The Macau government recently approved a first reading of a new bill to attract Macau locals to return to work in Macau. At the same time, Macau’s social affairs and culture secretary was reported to have said that if Macau could create a better environment and conditions, “local talent abroad will surely be interested in returning to Macau.” In the same week, I, a Macau resident, returned to Macau and was locked up in a quarantine hotel cell, quietly rotting away.

But I found loneliness calming me down. The hotel provided the opportunity to create a series of awards that could obscure the Oscars. It may discourage locals from returning to work.

For gastronomic creativity and finesse: a cold cauliflower breakfast with lukewarm soup topped with a layer of grease, and on another day, a wet sandwich of warm and cold cooked lettuce. Same day lunch of warm cucumber.

For consistency and surplus: A pile of rice served as a cold, sticky mass at least twice a day. A constant failure to serve a hot meal that was actually hot. Daily disgusting food, consigned to garbage bags and replaced with outside deliveries.

For extras: 25 bottles of water in a cell as a welcome gift, followed by multiple waters each day.

Dietary control: A vegetarian diet was not served, even though the prisoner had been informed in advance that he was a strict vegetarian.

To be punctual: food failed to be delivered on time so it always arrived cold.

For generosity: 2 sets of the same cutlery with some meals.

To encourage a rediscovery of my inner primitivism: I eat only with my hands, unable to provide cutlery for some meals.

To live with uncertainty: You’re never told when it’s time for a nucleic acid test.

Suspicious Calls: My room phone rings 2-3 times a day, but when I answer the phone, no one is there.

As a practical joke: Offer only one orange for dinner.

For Singularity: Drinking, only water provided. Some inmates who were warned prior to this brought their own tea, coffee and mugs.

Mysterious Appearance and Disappearance: Every day, water seeps from the bathroom floor and disappears.

To mimic the movie “Predator”: an internet connection that kept splitting the image on the screen in a video call.

For sticking your nose into someone else’s business: It’s not strictly a hotel issue, it’s an issue on the hotel premises. Health departments allegedly making unsolicited and unannounced calls. The caller did not identify himself, did not ask (and was not given) permission to question the prisoner, did not explain the purpose of the call, and neither requested nor received his informed consent to proceed. There was no humility to ask personal questions. It wasn’t her job. The inmates refused to answer and refused to be poked or poked like a piece of meat without being invited by an unidentifiable voice from the outside. Even targeted and intrusive solicitations are not as acceptable as they are award-winning.

To beat the theater of the absurd: this whole, surreal, PPE costume drama charade.

As such, the Golden Raspberry Award goes to: If you don’t know the name of the hotel yet, it is available upon request.

I was more or less forced to agree to quarantine, followed by a letter from the Macau government notifying me that they had the authority to imprison me, but this was appalling treatment and service, rebellious food , was not consent to the uninvited invasion attempt. privately. I thought the hotel provided decent service and the government was committed to the well-being of its residents.

I was lucky The hotel quarantine lasted him only a week. I have escaped his previous three-week imprisonment and the damage this has done to my mental health. Others did not, and they suffered.

Locals considering returning to Macau under the current circumstances or in response to the proposed new legislation may want to ponder this.

Furthermore, I ask myself, “Why are so many Macau residents taking one-way flights to leave Macau and not planning to return?” The newly proposed bill conveniently seems to overlook this, and the return to Macau is now undermined by the ridiculous treatment of the virus.

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