CMCO Day 152 ~ Sunday, 8 November 2020

Hubs and I went to Mid Valley Megamall today. It’s my first outing to the mall during CMCO/lockdown#2; my first in over 2 months.  Our primary purpose of going to the mall is to get my mobile number changed and for me to restock some cleaning items at Daiso. I also made a quick trip to Jaya Grocer to get some snacks.

I’ve been having a strange craving for snacks and junk food throughout the lockdown. Maybe it’s my body’s response to stress and boredom and snacks always make me feel good (and guilty).  Snacking is probably just my body’s way to beat the cabin fever blues.   During MCO #1 earlier this year, I had unhealthy cravings too.  When the MCO was lifted and we could go out to dine freely again, my cravings for snacks faded in tandem!  Damn it, my kitchen is now stocked up with muruku, tapioca chips, popcorns (non-GMO ones), Twisties, nuts and ice-creams! Someone at home also has similar strange unhealthy cravings for snacks during our time locked at home.  She followed me to our neighborhood supermarket yesterday and stocked up on Japanese jelly, ice-creams, instant noodles,  crackers, biscuits and nuts  😆.

Our girls are having a whale of a time skipping school and feasting on junk food. Everyday is a holiday for them – almost the entire year this year. Cass has a craving for ice-creams now.  Before she went into the OT on Thursday, she told me that she craved for Haagen Daz’s salted caramel ice-cream. I promised her that I would get her a tub if she’s well after the procedure.  And I kept my promise.

Our lunch at Ăn Viet, The Gardens Mall:

While waiting for our food to arrive, I watched a live speech by our Education Minister from my phone. I was in disbelief when he announced that all schools in our country will be closed for the rest of this year!  SPM is also postponed to 22 February 2021 – Alycia is happy to have more time to revise!  Form 2 and Form 3 students will only be going back to school in March 2021! I still can’t wrap my mind around this.  Thankfully my girls don’t fall into that category. I cannot imagine our girls stuck at home from now until March 2021!!  This is the only year in the history of our country that students only attended school for fewer than 4 months in a year with all major exams cancelled and postponed.

Before we left the mall, we got an exciting spread of takeaway food for everyone at home. Ever since CMCO #2 was imposed, we have never ventured out of our neighborhood to get food or groceries, except for hubs. We’ve gotten bored with the food from most of our regular restaurants and coffee shops in our neighborhood. The girls also got their fix of Yomei’s purple rice x yoghurt and Tealive. I think I will probably only hit the mall again in a month or two or when the CMCO is lifted.

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