Being a part of the service industry. The level of reach to all aspects of people with various talents goes beyond words I can put together. Bianca is one of those I’ve met working as a bartender. Spinning all over the NYC area. She’s definitely one to keep tabs on where she’s gonna be on the tables. I checked in on my fellow Filipina during her live set. She spilled the beans on what she’s been buying and definitely where she’s been ordering her local food.
WHAT’S YOUR MORNING ROUTINE
I’m working from home with a day job that involves assisting the CEO of a marketing agency. So my morning routine can go either one of two ways: a) I wake up right before I start my work day at 9am – totally a mess but I roll right out of bed and onto my desk – open up my laptop and start emailing away until I have a break to hit the shower. I’m not a morning person at all so I definitely gotta shower to wake up and feel like a functioning person for the day. b) Ideally, I start my day with a shower as it actually makes me feel more productive and on top of things and not a slobby quarantine mess 🙂 … then I get lost in email-land for the rest of the morning and day.
WHERE’S YOUR FAVORITE SPOT TO WORK AT
Favorite spot at the moment is my new desk that I just got. It’s right next to my dj set up and this huge window in my living room, so you know I get that good daylight + I’m right by my babies (my turntables & mixer).
Prior to that, I worked from my couch, which was nice and all, but it made me more prone to laziness and not being on top of things for some reason.
WHAT ARE YOU WEARING
My quarantine uniform has and always will be leggings + some band / artist t-shirt. I say hi to my jeans and “nicer” outfits on the weekends.
WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING, LISTENING TO OR READING
Currently watching the new season of Insecure (LOVE that show) and Desus & Mero on the regular.
Also! Been watching a lot of dj livestreams to keep me going / inspired.
Here are a few that I’ve been tuning into regularly –
Reborn – @djreborn
Monday Blue – @djmondayblue
Natasha Diggs – @natashadiggs
Khalil – @khalil.livinproof
Ross One – @djrossone
WHAT’S YOUR GO TO MEAL
Omg don’t even get me started on this. I’ve definitely been getting quarantine thicc lately. I started a Hello Fresh subscription and I’ve totally latched onto one meal that I’ve been making repeatedly –
It’s so good but so fattening. I don’t care, it makes me happy.
Also been ordering a lot from my usuals – cheese enchiladas from Chavela’s in Crown Heights, nachos from Warude in Bed Stuy, BEC (bacon, egg and cheese) from Baba Cool in Fort Greene, lou rou fan from Win Son in Williamsburg, nanban fried chicken from Trad Room in Bed Stuy, and mostly any pizza from Speedy Romeo in Clinton Hill. Told you – quarantine thicc.
WHAT HAVE YOU BOUGHT ONLINE
Oh damn, too much. Been buying a lot of dj-related gear, a lot of home stuff … just trying to make my home the best playground and best happy place it can be since I gotta be here all the time now. Quarantine life has been somewhat good to me, tbh. It sucked at first and I was crazy depressed, but I think I’ve gotten used to this new normal and gotten into a nice groove. I’m cooking more, investing more time + energy into my own dj livestreams, just bought some running shoes to go on runs and get fit, been slowing down to re-think things, been taking better care of my mental health and my relationship with the bf … basically, been growing.
CHECK OUT BIANCA DOING A LIVE DJ SET