na-gets -- nuggets of "aha's"

Friday, May 04, 2007

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Thursday, September 29, 2005


We don't need to think more, we need to think DIFFERENTLY!

- email signature of Ms. P.S., Intel

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

First and Second things

Do first things first, and second things not at all.

- Peter Drucker

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Attention and Action

If my people understand me, I'll get their attention. If my people trust me, I'll get their action.

- Cavett Roberts

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Just walketh

He who thinketh he leadeth and hath no one follmwing him is only taking a walk.

- quoted by John Maxwell

Where do you want to go?

If you don't know where you're going, any road will lead you there.

- the Cat, to Alice in Wonderland who was at crossroads

Efficiency and Effectiveness

Efficiency is the foundation for survival.
Effectiveness is the foundation of success.

- John Maxwell

Not good enough

All true leaders have learned to say No to the good in order to say Yes to the best.

- John Maxwell
Developing the Leader Within You

Take this job and love it

Find something you like to do so much that you would do it for nothing.

Then learn to do it so well that people would be happy to pay you for it.

- John Maxwell


Decide what to do and do it;
Decide what not to do and don't do it.

- quoted by John Maxwell

Success or ...

Success without a succesor is failure.

- John Maxwell

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


Dirt thrown is ground lost.

- Quoted by Isagani A. Cruz
Phil Daily Inquirer

Act Normal

Acting is better than normal. You get to act like you're normal.

- Actor to Witch in Bewitched

We make

We make a living by what we get;
We make a life by what we give.

- Duane Hulse

Knowing, teaching, learning

No matter how much you know, you'll never know anything.

That's the beauty in teaching, you never stop learning.

- Martha Stewart

Of things lost

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most.

- Seen on a T-shirt

Friday, August 12, 2005


The future is ours to make.

- Que se ra se ra
- Singapore

Just try

Feel free to try to seduce me.

- seen on a handbag
Bugis St., Singapore

Past, Present, Future

The past is a present to the future.

- Chijmes Historical Tour

Saturday, August 06, 2005

Under, Over

Underpromise. Overdeliver.

- Tom Peters

Dying and Listening

When people think you're dying, people really start to listen to you instead of wait for their turn to talk.

- Norton
Fight club

Friday, August 05, 2005


Destinations are nothing without the journeys

- A blind man at a window seat of a plane, "looking" into the beautiful sunrise
(African airlines advertisement)

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Words of Wisdom from Batjay


"On the other hand, you have different fingers"

"Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow"

"Always try to be modest, and be proud of it"

"How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?"

"Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now"

"When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane"

"Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear
bright until you hear them speak"

Brilliant! I bet, Pigrolac ang gatas ni BatJay nung biik pa lang
siya... ;-) - ka edong

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Bitter sweet

Without the bitter, the sweet ain't sweet.

- from Vanilla Sky

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Laway at Pawis

Nagpapatalsik ka lang ng laway habang ang iba ay nagpapatulo ng pawis.

- sabi ng langgam sa tipaklong
Bob Ong's Alamat ng Gubat


Mas mabuting mabigo sa paggawa ng isang bagay kesa magtagumpay sa paggawa ng wala.

- Sabi ni Tong Tipaklong kay Ulang na gumagawa ng wala

Bob Ong's Alamat ng Gubat

Monday, July 18, 2005

Death and love

Death does not end love.

- Jennifer Love Hewitt
If Only


The best way to win a confrontation is without fighting.

- Karahan
Urban Streetfighting

Attachment and fear

Freedom from attachment means freedom from fear.

- Arahan

Friday, July 15, 2005

See who

Sometimes you need to see who you're not
To see who you are

- a character in Joan of Arcadia

Move on

When there's nothing you can learn where you are, you've got to move on.

- John Kotter

If your job has become easy, someone else will do it for less.

- Thomas Stewart
Intellectual Capital

I will survive

If God brings you to it,
He will bring you through it.

- a forwarded e-mail

Monday, July 11, 2005


If you are not patient, don't eat hot tofu.

- A Chinese proverb
quoted by Lu Yao

Wednesday, July 06, 2005


Dito i-shoot
para cute!

- a painted sign above the "funnel" in an MMDA urinal


He keeps on talking,
but is he saying anything?

- from the Cat in the Hat movie

Do do do

I'm feeling like the government:
Given more to do
with less time to do it.

- Ramon Isberto
on his speaking assignment (Bottom of the Pyramid)
at the Corporate Social Responsibility Expo

Monday, July 04, 2005


Stand for something or stand for nothing

Title of presentation
Robinhood Foundation
at the Corporate Social Responsibility Expo
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Love your country...

Love your country, leave it!

- 5-word acceptance speech
Lonely Planet
Webby Awards

Monday, June 27, 2005


Don't steal!
The government hates competition.

- Seen on a car sticker


Work like you don't need the money,
love like you've never been hurt,
and dance like you do when nobody's watching.

From a forwarded e-mail

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Words from Steve Jobs

Life's dots connect

You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.

Love your work

The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle.

Cease the day!

"If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."
"If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?"
And whenever the answer has been "No" for too many days in a row, I know I need to change


No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die
to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever
escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the
single best invention of Life. It is Life's change agent. It clears out the
old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too
long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away.

Live your life

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.


Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

"Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish."

From the Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, delivered on June 12, 2005 at Stanford University

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Do and Define

It is not who you are underneath.
Its what you do that defines you.

- The District Attorney to Batman
Katie Holmes and that Tom Cruise look-alike

Fear not

Mentor: What do you seek?
Bruce Wayne: To use fear against those who take advantage of people who are fearful.

- Batman Begins

We fall

Why do we fall? To learn how to pick ourselves up.

- Mr. Wayne to son Bruce Wayne
Batman Begins

Sunday, June 19, 2005


Malala na talaga ang mga suot ng babae ngayon!
Nuon, naka-spaghetti strap sila!
Ngayon, bihon na!

- A priest
on skimpy wardrobe of women today

Living on the edge

If you are not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space! Risk it!

- Dolly Carvajal


My little boy has now become a woman!

- Dolly Carvajal
on her gay son

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


Aim to express, not to impress.

- Ernie O. Cecilia
on public speaking

Friday, June 10, 2005

Happy Endings

I don't believe in happy endings. Happy endings are just stories that haven't finished yet.

- Mrs Smith to Mr. Smith
(Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt)


It takes insight to see things the way they are, but it takes vision to see things the way they can be.

- Jenina Anos
Centex Salutatorian 2005