6 Things to Lighten Up Your Uneventful Day – What To Do When Bored
Boredom happens all the time regardless of how busy you are in work and life. Repetitive tasks. Bored. All friends are busy. Bored. Rainy or gloomy days. Bored. Boredom could be soul-destroying. But there are a plethora of solutions to […]
Boredom happens all the time regardless of how busy you are in work and life. Repetitive tasks. Bored. All friends are busy. Bored. Rainy or gloomy days. Bored. Boredom could be soul-destroying. But there are a plethora of solutions to this.
1. Recreate food recipes from your favorite anime/cartoon
Tickle your creative side by bringing anime dishes to reality. Why not cook up a delicious meal you saw from a recently watched anime or cartoon? Studio Ghibli is where you could harness that limitless recipe list. They are known for making some of the most amazing animes with mouth-watering dishes. Bacon and eggs from Howl’s moving castle. Ramen from Ponyo. Or just about anything edible from Spirited Away. The list goes on. Oh and don’t forget to snap some pictures of your finished meals to share with friends on the Internet.
2. Learn to create mouth-watering cocktail to impress your friend
If cooking is not your thing, perhaps alcohol can do the trick. What’s more satisfying than indulging yourself with a glass of cocktail after a long day at work, feeling the office chatterbox and stress slowly sink to the bottom of your mind. What’s even better? Craft your very own cocktails with guidance from a lovely bartender. Three different signature cocktails to be precise, how awesome is that? Drag your favorite pals along with you or secretly learn the tricks to see their jaws dropped later on.
3. Coffee brewing & learn about coffee varieties
You are either a coffee or a tea person. Into coffee? Yay, so instead of dropping by a cafe to sip a cup of coffee, why not roll up your sleeve and become a barista in just 2 hours? In this experience, you will first learn more about Vietnamese coffee origins before making your very own cup of cappuccino, latte, or even the simple yet hard-to-nail Vietnamese dark coffee. This means you get to dose, tamp, steam the milk, create a beautiful latte art, all while chatting with a lovely professional barista! Just stop for a second and imagine the aromatic smell of coffee filling your lungs, your senses, then the whole body, how amazing is that.
Not that crazy for coffee? The barista at this cafe has just the experience for you – making matcha latte.
4. Try creating TikTok videos and wow your social media friends
Millennials are secretly falling behind on the TikTok game. But you don’t have to. Tiktok is the real deal nowadays, from celebrities to friends on the Internet, one by one started venturing out on this emerging platform. You can be next and it’s really cool I’d say. Start simple, do something fun with your pets or pals, or simply follow the trends of what friends around you are doing. Tiktok has a huge gallery of filters, effects and endless tools to help you kill time the fun way.
5. Join a film photography walk experience around Saigon
There’s always beauty in the ordinary life. If you have a soft spot for vintage looking or old film photos and want to make it a mission to snap some to call your own, perhaps going on a film photography walk experience is not a bad idea at all. Learn about basic analog photography, and join the host in exploring some of the coolest hidden local spots and instagrammable alleys while capturing local people’s life with your newly-earned photography skills.
6. Clean your home, clear your mind
Notice that lack of enthusiasm even when you have so much to do? When you are too bored at home but at the same time, too lazy to drag yourself outside, cleaning your cosy little space does the magic. For some people, cleaning is considered a dreadful chore, finding its rightful place at the bottom of your to-do list. Nevertheless, there’s always this amazing accomplished feeling after all is said and done. Creating space in your physical and mental space allows you to have capacity for more. A clean room or home will instantly boost happiness, at the same time overall productivity. Killing two birds with one stone, that’s the magic of cleaning.
What do you think of the above list? In case you still crave more things to do when you are extremely bored, check out this gallery of experiences.
Written by Lennie Lam