Thursday, March 1, 2007

Coke Withdrawal...

I’m running out of bubbles. It’s probably because I’m on a Coke diet – my ultimate sacrifice for this Lent. Imagine how I end up hyperventilating after opening our ref. Mom had a party last Saturday and there were quite a lot of leftover bottles of Coke. Addict? My name is Aileen… I am a Coke addict.

So, I guess without that much sugar in my blood I’m going through withdrawal symptoms and becoming melancholic, moody, and fear-of-all-fears, boring! I really need the break and need some sun, sand and fresh air. This weekend!

On more serious thoughts...

Mr. Filemon Berba, Jr., Former CEO of Globe Telecom in his talk about “Creative Thinking: Imagination and Innovation in this Technological Age” at the De La Salle Canlubang shared that he has this poster in his den for 30 years with this message:

3 kinds of people
Those who make things happen.
Those who watch things happen.
Those who wonder what happened.

After our speaking engagement I had lunch with Mr. Berba, Mr. Nestor Dolina, Hoops Donuts owner and Mr. Joel Yuvienco, Director, School of Management and Technopreneurship of De La Salle Canlubang. Mr. Berba is definitely someone who makes things happen (he still does!). Aside from being CEO of Globe Telecom he has managed to turn-around several companies and most notable among all the accomplishments he shared was the building of the Caltex and Shell pipeline from Batangas to Pandacan (at the age of 29) - something that has definitely affected all of us in a good, good way. It was a great story to hear - the details, the hardships, the conquests - something I think should be featured on Discovery Channel. Grabeh... idol!

Sana paglaki ko... I’d be someone who would make things happen.

Which kind of person are you?


  1. Thanks for breaking bread, erm rice, with us. I'd like to consider that as a historic event.

  2. Yes it was! I was sooo awed myself. Many thanks for inviting me! :)

  3. Oh, What about the people who don't care happens? Hehe. Nice article.

  4. Hmmm, I guess if you want them to care then it's in your power to make them care because you want things to happen :)