The year 2020 will be remembered for the covid-19 pandemic. For you and your family, it’s the period where you spent a long time in your house and lot, unless you’re a frontliner. While the end to the health crisis is yet to be determined, many are hopeful for good things that the new year could bring. Below are 5 major things that you can watch out for in 2021.
The UK is recently known for having patients infected with a more contagious strain of the coronavirus. Even so, it will go down in history for starting the mass vaccination program against covid-19. A few more countries are now doing vaccination as well while others begin purchasing vaccines.
In the Philippines, there’s been much debate about vaccines lately. On the bright side, it seems like many Filipinos are interested in getting protection against the virus. The government has expressed their intent to do a mass vaccination, too.
This was among the most anticipated events for this year. To prevent the spread of the virus, the Tokyo Olympics organizers decided to postpone it for 2021 instead of having it in 2020. It will still be called the 2020 Summer Olympics, though.
The multi-sport event covers fan-favorites like basketball, gymnastics, and tennis. There are also new additions like surfing, skateboarding, and sport climbing. All in all, there are more than 300 events in 33 different sports included in the Olympics. Japan National Stadium, Tokyo Stadium, Nippon Budokan, and Kasai Rinkai Park are just four of the chosen venues for the said events.
One of the noteworthy things about the Tokyo Olympics is that the organizers made use of recycled materials for the medals. As for the medal design, a nationwide contest was held for it, and Junichi Kawanish’s design entry won.
The opening and closing ceremonies are likely to feature grand performances. If you can’t personally witness them, you can still watch online or on your TV next year.
Renewed Demand for Travel
When you’re young, you could have started looking for an affordable house and lot. But perhaps, the urge to travel is greater than your desire to settle down. Whatever your priority is, getting stuck at home for most days of the year has likely made you want to go out there and see new places. This is especially true for teens and seniors.
As community quarantines have eased in the country, tourist spots were opened to locals. Some only accommodate residents within the town, while others welcome those within the province.
However, it’s still a struggle to travel from one province to another or from Metro Manila to the rest of the country. You may do so if you secure the needed documents and test negative for covid-19. Those who want to go back to their hometown have it easier than those who want to achieve their travel goals in the countryside or overseas.
By 2021, the demand to travel will be more intense. It’s a good thing that covid-19 testing is now more accessible. More importantly, there are vaccines with more than 90% efficiency that can hopefully end this pandemic soon.
New Movies and Continuation of Concerts
This is probably the year that you’ve seen the most movies and series. With your laptop, tablet, or smartphone, you might have tried watching from the different areas in your house and lot.
But no matter how many films are available for you to stream, you might be looking for new ones. Unfortunately, due to travel restrictions around the world, productions of the new movies were also halted or postponed. As a result, releases were also delayed, if not outright cancelled.
Thankfully, productions were gradually continued so you can enjoy new films in 2021. Morbius, Candyman, Free Guy, and The King’s Man are just among upcoming movies starring Hollywood actors. For the kids (and for those who wish for Filipino representation in Disney movies), there’s Raya and the Last Dragon. This upcoming animated movie is based from Southeast Asian cultures.
Besides movies, you can also look forward to the continuation of concerts that were postponed this year. Slipknot, Green Day, and Boys Like Girls are among the acts that were supposed to hold concerts in Manila this year but got rescheduled into 2021.
Interest in Cars and Real Estate Properties
Millions of Filipinos struggled during the first few months of the community quarantine. However, there’s no doubt that car-owners have it easier than others. After all, they didn’t have to worry about how to travel when there’s no public transport. Then, they can also rent out their vehicles for those who needed a ride.
Aside from cars, having your own home is also better than renting during the lockdown. This could also be true for those who are working from home but living with distracting family members or relatives. By being the homeowner, you can organize your place into something more comfortable for you. This is difficult, though, if you’re a tenant or if you’re living with others.
Even now, there’s already a growing interest towards secondhand cars and affordable homes. Next year, many may start recovering financially. As such, people may be more comfortable shopping for an affordable house and lot for sale.
In case you already have savings for this kind of investment, you might want to check out your financing options. This way, you can buy sooner than later. You can then move into a home and a community that are more conducive for working, learning, and building a family.
You can also offer it as a rental property. If you intend to relocate to another city or country, you can sell your house and lot to prepare down payment for a new home. In case you don’t want to put it on sale, you can take loans and use it as collateral.
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