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What’s Next: 5 Trending Activities During the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic caused significant changes. Aside from dealing with the health and economic consequences caused by the virus, many are also experiencing emotional challenges due to the lockdowns and self-isolation measures.

Since staying at home and repeating the same things every day can be mentally draining, embracing change and trying out something different is a must.

With free time on their hands, people are starting to pick up new hobbies. Since there’s still no definite date as to when this health crisis will end, finding something to be passionate about can go a long way to not only keep people busy but also help make this period fun, productive, and meaningful.

To help you get started, here are some hobbies and online activities you should try today:

1. Be your own chef

Learning how to cook different cuisines is the next best thing to traveling to your favorite spots. Cooking your own food also gives you more control over your diet and lets you save more money by steering away from expensive meals and delivery fees. But, apart from the practical benefits, one of its greatest upsides is that it’s also a fulfilling activity.

Whether you’re a beginner who wants to learn how to cook or an experienced chef who wants to discover new recipes, taking part in cooking classes can do wonders for you. Livestreams and seminars such as the 36-Hour Adobo Online Cooking Class can teach you new and fun ways to cook one of the country’s favorite dishes.

At the same time, preparing lunch and dinner with the people in your household is also a great chance to bond.

2. Create an indoor garden

Indoor gardening can be a relaxing and fruitful hobby. Similar to taking care of pets, cultivating plants of all shapes and sizes can teach you so many things. Maintaining an indoor garden can also improve the atmosphere of your home and bring about multiple health benefits.

Luckily, indoor gardening can be done whether you live in a suburban home or an apartment in the city. If you’re interested in building one, you can learn everything you need to know in this indoor gardening workshop.

3. Learn how to play an instrument

Everyone can agree that listening to music is one of the best ways to unwind. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument, many musicians are now offering online classes at affordable rates. Watching tutorial videos can be effective to a certain degree, but having a hands-on teacher to personalize your learning can help hasten the pace.

4. Pedal on a brand new bike

Gyms may be closed until further notice, but fortunately enough, this isn’t stopping people from taking steps towards wellness. If the home workout program you’ve followed for months is starting to lose its appeal, you should take it as a sign to switch things up. Biking around your neighborhood is a good cardio alternative that is also a fun and effective way to burn calories.

As a full-body workout, cycling can help you get into the best shape of your life. Since it’s also a form of exercise that greatly emphasizes social distancing, you’ll be able to work out safely and responsibly. Apart from helping you stay healthy, it can also be a practical investment since biking to a nearby store can save you gas money.

5. Study a new language

Learning a new language can open many doors for you. The moment travel is officially declared safe again, being fluent in a country’s native tongue can help you navigate through tourist destinations with ease.

From a business perspective, learning how to speak in several languages can bring about many opportunities for income. With the free time you have, now is arguably the best time to get a tutor.

Discover a new passion

These are just some of the new fads that are trending today, but expect to see more creative ones that are tailored to digital platforms. SHOOR’s Online Experiences aim to do just that, providing a selection of unique and diverse online experiences that Filipinos can look forward to, especially during the transition to the new normal.

Being passionate about something not only keeps you entertained, it also allows you to spend your time in a productive and meaningful way. Whether you’re looking to reignite an old hobby or immerse yourself in a new skill, there’s something for you at SHOOR. Check out our list of fun virtual experiences today.

Sophia Ramos

Sophia Ramos

Sophia Ramos is a communications specialist for SHOOR. An adventure-seeker, she's always on the look-out for new experiences. Sophia’s not-so-secret guilty pleasure is binge-watching cheesy rom-coms and K-dramas.

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GLOBE PREPAID Escape Room Challenge

Scope & Coverage, Mechanics, FAQs



Scope: This Escape Room challenge is open to customers who have vouchers or will purchase an access pass to the Virtual Hangouts: A Day Escape Room.

Promo Dates: 

  • The Escape Room Challenge will run from June 24 to July 31, 2021.
  • Escape Room Access is available for purchase from June 24 to July 31, 2021.


  • To join, customers must have a valid access to play the game at Shoor. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 
  • Customers must finish the escape room to qualify for the fastest elapsed time to escape. They are given 45-minutes to finish the game.
  • Whether the customer was able to finish or not, they are given unlimited tries within the promo period. 
  • Customers who won’t be able to finish the escape room will not qualify for the P10,000 worth of GCash credit.
  • The customer with the fastest elapsed completion time will win.

Prize:  Winner will receive PHP 10,000 worth of GCash credit. 




How to purchase an Escape Room Access:

  1. Customers can purchase access via SHOOR for PHP 400. https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/
  2. Customers who have voucher codes can use their code in the “Coupon Code” box upon check-out.

How to play the Escape Room:

  1. Customers who have successfully purchased an access for the Escape Room will receive the link to the game.
  2. They are given 45-minutes to escape the room. They are given unlimited tries. 
  3. Once the customer finishes the room – their elapsed time will be recorded and they will automatically be part of the challenge.

Determination of Winners:

  1. Customers who have successfully finished the game will be prompted to input their email address at the end of the game. Their email address will be automatically recorded with their elapsed time. 
  2. Elapsed time will be recorded in minutes. 
  3. In case of a tie, the prize will be shared equally amongst all winners.


What is the challenge all about?

The challenge is a promotional event for the movie “A Day” and is in partnership with Globe Virtual Hangouts. Customers who will finish the Escape Room can get a chance to be part of the leaderboard. The fastest to escape will win PHP10,000 worth of GCash credit. 

Where can I register to join the challenge?

Customers to use their vouchers or can buy an access pass to the escape room for PHP 400 at Shoor https://shoor.com.ph/online/play-games/virtual-hangouts-a-day-escape-room/ 

Where can I find my elapsed time? 

Once a customer finishes the Escape Room, they will automatically receive their certificate with the elapsed time.

Until when can I try to join the Escape Room Challenge and have a chance at winning?

The Escape Room Challenge will start on June 24, 2021 and entries will be accepted until July 30, 2021. Completing the escape room outside of this date will no longer be eligible for the challenge.

How will I know if I won the challenge?

Globe team will notify the winner to get their details via email or SMS. The winner for the challenge will also be posted in the Globe’s social media channels.

What if 2 or more participants get a tie in the record?

The prize of P10,000 worth of GCash will be equally splitted to the winners.