first.Noon. We sat next to each other in an empty rice-pot restaurant. The sun slanted through the transparent glass door, not a single speck of dust could be seen. Entering, I chose a seat on the sunny side. The temperature outside at this time can be up to 32-33 degrees Celsius. Our friend, a doctor of medicine, is working at a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.
But, almost after that, no one told anyone, we still raised our glasses and happily laughed and joked. The quiet space of the rice pot restaurant seems to be full of excitement. Three people serving a large restaurant hall almost merged with the optimism of the three guests, feeling nothing but joy. It’s probably like a “lipstick” compared to what people say by word of mouth, covering a “dark color” in the stories out there.
I am not too confident to say that the fun conversation that day gave us a sense of experience that: in addition to equipping ourselves with infection prevention knowledge for ourselves and the people around us, and actively helping the community with practical things, being optimistic and having fun is also a very important medicine to overcome pessimistic pessimism, sometimes in this and that situation.
2. Looking at the media, reading and knowing the information, listening to the TV station descriptions, instructions on how to prevent disease hour by minute, we must of course follow, to prevent infection. But with such a thick information frequency, it is easy to feel like you are lost in… “maze”.
3. Last Monday, I received a message about a family frustrated by the way some pharmacies have raised the price of masks and the shortage of masks for the community. They, I think are very conscious citizens who have researched how to do it online and ran to the supermarket to buy tissues, staplers and elastic fibers to make their own masks to distribute to everyone. During 3 days, that family and some neighbors made 3,000 masks to give to the community. Although I do not agree with that method because after contacting a reporter to consult a reputable doctor, he said that it is not advisable to give out homemade masks because it may not be hygienic at all stages, but in my heart, I deeply respect the gesture of that family. They have been innocent with the thought of helping the community and not only themselves, the whole society is practicing very kind, very responsible civic deeds: helping others.
So I’m still hoping…