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Ano Ang Hobbies ng Mga Post-Retirement Pinoys?

Burt_MacklinBurt_Macklin PEx Rookie ⭐
edited July 20 in Buhay Pinoy
Pag-nagretire na ang isang Filipino, paano na buhay niya?
What type of hobbies will they be doing, participating on. creating?

Let's quantify the 'types' of Filipino because obviously the poor, the average, the fairly well off and the extremely wealthy would have different lifestyles.
Also not all 'retirees' are old, some of those that had medical issues or were fortunate to build income stream outside of "work", are also retirees.

My grandma became an ardent Jehovah's Witness and spent her retirement trying to preach the gospel (she also got into various "healthy lifestyle" fads including juicing), while on the other side of my family my grandpa bought a bike and did some solo and group roadtrips in the first few years after he stopped working. Both of them are gone now, but they're still cherished in memory.

I see a lot of old white/black American dudes, they wake up really early and they hang out in breakfast restaurants (or even fast food) and talk with their friends and watch the news. When I was in the hospital, I knew older ladies who volunteered to help nursing staff (they would do the non-medical things like help clean rooms, help put away laundry, help grab food for patients etc.) When I hike, I also see a lot of older folks, sometimes kinda weird because a lot of the older folks that probably hiked since they were young, some of them would wear 'bougie' kinda clothes like travel shirts and khakis (I think because in the US back in the day, they only had formal and casual clothes; much of the 'casual' clothes then, used for athletic leisures, are now considered semi-formal today).

So ano ba ang typical hobby ng mga senior citizens and or retired Filipinos?

Golfing?
Body building? (I see alot of old foggies at the gym lol)
Tennis?
Yachting?
Internet surfing?
Going to strip clubs?
Knitting/sewing?
Taking care of grandchildren?
Taking care of dogs?
Tai chi?
Jogging/speed walking?
Travelling?
Playing in a band?
Write books?
Second career?
Ball room dancing?
Fishing?
Surfing? (this is probably not typical but a lot of old folks that grew up surfing in Hawai'i, sometimes surf in retirement)

Ikaw pag retired ka na, hopefully, anong gagawin mo sa buhay mo? If I'm married (even if I'm not lol) I hope to travel. But honestly I don't want to wait to travel when I'm older, I'd want to enjoy it while I'm young. I also want to teach maybe. I like boxing so I might help volunteer teaching boxing/MMA (speaking of which I know someone who is volunteers teaching wrestling to kids here; he's not retired but close to it) to children or even older people in a public gym for free.

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  • pong_padourpong_padour PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited July 20
    Sa Pinoy setting, taking care of grandkids, gardening, being active at church.
    My mom and dad are both senior citizens now. Usually libangan nila is mamasyal sa ibang bansa mga 6x year. Before the COVID pandemic, they visited Jerusalem & Qatar for the 2nd time and Turkey for the first time kasama yung youbger brother ko. Before that sa Australia to visit my other sister for the 2nd time. Bali with me for my mom's birthday. US for the 5th time to see their grandkids and our eldest sister. 
    Sila minsan ang nagaalaga nung maliit pa mga pamangkin ko habang nasa work mga ate ko dati.
    My mom is also active in church din and is a member of a group of seniors who do some charitable works in and out of our community.
    When they're not travelling, abala ang dad ko sa woodwork and electrical stuff or sometimes you'll see him doing some minor renovation projects in their home. Basta mahilig magkumpuni at magbutingting ng kung ano sa bahay nila. After that, videoke for relaxation or they'll host a small party with their batchmates or family friends.
    On weekends, mag llunch or dinner lang sila sa Corniche sa Diamond Hotel. Then sa gabi makikinig ng live band performance sa RWM Bar360 with a few games on the slot machines. Either sa RWM or Solaire naglilibang mom ko sa slots. LOL
    For me, even though halos buong mundo napasyalan ko na, siguro yung mga na missed out na lugar at bansa ang pupuntahan namin ng family ko pag nagretire na kami.
    I'd still be a daredevil and do some skydiving or circuit car racing even when I reach the retirement age. 
    Then gusto ko every weekend magkakasama kami ng mga anak at mga apo ko sa bahay namin at laging may party. Hehe
  • Burt_MacklinBurt_Macklin PEx Rookie ⭐

    I'd still be a daredevil and do some skydiving or circuit car racing even when I reach the retirement age. 
    Then gusto ko every weekend magkakasama kami ng mga anak at mga apo ko sa bahay namin at laging may party. Hehe

    Marami akong kakilalang Filipino ganyan. Every weekend may karaoke party lmfao.
    Isang neighbor ng cousin ko (and they became close to the family since they've been neighbors now for awhile) EVERY night.
    Namatay yung patriarch nila a few years ago, from liver complications lol
    But happy sila, every night inuman + pulutan. I think they were from Tondo and they just repeated their lifestyle from there to US.
    Pero very happy siya until death.

  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I will spend my retirement days travelling.

