MANILA – It’s a crazy situation all over the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Erwan Heussaff is choosing to look at the silver lining and be grateful for something.
Speaking during the third episode of the online fundraising event “One Voice Pilipinas” on Saturday, Heussaff said this whole lockdown period has given him the opportunity to spend a lot of time with his daughter.
“For me, I would never have had the opportunity to spend this much time with my newborn daughter if everything was back to normal. For me, it’s been amazing to be a full time dad which is something I never thought I’d be able to experience, just being at home every day,” he said.
Heussaff said it’s been amazing to see how fast baby Dahlia grows every day.
Anne Curtis gave birth to Dahlia on March 2 and Heussaff has been with his wife and daughter in Australia ever since.
When asked what they have been up to lately, Heussaff said their situation in Australia is not much different from what Filipinos experience in the Philippines.
“If you go online, you’re berated with the news about the virus, day in and day out. It’s happening everywhere in the world. It’s the same thing here in Australia. They put it on the radio every hour. It’s on TV every hour. The government keeps telling people to stay home. It’s really worldwide,” he said.
Amid this difficult time, Heussaff said the least thing every person could do is “try to listen as much as possible and try to be positive about it.”
“Everyone is going through the exact same thing. Everyone needs to stay home. Here, they are talking a lot about losing jobs. These are situations that everyone is experiencing. It’s important to know that it’s not just us. Whatever is happening in the Philippines, it’s everywhere else,” he said.