The circuit breaker has caused couples (who aren’t living together, that is) all over Singapore to bemoan the lack of paktor time.

But when we checked in with Hong Ling, who has been dating fellow Mediacorp star Nick Teo for the past five years, earlier this week, the 25-year-old sounded incredibly chipper about the entire situation.

“I’m an introvert so I’m happy staying at home. I love working out at home, and I’ve been able to paint and spend time recharging myself for my next drama,” she explained. “I was quite tired after filming My Guardian Angels, so I guess this was a good opportunity for me to have some time for myself.”

While we were on the topic of the drama, which recently concluded its run on Ch 8 and is available on meWATCH, Hong Ling gushed about how she feels it's the best Mediacorp family drama she’s seen. “Typical family dramas revolve around quarrels or dramatic plot twists such as kidnappings. In the case of My Guardian Angels, most of the topics were more relatable to everyday Singaporeans and more importantly, they also discussed the importance of family in a way that everyone can understand," she mused. 

The actress proudly went on to share that she has received a lot of good feedback for this drama, with most of the praise directed at how well-written the script was.