I asked Charmain to tell us what life is like for her in quarantine in Hong Kong.

She writes: “Hong Kong is famous for its rigid entry requirements! Beware if you are heading there. Finding the right PCR test to meet the government requirements took a lot of time and effort.

The flight was not full, and passengers seemed to be quite relaxed.

To give credit to Hong Kong airport staff, they are so organized! They made us feel comfortable and safe. So cool to see R2-D2 going around the terminal to clean and disinfect everything. Even the lift had “AirTouch” buttons. They also disinfected our luggage before we got on the bus!!

Day 1: Once settled in our room, dinner was delivered. We had not had a decent meal since departure, so it seemed a deluxe. Our room is on the 16th floor with a city view, so we can see all the activities on the rooftops across the street.

Day 2-9: A week had passed. Morning is the most sleepy time, so we end up having late breakfast every day. Food is quite lousy with not enough fruits and veggies. Luckily we live quite close to our family, so get support from them. We are not allowed to open the windows nor step out from our room. Everything is delivered to us by housekeeper— it is all one-way only.

Daily routine: Start the day with reading “Our Daily Bread”, check emails, finish up my projects, do some stretching and so on. We measure our body temperature twice a day.

Day 8: A third case of Omicron has been discovered in our hotel. Keep praying.

Day 9: Just now, a friend of mine texted me to find out how was my PCR test today?! It so happened he was one of the staff who came to do the test today! What a small world and what a way to reunite!

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light. Isaiah 9:2 No matter how dark the night, no matter how despairing our circumstances, we’re never forsaken in the dark. Jesus is here. A great Light shines. Charmian