Showing posts from August, 2022

An Island of Comfort

I don't know what to write on this particular post and how to describe this feeling. It's a difficult week since my sister moved to BC. I'm lonely and missing someone. Playing Animal Crossing helps me cope with the sadness, but I'm also reminded she also played it. Especially that spring time when I bought Animal Crossing: New Horizons. How do you hold off the sadness when you were with them everyday? Will it last two years? Will it last longer?  I get a glimpse of what my auntie (my mom's younger sister) may have felt when we moved to Canada. As if a part of life was suddenly missing and we're forced to go on without it. I want to function normally, but I can't? Going to work is an ordeal. Some do it as a distraction, but I don't. I just want to go home. It feels like there appears to be a difficult week before me. At the end of the day, Animal Crossing still cheers me up.  Sprinkle. Now there's a penguin that'll definitely remind me of my siste

COVID round 2

A cough developed after running through a summer downpour without an umbrella, without a coat, but with just my work attire. I thought I caught the summer cold. Then I tested positive for COVID on July 3. It wasn't the rain, but it seems that I caught it from someone else. The symptoms from the second round were different. I've had a dry cough, fever, headache, and sore throat. When I caught it the first time, I only had body ache, general weakness, and a loss of taste. This second COVID was difficult during my first three days. It felt like a bad case of the flu. I somehow knew I had to soldier through at least 48 hours. I couldn't sit up and rest.  I would occasionally pick up my Switch to play Animal Crossing as it's the only relaxing game that I could play (and perhaps make a progress). Each playthrough was soothing regardless of how long I was awake. It always made me fall asleep, but in a good way. I'm convinced that this latest iteration of Animal Crossing wo