Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts

11/30/16

Solution To Why SM Seaside City's Spread 2.0 Benefits Cebuanos




The Reason SM Seaside City's Spread Benefits Cebuanos is that it was giving away Cebuanos FREE FOOD. Like Tax Relief or Tax Cuts, but for food. Like in the movie Captain Fantastic*, a movie I think Cebu should watch because it's about living healthy and reading books!

Anyway, binisay on nato beh para klaro: LIBRE NGA PAGKAON PARA SA CEBUANO gipanghatag sa SM Seaside City Spread Part 2! And not just Sampler Size ha, such as kanang FREE TASTE sa grocery ha. But a whole meal! A buffet even.


Pero you ask, "Basin Chaka lang nga food? And nothing that satisfies my New Yorker palette? " A big No! Because the food served is a buffet of Paulito's sumptuous Barbecue and Pork Kaldereta with Rice, among others! To my friends: their Bola Bola is a must-try. 

Special note: Paulito's seems like the only stall there to give Cebuanos plates to eat at the whole buffet until sawa (or at least until they tell you to stop) Visit their FB pages for more. 


And because of this Food Carnival, let me say:

Thank you, Snowvins' must-try Ice Cream Halohalo. Thank you, Butterbean's Tablea Drink that needs more inspiration but I'm still grateful for. 


Thank you Zawadi's desert. Thank you, Soi's Pad Thai. Thank you, The Social's tasty and FREE Tuna Taco although I'm not sure you were giving FREE FOOD to Cebuanos who were not VIP; I think you were selling burgers. 

Thank you, Cabalen's FREE Karekare even if you served no rice. Thank you, Pink Heaven's FREE sylvannas samplers (not just for media but for every person who went there). 

Thank you, other food stalls at Spread 2.0 that let us sample their food. To readers: Please contact me using the Contact Box to your left if you need these Seaside food shops to cater your lunch meetings and birthday parties, and there might be discounts.

P.S. In my opinion, here's what's better:

1. Alexis Yap and that male host in Spread 1.0 .

2. Goodie Bags with maybe Cinema Tickets (practically cost-free) for the invited media, with the agreement that they use the tickets to let Cebuanos' Persons with Disabilities watch movies and make them happy. 

Happy Cebu means more Spread. Make the rich richer, but protect the most vulnerable too. Let's do this!

This idea is inspired by our Blogger Mae Cimafranca's admirable Program of Giving Food and Book Reading to children. 

The cynic in me thinks that charity programs can turn into the Napoles Corruption problems, where non-profit work is used to corrupt people's funds. 

But the hopeful in me thinks that something about Mae and SM Seaside City's food programs is legit.

So let's all be vigilant, Cebuanos. The good/bad can be bad/good tomorrow.


*  Captain Fantastic is a movie about a family that decides to live in the forest to have freedom to read Leo Tolstoy's books, eat healthy organic food, learn martial arts to survive and others, and then decides to go back in the city.

They once had a family activity called "Mission: Free Food" where they go to the store and eat free food. Cebuanos who went to Spread 2.0 simply went to the store and ate free food, too. So Spread 2.0 and Captain Fantastic is pareha gamay.


10/19/16

Solution for Cebuano Travellers from Airasia

Problem: You're a Cebuano.


You're a Cebuano traveller who reads books by Leo Tolstoy.

You think you already tried everything that Cebu offers best. Siomai sa Tisa and Fairlane Ngohiong, checked. Monbis HalohaloĆ«. Golden Cowrie Talong. 

Alejo's Lechon. Alejandro's Crispy Pata. Rico's Lechon featured by Kalami Cebu. Ginabot sa Fuente. Don Benito's Cassava Cake, among others. Checked!

You already volunteered your skills to SimplyShare Foundation, PLDT's Gabay Guro, Habitat for Humanity and Cebu Blogging Community.


You've read books by Nicholas Nassim Taleb and used his ideas on how to lose weight and still eat junk food, how to be a vegetarian without being a hypocrite and how to not be harmed by the Mandaue traffic. 

(Click HERE for Taleb's ideas that can help you make sense of President Duterte's politics.)


You've also read enough Don deLillo's stories to learn that to travel is a bad overrated thing that may harm you.

You've also watched local Bisaya Short Films from Youtube and iFlix to support local Cebu art and talents. 

In short, you've been a decent civilized human being. Now what's next?


Answer/Suggestion: You go to Taipei. 

You go to Taipei and use their Bike for Rent system.

You bike around their Wifi-powered city and their street markets that boast of what passes for authentic local culture today. Study their people's lifestyle.

Eat Taiwan's version of San Carlos' Ngohiong and Siomai sa Tisa and Halo-halo and compare it with Cebu's version. Tell me about it. I will buy the information.


Bike safely around off-beaten paths and try to stay away from Touristified areas, which are spots overexposed to tourists. 

The world needs your help in discovering new paths, new ways of travelling, new ideas.

Go to Taipei's local bookstore and find James Salter's books. Sell them to me. I buy P400/each.

You can also go watch a Taipei film in cinemas there, and compare their film to our Bisaya cinema here, such as our Ang Damgo ni Eleuteria and videos by Sutukil Sauce. 
 
Write down your observations and share them on Facebook for people to read. This can slightly shake up and improve our local economy.   

In short, consume as much ideas, observations, intricate moments and experience in Taiwan. Then come back here in Cebu and bring the kind of changes you want for us.

This Bisaya Short Film is made possible by AirAsia Philippines.

To celebrate the launch of the Taipei flights, AirAsia is offering promotional fares on airasia.com from as low as P888 for Cebu-Taipei with travel period between 25 November 2016 (first trip ever to Taipei from Cebu by AirAsia. Nice!) and 25 March 2017. Promotional fares are up for grabs from today until 23 October only.

Click HERE for Flight Schedule and how to apply for the Visa needed for Cebuanos to experience Taiwan.




9/15/16

How ToFarm Film Festival Helps Us Not Feel Alone

Dear Cebuano Moviegoers Who Need To Move On But Can't:

Welcome to Bisaya Short Films, the website about solutions for depression, Cebu City traffic and power shortages using ideas from Cinema. After this article, you will learn:

1. How ToFarmFilm Festival will help you feel not so isolated from reality.

2. How watching the movie Paglipay from the first-ever ToFarmFilmFestival will make you understand that the reason you're suffering from broken heart is your attachment to your ego.

