Bea Alonzo recently shared in her new YouTube vlog the many things she’s discovered to entertain herself while she’s on home quarantine.
The actress, who just returned from a trip overseas with her boyfriend, actor-model-influencer Dominic Roque, said in her September 11 vlog that while quarantined at home, she has found ways to keep herself occupied.
“We’re still in quarantine, I’m still at home and medyo matagal tagal na ito kasi parang Season 3 na natin na nagka-quarantine. In fact, when I came from the States, nag 10-day quarantine din ako sa hotel,” Bea said.
“I have found ways to entertain myself, so I’m going to share with you my current favorites when it comes to content that entertains me, and different things that entertain me,” she said.
Bea shared that her favorite TV series are on Netflix, HBO GO, and Apple TV.
She’s fascinated with Downtown Abbey, a British historical drama set in the post-Edwardian period, portraying the lives of the members of the wealthy Crawley family and their domestic workers.
“I’ve recently watched Cooking with Paris kasi noong mga bagets tayo, di ba batang 90s… I’ve quite enjoyed it,” she said. This six-part reality cooking show is by Paris Hilton, released on Netflix on August 4.
Among the other shows she’s seen are Silicon Valley, the Korean drama Start-Up, the HBO miniseries The Undoing, and Cocaine Cowboys. Bea said that she has a preference for watching business-related television shows and those that discuss careers and love.
“Mahilig din ako manood ng mga movies and series na pini-film sa ibang bansa kasi parang gusto ko yong feeling of being abroad even if I’m just at home kasi ang hilig ko kumain, and parang feeling ko nagta-travel na din ako,” she said.
She’s seen CODA, a film about a 17-year-old girl whose parents are deaf; Through Night and Day, a 2018 film about an engaged couple whose love is challenged on a prenuptial trip to Iceland; and The Last Letter From Your Lover, a 2021 romantic movie on Netflix about two interwoven stories between past and present that follow a journalist who wanted to untangle the mystery behind a forbidden love affair.
On television documentaries, the actress said she’s watched American Murder: The Family Next Door. “It’s about this man who killed his wife and two kids to start another life because he wanted to start another life with his mistress,” she said.
“Nakakagalit, at saka nakakalungkot… so, sometimes… kasi mahilig ako sa mga documentaries about murder mysteries, about mga (drug) cartels, ganyan. But kapag naano na ako doon sa rapid hold, I have to pull myself kasi grabe ang negativity,” she added.
Playlists & podcast
“I think I’ve said this before na mahilig akong makinig ng Super Soul Conversations with Oprah. I do this normally on Sundays,” she said, typically listening while taking her shower.
She also listens to the podcast Anna Faris is Unqualified because the American actress has guests who are comedians.
Among her playlists on Spotify are Positive Vibes, and Workout Beats when working out to stay fit and healthy.
Bea also listens and watches She Hit Refresh, a documentary on women’s empowerment and their decision to leave their own countries to live in another. The tales inspire her, especially the bravery with which they went out into the world.
“So fascinating kasi grabe yong kung gaano katatapang itong mga babae na ito,” she added.
On Youtube, the actress shared she’s into watching Happy Islanders, which features Andi Eigenmann’s family life in Siargao; Spain Revealed by New Zealander James Blick who married a Spanish woman and moved to Spain; Estee Lalonde’s vlogs about life in London, England, and Korean vlogger Michelle Choi who lives in New York.
“Natutuwa ako kasi may mga ano siya, living alone diaries coz I’ve never lived alone,” she said, noting Choi’s videos of her cooking and cleaning her home as soothing.
She also follows Biyahe ni Drew, architectural digests or open door home tours, Judy Ann’s Kitchen, Goma at Home, and Vogue on the video-sharing platform.
Last year, Bea read Robin Sharma’s book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari. “To be honest with you, mas madalas akong magbasa before as you’ve seen on my house tours before,” she said.
She has many novels by Paulo Coelho, including The Alchemist, The Winner Stands Alone, and The Valkyries. She had just read Anxiety (The Missing Stage of Grief) and the book The Courage to be Disliked by Ichiro Kishimi Fumitake Koga on harnessing the power inside ourselves to become our best and truest in order to achieve lasting happiness.
The book was given to him a few weeks ago by Dominic.
“It’s very helpful because I am a people pleaser, and you always have to remember that you cannot please everybody and that it’s okay,” Bea said.
The actress said she shared her favorites to entertain her fans and supporters, and for them to be able to learn something from her experiences.