Stay Sane: Live Online Sessions To Add To Your Quarantine Schedule
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, April 07, 2020 12:30am
Art by Dani Elevazo
We are now in the third week of the enhanced community quarantine. The government orders us to stay indoors for the safety of our health until they lift the quarantine. We’re pretty sure you’ve had a serious series/movie marathon, gave the Dalgona coffee a whisk, and uploaded numerous videos on TikTok.
If you’re looking for something new to do, there are artists and organizations that host live online sessions that can be worth your time. Here are some of them:
We’re pretty sure you miss the local gig scene, especially if you’re a regular gig-goer. The community quarantine prohibits us from enjoying our favorite music artists and bands, but we can still do that through Rakista Radio. They host Live Jam Sessions and you might want to tune in to them.
Have no means of going to an actual gym or fitness workshop? Empire FitClub can help you with that. Their live videos will help you create a routine of fitness and working out even during this time of pandemic.
For your spiritual needs, Favor Church in Shangri-La Plaza holds Lunchtime Chats with James from Monday to Friday. This could be your source of encouragement in the time of fear and panic.
Local independent band KE holds online gig sessions on Facebook every weekend. The group’s frontman, Gab Cabangon, has done one of the sets to raise funds for the Ateneo Graduate School of Business donation drive for our healthcare workers.
Quarantine won’t stop us from learning. Vibal Group uses their page during this time to hold live videos of storytelling and learning sessions. They’ve held sessions like “Inspiration and Ideas for Creative Writing” and even educated people on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Autism Society of the Philippines
The Autism Society of the Philippines continues to help parents and guardians of children with autism through Ask the Experts Live where they can ask professionals how to handle their kids. They’ve also recently held a Yoga for Kids sessions through their page.
Sayaw PD, Dance for Parkinson's
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 2 pm, Sayaw PD holds live online Dance classes for people with Parkinson’s disease and senior citizens.
These sessions are not only informative but help our well-beings to. We look forward until everything gradually returns back to normal, but in the meantime, let’s be patient and use our resources to relieve boredom.