Trying on “Normal”

Last weekend, after more than half a year of social distancing, I finally took a leap and tried on what the new “normal” is like—including taking off my mask in a public setting!

Nutrition During Quarantine

Nutrition is probably the last thing on our minds when we all suddenly found ourselves locked in our homes when the lockdowns started.  But as the weeks turned to months, putting this aspect aside may put your lives at stake. Source: potatogoodness.com The early days of the lockdown were “survival mode” for me.  The things…

Embracing Working from Home

I’m lucky to still be working and earning in the midst of the pandemic. But as no one can tell how long the pandemic would last, it’s best to accept that we’ll be in here longer than we want, and make adjustments to make the ride as comfortable as possible.

Riding the MRT and Weekend Walkabout

Last weekend, I was finally able to ride the MRT for the first time since the pandemic. My last commute made me realize the feasibility of going back to the financial district and I took that to finally settle my pending businesses there. Here are my observations.

Commuting Under the “New Normal”

Earlier this week, I decided to take my chances and go to the mall. I needed to pay a long overdue bill that I can only pay in-store. I was prepared for a very long walk, but I got lucky that a bus was heading my direction.

Compelled Ultramarathoners and the “New Normal”

As the global pandemic forced cities on lock downs, economic activities practically halted. Those that were forced to migrate into cities to earn a decent wage are now forced to return back into their homes as their income and sometimes their jobs disappear. But as public transport was also suspended in many locations around the world to discourage travel, many people have no choice but to walk just to return home. This is a dilemma of epic proportions!

Back to Normal?

With Metro Manila easing restrictions on movement and some businesses being allowed to operate, many people seem to be out on the streets like everything is already back to normal.  Are we forgetting why we were on a community quarantine in the first place?

Quarantine

We’re now entering the third week of our community quarantine. We’ve only done it for two weeks but it felt like two months already!

First Quarter—Cancelled

Unless you’ve just awoken from a long sleep, you’d know that everyone is wary of the COVID-19 virus, better known as the “Corona virus.”  And while infections outside China is relatively small, everyone everywhere is feeling it’s effects, and it’s taking its toll on public events.