I suppose you don't want to dox yourself, but where are you that everybody is still wearing masks? I think mask usage around me is barely even 1%. It's just the odd weirdo in the grocery store that wears them, but almost everybody else has been maskless for a year at least.
Edit: I think I recall that you are in the Philippines. I knew they went all in with Covid, but didn't realize they were still masking all the time.
People still wear masks in Manila, but it's not as strict as was during the height of the lockdowns.
It's a different case for the university I go to, which is paraded as the Philippines' best university and filled with commies, woke soys and feminists. I often chuckle at myself at the irony of all these people fantasizing themselves to be rebels against the "establishment," yet end up being so fearful of Covid and subservient to the mask mandates. I did end up wearing it in class, though, in order to not draw attention to myself, since I figured out that everyone else uses their mask to mark their personal space.
Don't Asian people have a different view of masks? They wear it on winter or something, can't really remember. I do know that a Japanese game dev I used to follow when I had Instagram has a lot of pictures wearing masks before and after Covid.
From my experience it was pretty common to wear a mask in many places in Asia pre-Covid either when you're sick/sneezing/coughing (which actually makes sense) or to protect yourself from air pollution (makes less sense but it might help idk).
Blanket statements like these aren't effective because Asia is a big place filled with various different cultures; Arabs, Turks, even Armenians and Russians are just as "Asian" as Filipinos or Vietnamese or Koreans.
People in my country before the pandemic ironically didn't wear masks despite Manila's notorious air pollution, but fast forward and all the plebs and the "intellectuals" alike swallowed the WEF elites' narrative hook, line and sinker. In general, all the tone deaf globalist propaganda tend to be accepted without question here, such as this one:
There is this tendency from Filipino woke academics to make these nonsensical parallels for the sake of appealing to emotions. Just as when Biden won the election, and all of the professors and activists were harping about the "restoration of democracy" after 4 years of Trump, and making analogies with the overthrow of Marcos' dictatorship in the 80s. Fast forward to 2023 and we see the effects of Sleepy Joe's "democracy" on the US economy and America's foreign policy.
I genuinely believe that I've got a higher IQ than most people I encounter daily, and that having the privilege to study in a rich kids' school isn't equivalent to being a legit genius.