Since the second round of the Movement Control Order (2.0) was implemented in the entire nation except for Sarawak, Malaysians have been confused in regards to certain SOPs and have made it known on social media.
Here’s what a few of them had to say.
An edgy start would be an understatement to say the least as certain SOPs were implemented and then relaxed soon after vice versa.
MCO/RMCO/CMCO are just the least of the problems, and then there’s PKP, PKPB and also PKPP.
Amid the destruction caused by the pandemic, one man had actually called it way before the government had announced it.
Delaying the inevitable has also been a common phrase lately of the handling of this pandemic.
Nontheless, people are still going out and about doing their daily routines without care, or as one user put it…
Which brings the question of…
Malaysians were also quick to reference the situation to the state of the roads
One also decided to share his experience of riding a packed LRT train during MCO
And to top it all off, Malaysians were rightfully confused and worried as here’s the daily new cases for the 24th of January.
Timeless and well-known American favorite, “The Simpsons”, may have just done it again with another alleged prediction that recently came through at the U.S. presidential inauguration.
A familiar scene from 2000 episode that saw Lisa Simpson as the successor of Trump and the U.S. president, and first female U.S. leader was recently seen to be reenacted with the inauguration of Kamala Harris; the details were depicted right down to the same outfits and accessories.
Sure, Harris wasn’t sworn in as president like Lisa was, but the similarities are definitely uncanny.
When Twitter broke out to the unearthing of the episode and the Simpsons prediction that had come through, even the voice of actor of Lisa Simpson, wanted to believe what her audiences were seeing.
Purple suit? Check. Pearl earrings and necklace? Check and check.
Rest assured, what better way to start off a presidential year with a Simpsons prediction coming through?
The job market hasn’t been ideally a smooth ride for those in search for a job as while they’re working tirelessly to look for one, many with jobs are being laid off from their as well.
Like any other employer out there, a local TV host had a job opening and wanted it to be known to the public. She had gone on to social media to promote the opening for a full-time media executive or media officer earlier, some were quick to mention to her that the job responsibilities were inclusive of three different roles instead which is photography, videography and also video editing.
After being called out, she made another video explaining her situation and mishap; she had then said that she wasn’t expecting high-level studio quality from the work as this is a junior role and won’t be forcing anyone to pick up the job as she already has people working on those roles.
However, she then took a quick jab at those who had enquire about the position’s salary as they were said to be allegedly provoking her instead of wanting to know more about the job.
She ended the video thread saying that those interested should apply instead to know more, but took another unusual turn with her stance saying “I’ve seen your name, tak tau la you dapat ke tak”.
Netizens were quick to jump in saying that it’s the right for people to know these details when applying for a job. Other than that, some were also questioning if the undisclosed amount is in fact lower than the basic of RM2,000.
Known widely as the hot head that he is, world renown chef, Gordon Ramsay, is soon to be opening his first restaurant in Malaysia.
Scheduled for June, the restaurant is rumored to be called “Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill” and will be located at Sunway Resort in Bandar Sunway, Selangor.’
“For the first time outside of the original Mayfair outlet, Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill will open with a varied all-day menu offering everything from snacks and light bites, to Gordon Ramsay’s signature dishes such as Beef Wellington and Sticky Toffee Pudding,” said Sunway Resort on its website.
The restaurant will offer all-day dining and will be located at the lobby level of Sunway Resort. Door to ceiling frames also allow views of Sunway Lagoon outside.
Also known for his hit television series such as “Kitchen Nightmares” and “Hell’s Kitchen”, Malaysians are excited for what is to come and were quick to let it be known on Twitter, with many of them referring back to Ramsay’s most infamous scenes such as the “idiot sandwich” scene and of course, “where’s the lamb sauce”.
Other than Malaysia, Ramsay has more restaurants that can be counted spanned across the globe.Gordon Ramsay Bar & Grill is already accepting calls for reservations and bookings
If you think impersonating a person on the internet is hard, you’re in for a treat as this Malaysian teen just showed us that that not only impersonating one person is a piece of cake as impersonating three people at the same time is as well!
