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Lani Misalucha was quite focused on work like the rest of her colleagues in the entertainment industry, until the implementation of the community quarantine on March 13.

In an exclusive interview with Starstudio.ph, the singer revealed what she has been doing to keep herself busy at home, and how she stays healthy now that the coronavirus cases are spiking in the country.

For Lani, staying at home is something that she is used to doing. “Hindi naman ako ‘yung klaseng tao na laging lumalabas. So okay lang sa akin na nakakulong sa bahay,” she said.

She took precautions and did what she could prior to the quarantine period.  “We went to the grocery and bought some food. ‘Yun naman ang kelangan gawin, na mag-pack-up ng food and water for the next few days. You have to be ready for it.”

 

Exclusive photo from Lani Misalucha

For Lani, it is only normal that one would be apprehensive about the country’s current disposition. Still, she recognizes the importance of following government rules, for everyone's safety. “Siyempre sino naman ang hindi matatakot, so that would be the first reaction. Pero kailangan natin gawin ‘yun. We just have to take things one day at a time,” Lani shared. 

 

BEING PRODUCTIVE AND HEALTHY

Even if she and her husband Noli have to be home the whole day, Lani shared that they still try to be productive individuals, and do some home activities which she discovered she could actually do. “Nagvo-vlog ng konti and I try to fix things like the air conditioner, kasi parang mahina siya. Or even the toilet bowl, because it started leaking.” 

She adds: “We also cook here, now that there’s really time to prepare for the food. Kasi walang ibang pwedeng gawin kundi magluto at maglinis. We would also watch the news and some series.” 

 

Exclusive photo from Lani Misalucha

 

Exclusive photo from Lani Misalucha

Lani also practices the proper precautions to stay healthy and boost her immune system. “I try to at least have at least seven hours of sleep everyday, eat healthy food and take some vitamin C and water. Proper hygiene and social distancing, too. Pag-uwi namin, hugas kaagad ng kamay, at kahit lumabas kami may bitbit kami na alcohol,” she explained.

She mentions that she makes an extra effort to keep herself protected. “Nag-go-gloves nga rin kami eh, at naka-mask. Hindi rin ako naglalaglag ng buhok at tinatali ko. At ‘pag lumalabas kami naka-longsleeves kami.”

 

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Apart from being active and doing chores, Lani is also in talks with her costume designer friend and is planning to reach out to those in need, specifically frontliners who are in dire need of personal protective equipment, or PPEs. “Balak naming gumawa ng cover-all na suit. Kasi gagamitin ‘yun sa ospital.” 

 

WORRIED ABOUT FAMILY

With the surging number of COVID-19 cases all over the world, Lani shared that she can't help but feel anxious for her family that lives all the way in Las Vegas, but she clarified, “Okay naman sila. Nakaka-bother at nakaka-worry lang talaga, dahil hindi ko sila kasama. I miss them so much.” 

 

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“Mabuti rin na nandito ako, at nandoon sila, kasi kahit nandoon ako parang ayoko rin lumapit sa kanila, dahil hindi mo rin malalaman if you’re sick o infected with the virus. Nakakatakot na lumapit sa mga bata,” she stressed

 

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At the moment, all she can do is keep in touch with her family and hope that they will stay safe. “Pare-pareho tayong under the same situation all over the world. I keep on texting them everyday,” Lani said. 

 

 Photo from Instagram (@lanimisalucha)

 

REFLECTIONS

With all the chaos surrounding the pandemic, Lani is still hoping for the best.   “Hindi ito biro. Kelangan talaga mag-stay sa loob. Sana hindi na lumala ito, at sana hindi tumagal because a lot of us are suffering, ” she pointed out. 

 

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The Kapamilya star also said how all of this changed her life in a moment, stating, “Talagang totoo ‘yung kasabihan na everything else doesn’t matter anymore kapag nasa sitwayson ka na ma-re-realize mo na ang mga material things ay temporary, at ‘di na importante.”

“Ikaw, ang health mo, at ang pamilya mo ay ang pinaka-importante. Humingi tayo ng tulong sa Panginoon na protektahan tayo.  That's the best weapon para malabanan ito,” Lani added. 

 

MUSIC AS HEALER 

Lani shared that the COVID situation was the perfect opportunity to share her gift of music to those who in need of some internal healing: “What I did was I recorded something on Instagram. ‘Yung mga spiritual songs, and I didn’t realize that it would help someone because I received comments saying that it helped them cope.”

 

Amidst all these challenges, Lani thinks we can always turn to music. “At this time, music can actually calm you, and give you comfort. It helps you when you’re going through something. Kumbaga, sinasabi nila that music is a universal language, and it speaks to your soul.”


  Photo From ABS-CBN News

And like any true artist, Lani has been in the thick of producing new music for her followers.  She shared that before the lockdown occurred, she had been preoccupied with her latest single I Can’t Give Anymore—what could probably be this season's hugot anthem.  


To listen, click HERE: 

 

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Lani explains: “It’s a love song, and it talks about giving everything that you’ve got for someone you love, but somehow, it’s not being reciprocated. At wala ka na rin mabibigay because you have given everything.” 

“But in the end, it doesn’t matter because I gave,” she added. 

 

Thanks To: Star Music