COVID’19: Our 14 Day Stay Home Notice (Day 2)

Thursday 26 March 2020: 6:30AM Body clock woke me up bright and early this morning, 1.5 hours before my alarm was due to ring. But no matter, this means I can take my own sweet time to get ready in the morning. It was a chill leisurely period, where I brushed my teeth, washed my…

COVID'19: Our 14 Day Stay Home Notice (Day 1)

Wednesday 25 March 2020: Today is the official first out of the fourteen days of our stay home notice. The 4 of us woke up at around the same time (7:15AM SG time). I'm quite surprised, because I thought that the others will sleep in after such a long and tiring day yesterday. As of…

COVID'19: The Journey Back Home

Because of the evolving pandemic situation that's worsening globally, my friends and I made the decision to fly back home instead of remaining in Adelaide. What a turn of events indeed - just in February, I changed my flight at the last minute and flew 2 weeks in advance from Sg to Australia so that…

COVID'19: Our 14 Day Stay Home Notice (Day 0)

As of now, all Singaporeans returning from abroad will have to serve a mandatory 14 day stay home notice. This means staying inside a room/apartment for 2 weeks straight, and not one foot should be set out of the house, not even to buy groceries. My friends and I who are returning from Adelaide, the…

Week in my life: 16 – 22 March 2020 (Part 2: COVID situation)

Thursday 19 March 2020: What. A Turn. Of Events. Today was such an intense crazy day of receiving replies, sending out emails (loads of them), trying to figure out how everything works in this unprecedented and volatile times that we're living in right now. Started off the day by going for tutorial (the last of…

Week in my life: 16 – 22 March 2020 (Part 1)

Monday 16 March 2020: Can't believe it's only the first day of week 3 of uni and so many changes have been implemented. Got notified that an upcoming annual social gathering event would be cancelled due to the coronavirus situation (disappointing because I was looking so forward to it but oh well it's just a…

An Unexpected Emotional Departure: Studying Abroad

It's currently the third day after I landed in Adelaide and sometimes everything still feels surreal. It doesn't seem as though I'm in a different continent from my family, that I wouldn't see them for the next 9 months or so. This departure for my second academic year at Uni was definitely unexpected - I…