In a recent story that is trending locally and on social media, it starts with how a girl by the name of Rachel Chin met Yan at a birthday party and soon became good friends after. Little known to Yan, that this is where all her trouble would start.
Soon after becoming friends, Chin would reveal to her newly bonded friend that she had a rough childhood that involves an abusive father and a mentally challenged mother. She also added that she grew up in the company of a rich godparents instead who adopted her as a child as she was allegedly deemed “luck and wealth bringing” by a “fortune teller”
Chin also had a god-brother called Daniel who she would then introduce to Yan simply by exchanging their WeChat and Instagram accounts. Things would go on later as Yan and Daniel starts a romantic online relationship.
Soon after, Chin’s godmother that is known as Cindy would slowly start communicating with Yan as well, since she’s starting to be a well-known family friend.
Daniel who resided in Singapore would later reveal to Yan that he has cancer, sparking pity from Yan instantly who talked on the phone with him every night and also travelling to a local hospital when he had to undergo a surgery in the wee hours of the morning.
Amid all these, Yan still wouldn’t have ever seen Daniel face-to-face as somehow the circumstances weren’t always so fitting, and timing was always a tricky thing to deal with. Daniel was also known to have given all sorts of excuses when Yan initiated to meet up.
Fast forward two years later, Yan who was still in this “relationship” with Daniel and still haven’t met him started growing suspicions and finally decided to do her research soon after.
She then found out that Daniel’s seemingly legit Instagram account is in fact fake, along with his WeChat account, which impersonates a real-life Daniel which she has no relations to.
Not only that, Chin’s step-mother, Cindy, who Yan had grown close to know as her very own mother, have also all been made up along with the social and messaging accounts; and who was the mastermind behind all these? Chin herself, whom which she met at that birthday party years back.
Throughout the years, Daniels’s social images of his daily life and being at the hospital for “surgeries” were also fake. To acquire images of being at a hospital, Chin would lie to one of her other friends to be her ride to the hospital, making up a lie her friend “Dylan” had met in an accident and was to undergo life-threatening surgeries.
At the hospital, Chin would then act as both Daniel who was to undergo surgery and Cindy who was there for her “son”
Chin also search the internet for pictures of a coffin and funeral to depict her step-mother, Cindy’s “death” as well. These pictures would than be used to con Yan and her other friends into thinking that Chin is in fact at a funeral.
To create the voice of “Daniel”, Chin had utilized voice changing apps to act as “Daniel” and communicate with Yan throughout their two-year “relationship”. What’s more surprising is that Chin had always been with Yan who would be in distraught by the news of Daniel’s cancer implications and also being unable to show up for their “dates”.
Yan also found out that a song which “Daniel” had allegedly “wrote” and “sang” for her was in fact written and performed by a Malaysian singer known as 菲道尔 or Firdhaus.
Whatever her reasoning was, Chin issued an apology to the friends she had lied to, friends she had used to cover her scheme, and most importantly to Yan who had been in a blind relationship for the past two years.
Yan on the other hand had been persistent in revealing Chin’s lies and schemes to the public and is still in awe on how her romantic relationship with “Daniel”, was in fact with Chin all along.
The story has since been retold multiple times by netizens due to its length and has also garnered attention from the infamous GSC Facebook admin. For the full story, visit Yan’s telling of the whole experience here.
You’ve seen it more than once, customers to a restaurant or shoppers at a mall, there’ll always be people who end up using their hands for temperature taking instead of using their foreheads like how we’re supposed to be.
So that brings the question to which method should we use? To answer the question, an eatery in Singapore has resorted to leave a sign outside where customers are to have their temperature taken at a machine – Only use your hands to have your temperature taken if you don’t have a head.
With some of us more clearly still more confused than the other, this one eatery is obviously fed up with all the connotation of “having your temperature taken”.
Should get scanned for your temperature at the wrist or forehead?
Health director-general Noor Hisham Abdullah said that having it taken at the forehead would result in the most accurate body temperature reading. However, Malaysians who were concerned about infrared rays perpetrating the skull and affecting the brain started the trend of using their wrists instead, causing a nationwide phenomenon.
