Hope all of you are keeping yourselves healthy, as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on humanity, and…within a span of just two days, even my life have been impacted.
Yesterday, in response to a positive Covid-19 case at Mahidol University, MUIC decided to literally shave one week of classes off the semester, in this case the twelfth week, and instead turn it into a final exams week, but restricted to only classes with one section.
At first, I thought that would still be somewhat fine. That would only mean I have one more week to say ‘good-bye’ to my good friends, you know my February Hua Hin trip companions, the girl who bought me inflatable toys for my birthday, and a few others.
But…just a while ago, I found out, to my horror, that this would not happen at all. You know why? Because…MUIC have decided to shave the upcoming week of classes off the semester as well! This pretty much shows that the Covid-19 situation in Thailand is deteriorating.
To be fair, this is not the first time that an external catastrophe has impacted my life. Back in 2010, the political unrest forced my school to…pretty much close for about a week or so. Then, in 2011, the floods once again forced my school to close for…I think almost two weeks. This third catastrophe is also the first catastrophe impacting my life that has nothing to do with politics or natural disasters. But rather, this third catastrophe stems from an on-going pandemic.
Originally, me and my friend (the girl whom I received my birthday presents from) were going to exchange good-bye gifts during the very last week of the semester. With the first announcement yesterday, this would, in theory, have been pushed forward to this upcoming week. But with today’s announcement, this entire plan has been literally thrown into disarray. Right now the best option is to arrange an alternative date to exchange gifts, but I do not know when that would be. This also applies to another gift I was expecting to receive from another friend.
As this semester has now been cut short by two weeks, I will probably post a wrap-up of the semester soon.
So…yeah, that’s pretty much it for now, hope all of you are keeping yourselves safe from Covid-19.