The Six Old-Normal Things That I Miss





Eiyo dearies,

How are you guys doing? Are you guys happy that the movement control order (MCO) is over now? Malaysia is re-opening its economy. Same with other countries. I'm sure most of you are happy now. I heard some of you already made your travel plans. That's great. To my foreign readers, MCO is referred to as "lockdown" or "partial lockdown". We Malaysians call lockdown as MCO.

Before I begin today's post, I would like to remind you guys that COVID-19 is not over yet although MCO is over. Places are opening because of the economy, not because it is safe. So pls keep that in mind.

Yesterday, I went to the mall for the first time after MCO, things were different compare to before. It was weird.  I feel uncomfortable wearing a face mask, and having my temperature checked every time I entered a store. I also have to sanitize my hands every time I touched things. Well, these are the SOPs now. These are also the new-normal that we have to follow.

Yesterday made me realized that I miss the old-normal. So in this new post,  I would like to share with you guys the six old-normal things that I miss......


#1  ENJOYING AN AFTERNOON WALK AT THE PARK


Taman Sri Empangan-one of the best parks in Putrajaya. (Image snap-shot by me using my iPhone)



Going for an afternoon walk at the park is a good therapy for me. It is nice to jog, cycle, go for a brisk walk, or just enjoy side seeing at the park. A park is also a good place to snap-shot beautiful pictures. I still can go to the park in this new-normal. As long as the park is not crowded, it will be ok.



#2 WINDOW SHOPPING

Me window shopping at Kedah Mall (Image Snap Shot by my father using his iPhone)


Window shopping is one of my favorite therapy. I love going to the mall just to check out what's new in stores. It's fun! But window shopping is not easy to do during this new normal. This new-normal doesn't allow us to dilly-dally at the mall. Geez!



#3 FAMILY GATHERINGS

Me with Auntie Ina and cousin Izara druing a family gathering (Image snap-shot by my mother using her Samsung Galaxy S10)

My family and I loves to do family gatherings. We usually organize gatherings at least once a month. I miss family gatherings. I miss meeting my uncles, aunties, cousins, nieces, and nephews. I haven't met them since MCO.

Eid Mubarak celebration last May was different compare to years before. Every year during Eid Mubarak, our family usually organized family gatherings. But this year, we celebrated Eid just by WhatsApp video calls. 



#4 GIRLS' DAY OUT

With my girls - Azie and Maddie (Image snap-shot by Azie using her Samsung phone)


Enjoying a girls' day out is the old-normal thing that I miss the most. I miss hanging out with my girls. Enjoying a girls' day out is part of my therapy. When I'm with my girls, I always feel happy. When me and my girls get together, we chat, laugh out loud, watch movies, karaoke, dine at hipster restaurants together. We also dress our best and took selfies together. Maddie, Fadet, Iza, Raden, and Azie...I miss you girls a lot. I wish we can have a girls' day out soon.



#5 WATCHING MOVIES AT THE CINEMA

Me and my BFF, Maddie - We watched Spider-Man: Far From Home and shared a man-crush toghether ^_^ (Image snap-shot by my mother using her Samsung Galaxy S9)


I haven't visited the cinema for quite a long time. Going to the cinema is something I love to do. I hope the cinema will be ok soon. I already planned to watch Mulan and The Secret Garden. 



#6 TRAVEL

Me and my mother at Teddy Ville Museum, Penang. (Image snap shot by our tour guide using my iPhone)


I haven't travel anywhere yet in 2020. My family and I also haven't made any traveling plans yet. I miss traveling. Traveling is an annual activity for us. I wish this pandemic will end soon. I want to travel.



Ok, so these are the six old-normal things that I miss. I pray that the world will get back to the old-normal soon. Btw, how are you guys coping with the new-normal? What are the old-normal things that you guys miss? Pls, share your thoughts with me.


That's all for now, thank you for reading.

XoXo,

Fadima Mooneira ^_^


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Comments

  1. I totally agree with you that we need to be even more careful now that things are slowly reopening. The virus is still around, it didnt magically disappear after locdown.
    I also miss travelling a lot but what I have found that works for my wanderlust is exploring new/unknown places around me.
    I hope you stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing!
    Darina from daramiblog

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    1. Welcome dear. Pls stay safe too. Btw, I like all the pics you post on IG 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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  2. Were you not allowed to go for walks in the park during your lockdown?

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  3. I so hope that the world gets back to normal soon - like now!

