About Eric Alagan

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The above picture – Paris, December 2008 – when I still had (some) hair. Road biking – a lifelong hobby – not as fast as before but 2 out of 10 times, I beat my 90 year-old aunty (especially when she has a 50 kg rice bag strapped on her back).


As your time is precious, my posts take no more than three (3) minutes of reading time. Many take only a few seconds – especially the poems/haiku and flash fiction.

I also have a business blog – Business  Courses and Tips for Entrepreneurs and Managers. Check it out 🙂

My blogging schedule for 2018:

  1. Mondays – Eclectic mix of news/updates, flash fiction and verse.

2. Wednesday – Haiku. My replies to your comments will also take the 5-7-5 haiku format.

3. Fridays – Flash fiction set in ancient Greece. I shall borrow a word, phrase or the theme from your comment—a maximum of five primary comments or until the next post, whichever the sooner—and develop this story via my replies.

More to come…

All good wishes and thank you for honouring me with your visit 🙂

—– Eric Alagan (updated 31 Dec 2017)


What others say – from some good friends and kind souls

Eva Matson blogging as gabrielsfury

Christy Birmingham blogging as Poetic Parfait

Paul Grignon blogging as Paul Grignon


If you would like to know a bit more about me, click on the links below:

KYM & SUE – I’d the ugliest secretary but the prettiest mechanic work with me.

Silver Earrings & Tattoos – I’d no problems employing gangsters.

The Youngest MRO Engineer – I almost tripped up the Singapore system.

Turkey Shoot – I worked in a high risk environment where people actually got killed.

Unhappily Ever After – Generous as we try to be, some “professionals” simply don’t learn.

The Interview – My first job interview.

On the Job Training – Sometimes, the worst is for the best.

Macho Len – I am sure you’ve all come across the workplace tough guy.

A Shrewd Businessman – I learn from everyone.


702 thoughts on “About Eric Alagan”

  1. I’m sorry, I’ve just clicked on my name and for some reason it’s linking through to another person’s account! I’m sorry about that, my blog is about creative writing!


    • You’ll have to redo your settings, Jessica

      Check the WP forum pages or Tutorials for help. If all else fails – contact WP Support. Your link is driving traffic to the wrong site.

      All good wishes,


  2. Hopefully that has sorted it, I’m sorry, it didn’t really go the way I’d planned there but again, thanks for your support and I hope you will continue to read my blog even after that mishap!


    • No worries – I left the following on your About page – please confirm that I’m on the right blog 🙂

      “Hello Jessica – looks as if you sorted out that computer glitch. All good wishes with your blogging 🙂 Eric”



  3. You definitely are! I will stop spamming your page now LOL- thanks for being so patient!


  4. Congrats on your book – I wish you all the success you deserve!!


  5. Thank you for following my blog! I look forward to reading some of the materials you have written. I hope that you find interesting writing on my blog as well….


  6. Claire Cappetta said:

    Congrats on your new book! Shared shared and shared 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful day. Happy ‘Book’day…. because it is kinda like having a birthday


    • Hello Claire,

      We’re in the same boat and I wish you all the best with your virtual party and new book launch too 🙂

      It’s not my first book – but the first which I’m marketing and self distributing.

      God willing, everything is possible 🙂



  7. Eric, I’ve written about you just now. I cited you as one of three people I would want to know the answers to four questions. No obligation, but the questions are good… Come and read my praise of you, http://chasingrabbitholes.com/2014/05/21/the-rabbit-had-it-right-i-am-late-for-a-very-important-date/ HuntMode 🙂


    • Well Huntie,

      I feel honoured truly, but for now, have to decline due to deadlines.

      But tell you what – I’m going to keep this in view and probably tackle it sometime in June, if it’s okay.

      You’re full of praises for my writing – and I hope to be able to live up to them.

      With humble thanks and all good wishes in return,


    • I’m just delighted you’ll give a whirl. Inquiring minds want to know. 🙂


  8. It is a delight to discover your blog. I look forward to reading your posts. (BTW, I occasionally edit technical copy for engineers–a different breed of creatives–and appreciate their work). You apparently have left/right brain activity galore.


    • Hello Catherine,

      Great to have you here and welcome aboard. I visited your blog and clicked to receive your posts too.

      We are all complex, I suppose, and thanks to our education system, sometimes we tend to put people in pigeon holes. I believe everyone uses their logical and creative sides. However, some disciplines do tend to view these abilities in narrower regimes, as it helps with better understanding.

      Thank you for your kind words and we’ll bump into one another, again – I’m sure.

      All good wishes,


  9. “The only constant is change.” This is beautifully said and so very true. Great blog!

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  10. Hi, Eric. Just tried to follow a link from a comment you’d made on ‘Wibble’, expecting to find your site. I was met with a page that said ‘ericalagan.wordpress.com doesn’t exist’. You might want to look into this, as you will be missing out on traffic to your site because of your name change. You should be able to set things up so that http://ericalagan.wordpress.com/ acts as an alias for https://ericalagan.net/ericalagan/ — which would mean that the great many old links that exist to your site still work.

    Here’s hoping you’re well, and wishing you all the best for 2016!


    • Thank you for this heads up.
      I’ve “changed” to ericalagan.net several years ago and it has been working fine. Perhaps WordPress is playing up. I’ll contact them.

      I’m well and trust that all is well in your neck of the woods too.
      All good wishes for 2016,

      Liked by 1 person

    • Oh, okay I see the issue now > “ericalagan.wordpress.com” was never my domain name and I’m stumped how it shows up in your blog as belonging to me.
      Anyway, many thanks for the visit and alert.


    • From what I know about how these website thingies are set up (I used to be in that business myself, many moons ago) I bet ‘ericalagan.wordpress.com’ is the subdomain of wordpress.com you were allocated when you set your account up — in the same way that pendantry.wordpress.com is the address of my blog ‘Wibble’.

      I’m just trying to help… I believe you will be losing traffic as a result of this, and would suggest you check your DNS configuration to add ‘ericalagan.wordpress.com’ as an alternative to ‘ericalagan.net’.


    • Hello Colin,
      I truly appreciate your concern and help – please don’t get me wrong. I did a self check – WordPress allows this – whether traffic is re directed and confirmed that it is so. When I first registered with WordPress the sub domain ‘ericalagan.wordpress.com’ was already taken up by someone else and I had to use another sub domain.

      But I’ll recheck with WordPress Support.

      Many thanks 🙂

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