According to Abraham Maslow, social interaction is one of the basic human needs. It comes after physiological and safety needs. In this time of pandemic and quarantine, we take care of our kids in the comforts and security of our home. We feed them food to keep them healthy; and different activities to keep them cognitively sound and entertained. While we spend so much time with them nowadays, they still need to connect to their peers. Like us, adults, virtual meetup is the only way possible these days.Continue reading “10 Virtual Activities to Do With Friends: Kids Edition”
10 Virtual Activities To Do With Friends: Tita Edition
The pandemic and quarantine has given us new ways to do things we need and want in life. Our kids and students will be learning online in the coming months. Health buffs who used to frequent the gym, now do their routines at home, sometimes, with their personal trainer online, as well. This is the same with mall rats, who do not have a choice but to, also, do online shopping. Even telehealth is on the rise as a new way to consult with the doctor and continue attending therapy sessions. Prayer meetings, Holy Masses and other religious services are done, virtually, too. We are surrounded with virtual activities! Maybe we ought to try them to connect with friends!Continue reading “10 Virtual Activities To Do With Friends: Tita Edition”
What Does New Normal Mean to You?
It has been more than 2 months since we got stuck in our homes, not because we chose to, but because we had to. And still, we have to.
This was a golden opportunity for me to try out being a house wife…
I used to tell my friends, especially my mom-friends that I dream of being a house wife: staying at home, cooking for the husband, caring for my kid and for the house. So when quarantine was mandated, the therapy clinic where I work closed, I saw the positive side and thought this was a golden opportunity for me to try it out! But just 8 weeks after, I realized it was unfair. It was unfair for me to try “house-wifing” when I have no me-time. I could not even reward myself of taking a trip to the café or the bookstore after cleaning the house up. Even leisure grocery shopping was impossible!Continue reading “What Does New Normal Mean to You?”
10 Hashtags That Might Have Predicted the Pandemic
The age of social media does not only give us a medium to virtually connect with one another. It also bestows power upon a person, institution or even just an idea. Trend setters, were suddenly able to spark a movement with their fingertips while sitting on the couch at home or in a café. Through hashtags, each one of us can collectively bind our thoughts and elicit actions, whenever applicable, and conveniently build a paved memory lane if we want to look back and remember later on. Ironically, or so I think, at this very unprecedented time, the hashtags worked in reverse. It seemed to me as if the universe took these trends too seriously and metaphorically smeared the future, into what is happening today.
(Hashtags included here are based on Philippine trends in the last 5 years.)Continue reading “10 Hashtags That Might Have Predicted the Pandemic”
5 Simple Steps to Get Through the Pandemic
Staying positive can be hard in difficult situations. Now, more than ever, the whole world is struggling to find hope in the midst of this pandemic. Families and individuals, who have had symptoms, exposure and the sickness itself, fervently pray for a negative test result. And we join them to hope for positive outcomes.Continue reading “5 Simple Steps to Get Through the Pandemic”