Happy for a while…

No, I was not expecting it that day, not in the least as there were still a considerable number of cases at some places here, Kuching, for example but out of the blue, they announced that Sarawak would be going into Phase 2 on Wednesday, 14th July and dining in would be allowed.

Of course, I was taken by surprise but I was kind of happy that I would be able to go for my haircut – my hair had grown rather long now, making me feel rather uncomfortable and the batteries in my car’s remote controls…

…were running very low. One no longer functioned and the spare wasn’t very much better. I called the service centre but they said they did not have stock – because of the pandemic, there is this problem with the shipping and delivery of things. Now that we would be going into Phase 2, I could go to one car accessories shop to get the batteries replaced. Those shops are classified under non-essentials and were not allowed to open during Phase 1.

I can’t say I was dying to go some place to dine but I sure would not mind that and I was thinking that perhaps, I could go for a nice plate of kampua mee the next morning. Unfortunately, on the evening of the 13th, they announced a shocking piece of news and that there had been a change of plans – dining in would not be allowed as there were at that point in time 17 cases of the super-infectious, super-contagious Delta variant in Kuching…but only dining in would not be allowed, it seemed. I wonder if those cases of the Delta variant got infected while they were dining in somewhere and that was why they decided not to allow it? Ok to go marketing, shopping and do everything else?

Anyway, upon hearing that the highly contagious variant had made it into the state, I sure would not want to go anywhere anymore and besides, the next morning, it was raining heavily here – I wouldn’t have gone out even if I could. I was quite happy to cook my own Bovril mee sua

…for my breakfast. I still had the real beef Bovril that I bought the other day but I had run out of the mee pok/mee kua. That wasn’t a problem, of course, as I had my stock of mee sua and if I chose to, I could use the noodles from all the packets of instant noodles that we had in the house.

I had a few slices of smoked duck with it…

The previous time I had that, I just heated up the whole chunk in the oven, sliced and ate. The skin was like rubber, impossible to chew and eat so I had to remove it and throw it away. I asked my blogger-friend, Rose, about it – she had it not too long ago and she said I would have to pan-fry it to make it crispy so that was exactly what I did. The skin turned out very nice, very crispy and I sure enjoyed it.

Never mind that my happiness was short-lived, at least, we are well-stocked with everything we need in the house, no need to go out to buy this and that all the time. Whatever phase it is, at a time like this, it will be best to just #staysafe #staywell #stayhome and pray hard that things will eventually get better.