covid days: 30 march

it’s my last full day of work for the month. unusually, i have been learning a number of things these past few days that may come in handy in the future.

a thought came to mind. i am a bit thankful that my parents, my wife or even my brother are not here to go through these covid days. most of them are immunocompromised in one way or another and this is not the time to have such an immune system.

clear os is intel’s own. i didn’t know. and i have to update my kali live install. and why doesn’t dell xps developer editions get sold here? tech stuff. i have to preoccupy my head in some way or another.

i used to tweet the number of covid-19 confirmed cases and recoveries for a few days but i realized that the numbers were getting too depressing so i stopped. but as of today, i do note that the confirmed cases are going up exponentially but this is also the case for the recoveries. as of this morning: confirmed cases are at 1,418 and the recoveries at 42.

i did find myself dragging my feet going to my workstation to work but work still has to be done if you get paid or getting paid some or not at all.

avigan made by fujifilm years is being used as a treatment for covid-19 patients. japan will continue clinical trials in cooperation with other countries and will ramp up production shortly after.

challenging day not because of the virus but what the virus does to people’s mental health or thinking. ah well, tomorrow’s another day.

covid days: 29 march

it is a little less scary now to go out and get supplies. there is some semblance of normalcy. people seem to get excited about the quarantine ending. but doesn’t really mean people can go out and about freely. the virus is still there and there is still no vaccine for it. all this means to me is that i didn’t get sick. i would still have to take the necessary precautions. they may even extend the quarantine but i’m a little more prepared for it.

went out to withdraw some money. only one person per household is allowed to be outside. there is some form of organization and social distancing going into the market but i am not sure if there’s any inside. i didn’t go in. the stalls outside are open from 8:00am to 10:00am and from 3:00pm to 5:00pm. the streets are almost bare. everyone is told to go inside by eight in the evening. the barangay does some form of disinfecting the streets using the neighborhood firetrucks. i see this going on for the next month. maybe more.

my friends meet online, first using facebook then switched to skype and now we’re experimenting with webex. it’s really for meetings. but the voices are clearer and video is much better.

the nights are really quiet already.

covid days: 28 march

last night brought some fun to close a stressful week and end a dreadful day. a handful of us got together bringing our own drink for the day — coffee for one, alcohol and nibblers for most of of us. we dubbed it as e-numan over video chat. fun.

okay, 28th of march, what fresh hell did you bring today?

happy birthday dad. please watch over us. okay i just found out that my dad shares the same birthday as duterte but my friends know who i’m greeting.

i was hoping to read some good news but no. there isn’t much. not yet anyway.

so today, i must start to exercise to prevent atrophy. and start to re-layout life plans. i talked to the boy about our current situation and we planned on what to do for the next two months or so. we are on the same page.

found out that there’s one covid case in my hometown at the other side of the lake. and the whole province of laguna is on total lockdown.

it has been a long time since i’ve taken a good nap.

covid days: 27 march

it’s a Friday. but it doesn’t feel like the weekend is coming. i seriously have to start a home fitness program.

it’s past noon and i haven’t looked at my twitter feed yet. and i lost some weight.

work today wasn’t so stressful, it seems. that or i am getting used to the routine. but covid or no covid, house chores still needs to be done.

well, no. it’s as stressful as any other covid day. i asked myself when will life go back to normal and i thought maybe a month or two after someone comes up with a vaccine for covid-19 when it becomes widely available.

forced half-day leave. i still have to get my head around that one. it’s like hitting close to home. so maybe the words for that ought to be written with ink on paper.

covid days: 26 march

woke up 4:30. too early. i am still mad the koko pimentel, senator, who is a pui for covid19 and was under home quarantine. he walked in to makati med with his pregnant wife, didn’t inform the staff that he was a pui. it was found that he was infected with the virus, also his wife. he knew of his covid-19 status and he still went to the hospital endangering the lives of the doctors, nurses, staff and other patients there. and he wants the people to try and understand him. fuck. he’s a senator who knows the law. he knows what’s happening to the world and what is happening to this country. he knows he is infected and should be under extreme quarantine. and he still went out with his pregnant wife to makati med, knowing that he might infect somebody in that medical facility. how stupid can one get?

a bee visits the house lately. he flies and looks and leaves. tomorrow again maybe.

maybe another more virulent virus is affecting the intelligence and common sense of some people in government. passing thought.

he wants my understanding?!? fuck no. i cannot even wrap my head around how a person in his position in government can be so unthinking and inconsiderate. ugh. so fuck no.

why can’t people just be honest for just a little bit? a friend told us she had a client who is a pui — the mother is infected — and the client did not inform her about it. now the office is closed for disinfection.