Detox in the Time of Corona

I’m done with calling this mess a pandemic.

Probably I’ll use the term in my writing, but I don’t think I’ll talk about it in that way.

Besides, the show’s about to end sooner or later. We may not know whether there will be fireworks at the very end  (the ones that involve bullets, missiles, and rockets of all sorts and colors), but I’m glad that I’m still alive and kicking in the midst of it all.

I’ll just call it the corona. Better yet, I’ll just call it Rona.


At least there will be more vaccines coming for us Filipinos now. Victory is at hand!


On Friday, I went with my wife to a place called Treasure Mountain in Tanay, Rizal. It’s around two hours away from the metro, and it’s sufficiently far enough to hide the lights, hustle, and bustle of Metro Manila.

We both enjoyed breathing the fresh mountain air of the Sierra Madre range and gazing at the endless blanket of stars that shone above us. The moon was also in full bloom, and its light permeated everything in a subtle manner, giving our night walks a gentle mood that the city couldn’t provide. Of course, it didn’t hurt that the weather was cool and that we had a lot of food and drinks with us. It surely made for a great picnic at night, while talking about everything under the sun (or is it the moon)?

I want to do it again and again with the perso, as long as my money and body allows me to do so.


I want to lay back a bit and relax nowadays. I just survived a rollercoaster year!


If one has means and the time to do so, I highly recommend everyone to take that much-needed break, away from the bright lights of the LCD screen.

Seriously, our eyes, body, and soul would appreciate the time that we spend away from the busy vibrancy of the digital world.

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