Solution for President Duterte From Snowvinz

Dear Your Excellency, President Duterte:

If you're at SM Seaside City and crave a sweet cold treat after all that stressful week fighting drugs and corruption in the Philippines, visit Snowvinz and try its snoball. I tried it and its swabe fluffy-to-creamy flavor tastes not just good, but EXTRAJUDICIALLY good. Hehe. Get it?

Snowvinz Is The New Dessert Place President Duterte Can Visit 

If you need more reasons, which I don't think you need because good taste is good enough reason as long as it's not harmful eaten in small servings, then here are more reasons Bisaya Short Films wishes you President Duterte to try the treats at Snowvinz:

1. Snowvinz was kind enough to treat us Cebuanos a FREE Taste of their concoctions during a food carnival event at SM!

The gvernment is about giving free roads, parks and other perks to people. Snowvinz' act of giving is the same thing.

Being generous is also a value of The Duterte Presidency and so this act of generosity by Snowvinz ideally makes it worthy of your support. We don't hear Starbucks or McDonalds giving away FREE Ice Cream, do we?

2. Snowvinz is made in Cebu!

Yes, their equipment and idea is shipped from New Orleans but the brand itself has origins from Cebuanos.

Meaning: Cebuano entrepreneurs are risking themselves like heroes to make Cebuanos' snacktime fun.

And why would we support The Foreign brands first if our own is just as good or better?

To support the foreign in this case is sort of mad. Or at least unpatriotic. :-)

SnowVinz Is The New Dessert Place In Cebu That Showcases Cebu's Best

And is it not that the Federalism you want is about supporting regional businesses, President Duterte?

So when choosing between a foreign and local brand to buy your Sundae Cone from, the Federalism advocacy you push, President Du30, guides you to go for the local first before the foreign. The local brand here is Snowvinz.

In another note: making things small is an advantage because it lessens the risk of complications inherent in Big things. Remember the Financial Meltdowns in the U.S.? You know, the banks got too big and that's why they failed and damaged global systems and those big guys didn't pay the price. 

That said, McDonalds and Starbucks are too big now relative to Cebu, and they're not original Cebuano products. But Snowvinz is. 

Also, supporting The Smaller and Start-ups is the more civic-minded thing to do.

And so when you come here to Cebu, make sure to drop by Snowvinz first before the Western brands. Then tell your Followers to try them, too. 

And then tell all our government employees to watch the movie Vince and Kath and James because it's a fun unpretentious well-written story about teenager politics. It's not related. Or is it ?(insert Ang Lahat Ng Bagay ay Magkaugnay song) Just Google how they can watch it.

For birthday catering of Snowvinz Ice Cream and discounts, please email me through the email box on the left.

A Bad Richard


Solution to Support The Book of Cebuano Artists Martino A. Abellana and Raymund L. Fernandez

Dear Cebuanos: 

Kana ganing ganahan ka mutan aw ug mga nindot nga mga butang kay daghan kaayo'g bati nahitabo sa imong 2016? 

Namatyan ka ug Carrie Fisher. Nidaug ang ilang Trump. Namatyan ka ug amigo sa Tokhang. Nagbuwag mo sa imong uyab kay the relationship you had was built under the foundation of the madness of ego. Char.

Maybe kinahanglan ka ug reminder nga naa pay kaanyag ug kalingaw tunga tunga sa kamingaw?  Reminder nga some beautiful things in life don't have to be completely unfree. Then the University of San Carlos Coffee Table book Kamingaw: An Impressionist Portrait of the Bisaya Painter written by Martino A. Abellana might be for you. 

The book is a collection of paintings by  Cebuano artist Martino Abellana that reminds me of the art Vincent Van Gogh killed himself for. Abellana's art also made me want to look for that Vincent Van Gogh experimental movie Loving Vincent.

Bisaya Short Films was invited for the Press Conference for this book and here's The Notes

1. Cebuano filmmakers such as Film School graduates from the University of San Carlos itself, the university that published this book, might want to make a documentary of some sort to present Martino A. Abellana to the world ala Loving Vincent.

Or is it more preferable to keep Martino Abellana's beautiful work to us Cebuanos, so as probably to filter out foreigners who don't deserve to see his work?

2. If you say you support Bisaya artists, then buying this book by Raymund who is also an artist means you're putting Skin In The Game. 

Skin in the Game is an idea by Nassim Taleb The Philosopher You Shouldn't Read that reminds us Cebuanos that when you support something, you better have something big to show for it. 

Such as when you say you love a person, you better sacrifice something to prove it. Because love without sacrifice is just theft, which is another Taleb quote. Go google him. Show his quotes to your pretentious teachers who are all cheap talk.

3. Raymund L. Fernandez said himself that there will be a browsing copy of this book available at the Cebu Public Library for students who'd like to read the book but won't purchase. 

What Raymund didn't say was that these students probably won't buy the book because they no longer can afford it and because they're paying too much money for their tuition already at a university that Nassim Taleb The Most Dangerous Living Philosopher Today implied to be an institution that just breeds diplomas and creates graduates that can't get jobs and that don't help the society flourish but instead cause its collapse caused by the fact that what most Philippine universities have as professors are "Intellectual Yet Idiot (IYI)" lawyers and political science professors and doctors and teachers and journalists and media executives with no Skin In The Game that hold so much power in influencing Philippine Laws but don't take responsibility in the damage that they cause in what they're teaching, suggesting or promoting. 

What a long sentence. Let's do it again.

In fact, perhaps maybe in my own humble non-arrogant opinion I think we have so much traffic today in Cebu because we have so many students clogging the roads  but the universities are producing not enough morally calibrated graduates that can be brave enough to think of solutions for this traffic and are now instead just additional bodies into the pile of future Mandaue road kill? Graduates pa more!

The redundancy is intentional because according to Taleb redundancy is what made us survive (we have redundant number of legs, hands, lungs, kidneys.)

The defensiveness is intentional because people online are harsh.

By the way, here's a Bisaya Short Film about a Taong Grasa infiltrating a painting gallery in SM from artists who might've been influenced by Artist Martino.

Bisaya Short Films
Taong Grasa sa Dan at SM Art Gallery



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.

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