How do you power flex as a Malaysian? You do it by dining in a restaurant in a midst of a pandemic and showing off your meal of the day.
A man in Perlis went viral on Twitter for being able to dine out for the first time in over two months.
After he was forced to stay at home due to the Movement Control Order (MCO) since June 1, 2021, @IzzRaifHarz posted a photo of himself enjoying a plate of fried rice at a restaurant.
“Salam dine-in from Perlis,” he tweeted. His tweet reached more than 20,000 likes and 16,000 retweets at the time of writing.
Perlis is one of the only three states and federal territories in Malaysia allowed to dine-in to date.
In a separate tweet, he wrote, “Honestly, this is for all the years I’ve heard ‘You live in Perlis but what do you do? There’s nothing there.’”
He also wished Malaysia to get well soon.
The rest of the Malaysian netizens who came across his tweet were salivating with envy.
“This is how people flex in 2021. Hahaha,” @mukhrzi tweeted.
Twitter user @yothatszull expressed his feelings using a meme showing a clenched fist with the words, “I’m happy for you..!!” emblazoned on top of the image.
Another user @sayuqie posted an image of Pepe the meme frog crying.
Selangor still has the highest number of Covid-19 cases to date.
If the pictures of @IzzRaifHarz dining out isn’t enough, another netizen @farisrbz posted an image of the Perlis guy drinking an iced drink and throwing up a peace sign.
The caption: “Member happy.”