“I just want to do my part as a Malaysian. Stay at home. Don’t go out.”
Amber Chia, 38, said she avoided panic-buying prior to the MCO, as she was wary about being stuck in long queues, so she was quite alarmed to discover that it would be a problem getting groceries for her household.
“I tried to get my groceries online, and was told that home deliveries were not available as most grocers were swamped with orders. But things started to improve, and one grocer replied, saying that they could finally do home deliveries but the earliest date they could manage to send me groceries was in a week’s time, ” Chia said.
“So, my groceries were running out and I had to make do with whatever I had in the house as I try to cook nutritious meals for my family.”
She also admitted that having to keep her modelling school Amber Chia Academy closed until the end of the month has disrupted many of her plans. “I’m anticipating some financial problems because I have to stop my business operations for two weeks. I really hope everything will get better soon.”
Nonetheless, the enterprising model-actress has managed to put her worries aside, and even got her latest indoor project up and running.
Ever the optimist, Chia termed the #StayAtHome hashtag as a silver lining as she finally found the time to set up a YouTube channel, Amber Chia TV, and immediately started on a 14-day challenge where she posts one video every single day.
“Now, I’m keeping busy with my new vlog. I’m learning how to do editing and other new things for this project.
“I also have to keep thinking of new ideas for content on my channel, and constantly give myself new challenges to keep myself busy and productive.
“It is an excellent time for everyone to learn something new.”
On the vlogs, Chia covers a variety of topics such as cooking, makeup tutorial and fashion.
Finally, Chia reiterated: “I want everyone to be safe. Not just Malaysians, but everyone all over the world who is facing the same challenges now. We can fight this if we work together.”