For the first time, all of us all around the world, we are talking about one thing, we are thinking about one thing, and more than half of the world is living the same life: quarantined.
The following list of A-Z could be somewhat reliable life sketch for too many of us, whether we will admit or not.
A: At home is where you are, always
"If I am not at home, I'm on my way home so I can stay there."
Balcony is not optional, it is a necessity.
A: You have a balcony: That's not only where you read, write, look at the view, that's your gym, that's your stage, that's your safe connection to the world.
B: You do not have a balcony: Sell your home no matter how big it is, how beautiful the fireplace is, and get a balcony.
C: Cooking the salvation
Pizza, pasta, cakes, anything will do. Flour, sugar, eggs are now your new friends.
D: Doctor is your new hero
More than ever do you realize how important a doctor is and how heroic he/she can be.
E: Eight O'clock ritual
It's time of applause, time of appreciation, time of gratitude, time of free concert, time of solemn solidarity.
F: Fear of the coronavirus
Fear of getting it, fear for your family and your friends of getting it; Fearful that the man 1 meter behind you on the supermarket checkout line who just coughed... might give it to you......
G: Grocery shopping is a game and an adventure
When grocery shopping becomes one of your most legitimate motive to go out, it becomes forbidden fruit, it becomes fun, it becomes a game between you and the vigilant police who can appear anytime any place: how many trips can you make a day, what is the minimum you need to carry for each trip, how many meters away from your home...
But at the same time, it also becomes an adventure, a potential encounter with an invisible enemy which can appear anytime any place.
It takes much longer to prepare the trip than the trip itself: the mask or scarf; the gloves for riding or for golf or for surgery; the sun glasses the goggles, or hemlet; or better yet, just dress like an astronaut!
H: Health before anything else
Overnight, it becomes your No. 1 PRIORITY.
I: Insecurity, about everything
Will you lose someone you love or care, your job, your home before it all ends?
When will your life returns to normal? Or Will it return to normal at all?
Will you dare to go to the restaurant, go to gym, go to your favorite flourist even after you are allowed to do?
Will you be really safe on the train, on the airplane even after you are allowed to travel again, and in a hotel room?
Is where you are living safe enough to live after lockdown?
Will those recovered people be able to transmit the virus again?
And, what if the second waves of outbreak really comes......
J: Jokes, the more the better
K: Keep busy
Make mask or make love;
Walk your dog or do a downward dog;
Read the latest research on possible vaccine or read an erotic novel;
Move, move your legs. your brain, move any part of your body;
Make tea or make disfectant gel;
Entertain your neighbour or spy on them...
Just keep busy
Everyone knows what it is, and almost everyone is in it, one way or another.
M: Mask. what else?
You buy it, you make it, you watch how people make it, you are fascinated by it and read everything about it, From United States to UK, from France to Finland, from South Corea to South Africa......
You wear it your version your way and you look at everyone who does not cover his and/or her face/mouth/nose in someway as a potential carrier.
N: Number obssession
Numbers, numbers, numbers, they are everywhere: The headlines of newspapers, the websites, the blogs, the videos...everywhere.
Numbers of confirmed cases, numbers of active cases, numbers of death, numbers of recovered, numbers of test;
Numbers around the world, numbers in all the countries most affected, United States, Spain, Italy, France, Germarny, UK....
And more importantly, numbers in your own city:
Numbers of confirmed cases and active cases to calculate your own risk of getting infected while getting out, number of cases in intensive care in your local hospital to calculate your possibility to be taken care of in the worst scenario.
You as well as the whole world, all become obssessed with numbers, not mentioning the numbers of jobs lost, amount of money lost or injected by government....
Suddenly, the world becomes small, time becomes abundant, and it's becoming so easy to just doze off.
P: Pet is the new pass to paradise
Pet is the new pass to paradise which is called"outside", even if it's just for a few minutes, even if it's just a few meters.
