While safe distancing, we’re bound to get restless at home. We can’t help but miss the freedom we had once taken for granted. Aside from turning to entertainment and social platforms to combat our boredom, it can get rather mundane after a while. However, our role as responsible citizens triumphs over those temptations, as we stay home to curb the virus from spreading further!
When we’re kilometres away from our loved ones, is it possible to show our support beyond the digital screen – while abiding social distancing measures? Yes. Lucky for you, you’re in the right place because we’re about to show you how!
Stricter measures are placed to decrease the rising footfall in grocery stores and wet markets. Trips for our essentials may seem like a chore - with queues so long you can’t even see the entrance.
If you know of any elderlies living alone, or any other relatives, go the extra mile for them! Give them a call to find out what they need and when to have it delivered. Living in the digital age means that we’re able to place orders and have them sent directly to them with a tap of the finger.
Aside from doing the house chores, we’re sure you know how time-consuming it is to prepare a meal on top of working from home.
Don’t worry, you’re not the only one! Your friends or relatives are undoubtedly going through the same ordeal as you. Do you know what would perk them up? A surprise food delivery packed in multiple take out lunch boxes for them and their family! At the same time, you’re also supporting local businesses and providing income for delivery riders. Call the restaurant directly, or order through food delivery apps like GrabFood, Deliveroo or Foodpanda.
Thanks to messaging platforms and WiFi, we’re able to send messages in less than a second. But with our smartphones, we’re easily distracted by other forms of entertainment.
When was the last time you held a meaningful conversation with someone, with focused attention? In a world that’s rapidly moving and producing, it’s time to slow down. Forget emails – go the old-fashioned way and pour your heart out as you pen down your thoughts on a piece of paper. When you go out to purchase essential items, drop off the letter as you wait for that special someone to receive it.
Send a care package
The Circuit Breaker period brings about the rise of circuit bakers. To begin, you can make use of any plastic container with lid you have lying around. If not, you can use alternatives such as a mason jar or a PET container as they make for great gift packages as well. Then, look around for some additional ingredients you might have lying around the pantry.
Take note to layer the dry ingredients in a compact so that they won’t shake around when delivered. Add a note on the wet ingredients and instructions required to make the dessert! Without further ado, here are some DIY food ideas!
Dry ingredients: 2 tablespoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 3 cups rolled oats, nuts of your choice
Wet ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil or melted extra virgin coconut oil, 3/4 cup maple syrup of honey
• Bread in a bottle
Dry ingredients: 2 cups wheat flour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon instant yeast
Wet ingredients: 2/3 cup fresh milk, 1 egg yolk, 30 grams butter
• Vanilla cake mix
Dry ingredients: 2 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup milk powder, 1 and 1/4 cups granulated sugar, 4 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 vanilla bean
Wet ingredients: 1 and 1/4 cups milk or water, 1/2 cup melted butter or vegetable oil.
As the cliché goes, “absence makes the heart grow fonder.” But with a little more effort, creativity and sincerity, you can still feel close no matter how far apart you are. With the ideas mentioned above, we hope you feel inspired to show how much you miss and appreciate someone through your actions. Until then, stay home, healthy and safe!