China’s social media platforms, an effective place for people to vent their frustrations toward the government over its handling of the public health crisis, have also become a place for people to telegraph the extreme boredom they’re experiencing.

On short video app Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok that has over 400 million daily active users, hashtags like #myplainholiday and #travelsinmy flat have started trending, with the former racking up more than 3 billion views at the time of writing. One popular format shows people with their family members in each room of their flat, including the bathroom and kitchen, making a thumbs-up gesture—mimicking the photos people usually post from a well-known tourist venue. Then they get back into bed.

In another widely shared video, a middle-aged man in pajamas and a face mask was seen fishing from a small fish tank in his living room.

One played snooker, not with a cue stick, but with a chopstick and cherry tomatoes.

Others recreated a ring toss game using anything they could find at home…

…or used mahjong tiles to build Macau’s signature tower.

Even cats could not avoid being dragged into random activities by their bored owners, such as math lessons and card games.

Hu Xijin, the chief editor of China’s hawkish newspaper Global Times also weighed in, sharing a video of people playing mahjong but betting with face masks instead of money. The items are in short supply in some areas in China.

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