In mid-March, Hongkong singer-actor William Chan gave us a glimpse of his super spacious Hongkong home that he had been holed up in with his mum and pet pooch 'cos of COVID-19. But as it turns out, he didn' t really have much time to rest at home anyway. Just two weeks later, he had to fly to Shanghai for work.
However, travel restrictions have since tightened up considerably, and the 34-year-old had to be isolated and quarantined for 14 days when he arrived in the Chinese city. He finally finished serving his quarantine notice on April 15, and has been busy with work since then.
So, how did William do during these 14 days? Not so well, according to this interview he did recently.
The singer-actor said that his mum was initially worried about him being alone for 14 days, but he saw it as a rare opportunity for him to kick back and relax. After all, he had been super busy with work these few years.
For the first few days of his self-quarantine, William said he really enjoyed this rare chance to unwind, spending his time gaming and working out. But as the days went on, he became “so bored [he] started talking to [himself ]”.
“I felt more downcast and gloomy, life [in self-quarantine] was so boring that I almost couldn’t bear it,” he said.
Thankfully, he managed to pull himself out of his self-quarantine funk through more exercise. Just a few days ago, he posted a vid showing how he manages to squeeze in a full-body workout in his hotel room with no gym equipment. He also encouraged his fans to start working out as well.
When asked to share how he feels now that he’s finally out of self-quarantine, William said that he’s since discovered a new zest for life.
“In the future, I won’t ever feel down in the dumps [again], because I’m contented with just being healthy,” he said.