our kompia.

    Wahhhhhhh!!!! Belle Belle ACTUALLY watched TV with you. I'm impressed. LOL!!!

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    1. I am loving bagels these days. I wish that I could taste kompia.

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  6. HI PH! Sorry for the long absence, been busy and did not have the mode to activate my blog until yesterday. Yes, kind of depressing though I did not really feel it until recently... now I am much much better... this pandemic might be affecting many of us without realising it... anyway, hope all is good for us now... my friend also received this status from sejahtera, casual contact, so she just obeyed and stayed at home for 7 days...

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    1. Hi Reanaclaire! I just read today that somebody managed to fly all the way to San Francisco! LOL! I am obeying too, staying home for 10 days until my status is restored to low risk.

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  7. Oh dear, a "casual contact" status made you depressed? Don't be-lah! I agree with your brother, no need to be unduly worried. Like you said, it simply means you were at a location where a positive case was detected but I believe it may not necessary be on the very same day. I think the app with flag you circa 'X' no. of days (though the 'X' may not be as long as the quarantine days of 10 - 14 days).

    So, I guessed correct, you & your partner got flagged for grocery shopping...lol. I suppose it can't be avoided since big supermarkets like these have high footfall. That's why I prefer to shop in smaller shops where I can be in and out in 15 mins (have not been to Aeon since the pandemic started actually).

    Belle Belle has come a long way since her early days...so happy to see that. I bet she won't be running away from home again now that she knows she has a forever home. You've nurtured her to be a loving and manja cat. P/S: I can see that your bagel sandwiches were fully loaded...I spot 4 layers of ham! O_O

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    1. Oh no! It wasn't that that made me depressed LOL! It was something else.

      Ah, Belle Belle is very happy to stay indoors now and there are some days when she is reluctant to go outside LOL! I am glad Belle Belle has adapted well and she and Girl get along just fine (except for those rare occasions when they fight, like children I guess LOL!) Yup, my bagels were fully stacked. LOL!

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  8. Whenever I feel anxious/depress I like to go for a walk outdoors. Fresh air & exercise works wonders to uplift my mood. i also like to watch comedies just to shift my focus else where.
    I suppose, I will have to live with corona since the pcr test is not very accurate.
    Take care & stay healthy.


    Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/depression/in-depth/depression-and-exercise/art-20046495


    How do I deal with depression?
    https://www.tonyrobbins.com/ask-tony/how-to-deal-with-depression/


    Video: “Politicized Chain Reaction”. Just How Reliable is the PCR test?

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/video-politicized-chain-reaction-just-how-reliable-is-the-pcr-test/5750788


    CDC to Withdraw Emergency Use Authorization for RT PCR Test Because It Cannot Distinguish Between SARS-CoV-2 and the Flu

    https://healthimpactnews.com/2021/cdc-to-withdraw-emergency-use-authorization-for-rt-pcr-test-because-it-cannot-distinguish-between-sars-cov-2-and-the-flu/


    https://principia-scientific.com/cdc-seems-to-tacitly-admit-pcr-tests-cant-differentiate-covid-and-flu/

    https://davidicke.com/2021/08/13/new-evidence-about-pcr-tests-cdc-exposed/

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  9. It is normal to get mood swing. Sometimes I get restless too, so I will take my car out for a ride to warm up the engine. Being outside helps a lots even without getting out of the car. If I get that status, I too would be worried and choose to stay home. Not with the latest check-out feature, the chances will be minimized. Having your girls around with you can help sooth those feelings away. When Girl couldn't accompany you, Belle came to fill her place to sit and manja mommy.

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    1. I am feeling better now and my two girls really cheer me up. Now I understand why people keep pets.

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  10. Somehow most are depressed and deprived of social and interaction with other human being. Lol.

    Your sarong, I had 2 of these. Used during my confinement. Now kept in closet, I rarely wear.

    My post on Merdeka Day is coming up.

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    1. I love wearing sarong. Especially when I am eating a big meal hee..hee..

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  11. Grey's Anatomy is my all time favourite tv show. i love the scriptwriting and i'd legit cry watching it. i love Modern Family, too but it has ended now. all your food looks bomb! them bagels are cute. hoping you're feeling better now, hey. :3

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    1. Wonderful! I am now watching and enjoying all the episodes since I missed out quite a lot previously.

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  12. I like your bagel sandwiches with generous 4pcs of ham! I have been having mood swing since last year December due to some family matters, I really hope this matter can be solved asap, because they really make me feel very depressed sometimes. :(

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    1. Mine is due to family matters too and I hope that you and I will see some resolution soon!

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