Malaysia Lockdown Due To Covid-19

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.

 

Cloth Face Mask

 

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

 

Kenko – Healthy, Organic Japanese Restaurant in Penang

Kenko Japanese Restaurant Penang Sashimi Salad

Kenko is a Japanese concept restaurant in Penang. Their tag line is “Healthy Food, Organic, Cafe”. They serve mainly Japanese food, sushi rolls, healthy salad of vegetables and fruits, and a selection of drinks. They also sell some organic food products. Suitable for those looking for some healthier food options.

 

Here is the video I made about Kenko : https://youtu.be/yzbodhcfUBc

 

KENKO

94, Jalan Lim Lean Teng,

10460 Penang

(address correct as of publishing time and may be subject to changes if they move to a new location)

04-2402750

Open hours :

Weekdays  (11.30am – 2.30pm,

6pm – 9.30pm)

Weekends (11.30am – 3pm,

6pm – 10pm)

 

Guilingao Removed My Phlegm

I have been having a cold for the past few days. To see it positively is that my body is capable of falling sick and getting rid of toxins instead of keeping it in and the toxins built up being kept in my body, becoming something vile instead.

 

This cold came after I decided to step out of my home after being house-bound for 4 months or so. I was staying at home and didn’t step foot out of my home for months! I needed to do this to heal my chronic leg wound. Every time I go out, my leg wound would become worse with more weepy liquid seeping out and it causes my leg to become reddishly inflamed  previously. I’m seeing positive results after my decision to stay at home to not go out and my wound is much better on my feet. I’m happy. Sometimes it’s best to just follow your instincts and listen to what your body plus mind is telling you to heal yourself. Not any doctor’s words, not anyone’s advise or medicine can heal you. It’s yourself.

 

Just staying at home also has it’s bad side effects like breathing the same stale air and not seeing much of the sun or some new environment. Growing up, I’m very much a sporty, outdoor person who also likes the balance of having a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities. I guess at this moment I just need to do what I need to do to heal parts by parts of my body so I’m constantly on a change with my daily actions. By the time you’re reading this, I might have already moved on to a new habit. The only constant in life is change. People who say otherwise that no one changes, is just purely ignorant and delusional. 🙄

 


”The only constant in life is change”

 

I have also been consuming a lot of heaty food. Food like guava, cherry, fried food, a bit too much of cornflakes and some healthy purple yam cereal drink which has more heaty ingredients in it. Some of you might be thinking, “wait a minute, fruits also can be heaty?”. Yes, different food categories have their cooling and heaty types. The well-known heaty fruit is durian. To counter the heatiness, people will eat mangosteen. Both of these fruits, I like. Their texture, taste and also I like my balance like that – not too heaty, not too cooling. I like to eat durian since young but have stopped consuming for my good health as it is too heaty and causes inflammation.

 

So I needed some cooling food. I was drinking barley water. Then I decided to make guilingao. Guilingao is a Chinese herbal jelly made out of a few types of herbs and flower. Guilingao usually is quite bland in taste, with a bit of bitterness and flowery aromatic aftertaste. People will usually drizzle honey or sugar in the jelly to give it some sweetness. I ate mine just as it is, without sugar.

 

Guilingao before it sets in jelly form.

 

Not more than 10 minutes later, a huge phlegm was drawn out of my throat. It was a thick, green coloured phlegm. A bit icky but truth be told, all human bodies are capable of producing that, so you would have gone through this before in your lifetime. Traditional Chinese Medicine believe that green phlegm means the body is very heaty. Felt much better after that and could feel my mucous membranes flowing after that.

 

Guilingao is really effective in cooling my body down, even faster than barley. It is said to be good for skin complexion too if eaten on a regular basis. Guilingao will definitely be in my food like list.