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Cool new hobbies you can easily learn this 2022

By CAMILLE SANTIAGO Published Jan 03, 2022 9:28 pm Updated Jan 05, 2022 7:10 pm

It's a new year, and for most, it means another year of looking for ways to entertain yourselves during this pandemic.

Getting back into shape or taking up a new hobby can top the New Year's Resolutions list, but at the same time, starting something new can also be intimidating.

If you’ve grown tired of watching television after work, it's time to step out of your comfort zone and look for a hobby that's equally fun and productive. Even better? There are plenty of other activities that you can do that don't involve your gadgets.

Below, we listed down the best new hobby ideas to try if you’re looking to learn something new. You don't need to cook like a chef or build like an artist, what's important is you're having fun!

So True Naturals

If committing to self-care is part of your New Year's resolutions, then there's no better hobby to try than soap and scents making. So True Naturals offeres Live Zoom Workshops and Workshops on Demand to those who are interested in making Castile soaps (from P4,500) and home scents (from P3,700).

For those who would like to get an in-depth tutorial (for your future small business maybe), you may book their Private Workshops, which is priced at P10,000 for one-on-one, and P17,000 for pairs.

Craft MNL

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Creative or not, there's a hobby that is right for you. At Craft MNL, they teach "various creative activities for people of all ages" including Screen Printing, Scented Candle Making, Mandala Mosaic Making, Sewing Machine Operation, Soap Making, Woodworking, and Creative Journaling and Aromatherapy.

Himpossible Recipes

Is thisfinallythe year you'll start learning how to cook? We hope so! Himpossible Recipes, a Zoom-based cooking class that started during the lockdown, will teach you basic skills in the kitchen and help you redefine what a home-cooked meal is.

But you might be thinking, why pay when you can learn and get recipes from YouTube? Well, it's because this class will provide you with all ingredients that you will be needing for the recipe! They have Express Class for beginners and Themed Class or Masterclass for experts.

For January, their menu includes the Aloha 2022 (Jan. 5, P3,750); Fil-Mex Food Truck (Jan. 8, P5,250); Handaan Espesyal Treat (Jan. 9, P5,450); and NOLA (Jan. 12, P3,950). All kits are good for 4-5 pax.

COYLIGRAPHY: Calligraphy by Coy

Time to brush up your calligraphy skills! Learn how to make beautiful and elegant hand lettering by taking up Brush Calligraphy online classes from COYLIGRAPHY: Calligraphy with Coy.

Each workshop includes a kit and is inclusive of a 4-hour workshop, 1 coaching session, and and Facebook Group membership. Price starts at P2,000.

Pottery Sessions

Pottery became a quarantine project to many—including celebrities—and there are no signs of slowing down. If you're curious about it yourself, schedule a pottery workshop or course from Pottery Sessions, a brainchild by ceramic artist Catherine Choachuy.

Currently, they are offering Hand building and Wheel throwing classes, but they also have others such as Intro to Wheel Throwing, Basic Wheel Throwing course, Troubleshooting with Pablo Capati III, and Altering and Faceting Thrown Forms with Jon Pettyjohn.

Lil' Haven PH

Who says dollhouses are only for kids? There are miniature ones for adults that you can build on your own! Lil' Haven PH is selling premium DIY miniatures such as wooden DIY music boxes, framed sets, box theater, and even mini dollhouses that replicate the ones from your favorite TV shows like F.R.I.E.N.D.S, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory!

This one's not actually a workshop, but instead, you buy a kit and each one contains a manual.

Prices range from P300 to P4,950. You can order online or from their stores in SM North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Mall of Asia, SM Southmall, and Ayala Malls Manila Bay.