Quarantine/Curfews - things to do at home

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  1. hitme64

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    Everyone is on the edge because of this “enhanced community quarantine” which is essentially a euphemism for total lockdown. Now that everyone is expected to remain at home, with all work and public transport suspended, and only medical or humanitarian reasons can one venture out of the home, the more it becomes imperative that some schedule be set up about what to do and expect at home. For one, we sent home our kasambahay with a one month salary to be with her family. Then we gassed up all our cars for any contingency. And dropped off go-bags in each of them. And then I saw our garden and started to clean out everything. It can’t be done in a day or even a week so I have something to do for now. In the event of a wifi breakdown or internet shutdown, I have readied my selection of 1,820 movies and BluRay discs. Food can still be had via deliveries or pickups so thank you Grab Food. So why does it seem there’s still something missing?

    As for my father, he’s under due care by his doctors and tended well but they advised us not to visit anymore considering we are among the age range of susceptible persons to the coronavirus. So only my sister and her husband are allowed to visit him. It’s better that way than having to worry about him at home and stressing ourselves out over any possible medical issue in the interim. But we’re hanging on.

    And that’s what I think this long period of time asks of us: to hang on and hope and pray for the better.
     
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    also remember to exercise. the rot is real. living solo and working from home for 3 weeks absolutely did a lot of progress on weight gain. blame it to my pinoy spaghetti (spaketchup as we fontly call it), chicken arroz caldo!!!, lucky me pansit canton, asahi/kirin beer every night with chichirya. top that with no exercise and sleeping only during wee hours and sure enough, gave birth to leather belt and pantalon struggles. so i decided to go out for my usual 11km+ evening runs every other day and now i'm on its 3rd wk with my waistline hopefully on its way to my ideal figure. yung hugis sayote figure :D :D :D
     
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    best time to catalogue , file , fix , enhance your collection of digital photographs
     
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    The struggle is REAL! :cry::cry::cry:
     
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    Mm...been receiving regular covid-related messages from the NTC. Well, at least we have one government agency not sleeping on the job. I m assuming that these messages are finding its way into millions of cellphones nationwide. Even small reminders helps.
     
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    I'm used to routines, so I've set up my own routines

    Body: Hit my 30-minute exercise goal on my  Watch; Close all three rings
    Mind: Do WFH work, One language-learning session a day, Attend a webinar/read something new (not related to COVID-19), etc.
    Heart: Connect with family and friends
    Spirit: Daily mass online
    Maintenance: Digital housekeeping, Hobby-related puttering around
    Entertainment: HBO Go, NetFlix
    News: IATF briefing, Podcasts (The Daily, Post Reports, BBC, The Economist)
    Hands: Wash, wash, wash; Alcohol, alcohol, alcohol
    Face: Don't touch, Don't touch, Don't touch
     
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    ^you can touch your face after washing your hands naman.....
     
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    How's your young children coping? I could sense my 9 year old is also having a hard time adjusting to the situation. Annoyance from each member of the family is common. I explained to my wife that as much as we're trying to adjust, young kids might find it harder. So I said we also need to exercise more patience with our kids.
     
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    For the first time I’m putting all my dogs on a strict diet. Except for their regular dog food, no more table scraps or chicken feet or chicken insides or whatever leftovers there are that end up as science experiments in the ref. Good thing I was able to grab extra bag of dog food before the quarantine because almost all pet shops are closed (but my vet in North Ave is open 24 hours so no problemo). These dogs get to exercise now every morning, well if you call running after a wind-up toy as exercise. I also got to clean up their dog house and found a missing piece of our house rug there. Next up, schedule dog baths and nail clipping and a haircut for a Shih Tzu, regular massages for a senior Golden Retriever, and new and laundered sleeping bags for two Bosties and a gnawing toy for a Rottwilly cross. That’s about it then on the calendar.
     
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    My friend's father has dementia, and they let him him go to work even though he has nothing to do. Now that there's a quarantine, nobody could stop him from going to the office, cause he's the Chairman and his driver is too scared to disobey him. It's a problem they're having right now. When they explained that if he gets infected, he gets everyone else infected in their home, his reply is, "I've been going to work for almost 70 years and tell me who is going to stop me?! It's only been the third day and he's bored out of his mind, It's a nightmare for them.
     
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    Some of us can relate :)

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    - More time with my 2 yo daughter
    - Able to wash the dishes 3x a day (breakfast, lunch & after dinner)
    - Netflix & Mobile Legends
    - Created my Tiktok account :p
     
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    Frankie Pangilinan says that soldiers and policemen should return to barracks and let health workers handle the crisis and not turn the lockdown into a military problem.

    Let me pause for a few sec...

    There. Deactivated FB and Twitter to quell the idiots like her out. Problem solved. Now back to work clearing out a cabinet of junk.
     
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    She should stay off social or else the crab she said will be with her when she hits 91.
     
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    Welcome back Nutribun!
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    Nearly fifty years ago, this rounded piece of bread, as hard as a little boy’s scalp, was the primary food supplement for us young kids and students at elementary schools nationwide. Always broken in two and shared, I and my seatmate would try to finish our sides the entire day, and fail. It wasn’t like pandesal but it was much heftier and fuller. Whenever I brought my uneaten side home I shared it with my unknowing brothers then. The next day, I’d do it again.

    Thank you SMC for bringing back the “martial law” bun (y):LOL:
     
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    Here's the news article for anyone interested https://business.inquirer.net/292950/smc-revives-nutribun-for

    With their closeness to the present administration, SMC is on a "roll" ;)
     
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    Reposting this from a friend:

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    Please share to families with young kids:

    Since many kids are/will be home from school, sharing an awesome list of ideas from a parent who homeschools.

    Online resources:
    - BrainPop
    - Curiosity Stream
    - Tynker
    - Outschool
    - Udemy
    - iReady
    - Beast Academy (Math)
    - Khan Academy
    - Creative Bug
    - Discovery Education

    YouTube Channels:
    - Crash Course Kids
    - Science Channel
    - SciShow Kids
    - National Geographic Kids
    - Free School
    - Geography Focus
    - TheBrainScoop
    - SciShow
    - Kids Learning Tube
    - Geeek Gurl Diaries
    - Mike Likes Science
    - Science Max
    - SoulPancake

    Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.
    Some resources to help with kids at home:

    *Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

    https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

    *Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

    https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

    *This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

    https://allinonehomeschool.com/

    *List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/

    *More awesome free learning websites that we like to use*

    https://www.starfall.com/h/

    https://www.abcya.com/

    https://www.funbrain.com/

    https://www.splashlearn.com/

    https://www.storylineonline.net/

    https://pbskids.org/

    https://www.highlightskids.com/

    https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

    https://www.coolmath4kids.com/

    http://www.mathgametime.com/

    https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/

    http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp

    http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/

    https://www.switchzoo.com/

    https://www.seussville.com/

    https://www.turtlediary.com/

    https://www.e-learningforkids.org/

    Please feel free to share this with anyone who you think may benefit from this!

    ***
     
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    Which restaurant/s will you visit when the quarantine is lifted?
     
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    For me not a resto. Rather a barber for a haircut! :)

    I’m not shaving my beard until this quarantine is over. Haha
     
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    ^Same here. I’d like to see how much facial hair I’ll have at the end of one month. :ROFLMAO:

    What restaurant? I really want to eat again at Sentro 1771 because the day the community quarantine was imposed I would’ve been on a date with my wife there for her birthday. (y)
     
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