Let's start.

ToFarm Film Festival As An Avenue to Not Feel Lonely About Life


Everyone I know who's under 29 years old feels like they only know about Filipino farmers' life from Television.

Gathering information from TV is dangerous because according to David Foster Wallace, all we really are seeing from TV are the electrones and phospenes emitted out of that screen, so it's like our outrage from the news comes from just staring at a furniture, and that doesn't seem to be an accurate avenue to judge The Truth.

Imagine being angry at politicians after staring at moving dots from a wall. That wall is the TV. How can our emotions be based on a wall?

TV also seems to make us feel that Killings and Murders are all real, but how much of that is actually real when you know that what is shown on TV depends on how much money a TV station wants to make out of that news?

In Postmodernism, you are told that there's no such thing as absolute truth except the fact that there is no absolute truth.

You don't need Postmodernism to know that. Everything you read is just like "teaching birds how to fly".

But why do we bother to know more?

The first ever ToFarmFilm Festival seems to be created to address problems like this, and about The Truth of Farmers' lives.

Filipino farmers, I assume, and I can only assume because I'm no farmer, are known to be experiencers of suffering, of poverty, and of abuse, but have often been portrayed to be a group of content people who just chose to live humbly. So which is which?

What version of reality do we need to attach our decision-making skills unto in order to support the real farmers who need help?

What reality do you need to believe so you won't feel isolated from the rest of the world who needs your help?

How can you find the Truth about the lives of Filipino Farmers when TV and Radio and even this blog are ultimately biased on our agenda? The Answer? Do both. Trust and not trust. Here's how to do both:

You can watch the movies from To Farm Film Festival to learn about a Filipino farmer's life, but be reminded that another layer of truth about it might be found only in being one.

And know that knowing about a Filipino farmer's life is one thing, but knowing that your attempt at helping them can end up hurting them suggests a far more powerful wisdom.

And always remember about Skin In The Game, where for every time you want to ask people to help farmers, make sure you contribute, too, so in case it fails, you're also hurt by the solution you suggested.

ToFarm Film Festival's Paglipay And The Power of Now

And for the 2nd question on how the movie Paglipay can help you free your ego, which might be the reason why you can't quit smoking or why you won't exercise?

The answer is: By the Power of Now.

The movie made me remember  of Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now, the book that I finished 7 months ago and that overturned and practically saved my life.

After the book, no longer do I seem to feel like I can't forgive those who wronged me.

No longer do I seem to have self-harming hatred towards those who treat me with such merciless surrealist unloving.

And most definitely no longer do I seem to have this addiction to suffering and drama and other kinds of tear-jerking experience that the movie Paglipay presented.

It's drama that seems to make one go for marijuana and overeat at a hardcore eat-all-you-can buffet.

It's this life-threatening drama that seems to make one say things like, "You're a hypocrite! Phony! ", words one might say can trigger people's suicide.

It's drama and attachment to the past and time that's fuelling the economy of alcohol, soap opera, brothels, cigarettes and other junk food that I'd enjoyed but have now less of after reading Tolle's module.

All this makes me brave enough to claim that reading Eckhart Tolle's Power or Now will spare you The Girl's Cries in ToFarmFilm Festival's Paglipay.

So find the book. Use it. And good luck.


For more information about To Farm Film Festival, click HERE.

Yours,
A Bad Richard

8/25/16

Globe Business and Small Business Problems in Cebu

Dear Businessmen in Cebu:

Welcome to Bisaya Short Films, the blog to read about business solutions inspired by movies.

After reading, you will learn three things:

1. How using Globe Business Apps can help your business in Cebu fly.


2. How to empower your business with FREE tools available online.

3. How not to be scammed by girlfriends, friends and big companies.

Let's start.


How Globe Business Can Help Your Business in Cebu Fly


Right now you can call Globe Business hotline above to ask how their products like Canvas and Google Drive help your business handle paperwork. 

Globe is up there with the best and they are as good as they are, so you can trust them.

Also, I use Google Drive myself, so if this product fails, I'm harmed, too, and so I fail when you fail.

They also have products that can help you monitor your delivery trucks and simplify your payroll system. Don't trust the internet too much to avoid scammers, so go to Globe directly, or speak with the accredited agent. 

Ask for ID. Or email me (use contact form in the left) so I can help.

After acquiring the help of Globe Business, you can now then watch the movie The Big Short because it's about how greed in business gets you a lot of money but makes you prone to harming yourself.

How to Empower Yourself with Free Tools


1. Click HERE to read 200 Ways to make money on the side while your business is still starting. Passive income gets you to earn the money needed to fuel your business, and the more ways, the more chances of winning! Also, you already know this, and this is me just "teaching birds how to fly".

Don't forget the 20-80 approach on things, though, where you spend 80% of your time and money to safe projects, and the 20% to risky ones. For example, spend 80 of your time with family, 20 with friends.

Next: go to iFlix and watch more Powerful Movies that make you consume less, live more and detach from your ego. Pay for your entertainment. Stealing is path to depression.

How Not To Be Scammed

Answer: Diversify. Spread out your time and money. Don't give everything to one thing. Don't listen to advice, including mine. Embrace contradiction because we are human. Read Nicholson Taleb because he is The Non-Phony "Dili Peke" Trader Cebuanos need.



Nagmahal nasaktan nag blog,
A Bad Richard


Movie Review of Camp Sawi and Active Vista International Film Festival

Dear Ara Chawdhry and People of Dakila and Camp Sawi:

If you need the song Arci Munoz sang at the end of Camp Sawi movie, then skip reading the article below and head on to the last part where the Youtube video is.

If you want to know how Camp Sawi with Active Vista is suggesting that people seek medical psychological help when they're depressed, read the article.




Active Vista reminds me of how Revolutionizing The Way We See Things can help rape victims see the blessing of their suffering.

And so I used the Active Vista's Truth X Imagination strategy to find genius in Viva Films' movie Camp Sawi, a movie I ignorantly presume to be something that Active Vista contrasts from and a movie that at face value might be labelled as "shallow, superficial or superfluous"

1. Camp Sawi is a comedy your family and friends can watch, with an acting performance and Filipino humor flavor that I believe any Cebuano audience will appreciate, unless they're unhappy.

