0241C: Counting Your Blessings

Metro Manila Community Quarantine - Day 16

Writing yesterday's blog post got me a little down, so I'm going to focus on the good stuff instead.

I recognize that I'm super lucky that Tobie and I are quarantined together. Beyond the fact that many couples have been separated by the Luzon lockdown, there are others who are dealing with this quarantine entirely alone in their own apartments and condos.

BGC is a nice place to get quarantined in as it's one heck of a pleasant barangay. Thus far groceries remain decently stocked as long as you invest the time to queue and get through all the additional protection measures in place. Things have been quiet even outside curfew hours.

I'm lucky that my family also lives in HGC and despite quarantine restrictions I'm able to visit them from time to time to help make sure they remain well-supplied and remain safe. A crisis like this is the perfect time to live within walking distance of your loved ones.

It's fortunate that the Sietch is a comfortable place to wait out this quarantine period. We have a decent DSL connection and are able to stream media and manage video conferences for both work and personal reasons without too many issues. We're decently stocked and resupply hasn't been an issue.

The internet and social media are doing a lot to keep us in touch with friends despite all the craziness. We've done everything from direct Google Hangouts Meet calls, Facebook Live sessions while we game and all that fun stuff.  Ultimately, it's pretty easy to check on friends as long as they stay connected and you put in a bit of effort. You just have to take the time to do so and make sure those who are important to you are still okay.

This quarantine probably isn't going to end anytime soon, but this will all even eventually. There is a light a the end of the tunnel. It's just going to be a bit of a struggle to get to the other side of this.