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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Taking Advantage

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Today, celebrities are no longer passive entertainers whose sole goals revolve around making money. With social issues needing to be addressed, several celebrities have taken initiative to use their fame to increase awareness and participation to solving such issues. Such actions and advocacies actually work for the advantage of the celebrities, as these qualities show that celebrities sincerely care.

To assist her advocacy, Local Talent (LT) organized a pre-love sale of things owned by fellow artists some time ago. The beneficiary was for a worthy cause, an issue that is very close to LT and other celebrities. Hence, donations were easy to come by. LT was supported by her fellow talents from the same network who believe in what she’s fighting for.

When Major Artist (MA) found out that LT was having a sale, she immediately checked her closet and sorted out the items that she felt could get a good price. Besides, MA is known to have a taste in clothes, shoes, and bags, and thus, any item she donates would quickly be bought. Finally, MA gave a few of her shoes, and these are not the cheap ones. Young Celebrity (YC) joined in and donated a few of her shirts.

After a few weeks, MA and LT accidentally met in a high-end store. As the two are good friends, they exchanged pleasantries, but MA was a bit distracted when she looked down. She sort of recognized the pair of shoes that LT was wearing. The resemblance to the pair of shoes that she donated was very obvious. However, she held back and did not say anything. She thought that the pair worn by LT could just be a similar one. After all, LT could afford to buy a similar pair.

While MA shrugged her initial thoughts, she suddenly became shocked when she saw the shirt the nanny of LT was wearing. The garment looked familiar. After a few seconds, MA realized the shirt was among those items YC donated. Although disappointment took over, she tried her best to hide her realization. Still, she suddenly recalled a comment that asked why LT did not publicize the sale she was having. Moreover, MA had to come to terms that while the items were indeed donated, the sponsor should have at least the decency not to rummage through the items for personal interest.

‘You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances... their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour.’ – Arlo Guthrie

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28 comments:

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    1. Mukhang afford naman ni C bumili ng high end shoes, ewan ko na lang sa nanny nya baka nabili nya yun sa tiangge ha ha

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    2. Sino si c? Morr clues

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    3. This is so punny! Nag paukay ukay gamit mga unused high end ng mga friendships para siya din magsuot

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    4. Parang hindi naman sila pareho ng shoe size.

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    5. wag na kasing haluan ng malice kapag na-donate mo na noh MA . malay mo naman kung binayaran din ni LT yung items mo. am i making logic here?

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    6. pwede 1:17, may point ka.

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    7. 1:17 very very true....

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    8. 1:17 intindihin mo rin ung logic ng iba na dinonate yun for a cause. Bakit hindi nalang siya bumili ng bago kesa naman pagka interesan niya. Kung preloved yan at donated, magkano naman niya binili? Nakakatawa lang na ikaw nag organize ng garage sale, ikaw lang naman bibili. Nagtatake advantage ka ng iba😒

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    9. That's not the point. Decency ang usapan. If ikaw nag host, hiya nalang din and transparency to the donors. Make a list of the donations and account for all the funds. Para malinis at walang malisya.

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  2. Kalerks sino si LT? Kapalmuks naman.

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  3. Ano ba yan. Why not buy new things sa department stores and stores mismo? Kahit not high-end, but quality naman. Kesa naman kumuha ng items intended for charity kuno. Tsk!

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  4. Nude ba yung shoes? Hahahahaha

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  5. Baka naman binayaran niya din ung damit sa mismong garage sale niya. Tsaka what if natypan nung yaya oh binili. Siguro mura binente sa yaya.

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    1. Dinonate yun thinking ibebenta for a cause tapos ikaw makikinabang? May pera naman siya bat di siya bumili ng brand new tapos ung donated items ibenta niya nalang kesa pagka interesan pa niya.

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  6. Delikadesa na lang. Donated by your colleagues for good cause tapos kahit binili mo syempre murahan mo sarili mo for a bargain, kapalmuks eh binigay nung kaibigan mo for charity, bilhin mo sa murang halaga dahil gusto mo, delikadesa talaga. Tapos yung yaya bilhin din t-shirt, ano for murang halaga uli. Eh ilan ba ang binili niya for murang halaga, lahat?

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  7. CLUES PLEASEEEEE

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  8. MA- M good taste in clothes, shoes and bags

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  9. hindi kaya niya naisip na sa liit ng industriya nila, makikita o malalaman na suot niya yung mga damit ng binigay for charity? kahit na sabihin na natin na binili niya mismo yung item for a cheap price.

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  10. Feeling ko binili din naman niya yun, wala naman siguro masama dun. Yun nga lang, kung hindi publicized yung sale, we'll never know how much niya binili.

    Kaya minsan ang hirap magvolunteer tumulong kasi pag may mga ganito, pwedeng ikaw pa yung mapahamak. Sad.

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    1. pag donation from celebrity madami ang gusto bumili mura man yan o mahal,lalo na pag fan ka nong celeb na nag donate.sa case kc na ganito mahiya ka nalang sa nag donate kc ung items na dinonate para ibenta un sa fans or sa di masyado maka afford ng pang celebrity items at mabibili nila sa mas mura na halaga.and plus pa na celebrity ang unang may ari.afford naman ni LT bumili ng bago at di ung pinag lumaan ni MA pa ung pinagkait nya sa possible buyer non.kahiya tuloy at baka next time di na mag donate si MA kc alam nya kung kanino mapupunta

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  11. c MA may idea ko kung sino..c LT di ko alam kung sino, I wonder sino kaya sha, di na nahiya ha

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  12. how embarrassing

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  13. Basta pinoy ganyan. Whether typhoon lahat ng donation ninanakaw, no wonder puro lindol sa pinas, mas madami ang magnanakaw. Yan eh on top of the fact that 95% are catholic

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    1. what's religion got to do with it?
      ang sama din naman tingin mo sa mga pinoy just because of the act of one person.wag mo naman lahatin ang gawain ng iisang tao.

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    2. Ano namn ang connect ng religion d2? At kung maka-generalize ka sa mga kababayan mo as if meron kang pag-aaral pa jan
      Kung magkaparehas kau ni LT wag mo nang idamay ang iba

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    3. anong kinalaman ng lindol sa pag uugaling ganyan? do you even know how earthquakes happen?

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  14. Okay so sige, binili niya. But then again, it was a garage sale intended for a cause. Magkano niya binili? Conflict of interest kasi. Sino naman magpapa garage sale tapos sila sila din lang naman ang bibili? Haha

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