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  4. I completely agree with each one of these! I miss these things too - though I was able to go for walks during lock down which I was super grateful for! x

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  5. I miss these things too! Especially being with family and traveling. I hope that this will end soon and we will be able to safely do all the things we love again

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  6. Yes I definitely miss all of these! Especially going out with my friends to the movies and such!

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    1. I really miss the cinema. Not just movies, but the food and snacks.

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  7. Thank you for sharing! I miss all of these things!

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  8. I do agree with you that we need to be really more careful now that things are slowly reopening.
    Who had thought that a day would come I would be exited to go outside as an introvert.
    I miss window shopping, miss been alone and not having to share space, I miss people watching.
    Eid this year was never the same as previous ones.
    I hope you stay safe and well.
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you. You stay safe too ya. Btw, are you a Muslim too?

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  9. I'm definitely with you! I miss my girls nights & traveling! Hopefully we get to do some of these things soon! Great post :) xx

    Melina | www.melinaelisa.com

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    1. Yeah...... I pray for the old normal will return soon.

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  10. Girl's day out and window shopping arw my favs

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  11. yes everybody missed the old-normal one..sis too..nowdays after mco over people desparate to go out..but please please follow SOP..avoid such a huge and crowd please.

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    1. Tu lah.......sayang nyer x ramai yg reto nak follow SOP.

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  12. Same with me! But hey, cinemas are going to open soon. I'm so excited after reading the announcement from MITI yesterday!

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  13. Yes! Setuju! Harap lepas ni semua kembali seperti sediakala dan kita dapat mulakan hidup macam biasa. Sama-sama kita doakan semuanya berjalan dengan lancar.

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  14. I completely agree with all of the things on this list. They are all the normal things I miss, things I took for granted before now.

    I can't wait to do them again and truly appreciate them x

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    1. I think this is one of the thing that COVID-19 reminds us.

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  15. Yes I guess all of us miss our old ways. Never thot that year 2020 alao brings us to a new normal way of life.

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    1. Kan.....all plans for 2020 were cancelled now. I think 2020 is a reminder year for all of us. Ada benda yg Allah S.W.T nak ingatkan kita NIe.

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  16. Totally agree. I miss traveling and hanging out with family and friends. This year has been such a difference it takes a lot of getting use to. Can't wait until everything goes back to normal. Great post

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    1. I pray the same. I miss the old normal already.

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  17. I miss so much of this too! I am in the UK, and our lockdown is also beginning to lift, so we can go to the shops and some restaurants are open - but it's the same thing, we need to wear masks and stay away from other people. Strange new normal!

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    1. That’s how I feel when I visited the mall last two days. I feel weird that I have to stand far from the shop retailer and talk in a loud voice.

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  18. I definitely miss going to the cinema and going out for meals! Can't wait to be able to do that again! x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Let’s pray that things will Go back to the old-normal soon

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  19. Totally with you, I miss all of these things too. I can't wait to be able to have family gatherings and go out with the girls. It's definitely going to be strange when we can do these things again xx

    Hannah | https://luxuryblush.co.uk/

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    1. Yeah. I feel like crying now 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

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  20. I hope everyone can follow the SOP so that we can break the chain of the COVID-19. I hope the day will come very soon.

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  21. Hi I'm in the UK and I find it really interesting to read how you are coping. Things seem pretty much the same s here we still have many of the same restrictions too. I hope you can return to the old normal in time. Stay safe

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    1. The whole world is facing the same challenge now. I really pray that the old-normal will return soon. However, this new-normal still provides us some silver lining.

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  22. NO6 paling rindu...bulan 9 i patut travel to Jepun, now semua cancel..huhuhu also family gathering, miss to hug my mum..huhuhu

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    1. I understand how you feel dear. Bersabar ye. Percayalah semua ini ada hikmah nyer.

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  23. Omg apa Yang u list tu kan betul lah. I rindu banyak benda nak cafe hopping, travel, movie, bff dayout. Banyak lagi sebenarnya

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  24. in shaa Allah lepasni semuanya akan kembali pulih. cuma macam biasa, kita kenalah berjaga-jaga untuk kesihatan diri :)

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    1. Btul tu. Tetapi nak lakukan aktiviti spt dulu bukan senang dgn new-normal nie. Huhuhu............

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  25. Yes to all of these!!! Especially family gatherings. Here in the UK, we are already allowed to go (non-essential) shopping and soon we will be able to go to the pub. How come I can sit in a room full of sweaty, drunk strangers but I can't go and sit in my dad's living room, one-on-one and enjoy a cup of tea?? It's so backwards :(

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