WHEN it comes to the environment and relationships, Gameplan finalist and social enterprise officer Inez Achacoso believes consideration goes a long way.
Go out of your comfort zone
“Adventure allows you to learn a lot, not just about nature or the things around you, but it makes you learn more about yourself. It provokes you to test your limits, test the waters. The experience of going on adventures allows you to be free. Discovering the unusual makes people feel more alive.”
Find an advocacy and do your part
“I’m a social enterprise officer for ABS-CBN foundation under Bantay Kalikasan. We deal with ecotourism. In the areas in the Philippines that are mostly mined, where the natural resources aren’t taken care of, we try to show the communities that, by taking care of their environment, they can uplift themselves financially and upgrade their livelihood. When you’re a steward for the environment, it gives you a sense of purpose. Our less fortunate brothers and sisters usually abuse the surroundings because they aren’t aware or educated. We try to change that. Don’t abuse your surroundings, be thankful, and draw inspiration from Mother Nature.”
Nick the nicotine. It shows concern
“I don’t smoke. And it’s a plus for me if a guy doesn’t smoke. The idea that a man knows what’s bad for him makes me feel more confident that he wants what’s best for me. It shows me that he would know how to care for me and the relationship.”
Prove that chivalry isn’t dead.
“One thing I want from a guy is respect. He should be respectful. Approach me properly. I’m old school. I like the process of being friends first and getting to know each other before diving into a romantic relationship.”
INEZ FILLS IN THE BLANKS
I keep fit… by exercising and playing football. I’m not the type of girl who can hold down a diet.
I find that discipline… is very important. When I was playing football in college, we’d have to wake up early for practice and this always helped me start the day right. Discipline allows you to maximize your day’s potential.
Being a varsity football player taught me a lot about… teamwork. And you get to meet a lot of people through the sport. It also allows me to try and push myself to be better. I was a defender and people expected a lot of me in that position.
My deal breaker when it comes to men is… when he wears slippers going out! I just don’t like it!