About Eric Alagan

Short Bio

An aircraft engineer, logistician, and former corporate executive, Eric Alagan is also a keen observer of people. He writes humour, literary historical fiction, and geopolitical thrillers.

He spends a typical day reading, writing, and revising his manuscripts. He is also an exercise junkie and enjoys his daily walk-a-jogs.

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If you have the time, go for the long haul below ๐Ÿ™‚

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WELCOME!

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

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His business blog – Businessย  Courses and Tipsย for Entrepreneurs and Managers. Check it out ๐Ÿ™‚

His blogging schedule: Fridays (As of 1 August 2019)

Monday & Friday – Excerpts from his forthcoming literary historical fiction – Vel Paary: The Tamilakam War

Wednesday – Potpourri. Flash fiction; Haiku.

More to comeโ€ฆ

All good wishes.

(Updatedย  23 August 2019)

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What others say – from some good friends and kind souls

Eva Matsonย blogging as gabrielsfury

Christy Birmingham blogging as Poetic Parfait

Paul Grignon blogging as Paul Grignon

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If you would like to know more about him, click on the links below:

KYM & SUE – He’d the ugliest secretary but the prettiest mechanic work with him.

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

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

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

Unhappily Ever Afterย – Generous as he tries to be, some “professionals”ย don’t learn.

The Interview – His first job interview.

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

Macho Len – You’ve all come acrossย the workplace tough guy.

A Shrewd Businessman – He learns from everyone.

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711 thoughts on “About Eric Alagan”

  1. Hi Eric, I just wanted to say thank you for every “like” you give on my blog. As my blog is still a work in progress, every “like” is a big boost for me and I’m so pleased that you are following me in the process- thank you so much!

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    • Hello Jessica,

      Pardon me but I’m not following your blog or even gave one “like” for that matter.

      Hey, but no worries – I ticked to receive your updates on my reader and will be dropping by. One caveat though – I only post comments when I’m moved to say something useful. Hope you understand ๐Ÿ™‚

      See you around,
      Eric

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    • Hi, my blog is owritelikenoonesreadingo? I have likes from you on mostly all of my blog posts?

      Jessica

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    • Thank you, Jessica – yes, I’ve located your blog. The problem was, when I clicked on your link it took me to a total stranger! I even left a comment on her blog – LOL!

      Hope you fix the problem soon.

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  2. Eric, I ran into several young Indian engineers who had poetry in their hearts. Seems as if the mamas wanted them to have a good living so pushed the engineering and or medicine. I like the “mistress which is writing metaphor….very appropriate. When, and how did you fall in love with writing….because indeed engineers don’t write….generally !

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    • Hello Anne,

      I stumbled into engineering not out of choice. At age 16, I had to stop school and eke out a living to help my mother support the family. I took on an engineering apprenticeship and paid for the training with a 12 year bonded service. Now, people view Singapore with awe but back in the 1960s/70s we were written off as a nation. We had no options but to build our lives and in so doing, build Singapore. I belong to that first post-independence generation.

      My first love, was and is, law – closer to the literary arts, I reckon, what with the use of language and all.

      Many engineers are creative but they communicate via what they build and not via words. I like to think that I bridge that divide. Perhaps that’s why I can bulk break complex subjects into simple to understand and use ‘to-do’ lists.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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    • Thank you for taking time to share your story . And what a story it is. I have to admit I know nothing about Singapore but my curiosity is peaked now. What an example you are of family first, hard work paying off and not giving up on your dreams of love of words and writing. Thank you ever so much for sharing .

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    • Just read a quick account of Singapore’s history.. I had ne’er heard about the years joined with Malaysia. Fascinating. I do know there is a math curriculum being touted here entitled Singapore Math, Now I have a friend in Singapore ! Thanks. . . . .

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  3. Congratulations! I have nominated you for an award, either โ€œIโ€™m not Fresh Pressedโ€ or โ€œBeing A Light of to the World.โ€ Please visit the page below to check it out, and pass it on.
    http://talesalongtheway.com/2014/04/21/being-a-light-in-the-world-award-and-im-not-featured-on-freshly-pressed-award/

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    • What can I say, Anne ๐Ÿ™‚

      Congratulations – you landed two awards – Wow! That’s recognition indeed. Well done.

