How I Went On About My Day

Shirley Lee
3 min readOct 30, 2023

I woke up at 10am and decided to make myself a quick brunch. There’s pumpkin in the fridge. Pumpkin puree in a toasted sandwich would be nice. I cut some into cubes. To make sure they don’t dry out, I wrapped the plate of pumpkin cubes in microwavable cling film before microwaving them for six minutes. I used the microwave oven instead of steaming the pumpkin so that I don’t have to use and wash the wok. But then I needed some kind of protein in my sandwich. I reluctantly fried two eggs in the wok.

They have cut the water, food and power supply to a place with 2.2 million people. They bombed hospitals. Last night, they cut the Internet off of that place and started bombing everyone in it. The night sky was dark but that place was burning bright with orange.

For the first time ever, I’ve got more than five pimples on my face. I felt quite worried so I took extra care with my skincare routine. In addition to tap water, I washed my face with a cleansing paste before applying facial cream.

They specifically used chemicals that violate international humanitarian law to inflict suffering on the people there. There was a press conference held in the middle of a pile of dead bodies because too many people were killed.

The blogger that inspired me to start writing online said that people were exaggerating when they say what’s happening is a genocide. But it is a genocide. They are indiscriminately maiming people to eradicate everyone in it.