A personal take on the different issues and problems Filipinos encounter in their daily lives. Brought to you by Arvin Cudanin, a Filipino professional living in Finland, and the program co-hosts.
S2E20 Online Etiquette with the Educators Club (Part 2)
The Educators Club is back in this podcast with the second part of their episode talking about online etiquettes. Is grammar and punctuation marks really important in any messaging platform? What could be the effect on the message when there are missing punctuation marks? Or how does it feel when people shorten their words or use SMS-speak or leetspeak? How important is to keep the privacy of the people you are dealing with online? Why is it bad to just tag people in photos when you don't ask for their permissions? Why do people reveal a lot of things in social media when some private matters are supposed to be kept within themselves? Why do we need to also respect the time of other people especially when communicating, interacting and setting schedules? Why is it harder to forgive than ask for apologies? And why do we have to understand and be more forgiving to the people that do us wrong? Let us hear Arvin, Tiana and Eugenio talk about netiquette, time, respect and boundaries that rule the online world.
S2E19 Travel Buddy Problems with the Brits (Part 1)
The Brits are back and we are going to talk about the qualities of being a good travel buddy. How important is punctuality and how can you get the perfect balance between being on time and having some flexibility? How does it affect the mood and the synergy of the group if someone is late and how bad it can be if it is an international flight that we are talking about? And how hard it could be if there are some mishaps along the way, especially being sick or unable to continue with the travel? Another quality of being a good travel buddy is being responsible but in what ways? practicality? emotionally? or financially? Why should we prepare extra funds when we travel and do due diligence especially with the practical things such as visas and entry requirements? How helpful it could be when there is someone that reminds and take care of these things? And how much pictures and videos to take and exposure to social media is enough? And how can we respect others privacy when we want to upload our shots but other people are in your photo as well? And why you should not go traveling with people when you don't feel it or are not prepared for it? And how do we avoid the dreaded FOMO? Listen to Aaron, Tiffy, Dave and Arvin talk about their travel experiences and the qualities they want (and don't want) to have in a travel buddy.
S2E18 Virtue Signaling Problems with the Engineering Club
The Engineering Club is back in the podcast discussing about virtue signaling problems. What is virtue signaling and how does it affect us on how we perceive other people's motives and beliefs? Why is it bad to show a moral viewpoint just for the intent of representing good character? How is virtue signaling demonstrated in our social media platforms? How do politicians take advantage of different situations to draw their moral compass and show them to voters without really making impact in the society? Why do celebrities tend to pretend someone that they are not just to gather support and show people that they are what they are expected to be? Why do rich people tend to do things that "looks good" to the masses even though they can really live a better life just to show that they can connect to the unreachable? And is the saying "customers are always right" always applicable and true? Let us hear how Chito, Malaya, Clint and Arvin talk about virtue signaling and how it affects individual judgement towards people.
S2E17 Online Etiquette with the Educators Club (Part 1)
Another episode with Tiana and Eugenio in the podcast discussing different etiquette we must follow when interacting with people online. Why do we have to follow some unwritten rules when dealing with people online? What is the difference between online and physical connections? How do we respect the time of other netizens despite the convenience that we get from using current technologies? Why we should be aware and careful with the digital information that we create and upload in the internet? Why should we try to show our best side when communicating with people online? How important is asking questions? Why do we have to read first before responding to any messages we received from different online channels? How do we make our online communication efficient, effective and correct? What is the importance of correct grammar, punctuation and spelling when messaging people around the internet. And how powerful is the element of anonymity in changing the online landscape on how people deal with each other? Let us hear the Educators Club tackle real situations involving the online world and what to do in between those situations.
S2E16 Pinoy Valentines with the Engineering Club
After the last episode, we go back to the Philippines with the Engineering Club talking about the Filipino way of celebrating Valentines Day. What would be their plans during the VDay? How would it be celebrated if we have enough money to spend? And what if we want it to be cheaper? Why is it so hellish to go out during VDay especially in the Metro? Can VDay be celebrated with family and friends in the Philippines? Should the guy always pay for the dating expenses or should we go Dutch? Why do we have to avoid certain areas in the Metro during Vday? What are the unique Filipino ways of celebrating it? Why are some people sneaky during VDay how to avoid these kind of unexpected events? And are Filipinos naturally romantic? Let us hear Malaya, Chito, Clint, Vanessa and Arvin talk about the Filipino way of celebrating it and what are the things to avoid.
S2E15 Valentines Day Problems with the Brits
For today's episode, we have Tiffy, Aaron and Dave on the podcast for the first time live from the United Kingdom. They called the group "the walking chaos" and they discussed different things about Valentines Day. Why celebrating VDay is the worst? Is it really expensive to celebrate VDay and can you really have unnecessary expenses without noticing it? Why are there preferences on what you would want to get for VDay and why are some things are just plain wasteful? Are businesses really jacking up the prices and getting more money out of VDay? How can you plan your VDay date when everyone else are hanging out, dining and dating in every form and places? And did you know that the VDay has some dark origins coming from Ancient Roman practices? And why is it that dating during VDay causes more harm than good to your partner and to other people who are not celebratory at all? This episode is full of realizations, laughter and real talks, brought to you by the Brits who call themselves the walking chaos of UK. Consider yourself warned!