It starts in March when everything has to stop the cause of the pandemic that we call COVID-19. COVID-19 has become a global pandemic, infecting anyone who comes to contact with it. COVID-19 has made a significant impact on the world, including my family and myself. My sister can’t go to work, and my mom can’t go to the hospital. Our income stream is significantly reduced compared to what we need to live. The most challenging part of this experience is missing a personal connection with our friend, and the pandemic takes too much from us. Cause of COVID-19 I can’t visit my Grandparent and my family who are living in Vietnam. I couldn’t say “Congratulations Graduation” to my friend. I can not participate in my brother’s wedding. Even when I go to a local store, I have to wear a mask, I can only see the eyes, and it bothers me. I can’t freely chat with anyone for fear I may contract the virus to someone else. The best thing to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to stay home. I understand how difficult this must be, but it’s important to remember that none of us are alone. Otherwise, this is an opportunity to get closer to my family. We have time to talk more about our life, how we feel about the pandemic. We also talk about our plans in the future. I have time to get closer to my family and friend in Vietnam. I hope this quarantine will end soon. Hope things can get better.
Submitted by Ngoc Nguyen, San Diego County – San Diego.