      Thank you for thinking of me and forwarding the “Being a Light in the World Award”.

      Due to time constraints, I stopped accepting awards some time ago. Nevertheless, I shall include this honour in my Awards Page > http://wp.me/P1YE83-Bx

      Thank you once again and all good wishes,
      Eric

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    • I understand completely! It takes me a long time to complete the process, but I love recognizing and encouraging others! The teacher in me? I wish someone smarter and more creative than I could come up with a similar idea which is less time intense. . . Thanks, my friend! Anne

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  4. it sounds interesting to read another engineer’s blogs. I am an engineer too, in my case, it’s very creative for an engineer to write, maybe i’m a desperate engineer?! I am looking forward to start reading your posts. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Hello Ahmed,

      Engineers are creative in their fields – as are professionals and craftsmen in every field.

      Creativity transcends literary, visual and performing arts, although some people – unfortunately even those in media and government – propagate this very narrow view point when discussing ‘creativity’.

      Thank you and hope to see you return,
      Eric

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    • Thank you Paul,

      I am truly impressed, not only by your talent which is obvious to all who read your blog, but that you took the trouble to fashion several episodes from this first.

      Thank you and hope that you like my rejoinder which I posted on your blog ๐Ÿ™‚
      Eric

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  5. Hey Eric. Long time no speak. I hope all is well with you. This is JD Lee of TrueLee Fiction.. I was wondering if I sent you a free copy of The Mediator Pattern if you’d be so kind as to give it an honest review on goodreads and Amazon… Thanks again Eric!

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    • Hello JD,

      We are all busy with life ๐Ÿ™‚ and therefore, it is not always possible to keep in regular touch as we wish to be. Always glad to hear from you.

      I’ll be happy to read and give an honest review – key word ‘honest’. However, I’m snowed down with projects and have even cut down my blogging from daily to once a week. If I can take my time and not be rushed, yes, I’ll do it.

      I’ve not given any reviews on Goodreads or Amazon – but shall see how that works out.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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    • A review wherever you’d like to put it would be great ๐Ÿ™‚ and of course, take your time. I too have cut down on my blogging and recently posted my first short story in over a month. I think my next book, however, will be more up your alley. It’s crime-fiction.

      Talk soon,
      -J

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    • Great, JD,

      Please send over your book – eBook, I assume – at your convenience.

      Next book – crime fiction – sounds cool.

      Cheers,
      Eric

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  6. Hi Eric, I wanted to thank you for the follow!
    My blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Keep up the good work.
    Anna

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  7. Very nice and interesting blog, Eric! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. As ever, I’m awestruck by my visit here; this time to find that you appear to have cleaned house and are even more enviably organised than before. I’d hate to take a look inside your head: I have nightmare visions of many little brain-bots rushing about in there on their allotted tasks like a well-run machine on, err, the machine equivalent of steroids.

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    • LOL! I think when you look inside – you’ll probably see organised chaos ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for your visit and kind words. You’ve dropped off the radar somewhat and always happy to have you visit.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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    • Duck gliding along gracefully on the surface, feet underneath paddling away like the proverbial clappers, eh? Understood ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’ve been in avoidance mode. Too many bad things are happening; needed to take a break. Return to find the same old same old… only more so…

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    • Yes, you’re right re the first part.

      Oh dear, re the second part. I’m terribly sorry to hear about “bad things” in your life.

      Peace Bro,
      Eric

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    • Namaste ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Congratulations Michael on landing the Blog of the Year 2013 and The Inventive Blogger Award. Thank you also for nominating my blog.

      You are right โ€“ there is so much to be gained by blogging โ€“ mental/writing exercises is so very important, I reckon โ€“ as important as keeping oneโ€™s body in shape.

      All good wishes for 2014,
      Eric

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  9. Hello Eric Sir! Thank you so much for providing me your twitter ID. I would love to follow.

    Thanks & Regards
    Rachna

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  10. Hello Eric Sir!

