Category Archives: Technology

AI: Philippine Tea House Goes High Tech!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – If you want an essay or thesis written for you, there’s an app for that. Using AI (Artificial Intelligence) of course! As in ChatGBT.

Now, if you want to order and have some tea, there’s a tea house for that. And yes, using AI!

In an obscure neighborhood in Metro Manila, customers are lining up to have some tea at the ChaiGPT.

The new establishment offers a variety of teas from all over the world. Confused customers will have a difficult time choosing which one to order.

No problem.

Upon entering the tea house, customers just need to look into an installed standing camera by the door and AI reads their minds and preferences. In just seconds, AI determines and decides the kind of tea that best suits the customers’ tastes, mood and personality. No waiting!

Easy as one, two three!

From Shanghai To Manila, Panhandlers Go High Tech!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – “I don’t have any loose change” can no longer be an excuse not to give to panhandlers.

While it may be true that more and more people don’t carry cash in their purses these days and instead pay with plastics and online apps, beggars have also become more enterprising.

From Shanghai to Manila, panhandlers have become high-tech, using QR codes to identify themselves and to solicit for loose change, or in some cases, small bills.

In Manila, where, like in most of the Philippines, GCash has become the top choice for cashing in our out.

So when traversing the streets of Manila, don’t be surprised to see a woman with baby in tow, or a little child asking for some financial help using her GCash QR code. Your contribution goes directly into her account — or possibly— into the account of her “boss.”

PCO: From Philippine Gazette To Philippine Cassette!

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – After being flooded with criticism on its release of a news tabloid, “The Philippine Gazette,” the Presidential Communications Office (PCO) announced that it will be coming out with an audio version of their propaganda news.

PCO told The Adobo Chronicles that beginning on June 1, 2023, it will be distributing free news cassettes at all bus terminals and LRT, MRT train stations.

“This completes our comprehensive strategy to reach each and every Filipino so that they are fully informed and updated on the goings-on in Malacañang,” a PCO spokesperson said.

Earlier, tinapa and dried fish vendors at public markets praised PCO for giving them access to free newsprint to display and sell their goods.