As the lockdown turns from two months to what now feels like 10 years, I continue to teach myself new things I never thought I could do, such as mastering the art of “meal curation,” shopping for groceries online (I’ve discovered who makes the best adobong mani in town), and logging in on every video conferencing platform so I could still stay in touch with the outside world.
I have also cracked the code of the senior citizen’s enigma called mobile banking and making online payments through GCash.
While retail stores are still closed, I’m happy the internet is still open for business. While Netflix and chill has lost its thrill, I’ve taught myself to seek other TV pursuits apart from K-drama and have migrated to bingeing on US reality TV shows on streaming service Hayu (FREE for three months!). Who knew watching seasons 1-10 of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” was so entertaining?
After scrubbing, sweeping, dusting, washing and vacuuming every single space in my home, I end my day by walking in place with my new friend, aerobics instructor Leslie Sansone. Her fitness videos on YouTube are fantastic!
One thing this quarantine has taught me is there’s no excuse to be bored because there are so many things you could still learn and do in a day. You learn to appreciate what you have, be thankful for the blessings you receive, and enjoy the simplest things in life.
Now excuse me while I attempt to bake a loaf of sourdough and banana bread.