Everywhere we look people are mixing up Dalgona coffee, baking banana bread or doing pushup challenges. With a bit of extra time on our hands during Singapore’s “Circuit Breaker” period – now extended through June 1st – we’ve rounded up how the Accela team is spending their days. “The kiddies and I have been...
Everywhere we look people are mixing up Dalgona coffee, baking banana bread or doing pushup challenges. With a bit of extra time on our hands during Singapore’s “Circuit Breaker” period – now extended through June 1st – we’ve rounded up how the Accela team is spending their days.
“The kiddies and I have been trying to squeeze in some kind of exercise from home and we came across online ‘P.E. With Joe/ The body coach,’ which is free and aimed at children and adults alike. He works out from his front room, It’s great, the kids love it, we all get involved and are normally belly laughing halfway through it, It will definitely be a cherished memory from this time.” – Alexandra Plowman, Talent Client Lead
“Being at home means more face time with the family, catching up on chores and preparing meals. Time is also spent watching shows on Netflix party or on interactive games like Scribble.IO – a bit like online Pictionary, to get some fun in. I also have more time to take walks outside and do online workouts on Youtube to try to keep fit during this time!” – Christine Lim, PR Senior Account Executive
“For me, all music rehearsals and events have been cancelled till further notice. My friends have been sharing great online resources instead, such as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s free musical theatre screenings on YouTube. A lot of musicians, groups and collaborations are also going virtual. I recently took part in Voices of Singapore’s Virtual Choir to sing for strength, hope and unity among Singaporeans with the much-loved local song, Home by Dick Lee. The epic virtual choir music video comprising of more than 900 singers can be found here. In more light hearted news, I also sang in a cheerful song written by a song-writing friend, “Alone Together”, to encourage people to stay home during this circuit breaker period. ” – Curie Roe, PR Senior Account Executive
“I’ve been spending a lot time with myself rather than going out for volleyball training or hanging out with friends as I normally would. I have taken advantage of this time to resume some of my hobbies such as calligraphy and pick up some new hobbies such as reading and personal workouts. This extra me time has given me the chance to find out more about myself and I am loving it!” – Daniella Miller, Talent Associate
“I’ve always been obsessed with baking. I just love the science and precision of it! I typically have a pretty hectic schedule, and we were out most evenings before the circuit breaker. When we did have time off on the weekend, I typically just wanted to rejuvenate with a nap, book or movie. Now, since my social activities all take place in my home, I am taking this time at home to explore new recipes and revisit much-loved ones. The only problem is we have too much for our household! I share them with the guards in our condo.” – Erin Padilla, CEO & Co-Founder
“It’s a great time to get in touch with friends from abroad, even if you haven’t spoken to them in a while! Other countries are experiencing much stricter quarantine conditions than we are, so many people have the time to catch up. Singapore evenings and the UK lunch times line up perfectly for a Zoom call!” – Francesca Shippey, Corporate Secretary Lead
“While outdoor exercise is still allowed, I’ve been using this time as an excuse to get out for more walks and explore different parts of Singapore I may not be as familiar with. There are plenty of different walking paths easily accessible from my condo, so I’ve just been striking off in different directions towards any green space I can find.” – Jessica Slevin, PR Senior Account Director
“With more time at home, there is simply no excuse not to exercise. I’ve started this routine of “Push-ups before shower”, where I’ll do one rep of max push-ups before being rewarded with a cold shower (super refreshing in this sweltering heat!). I’m also kicking up a sweat with high-intensity Zumba workouts on YouTube, which has been very effective in burning calories.“ – Thong Weng Tai, PR Account Coordinator
“I’ve bought some Papier-mâché animals and decoupage paper from overjoyed.sg to have a go of doing. But just for arts and crafts ideas, overjoyed is a fab online store for different craft projects.” – Vicky Jones, Finance Account Executive