As our home-country Malaysia goes into lockdown on the 18th, I have decided to be here to keep you – all of you – company from London. I know it’s not going to be a fun time, but time is not going to stop. And it is going to be 19 days worth of time at your disposal. You can either choose to spend it worrying or you can make full use of it and take active steps to stay healthy and positive. 19 days is an awfully long time, you have to do something. But also, this is the year of Warisan 2020. This is the year that the vision that we’ve all been dreaming of is supposed to come true and this year has only just begun. So please, hold yourselves together. Keep calm, keep your mind stimulated. Be hopeful.
From March 18th to 31st, I will be publishing a post here on this blog everyday to keep you company. I will do this with you.
It’s okay that your travel plans have fallen through. You can live vicariously through me. I live on a different time zone, six thousand miles away from you. I can take you on a park run and you can come grocery shopping with me. You can live like a local and you will know what it’s like when a country transitions from winter to spring. Plus I have accumulated a ton of travel stories that I have not shared with you since I went AWOL from this blog a few months ago. In these 19 days, I will tell you all about them. You will travel. And I will do this with you.
It’s fine that your work is now put on hold. Rest. Learn to rest. Channel your energy to spending quality time with your family and learning about yourselves. I have had a tough year last year, battling with both physical and mental health issues. I will tell you what happened and you will understand how important it is for one to rest. And if you have been through or are going through what I was struggling with, this is the time for you to put everything on hold and focus on recovery. You will heal. And I will do this with you.
I am sorry I didn’t fly home in time to be with you. Business is going on as usual in London. I work here, so I have responsibilities here; I live here, so I have people that I know I would miss terribly if I couldn’t return.
But, I am here with you.
Through 18th to 31st of March, as you stay quarantined at home, I will be here with you. Like I said, some days I will recount my adventures in my usual long, chatty posts; other days I will show you snippets of London. When you feel like, we can talk about something deeper. I can’t promise that all the conversations that we will have here will be gripping and funny and intellectual. But I promise that I will be unreserved and honest. And I promise that there will be sound in this space every. single. day, so you won’t have to be scared.
I will do this with you.
With love x