The Joys of Being
a Homebody in Manila
By Alexis Betia
Homebodies get a bad rap. Just because we prefer the company of our cat over actual people doesn’t mean that we’re socially inept or antisocial. Nor does it mean that we don’t have healthy relationships or neglect to keep up with the rest of the world—we just prefer to do it from our couch. In a bustling city like Metro Manila, where the malls stay open late and people never seem to sleep, being a homebody is a rare and beautiful thing with its own perks and privileges.
8. You become a pop culture fiend
7. Learning how to make the most of trips outside the house
6. Saving yourself from sunburn