What to Do When Bored

In trying times like this, especially with the imposed enhanced community quarantine, some of us might get bored staying at home – especially when there is no mentally stimulating activity. We can Netflix all the seasons of a series, play mobile games, or TikTok our way through this community lockdown. Here, we searched for interesting things to do so that we won’t get bored.

Netflix up to sawa

Netflix offers a wide variety of award-winning shows, movies, anime, documentaries, and more on thousands of internet-connected devices. The streaming service recently announced a new plan that only costs Php 149 a month. As of writing, the top ten at Netlifx are the following:

  • Pacific Rim
  • Lost Girls
  • Pandemic
  • Hi Bye, Mama!
  • Spenser Confidential
  • Pitch Perfect 3
  • Itaewon Class
  • Fifty Shades Freed (currently #3)
  • Kingdom (currently #2)
  • Crash Landing On You (currently #1)

We’re quite surprised that Crash Landing On You has surpassed Kingdom. Shookt!

Play mobile games

Have to say, a lot of friends have reached Epic and even Mythic playing Mobile Legends whilst on community quarantine. Did you know that multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile game ‘Mobile Legends: Bang Bang’ is considered one of the top-ranking mobile apps in the Philippines? The app was first released in 2016 and became one of the most popular apps in Southeast Asia. Moreover, it is among the first medal event esports competition at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines.

Explore Apps on Play Store

There’s plenty of ‘em – maybe one that’s perfect for you. According to Analytics website Similar Web ranked Google apps in the Philippines. Included in the list are Clash of Clans, Call of Duty Mobile Garena, Tongits Go, and Diamond Capsa Susun to mention a few.

Listen to local and foreign artists

So as the saying goes, support local! There are plenty of local artists in the Philippines that are worth listening to. Moreover, there are OPM favorites on Spotify. How about KPop? K-pop culture is becoming a universal phenomenon. Perhaps one of the famous K-pop song that became a worldwide hit is Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style’ in 2012. It was extremely viral that it engaged the international audience to a whole new level. K-pop artists have a unique way of expressing themselves – in creative dance numbers, colorful schemes, and playful effects. K-pop indeed has a strong following the country. The K-pop fandom led to the creation of K-pop groups and communities that share a passion with K-pop as a whole and K-pop with their favored boy/girl groups. Momoland, Blackpink, BTS are just some of the K-pop groups.

Enroll in an online course

In an article by GMA, it was stated that Ivy League schools including Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale and Columbia Universities and the University of Pennsylvania are offering free online courses. They topnotch universities offer free courses that cover several categories including Computer Science, Data Science, Programming, Humanities, Business, Art & Design, Science, Social Sciences, health & medicine, Engineering, Mathematics, Education & Teaching, and Personal Development.

Recognize that boredom can lead to listlessness. In an article by Wikihow, it was stated that boredom can lead to listlessness. It may even affect your ability to be productive. The Wiki article suggests focusing on goals – and not focus on the boredom itself. Here are more ways to beat boredom.

  • Don’t forget workout. Physical inactivity is detrimental to your health.
  • Learn a new skill. You can always learn a new one.
  • Start a garden. You can beat boredom and be helpful to the environment.
  • Reorganize your home. You can always have a fresh start at home.

If all else fails, let’s TikTok through this.

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