But it's also an experimental cinema in that it presents us a social experiment of housing people who suffer from an addiction to drama, and steering them away from suicide thru absurd comedy, and the beauty of Cebuano beach the way Gosiengfiao's Temptation Island and Jon Krasinsky's Brief Inteviews with Hideous Men attempted to resolve the knee-jerk reactions of intelligence.

2. Camp Sawi is a comedy that, if you go beyond face value, will make you rethink, and detach from the thought of being victimized.

On the other hand, the movies I saw in Active Vista made me think that maybe the more revolutionary approach is how not to discriminate against movies that are supposedly made for money or movies that are just made for entertainment.

The challenge is for one to not go for the knee-jerk reaction and say things like, "That movie is dumb and is not deep and is not socially relevant."

The challenge is to find in movies like Camp Sawi a form of beauty, and a message that promotes human rights.

The challenge is not to be lured by the dangers, convolutions and pretensions of depth in socially relevant cinema that might have caused David Foster Wallace's and Robin Williams' suicide.

The challenge is to not attach meaning where there is none.

The challenge for Dakila is to find humor in the struggle for change in the same way that Camp Sawi's challenge is for its creators to be aware of the costs of being shallow.

The challenge is for Camp Sawi and Dakila's directors to have Skin In The Game in that they will, say, build a mechanism that if it's proven that the people who have seen their movies will become depressed by watching them, Camp Sawi and Active Vista will help pay for mental health medication because they contributed to the health hazard. Or something like that.

Movies in the Active Vista International Human Rights Film Festival seem to scream of importance in a culture where intellectuals can defend that Cat Videos are just as, if not more important than, a film covering poverty and human rights, especially after reading enough Postmodern Philosophy to see them that way.

The challenge of Active Vista is to accept that The Truth, after reading Nicholas Nassim Taleb, David Foster Wallace and Jessica Zafra's blog, is to embrace cosmic indifference, to remember that we're just teaching birds to fly, and that the reason Filipinos forget too easily is because it's in being in the constant present detached from time can one be happy.

If one can be happy, why would a sane Filipino stick to the past that makes one suffer?

P.S. You can watch the beautifully shot Camp Sawi at SM Seaside City Cinema. You might not have the same wonderful experience if you watch elsewhere.

Also, here's The Arci Song in Camp Sawi you're looking for and that you're playing in a loop a million timesh, probably harming yourself:


Yours,
a bad richard

8/13/16

A Letter For The Makers of Suicide Squad

Dear Creators of Suicide Squad:

10 Questions for you.

1. Why is Harley Quin even part of the group when she's barely even got herself together and she's just there to provide some erotica to the group? Is her skillset even better than just the average Extra in the movie?

2. Why did Jared Leto accept the role knowing how hard of an act he has to follow?

3. Why is this movie seem inspired by Guardians of the Galaxy and yet feels lacking?

4. Why did Lav Diaz not direct this movie?

5. Why am I always thinking of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight during watching it?

6. Why am I writing this while watching the movie?

7./ Why is this movie good, and I mean good in the "I'm Just Going To Think Deeper About This Film To Appreciate It"?

8. Why am I not reading Albert Camus' books instead of watching this?

9. Why does Harley Quinn remind me of Cosmetic Form of Rebellion, the Nicholson Taleb term?


10. Why do I not like the movie and yet like it, too?

Anyone answer?

Yours,
A Bad Richard

8/11/16

200 Ways to Win At Pokemon Go Using Ideas In Movies and Literature

Dear Pokemon Go Players Who Want to Win The Game:


Before I write the 200 life-changing (at least to me) tips on how to win in every Pokemon Go Battle you join and also on how to win every battle at life, here's a Public Service Announcement first, although this is me just "teaching birds how to fly". 

Before we allow our inner child/children to play ‪#‎PokemonGo‬ , I wish we're all reminded of the Iatrogenics of it all, where we're blinded by the present pleasure benefits and forget the unseen, lethal cost that shows up way too late. So click HERE to read on how Pokemon Go killed a man in San Francisco.

You might consider some tips here seemingly quite unrelated with Pokemon Go, but we have evidence that connecting unrelated things is how winners like Steve Jobs win.

If you're asking Why and How these tips can help you win battles and you're asking what these ideas on movies have to do with Pokemon, send me an email thru The Contact Me at the left side of the website. Let's talk.

Anyway, why 200? I chose this number because I was inspired by the fact that Visayas where my town of Cebu City is located has already more than 200 branches of 7 Eleven today, and that means Cebu City is richer and the richer it is, the more Pokemon Go Battles and life-changing movies will come out in Cebu. 

But more garbage and more traffic in our beloved Cebu, too, and so that's why we should always try to help to contribute to the solution, even if we don't know why. How can you help? 

Anyway, here's the 200 tips and tricks in winning at Pokemon Go. 

1. Go to any 7 Eleven in Cebu City, and bring your friends. Discuss with your Pokemon Go players inside a 7 Eleven Store, and share all the tricks and tips that you gathered when you were in Pokemon Gyms in Mactan Newtown and SM Malls. Harness the power of your friends. 

Then drink Yakult in 7-Eleven because it's cheap and it's filled with Good Bacteria that can protect you when you go around in the streets playing Pokemon Go. Speaking of Yakult, here's  a Fun Silly Video of Yakult Mascot Dancing at 7 Eleven: 



2. Click HERE for strengthening your Mental Health first before playing Pokemon Go and win. A weak mental health will make you lose during a Pokemon Battle, especially if you're playing a battle in SM Seaside City or Robinsons Galleria Cebu because these malls are mired with competition.

3. Play first the video games of David Foster Wallace that are made in the form of books to learn strategies in detaching from boredom. Click HERE. Boredom can make losers of people, and boredom makes you lose a Pokemon Go battle.

The secrets to detaching from the idea of losing may be found in his modules on detaching from the idea of suffering, and detaching from the idea of boredom. 

4. Understand that in winning anything, one's spirits should be healty. Click HERE to learn how to boost spiritual fuel to withstand Pokemon Go battles.

5. Communicating your complicated thoughts in a simple way will help you learn how to be quick enough to catch your favorite Pokemon. Learn how to speak well by clicking HERE.

