Kea was an incoming college freshman when the pandemic started. A part of our savings was really for her first year tuition fee, if she did enroll. Because of the school uncertainty, Kea talked to us and she decided not to enroll yet. She graduated Senior High School with Honors, and we know she would do good in college. But, she was uncertain and doesn’t want to stress and force herself into remote learning. She feels like it could be a lot more stressful to new college students like her, because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Health & Fitness
Our dental health should never be neglected, even during this pandemic we are facing now. It took a little while for me to have the courage though. After more than a year of bearing the on and off toothache and gum bleeding, I was finally able to visit a dentist.
I have had issues with my “cuspid” since the last quarter of 2019. The pain wasn’t really strong and was just on and off, I decided to shrug it off. Then this pandemic happened – when the cuspid started to “fall off” on its own. Sadly, it was too late for me to save it, it obviously needed to be removed. but during the ECQ, dental clinics were closed. Again, I needed to endure the discomfort.
My girls and I needed a hair treatment badly. We just couldn’t and wouldn’t dare go to a salon because of the quarantine protocols that we need to abide. Unlike me, both my girls have straight hair. I was born with naturally curly hair and grew up with a love-hate relationship with it.
So, how do you find a competent dentist in the midst of this pandemic? Quite hard, right?
Are you one of the many who just had to somehow set aside or put on hold non-urgent dental care? Did you also have to wait until quarantine restrictions be lifted before you could visit your dentist? If yes, you are not alone.
Amidst the pandemic, many of us has failed to continue their skin care routine due to many different reasons. The government’s announcement of Enhanced Community Quarantine last March may have triggered worries and worst, anxiety for some. Others may have stressed over the fear of acquiring the disease from somewhere and carry it home to their family. For those who have the privilege of keeping their jobs and work-from-home still has hesitations and doubts which may trigger many skin problems. Our worries made us set aside our wants, travel plans, schooling, our vanity and we had to prioritize our needs instead – food and safe shelter.
During those months, numerous sellers offered different products online. One of the largest online shopping platform has gained so much more attention. Many beauty products were offered at a discounted rate even. I started the Curly Girl Method in the middle of this quarantine period and it was somehow hard to find the right products for my hair. As for skin care, it is good that we have enough of the creams we need for me and my daughter’s needs.