Friday 17 April 2020

A scary dream (Apr 2020)

On 16 April 2020, I had a really scary dream.

In my dream, I was back in my hometown. I went to the TNB office to pay the electricity bills. When queuing up, there was a power cut. The fact that even the TNB office got affected by the power cut indicated that there's probably a serious issue. Then, I heard someone saying that there's a fire in a nearby mountain, which might be the cause of the power cut. I walked out to have a look.

What I saw was the mountain throwing hot ashes onto the sky. It wasn't actually a mountain fire, it was a volcanic eruption! There were many other people nearby and they too realised that. I said to someone "I thought there aren't any volcanoes in Malaysia," and they replied "Well, we didn't expect the 2004 tsunami to hit Malaysia either." Everyone started to panic.

I then saw a nearby aeroplane attempting an emergency landing, probably because it got damaged by the volcanic eruption. As more and more volcanic ashes got thrown up, it started falling down over the place where I was at. I wanted to escape from the place quickly, but I had parked my car opposite a busy road.

Thankfully, there weren't any cars on that road at that time. I ran across the road, entered my car and drove away from that area. I returned to my house, which I assumed to be safe since it's located quite a distance away from the volcano. However, I became quite drowsy, probably because I breathed in some of the volcanic gases. Soon, I lost my consciousness.

When I regained my consciousness, I started thinking, is the volcanic eruption just a dream? At that time, I heard a loud sound. I looked out of the window and I could see the volcano still erupting. I got so scared that I woke up from my dream for real.

I was so glad that everything was just a dream!


In reality, Malaysia was under the Movement Control Order (MCO) due to the Covid-19 situation at that time. I couldn't go back to my hometown and I felt a bit homesick, which might be why I dreamt about being back in my hometown. I dreamt about the TNB office probably because I helped my family pay the electricity bills online to minimise their need to go out from home.

The Covid-19 situation in Malaysia made me feel quite stressed and worried, which was probably the reason I dreamt about the volcanic eruption and its disastrous effects. The volcanic eruption could also be a release of my anger about not being able to meet my friends in university due to the MCO.

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