Manillennials on What They Didn't Expect Would Miss From Their Routines
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, March 20, 2020 8:38pm
Art by Ahl Mirambel
With the enhanced community quarantine implemented, we only have limited places to go to apart from our houses: grocery stores, drugstores, and banks. We only go to these establishments we have real business, if not, we are strictly ordered to stay indoors. And so the Metro Manila employees were kept from their usual routine of commuting and meeting people for their jobs.
These Manillennials share what they didn’t expect they would miss about their daily fast-paced city routine.
“Na-miss ko mag-lunch out. Pero na-miss ko rin mag-access sa network/database namin kasi ‘di siya fully accessible remotely. Nasanay din kasi ako na madami ginagawa tapos ngayon, wala.”
- Ronuel, Technical Engineer
“After-shift fellowship. Every after shift kasi, nagmamarehan kami ng officemates ko sa pantry kaya umaabot kami ng alas-onse sa opisina.”
- Levi, Sports and Entertainment Editor
"Ang pinaka nami-miss ko na 'di ko inaasahan is 'yungtraffic rush, pagbu-book ng Angkas. May ibinibigay siyang kakaibang thrill kung male-late ba ako or hindi."
- Gilbert, Senior High School Teacher
“Seryoso, na-miss ko 'yung paggamit ng tab ko. Nakakamiss mag-entertain ng clients. Tapos 'pag na-approve sila, magte-text or call na thankful sila na na-approve sila.”
- Sherylyn, Mobile Sales Officer
“‘Yung ingay ng katabi kong maboka. Yung magtatanong ka ng process kasi ‘di mo alam 'yung gagawin. ‘Yung magtuturo ka sa mga kasama mo.”
- Judy, Transaction Processing Associate
“Na-miss ko ‘yung Master Siomai sa may MRT Ortigas. Pero ‘di ko na-miss ‘yung MRT mismo.”
- Aldrin, Accounting Assistant
Although the city life may be tiring, it has become a part of us and it is unusual not to experience traffic and meet our bosses during work. But let’s use this time to be productive, help others during these times, and of course, always check and be thankful for our privileges.