Starting the year with a “positive” note

Hello everyone, happy new year! I hope everybody’s healthy and safe. We are now living on these trying times as we are now facing yet another surge in covid cases, and unfortunately, I also caught the virus. (I just got the results a few days ago) This is despite taking extra measures while outside the house and being fully vaccinated with Astra Zeneca. I was supposed to have my booster shot in 2 weeks time… ohwell.

I actually do not know how to start this post because of my condition. I’ve experienced a high fever last December 29th until January 2, with a recurring dry cough that really hurts my back now, also tiredness, shortness of breath, and sniffles. But I am ok now. At least for now.

Let me rephrase that. I am trying my best to be ok at this state. There’s absolutely no room for me to sulk around while in self-isolation. A good friend of mine told me that I simply need to rest, recharge, and recuperate. And to never stress myself for everything. And that’s what I will be doing in the next few days. I only worry for my family who happens to be my direct contact, and for my closest friend who I’m with the last time that I went out (before this happened). (update: they are all negative)

It sucks to celebrate the holidays feeling sick to the core. The only wish for me for this coming year is for us to recover fast, for this covid virus to just disappear from the face of the earth. The sudden rise of COVID cases due to Omicron is alarming, and best to take extra care of our health in all ways possible. And if you got the chance, get your booster shot to lessen your chances to have the covid vaccine.

This was supposed to be my usual year-end post but covid came unexpectedly. This is the universe telling me to rethink my plans for this year. This is I think is the best time to plan better for this year, and to make use of my time to do other things while in isolation.

I just hope 2022 is not “2020 too”, and Hoping for the best things to come (new govt leader? Hopefully!) and most importantly, for this pandemic to really end.

Ingat lagi!

Cristal is a freelance web developer and content creator. She currently enjoys her freedom while learning new things outside the comforts of the office confines. She enjoys writing her geek exploits, tech innovations and many more. Reach out to her via email at for events and many more!

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