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Things to do when you're stuck at home during the RMO - Say What? #35

Happy weekend everybody! It's Day 5 of the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) in Malaysia, so I'm hoping
March 22 · Issue #35 · View online
Say What?
Happy weekend everybody!
It’s Day 5 of the Restricted Movement Order (RMO) in Malaysia, so I’m hoping that everyone here is doing okay!
In today’s issue, I’m running a little away from writing about typical personal growth topics to share with you some things that you can do while you’re confined to your home during this RMO.
Hopefully some of these would be useful for you!

Fun (and hopefully free!) things to do to kill the time.
  • Pick up a book or two and read!
When else are you going to have time to make a dent in your reading challenge for the year, no? If you don’t have books lying around the house, Scribd is making its library free to use for 30 days. That’s millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles and more at your disposal - make sure you make the most out of it!

  • Virtual hangout with your friends.
If you’re an extrovert (like me), staying at home and social distancing may not be an easy to do. If you crave that human interaction, schedule a virtual hangout with your friends. Skype, Facetime, Zoom, Discord - use whatever platform you want.
Can’t go out to watch a movie with your friends? Schedule a Netflix party!

  • Catch up on your favourite dramas, movies or anime.
What better way to spend your newly-found free time than to binge-watch your favourites? Personally, I’ve been rewatching Vampire Diaries for a bit, although I may switch to watching The Good Doctor (been thinking about this for a while now).
Take advantage of the free 1-month access to iflix if you redeem the code (tonton_iflix) before 31 March 2020. If you’re at home and you have a subscription to Astro or Unifi, take advantage of the free movie channels that they offer!

  • Unleash your creativity.
‘Tis the time to start that blog that you’ve been thinking about. Document your thoughts. Be creative and let your fingers dance across the keyboard. Record a vlog or a TikTok and go viral. Experiment with a new recipe in the kitchen. Rearrange your study/work desk or the furnitures in your room/house. Do a vision board for 2020 (even though it looks like 2020 might be cancelled).
Work on your personal development!
  • Read more journal articles!
Are you a university student whose learning is disrupted because of the RMO? Can’t go to lectures and have to resort to online learning? Or are you just interested to increase your knowledge about a specific topic?
Fret not. Some publishers under Project Muse have made their content free and available for people to read. If your institution subscribe to JSTOR, you can also get access to more free content.

  • Hire my career services!
If you’re a university student or an unemployed graduate, use this time to improve your employability. Have your resume and/or cover letter reviewed, or schedule a 1-on-1 virtual consultation with me.
You can find more info about what I have to offer below:
Career Services for students and graduates - hire me! - Silent Confessions Career Services for students and graduates - hire me! - Silent Confessions
If you're able and want to help, here are some things that you can do!
  • Caremongering Malaysia Facebook group.
I’ve recently found out about the Caremongering Malaysia group on Facebook, where people can offer up their help and services to needy people during this Covid-19 RMO. If you know of any elderly or less-privileged people who are in need of help, you can also post it in the group to ask nearby volunteers to help.
Example of services you can offer: Bringing elderly people to clinics for check-up, buying and delivering groceries and essential items, going to the pharmacy, etc.

  • Good at creating infographics or social media content?
Volunteer for this Crisis Comms Team as a part of the Malaysian Health Coalition. More info in the poster below.
Returning to my 'social-distancing' with some blog posts.
Before I go back to my hideout (i.e. my bed in our newly rented studio apartment), I wanted to share with you the steps and process that we went through to rent our first apartment in Malaysia. This is more of a self-documentation kind of thing, but hopefully it’d be useful for you in the future! :)
Renting our first apartment in Malaysia. - Silent Confessions
I also feel like this particular blog post, written about a year ago, might be useful to share again. Since Covid-19 brings a lot of uncertainties in the economy, recruitment and employment can be negatively affected. Read this post on some ways to practice self-care in the job search process!
Self care in the job search. - Silent Confessions
Alright, until I see you again in two weeks (and, hopefully, after the end of RMO), stay safe, #StayAtHome, practice social distancing, wash your hands frequently, and practice good hygiene!
Take care & stay awesome everyone!
Nazu xx

p/s - I want to hear from you! Share with me what you’re doing during this 2-week RMO to keep yourself entertained and motivated. Just click that reply button and share your #RMO stories with me!
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