Category: COVID-19

July 29, 2020

The Second Wave

I pulled on my shorts and sneakers, and patted sunscreen across the bridge of my nose, for my daily coffee run. At the door I grabbed my key. I was in the lift and halfway to the ground floor when I realised I had forgotten it: my government-issued, reusable 3-ply mask. Today and for the […]


This is what it means to be Singaporean

“Stock up on hand sanitizers. And face masks,” my friend Dipika advises. I zip up our suitcases on 3 February, stuffed to the brim with protective gear ordered off Amazon, feeling like an acutely neurotic germophobe. Not realizing that in a few weeks I will discover the first mask I was compelled to travel with, […]