It’s Been A Year (Poetry + Rant)

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Sense of touch that we miss,
and the feel of your soft lips
it’s been a year since all of these
has been taken away in a bliss.

To be apart from each other
and should’ve made us closer
like a war with a terrible leader
feels like our days are numbered.


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The pandemic is not getting away anytime sooner. It has been a year but it feels like we’re back from the very beginning. My country the Philippines has gone under another “lockdown” for 1 week as cases of COVID-19 had a surge these past couple of days. As Filipinos beginning to feel complacent as they’re adjusting to the new normal, we are back where we started but worst.

I’m saying that this lockdown is worst because the country can no longer afford an extended lockdown due to economic reasons. The capital of the country Metro Manila plus other areas like Bulacan, Cavite, and Laguna (NCR Plus) is currently on lockdown for only a week, and the government specifically said in their press conference that it is unlikely for them to extend this lockdown which from my point of view sounds like “whatever happens after this lockdown, we are going back to normal and just let things be”. You can’t contain a surge of cases in just a week. It has been a year and our COVID response still has no concrete plan on how to contain this virus except for naming quarantine schemes for a whole year. What is the use of this lockdown when people can actually still go out and the government is just imposing a curfew? Does the virus have schedule on when they are active?

The Philippine government failed from the very beginning of this Pandemic and it didn’t even get a chance to redeem itself.

  • Failed to make a concrete plan when number of cases were rising. Instead, imposed a nationwide lockdown and poured all the funds for military checkpoints, and gave unorganized LGU aids when they should’ve gave the majority of the funds to our health care system, mass testing, contact tracing, and other procedures that would’ve helped in containing the virus.

This is not about being a DDS supporter or not, you cannot avoid the fact that this administration is failing in handling this pandemic. Duterte administration’s sole priority this whole year was law and order, and they pour all their attention on that detail of governing. This is a virus where health is in jeopardy. Checkpoints and military is not going to defeat this virus. TESTING and BETTER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM will.

IT HAS BEEN A YEAR.

Take care everyone, be safe, wear a mask.


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6 Positive Habits to Maintain After the Pandemic

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The pandemic forced all of us to make adaptations in our daily lives. We had to find new ways to work, exercise, educate our children, shop, socialize, and relieve stress. While adopting these changes hasn’t been easy, people have picked up some excellent habits as a result. Don’t let these positive behaviors disappear with the pandemic! Here are some great habits to hang onto even after the coronavirus is over.


Practice Self-Care at Home

The pandemic helped many of us realize that we don’t need to take a vacation or a trip to the spa for self-care. There are endless ways to practice self-care at home! Do yoga, cook a healthy meal, take a hot bath, try meditation, or create a calming evening routine. Cleansing your home of bad energy will also serve your self-care goals, especially if spending most of your time around the house these days. Redfin suggests transforming your home into a vibrant, rejuvenating space by cleaning, decluttering, and opening the windows to let fresh air flow through your space.

Make Time for Fun

Having fun is an essential element of any self-care routine. Although the pandemic stole many of our favorite pastimes, it opened the door to new types of fun. People picked up new hobbies, discovered new passions, and explored different types of entertainment.

For example, video games skyrocketed in popularity during COVID-19! Playing online video games is an excellent way to connect with friends and make new ones when you can’t go out and socialize in person. If you want to jump on the bandwagon, make sure your internet connection can handle online gaming. A fiber-optic connection from a provider like Verizon will minimize buffering and ensure your games run smoothly.

Spend More Time Outside

Looking to get out of the house? Head into the great outdoors! Nature offers excellent refuge from the stuffy interior of our homes during the pandemic. Plus, it’s easy to practice social distancing when we have plenty of space to spread out and steer clear of others. Spending time in natural environments is fantastic for our mental health, so try to maintain this habit going forward.

Pursue Your Passions

Making the switch to remote work—or losing work altogether—has prompted many people to pursue their passions and start home-based businesses. Starting your own business is an exciting way to earn a living and enjoy greater freedom in your professional life. If you’re preparing to launch a business right now, make sure you do it right! Forming an LLC can help you tackle your legal requirements and protect your personal assets from business debts or liabilities. Online formation services can help you cost-effectively navigate the steps involved in filing an LLC in your state.

Support Local Businesses

Remember to support other small businesses too! Many small businesses are still struggling to stay afloat in the wake of the lockdown, and your patronage can help them out. These small businesses provide jobs to your neighbors and keep money in your local economy. Whenever possible, buy your products from small businesses instead of big-box stores and major chains.

Wash Your Hands

It’s no secret that the pandemic has encouraged all of us to prioritize personal hygiene. In fact, 90% of Americans reported washing their hands more thoroughly after the outbreak. Frequent hand washing is a trend that can reduce rates of infection for numerous illnesses beyond COVID-19, including the common cold and the seasonal flu. Keeping your hands clean is one of the best ways to prevent illness and avoid spreading germs to others, so keep it up!

While no one can dispute the negative ramifications of the pandemic, this crisis has encouraged people around the world to pick up healthy habits and make positive lifestyle changes. Many of these trends have the potential to improve your health, happiness, and financial wellness into the future! So what positive changes have you noticed during the pandemic that you’d like to keep?


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The World Needed A Break

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Written last March 26, 2020

It’s like the world is ending
for the humans whose living
but the earth is mending
the toxicity the humans
keep creating.

The air is fresh to breathe
it’s sad that it come to this,
for the world to heal
we needed a disease.

Millions of lives are at stake,
it is a crisis for every state,
the world needed a break,
when will this evaporate?


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PORTAL

Everybody’s out there doing something.
I’m in here staring at the screen laughing,
trying to forget the world’s problem
but I ended up sinking at the bottom.

I am here lying in bed wishing for a portal
to go back to when everything was normal.
Looking for an escape— take me away.
I would never look back and there I’ll stay.

27 THINGS COVID-19 SHOWED THE WORLD BY PORTALKINI.COM

I don’t usually browse my Facebook feed nowadays, though this one post caught my attention as it was the first thing that I see when I opened the app. It shows some realizations about the world during this pandemic


1. USA is no longer the world’s leading country.

2. China won the 3rd world war without firing a missile and no one could handle it.

3. Vladimir Putin is a visionary.

4. Prevention saves more lives than acting at the last moment.

5. Health professionals are worth more than football players.

6. Europeans are not educated as they appear.

7. We are not mistaken when we ask for more hospitals and less war.

8. Children occupy a privileged place in nature.

9. Oil is worthless in a society without consumption.

10. Death does not distinguish race, color or social strata.

11. Human beings are opportunistic and despicable, no matter their socioeconomic position when raising prices.

12. Toilet paper is more important than food.

13. Social networks bring us closer, but it also the means to create panic.

14. Now we know how animals feel in zoos.

15. Today’s children no longer know how to play without internet or TV.

16. There are those who earn millions and do not serve humanity.

17. Computer engineers are important, they already know where the internet fell.

18. Health care workers are alone, abandoned and forgotten. Even so, they never give up.

19. Children are now educated as free thinkers by their parents.

20. Does aid favor the wealthy and needy? Those who live day-by-day are disoriented.

21. No pastor saved the coronavirus patients.

22. We started to appreciate the great gesture of trust, that also means shaking hands

23. Humans are the real viruses on this planet.

24. The planet regenerates quickly without humans.

25. We are not prepared for a pandemic.

26. Politicians take the opportunity to pull the rug from the rival.

27. More should be invested in health rather than festivals.


Do you agree with this list? Share your thoughts in the comments below 😊