Racing through the Pandemic

Until we reach that point where the coronavirus is completely eradicated or at least a vaccine be discovered to protect us from acquiring the virus, the new normal would be living amidst COVID-19. We are all anxious as we see the rise and fall on the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 announced by the Department of Health at around 5 in the afternoon. We become hopeful with the number of recovered cases, and we break our hearts as we see the number of deaths that sweep the nation daily. We try to arm ourselves with face masks, face shields, hand sanitizers, and prayers that we will not contract nor bring home the virus to our loved ones.

Whether we like it or not the greatest pandemic of this generation will bring about the biggest changes in our lives – the way we do business, how we interact with people, and our compassion for our fellow men.

Take the case of Arbie Jacinto, a top executive in an advertising agency, president-elect of The Rotary Club Mandaluyong Premier District 3800, car collector and racing champion.

“Like everyone else, I had to adjust initially. It was an abrupt change from getting to go anywhere anytime. I wanted to just stay within the confines of my home for the whole day. I don’t even keep track of the days anymore. It was more of a day-night situation. With all my spare time, I got to thinking about the more important things in life like spending quality time with my family,” he narrates.


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Introvert, wanderer, blogger, foodie, a hip-hop music writer, and one of the co-founders of a tech start-up company called GigsManila.