World Health Day 2020 just passed on 7 April 2020. The world is not very healthy at this moment. I look at some old pictures and reminisce when I can easily exercise outdoors. Now even without Covid-19 MCO, I can’t be exposed to the sun for too long outdoors and without protection. I love exercising and I still do it indoors, alone. Exercising is supposedly not good for those with eczema but I do it because it keeps me healthy, less stiff and makes my mind active. I just gotta find the right balance of not exercising excessively,
So our Malaysian Prime Minister just announced on 16 March 2020 at 10pm about the Malaysia’s lockdown from 18 March 2020 until 31 March 2020. All businesses, schools and government offices closed except for certain offices/places like post, hospital, pharmacies, petrol station to name a few. How about online businesses and food delivery? We still can function without needing to be in the mass. If the items or food can be made or cooked from home, then post office still open, or can still drive out, delivery wouldn’t be a problem.
Before Covid-19, staying quarantined at home for 2 months for me was no problem and going out all covered up with protection like gloves, socks and mask, also used to it. Sanitizing and keeping supplies, supplements plus essentials stocked up also got used to it. I got good training for years before this with my skin allergies and ill health condition. 😂 Just wondering if those places serving food will still be open, if not have to look into home cooking all meals. Mummy cooks at night anyway. Just happened to run out of bone broth though, just 1 more stash of bones for 1 more round of slow cooking. Probably can last me for 2 weeks, which should be in time for the lockdown to end. Prefer to have it in stock before finished up, don’t like the feeling of lack. It’s like lacking in security (like when you don’t have enough money). Everything else like food stock, dry food, meat and raw ingredients, my parents got them all stocked up all the time so no problem. Just that I’m a big eater, so don’t know if sufficient if they all stay home and eat. 😆 I probably got the stocking up habit from them. Not hoarding but stocking up to ensure even if got apocalypse and stuck at home, there’s sufficient supplies for at least 1 week.
Laughing matters aside about the apocalypse, my Grandma and parents have been through the WWII times so they know the feeling of being through difficult times with war and nothing to eat. Growing up, I hear them talk about how we youngsters will not know the feeling of having nothing to eat. Personally, I have been through difficult times of not being able to move around easily with my illness, so indeed it is important to have essentials stocked up at home. It’s actually a blessing to have a home with food and supplies stocked up. Better to plan ahead than to have nothing in case tragedy strikes.
Actually still can go out during lockdown and buy but don’t know which stores will be open except supermarket, which might not have certain things like all types of bones. I really don’t fancy going out tomorrow before lockdown as I’m sure there’ll be loads of people out and about buying things and the queues along with ample of germs. 😷 The PM said there’s a hotline, 03-88882010 which we can call to ask questions about this lockdown. Good luck calling as usual days call the “gomen opis” also like all fainted in there or phone line so unclear, this one lagi the hotline phones like want to meletup.
Anyway, if anyone needs cloth masks, here’s handmade cloth masks for sale from Myle Enterprise. Suitable for people like me with skin allergies as the non-woven masks stick to my skin or scrapes it off. It’s original design, made using good quality cloth. The cloth masks are washable and can be reused. Their current version (seen in the enclosed pictures) are double-layered with a pocket to insert filter. The masks can be used with or without filter. While some may report that cloth masks don’t help prevent viruses, you can insert the filter to trap them from entering your air passageway. Masks actually help you from touching your face using your hands, where there are germs aplenty stuck to your hands. If you order the masks, still can send them out if post office is open or you can come to pick them up if you’re in Penang.
To buy from Myle Enterprise’s website (PayPal payment only) : https://myleenterprise.com/shop/cloth-face-mask/
They are also available at Lazada (accepts Visa, Mastercard and uses other payment gateways) : https://www.lazada.com.my/-i861126850-s2095126940.html
I have been consuming bone broth slow cooked for at least 8 hours, daily for a while now. Being Cantonese, I have always drank homemade soup as my Mummy boils healthy soup almost everyday since young.
Having this skin allergies and eczema, I have upped my game in drinking soup and my Mummy now makes soup which are boiled longer in the slow cooker. Slow cooking and boiling bones for long hours extracts the nutrients from the bones, making the soup even better for the body. It contains a lot of collagen.
I have been drinking fish bones for the past few months, yesterday my Mummy boiled a fresh batch of pig bones broth instead and it was boiled for 12 hours. Boiled for so long, even the cartilages could be easily eaten like chewy jelly. The fish bones broth have been doing wonders in terms of healing my skin and make it more elastic. Previously it was so dried out that I always joked it resembled a 100-year old’s skin. Having eczema makes us look like we have wrinkly skin.
My bones broth contains no salt, no sugar, no colouring, no artificial flavouring and no preservatives. It’s all natural. My golden liquid of goodness. I noticed that fish bones broth is naturally sweet after boiling for long hours even without any flavouring added. As for pig bones broth, it gives out a stronger broth smell when boiling but when drank, it tastes bland. In terms of the health benefits towards my body when drinking the pig bones broth as compared to fish bones broth, I will need to observe and see.
I was removing the unwanted fats from the soup earlier on. The broth was left to cool overnight and some ants crawled in to the soup. Have to remove those too. I don’t fancy having any ants in my soup as they have crawled around other places and makes my food dirty. Having some unwanted pest problems like insects crawling at my place. Not cool. Here’s my video of the pig bones broth : https://youtu.be/2UYA_hT0OxI