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9/21/18

Solutions To A Digital Move in Cebu Through Seneca and Use of Media To Destroy Toxic Media



PROBLEM: Everything is now digital.

And even if you are in the path of Stoicism detaching yourself from things material, pleasurable, vicious, worldly and earthly impure, you need still to use your cellphone service provider to give you access to information, books of Stoicism, and letters of Seneca to achieve your goal. Unless you're a hypocrite. So how can you detach yourself from materialism but still use material things? Will you be a hypocrite?

ANSWER: Moderation. 

As Nassim Taleb would put it, one needs media to destroy toxic media. To survive one has to be both, like a person who kills animals for food and keeps animals for pets. The only ethical way to do this without being hypocritical is to accept that ethics is not universal. What applies to a small scale doesn't work in large scale. This explains the saying: There is even honor among thieves.

To achieve moderation, accept that a little poison is helpful, the same way that radiation in chemotherapy is a poison but it turns out to be helpful and healthy. Same with vaccines. Your body is introduced to viruses and germs intentionally to make you stronger. Get the idea?

But be careful, little poison or stressor is healthy, but too much of it and you risk yourself to ruin. So play it right. Good luck. And read more of Seneca and Nassim Taleb and Eckhart Tolle because their ideas transformed me and Oprah.

Typo Error: Nassim Nicholas Taleb, not Nicholson Taleb

12/1/17

Review And Analysis of Magbuwag Ta Kay, A Bisaya Film by Medyo Maldito

Part II: Postmodern Movie Review


1. The format of the movie's first part reminds me of Woody Allen's Annie Hall. It's like Rowell Ucat is aware that he's just telling a story to you, directly, the viewer. Which means that Medyo Maldito is also aware that Magbuwag Ta Kay is more than a movie. It's to sell an idea or a statement or concept about love. A brand about Love, even.


2. Magbuwag Ta Kay seems to talk about people's addiction to Ego, Drama and Fixed Identity. It tries to find answers to why we never stop loving even when hurting, and it seems to suggest that there's no feeling of being in love without the feeling of being in terrible misery. 

What if you can feel the joy of love without its opposite? I seem to have found it myself in Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now whose ego-training tactics are being used by NASA Austronauts to not panic. Here's a sample of Eckhart Tolle: 


3. It stars the beautiful Akiko Solon who I sometimes imagine to be in a Bisaya Short Film about Mandaue Traffic directed by Lav Diaz starring Spalding Gray, Woody Allen and David Foster Wallace.

4. It features Snake Princess, my nominee for 2025 Philippine National Artist for Postmodern Cinema. Snake Princess makes me laugh the way Siomai Sa Tisa makes me want to live.

5. The movie reminds me of Nassim Taleb's Quote about Love.:




Part I: Formal Movie Review

Magbuwag Ta Kay is the first feature romcom film of internet sensations Medyo Maldito and Akiko Solon that's distributed by Viva Films (Viva is yet to announce when to release this nationwide). 

I can talk about in this movie review about the stars, cast, production design and all that gritty details of how the movie is made, but you can read that elsewhere. What you need to know is what the film is.

The film is a love story of how a couple would break up because of parental demands, typical of what Cebuanos experience when their parents abroad want them to go work overseas because, among many reasons, the political economy in the Philippines is bankrupt, made worse by the fact that every day Filipino police and rebels are "allegedly" killing people; the ISIS is gaining strength; the University Professors teaching Useless Degrees in Cebu are overpaid and are not generating graduates that could help create jobs and solve commuters' traffic problems; the politicians are too corrupt to even care; the system is too centralized to fix and the Cebuano youth are too brainwashed to know what's the right thing to do. You know, typical Cebuano stuff.

Magbuwag Ta Kay is also a surrealist movie about Formlessness evidenced by the fact that in the movie Snake Princess is everywhere. She's the waitress, the Photo Attendant, the Girl on The Beach and The Candle Lady. The movie seems to say that every person in Cebu is united by  one entity, and that entity is Snake Princess. Long Live, The Snake! Also, here are snakes caught by Bisaya Short Films:



All in all, I feel the movie is worth the P200 ticket and I bought 3 tickets using my own time and resources. You will enjoy it if only to hear Medyo Maldito's insightful stories about how Love can be unknowable in human words, to watch the cinematic beauty of Cebu's uptown tourist hangout spots and to watch Efficascent Oil and Lantaw Restaurant become the movie's Best Leading Actor and Actress. Bisaya Napud! Also, Thank you Karlo PacaƱa for the Magbuwag Ta Kay tickets. Karlo is the mind behind some of the #BangonTapulan movement in Facebook. Google him!



11/28/17

Solutions For Cebu's Entrepreneurs and SMEs From Globe Integrate and Smaller and Smaller Circles

Problem: You're a successful Cebuano businessman. Your business is a video-streaming site that shows Bisaya Short Films solutions about Cebu's traffic crisis. 

You have 100,000 subscribers and videos with 3 Million views because you apply real-life solutions that actually work, and not ideas from academic universities that have no real life applications. 

In fact, you attack these ideas from universities because they're harmful, they're generating college graduates who know nothing about risk-taking, they're creating noise, they're diploma mills, they cost a lot without contributing any returns, and they're contributing to increasing the traffic situation. More college students means more commuters.

You want to remind all your video subscribers automatically via text if you have a new video out. You can't remind them individually, can you? What do you do?

Solutions:
1. Check out Globe myBusiness' solutions. For as low as P2k, you can get to automate  the messages you send to your clients. New offers? New videos with solutions that can help Cebuanos earn money? 

New ways to make overpaid managers earn less money because they earn way too much without increasing the wealth of others? Tell them about it via text. Google Globe myBusiness to know more.





Globe Integrate also promises to work hand in hand with the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Cebu. Which means, whatever the failure and success of the business that hires Globe's solutions, Globe will have a share of it. That's what is called Skin in the Game.

2. Consider these lessons and reflections I got from Raya Martin's Smaller and Smaller Circles. Then read Nassim Taleb's upcoming book Skin in The Game, because I will.












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