After moving into her own home last year, Julia Barretto said that she still had some adjustments to make when the country went on lockdown last March. “At first it was so hard for me to adjust lalo na nung in-announce na na lockdown because I am rarely home. We’re always working, we’re always on the go so nung nangyari nung lockdown it was important for me to have a routine because it was another way to keep myself sane. Para lang hindi lang ako masyado ma-buang sa bahay. And I think naturally my body adapted to it and na-enjoy ko na rin yung time ko, yung opportunity na makapag-spend ako ng time dun sa bahay ko. And ayun naka-create ako ng routine, naturally ang nangyari nagigising na ako ng maaga and because I wake up early gusto ko by lunch marami na akong nagagawa. Tapos naging everyday na siya, naging habit na siya, and then every night meron na akong mga naiisip na gagawin for the next day because that’s really a way for me to stay sane,” she shared.
The pretty actress, who stars in the Kapamilya Online Live’s latest digital special Love Unlock, said she was happy to be able to cook more for her family. “I’ve tried to cook a lot of things but I really, really love to make pasta. I can have pasta everyday. It’s my favorite food talaga. And meron akong ginawang pasta, it was creamy sausage pasta that I made for my mom na palagi talaga niyang hinihingi sa akin na gawin. So I usually do it pag gusto ko siya i-surprise or kapag may special occasion. Para hanap hanapin pa rin,” she said.
The 23-year-old actress said she had a lot of realizations while doing home quarantine. “I think I’m not going to state just one thing, I think just overall it’s just to never take anything for granted. Because before the lockdown, ang dami pa nating nagagawa na hindi natin akalang it would be taken away from us, na hindi na pala natin ito magagawa in just a snap of a finger. So just to never take anything for granted, the simple things like being able to go to the grocery, go see a friend. Don’t take anything for granted kasi hindi mo alam kung kailan mawawala yun. Honestly, just be in constant communication with the people you care about is also important pala. Check up on them. Make sure that they are okay. Kasi tayo tayo lang din yung naghuhugutan ng lakas.,” she said.