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  1. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    I have noticed;
    I'm kinder to everyone,
    I'm more aware of what I say to my children,
    I'm drinking more (wine not water),
    I'm more emotional,
    I'm more grateful.

    Anyone else?
  2. Standard memberFMF
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    27 Mar '20 10:58
    @wolfgang59 said
    I have noticed;
    I'm kinder to everyone,
    I'm more aware of what I say to my children,
    I'm drinking more (wine not water),
    I'm more emotional,
    I'm more grateful.

    Anyone else?
    No changes of the kind you describe.

    However, there has been more mourning than usual.
  3. Standard memberbadradger
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    27 Mar '20 11:09
    @wolfgang59 said
    I have noticed;
    I'm kinder to everyone,
    I'm more aware of what I say to my children,
    I'm drinking more (wine not water),
    I'm more emotional,
    I'm more grateful.

    Anyone else?
    I miss seeing my family and friends
    I miss the little things
    like no potatoes
    lack of fresh fruit
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Mar '20 11:15
    @fmf said
    However, there has been more mourning than usual.
    That is sad.
    I think I have succumbed to the NZ concept of whanau which means family
    but in a wider sense. Voluntary organisations, charities and non-profit organisations
    are prevalent here. We are one. After 9 years I'm feeling more All Black than English!

    Kaua e rangiruatia te hāpai o te hoe; e kore tō tātou waka e ū ki uta

    ‘Do not lift the paddle out of unison or our canoe will never reach the shore.’
  5. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    27 Mar '20 11:17
    @badradger said
    I miss seeing my family and friends
    Yes.
    Thank god for the internet.
    (Actually thank Vint Cerf)
  6. Standard memberFMF
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    27 Mar '20 11:261 edit
    @wolfgang59 said
    That is sad.
    I think I have succumbed to the NZ concept of whanau which means family
    but in a wider sense. Voluntary organisations, charities and non-profit organisations
    are prevalent here. We are one. After 9 years I'm feeling more All Black than English!
    Mourning is, by definition, sad. So no surprises there.

    As for your new or different feelings of nationalism or patriotism, or whatever you are trying to describe with your reference to a national sports team or feelings of being less of an ex-pat, I don't feel anything like that.

    There is community spirit but nothing to do with nationality or citizenship or geographical location, aside from city and neighbourhood.

    Family is always front and centre here in this culture, so I don't think there is any need for any additional "whanau".

    There is already a deeply ingrained [Javanese] concept of "gotong royong" which means all pitching in, all pulling together.
  7. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    27 Mar '20 11:48
    Less time to myself as cooking twice daily for family with son home from college and ex here for lunch each day.

    I’m still looking for that bag of basmati.
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @fmf said
    Mourning is, by definition, sad. So no surprises there.
    I was saying that more mourning was sad, obviously.
    Astou say we all have to pull together, just wondering
    what the incidental spin-offs were.
  9. PFJ Judea AD33
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    27 Mar '20 11:55
    Concerned for a vulnerable family member and for several vulnerable neighbours, personally highly inconvenienced and temporarily out of work.
  10. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @drewnogal said
    I’m still looking for that bag of basmati.
    It's at the back of the cupboard behind the dried red beans.
  11. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    @divegeester said
    Concerned for a vulnerable family member and for several vulnerable neighbours, personally highly inconvenienced and temporarily out of work.
    It’s a dilemma being there for others at this time. I run the risk of passing the virus onto my ex as I have to shop yet I must have him here to eat as he was slowly slipping into hypoglycaemia this week. Had noticed he was sleeping all of the time and had no energy to chat on the phone. He’s also prone to bouts of paranoid psychosis.
  12. PFJ Judea AD33
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    @drewnogal said
    It’s a dilemma being there for others at this time. I run the risk of passing the virus onto my ex as I have to shop yet I must have him here to eat as he was slowly slipping into hypoglycaemia this week. Had noticed he was sleeping all of the time and had no energy to chat on the phone. He’s also prone to bouts of paranoid psychosis.
    I presume you and he now have his blood sugar back up to normal?

    We are shopping for some of our neighbours so we are having to queue and there is more risk. Not sure how practical this will be in the longer term, will see.
  13. SubscriberVery Rusty
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    @wolfgang59 said
    Yes.
    Thank god for the internet.
    (Actually thank Vint Cerf)
    30 years ago, or do I even have to go back that far?


    -VR
  14. Arch Stantons Grave
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    27 Mar '20 13:14
    Sick as a parrot that the pubs are shut.
  15. Standard memberFMF
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    @the-gravedigger said
    Sick as a parrot that the pubs are shut.
    If your parrot is as sick as you, try some aquarium cleaner on him. See if that works. I've heard good things about it.
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