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MNL POD: The Manila Podcast with Anton & Spanky - Anton Diaz EPISODE 6, 9th May 2020
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! (Manila ECQ Edition)
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HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!! (Manila ECQ Edition)

Anton, Rache, and Spanky talk about how the Quarantine has allowed us to get to spend more time with our families~ in particular, our Mothers, and why we consider it such an awesome privilege.

We discuss how restaurants will bounce back over the next few months, and how we can help by launching EAT MNL.

And since we already feel like Castaways after two months, we list down our favorite music: the record albums we'll take with us if we're stranded on a desert island just like Tom Hanks!

Episode Outline

00:30 : Life in the Time of Corona 

- Sunday (online) Worship!

- Getting Ready for the GCQ

07:30 : Getting Healthier and Strengthening Our Immunity with YOLI and Nutritious Diets 

16:15 SexyTime in the GCQ 

Who is Ivana Alawi and why has she become so famous?

How will the Dating Scene change?

24:00 Happy Mother’s Day!!

How we’ll celebrate at Home 

The Privilege of Taking Care of our Moms during the Quarantine

Mother’s Day Delivery Menus

37:00 How will Restaurants Bounce Back in the New Normal?

Introducing EAT MNL: a new website to support home-based entrepreneurs

42:30 Desert Island Discs

What are the 5 records you will bring if stranded as a Castaway?

The Eraserheads & True Faith lead off Anton & Spanky’s lists!

1:00:07 “Seven Weeks Later”

Our Good Vibes Editorial

 

SEVEN WEEKS LATER . . .

Everyone is already anticipating the GCQ come May 16~

but I'm keeping a close eye on the roller coaster statistics

of the DOH. It's apparent that with more and more testing,

the hotspots will be identified, and decisions will have to

be made whether or not to continue the ECQ in the most

dangerous areas. 

Metro Manila seems to have plateaued, but as I always

remind everyone, we should not relax. The virus is still

out there, so we should continue practicing the protocols

we've gotten used to these past 49 days. More than ever.

But it's time to think about what to expect in the GCQ....


I suggest that we closely monitor Tacloban and the other

cities now under GCQ, along with provinces like Albay~

so far there have been no over-the-top reports of unruly

gatherings, the LGUs seem to be in full control, and the

citizens -- most of them -- are still behaving as if they're

still under ECQ. Which is exactly how things should be.


I pray there will be no crazy stampede to the partially

opened malls in Metro Manila next Saturday. Let's

cross our fingers --- I don't buy that crap that there will

be a "second wave" because we are still in the middle

of the first wave!!!


 Let's control this, and perhaps,

like New Zealand, Taiwan, and Vietnam - we can really

end the threat in the next couple of months, and have

a fighting chance to return to our usual boring normal.


Speaking of which, the term "new normal" rankles me

as much as "netizen" does. 


We're in a New Abnormal,

and I refuse to concede that this is how we will live our

lives for the foreseeable future. I'm forever the optimist

after all, 


and I will --- for the sake of all the children who

deserve to live a life unencumbered by masks --- hope

and pray, and believe, that someday soon, science will

succeed in eradicating this virus.


 And we'll return to our

everyday routines of work and school and yes, I'm even

looking forward to being stuck in rush hour traffic again!