Piolo Pascual has been self-isolating in his resort-like estate in Mabini, Batangas.
Every day, the Kapamilya hunk wakes up to a breathtaking view of Batangas Bay, which he enjoys from his porch.
He gave a glimpse of this view during the virtual presscon of Star Magic: Love From Home on June 20, 2020.
"Everything here is just nature," Piolo told the press.
"Hindi kami nag-e-AC [air conditioner]. Nakabukas lahat, nasa outdoor kami."
The 43-year-old actor revealed that he wakes up "to the crows of the chicken," loud chirping of birds, and other "sounds of nature."
He continued, "Favorite part ko, seeing the horizon... this is what I wake up to every day.
"Okay na ko diyan, di ba.
"Ganda. Walang outdoor activity, walang nasa dagat. Bawal pa kasi.
"It's really quiet."
MEETING THE LOCALS OF BATANGAS
In the same presscon, Piolo stated that he has been keeping himself busy during the general community quarantine (GCQ) by exercising daily, and he has become a familiar face to the locals.
The actor-producer recounted, "I walk a lot, I do a lot of inter-barangays. I walk in the morning.
"So sometimes I try to walk a little earlier. I try to walk fast, I try to jog fast.
"Pero sometimes, there are people who want to take photos with you.
"It sometimes slows you down and nakakadiyahe rin, maski hindi pa pumuputok iyong araw, may mga nagpapa-picture na.
"Sinasabi ko, 'Okay, okay.'
"But it's fun because I meet the locals and masaya rin makahalubilo sila.
"Pero I try to leave early so I can cover more ground.
"And minsan gabi na talaga ako umaalis para malayo nalalakad ko kasi usually before the break of dawn, marami na ring tao sa kalye."
PRAYING FOR A SOUND FUTURE AFTER THE QUARANTINE
Aside from being a place of relaxation, Piolo's Batangas residence has been serving as his safe house from calamities that have happened this year.
Amid these unfortunate events, the seasoned actor is looking forward to a sound future for the country.
"Lahat ng nangyayaring tragedy sa atin, mahirap pagdaanan," he said.
"I just really want everyone to be able to survive and rise above it.
"Hindi lang naman ikaw, e, lahat nakikita mo sa paligid mo.
"You just have to be sensitive and pray for these things as well."
Being in isolation for almost four months has given Piolo the opportunity to reflect on his life.
He shared his realizations in the Love From Home presscon: "We were so caught up sa mundo, I think.
"And what it made us do is not just slow us down, but it made us stop.
"Everything was put to a halt...
"We're always on the go, we're always working, we're always trying to do something different, something new, we get caught up in that web.
"And what we forget is the essence of our existence, the essence of family, the essence of life.
"And for me, the most luxurious thing I can think of right now is time.
"Time is of the essence right now kasi napakabilis ng mga pangyayari.
"What's important for us is to value the time that we have not just for ourselves, but for everyone around us."