In a normal classroom situation, our teachers will always demand us to get a piece of paper every after the class for an evaluation quiz.
But in the Philippines, is also a typical scene that your classmates will also ask for a piece of paper from you or someone else who has.
It’s only in the Philippines! But a senior high student outsmarted his classmates to save money and to teach them.
Meet the Grade 12 student John Cyril F. Ambrocio, who shared on Twitter a photo of his yellow pad paper all printed with his name at the top corner. He wrote, “Pinrintan ko ang pangalan ko lahat ng yellow pad ko para walang humingi sa ‘kin. *Advance ako mag-isip* #kadamutan101.”
Some called Ambrocio greedy because he doesn’t want to share something that he has but he defended himself saying that the reason why he printed his name on each piece of paper, he’s just saving money because a pad of yellow paper doesn’t last of a month.
He wrote, “Hindi naman sa pagdadamot pero I just realized na wala pang one month, paubos na agad yellow pad ko jusko.”
At first Ambrocio tried to hand-written his name but suddenly realizes that they have a printer at home and it’s easier for him. Ambrocio said, “At first, isusulat ko lang dapat yung pangalan ko sa lahat ng page kaso tinamad ako. Naisip ko na may printer nga pala, kaya ayun. I tried kung gagana ba sya if magprint ako sa yellow pad. Then ayun nga, it worked, HAHA!”
His idea somehow worked because as planned, his paper supply last longer than before he prints his name on the paper. Ambrocio explained, “Kakatuwa ba na gumana kase kahit papaano, hindi na agad ako mauubusan. Ohaaa!!” He added, “Pero sa papel lang naman ako nagdadamot HAHAHAHA. Wala kase sila sa budget ng mama ko.”
Ambrocio even to those who are also interested on doing the same thing on their yellow paper and shared how the printer set up should be. He said, “I-set yung size ng papel sa 8.5″ by 13″, tapos yung left at right margin ay 0.3″, yung top ay 1″. Type mo na po pangalan mo. Pilasin isa-isa yung yellow pad. Iyuuun, print mo na po.”
The netizens described Ambrocio as “taba ng utak” being smart and even uses the viral meme “Advance ako mag-isip” for his brilliant idea.
Are you saving money instead of buying a paper? Might as well try Ambrocio’s style. For sure it’ll work! It’s okay to give, but everything that’s too much isn’t good at all.