Thursday, May 07, 2020

What Have I Been Up To during MCO (18 Mar to 12 May 2020)

Today is the 51 day we have been on Movement Control Order (MCO).
The whole world is in some kind of controlled movement or lockdown due to this nasty Covid-19 virus. I hope you, your family, and friends are doing well and you are keeping yourself healthy and safe.

Starting this week, this controlled movement is now known as Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) or MCO5. Basically, some economic sectors/businesses and activities are allowed to take place with conditions. Four persons are now allowed to be in a car provided you are from the same household. There are many many more conditions but I am not going into that.
TBH, I would prefer MCO4 to continue until the 12th of May.

I have been wanting to update here, thinking that during this time I'd be able to post more often.
But behold, Working From Home (WFH) is really WFH.
....just realized that WFH is like working 24/7.

What have you been up to during this time?
Cooking?......baking? wire jewelry?.......start a new hobby or hobbies?.......DIY DIY DIY? movies/dramas?........surfing the www?........exercising?........reading?........spring cleaning......go over your todo list?....oh there are many things to do if you are not WFH.

As for me, WFH takes up most of my time although I tried to stick to fixed working hours.
Ahh...that doesn't mean I didn't do other things though.
The food photos that people have been sharing online and all over the social media during this time are just too tempting.

So, one thing I discovered during this MCO is that I can BAKE cake.
I don't remember the last time I tried my hand on cake baking...
Must have been like 30 over years ago.
That was a failed orange cake. Or was it a butter cake?
Well, we don't have youtube, smartphones and google at that time.
So, I gave up cake baking after that one failed project.
On top of that, I am not a baking or cooking person.

Thanks to Emily of Emily Secret Passions, I tried out the Basque Burnt Cheesecake.
The reason I gave it a go is mainly because it only involves 5 ingredients and a hand mixer....haha I don't have electrical mixer since I have resigned to the fact that I can't bake. So, I don't have many baking tools and utensils at home....don't laugh...

So here is the first ever burnt cheesecake.
MCO Basque Burnt Cheesecake ready to be eaten
 This is a very tiny cheesecake - 6 inches in diameter

A piece of Basque Burnt Cheescake ready to be eaten
 Ignore those cheese on top. Must oil the knife next time.

MCO Basque Burnt Cheesecake by Wirebliss
I used air fryer for my first cheesecake....easy peasy.

For those of you who think that you don't know how to bake, give this cheesecake a try.
If I can do it, so can you.

Here is the youtube recipe that Emily shared with me:

Have a great day and stay safe, stay healthy.
What have I been up to, to be continued...

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