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Shahana Rayees | Youtuber

How do you practice self-isolation?

My daily schedule is already busy, thanks to Inaaya, my 18 month old baby. Self isolation is no Shahana Rayees Youtuber Dohadifficult task to me as a mother, as we usually spend time at home, keeping the little one busy with fun activities. The only difficulty we face is we cannot go outdoors, to parks and to socialise with other kids. However, I am sure we will overcome this situation and the good old days will be back.

How is your daily routine like?

Inaaya’s demands top my daily routine list. I now have more time to pursue my passion, that is vlogging. I create daily life and cooking videos and upload to my Youtube channels. This self isolation has made me more organised and productive.

When and how do you buy groceries?

As soon as the government announced precautionary measures, we decided to avoid grocery shopping trips with family. Initially, we started with stocking groceries for two weeks, this helped to reduce the number of visits to the supermarkets. Now that more shops have started online delivery, we have this option and have completely avoided shopping trips.

How do you stay in touch with friends and family?

I am glad that we now have options like WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram and other social media platforms to stay in touch with friends and relatives. And special thanks to Ooredoo’s high speed internet connectivity.

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