    Thanks for taking time to reply. I really feel honored to follow your blog. I am so lucky to be connected to a published author and feel very humble indeed. Its nice to know more about you and about your grandparents who settled here long ago.

    Its quite interesting to know that you already know someone by the same name. I am not very new to this place as I have been living here for more than seven years. Eight years will be completed next year in April. I found your profile on FB and would love to follow the same.

    Once again Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Thanks & Regards
    Rachna

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    • Good to know Rachna – 8 years! That’s makes you a Singaporean ๐Ÿ™‚

      I retain my FB only for family connections as many are settled/working all over the world. I hope you don’t mind.

      You’re welcome to connect with me on Twitter – I recently started there @EricAlagan

      Enjoy your holidays and have a wonderful new year,
      Eric

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  11. Hello Eric Sir! Thank you so much for being on my blog and like my post….I was quite busy during last months so did not get time to read posts of fellow bloggers. I was exploring your blog yesterday and it came to my knowledge that you live in Singapore…..I am also living here. I am so glad to know the fact….

    Wish you a Merry Christmas
    Regards
    Rachna

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    • Thank you Rachna,

      You’re fairly new to Singapore, I gather and must be busy with family and all. Pop over to my blog when you’re free, as I shall do the same.

      I actually know another Rachna and her husband, Sanket – a lovely young couple from India. That ‘Rachna’ reminds me of my elder daughter.

      Yes, I’m Singaporean, born and grew up here, but my grandparents came from India in the 1920s.

      Merry Christmas and Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚
      Eric

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  12. Hi Eric,
    Thanks for the like of my post.
    Love the intro here on this page. I know that all of us writers love writing but I never would have thought of writing as a mistress!! That’s good.

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    • Hello Pat,

      I write poetry, haiku, fiction (thrillers/horror/humour), screenplays and non-fiction – a full harem ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for dropping in to visit,
      Eric

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  13. I tried to get into one of your posts this morning and it requires a password which I don’t have. If you sent me one it seems to have gone astray.

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  14. Loved your site Eric!!! found you from lauren’s blog!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ glad that i am here!! your stories are superb and also the topics you write is my favourite genre. My whole novel is based on after life!!!! Cheers!!

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  15. Hello Eric, thanks for your feedback on the text for my poem Wonder Womb. I will re-edit and post again. Hope you will be able to see the text this time. I am liking your blogs a lot. Have a productive week.
    Wendy Francis

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  16. Hello Eric, It’s been a long time since we’ve spoken (written). I wanted to let you know I finally took the leap and self-published my first book: The Mediator Pattern. It’s available on Amazon, Free Fridays in August. http://wp.me/p2sG8p-8V Hope you get a chance to download a copy.
    Keep up the writing, Eric! It’s golden.

    -J.D. Lee

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    • Hello J.D.,

      First off, congratulations on your novelette. I know the feeling must be one of relief, accomplishment and a different form of anxiety – how the reading public will receive it.

      I don’t have a kindle – not in Singapore – but read the excerpts on Amazon. Wow!

      Nixon as president in 1960. America winning the Vietnam War. You’ve changed the entire landscape, very much as in the story – cease, desist, delete and start over. You’ve taken on quite a challenge here and if the first two chapters are anything to go by – your novelette hints of a really good read.

      Well done, congratulations again and thank you also for your kind words re my writing.

      – Eric

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  17. hi, eric. just dropping a note to tell you about this bouquet of three awards blog nomination i have for you. you might want to know about this at http://wanderingjouster.com/2013/08/09/i-would-like-to/#more-10800. ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Congratulations on winning three nomination, WJ – all well deserved, I’m sure.

      Thank you kindly for passing them my way ๐Ÿ™‚

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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  18. Hi, just to let you know after answering your comment on my poem some days…. I commented on you in my next post. If you want to read it here’s the link….
    http://362101nlt.wordpress.com/2013/08/07/797/

    Hope your day today is fantastic! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  19. I came to read 1 post and not like as usual ( even though I like them) but, an hour later ( yes an hour, well just over an hour), I’m still here and enjoying very much! I’ve liked and liked, smiled and smiled ๐Ÿ™‚ And got nothing done!
    So well done for an interesting, funny, thoughtful blog/page. I’m glad I stay’ed reminds me why I like this page so much.
    Hugs and take care, hope you have a truly excellent day.x.

