Chuckles in the Midst of Revetment

 

Never in the history of our country has our people ever been so spruced up, spanky and clean! In another 18 days, we’d all be fairer skinned, slimmer and possibly more self absorbed. We’d also probably lost track of our goals and ambitions after the constant attack on detergents, shampoos, sanitizers and the heart to heart talk with our plants, fridge and coffee maker. We would have probably got used to the simpler necessities of life.

The immobilization and cranky solitude will make an imprint on us all, as we furrow our existence – being conscious about our day to day living, and waking up to visions of a cleaner sky, sea, land, trees, roads, tomorrow and of submerged silence. We will become more acutely aware of the people we come into contact with, giving up of handshakes for namaste, and segregating what matters and what can wait. And the immaterial from the material.

Our mind travels. We now relate ourselves to the animals in captivity at the Zoos, looking out from their cages day in, day out. And the fishes talking to their own reflection inside glass tanks. And we relate ourselves to the people anguished inside the atrocities of war with nothing to look forward to.

But as we all tone down and the world mellows in quivering spin, the smog that curtains our garden now clears. In its rare silence, we can relax to the chirping of birds and distinguish pure decibels once subdued by the noises infused by the mass honking of vehicles. We can rejoice to the depletion of aerosolic dust that once capped our lungs.

We are now more intelligent.

More critically aware of hygiene because we saw through human susceptibility and the mass pillage of undeserving corpses worldwide.

The earth now heals slowly as man dislodges their daily activities, gives up their wants for needs, and continue to prioritize what used to fashion us to the brink of despair.

After a further 18 days of revetment, we could all pat our own backs and be proud.

Think about how much more you will know about your partner, and the smell of jasmine tea. Some will break down, some eventually loses their minds. Some found new ways to dry their clothes and some, would crawl under their beds to sleep. And some would have turned philosophers, amid the chuckles from infants that warms our hope.

HYGIENE TIPS for ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO GO OUT GROCERY SHOPPING

 

If you need to go out today for grocery shopping, remember to wear face mask and have your hand sanitizers with you. If possible wear DISPOSABLE GLOVES!Otherwise you may not know the cleanliness of things you come in contact with.

CARRY ONLY IMPORTANT PERSONAL THINGS WITH YOU and LEAVE YOUR GUCCI HANDBAGS HOME!

Especially fuel gas pumps, ATM machines, supermarket trolleys and baskets, door handles and lift buttons, openly displayed vegetables, meats, fruits, even those sealed inside cartons or plastic bags like bread, canned foods etc. Once you touched them, NEVER EVER TOUCH YOUR FACE, EYES, MOUTH! If you need to pee, wipe your hand before and wash after peeing.

After placing your shopping bags into the car, SANITIZE your hands. Once you get out, WIPE CAR door handles and safety locks, your car safety belt, gear and steering wheel and boot handles. If you are tempted to eat anything, WAIT till you get home and clean packaging first!

Once you got home, WIPE CLEAN EVERYTHING YOU BUY! If it comes in plastic bags, cartons, or boxes, wipe them. WIPE CLEAN PERSONAL BELONGINGS ALSO eg. your hand phone, wallet, credit card, money, eyeglass, shoes and car keys. Don’t wear shoes into your home. Put them all back in respective places like cupboards, fridge then CLEAN THE SURFACES WHERE YOU PUT YOUR THINGS WHEN YOU COME IN and also your tote bags. If possible soak, wash then dry them under the sun.

Then, THROW AWAY your face masks , wash your wiping cloths, remove all your clothes and soak them then HAVE A GOOD BATH.

SOAK vegetables, meat, fruits, anything before you cook them and CHANGE the water.

By this week, all infected victims would have the virus full blown so the likelihood of anyone you come in contact with may have them. Just about anyone. Thus, SOCIAL DISTANCE YOURSELF AND DON’T SHAKE HANDS OR HUG ANYONE!

Take care!

– Kris Lee 2020.