Transcript of Queen Elizabeth II’s Coronavirus message to UK

Address to UK and the Commonwealth by Queen Elizabeth II (on 5 April 2020) As I was listening to her Majesty address the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth today (which happens to be Palm Sunday), what rang most true to me was her encouragement to remain strong and meek. By the way, at 94 years …

Have faith and believe in each other – virus is only temporary

This Coronvirus pandemic is taking a toll in the U.S. It's getting worst everyday. Today, New York reported its highest daily rise in deaths. The Trump administration has now recommended Americans to wear facemasks in public to reduce the community spread of the virus. I had blogged earlier that this would eventually happen and it …

Wearing facemasks in public

In Canada, Global News has just come out with a story for wearing facemasks in public. We will eventually be changing our attitudes and practice of wearing facemasks in the near future. Studies are showing from Asia that this is a factor why Asian nations have a lower infection rate than Europe and North America. …

Korea’s top expert on Coronavirus/Covid-19

This video is a must watch. Stephen Park, YouTube Vlogger at Asian Boss, did an invaluable interview recently with Dr. Woo-Ju Kim, Professor of Infectious Diseases at Korea University, College of Medicine (one of South Korea’s top experts on the Coronavirus). It's already gone viral. He's gone through SARS in 2002, and MERS in 2015. …

Coronavirus ignition to a spiritual awakening

What I'm about to say in this blogpost will sound very spiritual so you've got to hold on. I’ve been blogging lots on our current situation with this Coronavirus pandemic. It has affected every single person. As long as you haven’t been living under a rock, I'm sure it's affected you in some way too. …

Wearing face masks in Asia

A health official checks temperature of incoming passengers at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand on 9 March 2020 (AFP) When Asia was in the thick of Covid-19, to not wear a mask in public was seen as inconsiderate. It's like how we might see others who fail to sneeze into their own sleeve if we're not …

Hope exists – even in our suffering

We might be asking ourselves, when is this Covid-19 pandemic going to end? We might be bored out of wit’s end and stuck in our home in isolation but around the world there are other negative events happening this week. A Kenyan farmer tried to dispel desert locusts in a village east of Nairobi last …

Marriage after Corona/Covid-19

Hi, I'm Kevin. I want to share a part of my life’s story in the blogosphere. It'll be a longer read than usual.  I grew up seeing my parents suffer together.  When I was a young kid in Vancouver, my father raised the family (my Mom, brother and me) by working two or three part-time …

When This is Over

Self-isolation has effected many people, if not everyone. I saw this online so I'm sharing this to encourage others out there. You might be feeling the same. "When this is over, may we never again take for granted: A handshake with a stranger, full shelves at the store, conversations with neighbors, a crowded theatre...  Friday …

I wanna wash my hands

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What is the Corona/Covid-19 virus really teaching us?

Someone has written a series of very reflective thoughts. Some have mistakenly attributed it to Bill Gates says the Independent newspaper (UK). Any way, it's still quite good and I'm sharing it here. I’m a strong believer that there is a spiritual purpose behind everything that happens, whether that is what we perceive as being …

A prayer for those who have died

In the news, I heard a story about a spouse who could not leave the house to plan for her husband’s funeral.  There was also a doctor who worked in the same hospital where his father had died. The sad thing was she could not be with him due to mandatory quarantine so he died while …

Staying the course and staying at home

It felt eerie while driving through the city today. Everything in downtown was closed.  My favorite Starbucks was closed. Chairs and tables were stacked. My favorite Vietnamese restaurant was closed. The only stores open were grocery stores, gas stations, pharmacies, fast food joints for takeout or delivery, and hardware stores.  That’s the basic extent of …

Facing our fears and considering others

Vancouver man loading up at Costco profits 100k reselling Lysol sanitizer on Amazon. We worry about running short of food, toilet paper and basic human necessities.  It’s driven by fear and anxiety.  We worry, so we panic.  We panic, so we buy at insane prices. Hustlers know this. Therefore, there’s no need for panic-buying.  Just …

Pandemic reveals crisis in health care

Medical workers treat patients in the isolated intensive care unit at a hospital in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Chinatopix via AP) The COVID-19 pandemic has shown me something about the health care system.  It is not ready to handle a crisis. No one was ready to prepare for what …