    I just had a three weeks off and did a road trip with my family to Glacier National Park in Montana.  It took me two days, and 2 ovenight hotels to reached it [1100 miles one way] but the landscape alone along the way was worth the trip.  Also visited Yosemite/Sequoia/King's Canyon National Parks and the beaches along Highway 1 in California from Pacifica to Monterey.

    I'm planning to buy a 24 footer Motorhome and explore the beautiful United States.  Life is short.  I'm not staying in one darn place.  


  • Burt_MacklinBurt_Macklin PEx Rookie ⭐
    ^don't buy it new. Look around. I knew a guy who got his for 9k and despite it being almost ten years old, it was rarely used and engine was still great. Almost new condition. Motorhome dealers are worse than car salesmen per some of the people in the service I talked to.
  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Reheating my build plate.



  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I remember when I was in California all My friends mostly Filipinos with their wives, All female but one who was MARRIED to Italian Guy but loves to be with Us any where we go.and he is A-okay. Ito ay ang camping na halos ginagawa namin tuwing weekend. At Biyernes pa lang ay umaalis na kami to be there on time.. Kasi lahat ng may reservation ay makakapasok at makakapamili ng mga sites o lugar.. Yung wala hindi sila makakapasok sinasaBihan na  bumalik kina bukasan.. Para..mag check in Ginagawa namin ito Week after Week sa ibat ibang lugar..ng USA basta ang DRIVING time na pinakamatagal ay 5 hours. Bumili ako ng RV (recreation vehicle) 34 footer Motorhome.. Meron itong Oven, shower, television, refrigerator, restroom at the back ay Master bedroom with kingsize bed, at air condition, at generator at captain seat for driver at overhead ay bumababa ang singlebed, at ang table na kainan ay converted to queensized bed.. Ito ay 8 cylinder at cancarry 20 passengers (alam nyo naman mga Pinoy kung saan masikip duon si siksik!) kasi yung ibang me sasakyan  me pasahero lumilipat sa akin dahil masaya daw.. Ang pinaka malayong napuntahan namin ay Vancouver, Canada.. I suggest if you Plan on buying an RV or Motorhome? Buy it during WINTER SEASON WHERE PEOPLE STAYED HOME OR LIKE NOW WITH PANDEMIC.. they bring ing their PRICES DOWN.. THEIR BUSINESS IS SLOW.. When I retired I sold it to an International pilot who also wanted to Travel all over America.. He was Lucky i gave it to him for 28K only.. He Even told me Hope I won't change. My Mind.. And Even asked me if I can drive the RV to his home.. I obliged.. Thats my hobby then till now.. 
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Pero ang konti ng mga CAMPING GROUND sa Pinas kaya kapag weekend walang masyadong family bonding kanya kanyang lakad.. Ngayon lang nakakasama sama dahil SA COVID 19..PURBAHANninyo CAMPING.. 
  • justj_justj_ PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    wow art yayamanin ka ang haba ng motorhome mo hindi kaba nahirapan idrive yun sa una. 
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Hindi mahirap i drive ang RV(RECREATIONAL VEHICLE) aka Motorhome kasi Full gadget merong sensor sa likod na makaka-atras ka ng halos 2 inches bago tumungo ang alam at may CCTV.. noon pa yun eh di lalo na ngayon? Mas hight tech.. Saka kung paparada mo ang sasakyan at medyo hindi patag ang lupa? Me pipindutinka lang! At presto ile levelito ng kusa kaya kahit medyo gilid gilid ng bundok makakaparada ka.. Huwag lang masyadong STEEP delikado na yun... No! Hindi mahirap manehohin kasi nga napakalawak ng harapan ng salamin, parang 3D hehehe.. 
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Kung nag ka CAMPING kami it consist of six or more vehicles Cara an kami ang nasa unahan at likuran a g may hawak ng walkie talkie at magsasabi kung liliko o titigil kami sa rest area para mag CR o mag shake a leg at pahinga diyan na maglalabas ng mga kutkutin at snacks at baon.. Ang saya at yun ang na mi Miss ko, dahil walang masyadong outdoor activities dito. sa Pinas puro resorts at matalo masyado walang sign of peace na tahimik at pabasa basa ng libro habang nag ba barbecue.. 
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ang akala ng iba dito.. Madaldal ako at outspoken, oo sa BP, kasi di naman mga mag ka kakilala dito, pero sa totoo? Very private po akong tao i prefer a quieter place When i am Alone.. Thats why when I am bored? I get into my car and I drive with no idea where to go, Just drove for one hour.. Minsan nga gusto kong tigilan ang una kong makitang tao at sabihang "sakay na ihahatid kita!" di ko ginagawa baka mapagkamalan akong sira ulo..ko Hahaha! Napaka bait kong tao, di MAYABANG unless niyayabangan ako.. "IN YOUR FACE!" aabutin niya.. 
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Ang libangan ko sa ngayon panahon ng pandemic ay eto.. BP.. Makipagbolahan at.. maki tsika kung ano ano na libangan nila, anupa  nga ba gagawin? Dati kapag  na bored ako kuha susi ng kotse at ikot ikot baka sakaling may makasalubong ako na gaya ni teacher na mapag tanungan ako ng kung anuman.. Laking buwenas kung magka ganoon.. Pero sa ngayon malayong mangyari dahil mahuhuli ako dahil walang travel pass, kaya habang mecq pa tiis tiis lang sa  bahay. Pa dungaw dungaw na lang muna. 
  • BusilakBusilak PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    From what I observe

