CHANGE & CORONA

CHINESE

QUARANTINE: TRAPPED IN MY HOUSE

BY TING ANNY CHEN

在这段时间里,我对时间失去了观念。“今天是星期几? 几号?” 这些是我在隔离
期间经常问自己的问题。 几秒钟,几分钟,几小时,几天,几周过去了......但是我
似乎不受快速变化的时间的影响。 完成我的功课,看一些电视剧,想象我的未来
......这是一个无休止的循环。 3点睡觉,12点醒来......这已经成为一种牢不可破的习
惯。 我一直沉浸在这之中; 就像一条生命被剥夺了。 我开始问自己:“这场疫情什
么时候结束?” 但是我终于有时间去做自己真正喜欢的事情,终于有时间休息一下
,终于有时间坐下来思考我未来的规划。 我开始觉得自己有不断的时间可以好好
规划我将来的人生。 拥有这段“无尽”的时间,我可以思考我的错误,向他们学习,
然后重新开始。

I’ve been losing track of time. “What day is it today? What’s the date?” These are frequent questions I ask myself throughout quarantine. Seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks pass... but i seem unaffected by the fast changing time. Completing my schoolwork, watching some dramas, visualizing my future... it’s an endless cycle. Sleeping at 3, waking up at 12... it has become an unbreakable habit. Things I took for granted were taken away from me; like a piece of my life was stripped away. I began to ask myself, “When is this going to end?” But I finally had time to do what I actually like, finally had time to take a break, and finally had time to sit down and think about what I want in my future. I began to feel like I have an endless amount of time to put my life together. Having this “endless” time, allowed me to think about my mistakes, learn from them, and enabled me to turn over a leaf and start anew.