MECQ2: DAY 7 Run down

It’s been 7 days since MECQ part 2 was announced.

If you’ve forgotten what it stands for, here’s a quick refresher:

MODIFIED ENHANCED QUARANTINE

Photo grabbed from : Philstar

Now, this takes a toll on everyone– especially because we’ve all been trying to grasp our wits end, since the ECQ (ENHANCED COMMUNITY QUARANTINE) was announced last April 15, 2020. Honestly, it’s been a turbulent year for everyone. While this global pandemic spreads without mercy.

I’ve been trying to adjust and survive with my life by keeping creativity active. So, yesterday’s off was spent doing this DIY Cloud lanterns using extra cotton stuffing from BMO. I decided I didn’t want him to be too fluffy.

Thanks to pinterest

grabbing pinterest ideas on how to create a calming and imaginative environment while obsessing over home decor.

As soon as that was done, I thought about watching a Filipino Indie Movie called Para sa mga Broken Hearted

#PARASABROKENHEARTED by: Marcelo III
PARA SA BROKEN HEARTED OFFICIAL TRAILER

I know it’s not as productive as what I’ve hoped for this August– but, I suppose you could say it’s better than nothing at all. I mean, there could be a hundred things that could go wrong and yet, I am blessed enough to be able to do the simple things in life as of the moment. I pray that the tides do not send me into a dire downward spiral, as I cling to dear life. As most of you may feel the same as of this very moment.

I truly wish that these trying times will soon come to an end. I hope my day 7 activity sparks an idea to what you may or can do while you’re trying to stay alive.

All my love,

Mags

MECQ2: DAY 3 Run down

At long last, my favorite day and month of the year has arrived. Although it isn’t as much as what I’ve imagined or expected it to be for this year. Still, I have things to be blessed and thankful for.

In this post, it is the third day of the Modified Enhanced Quarantine for the second time around. The reasons behind is indeed acceptable and yet, my selfishness at times may get the best out of me. If there was any other way, I would have not wanted it to be in this arrangement.

then again, I think it is only just that regardless of what has happened these past few months. I am blessed to have met amazing people.

To celebrate my birthday, I bid farewell to a friend, as I receive a gift of parting. No further words uttered– only gratitude. I am thankful for the gift and I shall mean to use it with guidance throughout this troubling times.

While it is true that a part of me feels conflicted. I am at a place where acceptance is near the door, as I am about to openly accept its presence.

Having a piece of the moon in a form of a moon light lamp helped me embrace the quarantine life that was thrust upon me this year. I pray that before the end of the year, we may find peace once more and return back to our normal lives.

unrestrained and freely able to travel where we wish.

So to all of my friends who has greeted me a happy birthday the other day. Thank you for your time and love.

to those who have left without words said.

may you find peace in your heart– as you hope for.

until then.

#Covid19 Contact Journal

Hi folks! So, I’ll be starting a personal project which is the main goal is for your safety. But, before you begin. I’d like to set 3 Rules as a reminder that this is a personal project which should only be treated as a diary of sorts for your own safety (as well as respect).

I’d like to call these rules as 3 Solemn Promises:

  1. Always update your journal every hour or day.
  2. For “YOUR” eyes ONLY.
  3. Keep it with you ALWAYS.

Now, if you’re wondering what these solemn promises are for– mainly the reason for this is because, there is a law that prohibits discrimination against covid19 patients/possible suspects of the said virus. Also, writing about your inter-actions might actually offend the individuals you’ll be writing about.

Now, that’s been laid out. These will be your ammo or materials you need to start.

Covid19 Contact Journal
  1. A Red Notebook
  2. Red, Blue and Black pens

Legend: Red for suspected symptoms, Blue for contact only and then Black for descriptions and details.

Next will be the HOW AND WHAT TO WRITE

Instructions: Write down DATE, TIME, DAY, NAME, RELATIONSHIP, SYMPTOMS or Health Status AND PLACE.

Example:

Name: Jane Doe

Relationship: Friend/Officemate

Symptoms/Health Status: Runny Nose (looks like sniffle’s)

Place: Office

Additional Notes: Spoke to her because, I wanted to know the details about our new schedule for work this week.