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    • Hello and yes,

      I notice that you left a series of “likes” in my posts – quite extraordinary. Very glad indeed you found much of my writing to your liking so much, that you spent quite a bit of time here. Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚

      “…got nothing done!” — Oops!

      Thank you and may all good wishes and thoughts keep you company,
      Eric

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  20. my deepest thanks to you for following my poetry blog,it’s really an honor…=) more power to you…

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  21. I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! I’ve truly enjoyed your writing and feel it deserving of this award.
    For more info, check out this page on my blog:

    http://littlewritelies.com/2013/07/12/very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    Whether or not you choose to display the award, I’d like to commend you on your great work. Keep it up! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Congratulations of winning the Very Inspiring Award ๐Ÿ™‚ Remarkable, as I understand you started blogging only recently.

      Thank you for nominating me for the award. I appreciate the gesture and more so, your words ๐Ÿ™‚

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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  22. Eric,
    Just wanted to let you know I changed my blog a bit and moved ‘those’ stories to a new blog (lucid velvet musings) and got rid of some useless garbage there.

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    • Hello Eva,

      Yes, I received 11 email notifications of your ‘old’ posts. I notice that some of these are dated even before I started blogging in late 2011. Will go through them at leisure – don’t want to miss any ๐Ÿ™‚

      Hope all is well and stays well.

      Luv and hugz,
      Eric
      P/s Will you pass me the link to Lucid Velvet Musings ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Eric,
      Here is the link:
      http://lucidvelvetmusings.wordpress.com/
      Remember, none of these stories are real and most were written because friends requested a certain type of story…I felt having 2 blogs works better for me, so as to not dismay future employers or certain new acquaintences.
      Thank you for reading my attempts at creativity and catharsis (poetry).
      Looking forward to reading your latest and greatest!
      Xo
      Eva

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    • Thank you, Eva dear.

      I’ll pop over in due course.

      I understand what you mean about the need for two blogs. I too recently acquired a second blog which I use for business. It is private and by invitation only – as due to reader requests, I plan to provide writing webinars and lessons. I’ll be launching my first lesson subject to demand, after my next speaking engagement later this month.

      The most I do here in Written Words is having a My Books Page.

      I’ll drop by this blog of yours (Lucid Velvet Musings) and read at leisure ๐Ÿ™‚

      Peace, blessings and luv,
      Eric

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    • Omg! You’ll teach writing? That is awesome. You have speaking engagements? Damn, tell Daniel to come and fly me over there! Hehe.

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  23. Hello,
    I just wanted to say how pleased I am you have liked some of my stories, it’s very gratifying to know someone is reading them.

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  24. This little tale bubbled at the surface of my brain this morning and is based on my perception of my favorite WordPress family member and friend, Eric Alagan. I advise you to follow him and you can thank me later: https://ericalagan.net/

    The Fiction-Box

    Eric grew tired of keeping his nose to the grindstone. Day in and day out, he worked as an aerospace engineer. He was of superior intellect, but often, his mind wandered off, far and away from his elevons and ruddervators. He’d lift off into a world supported by zero-gravity within his imagination, where, at his desk, he’d create works of fiction, so powerful and light, that readers are left weakened and heavy by the beauty of his words.

    At his desk on an early evening, he drew plans for an idea that came to him in one of his lucid dreams. He, sitting behind a small desk, encased by glass, with glowing lights, reminiscent of his childhood days of popping coins into a jukebox to hear the songs highlighted within a post-war epoch. The boss, a kid he trained up, would come befuddled that Eric wasn’t digital blueprinting with the state- of-the-art computer programs available at his fingertips, but applaud him for creating the top-treasure born of Eric’s mesmerizing imagination. The young manager, while knowing Eric is a gift to the aerospace technology world, also sees a storyteller whose talent rises beyond the stars.

