Lito Adiwang Making Sure To Spend His Time In Lockdown Wisely

As the Philippines enters its third month in lockdown, Team Lakay’s Lito “Thunder Kid” Adiwang is making sure he spends his days on quarantine productively.

From creating his own training equipment for his home workouts, to helping his fellow Igorots by sharing his blessings, Adiwang is making the most of every moment during the government imposed lockdown.

Most importantly, “Thunder Kid” appreciates the fact that he can spend as much time with his family now – something that he missed during the ‘normal days.’

“I am just trying to adapt and adjust so we can remain productive. I’m making new tools and refurbishing old stuff like punching bags so I can stay active at home,” Adiwang said.

“The biggest thing for me is how this ECQ gave us more time with our families. Because of this lockdown, we have all the time in the world to spend with each other and develop our relationship.”

Looking at greener pastures, Adiwang worked in Malaysia as a gym instructor back in 2013. It might have helped Adiwang financially but it came at the expense of spending valuable time with his family back in the Philippines.

The timing also did not bode well for Adiwang, as his parents got separated at that time while his siblings also tried their luck overseas.

There might be a time in the past when they all got scattered, but he believes that family will always be home and is bonded together for life. That is why he finds a silver lining in the time of pandemic.

“That was one of the hardest situations as a family because we all got separated from each other, but I knew that was just a mere test for us, a test that we had to overcome,” Adiwang shared,

“But now, I am able to do things with my siblings that we weren’t able to do before. Now they join me in training and they even hold pads for me,” he added. “Through that we get more time to talk, and exchange ideas on how to make tomorrow better. We also have more time for our mother now.”

The situation might be tough now, but he is hopeful that when this is all over, the world will be a better place because of the lessons that this crisis brought for – particularly the importance of the family.

“The biggest lesson in this crisis is the importance of the small things, and the things that we take for granted,” Adiwang stated.

“Especially when it comes to family because they are the ones who would never leave, that’s why we should put more importance to them.”

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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