Note: You may add other notes such as, what you did while you were talking to the person. Also, you may ask the person/individual if there was anyone in there family that was sick and as long as they are willing to answer, you’ve got what you need to fill out.

Repeat this process until the threat is no longer existing.

#Covid19Ph Labor Struggle

I believe it has been two months since my last post, and I think it’s probably time I posted an update. Currently, I’d like to share to all of my readers that, I am alive and well. I’ve had myself tested twice for #Covid19 through #RapidTest and has tested #Negative on both occasion.

But, that will be shared on another post. Today’s post will be all about the Labor Struggle I had to go through just to get back to my day job. Now, the building where my company resides closed last July 3. Leaving me for almost a whole month on a “No Work. No Pay” status.

It was a nightmare. I couldn’t begin to imagine what to do next– but in the end, I found a way to calm myself down.

I have dived into the world of games. CALL OF DUTY was my go to for all the stress that I had been experiencing.

Thankfully, after awhile– Tonight, I’ll be able to get back to work. But, if there is one thing that I have realize during the whole month of JULY is that I cannot afford to lose my job.

I’ve realized that every minute of my time and penny counts. I’m eternally grateful to the friends who’ve stuck with me throughout these troubling times. My hope is that come in August we get to see better updates and more of us survive this crazy world we currently call our New Normal.

Now– I’m not sure how is life from where you are from. But, I want you to know I’m here if you need someone to talk to.

Don’t hesitate to send me a message or leave me a comment about what’s going on inside your mind. If there’s anything I can do– even though its only a tiny gesture of kindness. I’ll be there.

I know this doesn’t tell you much, so allow me to share a few insights. What is more painful than being stagnant during the #Covid19 #GlobalPandemic is not knowing if you were safe all this time or if you’ve got a job to go back to. So, if you’re currently going through something similar. Don’t ever take it lightly.

Talk to someone.

Find an outlet.

Survive.

A Time in Corona

“The struggle is real.”

       A phrase or expression that we often read on post, hear on other people’s stories when they face reality, and in this simple phrase, we realize that this individual has never lived a day in his life crawling. They were one of the few fortunate souls, blessed with love, care and resources in their lives.

Nowadays, I feel no different than the average joe. However, whenever feelings of great struggle begin to greet me, I remember that I was once one of those fortunate souls.

I have lived a life filled with opportunities— and although, I may have not felt it then. I now realized that, even though I had not given my 100% in certain scenarios and aspects of my life.

I owe it to everyone who has supported me along the way, that I came this far.

Slowly things are making sense.

Work, Family and even life itself.

Even when this sense of understanding is temporary, I do know that I should take this time to learn from my past experiences.

I want to take this time in writing, that when I stated earlier on the phrase. I wanted to share how difficult things had been recently. The virus spreading in a mass of number, the strict rules of social distancing and the whole Enhanced Community Quarantine which eventually led to MCEQ (Modified Community Enhanced Quarantine).

Today, I would like to share how much the Time in Corona has shaped me into a person. No longer I am watching the world quietly on the sides, snapping commentary post as an excuse to post as a what could seem close to a voice or individual opinion on Facebook.

Now, I know what you might possibly come up as an argument. Some of you might think that I do not value the freedom of speech and the likes, but that is beyond the point that I am making.

I hope you’ll hear me out and read the rest of this post.

My argument is that, we simply need to be more responsible with the words and thoughts we share.

I mean as a country, no matter what age you are in— your fear should not dictate your vision for the future of this country.

Humanity is overrated.

An idea not so often entertained by the masses in fear of judgement from the very eyes of the people they love and cherish. Let alone the preachers who would often bask in the name of the Lord and shame those who wish to speak the truth of the colors of man.

Right now, we are under this certain predicament due to the global pandemic that is Covid-19. However, it does not excuse us all to besiege the countries worth.

I am neither pro nor anti-government. My vision is for a better world for the Philippines and I chose to spread the word in my writing. This post is merely to state that, we cannot spend every waking hour in an argument of What could have been done to prevent this from happening but, what should be done from the virus spreading. I think everything under the words that pertain to prior to, should be held on hold.

I hope that as a country—

We are reminded that the only way to survive such threat to our lives, is to stand as one. Together.

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