Arms are not considered in temperature checks as they are the peripheral parts of the body, and extremities would have temperatures at the arms vary depending on environmental conditions.
The normal human body temperature varies from 36.5°C to 37.5°C, any temperature higher would be considered a fever.
Dr Noor Hisham also assured to the public on how there have been no reported side effects of scanning the forehead with infrared light
“We do not deny that many people are worried about side effects if they use the thermometer on their foreheads, but as far as we know, there is no scientific data that states it will cause illness,” he said.
You never thought that it’ll happen, but here you are, hours before that secret Santa Christmas party that you’re supposed to show up to with a gift in hand.
Whether it be a way too busy work schedule before the holidays or plain bad time management, thank the lucky stars as the possibilities even for a last minute Christmas gift are endless. To save you from some unnecessary holiday season panic or the embarrassment of not having a gift in hand, here are 12 ideas for last minute Christmas gifts that you could easily get your hands on during this time of the year.
You could leave it at home, have it at your study or even bring it to work for your coffee runs. Coffee mugs are a perfect gift as it pretty much says “I’ve got your coffee runs well sorted out for the upcoming year”; on top of that, portable coffee mugs make it that much of a bling as nothing goes perfect with a busy schedule than a portable mug of hot coffee.
2) Dreamcatcher or wind chimes
As simple as it sounds dreamcatchers and wind chimes make a room or area that much more aesthetic. With its versatility, you may end up giving someone that last piece they need for whatever they wish to be decorating.
Let’s face it, Malaysia’s hot, humid, and we need to hydrate. What other way to say “drink up” than to give someone a tumbler that they could carry around. You might think it isn’t worthy, but you can tell a lot of a person by the tumbler they choose.
Ever wondered what a forest or even a Christmas morning smelled like? Wonder no longer as there are scent candles and scent sticks out there that has every aroma you could think of. From warm nights to even s’mores on a fire, want to give someone the smell of Christmas? There’s definitely a scent out there for that.
5) Minimalist notebook
In a very messed up world, minimalist accessories are the way to go. Pick out a very subtle but bold design for a notebook that you know that one would carry around for meeting and classes, As note-taking and journaling are beginning to have a rise when everyone is stuck at home during the pandemic, you might even give someone the urge to pick up on a new hobby.
Although the Covid-19 pandemic has made this Christmas a weird one, that didn’t stop shopping malls around Malaysia to put their Christmas decorations to good use.
Every year malls around Malaysia welcome the festive season with an extravagant show of light displays and decorations, and safe to say that one always outdo the other in terms of gathering good feels and the festivity all under one roof.
Here’s 6 malls of Malaysia that brought the Christmas for
One of the many Instagram-worthy shots that you’ve definitely seen once at least on social media, Pavillion’s Golden Christmas Memories is one onf the most eagerly awaited Christmas displays. Apart from nostalgic and traditional decorations, a traditional European Christmas village is accompanied by a 30 foot Christmas tree and giant brightly colored ornaments hanging from the ceilings.
2) Mid Valley Megamall
The Centre Court at Mid Valley Is decorated with oh so jolly decorations and of course, multiple Instagram-able spots as well. Hot air balloons, plush toys, and Christmas trees adorned with candy-cane inspired ornaments, these decorations are also based on the theme of a huge family estate; various sparts are made to look like different parts of a massive house to the garden.
3) The Gardens Mall
The Gardens Mall went with the traditions this year with a traditional Christmas market. A hallway is set up with twinkly lights accompanied by wreaths on street lamps and of course, a Christmas tree beaming red and gold. Apart from decorations, its props range from a very real Volkswagen Beetle, a Morris Minor 1000 and a Vespa.
4) Sunway Pyramid
Looking for Santa’s secret workshop? Look no further as Sunway Pyramid marked the holidays with recreating just that. Surrounded by wrapped gifts and nutcrackers, a Christmas tree also make this display a spot for the kids to enjoy!
5) Suria KLCC
Giant Christmas trees, giant nutcrackers and giant bow-wrapped gifts. Colorful lights and decorations don’t even seem like the main attraction anymore.
