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Dear Covid 19

Dear COVID-19

 

You’ve changed my life in many ways. 2020 was supposed to be the year for great things. I was supposed to pass out from my Combat Diver Course (National Service) in front of my parents. Now a proud milestone in my life has been taken away. I'm sure many people can relate with all the cancellation of graduations and so on.

 

But these changes aren’t necessarily all negative. I’ve been able to do things that I have been meaning to do, like setting personal goals to run 10km under 50 minutes, which I have now achieved. With all the time we have on our hands, getting closer to the family is also a really good outcome.

I was supposed to pass out from my Combat Diver Course (National Service) in front of my parents. Now a proud milestone in my life has been taken away.

I miss going out on the weekends after book out, having a drink or 2 at a bar with my friends and meeting up with my girlfriend. Having the ability to just go wherever I want as I please. What worries me the most isn't me contracting the virus – what if I pass it on to someone at home? It affects older people more and that got me worried about my parents.

 

I wouldn’t say that you majorly changed my outlook on life but I would say it has helped me understand certain things about myself, my family & my girlfriend. When there's so much time for thinking and talking, I guess you really do start to have a deeper understanding of each other and everything around you.

 

I look forward to eating out again but that wouldn’t be possible without Singapore’s circuit breaker measures and the efforts of the front line workers. Thank you all for your crazy hard work. I wish you all safety and protection.

Shane Song

07 May 2020