How I Spend My Days In Quarantine (RMO)


I was meant to post this back in late April but I was so distracted with so many good movies that every time I turned on my laptop, I'd ended up watching movies and shows rather than writing a new blog post, and in a blink of an eye, we're celebrating Eid already and Ramadan was history. This year's ramadan will always be special to me.

The first time I heard China was under lockdown, followed by Italy, Spain and the other affected countries not far behind in the 'race', I was like, "this is not happening, this is not freaking Contagion or The Flu." And I thought my country was one of the least affected but I was wrong. I never thought that my daily life is called 'quarantine' because to be honest, this is my life for the past 3-4 years being at home nursing my late mom and now my dad. I miss the feeling of going to work but in this post, I'll not talk about that. I want to share about stuff that I've been doing for the past 2 months of my life amid COVID-19 RMO, MCO, Circuit Breaker or whatever you guys call it in the country that you live in. And here are some of the things that I did during self-quarantine time throughout all phases.

READING

I read a lot during this time because I don't need to babysit my nephew so I don't need to hide my books every time he comes near me because he's always playing with his parent. I get more reading time because of that and I am grateful.

BINGE A GOOD SHOW

Be it on Netflix or whatever online platform that I can access to it. It's one of the thing that I enjoy the most. Even though my brother let me use his Netflix account, I preferred to watch on a bigger screen like my laptop rather than holding my phone to watch all the shows and movies. So I gave up his Netflix and download all the shows and movies that I wanted to watch from a Netflix group in Telegram and watch it on my laptop with ease because I have unlimited high speed mobile data so downloading is efficient to me. As you can see from the list, I'm still in season 1 because I only started watching all these shows during this pandemic. And I don't think I'll ever stop if Netflix is going to create more amazing series in the future.

Current favourite shows from Netflix:

  • Never Have I Ever (S1)
  • Atypical (S1)
  • Elite (S1)
  • The End of the F***ing World (S1)


MAKE DALGONA COFFEE

During this pandemic and the rise of Tik Tok app, Dalgona Coffee is a like a godsend to someone who has a very sensitive stomach. This coffee is like a lifesaver and I am thankful for it.

BAKING / COOKING

Me and my family always love to try something new and during this pandemic most of the time we baked. Lots and lots of desserts. You can say that our family ⏤ except for my dad, has sweet tooth.

SLEEPING / BEFORE QUARANTINE DAILY ROUTINE

I slept so much that I get tired even though I just woke up and ready to go to bed again and that's not a good sign. Also I read the Quran at least 2 pages everyday just like any other days.

LEARNING FRENCH, SIGN LANGUAGE & MEMORISING KOREAN VOCABULARIES

Some of you may know that I learned Korean before and it helped me tremendously during our trips and I was quite surprised with myself that I am able to have a conversation with a couple in Busan without sounding like an idiot who blurted out random Korean words like you saw on Tik Tok. But I still need to learn more vocabularies because there are words that I don't understand.

I watched The Silenced with my family and after I watch that movie, I felt like everyone should at least master a basic sign language because you wouldn't know that one day it would be really handy and useful. 

I'm still learning the alphabets and basic stuff. Also, I'm slowly picking up French again. I stopped halfway last year because it was so hard but I really determine to learn basic french. Just enough for me to ask where the bathroom is? and how much is this? haha wish me luck.

MAKE MY OWN STICKERS

Ever since I got my own printer, I can't stop making my own stickers from the printables that was shared by other bullet journalists. I am obsessed with it at the moment. I only use A4 paper and double tape. So far I have used 3 rolls of double tapes. It's a very meticulous process but it's very comforting and helps me relax while watching those shows from Netflix. On the photo above, I made those stickers using my washi tapes and release paper. That's the easiest way. But I will definitely share the ones that I made from A4 paper.

MADE AN RMO VLOG


I made a vlog about all these activities and I must say that I had fun filming and editing it despite it took longer than expected but at least it's up on my channel now. I tried not to make it longer than 10 minutes because as youtube watcher, I hate watching vlogs that is too lengthy and I don't want people to feel that about my vlogs. To those who subscribed or watched it, thank you so much.



