● By Nadia Syafiq
A year like no other!
What a year to be living in. It felt like we were just making new year resolutions for 2020 – and now we are ready for next year’s! But before that, let’s take a trip down memory lane that is 2020.
Australia declared a state of disaster amid large bushfires that have killed almost 500 million animals.
Then came the first-ever Movement Control Order (MCO). Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin made an official speech and announced the first MCO on 18 March.
Of course, Malaysians (and literally everyone around the globe) had to go into panic-buying mode! Remember all the viral pictures of people stocking up toilet papers, food supplies, sanitisers, face masks circulating on your timeline?
Oh yes! Demands for face masks and sanitisers grew. These items were sold out everywhere.
Hygiene became more important than ever – wash your hands, sanitise, disinfect surfaces, and minimise touching.
Wearing sweatpants and T-shirts became acceptable for everyday fashion.
Delivery services such as Grab, Food Panda, Bungkus It, etc became extra important when we were stuck at home.
Everyone was watching The Platform on Netflix – either on a solo binge-watching session or via Netflix party with your partner, friends, and distant family! And a bunch of other amazing movies and hidden gem series like Emily in Paris, Bridegerton, Alice in the Borderland, The Queen’s Gambit, Sweet Home, and many more that kept us occupied throughout the #StayAtHome period.
Sneezing and coughing in public got people taking two steps back from you. #WearYourMask.
We learned that home-schooling is actually tough for both students and teachers. Teachers were recognised as heroes.
Here’s hoping the pandemic will end soon. Let’s welcome 2021 with open arms and a gracious heart!
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