Stay safe; stay well
Hi guys! Happy weekend, Ethel is here again! I do expect that all of you are in great shape!
I suppose that every one of us is in the same dilemma nonetheless how we hardly try to take things easy.
Let me provide you a glimpse of my world in the Philippines. Despite all the negativities the world is experiencing, Filipinos still manage to put a smile on their faces by looking at the brighter side of things. They are innately happy people and always look for strategies to cope amidst uncertainties.
The use of social media, for instance, serves as an outlet to battle the fear that a lockdown situation could bring. There are manifold applications on the web like Tiktok in which household members are put together in performing a funny task. Even our local government supports this activity by giving rewards to families that could garner a lot of votes from netizens. Consequently, the family has become much closer and supportive of each other.
In our community with stringent public health emergency measures in place, we have been deprived of easy access to public markets and supermarkets because there is a curfew. So, we need to be home before noontime. But this situation has not discouraged us from taking healthful meals. Many of us have taken up gardening as a means to enjoy sunny weather and at the same time, to supply us the nutrition that our body needs. Many villagers started planting green vegetables, tomatoes, and papaya which are easy to grow.
Perhaps one of the most challenging aspects of the current pandemic has been of the physical distancing measures adopted by many countries. Yet many of us have expressed a strong determination in maintaining that human connection despite all the obstacles. Facebook messenger, Zoom, and Skype are the platforms commonly used to stay connected. Frequent calls with friends, families, and colleagues provide a tangible sense of relief.
This pandemic kick-started creativity among Filipinos. Many of us miss eating our fave foods, sweets, etc. So, it has prompted skilled mommies to produce and sell these foods to their neighbourhoods.
While challenging in many ways, this pandemic may end up proving that we have what it takes to find a way out of any crisis. Perhaps all that we need, in the end, are some creative strategies.
Stay safe, Stay well