So that was some of the activities that I enjoy doing during RMO but I have to be honest, RMO or not it feels nothing significant from my daily life. It feels like any other normal day to me except I have my whole family with me. It's fun and I will remember this moment forever. This is also one of the moment that I will tell to my grandchildren in the future ⏤ if I have one. Anyway, despite the current orders that let us go everywhere except interstate travel, I hope everyone will remain at home and keep a safe distance when you're outside. We can do this. Stay safe, and Eid Mubarak to all my muslim readers/bloggers all around the world. Thank you for reading. Love, Tqa.




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  1. Eid mubarak, Tqa! Stay home and have fun, still xx

    lenne x www.lennezulkiflly.com

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    1. Eid Mubarak Lenne!
      May you have a blessing Eid ✨

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  2. Selamat Hari Raya!

    I never thought that Corona would affect us this bad too! And sign language sounds interesting.

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    1. Selamat Hari Raya Rasya!
      Me too, I never thought it would be THIS bad. And to live our normal on a new norm? I only saw that in movies.
      I really had fun learning it!

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  3. Mama x sempat nak baca buku or novel huhu busy

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    1. It’s okay, at least mama ada benda juga nak buat. Saya dah takde benda nak buat, hampir naik gila juga

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  4. Selamat hari raya, Tqa. Hope you have a good one. On learning sign language, which sign language are you learning? I used to learn ASL but my skill has got rusty :/

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    1. Selamat Hari Raya Farah! May you have a blessing Eid.
      I googled which one is better between ASL and BSL so I went with ASL. Just trying to learn the basic stuff. At least you learned it hehe

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  5. love yr style in doing vlog, teliti. keep it up

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    1. Thank you.
      And I have to admit, I become a tad bit perfectionist when it comes to vlog editing.
      If I don’t get the effects, sounds, graphics and others that I need, I’ll find it until I get it haha

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  6. making your own stickers looks like a lot of fun ! and those languages that you learn, wow, im wishing you the best with them esp french !

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    1. It was fun! I get to take my minds off of things while I do that.
      Thank you, I needed that because French is, so hard! Hahaha

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  7. MCO is calmest time for me. I do not have to worry about tidying around my home. Heaven.

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    1. Me too. MCO hits people differently.
      While I’m worrying about work and money, I do admit that MCO is one of the calmest time I’ve ever had. Heaven!

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  8. Taktau lah dah pernah bagitau ke tak but i really really rekomen utk tgk money heist kat netflix hehehe. During puasa haritu ingatkan nak buat post mcm ni jugak tapi smpai skrg tak buat lagi 🤣🤣 gara2 quarantine ni asyik dok ulang tgk runningman dari ep 1 smpai latest ni hahh hahahaha.

    I took french language tahun lpas & omg susah gilaaaaa 😭😭 Setiap hari masuk klas french confirm mulut ternganga tgk lect tu speaking 🤣 dah lah kita slalu jadi mangsa utk ulang bnda yg dia ckp tu 😭 nasib baik gak dapat B+ takyah ulang ambik balik 😂 my notes utk french language ni masih simpan smpai skrg so boleh lah kot blajar balik ni sbb tak ingat apa2 dah HAHAH lol

    And oh i dah tgk ur vlog kak tqaaa!! & dah subscribe jugakkkk hehe. Pls pls upload more vlog sbb suka gila tgk vlog akakkk ❤️

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    1. No you haven't and memang ramai yang recommend that series. I will watch it once I finish with Elite and Never Have I Ever. I only got a few episodes left for NHIE, then Money Heist it is! It's okay, boleh je buat sekarang sebab still in RMO.

      OMG same! I've been watching a lot of old episodes of Running Man too! hahaha I checked back all the episodes I haven't watch and terus tengok. Yang latest ni je tak tengok lagi. Intriguing nak tengok episode yang ada Jessi tu sebab tau perangai dia macamana, mesti chaos gila. Tolonglah, kalau dia team up dgn Jaesuk, lagilah... kiamat weh

      Susah kan? I have a french friend who lives in Netherlands and dia sendiri mengaku yang French susah, even for herself haha but I won't give up! I want to sound fluent at least when I ordering my food hahahahaha

      Aww thank you! It means a lot to me. Will do. Pelan2 edit vlog RMO Ramadan pula hehe

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  9. mostly people say corona really change our life and im agree with it. izzati banyak baca buku and baking too!! selamat hari raya ye, sis!! stay safe and pretty!! Have the best day, okay. <3

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    1. It changed my family's life but more on a bad side of it. My dad lost his job because of Corona.
      I can't look for a job while we are still in PKP. If this still go on for a long time, susahlah. Because I can't keep on relying on my brother in law walaupun bekalan makanan orang kata, masih mencukupi, but I can't help but get worry about it.

