Got a call earlier from an environmental NGO offering me a job. Good pay, 2 days a week work! I always wanted to be like Illac Diaz (minus the good looks, plus a brand empire.) He's the perfect balance between an environmentalist and an entrepreneur. Take note, we graduated the same course in the Ateneo!
Nico, me, Gracie, Illac and Anna during the National Conference
So I told my mom about the job and she said, "what will I tell my friends, that you work in an NGO?" Then coldly stares at me. Well, I don't care much about what your friends think anyways.
I have lots of big projects that I want to accomplish in the next few years - build my bamboo farm to support my "Illac-Diaz-project" / housing for the poor, then start Manila Leadership Academy and publish several books under the Manila Kid name. Then sustain I'mABosco and Soya Ice.
People always say I'm too much of an idealist. Too ambitious for their taste. Well, I can't wait to prove them wrong! It's been done before by other young entrepreneurs - to change the world for the better, one project at a time. If they can do it, why can't I? Why can't you?