Monthly Archives: June 2020

My downside of wearing a mask (as a bike rider too)


Hi my Readers 🙂

With everything going on, many became aware about the downside of wearing mask.

While there are many misconceptions about this topic, I will address my thoughts on it. As I wrote previously – question everything.

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Since in my country is mandatory to wear mask in general public and in closed and dense areas, here are my thoughts on it.


The first thing: redness. And not some usual redness – but the kind you want to claw your skin away! It hurts, it scratches, it spreads across the whole face and lasts for a long time. It felt like tearing the skin down! The day I put the mask back on – it reappears,  seemingly stronger than before.

I cannot explain how I felt. I tried every possible cream and medical creams I had – nothing helped.

You know what made it worse? Seeing people not maintaining distance and not wearing any mask!



Mask might not lower your oxygen level…for the first few minutes. But as you wear it – it might. Depends on the conditions. Doctors wear it in well air conditioned area. We can’t compare that to an open market where it is boiling hot. You can wear it for a while but for people working there can be cruel.

„There is some evidence that N95s can lead to changes in oxygen and carbon dioxide levels when used for long periods, especially by people who are obese or have chronic lung issues. Тhey are not meant for long-term use and doctors try to take breaks from them. They have not been recommended for the general public.“

Coming from a country that battles with air pollution, I am quite familiar of the N95 masks and how they protect. Been reading and watching experiments just to inform myself on different types of masks.
I’ve been wearing N95 in winter when the air quality is very high. But lately I’ve been experiencing some trouble. Granted, I have not changed that mask because since this chaos began, there is constant deficit and I am not comfortable wearing any other mask so I ended up disinfecting the fabric. But have to mention that I have not been using it for that long of a time. (As I am writing this, my balcony door is open and it has been a long time since I’ve smelled the polluted air, but it is happening right now and it kinda creeping me out 😀 what a coincidence… and I just checked the pollution levels – they are high!).

Wearing a mask when you go off the bike

Living in warm areas: when outside is 35°C – 40°C, wearing a mask can cause heat stroke. I rode a bike the other day. It was boiling hot. I went to get some thing, was wearing the mask in open market and I could barely stand it. Imagine how older people feel or chronically ill people feel…
I rode a bike, park it right outside the institutions or stores. Right when I go off the bike I place the mask. And it was all too much!
You know how I felt that evening? – Like going to the emergency room in this conditions. Yes, the very thing that I was protecting myself from, I could have gotten it just by that – protecting myself.


But there is an upside too and you can read all about it by clicking here 🙂

Your best bet is to stay home and avoid unnecessary gatherings. If you have to go out, disinfect your hands before you handle your mask and touch your face.

Stay safe! 

Remember to support your local stores and businesses in this weird times even if it is little bit inconvenient for you, it will mean great deal to them!

Have a good one,
Antidote 😉


Removing a color altogether


Hi my Readers

You know how I feel about the original BLM and what has become because of someones agenda. In my country, just today there were audio proves that proved this is the case. It took pure intentions of the people and they turned it into someones agenda. If you don’t know what I am writing about, you can read about it by clicking here.

Yesterday I’ve read about how some of the largest cosmetic companies are moving to remove some words including „white“, „bleach“, „bleaching“, „whitening“, „fair“, „light“, „lightening“. I’m sorry (not really), but how are we supposed to identify a hair color and what should be done to it by not including these words? Can someone please explain to me why are we canceling a word that explains color like THE BASIC ONE like „white“? I am all about rights but this ain’t it!

Another example is chess. Some has come out with a statement that chess is discriminatory because has black and white figures. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? It is old play that includes PAWNS TOO! Shall we move to remove them from the game too? I..I just can’t… I’m mindblown by the reach!

I thought they wont touch music because it is kind of foreign to most people but noooo, I was wrong. Black metal I now apparently racist. Yes, you’ve read that right. The genre.

The list is so long but I will end with the movie „Gone With The Wind“. It is reality that was once lived. It is there. You can’t change the future by erasing the history.

I’m all about rights. But you can’t do that if you don’t want to acknowledge history. You can’t erase history. You can’t impact the future by making the things worse.




World in chaos…


Hi my Readers 🙂

With everything going on, I feel like writing my scattered thoughts and I will do that. At least with some of them….

I am following a person in Amsterdam that doesn’t believe in the virus. It is all into the conspiracy theories. While I am not excluding any, I am bound to think that he is doing it because of his business. He has an expensive place that he rents. With people not traveling, he is losing money. He is going as far as sharing others peoples businesses that promote not wearing and condone wearing mask with „if you wear mask, don’t enter my store“ posters on their doors. Knowing this, I understand why they are desperate to go back. But we also can’t ignore the fact that many hospitals were way above the capacity limit. The doctors had to come up with more ethical points so they can decide who gets the ventilator and the machines.

Conspiracy theories where „they died from something else, not the virus“.
Here is my explanation: everyone was quarantined. People couldn’t die from traffic accidents, from work – related accidents etc.
„People are dying from current diseases that were already battling from“. While that might be true, they still had many years if they didn’t had this.

There was also theory about this that the virus was designed to lower the people that were a weigh to the system aka pensioners and chronically ill people. I can totally see that.

There are many people that don’t believe there is virus. To tell you the truth, I’ve watched so many series to prove to me that we need to take everything with a reserve and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. Listen, read, think for yourself. Don’t rely only on mass media. Even WHO can’t make a heads or tails of this situation an they handled it poorly.

Another thing I would like to point out is that everything shut down because of this, everyone ridiculed people that wanted „their freedom“ by not wearing mask and then BLM came and the ones that ridiculed, became the very one thing they ridiculed. They threw their safety out the window by not wearing masks while protesting, not maintaining their distance and now – they are the ones that are asking for more help and everything to remain closed. Everything closed and they decided to do that while for a good cause – but with no masks? And now they ask the businesses to remain closed? Why, so they can all go and protest some more. Mind you, this protests are not longer about BLM, they became something else. Something that I’ve seen that happened in my country. Then – I believed that I am a part of a change. While that was true, it was taken over by a bigger power that took a pure protest and turned it into someones agenda. It is all so clear to me now as I am watching it happening from „afar“. And those protests in some of the European cities – they are not about BLM! Those cities have such a big problem by the migrants and their mafia and media led people to believe that they were looting because of BLM!? No! Stop! This is not true. While many people did go out to protest about BLM, the majority were not there because of that. Did you know that in some European cities, there are zones that are proclaimed as a „no-go zones“? If not, here a one clip that can shed a light on this topic:


Now, the ones that protest about something totally different are demanding more help and business to stay close because of „fear of the virus“. Why, so they can go out and protest some more? That is not how it goes. Many lost their jobs because of their health and they slapped them with protests. Everyone stayed at home for they safety, and they slapped them with protests.

In some countries, people stayed at home but many decided not to care, now those countries are battening the first wave that came late. I can’t even imagine how will they battle the second wave. All because they wouldn’t follow „stay home“ measures for 3 weeks. 4 weeks later, people in already bad financial condition lost heir jobs and to top it all – they followed the rules but now they can also be infected because of the other group that didn’t care.
Many postponed their plans, lost money, put everything on hold and are challenged with irreparable damage for nothing. Their government didn’t care enough to take actions and that is why everyone is pissed off.


To the ones that protested about „their freedom because they didn’t wear masks“ I have questions: how does it feel to have enough stability not to give a damn about others peoples health?!

Now, because of them, we are faced with the „new normal“. Because 3 weeks of their rebellion, now we are faced with who-knows-how-long of a state of fear and aggression.