PETALING JAYA: Since the movement control order (MCO) began on March 18, Malaysians have been trying to keep themselves occupied at home.
On The Star’s Facebook page, users Patsy Foo, Wang Toto and Bryan Angelo Patrick said they were doing a lot of reading at home during this period, while others, like Danelle Weltz and Mclare Ling, said they spent a lot of time watching movies.
Twitter user @Simran13 recommended that Malaysians download the Kindle app and buy e-books from Amazon.
User Napsiah Wan Salleh said she had been watching plenty of YouTube videos.
“I have been watching YouTube most times – the 1980s sitcom Kate and Allie....all 120 episodes. It lifts me out of utter boredom, and Maz Jobrani stand-up comedy, ” she said.
In her comment, Napsiah also included a message to frontliners, thanking them for “putting their lives on the line for us”.
Like Napsiah, user Danelle Weltz spent time at home watching movies and comedy series like Just For Laughs Gags.
One user, Azalia Suhaimi, said she started a writing challenge to encourage others to write as well.
“I’ve set out daily writing prompts to last these two weeks. I write poems to hopefully brighten someone’s day, ” she said.
Meanwhile, gardening also seem to be a popular activity during this period, with users John David Solomon and Tina Chong SY, among others, saying they had been doing this.
“I’ll be busy. Have a big garden, so lots of weeding with three cats and one dog, ” Tina said.
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