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.

5/10/17

How President Duterte and Fatcow Burgers Can Help Hungry Cebu

Cebuano Problem : 

There may be two kinds of hungry Cebuanos: the "I Can Buy Ten Burgers Just For Fun" Hungry, and the "I Come From Abusive Parents In A Corrupt Government, So I Just Dig For Food at I.T. Park Trash Cans" Hungry.


I figured I'm of the first kind. The street children I can ultimately do nothing about because the universe has its reasons why suffering exists, is of the second kind.  


I learned more about how the universe doesn't seem to care about our suffering by watching John Lloyd Cruz' Honor Thy Father, and reading Albert Camus. Google it.


Anyway today I found out that FatCow Burgers and Malts is now at Robinsons Galleria; they opened here a year ago.

I read somewhere that FatCow milkshakes are wonderful. So with the facts above, I asked myself: If I had P100,000, what would I do?



Answers for Cebuano Problem:

1. I would go to Fatcow Burgers and buy 100 of the most delicious Angus and Sirloin burgers they have, such as The Bbq Hawaiian and Notorious B.I.G., which I both sampled and liked . I would eat one, and go to Vicente Sotto Hospital and give away the rest and feed random patients, overworked nurses and underslept doctors there, unless they refuse to, for diet restrictions.



I would also buy them Fat Cow Vanilla milkshakes, the malted kind, not the regular one, because it's so good, I caught myself saying I wanna marry it. In Japan, you can marry a comics. Maybe in Cebu, we can marry a Vanilla Milkshake?

2. I would put up a Duterte's Kitchen near Capitol where homeless people can just eat Fatcow burgers for free, provided Cebu City CCTV can prove they've been homeless for at least 3 days. 

I would stock the Duterte's Kitchen with all the Fat Cow milkshakes and burgers everyday because Fat cow says they use premium beef and the homeless deserve the best. (Insert your laugh here).

But a nutritionist should maintain the place to make sure the homeless don't forget to eat their fruits and vegetables first. Hehe.

3. I would not recommend Cebuanos to follow this suggestion because of hidden risks in building a Duterte's Kitchen. This idea is for me alone. Or you can follow it at your own risk. 

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