1) What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?
Application of different communication tools like telephones, cellphones aided us to collect additional information for this project. We also made use of the photocopy machine to produce us a copy of indispensable documents given to us by specific establishments.
Digitalized cameras and scanners helped us to have the needed images stored up and served as remembrance for our experiences.
The following softwares help us in developing the web: Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver which improved the appearance of our webpage.
2) In what ways did you act as "ambassadors" and spokespersons for your CyberFair project both on-line and in person.
Communication is a vital part of personal life and is also important in business, education and any other situation where people interact with each other. Having a good communication skill is an important factor in presiding interviews, research and mingling with other people. With the use of technology, it is easier for us to interface especially with those people who are hectic. Having a conference with the people that we really don't know is very laborious for us for the reason that some of us are typically introverted that's why some of us had developed self-esteem. Before we had our interview, we implanted in our mind that we should have a unique self-confidence and we should have the guts and determination for a successful web making. As part of our preparation, we must be well-groomed, primed for the entire questions that we are going to ask and perhaps, so that we would be ready on the day before the interview, we played tongue twisters so that we can never go wrong, we also practiced hand gestures and studied some facts about public speaking. For us, time management is an important factor that's why we divided our group into two groups for us to finish our labor in a diminutive period of time. We are very blessed because the people behind our information showed us a generous leer and a warm welcome. They were very blissful because their own local stores are all featured in the web. We admit that a lot of time is wasted because of some reasons. But nowadays, we learned to value our time. Our team realized that it is fun being in front of other people and having small conversations with them.
3) What has been the impact of your project on your community?
For the past three years, our school entries in CyberFair were Pipol, Pooliticos and Malabon:C.U.B.E. This year our entry is entitled Pancit Malabon Festival. These websites will serve as references for the youth that are willing to know about the people, places, regime and products of Malabon.
Particularly this year, it gives us a brief history about the origin of Pancit Malabon. It also gives us the opportunity to become an instrument to promote the products of our own. Somehow, we persuade the community to patronize our own specialties that will increase voyager that will visit the Philippines. We also helped the Department of Tourism to enhance the rate of tourism. Furthermore, it improved better communication and will fortify good relationship between the school and the locality’s businesses and together, will realize the aims and plans for the improvement of the community. As enthusiasts of the prominent Pancit Malabon, we are also lucky to know the people behind their success and personally witnessed them do there famous delicacy. This competition gives us the encouragement to strive harder, to reach our goals and honor our specialties. It trains us to be more resilient, perseverant and resourceful.The most important is the exuberance for team work that ended us to triumph.
Though, because of our enduring pursuance to cease this venture, we are still able to have in hand such abstruse information and even us, are truly astonished with our discoveries.
4) How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?
In the world we live in, there is no limit in searching new technologies that can make our work more convenient. Now in this era, we have learned to use our abilities to help the continuous poverty of the country. We will use this technology in raising the calamities of nation. One of these is the computer; it's one of the most effective and reliable machine that people depend in any transaction that they have to talk about. We became the instrument of youth that imparts enough skills to use our talents to help. The Philippines is a beautiful country, the splendor of this archipelago serves as a paradise. But there are still a lot of problems. It is a desire for us that we want to look for the solution. One of these riches is the skills of Filipinos in cooking. That's why we did this website, the food that is surely loved by the Filipinos: the Pancit Malabon. We feel all the scarcities in life, that's why all the opportunities were grabbed. This project will help our country to export products and advertise through internet. In this way, it is easy to attract investors in other countries. They can provide plenty of jobs here in our country.
We've seriously planned this website. We've shown all our best in making this. One did the designing of the web while the other members conducted an interview and research to all the people behind the Pancit Malabon Festival and wrote an articles. Therefore, it gave our team the self-confidence to proudly present this site.
5) Discoveries, Lessons and Surprises (Optional)
We started our project last December 8, 2004, Wednesday. A mission that tested our talents and abilities, polished our strengths and molded us to become better students from the realizations that we discovered within ourselves. There are a lot of happy and unforgettable moments we experienced that eased the stress we felt during those hectic jiffies.
In times that we have our interviews, it is always happened that occasions are ought to be celebrated. Such of these celebrations are wedding ceremony, birthday. Once we yarned ourselves that we wanted to witness a funeral march and unexpectedly, we did.
Although we came from Malabon, we are not that familiar in the city for we are located at the boundary of Caloocan City and North Diversion Road . When we are about to go to Floresco to meet the most important person who is a part of our project, we were very shocked when the tricycle driver stopped in front of a morgue and a funeral parlor. All we had to say was, ” Kuya , in Floresco , Floresco that is owned by Mr. Jojo Flores.” The driver told us that there is really no Floresco other than that and he uttered, “Why? Are you going to visit a wake of a dead people?” During that time, we felt something like a mixed emotion if whether we are going to chortle or get annoyed. He didn't know that the man that we were referring to is the one who gave way for the success of the first ever Pancit Malabon Festival!
We even saw a one-of-a-kind tricycle in Malabon in such a unique design. We were really amazed in its appearance that we grabbed the opportunity to ride on it and the seven of us were fitted inside.
We often see unexpected events during the whole process of our entry that gave us exhilaration and taught us some lessons. We are now stronger than before with the help of Cyber Society and are now equipped with more ideas to face the struggles that are yet to come.