As the U.S. and U.K. starts rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine, one wouldn’t help but wonder, when will Malaysia receive its share of the vaccine and start administering it on its people
Well rest assured, because Bernama has reported that the nation can expect to receive its first batch of the vaccine by Pfizer-BioNTech in February 2021. One million doses will be delivered by Pfizer in the first quarter of 2021, followed by 1.7 million, 5.8 million and 4.3 million subsequently.
The government also plans to hold more talks with other pharmaceutical companies in order to secure more vaccine.
“The government is making efforts to get a bigger supply of vaccine to meet our needs. The government will take the advice of the Health Ministry regarding the percentage of people who need to be vaccinated,” Mohamed Azmin was quoted as saying by Bernama.
The country is also expected to sign a deal to purchase British-Swedish multinational pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca’s vaccine.
Health minister Adham Baba announced on Saturday that an agreement was made with AstraZeneca for the purchase of vaccines that will be brought in around February next year. This will be enough to vaccinate 20% of all Malaysians.
Malaysia had earlier announced that it had reached an agreement with Pfizer to purchase enough doses to vaccinate 6.4 million citizens. The government also plans to buy more vaccines to be able to immunize as many as 70% of the population.
“As for Malaysia, we have already got 30%. I have instructed Health Minister Datuk Seri Adham Baba along with Khairy Jamaluddin Abu Bakar [Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation] to negotiate and increase it from 30%-60% or 70%,” Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said.
Covid-19 has single-handedly slashed the travel industry into half and make travelling a thing of the past for many, but as dangerous as it may seem to be in a sealed in an air-craft in the air with several others, air-travel may be safer than most people think even during a pandemic.
Since travel increases a person’s chance of contracting Covid-19, health ministries around the world have warned against travelling during the holidays. However, there are always those who choose to travel and there are ways to make the journey that much safer.
According to the American Medical Association, there are six things travelers should be thinking about when flying.
1) Travelling isn’t just about flying
As the end of the year approaches, daily new cases are still on the rise while travelling options are getting lesser. Look up the whole trip as to where you’ll be walking to, catching a train or bus, navigating the station or airport to actually being in the plane flying itself. If you think that the only place that you are at risk of contracting the virus is on an airplane, think again.
2) Risk of getting infected while flying is low
When compared to an office building, classroom, supermarket or commuter train, an airplane isn’t the most likely setting where you would contract the virus. According to researchers and flight surgeons, Daniel Shoor MD, MPH and Hernando Ortega MD, MPH, “The odds of being on a plane with a person with actively transmissible COVID—both positive and in the window where they are significantly shedding as identified by the research—are quite low,”
“To match that, discussions have set forth a pattern of communication to express and share those similarities and differences as each flight has a takeoff and a landing location with different authorities,” they said.
“As this progresses, we will see areas ramp up and others go away, so you have to reevaluate the way you think about how you travel,” said Dr. Shoor.
3) Airplanes have proper airflow
Contrary to popular belief that everyone in an airplane is breathing the same air, “air enters the cabin from overhead inlets and flows downwards towards floor-level outlets,” said Dr. Rui Pombal, MD, medical director of the Aviation Medicine Centre and Travel Clinic. “Air enters and leaves the cabin at approximately the same seat row or immediately adjacent rows.” On top of that, a plane’s ventilation system takes six minutes to reduces the number of viral particulates in the air by 99.9%.
4) Airlines and airports are prepared
In addition to the proper airflow as mentioned above, international, regional, national and regional organizations are always on the run to improve what they can prepare prior to public health events; all these includes, travel bans, passenger screening, quarantine, testing social distancing, sanitizing, flight processes and other engineering actions.
5) Less leaving, less risk
Sitting down “reduces the chances of random physical contact and disturbs less the cabin ventilation pattern that tends to prevent air from flowing lengthwise along the cabin,” said Dr. Pombal. “It may also optimize the use of the seatback in front as a barrier.”
6) You still need that mask
Masks work the same way they do on the ground and above, check your airline requirements and if they provide you with masks or if you should bring your own; you could also consider bringing more than one depending on your flights duration and how frequent you plan on changing your mask.