6. Watch David Fincher's Fight Club.

7. Watch Pamilya Ordinaryo, the movie in the 12th Cinemalaya Festival because I saw it and from it I learned that making allies with the street children and street people will make you win at Pokemon Battles or any Battle at all. Helping the street children can help you win at Pokemon Battles. Why? Email me and I'll tell you myself: bisayawriter(at)gmail(dot)com.

8. Listen to the soundtrack of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight in your phone while playing Pokemon Go because it will power you up.

9. Read this article on How A Pokemon Go Player Was Killed, click HERE . Knowing how he got killed will make you not get killed.

10. Read Nicholson Taleb, click HERE.

Part 2 of Tips and Tricks on Winning At Pokemon Go: Read, Read, Read



11. Wash the dishes. It will train you to center yourself.

12. Read Christopher Hitchens's words.

13. Read J.D. Salinger's words. Just google it.

14. Read Elmore Leonard.

15. Read anything from Jonathan Lethem.

16. Read anything from Michel Foucault because his ideas on postmodernism can teach how to reframe the idea of winning.

17. Read anything from Bo Sanchez because he's a winner to many, and one follows the winners.

18. Google all the losers of battles in World War 2 and learn from their mistakes. But don't give too much meaning in what you read. Giving meaning to things can make you a loser.

19. Eat 2 cups of fruits and veggies everyday, unless you have health issues.

20. Exercise.

Part 3 of Tips and Tricks in Winning At Pokemon Go: Harness The Power of Music

21. Learn how to breathe well the way meditators do it. Google it how.
22. Be grateful that you have ears to use to play Pokemon Go.
23. Watch all movies of Cinemalaya because movies can teach you something about winning.
24. Get a girlfriend to have moral support. Click HERE on how .
25. Listen to Sara Bareilles' When He Sees Me because it's a complex song and learning complexity makes you win.
26. Read motivational quotes, click HERE.
27. Be nice to your friends. Being nice makes you win.
28. Learn how to question authority and teachers. Most evil comes from people you are supposed to trust.
29. Steve Jobs and Warren Buffet are winners. Read their Quotations by clicking HERE to know their tricks.
30. Learn words that your competition are not using, so you're ahead of them. Click HERE.


31. Read The Old Testament. God is the supreme winner, as most religions say. Learn from GOD.
32. Watch Jason Bourne movies. He's a winner.
33. Watch Zoolander 2.
34. Watch Brief Interviews with Hideous Men because the movie can teach how to redefine the definitions of Winners and Losers.
35. Learn how to be an outsider because you're literally an outsider when playing Pokemon Go. Click HERE.
36. Listen to Louis CK's comedy on Youtube because he can make you laugh and winners laught out hard.
37. Listen to Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now HERE.
38. Read about the Stoics to learn how not to suicide when losing. Click HERE
39. Read this to learn more about Ely Buendia because he won battles and you're about to win a battle at Pokemon Go: click HERE.
40. Read about Bo Burnham because he talks about guilt and guilt has something to do with winning, click HERE

Part 4 of Tips and Tricks in Winning at Pokemon Go: Everything Online


41. Learn about simulating Pokemon Go so you know how it feels to win before you actually do. Click HERE.

42. Read about The Power of Now.

43. Be nice to your friends. Winners are nice.

44. Be nice to your grandmother who is 92 years old. Old people have wisdom young ones like you should learn more about.

45. Stop uploading high-resolution photos online because you're wasting electricity. Winners don't waste.

46. Meditate.

47. Click HERE to read about How Banko Sentral Made Mistakes and learn from their mistakes. 

48. Click HERE and read about friendship because winners study friendship.

49. Click HERE and read about how to be creative because winners have to be creative.

50. Click HERE and read how to learn a language in a few minutes because winning at Pokemon Go.can be about language games, too.


Part 5 of How To Win At Pokemon Go: Learn From Movies


51. Watch Will Ferrell's Taladegga Nights because it's a movie about winning.
52. Watch Adam McKay's The Big Short because it teaches about not being blinded by victory.
53. Watch movies from Paul Thomas Anderson because they show you beauty and winning is beauty.
54. Watch movies from George Clooney because he won.
55. Watch movies from Anna Kendrick because she won.
56. Watch Jackie Chan's Skiptrace.
57. Watch movies from Lav Diaz.
58. Watch a documentary about President Duterte because he's a winner. Click HERE.
59. Watch the movie Independence Day. Here's its review.
60. Watch Kristin Wiig's Welcome to Me.


61. Watch Holy Motors.
62. Watch movies from Cinemalaya 2016 because their ideas are fresh and to win you need fresh ideas.
63. Watch movies by Whit Stillman because his movies tell you more about pretension and there's a lot of pretension in winners.
64. Watch any movie by Adam McKay because his comedy has genius.
65. Watch Melissa McCarthy's The Boss because the movie tells you something about how the authority is cheating poor young girl scouts for money.
66. Watch movies by Eric Rohmer because many movie reviewers say his movies are the best and you want to be the best.
67. Watch Jerrold Tarog's Sana Dati.
68. Watch Jake Gyllenhall's Nightcrawler.
69. Watch Wes Anderson's movies to learn more about the aesthetics of winning.
70. Watch movies of Kristin Wiig because her comedy helps in coping with losing.


71. Watch Christopher Nolan movies at 7 Eleven Stores that are not overcrowded so you learn how to win at Pokemon Go using fight scenes in a Batman movie and you're giving space for other customers to use the store.

72. Watch Anna Kendrick's Rocket Science

73. Watch Birdman because it's about a loser who wins a lot.

74. Watch Woody Allen movies because they remind you that it's all about the luck.

75. Watch movies in Cebu International Documentary Film Festival because the movies there have secrets on winning other people overlook.

76. Watch movies reviewed by Jessica Zafra because she sees the cracks into which you can win.

77. Watch movies produced by Funny Or Die because comedy helps you win.

78. Watch films made in The School of Life Youtube Channel.

79. Watch movies while you're charging your phone in a 7 Eleven because the store has 7-eleven Mobile Chargers for your Pokemon Go units.

80. Watch Captain America: Civil War (Click HERE to read review)

81. Watch Kristin Wiig's Hateship Loveship because it's about how to win at life by detaching from drama.

82. Watch Mistress America because it's about winning in business and apply that at Pokemon Go and you're sure winner.

83. Watch Marina Abramovic's Documentary on how she won at the fight with time and apply that on the game.

84. Watch Clouds of Sils Maria or read about what the movie is about because it can teach you that losing at something can make you want to kill yourself and how to avoid that.