      Yay ada geng baking hahaha Selamat Hari Raya to you too. Take care and be safe. Likewise darling.

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    2. Im so pity and hurting to hear this. also, mine too. Im hoping you can stay strong and also can handle all of this things. Keep on praying and hoping. InsyaAllah, Allah will ease everything for you and your lovely family. Please stay strong, sis. Love you sm. 😊

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    3. Tu lah, inshaAllah I hope He will ease everything because I can't sleep thinking about this whole thing.
      I hope you and your family will get through this too. Love you too my dear, Thank you ❤️

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  10. SELAMAT HARI RAYA!!! bestla entry ini.. done follow u, follow me back :) http://acuyuhan.blogspot.com/

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  11. I like reading about how productive you are during quarantine plus admiring all the photos you edited.
    My days are kinda tiring although I am just staying at home. Well, I do have a lot of things to work on actually hehe.
    Rarely spent my time on my laptop since I was home because I was not well and needed to recover. But I'm better now. Alhamdulillah.
    Keep us updated. I can't wait to read another post of yours. ^^

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    1. For the first time, I did not include all photos ahahaha I just include like a couple of it and focus on the writing even though grammatical errors everywhere haha but still, thank you Ray, I appreciate that.
      Mine are sort of tiring too at times. I even get tired after I woke up. What the earth is wrong with me?
      Aww, it's good to hear that you are all better now, Alhamdulillah.
      Thank you and I will. Btw, may Allah ease everything for your work, and don't overwork yourself.

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  12. wah banyak aktiviti
    bagus lah
    selamat hari raya aidilfitri

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    1. Hahaha bila buat balik tak rasa banyak, luckily. haha
      Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri to you too.

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  13. Selamat Hari Raya Tqa! Until now, I still not taste dalgona coffee haha

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    1. Selamat Hari Raya to you too Raz!
      Aww it's okay, nanti one day I'm pretty sure you will get to try it.
      If you're a coffee lover, you're going to love it for sure.

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  14. Selamat Hari Raya Tqa.
    aww so cute lah sticker tu. Serius salute lah rajin betul buat. ohh my, dah lama tak berdalgona. dah malas nak beat coffee. Awal awal PKP je gigih.

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    1. Selamat Hari Raya to you too! Thank you..
      Semenjak Dalgona viral time PKP haritu, Tqa kerap minum air ni sampai lah sekarang. Satu2 nya kopi yang tak buat Tqa sakit perut bila consume.

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  15. salam aidilfitri 2020.. maaf zahir batin ye :p

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    1. Salam Aidilfitri buat Wak Lat juga. Maaf zahir dan batin :)

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  16. I like your vlog a lot sebab takde background music. Kalau ada background music Nurul susah nak fokus dekat content. Keep it up Tqa!

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    1. Same goes to me, kalau banyak or music lama sangat, Tqa tak boleh focus. Suka dengar biasa je. And kalau banyak sangat bebel pun turn off juga.
      Thank you Nurul, I really appreciate it ☺️

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  17. wait.

    was it week or month? i think i was gone for quite a long time. the moment i open my blogger dashboard, the number of comment waiting to be approved was surprisingly banyak. XD

    terharu sbb ade je yg still singgah baca.

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    1. Hahaha that's when you know you have devoted readers, people loves your contents.
      Take it slow while replying all of them one by one :)
      To me, replying comments is like a healing process haha

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  18. Disebabkan MCO yang tak pandai masak pun dah makin pandai eh! Mrs. A ler... tu.

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    1. Kan? Time MCO ramai yang dah pro masak, tiktok-ers and ao many more.
      Cheers to you for dah makin pandai masak now hahaha

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