#Stayhome guide for Wednesday: Make winter melon tea, watch Lord of the Rings reunion and more

1. Covid-19 stay-home recipe: Thirst-quenching winter melon tea

Never mind if you cannot visit Taiwan yet to get its popular brown sugar winter melon tea.

With a little effort, you can make your own at home.

It also makes for a heartwarming gift to include in a care package for family and friends.


2. Watch: Film cast reunion


The Fellowship of the Ring – including actors Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen and Orlando Bloom – has reunited after almost 20 years for a one-off Zoom session led by actor Josh Gad for his Reunited Apart YouTube series.

Nostalgic, moving and funny, the 50-minute session had the cast, director Peter Jackson and screenwriter Philippa Boyens sharing behind-the-scenes stories from filming The Lord Of The Rings trilogy (2001 to 2003).

They even re-enact well-known scenes such as Samwise Gamgee (Sean Astin) being sassy with Gollum (Andy Serkis) over potatoes.

Info: Watch video here

3. Watch: Explaining Covid-19 to kids


Need help explaining the global pandemic to younger children?

Complete with animation and graphics, the Asian Scientist Magazine has put together a video in which children ask an expert – in this case A*Star (Agency for Science, Technology and Research) chief scientist Sir David Lane – everything from how Covid-19's name was decided to the virus' place of origin.

The video is part of a five-part series that will be released in the coming weeks.

Info: What is COVID-19? Kids ask an expert!

4. Listen: Books to escape into

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