A: You have a pet: you should treat it as a prince or a princess;
B: You do not yet have a pet: it should be the first item on your post-lockdown bucket list, a dog, a cat, a rabbit, a pig, anything you can take out for a walk or grocery shopping to get prepared for next lockdown.
Q: Questions, Questions. and more questions
How did it transmit exactly?
How did it travel from China to my country in such a short time?
Why does it kill more men than women?
Is it really true that nobody can give it to you by touching a box of icecream you are buying?
R: Room of your own
It does not matter if it is a tiny apartment, a hotel room, a cabin in the mountain, it has to be your own, not sharing with anyone, not even someone you love most in the world.
A: You have a room of your own, with your own balcony, count yourself blessed and lock the virus and voleurs(thieves) out of your lockdown room.
B: You do not have a room of your own: Move your future pet to No.2 on your post-lockdown bucket list, and start searching on your local listings, or put out your own annoncement: Searching for a room with balcony, with bathroom, with view, with room for mini marathon and paw dance.
S: Social distancing the new mantra
Social distance is your new mantra although 99.99% of your time you are a-social.
T: Toilet paper stockpile mystery
Is it because fear helps grow your buttom or because bathroom traveling can add some mileadge of your daily excercise regime?
Sherlock Holmes might find it worth his time.
U: United...while isolated
Showing solidarity through social distancing;
Feeling united while being isolated.
This is the new world we are living in.
V: Virus, of course
Never has one single word been in the collective consciousness of almost everyone (other than babies and monks perhaps) on the planet so unanimously.
W: Wet market
Yes, that's Where everything started, and to think that it's a Wet market in Wuhan Where Wild animals are being sold freely....... it is quite chilling.
Sadly it's happening, in some places even quite violently, particularly against Asian people. And Donald Trump is definately the cheerleader of one such Xenophobia camp. The proof: He has named coronavirus "chinese virus".
That's the by-product of oversleeping, and the proof that you need to go out to make some Vitamin D.
Zoonosis: Pertaining to a zoonosis: a disease that can be transmitted from animals to people or, more specifically, a disease that normally exists in animals but that can infect humans. There are multitudes of zoonotic diseases.(Medicinenet)
Yes, that's what a pademic can do to someone like you who has zero knowledge and interest of biology.....Welcome to the life of quarantine.
It seems coronavirus is conquering the world taking more lives everyday, but every day we are fighting against the enemy with more solidarity, seeing more hope.
Solidarity: One world, together at home
One World: Together At Home is a campaign rallying funds for the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization. The WHO's mission for COVID-19 is to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. This Fund, powered by the UN Foundation, goes directly to WHO's rapid response to COVID-19 around the world.
Hope: Spain reported 399 cases of death related to COVID-19, the lowest since 21 March
As the second most affected country in the world and the most affected in Europe, Spain has now more than 200,000 confirmed cased of covid-19 and has mourned more than 20,000 deaths.
But both the latest daily confirmed cases anddeath toll(399) presented by El Ministerio de Sanidad(The Minister of Health) in Spain are lower than the day before, in particular, the daily death is the lowest since 4 weeks offering a ray of hope.
Gratitude: Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip thanks people who help us stay safe
Prince Philip, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth's 98-year-old husband, who is staying with the queen at her Windsor Castle home during the outbreak, made a rare statement to thank those involved in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.
"As we approach World Immunisation Week, I wanted to recognise the vital and urgent work being done by so many to tackle the pandemic; by those in the medical and scientific professions, at universities and research institutions, all united in working to protect us from Covid-19.
On behalf of those of us who remain safe and at home, I also wanted to thank all key workers who ensure the infrastructure of our life continues; the staff and volunteers working in food production and distribution, those keeping postal and delivery services going, and those ensuring the rubbish continues to be collected."
After retiring from public life in May 2017 Prince Philip haa been rarely seen in public since.
