That time the Plague made me more annoying
Hey! How has life been for you in the past few months? 11 months into the second decade of this millennium, time has turned into a meaningless soup for me. Of all the new years’ resolutions I had for 2020, the only one I managed to keep was “Stay Weird” and I put in no special effort for that one, I assure you. I have no doubts that my neighbors believe I’m a psychopath because who else listens to BLACKPINK 100 times on repeat at 4 am and follows it up with trashy Punjabi rap about Lamborghinis? But honestly, being forced to stay in my dwelling with no contact with the outside world for extended periods has < ̶c̶r̶u̶s̶h̶e̶d̶ ̶m̶y̶ ̶c̶r̶e̶a̶t̶i̶v̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶i̶r̶i̶t̶ > given me a new perspective about the beauty of life.
For example, I had always taken for granted whatever happened in life, I could just give up and go home and cry into my mother’s home-cooked meal. But with a global uncertainty on the horizon, I have < ̶u̶n̶w̶i̶l̶l̶i̶n̶g̶l̶y̶ > stepped up to handle my own responsibilities. Gone are the days when all the government forms to be filled were deposited onto my dad’s desk for him to fill and review. Now, I politely bribe my landlord with food for the same, but that’s only because I suck at German (Yes, I live in Munich now, that is a flex, die mad) And when doom, gloom, and depression bear down at you and fills you till the nose till homesickness, you dig yourself out of the denial and McDonald's boxes that you were buried in and finally walk into the previously neglected part in your consciousness — the kitchen.
I can report that I have happily transitioned from being the trashy person who posts each meal at a fancy restaurant with ‘#yummy #soCheesy #foodAdventures’ to the trashy person who posts every single plate I eat with ‘Can you believe I made this?? #soYummy #masterChef #kitchenLife’ I now spam my mother’s (who has made 90% of all the food I’ve eaten in life) Whatsapp chat with cooking tips which she < ̶i̶g̶n̶o̶r̶e̶s> is thrilled about because at least I’m free from my debilitating addiction to Big Macs
While the pandemic sucks and it looks like isn't going any time soon, I hope you have found some way to keep your sanity alive. It’s a rough time for all of us so try to be a bit kinder to the people around you. And if that doesn’t work, you can always ignore them and listen to your imaginary friends.