The Runaways (Fiction/Business Idea)

I often think of business ideas and inventions that I know I will never make. Either it’s because I don’t have the scientific knowledge to create the invention, or, I’m just not that into it to actualize the idea. Instead of letting the idea rot, I write about them in my inventions and ideas category. A part of me is hoping that someone will just take the idea and make it real (but still hopefully credit me for the idea or give me a shout-out). So I’ll benefit from my idea as a customer of that cool product. Or maybe my blog category will just be a repository of ideas, and someday I’ll find an opportunity to make them real.

I also thought about using these invention ideas to create a short story. I had my issues with writing fiction, so I thought, maybe it will be good to write fictional stories around the business/invention ideas that I have.  So here’s one of those ideas. It’s called The Runaways.

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Fiction Ideas: Incremental Success, Positive World

We are always treated to rags to riches stories, and they are often presented as though they are overnight success stories. I want to read and write fiction or non fiction stories about incremental success–how little things slowly built up to trigger wild success. I want stories about hard work, about defeat and getting back up again, then stumbling down and bouncing back yet again. I want stories that are slow. I want stories that are about the boring process of building success and yet these stories would somehow still be interesting enough to hold our attention. It will be a television series that will run for several seasons, so the show can really go into the nitty gritty details of success.

The viewers will be inspired by this show. So whenever we are steadily climbing up the ladder of success or meeting the seemingly unsurmountable task of changing the world, we won’t feel defeated when it takes years, or even beyond our lifetime, to achieve the goals or the societal changes that we want. Instead, we will stay with it, trust the process, and know that if it’s not our battle to win, we did our part, we went on a journey, and whatever that is, it would be worth it.

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Pre-Scheduled Food Delivery

Omg we don’t have any more food for lunch the next day! Panic! Panic! Then I remember, aha, Food Panda, then I’m like, ok I have to wait for 11am the next day to place my order. Why can’t I place my order now and set it so that it will be delivered by lunch time the next day? Because we’re not that advanced, Ja, we’re just not.

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Wishing for an Outdoor Closet for Dropping Deliveries

I’m obsessed with Jack Ma, and I am thinking about buying more stuff online. Problem is, Lazada doesn’t allow you to schedule the products you buy online. What if there’s no one at home to receive them? This made me think of an outdoor closet for dropping deliveries, but of course it has to be high tech as well. So how does it work?

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Wishing for a mini sari-sari store in the bus

I wish there was a mini sari-sari store in the bus or any other public transportation. While you are there, stuck in traffic, you can buy some sanitary pads, or a notebook, or some pechay, the possibilities are endless! This new business model will be beneficial for both the passengers and the drivers.

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Wishing for a newspaper that circulates the thoughts of poor people

In the Philippines there are newspapers but they are supposedly “national” but are Manila-centric in practice. There are a few newspapers that center on a locality but there aren’t much of that. I wonder what if there were more newspapers that concentrated on news and issues that develop in different cities or districts. So there will be a Makati News, Tondo News, Aklan News, etc. What if these newspapers not only circulated articles by journalists but also by ordinary people, specifically from the lower classes, so that the production of information and opinion is not controlled by the upper classes? Would that do something good for the society or would it create chaos?

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Wishing for free counseling for internet trolls

I don’t know why I read internet comments. I should stop because they are disgusting. But while I was reading some comments yesterday, I had a thought. What if these hateful people actually need help? What if there was an NGO that gave them free counseling? Here’s my proposal:

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