On Malaysian lock down Day Two the first thing you notice when you go outside is how clean the air is. Then that there are few businesses open. And then how few cars are on the road – similar to an early Sunday morning. I went for a walk at first – and there were few people out walking, too. My blog on Day 1.
We’re safely back from a trip in Asia. Here is our experience.
I was bitten by a dog in Penang. As I mentioned yesterday.
The dog was taken away yesterday morning, as I covered in the same article. Then yesterday evening I saw the same dog happily strolling down our street. Huh? I couldn’t believe it. He was free. My neighbours were stunned and couldn’t understand either.
Catching rabies is possible in Penang. Unlikely, but possible. It used to be a rabies free state, but over the last few years, not. One of the local street dogs is over friendly. He’s fully grown, but still a puppy. Yesterday morning he was over-excited, and I was bitten and scratched by him. And this drew blood. Asking around after this I found the dog’s owner took no responsibility for him, and the dog hadn’t had any anti-rabies vaccinations.
Horrible haze in Penang even from early this morning. Worse than yesterday. It was so bad I just had to stay inside all day. Although I have things to do and places to go I am postponing them. Because haze does your body no good.
I continue with my digital detox. For want of a better word. By digital detox I mean:
- Minimise exposure to EMF –
- Turn on Wifi only when I really need to and turn it off as soon as possible
- Use 4G on my phone as little as possible – otherwise have it on airplane mode or at worst, just to receive calls and texts
- Work towards dumping my smartphone in the future
- Try to stay away from WiFi – very difficult as it is everywhere (we once thought that was good)
- Use my computer – which uses a wired connection – in preference to any wireless connection devices
- Replace Bluetooth keyboard with a wired one – my mouse was already a wired one
- Buy blue light blocking glasses to wear when using the PC and other devices
- Turn off electricity as much as possible at night in the bedroom
- Gradually move from using the services of large corporations to smaller ones that do not collect my data – often meaning paying for the services.
- Keep location service off on my phone except when I am using it – last month I turned it on only for Grab – so my monthly report from Google as to my movements was almost blank. Progress!
- Use social media rarely – I achieved that over a year ago, anyway
- Try to spend more time in nature without my smartphone.
- Find out what the governments here are planning to do with regards to 5G
- Avoid airport full body scanners – so far so good
- Learn more about 5G and how to shield myself from the damage of EMF