Lockdown Musings 1 / Don’t Stop til It’s Over

As I’m typing this, Temper Trap‘s “Sweet Disposition” is on that part, where the vocalist goes “….don’t stop ’til it’s oveeeeeeeer….” over and over. And I thought, hey! that would really make a good title for this post. Ergo πŸ‘†πŸ».

Just a few minutes ago, I was trying not to choke on a bottle of ice-cold, plain C2 (the one in green). I wasn’t sweating like a pig today, but my skin is still uncomfortably sticky from dried sweat. If you must know, it’s still crazy hot today so I’m glad this drink really did help lower my body temp by half a degree celsius lol. Thinking about it now, I’ve been actually addicted to this for more than a decade now. Not a lot of people like this —-no fact checking needed (which is very favorable to me especially in this era of hoarding), but I genuinely do, thanks to my high school seatmate, Mish Umali, who introduced this to me while we were talking about UAAP and Larry Fonacier, one fine afternoon.

I had to suddenly stop typing to glance at my phone. The song that’s currently playing is really catchy. I really need to save it or I’m gonna regret it forever. It’s quite amusing that the song is actually called “Eat, Sleep, Wake (Nothing But You)” as that is probably what most of us do these days, in between work. Now, that is getting into my “Quaranchill” Playlist!

The songs that followed were all new to me, but nonetheless equally catchy, and save-worthy! LOL. Don’t you like how smart the internet is nowadays? On Spotify, there is this autoplay option, which basically just prompts your app to play similar tracks when the song or playlist you’re listening to ends. Whoever thought of this idea should get half of what everyone pays for for the service. LOL! The concept is pure genius and I appreciate it more than a gallon of free ice cream on a freakishly hot day! You don’t even need a playlist anymore these days. All you do is think of 1song and from there, Spotify will decide which songs to play next for you. And that my friends, is how you discover new music!

I think that this is the same prediction technology they use in online shopping apps and sites. Like I said, smart! The other day, I tried out the Google assistant on my phone for the first time and was asking her to do a couple of tasks for me. I can’t believe how Black Mirror-ish this thing is. My friend, Nin once told me that the stuff we see on that show will probably be what we will have in the near future, just as how we used to only see smartphones on movies of the past.

Funny ‘coz no matter how I feel like I won’t be able to keep up with new technology, I still always do. Even my parents do! LOL. Pretty brilliant how we, humans adapt well to the changing times and for me, that is a gift in itself!

Heck, we could be back in an ice age right now and still manage to survive, just as how we have in the past months on lock down.

I myself developed a new routine at home as my way of adjusting, and I blame that for the changes in my behavior and thinking, but all is good now. It even got me to write again, which I hope is a good thing, right?

I have so much more to share —–movies I’ve seen, webinars that pushed me to get back on my feet, photographs that I’ve taken on lock down, books that I hoarded, meditation practices that calmed me down, dating apps I’ve tried, dishes I cooked, workout apps I currently adore, more songs that I’ve discovered and things that I’ve been so passionate about. I’m gonna have to break them down into different posts so as not to overwhelm. After all, there’s already too much that is going on, we don’t need any more of that. 😜

So, wherever you are in the world right now, I pray that it’s safe from negative energies that pull you down and that you help stop it from spreading, and yeah, don’t stop ’til it’s over!

Well, look at that! I actually finished an entire post after a loooooooong time. Looks like I’m over my creative block which I’ve struggled with for several weeks! I’ll talk about that on a separate post. For now it’s Ciao and……

Cheeeeers and stay home and safe!