Since March last year, we Malaysians have locked ourselves indoors for a year now, quarantined and have not been able to go back to the way we used to be, roaming free outdoors as late as we want. We are surely getting used to staying home and working from home by now. With outdoor activities being restricted, we can only find home activities to get rid of our boredom. But lucky for us, with the help of the Internet, there are tons of activities you can do at home.
Here are five of them:
1. Recreate viral food trends
Are you tired of watching basic learn-how-to food channels? Well, why not try out the viral dalgona coffee that has been blowing up in social media. It only requires a simple recipe of coffee powder, sugar, milk and water. Simple, right? Other food trends are burnt cheesecake, rice cooker cake, sourdough bread and banana bread. Go ahead and give it a try, you might find out that you have a passion in food-making.
2. Stream TV shows and movies on Disney+ Hotstar
Netflix is getting boring? Worry not, the Disney+ Hotstar has arrived in town bringing you over 800 films and 18,000 episodes of TV show. If you’ve been wanting to watch the highly anticipated shows like WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and more, now is your chance! In terms of subscription fees, it is not too pricey. There are two different packages being offered right now: RM 54.90 for three months or add another RM 5 for Astro subscribers for the streaming service.
3. Learn a new language
Learning a new language is beneficial for us whether it is to increase our skills, or to communicate with friends abroad or just simply challenge yourself to not watch with subtitles the next time you’re watching your favourite anime or K-drama. It is never too late to learn one. Thanks to the modern era that we are living in, we can basically find everything on the Internet. With wide and broad choices of language websites and apps to choose from, you just need to choose the right one for you and you’re good to go!
4. Hosting game night
If you’ve been missing your friends lately, here’s what you can do: hosting game night virtually at the comfort of your own home. There are a lot of video-conferencing apps to connect with your friends like Discord, Zoom, FaceTime and more. Don’t let quarantine take away the fun times to be with your friends!
5. Host a movie marathon
If you miss going to the cinema, you can set your home up to look like a mini cinema. It’s just like going to the cinema but at the comfort of your own home. The best thing about watching movies at home is you get to decide what movie you are watching, also you get to play dress-up with friends or family. So put on your costumes and popcorn, and enjoy the movie!
These are just some of the things you can do at home during the lockdown. We hope this list helps you from boredom while self-quarantine at home. Remember to stay safe and always wash your hands and sanitize them often.