85. Watch old Lino Brocka movies from Youtube because a winner remembers the past and contributes to the culture of the society that a Pokemon Go players lives in. Haha I said a Pokemon Go players haha I am wrong grammar.

86. Watch movies by Robin Williams because you will extract unconsciously the ideas in the movies to make sure you throw in a Pokeball the right way during fights.

87. Watch David Fincher's The Social Network to know how to win without hurting.

88. Watch Manglehorn and subconsciously get the ideas on winning at life there to know how to throw a Pokeball so swift, you get a Mewtwo.

89. Watch The Stanford Prison Experiment movie to know how not to lose at being addicted to Pokemon Go.

90. Watch The Act of Killing because a true Pokemon Go champion should learn more important things first before winning at a Pokemon Battle.

91. Watch the movie Beasts of No Nation because the movie can teach how to not be killed in the streets and playing Pokemon Go puts you in the streets.

92. Watch the movie I'll See You In My Dreams to know how to redefine winning.

93. Watch the movie Vacation so you'll be prepared on what happens to you when you fail at Pokemon Go.

94. Watch the movie Ex Machina because you can learn there the true cost of winning.

95. Watch the movie Mad Max: Fury Road.

96. Watch Miss Granny.

97. Watch Enemy.

98. Watch Frances Ha because it reminds you how winners don't take it all seriously.

99. Watch Enter The Void because the film reminds you of how you can transcend victory.

100. Watch the movie Enough Said because it reminds how lying at something can make you lose.


Part 6: How To Win At Pokemon Go: Don't Do Things

101. Don't do drugs.
102. Don't drink Coke more than your body can stomach. Drinking Coke helps you protect against the toxins of Coke so a little amount of toxin can help your body build immunity.
103. Don't buy too many clothes.
104. Don't run after things that don't matter. Ask your mother what matters.
105. Don't smoke unmedical marijuana.
106. Don't play Pokemon Go in the streets without a company.
107. Don't forget those who can't play Pokemon Go. If you want to win fast, go alone. If you want to win more, help others. Write to your politicians on how you can help the other people enjoy Pokemon Go, too. Click HERE to read someone's letter to Senator Kiko Pangilinan.
108. Don't eat too much Frappucino in Fast Food Chains because that's going to slow you down. Maybe 1 Frappucino a year?
109. Don't skip breakfast.
110. Don't forget to wear the right gear for your hunting.
111. Don't be a "Sucker".
112. Don't be scammed.
113. Don't try to impress anyone with your winnings.
114. Don't posts too much of your Battle Winnings because that will be taken against you.
115. Don't try to be someone else. There's no such thing as fixed self.
116, Don't attach to drama. Losers of Pokemon Go battle live with their past failures too much that they fail the next game.
117. Don't go play the game alone.
118. Don't forget to eat the right amount of healthy food related to your Body Mass Index.
119. Don't buy too much Powerbanks.
120. Don't play Pokemon Go without reading good books first.
121. Don't forget to study your enemy, and your enemy is yourself.
122. Don't cross the street while playing Pokemon Go.
123. Don't forget to turn off your bluetooth on your phone so you don't drain battery during battle.
124. Don't forget to bring powerbank.
125. Don't forget to bring Food Baon while you walk around.
126. Don't brag.
127. Don't go to areas popularly played by your competition.
128. Don't use the same tricks your players use.
129. Don't assume that the tricks you read online are going to make you win, including the tips I have laid here. Read them, know their worth, but don't trust them too much that you give way for your instinct.
130. Don't turn on your bluetooth when you're in Battle.
131. Don't forget about redundancy, where you put duplicates in everything, meaning you have to have to duplicate of your powerbank, load credits, etc.
132. Don't expose yourself too much online.
133. Don't assume that you're not going to be held responsible about your Pokemon activities.
134. Don't assume that you're a guaranteed winner every single battle.
135. Don't drink too much soda when you play. You lose your concentration.
136. Don't skip on all the vitamins and minerals that your brain cells to function well in battle. And that's why you have to consider eating fruits and veggies sold in Healthy U stores and vegetable areas.
137. Don't post too much screencasts of your Pokemon online. Winnders don't brag.
138. Don't underestimate the power of a Charizard.
139. Don't belittle the little Pokemons.
140. Don't be blinded by the fact that a Mewtwo is stronger than a Snorlax.
141. Don't trust too much your friends who tell you tricks on how to win at Pokemon Go battles. Sometimes they're just fattening you up because they think you're a turkey to be roasted.
142. Don't trust your battery notes too much.
143. Don't believe in what the experts say too much. Most of them are phonies.
144. Don't be lured into buying more products to Pokemon Go because some of them are out to just separate you from your money.
145. Don't lie to your parents. They're your back-up source of Pokemon Go power.
146. Don't invest too much time into playing Pokemon Go. To win at it, you must detach from it. Learn from something totally unrelated to Pokemon, to give you a fresh perspective on the game.
147. Don't forget the basic rules of decency in sportsmanship. Ask Google how to do this.
148. Don't play Pokemon Go while driving.
149. Don't go play in a battle without having a good night of sleep.
150. Don't forget that you earn points by defending gyms. Instead of eating too much junk food, go to a Pokemon Gym and defend it.
151. Don't forget that if you play too much of Pokemon Go, you might get cancer.
152. Don't think that Pokemon Go is your entire life.
153. Don't assume that Pokemon Go is better than just having a good night sleep.
154. Do not think that Pokemon Go is better than just spending time alone, reading a book by James Salter. Losers assume the wrong things.
155. Don't think that you have to win at Pokemon Go battles to be a winner at Pokemon Go. It's all in perspective,
156. Don't think that Pokemon Go will not get you addicted so much that it might damage your life. Winners prepare for the consequences.
157. Don't attach to the drama. Read Power of Now to know how to detach.
158. Don't encourage the unconscious in you and let the whole thing get into your head. Winners don't take life too seriously.
159. Don't play Pokemon Go without reading at least 1 novel/non-ficiton book at least a month or its equivalent.
160. Don't forget to wear sunscreen. Time outside means you'll be burned by ultraviolet rays.
161. Don't forget that you live in the Philippines, so make sure when you play Pokemon Go, no one's snatching your phone off.
162. Don't forget that somebody already died by playing Pokemon Go. The game is not the reason for the death, but just bear it in mind to be extra cautious.
163. Don't forget your allocated required number of vigorous exercises every week before you play the game.
164. Don't forget that people can be blindsided by the fact that there's danger in any type of game.
165. Don't forget that this may be a fad, and remember what happened to Tamagotchi?
166. Don't read too many blogs about Pokemon Go because this will distract you from the essence of winning. Too much noise makes one lose.
167. Don't trust too much.
168. Don't use up too much of Earth's resource just to win at something.
169. Don't forget that your move will be tracked anywhere you go when you play Pokemon Go, Hackers can use that against you so you lose in your next battles.
170. Don't forget to bring water when you fight the battles.
171. Don't forget to back up your files when you play Pokemon Go. The glitches in the game might cause your phone to crash.
172. Don't forget that for every pleasure you take, you're allocating time and money to something probably less important than what matters. Decide what matters.
173. Don't forget that the real loser is those who attach too much of ego.
174. Don't forget Leo Tolstoy when he said: If you want to be happy, be.
175. Don't forget James Salter when he said: “One should not believe too strongly in a life which can easily vanish.”
176. Don't forget Somerset Maugham when he said: “When you choose your friends, don't be short-changed by choosing personality over character.”
177. Don't think too much.
178. Don't win too much.
179. Don't give 100% to something unless you're ready to lose everything.
180. Don't forget that there might be a hidden cost in playing Pokemon Go that we don't see yet.
181. Don't forget that you can lose all your files just by playing Pokemon Go.
182. Don't forget Nicholson Taleb when he said that: “Love without sacrifice is like theft”
183. Don't forget that later, you'll be so addicted by the game that you'll regret it.
184. Don't forget to eat your needed calories for the day while playing the game. Don't overdo it or your health suffers so much, you can't play the game anymore.
185. Don't forget to sleep well enough before battle.
186. Don't engage in unprotected sex. Even protected sex can get you AIDs.
187. Don't forget a spare tire when you go around finding Pokemon gyms.
188. Don't forget Nicholson Taleb when he said: “Charm is the ability to insult people without offending them; nerdiness the reverse”
189. Or when he said: “Missing a train is only painful if you run after it! Likewise, not matching the idea of success others expect from you is only painful if that’s what you are seeking.”
190. Or when he said: “A Stoic is someone who transforms fear into prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes into initiation, and desire into undertaking.”
191. Or when he said: "“Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost.”
192. Or when he said:

