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Couples in Quarantine

Hi all,

Oscar here. How is everyone holding up? These are weird times indeed and I for one know how happy and appreciative I am of having a loving home—and family—to call my own. And if you're still in need of more furry friends, there are plenty of pets out there for adoption.

Now, i've heard stories about some of you having a rough time adjusting to spending so much time with family. Though pets are obviously excluded from this (I mean we can't talk so how annoying can we really get?), the Times just published an article about how couples who were previously used to their alone/together dynamic are now being forced to learn what type of employee they are married to, (i.e. a 'let's circle back, guy'), and become one another's gym companion, sous chefs, drinking buddies, etc. While people certainly love each other, it's just in our nature to get on one another's nerves while spending so much time together. And yes, while your pets do love having you home, you can bet they also miss their alone time.

Given this frustration about new found 24/7 company, it's bizarre to hear about a couple in Hong Kong who followed a very different relationship development trajectory whilst stuck in close quarters. Say hello to Ying Ying and Le Le , two middle aged giant pandas living in the Hong Kong Zoo. For ten years, they were very friend zoned. But...

"Notoriously perceived as lacking libido, the coronavirus lockdown seems to have brought the iconic Chinese bears months of conjugal harmony and privacy, without constant human intrusion."

I guess while most of us are driving our partners nuts, these lovely pandas made lemonade out of lemons and are all the happier for it. Glad some people are enjoying quarantine!

Til' next time,

Oscar

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