These Feel-Good Stories Will Brighten Up Your Week Even During A Pandemic
Watching the news and getting the latest COVID-19 stats help us stay informed. However, it leaves us feeling anxious too just by seeing the numbers go up and down. But then there are stories which reassure us that we can get through this pandemic together. Below, some feel-good content you need to check out:
Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto to Pasigueños: "Kahit nasa bahay lang kayo, maligo pa rin kayo."
In his Facebook live video session last April 16, Mayor Vico Sotto updated Pasigueños with the latest news on COVID-19 testing, food coupon distribution for public school students, and local government efforts to ease their worries during quarantine. Jump to the 49:40 mark for something you might need to hear today.
Cainta Mayor Kit Nieto continues to auction some of his sneakers to help support families.
Some families living in Cainta didn’t get to avail financial assistance through the DSWD social amelioration program. So, Mayor Kit Nieto thought of other ways to help them. "Naisip kong mag-auction ng ilang gamit ko tas yung proceeds bigay ko sa mga hindi na-cover [para] makatulong kahit papaano." Some of the sneakers being sold include Air Jordan 11 Bred, Jordan 1 Low Travis Scott, and a Spider-Man Air Force 1. He continues to sell three new pairs a day. And he’s now on his fourth auction as of writing.
Frontliners are getting more free food thanks to this group of volunteers.
Frontline Feeders Philippines consist of chefs, restaurant owners, NGOs, and other volunteers who want to make sure our frontliners won’t get hungry while on duty. The group coordinates with different establishments that can help them prepare and deliver meals to more hospitals in the Metro and other cities.
Let's not forget that Valenzuela is a city, not a country. Plus, it’s doing well with their mass testing operations.
Valenzuela City Mayor Rex Gatchalian got flak for the wrong yet funny reasons. Netizens thought he allowed a holy procession to take place in Valenzuela when in fact this procession happened in Venezuela—the country, not the city! In a tweet posted last April 9, Mayor Gatchalian clarified, "Mga Sirs and Ma'ams, Mayor po ako ng dakilang lungsod ng Valenzuela. Hindi po ng bansa na Venezuela..." LOL!
As of writing, Valenzuela City is now busy conducting 115 COVID-19 tests a day. They’re expected to be done with mass testing on suspect cases, probable cases, and frontliners this weekend.
A fashion designer creates Power Rangers-inspired PPE suits for healthcare workers.
Iloilo-based fashion designer-slash-registered nurse Adrian Pe is known for his colorful PPE suit designs for frontliners working at The Medical City Iloilo. He’s previously done a Teletubbies set which are also very cute.
In his Instagram post, Adrian talks about his idea behind the Power Rangers theme: “My goal is for each members of the healthcare team to feel confident rather than scared when they step inside the battlefield each day. The Pink Ranger once said, ‘We can't change the past but we can work for a better future.’ I hope these hazmat suits empower everyone, nurses and patients alike. It's morphin' time!” We know a true Power Rangers fan when we see one!
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There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!