As most of the world is on lockdown now, I’m sure a lot of lives have been changed.
A lot of new routines have to be formed, a lot of missing the people you used to see all the time and not being able to do simple things like going out window-shopping, a drink in the pub or visiting an animal sanctuary.
I’ve been working from home since the 7th of April as Singapore has gone into ‘circuit-breaker’ mode. A circuit-breaker means certain essential services can still operate (food and beverage, emergency services), safe distancing is a must, home-based learning for children in school, compulsory rules for wearing masks outdoors and no short-term visitors allowed into the country.
I’ve been taking it slow and actually really enjoying myself. Apart from already being an introvert, I’ve started doing a few new things that I hadn’t done before going on ‘lockdown’.
Animal Crossing New Horizons and my new coral Nintendo Lite!
I bought a Nintendo Lite the day that Singapore announced a circuit breaker as I knew I was going to be cooped up inside for long periods of time and Animal Crossing New Horizons was a game I was dying to play since it was released in March. I was lucky enough to get it on a 20% discount online and it was delivered to my doorstep 3 days later.
I’ve been really enjoying New Horizons. My friend code is SW-3835-0136-4415 if you want to be friends on the switch! My island isn’t that great at the moment and is still quite bare but I’m looking to make everything look cuter soon! P/S my native fruits are preaches and my native flowers are pansies!
Trying to fix my skin
I have started breaking out really badly since lockdown! I have narrowed it down to the fact that I’m indoors all the time and also because I haven’t been wearing makeup! It’s very strange as I thought giving my skin a long break from makeup would help it, but because I’ve not been wearing any makeup, the oil production on my skin has gone mad! I find myself looking like a shiny surface 30 minutes after I’ve washed my face as compared to normal makeup-days where I only start to get shiny after about 5 hours. I’ve resorted to wearing makeup indoors as well as experimenting with different products. I’ve started trying the Etude House Soon Jung toner and Soon Jung emulsion as well as the Cerave SA Cleanser. Loving both at the moment! 😊
Reading more blogs!
I find myself having a hard time looking for all my blogging buddies’ blogs to read. I guess I’m not very organized! I use the wordpress reader and a blogger twitter list to catch up on everyone but a lot of the time I find I miss out on a lot of great content until a lot later! If anyone has any recommendations for apps or even just methods on how to keep up with your favourite bloggers let me know. I do sometimes use Bloglovin’ but I find the app on my iPhone is really slow 😔
Here are some of my faves in case anyone was interested!
Leave your favourites down below as I’m down to check out more!
Simple at-home workouts!
I am the laziest little shit ever, and working out is something I despise! Just the thought of breaking a sweat makes me feel like I want to curl into a ball and not get up for the next 20 days. But I’ve also forced myself to do a bit of something and I’ve been following some very simple YouTube workouts. I started with this really simple one and then moved on to something a bit harder.
Don’t be fooled! I don’t usually follow everything through as sometimes midway I find myself in the middle of dying. I do take more breaks than I should as I have zero discipline when it comes to exercise!
How about you?
What have you been up to during this difficult period? Leave any comments or suggestions for other readers down below and we can help each other out in the event anyone is struggling.
The past 2 weeks have gone by really fast and I can only hope the pandemic seizes soon so everyone can get back to their normal lives and see their loved ones again. Sending lots of love to everyone out there.
I also tried a new layout in this post where I put pictures among the text instead of having a paragraph followed by a big picture and then another paragraph. Do leave me some feedback on what you guys think about this ‘layout’ and whether or not it made this post any easier to read! I would appreciate any comments regarding this.