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Cleaners, Our Unsung Heroes On The COVID-19 Frontline

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ARAU, June 4  — Apart from frontliners who have been tirelessly fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, the sacrifice of cleaning workers, the unsung heroes, should also be appreciated by the public.

Admittedly, not everyone is willing to take this job and do it daily, enduring foul smells and facing various risks of contracting infectious diseases, including the deadly coronavirus.

A cleaning worker attached to the northern region concessionaire, E-Idaman Sdn Bhd (EISB), Mohammad Fazli Mohammad Noh, 26, said that he never asked to be regarded as a hero, but simply doing his job diligently to ensure that people can live in a clean and comfortable environment.

“There is no doubt that we (cleaners) also face a high risk of being infected, but I will always comply with the standard operating procedures (SOPs) while at work, including maintaining personal hygiene.

“Before returning home, I will take a shower and clean myself first. I do not want to bring any diseases to my family,” he told Bernama today.

The father of two said that he began his shift at 7 am and never felt embarrassed to clean up rubbish, as it provides him with a halal income to feed his family.

Sharing a similar sentiment, another worker, 31-year-old Muhamaad Raimi Rosidi said that the cleaners face the same risk of getting infected with COVID-19 as other frontliners.

“If compared in terms of workload and risk, of course, the challenges and sacrifices of frontliners are greater compared with us (cleaners),” he said.

Muhamaad Raimi, who has been working as a cleaner for six years, said that he would always comply with the SOPs by wearing gloves and face mask, and using hand sanitiser, as precautionary measures to face invisible enemies.

 Meanwhile, EISB Corporate Communication head, Erni Nerina Awang Salleh, said that the concessionaire took maximum safety measures, following the SOPs set by the government, due to the spike in the number of reported COVID-19 cases.

“Among the safety measures taken are, workers are not allowed to touch the dustbins while collecting rubbish from house to house, and we have taught them proper personal hygiene after completing their work and before returning to their homes,” she said.

She hoped that the public would appreciate the sacrifice of the cleaners, regardless of whether they are unsung heroes or not, by giving cooperation in maintaining cleanliness and not discarding used face masks irresponsibly.

Sources: BERNAMA

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Shop Review: Make Easier For Children! Get This Set of Sharpeners From Shopee!

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Shopee is the new one-stop-shop where we can get all sorts of things we need. Even the ones we have never heard of! We have seen people buying groceries, housewares, and even plants from Shopee!

The stationeries are usually bought from Shopee too as they provide the stuff from overseas that seems to be very helpful to us. Today, we are sharing a local Shopee seller that sells an amazing set of sharpeners!

Pictures: BS Home Grocery Store on Shopee

BS HOME GROCERY STORE  with a rating of 4.9 out of 5 has 806 products on Shopee, as of today. In this shop, it offers a lot more than stationery. They have a wireless doorbell, sushi maker, and even cartoon glass. Shared by an account on TikTok, it shows a set of sharpeners that definitely would make our life easier.

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In the video, it shows a set of sharpener with a small vacuum cleaner, electric eraser, erasers for refill and batteries. The sharpener works to sharpen pencils and the electric eraser makes erasing any errors easier while the small vacuum cleaner will clean the dust from the erasers. Three of these items come in handy and you can get them from BS Home Grocery Store!

Sources: Shopee BS Home Grocery Store, TikTok @good_things_520 

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Shop Review: Easy To Use! These 5 Shopee Stores Sell Portable Washing Machines!

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Recently, portable washing machines have increased in popularity especially during this COVID-19 pandemic. This is because portable washing machines are the most eco-friendly choice since they are powered by human labor rather than outside energy sources. They are usually the most budget-friendly option and the best fit for off-grid lifestyles or places where power outlets are not consistently available.

A portable washing machine is a great alternative for small space dwellers and for those who do not have access to permanent hot and cold water hook-ups. These mini machines are usually big enough to handle small t0 medium loads, say, a few bath towels, bedding, underwear or workout wear, even several pair of jeans. For an easy survey of portable washing machines, these are 5 Shopee stores that sell them.

1) Portable Washer XBP20-32

Shopee Link: Portable Washer XBP20-32

Price: RM139.00

Picture: Shopee

2) Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine

Shopee Link: Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine

Price: RM88.00

Picture: Shopee

3) Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC

Shopee Link: Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC

Price: RM179.00

Picture: Shopee

4) Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine

Shopee Link: Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine

Price: RM340.00

Picture: Shopee

5) Ultrasonic Turbine Washer

Shopee Link: Ultrasonic Turbine Washer

Price: RM72.08 – RM74.88

Picture: Shopee

Sources: Portable Washer XBP20-32, Semi-Automatic Portable 4.5kg Mini Dehydration Washing Machine, Mini Portable Washing Machine GT-16AC, Xiaomi Moyu 2nd Gen Portable Mini Washing Machine, Ultrasonic Turbine Washer.

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(Video) ‘Nagoro Doll Village’, A Mysterious Village Full With Dolls!

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Nagoro or now known as Nagoro Doll Village is a village in the Iya Valley on the island of Shikoku in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. It is known for the large number of realistic dolls positioned throughout the village, which have made it a tourist attraction. The village is located on Route 439 in the Iya Valley, a remote mountainous area. It formerly had about 300 inhabitants, but the decline in Japan’s population has caused that to fall to 35 by January 2015, 30 as of August 2016, and also 27 by September 2019.

At first glance, most visitors to Nagoro Doll Village will see a sweet rural community of elderly residents spending their time blissfully tending to their gardens and fishing. When they decided to take a closer look, however, and they might be in for a scare. The villagers are actually dolls.

Nagoro is a slowly shrinking village located in the valleys of Shikoku, Japan. Populated by creepy dolls, it might make you question the reality. Its inhabitants left the village in a search of employment or died. More than 200 dolls inhabit the town. They’ve become loved by their human neighbors and are often celebrated by the community for bringing back fruitful memories of the past.

Eleven years ago, Tsukimi Ayano returned home to Nagoro. Faced with loneliness, she has populated the village with dolls, each representing a former resident. The dolls are all created single-handedly by Ayano Tsukimi. The local school is now filled with a few dozen dolls patiently waiting for class to begin. Made of straw, the bizarre dolls are dressed in old clothes.

Once working in the garden, Tsukimi made the first doll in the likeness of her father, and then she came up with the idea to replace the other family members with similar dolls. 10 years later, her work continues. Every doll is located in a place where she would resemble that person. So strolling along with the village you will find quite unique monuments either working in the field, fishing in the river, or simply sitting along the road and staring at you.

Sources: YouTube Tokyo Lens.

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