Showing posts with label Solutions for Cebu. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Solutions for Cebu. Show all posts

9/10/17

Solutions for Cebu's Hungry from Rise Against Hunger and Cinema

Dear Cebu:



Have you seen the 2016 movie I, Daniel Blake, a movie that shows a food bank that gave away food for the poorest of Europe? Pede nato na himoon diri sa Cebu City! We can build a food bank in Cebu City where all the hungry can just go and find relief.

I am with Nassim Taleb that we should not promote dependency, but that doesn't mean we should be calloused against the poor.

Rise Against Hunger is the organization that can help us build the dream of having a food bank in Cebu City using ideas in Cinema. Here are basic facts about Rise Against Hunger.

1. Rise Against Hunger is the non-profit group that has for its vision the eradication of hunger across the world by 2030. It was formerly named Stop Hunger Now in 1998, but even with the new name, the international hunger relief organization still continues to push the mission of ending hunger in our lifetime and mobilizing the resources in doing so.


2. More than 310 million meals have already been distributed all over 74 countries because of Rise Against Hunger.

3. If you plan to work with Rise Against Hunger and commit to their programs and attempt to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development goal, then contact Bisaya Short Films through the message box in the top left of this page.



Also, be reminded that virtue signaling is when you announce in public that you help people by your donations.

Real virtue is when you help unannounced, anonymously, in private. Some people donate and start charities for branding. That is not virtue. It's a cost-cutting scheme.

It is your duty as a cinema watcher to weed out the Napoles Groups from the legit ones.

Yours,
The Janitor

4/10/17

Solutions for Teachers from Globe Prism

Problem: Cebuano students are smarter than their teachers in terms of computing. How can teachers keep up?


Solutions That May or May Not Apply To You :

1. The Prism Project by Globe. It's a partnership project of Globe Telecom and University of Cebu to make teachers more skillful in digital technology. The idea is promising but at what cost?



1.a. It's brave of Globe to propose the Prism project and accept to pay for the cost of this idea, knowing that digital education may have hidden risk we can't predict yet and knowing that in the movie Get A Job starring Anna Kendrick, we learn that an employee who made use of new tech to optimize his work got laid off because he was now replaced by the tech. Too much technology made him lose his job!



1.b. It's good to know that Globe seems to be aware that whatever the damage of their tech, they will be there to face it, like how in Hammurabi Times when the architect is put to death when the building she builds collapses.

1.c. It's about time in Duterte's time that even people from Globe learn to have Skin In The Game.


2. The Ideas of Nassim Taleb.
Writer Nassim Taleb's ideas remind us that those who offer products should pay the price in case they fail us or they harm us; that we should be careful of digital technology because of hidden risks; that executives and salespeople (not from Globe, wink) who tell you their products are good for you sometimes only say so because they're selling you a product.



2.a. You never ask a barber if you need a haircut, remember?
Don't be a naive sucker. Be critical of people who tell you what's good for you. They just maybe want your business.

Click play to hear Taleb discuss Skin In The Game.

2.b. Taleb's ideas are important for Cebu because he reminds us that rich civilized countries have the lowest literacy rate, so academic education is not a necessity and sometimes harms you because schools can make us dumb for overfeeding useless noise disguised as knowledge.

2.c. Taleb reminds us that Cebuanos probably don't need expensive college degrees to stay rich because maybe Cebu's wealth is not a product of UP and USC, et al. UP and USC may just be a product of Cebu's wealth. Wealth that must've come from underpaid labor and feudal slaves a.k.a. employees, but that's just me.


So thank you Globe and UC.

5/31/15

5 Ways To Fight Boredom When You've Almost Tried Everything Cebu Can Offer

Problem: You're a bored Cebuano.

You're bored even after watching all of the episodes of Season 5 of Game of Thrones in one sitting. You're bored because you're a medical student at Southwestern University and you've studied so hard, you feel like Tyrion Lannister studying the geography of Westeros. You're also bored because you think you've tried everything that Cebu has to offer. You're bored because you don't know how to think. What will you do?


Solutions:



1. Go to Lapu Lapu and find out where the gorgeously developed Mactan Newtown by Megaworld is located and look for their Al Fresco Food Court. Bring your friends. 

Bring your friends to the Al Fresco's Manang Sayong Food Booth and relive the home-cooked meals of your mom who is living in Mindanao right now and who's working hard to pay off for your medical school tuition while you enjoy being bored here in Mactan Newtown. 

Google Search the address of Al Fresco in Mactan Newtown, so you won't get lost. Take photos, make selfies, and go back to eating all of the Chicken Inasal Manang Sayong can offer.



2. Join Free Parties. There are raves everywhere, just check out the Facebook Events page in your Facebook Timeline. There's the Hyper Cebu Reboot that you can join and build social network with, and just go to the Facebook Page of Hyper Cebu to know how to get tickets. 

You can also even bring your friends to Hyper Cebu and promote the start-up businesses here by buying products from the kiosks installed in the party. 

Your elders tell you that you have nothing to hope for in this country because everyone is corrupt, but never believe them. Believe in the power of fun and partying instead, and find out how your partying in Hyper Cebu can change everything you deem wrong in Cebu City.


"We're having fun and we dress with a weird style because we want to feel different! Hurray for Our Effort To Make A Difference"


3. Support Gibbs Hot Wings. Because we did, yesterday, during their First Year Anniversary blow-out, where we're treated with the most decent generosity of Free Drinks and Infinity of Rice.


I believe the Gibbs' Hot Wings got lucky to have figured out the next Jollibee Chickenjoy Secret, and it's only just a matter of time before Their Wings become the next Mang Inasal Chicken and the resto becomes the next big company to threaten Jollibee and the next company that Jollibee Owner Tony Tan Caktiong will acquire in the fear that Gibbs's would kill Jollibee and take over a large section of the fast food chicken industry market.


Gibbs' Hot Wings are like Walter White's Blue Meth in Breaking Bad. They're so good, they don't even need advertising. The product sells itself.





"We're smiling but we're hungry! Hurray for hunger!"
Happy People That Left Getting Smoked By Gibbs' Insanely Hot Wings

People Made Happy By Gibbs' Hot Wings, Banilad Town Center, Shila May's Birthday and Gretel's Birthday


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