“The difference between technology and slavery is that slaves are fully aware that they are not free”

193. Don't forget to appreciate the beauty and art of Pokemon Go, where you can just go around the park, exercise and play with friends.

194. Don't forget David Foster Wallace when he said that: "“Everybody is identical in their secret unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.”

195. Or when he said that “The truth will set you free. But not until it is finished with you.”

196. Or when he said that: "“You will become way less concerned with what other people think of you when you realize how seldom they do.”

197. Or this: “We're all lonely for something we don't know we're lonely for. How else to explain the curious feeling that goes around feeling like missing somebody we've never even met?”
― David Foster Wallace

198. Or this: “Try to learn to let what is unfair teach you.”

199. Or this: “Whatever you get paid attention for is never what you think is most important about yourself.”

120. Don't forget to read/watch/listen to/follow/attack/bash/criticize Bisaya Short Films.




So that's it. My 200 ways to increase chances of winning at Pokemon Go battles. Do you have anything to add? Shout it in comments below.

Yours truly,
The 7 Year Old Version of A Bad Richard

8/9/16

A Letter For Jackie Chan Fans About His New Movie Skiptrace Showing Now At SM Seaside City



Dear Fans of Jackie Chan:

The ‪BisayaShortFilms‬ Squad was invited yesterday for ‪‎VivaFilms‬' Advance Screening of Jackie Chan's Skiptrace, the movie with a budget of US$60 million and profit margin of US$127.7 million (Shut up, right?). Hurray, for All That Money Thrown Away For Fun! 

The movie opens in Cebu today and I invite you to watch it because I sincerely enjoyed it and its photography is gorgeous and its story unpretentious and Jackie Chan trying to be cute by singing an Adele song is stuff of genius. 

Don't watch this if you say things like, "That movie is dumb". In which case, let me refer you to a Mental Health Professional because mental illness equals unhappiness and there is truth when they say that "It's not you. It's ME..ntal illness. "

Also, I watched this on SM Seaside's Large Screen Format, so your experience should differ if the cinema is inferior/superior . ‪Also, to enjoy this movie, try not to read movie reviews like THIS.

Anyway, here's some notes that constitute a review of Skiptrace. Let's skip the standard reviews. Other blogs can cater that for you. This right here is movie review Bisaya Short Films style. Prepare to be blown:

1. Jackie Chan's Skiptrace is cleverly formulated to capture an audience that not only just wants to have fun, but also wants to feel like the movie they're watching is more than an escape.

A movie doesn't have to have a life-changing meat or philosophical stand on what constitutes right and wrong, but it has to make one feel that we're not just sitting here watching our electricity get wasted by a movie that has no reason to exist.



Skiptrace, if you see it in a knee-jerk reaction perspective, is a standard action movie that's just there to fill the void of your Sunday hours because your smartphone's too low-battery to play Pokemon Go. But if you're with Nicholson Taleb when he said that Conscious Ignorance (the act of deconstructing meaning) makes you see infinite things and opens you up more to the grace of life, then you will see Skiptrace the way I see it, which is:

  • A movie that made me feel good, and that made me believe that music in the form of Adele can infiltrate a culture and pacify discord in,say, Mongolia more successfully than waging a war.
  • A movie that reminds you that sometimes, in order not be susceptible to suicide and depression, you have to embrace the balance, the Yin and Yang, of doing a bit of right and a bit of wrong.
  • A movie that showcases the splendor of movement, of the kinetic art of Jackie Chan's martial dance, of its poetry, of (insert more poetic phrase here).
2. Jackie Chan's Skiptrace makes me want to scream this Albert Camus Quote on chaos and uncertainty and remind myself how lethal unhappiness started when I'd started craving for meaning. 

