Thursday, April 19, 2007
WHAT Eleanor Roosevelt HAD TO SAY
Hungarian sussage with rice and bottomless iced tea. What made the dinner more interesting for me was knowing the fact that it was one of the business owners' garrage and they turned it into a really cozy, artistic bar!
It was indeed an enriching evening with a few new friends. Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, and small minds talk about people.” We were able to talk about people (a common friend who lives a miserable life because his mother runs it), events (that shooting rampage in Virginia Univ) and ideas. That, I can talk about for hours right now, because that's where we dwelled. We talked about Filipinos still molding clay jars, and not being able to move on and try out making porcelains -- real porcelains, for that matter. We talked about status quo and how it sucks the whole system. We talked about economy, how local producers opt to export products because it's not being supported in the country. We talked about many others things along this line, until finally we talked about pooling our resources and starting a business that would cater to tourists, backpackers, children, adults, parents. It has to be organic. It has to be cheap. It has to be interesting and unique.
AND IT CAN BE DONE! Now, this is what I call GREAT MINDS. To hell with voyeurism. To hell with greedy, mostly foreign capitalists. To hell with pro-gun societies. The world needs a few good men. And brilliant ones, mind you. :P