Between Art and Quarantine: Museums challenge you to recreate your favorite artwork using household items
More than half of the world is living in some kind of quarantine now due to the spread of coronavirus. It is not easy for any of us to live in such a limited way, but our imagination and creativity can be our best friends at such time.
tussenkunstenquarantaine(between art and quarantine) challenge
The instagram account #tussenkunstenquarantaine(Between Art and Quarantine ) has initiated the challenge of recreating one's favorite artwork at home using household stuff.
Tussen Kunst & Quarantaine
For everyone at home who needs some relief. Some homemade art ð©ð¼âð¨
1. Pic your artwork
2. Use 3 items in your home
3. Share @tussenkunstenquarantaine
This initiative then inspired The Rijks museum in Amsterdam, Holland to do the same. The museum is open 24 hours online now.
The Rijks museum challenge
Getty Museum challange
Then Getty Museum in Los Angles, CA, United States, inspired by the above two challenges, initiated its own challenge adapted with the invitation to use digitized and downloadable artworks from Gettyâs online collection.
The Getty museum has been closed since March 14, and will remain closed until further notice.
And it seems Johannes Vermeer(1632-1675) is the most popular choice, from his Girl with a pearl earring to The Milkmaid all become inspirations of the new artists around the world. The master of light 400 years ago must be amused.
And toilet paper, after playing a dominant role in the stockpile dramas around the world, becomes creative tool for many people while recreating their own masterpieces.
O ator Filipe Duarte morreu esta sexta-feira, vítima de um enfarte do miocárdio.
Nascido a 5 de junho de 1973, em Angola, formou-se na Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema do Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa.
Filipe Duarte integrou várias produções portuguesas, entre filmes e novelas. "Variações", que chegou no ano passado aos cinemas, foi um dos últimos projetos em que participou. Entrava atualmente na novela brasileira "Amor de Mãe", que está a ser exibida na SIC.
Em 2015 foi distinguido como Melhor Ator de Cinema, na XX Gala dos Globos de Ouro, pela participação no filme "A Vida Invisível". (SICnoticias)
Filipe Duarte, uno de los protagonistas de la famosa serie El tiempo entre costuras, ha fallecido este viernes a los 46 años por un infarto de miocardio.
El portugués era conocido en España por haber trabajado en varias series de televisión en abierto, como Matadero, El tiempo entre costuras —basada en la novela de María Dueñas— o El accidente. También apareció en la película española Miel de Naranjas, protagonizada por Blanca Suárez,
Filipe Duarte nació en Angola y se crió en Lisboa (Portugal), donde se formó como actor. En Portugal era una estrella que había hecho de todo: televisión, cine y teatro. Además, era actor de doblaje en películas de animación.
El medio portugués SIC ha dado a conocer la noticia. El actor, al que cariñosamente llamaban Pipo, deja una hija de 8 años.
Portugese actor Felipe Duarte dies of heart attack at 46
The Portugese actor Filipe Duarte who played the role of seductive Portugese business man in the popular Spanish TV series El tiempo entre costuras dies of sudden heart attack at his home in Cascais, near Lisbon on Friday 17 April 2020.
Born in Angola on June 5, 1973, Duarte moved to Lisbon to continue his training as an actor.
Duarte's acting career began in 1997, when he appeared in a short movie. Two years later he made his TV debut with Jardim da Celeste. This was followed with a movie debut in 2001.
He is best known for his various television and movies roles, including Guardian Angel, A Outra Margem, Cinzento e Negro, and The Invisible Life(La vida invisible). The latter of these four notably earned Duarte the Best Actor award in Portuguese Golden Globe in 2015.
The Portuguese actor is also the voice behind the video game Days Gone's protagonist Deacon St. John, and at the time of his death, the actor's most recent work, a film dubbed Nothing Ever Happened is in post-production.
The President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, expressed his condolences to the family this Saturday and wrote on the Presidency website that "it is sad to lose him, so young, in the middle of a career and a life."
Rebelo de Sousa also highlighted his extensive career in the world of theater, film and television, where he was a regular in Portugal.
Filipe Duarte is survived by his partner Spanish actress Nuria Menca and their daughter of 8 years old.
May this wonderful man and actor rest in peace.