Don’t let the wet season rain on your parade!
Here are some activities that you can do when the sun isn’t shining.
Get a Caffeine Fix
A cup of joe can help you brave the cold, rainy weather. Visit your favorite neighborhood coffee shop or brew yourself a cup or two at home. You’ll never go wrong with homegrown brands like Bo’s Coffee and Figaro’s. Why not try the concoctions at fast-growing Filipino coffee chain, Coffee Project? Aside from go-to staples Starbucks and The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, other international coffee chains like Costa Coffee, Tim Horton’s and Toby’s Estates are now just around the corner.
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Sign-up for an online course.
There’s no more excuse for not learning a new skill. Websites such as Coursera.org, Lynda.com and Alison.com partner with universities like Harvard and leading companies like Facebook to provide online courses covering different subjects. Most learning materials are accessible for free, but you can pay a fee if you want an official certification of completion.
Tip: TESDA has its own online program that offers courses ranging from animation to entrepreneurship. Visit https://www.e-tesda.gov.ph/ for more details.
Brush up on your kitchen skills.
Unleash your “Fat Kid Inside” just like Erwan Heussaff and give your squeaky clean kitchen the attention it deserves. With a little help from YouTube, you’ll hopefully make Chef Gordon Ramsay proud in no time. Aside from Erwan’s videos, other recommended channels are Tastemade, Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and Judy Ann’s Kitchen.
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Organize a movie marathon.
Nothing beats lazing on your bed all day while you hear the raindrops falling on your roof. Head over to the nearest movie theater to catch the latest blockbuster or “Netflix and chill” in the comfort of your home. The gloomy weather is the perfect backdrop as you watch films like Titanic, The Notebook and Hachiko. Still in the mood for more tearjerkers? Go ahead and bingewatch Miracle in Cell No. 7, Me Before You and One More Chance.
Squeeze in some time to do online shopping and bookings.
No need to take a rain check on grocery shopping. Stock up on supplies via on-demand grocery delivery service apps like Honest Bee and MetroMart. While stuck indoors, you might as well finalize the plans for that trip that you’ve been putting off. Get the bang for your buck when you book through websites like Hotels.com and AsiaTravel.com.
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