Yesterday, I saw a newsclip about an ebtreprenurial Singaporean male who sold off his SHN items. SHN stands for “stay home notice”, a word which many shudder during covid. It means you stay at home and cannot have contact with the outside world.
This guy had two SHNs, in total stayed home for 28 days.
What if this happened to me? How could I make the stay more comfortable? Or if I had to be isolated for 14 days in a small hotel room?
During covid, I discovered my greatest fear, introvert that I am, was “social rejection, loneliness and boredom”.
I used to play a game of “What if… I got stranded on an island, what 5 items will I bring with me”. I actually said my identity card. Less than three months later, I really lost my ID card with $400. Why I carry so much cash? Advice from my mom that during state of emergency, I cant go to the bank. Ironically she told me the same thing the night before #lockdown or what we know as #circuitbreaker. I forgot that we now have credit cards and Paynow.
Anyway, what would I bring?
1. Handphone and charger
2. My mask and beauty routine
3. Laptop and battery charger + yeti mike + earphones
4. Eye drops
5. Precept Bible + flags + TSW book
6. Blank journal + drawing stationery
7. Exercise mat + hoola hoop
8. Flask and tea bags
9. Cute Socks + sweater + mom’s bolster + blanket from brother + pajamas + clothes
10. Credit cards
With my hp and laptop, I can work and connect with anyone. I can pray, listen to sermons, worship etc. I can even go to church via my laptop, ie attend church service. :-))
I can follow exercise routines. I can even order anything I need and pay via internet. Rest is really luxury.
Seriously, time to begin minimalist lifestyle and focus on the important. Maybe even start a healthy diet.
What would you bring if you were under quarantine orders?