The transition to post-pandemic life will certainly be interesting. People regrowing their reduced social circles. Finally meeting team mates that they’ve remotely worked with for over a year. Wearing pants. Every individual now changed by the rough year. Minor changes, heart breaking changes, and random habits they’ve picked up while living with their significant other.

Starting with just blowing a kiss. Occasionally escalating to multiple kisses. Eventually, we started exaggerating our kissy sounds. Which is great because we can communicate a “thinking of you” or “thanks for the tea” from the next room. Japan is a place where people are not typically publicly affectionate. Some don’t even dare to hold hands outside. Yet with our masks we have our secret kissy code.

I am wondering how much of a habit I will have to break once we’re no longer masked in public.