Japanese government lifted the State of Emergency on 26 May 2020.
Businesses started to reopen.
I had my spa; however, there are new routines to be added such as taking body temperature at the entrance, beauticians wearing mask and plastic face shield and during my hair treatment, I continue wearing my mask.
Italian dinner at IL FIGO INGORDO Roppongi.
The restaurant has taken away tables to half to provide enough distance between tables.
Furthermore, they operate by less staffs (2 floor staffs) and chefs (3 chefs).
Now Tokyo Metropolitan Government allows restaurants to operate till later hours (closing 10 pm from 9 pm).
I haven’t had wine for more than a month..?
It tasted so smooth and so goood!
It surely enhanced food.
I also had dessert wine and desserts: vanilla and blueberry ice cream.
Today we need to adopt new normal to enjoy our daily life.
Businesses are taking measures against COVID and I respect them to provide us safety and their considerations and efforts.
The government lifted the State of Emergency to 39 prefectures (states) on 14 May, 3 prefectures in Kansai/Osaka region on 21 May and plans to lift for the rest of 5 prefectures such as Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama and Hokkaido.
Japanese government originally planned to conduct the State of Emergency till 31 May 2020; therefore, my office plans to practice work from home till 31 May 2020.
Though the government lifts the State of Emergency or Stay Home Request, it doesn’t mean our safety is guaranteed.
We still need to be extra careful.
I’m comfortable with the working environment during Stay Home Request.
This is how I work at home.
In addition, I could save commuting time to start new such as self beauty care and quality time with Choco.
On 4 May 2020, Japanese government announced the extension of the State of Emergency till end of May 2020.
Government requested businesses to continue considering closing its business (especially retailers and services) and working from home if possible.
I’m glad to know that my boss decoded to cooperate to government’s request and to continue working from home.
However, we are still require to return to office once a week to check on office and settle office administrative matters.
And today, we are required to go to the office.
Though Japanese government announced the extension of the State of Emergency and many of us will continue to work From home; I expected a large number of office staffs to go to office today because the long Japanese National Holidays, Golden Week, just ended yesterday.
As I mentioned earlier, I don’t mind to work at the office but I do mind to take a crowded subway.
The weather is getting better (20C – 28C) so I decided to walk to the office today.
It takes 1 hour walk or 4 km or 4 subway stations to the office.
On the way back, I stopped by few stores to look for and buy a battery for thermometer, bulbs and grocery.
Furthermore, today, Choco patiently waited for me so I took him for a walk.
Today I walked a total of 10 km or 18,153 steps.
Now I’m exhausted and ready to hit the bed.
This week, we need to go back to office again tomorrow; and YES, I plan to walk to the office.
I hope the waking would contribute to accelerate my weight loss. hahaha