Lovebirds pining for their partners eager to meet up again


JOHOR BARU: For the lovebirds out there, it’s time to “get back together” again after being apart for the past weeks under the movement control order (MCO).

Some dating couples are glad that from Monday, they could dine out at restaurants, though with some restrictions in place including practising social distancing, as the government relaxed rules under the conditional MCO.

Freelance translator Lily Nurliana Hasreen, 23, said she was looking forward to dining out with her boyfriend again.

“Once we are certain of the rules, we will plan something as it has been a long time since we’ve had dinner together, ” she said.

Other couples, however, are only looking forward to spending time together again but won’t be going out yet.

Teacher Chloe Ling, 27, said the conditional MCO would allow her to meet her boyfriend after being unable to see each other for more than a month.

“We tried having a ‘virtual date’ once but it just made me sad when I thought about being ‘cooped up’ alone for some time.

“We also tried going on a ‘virtual tour’ by checking out places that we’ve always wanted to visit like the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland and the Epidaurus theatre in Greece.

“It might sound cool but the experience again reminded us of how distant everything felt, ” she said as she conceded that virtual experiences could never replace the real thing.

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