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by Anton Diaz
MNL POD: The Manila Podcast with Anton & Spanky

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! Support this podcast


Episode 6

Season 1

by Anton Diaz