The better joy is to just embrace the chaos and never see the meaning of it all and just move on like nothing happened, which is the thought that landed on me with so much delight and pleasant feels at the end of this film. Verdict: Watch it now.

“You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.” 
― Albert Camus




8/1/16

A Letter For Regine Velasquez Fans About How PLDT Helps You Become A Better Filipino

Dear Fans of Regine Velasquez:

Before we present to you our arguments on how PLDT Home helps you become a better Filipino citizen of our Philippine republic, 3 things:

1. PLDT Home is claimed to be country's leading digital and multimedia service provider, and I agree with this.


2. PLDT Home is generous enough to reward their loyal subscribers by giving away a FREE Regine Velasquez Concert this week held at SM City Cebu, and I hope you were there with me. If not, here's a video of that episode: 



3. PLDT supports the LGBT Community and I say this because I'm thrilled by their viral Father Accepting A Son Advertisement, and I say this matter-of-factly, not in a "I'm paid to say this" kind of way. 

And it means that if we sense that PLDT is biased against LGBT, we can take it against them and hold them responsible.

So lets go back to the list of reasons how PLDT Home makes you a better Filipino, especially in this Duterte Presidency:

1. While stuck in traffic and complaining at something you have no control over, you can use the BIG DATA you have from your Smart Bro by watching Youtube videos from the School of Life Channel.

It's a channel to learn how to help end depression, marijuana use and emotional suffering by reading novels by Leo Tolstoy, Marcel Proust and Karl Marx. If those videos don't help, contact me and I'll help you get medical help.

I believe depression breeds marijuana users and if we address this, we create less depressed citizens. 

The less number of depressed people we have, the more enlightened Filipino citizens we breed. PLDT is not a guaranteed cure for this, but at least it helps. Are we helping?

Here's more info on how to get Smart Bro with iPad Mini 2 for less than the price of that Php700-dress you don't really need this month , click HERE.

2. If you're a person unfairly labelled by society to belong in the "Poverty/Indigent" category, redeem yourself by connecting to your Brgy. Hall's PLDT Wifi and read as many articles you can to make you so educated, you'll make money rain. 

If your Brgy. officers refuse you to connect to their Wifi, call the Corruption Hotline set by Duterte and report your Brgy. Officers anonymously. Or text me and I'll personally meet you and help you get a Wifi.

3. With your PLDT Home connection, listen to more Regine Velasques songs in commute and be more present. 

In Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now, being present can help you not overeat and ruin your diet, not overdrink and cause road accidents and not overdo things and cause your health to break down. Don't forget to save Offline all those Regine Velasquez songs to conserve your battery.

4. With your most budget-friendly PLDT Home plan, watch as many iFlix TV series from Louis C.K.'s TV series Louie because he can teach you how to detach from your ego, which is a cause of all sorts of suffering, according to Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now.

Watch also all the comedy shows you can from iFlix because comedy helps you see things in a perspective that makes you happy even in a tragedy.

And always remember: it's not that your internet provider is slow. It's just that you're too stressed by work/lazy/mentally unhealthy to see the infinite creative ways to make most out of it.

Yours,
Richard Abad


6/27/16

An Invitation for Pitch Perfect's Anna Kendrick to Eat At Rico's Lechon


Dear Anna Kendrick:

Did you know your movie Pitch Perfect was a fantastic hit here in the Philippines? How amazing would it be if you visited us and thanked us Cebuanos personally for our support!

I could tour you around Cebu, and we can eat Tempura and Pungko2x near Fuente, or drink the Fruit Shake at UCMA in I.T. Park, and you and I can just talk about films, philosophy, romance, and red pandas, which you said in an interview with Conan O' Brien are things you're obsessed with. 

I don't think we have red pandas here in Cebu, because we don't seem to have a legit zoo here that every kid can enjoy because all our taxpayers' money goes to paying politicians to destroy our roads every election season. 

Politicans destroy roads so they can request for more funding from the government and increase their political family's success. You might know how Filipino politics works from making your movie Rocket Science.

Speaking of red, red is also the color of the logo of this wonderful restaurant I'd like to bring you, my dear Anna Kendrick, woman of my dreams, potential keeper of my formless ego-free heart. The resto is called Rico's Lechon and it's a wonderful, cozy, family resto with a home-style ambience. Here's one good reason for you to go there with me:

1. The Rico's Lechon is a Cebuano brand, and not a brand imported from the U.S. or Europe that takes away money from our country. 

Imagine you or Scarlett Johanssen or Jennifer Lawrence or Brad Pitt eating Rico's Lechon dipped in Sukalami?  How wonderful would that be?

How helpful can that be to the entire Cebu economy! Of course, there might be hidden costs of celebrities all around the world flooding to Cebu to try Rico's lechon.

There might be rise of misbehaving foreigners, rise of abuse in our night life scene, rise of noise pollution in beach areas because of the inflow of such foreigners, but the bloggers of Cebu are guardians against abuse, so we shouldn't worry about that. 

Anyway, the Rico's Lechon serves delicious, arguably most delicious, roasted suckling pig. One of the best, if not The Only Best, lechon can be eaten at Rico's. 

And if you bring your vegetarian friends such as Ellen de Generes and Woody Allen, they can still enjoy here the tasty Trio of Seaweed Salad and Mung Bean Soup. 

Dip the Seaweed Salad into the famed Rico's Lechon vinegar called Sukalami, and you not only get the functional health properties of vinegar that can help you lessen your physical and emotional suffering, but you also enjoy a tasty exquisite dip with a lingering wasabi effect.

And Rico's Lechon is also a perfect place for your most avid Cebuano fans to gather because the Rico's Lechon branch at Mactan Promenade can house families, including families of the Houses of Lannisters and Starks! 

Think about it: we can all go to Rico's Lechon at Mactan Promenade (just Google Maps the direction), enjoy their wonderful selections, and you and I can talk about our interests in Lav Diaz' cinema, Marcel Proust's literary influence to your career, and what working with George Clooney is like! 

With this meeting at Rico's Lechon, we can talk around and find a way to ask all your influential Hollywood celebrity friends to help our problems here in Cebu, such as:

  • the Lack of Drinking Water in Moalboal 
  • the heavy A.S. Fortuna Traffic that for now will only be solved by an alien attack such as in the movie Independence Day because this apocalypse will wipe out the traffic roads to extinction.
  • the rising number of Cebuano girls who only say yes to being some guy's girlfriend if the guy has a car.
All these problems can be solved by eating at Rico's Lechon, Anna Kendrick. So what do you say? Give me your number and come over here.

