Episode 7

Published on:

19th May 2020

Modifying our Lives in the GCQ (General Community Quarantine)

Anton, Rache, and Spanky talk about the Power of Positivity during these days, and why it's so important for Mental Health-- which boosts our Physical Strength. Spread Hope and Faith instead of Sharing Fake News and Rumors!!!

"Yes, The Filipino Can". We discuss the intrinsic resiliency of our nation, and how this will help us all bounce back starting now.

And we list down our Desert Island TV Series: the ones we love to watch over and over again, our all-time favorite shows!

Episode Outline

00:30 : Life in the Time of Corona

-How will we resume our daily routines (safely!) in the MECQ?

08:00 : Promoting Positivity!!!

-Responsible Social Media for everyone's Mental Health: Be Optimistic and Not Toxic!

19:00 : Awesome Innovations of the Restaurant and Tourism industries as they Bounce Back

29:00 : The Intrinsic Resiliency of Filipinos that makes us overcome all adversities

-Praying for the day (soon!) when we can go back to Church again

40:00: Desert Island TV Series

-What are the 5 shows we will watch on an island if we get stranded, just like how we're stranded at home too!

1:01:00 “Eight Weeks Later”

-Our Good Vibes Editorial

p.s. here's the Bourdain episode we mentioned


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Anton Diaz

Anton Diaz worked for Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the biggest multinational company in the country, for more than 12 years after college before becoming a full-time first-time
Digital Entrepreneur. He was P&G’s Chief Information Officer when he finally quit his day job and decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008.

OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the No. 1 food and travel media in the Philippines with millions of followers and readers and is still organically growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets of a Destination” and to inspire Filipinos to live an awesome life in the Philippines.

Like a continuing autobiography of his family’s food and travel adventures, Anton created theblog as a love letter to his four sons—Aidan, Joshua, Raphael and Yugi. It was in 2015 when he
realized that the kids were not reading the blog, but when he started doing video stories, they watched these over and over again. This motivated him to start his Facebook and Youtube
video channels and adopt a mobile-video first approach to digital story telling.

Anton was recognized as one of Go Negosyo's Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Awardees in 2010 and was featured in its 7th book, "Go Negosyo's 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs," in 2011. In 2015, he received the first Tourism Star Award for Media from the Department of Tourism for his invaluable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and
destinations through his blog Our Awesome Planet, thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best of what the Philippines has to offer.

Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the world’s Top 50 Travel Blogs.