Friday, June 17, 2011

I Humbly Declare This as Awesome Tips - - 01

How to Enjoy Going to the Cinema--Alone:

1. Wear shorts, t-shirts, and sandals.

2. Be casual. Be cool. Chillax... Yeah... Like you don't give a fuck.

3. Buy popcorn and drinks.

4. Buy the ticket at the last minutes, 5 to 10 minutes before the film begins.

5. Make sure the studio barely has any viewers in it. Either you choose the sucky flopped film, or you choose the show time that is unfavorable for most people.

6. Pick your favorite seat. Front, back, middle, corner, you name it.

7. Put your popcorn and drinks next to your seat, assuming no one's taking the seat since the studio is fairly empty.

8. Enjoy your private cinema!



-from personal experience.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Pioneers Make Bold Moves

This needs to be passed around. Check it, 10 innovative business models that happen to be working well in the digital era, that is, using the role of Internet.

http://techcrunch.com/2011/01/07/10-business-models-that-rocked-2010/

It's on slides, so you better visit the link if you want to see it.

Anyway, I personally like Quirky the most. If you're into innovation, creation, or invention, I think you'll like Quirky, too. So basically, with Quirky, you just offer up ideas (but you gotta pay $10), and people at Quirky will develop it into a product. Plus, with that 10 bucks you get feedback from community regarding your idea.

While Groupon... Wow... Groupon amazes me. It offers one deal, in one day, in one city. That's scary. For the customers, it will be a "now or never" dilemma. Unfortunately, though, right now this business model has been copied by many others.

Now, this one here, is really worth mentioning. It's Kickstarter. Kickstarter will indirectly give funds to people who needs funding for their projects. For example, you wanna record a music, of course you need some money to make it happen, right? Kickstarter will be the medium for you to find 'backers', the people who will then fund your project.

In general I think it's like pitching an idea to venture capitalist or angel investor. But heck, wouldn't it be simpler to pitch an idea online than having to come and do it in front of their presence? Yeah... I thought so.

So that's about it now. There are more of interesting websites such as those I mentioned earlier if you follow the link I posted above.


Ahh... Innovation just gets more and more interesting, doesn't it? *Slurrrrpppp*

Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Little Something from 3 Years Ago

I remember that time. It was an English assignment, just like in any other week; those weeks where we were given assignments to write essays. One time, I handed in my essay to my tutor. And my tutor said to me that it's really good. Usually I never got praise from her, usually my essays were just decent, sometimes even lacking, but most of the time they were unnoticed. But not that one time. That one time she praised me. And after she praised me, I replied to her, "I made this from xxxx to xxxx, Mam." I can't remember the words exactly, but it was meant that I made the essay for a really, really long time, and implicitly telling that I put a lot of effort, energy and time to it.

Bottom line, I can make a nice writing if I am given enough, or even better, unlimited time. Can't hurry a masterpiece. (LOL, this is true but somehow disgusting.) And one more thing, even if I did make a nice writing, there really is nothing to feel special about, since I probably put a lot of effort and time on that. If I do that, if you do that, or if anyone else does that, it is highly likely that we end up making a nice piece of writing. So it's nothing extraordinary, really. It's not superhuman power. It's just... serious effort that pays off in the end.

And at the end of this post, it got me thinking, "is the nice piece of writing really worth my time?" Considering I spent hours and hours and even days just for that--pride and praise.