Yours truly,






6/22/16

A Movie Review of Independence Day: Resurgence That Helps People Avoid Suffering

Part 1: Objective Movie Review of Independence Day: Resurgence

Independence Day: Resurgence is a stupendous action movie spectacle you might enjoy on beautiful Large Screen Format Theatre 3D (the first in Asia, powered by Christie) at SM Seaside City if:
  • You find beauty in buildings blowing up famously portrayed in the destruction scenes of David Fincher's Fight Club
  • You don't want to overthink movies because movies are supposed to be for escape
  • You despise the neurotic intellectualism of movies of Woody Allen
  •  You disagree with David Foster Wallace when he said that action movies are there to make you forget that you're alone in the world.
  • You enjoy seeing the level-headed drama-free treatment of crisis popularized in Ridley Scott's The Martian, a movie that makes no enemy of people but targets the common villain, which are climate change, inevitable death and/or aliens trying to make us their breakfast.
  • You enjoy Albert Camus' Absurdist philosophy when he said that humanity should not be killing each other because the better common enemy is a beast from outer space trying to mortally porcupine us to oblivion the way Wun Weg Wun Dar Wun was porcupined in Game of Thrones (Did he die? I won't answer so to not spoil you).

Part 2: Analysis of Independence Day: Resurgence That You Can Skip Reading Because This Is Only For People Who Appreciate The Connection of Things, such as People Characterized As ENFP by the myers briggs personality test

The screening of Independence Day: Resurgence at the gorgeous SM Seaside City Cinema in Cebu happened a few hours after we heard of the news that the star of Star Trek movie, Anton Yelchin, died of a car crash.

The model of the Chrysler car used by Anton was reported to be recalled because of product malfunction. The Chrysler Cars have a new technology not tested by time, so according to Nicholson Taleb, it might be still premature and has side effects unseen yet. 

This tech seems to be one of those things Taleb said can be avoided if we want to lengthen our lives or to avoid the tragedies that are highly unlikely to happen but when they happen, have the most terrifying damage.


Taleb also mentioned about supporting only the technology whose use has been tested for at least about 100 years, such as the pen, chair, notebook and shoes. If we avoid using new technology that's just released, say, last week, we can avoid iatrogenics or the exposure to things whose damage are hidden now and can only be seen later, such as the tragedy of the Thalidomide (click HERE for Thalidomide story) and Yelchin's death. 

And so it's safe to claim that the destruction of new cars and buildings and all the modern technology humans built in the movie Independence Day: Resurgence is a metaphor that there's a lot of technology today that we're better off without.

We arguably benefit more if we eject all this wasteful tech from the memory of the Earth the way Sansa wanted to wipe out the memory of the widely loathsome Game of Thrones villain, Ramsay Bolton, off the face of the Earth because he needs a level of psychotherapy and Eckhart Tolle's suffering-detachment training currently unavailable in Westeros.

Part 3: How To Avoid Suffering With Ideas From Independence Day: Resurgence

  1. Like buildings blowing up in the movie, get rid of new technology/products that media says are supposed to be good/pleasurable for you but whose deadly iatrogenic side effects only come later, such as eating carcinogenic burgers out of pure fun, cigarettes, multivitamins that harm you, and newest model of cars.
  2. Like the citizens in Independence Day: Resurgence who did not have a human enemy, make no enemy of humanity and you can do this by reading Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now because it's a book recommended by Oprah that I can attest will make you no longer attach to your ego, and ego might be the reason you can't stick to your diet, to your exercise, and why people keep cheating on their partners.
  3. Like the drama-free logical leaders in the movie, be more objective by boosting your emotional intelligence and it can be done by watching The School of Life videos that teach people psychoanalysis, literary wisdom from literary giants like Sigmund Freud and Marcel Proust, and practical non-nerd tricks to going through life without being an exquisitely cruel Ramsay Bolton. Hit Play Button on the image to view.



4/26/16

Presidential Candidates As Characters in Captain America: Civil War


1.  Captain America: Civil War opens tomorrow April 27 in theaters here in the Philippines. Yesterday was its VIP Premier Screening for Cebu Blogging Community Bloggers made possible by Bisaya Short Films and SM Seaside City. Which means: tonight is the first time you will read a movie review about it that relates to our Presidential Candidates. Here we go:

2. Here's why Captain America: Civil War is about our Presidential Elections: Capt. America is Duterte because he breaks the law to defend what he thinks is right, and what he ONLY thinks is right.

Iron Man is Mar because he sticks to what's legal and his hand laser is yellow, which is so Mar. Grace Poe is Black Widow because of shifting loyalties to two countries.

Binay is BLACK Panther, and I'm not saying why. Falcon is Miriam because he can fly to the heavens, where Miriam will soon go. Miriam can also be Scarlet Witch because she controls everything with her mind.

3. Captain America: Civil War is the kind of  "Expected To Be Ultra Fun And Expected To Never Disappoint" movie that can make people say the following things:

"This is so awesome!"

" Awww, Spiderman is so cute and why does he sound so much like Tobey Maguire? He definitely adds levity to this movie. Wait, am I using the word levity, right? Quick, open your Dictionary app"

"This reminds me of what I think will happen when Duterte wins. His enemies can't accept if he wins, so Civil War across the nation might start because of inability to agree on what constitues Right and Wrong."


4. Here's the Bisaya Short Films review of Captain America: Civil War from Isabeau of cebuisabeauty.com .
I was amidst fan boys and girls who wanted to be first to see Marvel's Captain America: Civil War. Most of the people was so absorbed and focused on the movie I swear the jeers on account of Spiderboy seemed perfectly on cue.
Third: Captain America is hot! Chris Evans has the dreamiest eyes! He definitely looks like a guy who could do no wrong. I'd say yes to all of his plans legal or not.
Chris Evans has the dreamiest eyes! He definitely looks like a guy who could do no wrong. I'd say yes to all of his plans legal or not. I'm all for #teamcap 

Verdict: Go watch Captain America: Civil War at SM Seaside City Cinema Now.


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