Monday, October 25, 2021

Wood Knock

 Got stressed today because I could feel her anxiousness. But in general at least it was still manageable and she seems to relax now. Whenever I'm facing this, I can't help but imagine the worst case scenario. I don't know why I do this to myself. I'm scared everyday and I distract myself everyday. But you can't escape it really. Oh Dear Lord please soothe our souls. 

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Divide / Conquer

 Since restrictions have loosened there are now recreational areas in NCR open to the public even kids and seniors. There's this controversial "beach" that is now swarmed by people. Quite scary looking actually. A potential super spreader event. It does bother minors are allowed there and yet schools are largely closed. Oh well, it's really hard to love the country and general public these days.  But I really need to fight feeling this way to the common Pinoy. We are all being manipulated one way or another. I watched this documentary earlier about the conflict of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in Cyprus and one comment struck me and it came from an old woman who witnessed the conflict all her life and she said politics found a way to to instill hate toward each other to better control us. I can feel that more than ever. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Priorities

 Finished a work task that I was supposed to be done with yesterday but I had concentrating problems. It's due on Monday so I still had enough but I was hoping not to do any work stuff on a weekend! That's really a big challenge working from home, so many distractions at home to be honest. Usually I get things better at night when there are no more errands to do. Not complaining of course and I'm just glad I have work that allows me to do a hybrid office-home setup especially with what happened to my personal life this year, I really need to have a lot of time spent at home taking care of family needs. 


Friday, October 22, 2021

Pondering

 I made a choice although I'm not the prime decision maker but I made my voice heard and seems we're on the same page as well. To be honest, it's a scary choice but the thing is I'm trusting my gut. It also came with the sad acceptance of the inevitability. But not gonna think about it too much because it will drive me mad. But fear is engulfing me too. Lord please give us a sign it's the right choice.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Check Up

Tatay renewed his driver's license today and a medical checkup was needed and for the first time since 2018 he finally consulted a doctor again! Thank God he is generally in good health and still fit to drive. Underlying issue is high blood pressure where doctor gave him new maintenance medicines. It's a relief and may God bless Tatay and let him have continue to have good health 

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Safe Watch

Today media release from Cinema Exhibitors Association of the Philippines references a recent study in Germany which concluded cinemas are safer than almost any other indoor environment, as long as safety guidelines are followed like mask-wearing and proper air ventilation

Quoting the press release:

The same German research took into account the following factors in its conclusion:

1. People spend an average of only two hours at a cinema 

2. People inside the cinema simply sit down and face the same direction which is known to reduce transmission risks

3. People are not talking to each other during a movie, which minimizes possibility of infection


And the protocols that will be admitted that was patterned set by America’s National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and endorsed by epidemiologists. 

Monitoring of moviegoers’ body temperature as they enter the cinema

Moviegoers to present authentic vaccination card

Implement regulations set by the IATF and LGUs on facial coverings

No eating inside the cinema

Enforce socially-distanced seating

Encourage contact-less transaction in ticket-purchasing

 Improved air ventilation

Availability of hand sanitizers at the cinema entrance

 Mandatory hand-washing every 30 minutes for cinema employees

Deep cleaning between screenings

 

And as the president of the Cinema Exhibitors Association of the Philippines said

“We have devoted the past 19 months of cinema closure identifying solutions and precautions based on science.  We will implement these measures to confidently welcome back movie fans to cinemas and send them home safe.”

So yes I'm definitely in favor of the reopening of the theaters, give them a chance to prove they can do this safely! An estimated 300K lost their jobs due to the cinema closures so this would help them.

It was already announced that November 10 would be the reopening date followed by Warner Bros Philippines announcing Dune will be one of the movies opening that day.

Rooting for a safe return to the cinemas!. 




Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Not Quite

 I asked a person in the know and he said to me that like almost all cinemas are still not open despite being allowed  because well basically they have no manpower anymore. And still waiting if they can remain open for good. A lot of cinemas invested in safety protocols back in February in anticipation of a March reopening and we know what happened with that. It really crushed the hearts of many workers. Now a lot of them aiming for November reopening if things can go well but they remain skeptical and that they will be closed again. Hopefully this will work out smoothly soon enough, for people to get their jobs back and restore the way movies are best seen. Safely of course! I heard that local movie distributors are already preparing their titles! Hoping for the best really

Monday, October 18, 2021

Reel



Big thanks to my video editor James patiently searching all the hard drives on my vault to compile the title cards of the all of the programs we aired on TeleNovela Channel Philippines Our little channel's history in the decade of its existence! I'm a proud channel coordinator! :)
 

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Sent!

 Whew, that work task I procrastinated yesterday is finally done! I worked on it all day and finished just right now. But I didn't cram the work and I honestly said was very focused and didn't rush stuff. I was keen on the details because I don't want to mess this up as this could be a start for additional task that will honestly benefit me in the long run so hopefully my work will have good feedback so I can expect more to come!

Saturday, October 16, 2021

A Little Pressure

 I was supposed to do a work-related stuff today but I put it off because I just want to relax for the day but tomorrow I NEED to finish this task which is halfway done so hopefully I can pull it off.  I need to concentrate so I can do it well. It's not an easy task to be honest and I really should have worked on it today. I feel guilty but I've worked hard this week so I justify my procrastination that I need some time to do something that can relax me! Hopefully, it won't bite me in the end. Can't afford to mess this up