Well known all over the world for being great nurses because of their caring nature, Filipinas rarely get recognized for their uniquely Filipino business acumen that mesh business with their nurturing nature.
In this book, you will meet Techie (pronounced as Te-chee), an extraordinary Filipina who beat the odds in the Goliath male-dominated Philippine logistics industry, defied traditional norms o
I distinctly remember one fateful night in the spring of 1988. It was a weeknight, around 10 pm. My Mom, my sisters Diane and Techie, and I were getting ready for bed at my eldest sister Malou’s house in Los Angeles, California where we were staying. Then all of a sudden, we heard loud screams and wailing...
The screaming and wailing that night were coming from Malou. She and her husband were havi
CHAPTER 1 - EVERYTHING IS TEMPORARY
"Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end. There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours, or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame, and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance."
Just like that.
One day, you are happily playing with your little girl, telling he
CHAPTER 2- CHILL... DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF
"It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away."
Techie was given the nicknames "lakwachera" and "layas" which mean
CHAPTER 4 - MIRACLE OR REVERSE KARMA?
"What will matter is not what you bought but what you built."
What goes around, comes around.
"I will lend you tons of money - millions and millions of pesos. No need to pay interest. No collateral needed. You can just pay when able."
Wow! So many people would die to get that kind of offer! I would have grabbed it without question.
Well, I am not
CHAPTER 5 - AN ENLARGED HEART THAT ISN'T DEADLY
"[What will matter is] not what you got but what you gave."
An applicant for a job comes to you and she has no front teeth at all. You go ahead and hire her. You take her to the dentist to get her proper dentures so she could freely smile. You also take her to the optician for eyeglasses so she could see better. Then she breaks her ar