This 7 days,
I bought an electronic mail from manner model, Theory, telling me how to “dress from the
waist up”, and showcasing a sequence of really awesome jackets. Of study course, the
types ended up dressed fantastically waist down far too, which is more than I can say
for most of us now residing lifetime from the waist up.

I have to confess to a specified feeling of freedom in not acquiring to fear about matching tops and bottoms these times. Lengthy as you seem very good from the waist, who cares, besides when you ignore you’re on display screen and you get up to wander all-around – and we have viewed many of all those videos.

I am no
fashionista but now, I have to imagine, will the leading I am carrying clash with my
wall color? My painting? I bought an electronic mail the other day from a person who was
looking at one particular of our WiT Virtuals and she required me to take a photograph of one particular of my
paintings simply because she could only see a element of it on display screen.

That makes
me ponder when dollars runs out from purchasing all all those costly shipping and delivery foods,
could I turn my wall into an art gallery and promote my paintings?

I now would like
I have white partitions simply because white goes with everything, and anyone I see on
Zoom these times looks to have white partitions or perfectly-stocked bookcases powering

I suppose I could be like Kevin May, my comrade at Phocuswire, who generally wears black – it goes perfectly with his kids’ playroom-turned-dwelling office, which is painted yellow and coral.

But even guys are wondering more about manner these times. I am most likely telling tales out of school but Jay Boehmer, my other comrade in arms at The Defeat, BTN Team, explained to me he dressed up for our WiT Virtual by placing on a shirt with a collar. And Arnie Weissmann, the editorial manager at Journey Weekly, explained to me he deliberately picked red for me.

All smiles at WiT Virutal (clockwise): WiT’s Yeoh Siew Hoon, The Beat’s Jay Boehmer, Phocuswire Kevn May, Journey Weekly’s Arnie Weissmann

I like how Covid-19 is building us more manner-conscious – following all, if you only have half of your body to perform with, you need to make the most of it.

And then
there’s hairdressers. New York’s governor, Andrew Cuomo, who’s turn into more of a
superstar than Perry Como these times, does not imagine hairdressers are an
crucial service and a hair salon proprietor in Texas is facing jail time for
opening for the duration of lockdown.

Singapore, we disagree. A person of the crucial solutions which is reopening May 12,
with the easing of Circuit Breaker restrictions, are barbers – haircuts only,
no lingering above colouring or perms permitted.

Haircuts are viewed by girls as the quickest way to get a elevate in spirit – and oh gentleman, do we all require that correct now.

Gentlemen require it far too. Yet again back to The Beat’s Boehmer – when requested what is the startup he would devote in for the duration of our WiT Virtual session, he imagined an AI-driven headgear that could minimize hair.

The major
disappointment in Singapore is that shops promoting bubble tea will not be
permitted to reopen until June 1. This is a huge deal simply because they ended up the most popular-promoting
merchandise up to Circuit Breaker lockdown. Google “where to get bubble tea for the duration of
Circuit Breaker” and you get lists upon lists.

Like hair
cuts, bubble tea lifts spirits as perfectly.

In spot of
bubble tea, we in vacation can gratify ourselves with the expectation of “bubble
travel” coming to our rescue. This is how gurus see vacation restarting –
concerning “Covid safe bubbles” one particular by one particular, as just about every country emerges from

governments have the final say on which bubble they will open up to and they
will be the very first to shut borders, need to reinfection occurs.

In no way have
so many been limited by so couple of. You have to ponder when that bubble will

Till then, we will have to proceed residing lifetime from the waist up, have more bubble baths and desire of all the flavours of vacation that await us. 

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