It is no doubt that the quarantine period has changed a lot in all aspects of our lives. From our usual dining experience to our choice of spending leisure time, or exercise, and to literally our everyday routine, the absence of the pre-COVID life can largely be felt. Luckily for some, the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) has been a way to have ample time for their loved ones inside their homes. The 28-year old Alya Salvador proves that love, even at the time of COVID, deepens and does not falter with the right person.
Alya, a Suntrust condo unit owner in Quezon City is making the most out of the community quarantine by discovering new hobbies with her husband, JM Costales. Since ECQ’s implementation, the newlywed has found ways to make their #StayAtHome experience fun and memorable. She is an Account Manager while JM is a Customer Service Head at Megaworld Corporation, so they were both stay-at-home employees during the quarantine. As a young couple, Alya and her husband have been learning new things together as their bonding at home. For them, the abundance of quality time has brought them closer, strengthening their foundation.
She is an avid fan of prosthetic make-up for almost three years now and even has a Youtube channel, @alyacostales, for make-up tutorials that she has showered with new videos during the lockdown. JM, being a supportive husband even agreed to do a Husband challenge on youtube with Alya as his model.
“He enjoyed doing my make-up as he was surprised to find out that there are lots of brush types. He even said he understands now why ladies take time when picking up make-up tools,” shared Alya, reminiscing the time they shot the said youtube episode for her channel. Exploring the grounds of this new life phase, they are currently enjoying each other’s company, putting fun times and adventures ahead of creating a family while pampering this little furbaby, Chiqui, as their own child.
Her newfound skills in cooking also astonished her partner, as he was used to seeing his wife be served with meals by their former housekeeper.
According to the young couple, they’ve been enjoying their stay at their own space more during the lockdown. Aside from maximizing the time they have inside their condo unit, they also appreciate the full effort of the condominium’s management to make the community COVID free.
“They are exerting efforts. With the measures that they do from putting proper markings on the floor, disinfecting the elevators, to having feet sanitizers, we just felt really safe.” Alya commended all the frontliners of their community for their extended effort in keeping their community safe.
“The guard, the admin, and maintenance are very proactive. I want to commend them for making our place safe” added the satisfied unit owner.