Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Okay, so our school has been participating in this competition for 5-6 years already.It is an inter-school business/entrepreneurship competition where 10 people from each school, together with their apprentices, mentors and a teacher, help innovate the products of the nanays and tatays.

This year, our initial product is THROW PILLOW from Nanay Nena in Malabon. Her place is not more than 40 sqms with a sewing machine in it. She lives a very simple life with her husband and three children.

 One time when I felt really sleepy, she arranged all her pillows in the wooden chair for me to sleep in. That's one thing I noticed about the Filipino culture: no matter how bad your situation is, you are still willing to help others. (Our helper at home is also like that. Even though she receives a small salary, she still treats my brother Jollibee. See how generous?)
I don't know how it ended up in jejemon text. (my helper)

We had a problem in the process. The innovation we proposed was rated "too cheap" and "not appealing". So our mentor, one of the biggest names in the business world right now, said we should change our bag into "this" type of bag. So there we changed it. Let us not judge whose view is better. Let us just say more people preferred what we designed.
INITIAL PRODUCT. Zipper on sides and front. 

And here goes another problem, this guy from the organization gave us the seed money ONE WEEK, yes, ONE WEEK, before the Expo date.
Obviously, Nany Nena was only able to produce a few.

Stop blaming, start selling.

I'll skip the details..
Just going to say, hey this year is successful, too!
Nanay's product is going to be part of the souvenir store of Zoobic Safari in Subic. Yay for nanay!


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Love, Tin

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