6/20/17

PAMILYA ORDINARYO screening at SM Cinemas this JULY via CINE LOKAL

Dear Cebu: remember Pamilya Ordinaryo at the 1st Cinemalaya in Cebu City? 

I saw it and found it to be a wonderful thesis of what philosopher Albert Camus said of life: 

1. That it is absurd

2. That fighting poverty and embracing it is to live, and

3. To not be taken to suicide amid millenial sorrow and despair is a form of protest and

4. To be alive, to Camus, is to always protest against the indifference of the universe.

The award-winning film of 2016 is going to have another run at eight (8) SM Cinemas this JULY 7-13 via CINE LOKAL. 

CineLokal is programmed by the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP) and aims to help excellent Filipino Filmmakers showcase their independent films.


Eduardo Roy Jr.’s third film stars Hasmine Killip (as Jane) and Ronwaldo Martin (as Aries), who play a couple of street-dwelling petty thieves. These two teenagers are parents to Baby Arjan, who is kidnapped by a gay-scheming-moneylender named Eartha. This is where the couple’s already complicated life turns for the worst.



Award-winning director and writer Eduardo Roy Jr. specifically targeted the millennial audience and wants them to gaze more closely at how some of their peers are living extra-challenging lives. 


Yes, the movie features foul-language and even quickie sex but it was approved without cuts by MTRCB with an R16 Rating. 

The film’s entertainment value can be found in its tongue-in-cheek comedic moments which is consistent with its satiric intent. 
The use of CCTV camera as a plot device gives the viewers a chance to be “voyeurs” a la Big Brother.

Some of Philippine Cinema’s most notable filmmakers has only glowing praise for Roy’s latest film:

"One of my favorites from 2016!" – DAN VILLEGAS (Director of Luck at First Sight, Ilawod and How to be Yours)

"Nothing ordinary, nothing is sugar-coated. It’s just as real as it gets and that the more you think about it, the better it gets." – LEM LORCA (Director of Ned’s Project, Water Lemon and Intoy Syokoy ng Kalye Marino) 

"INTENSE! GRIPPING! Director Eduardo Roy Jr. at his best! Ramdam mong tumatakbo ka rin kasama sina Jane at Aries." – RAHYAN CARLOS (Film/TV Director, Head of Star Magic Artist Training, Director of Indie Film Ringgo: The Dogshooter)


The film has since garnered awards from some of the most prestigious film festivals abroad including Audience Choice at 13th Venice Days; Best Director and Best Actress at the 47th Hanoi International Film festival in Vietnam; Student Jury Prize at the 17th TOKYO FILMeX in Japan, and the latest one -- 

Best Actress and Best Actor at the 12th Harlem International Film Festival held last May 4-7 at New York, USA. 


Yours,
The Janitor

5/30/17

Solutions to What Schools Cebuano Parents Should Choose

Imaginary Problem: 



You're a Cebuano parent looking for the best education for your children. You learned from Taxi Driver Nassim Taleb that it is always best practice to make things small. The smaller the system, the easier it is to spot the mistake or the right cause of a problem. How? 

Imagine a barrel of water and a cup of water. If you drop a bue ink in a BIG barrel, you might not see the blue. If blue drop is in a SMALL cup, you see the blue color clearly (Taelb's idea) . Gets?



Anyway, you believe that everything should be smaller because:

- Singapore is effective because it's small and
- France is rich now because it started as group of small barangays. 

The bigger, the more prone to blow up and fail. Look at that exploding Samsung Phone; it was so big, it exploded. So anyway, how do you decide for your children's education when you want things small?


Solutions:


1. Consider Apprenticeship.
Philippines is now catching up with the global truth that the university style of education can be a major scam. Not absolutely, but mostly.
Cebuano parents save hard-eard money from selling their carabaos to send their children to school and after graduation their degree can't get them a job. Duterte should shut down universities that can't guarantee jobs.

When you apprentice and learn skills by doing and not just reading, you learn valuable skills that help you survive life without being scammed by University of San Carlos. Joke!

2. Consider Small Size Education
If your kids are still in Primary and Grade School, choose a small class size. 

If you live in Talamban, EC2 Excellence Academy is an option. They're great because they have small size classes. They charge P70k a yr and accept retirees to volunteer with them. If you live elsewhere, homeschooling is an option, too. Contact me via Message Box to the left to know more about EC2.


Homeschooling means you work at home then teach kids with the wisdom of your grandmother, and not with school books that can turn your kids into unemployed degree-holders who damage society, instead of nerds trained by reality who know how to hunt, farm, take risks and earn money without scamming Cebu.

3. Consider watching Captain Fantastic. It's a movie where the children are taught by their parents to read novels by Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Nabokov.



To grow their own healthy food, not the junk we are forced to eat because the government police is not forcing stores like Jollibee and McDonalds and Burger King to feed us food without chemicals that damage us.

To meditate so they learn how not to be so emotionally hungry, that they cheat on their boy/girlfriends. To know that love without sacrifice is theft.

Confused? Comment below.


5/28/17

Solutions To How To Get Paid Online in Cebu with Payoneer


Dear Cebuanos Looking for Online Payments:



I can recommend Payoneer to you because I'm not paid to recommend them and I was already its happy user back in 2009. Without Payoneer, I wouldn't have been able to withdraw a 5-digit income from client overseas through oDesk, now Upwork.  That said, don't listen to people who sell you products they themselves don't use. #SkinInTheGame 

But what is Payoneer ? To know more, contact me via the Message Box to your left after reading this article.

Anyway, last Saturday, May 27, 2017, Bisaya Short Films learned the following at the Payoneer Forum in Cebu:


Payoneer Gives Cebuanos More Than Paypal

1. As of May 29 and compared with Paypal, Payoneer charges less fees (you get P1,000 more from your $4,000 ) . You have to monitor this, because they might change it once Payoneer increases its users. Principle of Supply and Demand.




No More Waiting For 1 Month Before Payoneer Card Arrives


2. Payoneer Card is now optional! So after approval, you can now immediately use Payoneer to shop at Lazada, pay for your Netflix and Spotify, and buy art from local artists such as yours truly. Click HERE to buy art from Local Cebuanos.





3. Iatrogenics means the benefits of a product comes first, the hidden risk comes later. You benefit from Facebook today, but wait till the damage (depression, low attention span) kicks in. I learned this from Nassim Taleb, who also reminds us Cebuanos that you should never ask a barber if you need a haircut, and that you should be careful with teachers and consultants who teach birds how to fly.






4. The more money you have, the more kidnap-prone you are, so stay small. The bigger you are, the more fragile you become. So let's make everything small. Small friendship groups. Small business reach. Be global, but be careful of its hidden risks, such as identity theft, and know the risks. 

Still confused? Email me.

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