    1. Gardening/ farming (more of farm management)
    2. Dining out with co seniors, trying out new restaurants ( before COVID)
    3. Travel ( hanggat kaya)
    4. Church ministry
    5. Start/join NGO
    6. If owner of business, continue (hanggat kaya)
  • Burt_MacklinBurt_Macklin PEx Rookie ⭐
    art727 said:
    Ang libangan ko sa ngayon panahon ng pandemic ay eto.. BP.. Makipagbolahan at.. maki tsika kung ano ano na libangan nila, anupa  nga ba gagawin? Dati kapag  na bored ako kuha susi ng kotse at ikot ikot baka sakaling may makasalubong ako na gaya ni teacher na mapag tanungan ako ng kung anuman.. Laking buwenas kung magka ganoon.. Pero sa ngayon malayong mangyari dahil mahuhuli ako dahil walang travel pass, kaya habang mecq pa tiis tiis lang sa  bahay. Pa dungaw dungaw na lang muna. 

    Manong Art you need a new hobby. Puro ka na lang sa bahay? LOL Like build a hot rod or furniture.
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Mahirap nga eh! Panay extention na lang ng lockdown! Paano ako makaka labas ng bahay.. Puro quarantine lang ang alam ng DOH at pamahalaan.. Bigyan ng mga tamang proteksyon at EQUIPMENT at mga baranggay mag sigala at magmudmod ng Mask at shield para makapagtrabaho.. Mga tao, hindi yung ikukulong sa bahay. Magandang ehemplo dito yung mga frontliners direktong nakikipagdikitan sa mga pasyente pero balot na balot sila ng proteksyon sa kanilang katawan.. At tuloy pag tratrabaho ganon din sana gawin sa mga empleyadong gustong magtrabaho at mga kumpanyang magbukas ng kanilang negosyo.. Pati WHO walang ginawa kundi bilangin ang mga positibo sa mundo pero wala pa akong nabalitaan binigyan nila ng PPE (PEOPLE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) ang isang mahirap na bansa.. Paano na yung kinokolekta nilang perang abuloy ng bawat bansa sa daigdig? Hindi natin masisisi na tumiwalag ang ba san Amerika bilang miyembro ng WORLD HEALTH Organization ang alam lang ay magbilang ng namatay at nag positibo sa Covid 19..Aber tuwing mag anunsiyo ang secretary ng WHO ano sinasabi.. STAY HOME! WEAR MASK! WASH YOUR HANDS.. naalaala ko tuloy ang kantang I HAVE TWO HANDS THE LEFT AND THE RIGHT? WASH THEM SOFTLY, este! Clap them SOFTLY.. Ganyan lang ang WHO.. parang yung isang babae sa DOH.. Puro dada lang ng dada.. Kesyo! Itong lugar na ito ay ila-lockdown.. Pero walang sinasabi tungkol sa pagbibigay ng proteksyon na Mask o shield sa mga di makabili ng mga gamit na ganon, bagkus hubulihin daw ang walang suot? Bigyan po ninyo KAPAG DI GINAMIT DAHIL SA MATITIGAS ANG ULO HULIHIN.. Walang pambili mga iyan. 
  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Sa totoo lang marami akong nagawa nitong lockdown.. Kasi kapag wala kang ginawang Libangan baka masira an ka ng bait.. Wala kang makita kungdi four walls at Windows sa halos isang araw.. Bago isinara pa ang kokonti na ngang television Program lalong nagkaloko loko.. Puro relihiyon na lang makikita mo sa screen.. 
  • Burt_MacklinBurt_Macklin PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited August 8
    ^That's why I'm telling you you need a new "indoor" hobby. Like what are your passions?
    Maybe cooking?
    Maybe indoor put golf?
    Maybe billiards (you can buy fold-able pool tables)?
    Learn instruments? Guitar. Even electric drums.
    I think you said you liked cars, maybe building car models (you can even paint them).
    You're gonna get depressed with just TV and internet.
  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Made these for my son. Now I hear "battle sounds" from his desk.



    *holds up the Millenium Falcon - PEW! PEW! PEW!* :lol:


  • art727art727 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Bumili ako ng pool table yung pitsa ba kasi kong billiard table hindi kasya sa Terrace ko ayun pustahan kami kapag binibisita ako ng aking golfing friends.. Pero iba talaga yung outdoor na gawain.. Gaya ng golf.. You can smell fresh air and beautiful flowers Along the way.. 
  • pong_padourpong_padour PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Dunedain said:
    Made these for my son. Now I hear "battle sounds" from his desk.



    *holds up the Millenium Falcon - PEW! PEW! PEW!* :lol:


    Nice. That's so cool man.
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