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It has been over a month since the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest took place in Rotterdam. It feels like a long time, since I’ve written something, and used WordPress. I know I’ve been quiet, but I just wanted to write about what I’ve been up to, and I hope that you are all doing well and keeping safe.
I have to be honest, after waiting for an extra year for Eurovision, I did get a bit tired of it. I’m gonna be honest, I actually stopped listening to Eurovision songs after the Grand Final took place. So I took some time away from listening to Eurovision songs and limited any exposure to them whatsoever. I know this seems overkill, but it actually helped if I’m being honest. Also, there are other things I needed to get on with as you can see in the next sections.
The first thing I did, was to focus on the day job. I know that on social media, people see I fly everywhere (pre-pandemic), and attend all these NF shows and of course Eurovision. However, behind the scenes, I had to work to ensure I got to attend these shows, and fly to these countries. Currently, work is going well, I’m planning to do more exams, in order to progress further in my role.
Not going to lie, I didn’t think I would be adding this to my list. However, just recently I seem to have come into contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. Hope that person is well and that they recover from it. But at the time of publishing, this is my last day of self-isolating and I can go out tomorrow.
This has been mainly important. For the past month, I’ve done nothing but chill and rest on my bed, every single night. I’ve been focusing more on my mental health, and not doing things excessively. Whether it’s watching movies, or just going for a walk or even going out shopping on a day trip, or even dying my hair lol, to quote Roxen.
Self love.. it’s never gone pic.twitter.com/7Xaitsg0C9— Timvision (@eurovision_tj) June 10, 2021
In addition to that, I’ve been looking at what the Filipino mainstream media has to offer. Coming from the Philippines, I do get homesick. With the current COVID restrictions imposed (At the time of publishing, you are required to quarantine for 10 days, and self-isolate for 4 days), the only connection I have is Food, and of course, watching Filipino movies and TV shows.
At the time of writing, I’m currently watching two drama shows “Init Sa Magdamag (trans. Heat Overnight)”, “Huwag Kang Mangamba (trans. Never Fear)”, which airs every day. Sometimes if I’m in the mood I also watch the longest Action Drama “FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano (transl. FPJ’s The Provincial Man)” In addition, I also watch every afternoon the noontime variety show “It’s Showtime“. Every day this list grows, but there’s only so much time to watch the shows. I actually applaud the network producing these shows. They might not have a franchise to air the shows on Free-TV but at least ABS-CBN is still going “In The Service of the Filipino”
Looking forward to the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest season
Now we’ve come to the conclusion. After a month’s rest, I’ve recharges my batteries, I feel refreshed, I feel eager, and looking forward to what’s to come over the next year. My Love for the Eurovision Song Contest is as strong as ever., it feels like I got my rhythm back once again.
In addition to that, I’m working with a new fansite going forward. We’re very new, but I hope that I’m able to get your support and we look forward to bringing you new content for this season, bringing you a slice of life to the contest that we love.
So here’s to the upcoming season, wherever in Italy we may end up in May 2022.
News Source: That Eurovision Site
Photo Source: Tim J