Cheers to a new normal

From meeting loved ones to swimming, dining out and cooking together, four people tell The Sunday Times what they look forward to doing in phase two

Mr Robert Lim and Ms Beth Ng enjoying their first meal together in person on June 19 when phase two started. The pair became a couple online and had not met each other in person before that day.
Mr Robert Lim and Ms Beth Ng enjoying their first meal together in person on June 19 when phase two started. The pair became a couple online and had not met each other in person before that day. PHOTO: COURTESY OF BETH NG
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When phase two started last Friday, fresh graduate Robert Lim, 26, and his girlfriend Beth Ng, 23, who works at a digital marketing agency, met for a breakfast of bee hoon and kaya toast at a coffee shop in MacPherson. It was the first time they had seen each other in person after meeting and becoming a couple online during the circuit breaker.

I was looking for people to talk to during the circuit breaker, so I downloaded dating apps. That was when I met Beth on Coffee Meets Bagel.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 21, 2020, with the headline Cheers to a new normal. Subscribe