Weekend Reads #119

Saturday, June 13, 2020

...And now, back to the regular program!

Everything around me does seem regular, apart from a person here and there wearing a mask. So, is this it? Are we back to normal? Entered the new normal? I have no idea. But I do have some cool reads for you, and hope you enjoy the weekend, whatever your plans may be. Have a good one!

Things I Miss About New Zealand

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

When something is part of your everyday life, you almost always take it for granted. It takes much awareness and practice not to. Oh, and especially so if you don’t particularly like your everyday life and are more focused on the future. Or the past! Not that I recommend thinking solely about the future to come, but lingering to the past is a bit problematic, I would say.  

I should know: I spent a year in the country that many feel is the most beautiful in the world, and I was pretty much focused on living elsewhere when the time is up. I missed Europe and couldn’t wait to leave, which I now feel bad about. Back then, I would never have believed it, but there are indeed things I now miss about New Zealand.

Not-So-Quarantine Reads #3

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Sooo it seems that the quarantine is over? I don't really know. I'm pretty sure neither do you, wherever you are. Serbia, my country, ended the lockdown a while ago—but I don't know what to think of it. Cafes and restaurants are back. Theaters and cinemas are not. I think they recently passed the bill allowing congregations of up to 1,000 people. A bit too many, perhaps?? At first it felt strange to go for a coffee. Now it doesn't anymore. I went back to my family's place for three weeks, because I'm still working from home. I was surprised to see that, unlike in the capital, NO ONE was wearing masks there. It was as if the coronavirus never existed. Around the same time, people stopped wearing them everywhere. Now a majority of people everywhere just don't wear any protection. What a weird feeling—you know the virus is still circulating in the society, but I feel like life has gone straight back to normal, apart from working at home part. That part, I must admit, I really like :)

So, because I wasn't so diligent with the Quarantine Reads when the quarantine was taking place, I think this is my last one pandemic-related edition. I'll continue with the normal Weekend Reads for a while, but I discovered that I had developed a strange relationship with them as well. I'll write about it at some point. In the meantime, check out my non-reads post that emerged last week if you'd like, and enjoy the reads. And the remaining of the weekend. Though is it really weekend? Who knows. 
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