25 Jun What Type of Quarantine Socializer are you According To This Viral Video
NEWS FLASH: Social Distancing is a lie. LOL, Sorta. Don’t worry! We want to #FlattenTheCurve and staying 1 to 2 meters apart can do that. However, we think the term “social distancing” isn’t the best term to keep yourself free from the virus. Physical distancing is more fitting.
To say that people are socially distanced and should socially distance during this time of crisis would be a huge contradiction. You’ve probably reconnected with your distant relatives or rekindled with friends that simply lost touch (pun intended). In a time when we’re all apart, we’re all still so together. And thanks to technology, staying social and connected has never been easier. Socializing is not perfect, but it is what we have for now and it’s still pretty amazing if you think about it!
We’re months into the local lockdown and we stan this viral vid from Heineken and how it’s giving us all the #Quarantine Feels! It’s a totally NO B.S. depiction of how fun and clumsy socializing during quarantine is. Plus, we totally related to a ton of the people in the vid! Which makes us wonder, what type of socializer are you?
The Signal Searcher
Frozen screen, distorted audio, pixelated visuals. We’re all too familiar with this friend and sometimes, this friend is us. Running around your house looking for the best signal, saying “Sorry! ‘Eto, okay na?” multiple times, the struggle is real! You’ve probably refreshed your home Wi-fi and tried connecting to your mobile data just to stay in the loop. Cheers, sis!
Is he there? Is she here? They’re logged in but their video is off, oh the mystery! Sometimes they even give you front row seats to their ceiling. If you’re the type to lurk and just tune into the latest chika, no judge! Just know that your friends would still love to see your face, though!
The Proud Pet Owner
Who doesn’t love this quarantine socializer?! From board meetings to random e-numans, pets are always welcome to crash virtual meetings! Seeing their cute kitty or adorable K9 on the screen instantly brightens up everyone’s mood. We need them to keep us together! Unless they walk on your keyboard and accidentally exit you from the chat.
The LDR Newbies
Who knew your last date with bae before March 15 would be your last?! All couples living apart were placed into immediate LRDs thanks to the quarantine. How many times have you locked yourself in your room, lying on your bed, cozying up with your S.O. via chat only to have your phone drop on your face? Too many times, that’s how many. Stay strong, love birds!
The Silent One
We know how intuitive and user-friendly video call softwares are, tutorials are barely needed. However, let’s admit it, we’ve all made this mistake AT LEAST ONCE during the quarantine. Be it a catch-up with your work team or a rant-sesh with your squad, we’re spoken up in a con-call and forgot to turn our mic on! DON’T LIE TO US, WE’VE ALL DONE THIS AT SOME POINT. Did you even quarantine if you didn’t?!
You’re the leader of your squad, the life of the party, the one who sets up the virtual meeting room! What would this quarantine be without you?! People will be lost and bored, that’s what! We can also tell that you’re the resident Friday Night pasiumuno. Your contact list miss your “WRU? I’m in The Island, G? Beer is on me!” texts. For now, keep on sending those group video calls, they are giving everyone life during these dark times.
For those with OFW fam members or simply had an LDR even prior to the quarantine, video get-togethers are second nature! You know when to call (considering the time difference) and you know where to prop-up your phone to get the best angle. The quarantine hasn’t really changed much in your socializing routine. If anything, it might have made it stronger! Share your tips pls!
Picture this: party on your phone, work on your laptop. Thanks to WFH set-ups, racing a deadline or working in general can be more pleasant by having your friends chat up in the background while you’re finishing up on some work! This also applies to the people who do their skincare or online shopping during a video party #TimeIsGold
Be it your mom yelling in the other room or your neighbor’s energetic rooster, there’s always one person in the video call party that is bound to have some funny noise in the background. This person has probably tried his/her best to huddle somewhere sound-proof in their house after realizing how humiliating it is to hear your mom’s rants on the news loudindly in the background.
During these difficult times, we hope you’re doing okay and better than yesterday. If not, we highly recommend cracking a cold Heinieken open and video calling your closest friends or fam. Let’s get through this pandemic apart but together.
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