One of the hardest parts about this situation has been the fact that my final year of high school was cut short and had an abrupt ending, thus not being able to spend the time I could have had with my friends and year group. For years we all looked forward to the last days of school, where we are allowed to dress up and celebrate our years of hard work, as well as having a graduation ceremony, which has now been cancelled. I also think the uncertainty, e.g. not knowing if/when I can go to University, has been a struggle.
I live in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently there is a curfew from 11pm to 4am where people are not allowed to leave the house (May 15). This curfew was shortened from the previous one announced on April 23. Other rules in Bangkok can be found here: https://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/easy/1926392/lockdown-eased-from-monday#cxrecs_s.
I am glad to be at home because I now get to spend more time with my family before going off to uni, which was hard during the time I had school as I was always studying and in my room. Furthermore, I get to acquire and learn new skills I never had the chance to do before.
Some days I do find myself bored at times but for most days I usually find something to do.
Recently, I bought a guitar as I always wanted to learn how to play it so I’m practicing that every day. I’ve also done some painting, knitting, cooking, and baking. Additionally, I’ve started to grow some vegetables, e.g. bok choy, kale, tomatoes etc., with my mum on our balcony. Some days I’ll watch Netflix shows and YouTube.
We have a supermarket right in front of our building so we do our groceries there but we try to go as little as possible.
30 May 2020