By Queen A.
September 13, 2021 1:01pm CST
Hello MyLot people. I hope everyone is safe and sound. I just want to share something. I don't want to make everyone sad but, I just want somebody to talk about it and it really matters to me, and I... well... here it goes... I am a Filipino, and I am one of those people who are really affected by this pandemic. It's not only about being affected financially, emotionally and everything but also about our accustomed ways. Filipinos, as you know are very hospitable people. It's what we are, and it's what we've known ever since. Wherever we go, we just have this feeling of sharing, welcoming, giving warmth to others even in our hardest times. I just missed those moments, how I really miss those times. Because of the pandemic, we lost that biggest part of our culture. I understand that in order for us to be safe is to stay away apart from everyone else, even our neighborhood. Some are with their families, others can't because of the lockdowns. I am just sad that we lost that ability (Hospitality and warmth), and I am hoping this pandemic will end soon before we get used to this situation.
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That, I believe, is one thing this pandemia has corrected. We Filipinos overdo everything to the extent that it is no longer correct. For example: Christmas begins in September which becomes an abomination of the season. Children do not know any longer what Christmas means. They think Christmas is shopping, gifts, traffic and endless parties. Only in the Philippines are Christmas parties celebrated on the first week of December to accommodate all the other parties lined up... The true essence of Christmas is lost in the hullabaloo of shallow activities.
• Daytona Beach, Florida
You don't have to lose that part of yourself. You can adapt it and keep kindness in your heart. When you do have to be around people, just smile and offer kind words when speaking to each other. In times like this, the tiniest gestures go a long way.