The COVID-19 pandemic has truly changed the world in ways we didn’t expect. We braced ourselves for a month-long background and here we are now, still stuck at home, more than 100 days later. Throughout this period of quarantine, you’ve probably tried to come up with a whole slew of activities to help keep you sane. Just see how many of the items on your checklist you can tick off:
Learned how to cook or bake
After the announcement of the lockdown, many Pinoys rushed to the groceries to stock up on home items to last for a month. Stuck at home, we’ve
been forced to learned to appreciate home-cooked meals more and have even given in to viral recipes after seeing them on everyone’s timelines. On days you wanted to satisfy your cravings, you probably forced yourself to learn new recipes you couldn’t readily buy via taking out. Here’s to the new chefs and bakers from the quarantine!
Worn the same 5 outfits for months
Apart from our daily routines, we also said goodbye to our pang-alis clothes and uniform. What’s the point of dressing up even when you’re working from home, right? Chances are, you work in your pambahay and do an occasional switch of tops when you need to go on video calls. Picking daily outfits and switching them up used to be a struggle, but now, no one will judge you for wearing the same five outfits every week.
Tried (and failed) to escape social media
Social media has become essential, especially when you want to be updated with news, share your latest quarantine recipes, and keep up with friends. However, the past months’ headlines have been emotionally exhausting and you’ve probably considered going offline even for a few days… but haven’t. How else would you know what’s going on in the world, right?
Collected several packages from online shopping
Are you a part of the club that disguises online shopping as a form of self-care? We’re not judging you because, same. With different sales going off every month and endless adding items to your wish lists, you’ve probably ended up collecting different packages that kuya rider already knows your house. Your mom’s favorite line these days: “Ano na naman yung ide-deliver ngayong araw?”
Supported a friend’s online business
— the minotaur (@darwul) June 29, 2020
Many have resorted to online selling to combat the woes of shorter working hours or being laid off from jobs. You might’ve even tried doing side hustles too because, well, you’ve got bills to pay. So it’s likely that you’ve supported your friends’ or a family member’s online businesses, even if it’s only been a handful of times. It’s a great way of helping each other out and if you haven’t done this yet, you better start supporting them! And don’t even ask for presyong pangkaibigan because we’re all just trying to survive here.
Finished at least 3 TV shows
Did you know that Netflix got 16 million new sign-ups due to the lockdown? With so much extra time on our hands, people worldwide finally had the time to catch up on old shows and binge-watch movies with friends via Netflix Party. Even non-K-drama fans have discovered a new obsession with dramas and have changed their wallpapers to newfound oppas. How many shows and movies have you binge-watched for the past 100 days?
Tried a fad workout routine
Exercise is very beneficial to both mental and physical health. Summer 2020 may have been canceled but that didn’t stop Pinoys from getting onto their balik alindog program. With the amount of pigging out at home, we guess it’s just normal that people would want to shed off a few pounds especially with the extra time we have on our hands. Fitness YouTubers like Chloe Ting and Emi Wong have gone viral with their workout challenges that promises shocking results. Have you tried their workouts yet?
Other than rubbing alcohol, alcoholic drinks have become a hot commodity. I mean, when the world’s burning, might as well have a drink, right? So when liquor bans were lifted, you could almost hear the simultaneous cries of tired employees at home because at last, they could get some booze! Kidding aside, it seems that bars wouldn’t be open any time soon, so the closest thing we can get to our regular inumans is to hop on Zoom with our friends, change our virtual background to your favorite bar, and start that e-numan.
How many of these have you done? Tell us below!