House Rules

RESTRICTIONS

You cannot bring more than one reading material, either a book or magazine.

YOU CANNOT BRING IN:

Cigarettes / cigars / tobacco
CDs, CD players, radios, i-pod
Walkmans, DVD players, televisions
Mobile phones
Computers, PDA’s e.g.: Palm Pilot
Computer games
Calendars
Diaries
Pen and paper or any writing materials
Eyeliner
Or any other make-up that could be used for writing.
Alarm clocks
Watches
Any electronic equipment requiring batteries
Weapons, drugs and narcotics
Medication (except for agreed personal medication in consultation with Big Brother) 
Clothes with prominent logos, clothes with fine stripes or dots, silk clothes, solid white clothes.)

YOU’RE ONLY ALLOWED ONE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING:

Moisturising cream
Shaving foam, deodorant, shower lotion, pack of razor blades
Day cream, night cream and eye cream
One cleansing lotion. Cleansing tonic.
Perfume or after shave
Hairspray/ gel hair conditioner and wax
Lipbalm
Big Brother will provide toothpaste, soaps, shampoo, conditioners, sunblock, insect spray, panty liners, sanitary napkins and feminine wash. Some of these products are sponsored and will be the only ones allowed inside the house. All housemates are required to use these products and should refrain from mentioning competitive brands.

In the case of chillers, only the products corresponding to the brand on the chiller can be stored. The housemates should not put other products in a branded chiller.

Any additional items needed must be purchased out of the weekly budget.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

The housemates are welcome to bring into the house a musical instrument, but only one that does not require amplification.

Any hobby that doesn’t require electricity can be brought in if it is cleared beforehand by Big Brother.

THE HOUSEKEEPING BUDGET

In addition to the necessities like vegetables and dry goods like rice, bread, the housemates of the Big Brother house will also get a budget to buy all other food, cleaning products and luxury goods.

When you enter the house, there is enough food and drinks to last till dinner the next day. On the following days, you will get the daily supplies from the storage room. After that, the budget will be available to purchase items. On the afternoon of Friday, March 02, 2007, you have to do the shopping for the entire week. All groceries must be bought at that one time and not sporadically. From the following week, you will always order your shopping on the Friday for the next week. You cannot save money. You must spend all of it each week or you lose it.

BASIC BUDGET

The basic budget of the house will be P500.00 per person per week for every person rin the Big Brother House.

You do not have to buy the following products with the budget:

Rice
Bread
Vegetables
Salt, Sugar, Coffee
Oil
Milk
Bananas
Eggs
Condiments (Patis, Toyo, Suka)
Cleaning Products
Sanitary Napkins and Panty Liners
Toiletries (soap & shampoo)

Please note: If the products are gone before that time, there will NOT be an extra delivery. However, you can purchase these with your weekly budget. Keep an eye on the supplies.

You can only order the shopping once a week on Friday. You will be given one hour to decide on what to buy and to place your order with Big Brother.  To do this you use a chalkboard and chalk that are kept in the Confession Room. One of the housemates has to hold this board up in the Confession Room and read the shopping list out aloud. Big Brother will provide the requested articles as quickly as possible.  If there is anything you would like to have that is not on the list you can ask Big Brother if it is available. If it is, Big Brother will get back to you with the price.

INCREASING YOUR BUDGET

You can influence the budget by betting from 50 to 100 per cent on whether you as a group will succeed at the weekly task.  The passing or failing of this assignment means you win or lose this amount. The budget will be adjusted each week on the leaving of each housemate.

BACK TO BASICS

The budget was consciously kept to a minimum in order to stimulate you and the other housemates to use the budget as sensibly as possible.  You may be tempted to spend more money than you should on luxuries, but in doing so you may run short of food.  Big Brother wants you to live in the most environmentally friendly way. Big Brother puts you in a world where life’s little luxuries have a much higher price and have to be earned. You decide how you will do that.

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