Accenture Speaks: Execs and Chris Tiu

I really thank God for giving me the opportunity to register and be confirmed at this event. I actually thought I wouldn’t be able to register since there were already 489 replies and I was just really trying my luck. When I received a confirmation, I felt like jumping out of my seat.

Anyway, I didn’t really know what to expect in the event, I just wanted to see Chris Tiu but I was in for a treat. I didn’t expect that food will be served and that walk-ins were allowed and the messages would be very inspiring. All in all, it was such a nice experience.


Alex was also a great host. We were so lucky – free dinner, free comedy bar, interview with the execs and seeing Chris Tiu. We were so surprised. We spent like 3 hours leaving our workstation. Lucky for me, I’ve already done all my work just before I went to the talk.

The execs were.. like so great. They all came from humble beginnings, but lucky enough to go to prestigious schools. Their dreams were simple – having twins, sending their children to a good school, good health, those likes. I guess they wouldn’t be asking much for material things since they can have it in a snap. But what I noticed was that they were after the things/moments that can’t be bought.

One lady exec said, “Do not think about promotion. Focus on your job. Focus on the output and everything will just follow.” I think that’s exactly what I want to hear. I’ve been stressing myself about my status.. asking if I’m skilled enough for this job, and then I got that message. I shouldn’t be worrying about it. I should enjoy and love my job and everything will fall into place.

Looking and listening to Chris Tiu was like standing on Cloud 9. He is the lost white knight of every girl. He is smart, successful, down to earth and religious. I don’t want to say he’s a Christian since I don’t know him personally, but he has faith and he believes that God works on ways that no one can understand, and he’s very thankful for all the blessings he has received. Though I’m happy seeing him after six long years of waiting – wanting and needing – to see him – thinking ridiculous ways just to see him – I felt a slight pang of mixed emotions. I’m happy that I saw him, but sad to think that I haven’t met someone like him yet. And then I wonder if I can ever meet someone like him.. if I can ever meet someone as smart and as successful as him.. if I can ever be capable enough to catch a guy like him. Those thoughts – thoughts that will haunt me for a couple of night or days, months and probably years. If only that person I used to know was driven enough to make a living for himself, smart enough to decide on what he wants and needs, or strong enough to stand on his own, then maybe.. just maybe I would have met my own Chris Tiu. *wink *wink

Anyway, seeing him in flesh with his killer smile would probably make me sleepless for a week or so. He’s soooo handsome! So decent-looking.. for a moment there, I wished I was a Chinese woman – went to school with him – or something so I’d have a chance. Hahahaha. You know though, I have a big feeling my own Chris Tiu will find me.. in His right time.

Again, as what Chris Tiu said, the road to success is to put your heart and everything on whatever you want to do in your life. Before you know it, you’re on top of your game.

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