That which is shiny to you,

looks dull to me.

That which is dull to you,

looks shiny to me

We’re collectors both,

of things shiny

************ Copyright @ Eric Alagan, 2016 ************


    1. Hello Ron πŸ™‚
      You know WordPress – they do weird things.
      I’d dropped off the blogging grid for about a year or so and am slowly trying to get back into the groove.
      I’ve read your posts and notice that you’ve not lost your touch:-)

    1. As life becomes more and more hectic, people rely on sound bits to draw conclusions – and mainstream media perpetuates this approach. But, as we all know, people are complex beings. Yet, the quest is to put us in little labelled boxes.
      Thank you for your visit and comment, Aquileana dear.
      All good wishes,

  1. Yes, I’ve read those true life incidences you related. They are so fortunate to have met you and more fortunate to have you nurtured their capabilities. It is only after they produced the results that others realized but quietly keep within themselves how “wrong” they were.

    I was interviewed by a senior partner of a law firm and he hired me on the spot. The next day when the office manager who acts as the hiring manager turned up, she told me straight to my face that she would never hire me because of my age. She felt that younger girls are far more efficient and flexible. Lucky for me, she was away that day. When my boss decided that I report to him direct unlike the other secretaries who reports to her, that really did not go down well. So much for “professionalism.”

    1. These hiring managers breed a culture of discrimination based on age. Now, when they are in their 50s, they wonder why they are discriminated based on their age.
      Glad you met the boss/partner – it was meant to be, that you land the job, Jasey.

  2. Well, yes of course. Thankfully we don’t all see things in the same way and don’t all want the same brass ring. Wonderful that we can be different, even today.

  3. It happens many times during interview that people tends to judge by the outlook of a person. Rate of a person less presentable getting employed is lower than a better looking person even if he/she performs better. Seems too difficult to see beyond the looks. The rare gem within takes an open minded person to discover.

    1. Hello Janna dear,
      I just completed dinner – it’s 8.10 pm here in Singapore – and sat down to reply to comments. Saw your comment pop up.
      Thank you for your visit.
      Yes, very true and as Susan said, we are all unique.

    1. Hello Ian,
      Mutual respect and acceptance goes a long way to building bridges.
      And you’re right – it’s OK to be different.
      All good wishes,

  4. Oh yes, Eric. Just like diamonds are absolutely brilliant to women but dull to the men’s pocket.

    1. Hello Susan,
      That’s true, is it not – all our treasure troves contain different shiny things.
      That’s what makes us unique πŸ™‚

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