Day 44, venturing out

Today I had to go to the office, there was stuff to print and have signed, and there was a program to use that only works in the office!! At the office I would say I was the only none Chinese person in, apart from the receptionist. Everyone was wearing a mask, which made some…

day 9 迪诶儿

I thought I should use some of today to try and improve myself at this time. 5 years in a Chinese company and I am ashamed to say I still cannot pronounce a lot of my colleagues names. So I decided to try and learn some mandarin during this time of staying indoors. I have…

Day 3, 19th March

My coworker got into the office earlier than me today and took her favorite position. I also managed to get quite a bit done today before heading out to Bern. It was the first time I had been to the City this week. I am looking after the house of some friends who went to…

18th March 2020, day 2

Another beautiful day here, but there are rumors that the lockdown light might become more serious, with an ausgangssperre, which means like some other countries, no going out without a good reason. This is because the young people are enjoying themselves too much, and gathering together to enjoy the sunshine and a beer, in these…

Being selfish

The sermon today at Church was about being selfish in this time of corona-virus. We see it in the scramble to get in groceries and toilet rolls, leaving old folks or those with limited budgets confused and short of necessities. It always used to bug me when I saw news items about some disaster or…

Life after coronavirus

I work for a Chinese company. I see my Chinese colleagues deeply affected by worries about the virus. They take the stairs over the lift, eat at different times, take the food out of the canteen to avoid sitting with each other, and practically gargle in disinfectant. My boss and colleagues all urge me to…