    The evening passed into night, and many evenings and nights went by, as Eric progressed from his blueprints to his masterpiece, the fiction-box. It was a sturdy, 1950’s American Diner-Nouveau jukebox, with a spin: a place for him to write a story for a bunch of coins. The design was alluring, eye-catching, if you will. There, enclosed, sat Eric, behind a desk with a computer, and for a pocket full of rockets, he’ll lift your imagination to new heights. The stories would be printed at the front of the fiction-box. This magical enclave sat in a family eatery near the coast, just as an old-fashioned jukebox. Here, drawing worldwide fan-fare, Eric spent the remainder of his days enveloped in his mind’s eye.

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    • My goodness, Eva dear,

      Whew!

      I had to pause and re read this. What a lovely essay – and I think, I know this guy ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, it is a ‘clean’ comment – LOL!

      If you see me now, you’ll see me turning hot and red in my face.

      Thank you for taking the time to post such a truly lovely comment. I don’t know what else to say but to thank you again for this generosity of thought and words.

      A great big bear hug and lots of luv heading your way,
      Eric
      P/s You humble me especially with your words – “favorite WordPress family member and friend”

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    • Iโ€™m logging off, Eva dear โ€“ rushing off for a meeting โ€“ will be gone for the whole day โ€“ will catch up tomorrow

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  25. Dear eric
    Thank you for following my blog. You have an awesome blog. Looking forward to read more ๐Ÿ™‚
    Regards
    Karina

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  26. http://barbmca.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/award-time/ Your blog has taught me a lot and this my first time for doing this. Thank you for following

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    • Congratulations on landing the Shine On Award ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you also, Barb for thinking of me. Appreciate this Shine On Award and, not to diminish the award but your words mean more to me ๐Ÿ™‚

      Much luv and hugz,
      Eric

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  27. Thanks for checking out my blog! I love writing flash and have enjoyed reading some of yours.

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  28. Yanuary Navarro said:

    Eric,

    Thank you for visiting my website I am thrilled that you are pursuing your passion for writing. I came across a quote you may enjoy, “speech conquers thought, but writing commands it”.

    Have a great day!

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    • Hello and thank you for thr return visit and comment ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you for sharing that quote. It is along the same vein as what I always say – “Speech articulates thought, and writing gives it everlasting life”.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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  29. Eric, I’m not sure I’ve replied to thank you for following The Pen’s Might. Seems we never know when we make a connection with others. I paint, do digital art and photography, write essays, satire, humor and musings. Much of this is recent, but it wasn’t until I introduced headline haiku that I received much response. I also want to thank you for the concept of flash fiction. I’ve tried a few of my own. I plan to post some, with credit and a link to you, and hope to join one of your upcoming flash fiction galleries. I wonder if anyone would turn their hand to headline haiku? I look forward to exploring Written Words Never Die

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    • Thank you for your return visit.

      Yes, I write using the haiku format – though, my haiku are not haiku in the strict sense. Flash fictions are good workouts, I reckon and helps me write short stories and novels.

      It would be lovely if you could join and contribute to the next ‘flash fiction gallery’.

      Thank you also for reading my blog posts.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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  30. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love what you have here – lots of ways to play with fiction forms.

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    • Hello Michelle,

      Thank you for the return visit and comment. I do flash fictions and short stories as warm-up for my novel writing – kind of, visits to the (mental) gym.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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  31. alslaff said:

    Eric, just stopping by to thank you for your recent like on Shift Key and to peruse your interesting site. I am grateful for engineers. They kept me employed as a tech writer in industry for many years. And poetry, there will always be poetry. Thanks.

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    • Hello Alan,
      Thank you for the return visit. A tech writer – like me. I’ve written well over 300 repair schedules when I was in the aerospace industry – all of these are currently in use, albeit with the latest revisions.

      Yes, I love poetry and especially short ones such as haiku.

      Cheers,
      Eric

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  32. What a nice, unique find! Very refreshing, and very “human”! Thanks for stopping by, allowing me to find you ๐Ÿ™‚

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  33. Thanks for stopping over to my blog and following!

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  34. Thank you for following my blog. I am new to all this, but will be enjoying visits to your blog as well!

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    • Hello Cynthia,

      I tried clicking on your littleoldladywho.net.wordpress.com and worpress indicated no such blog exists. You might want to check your settings.

      Peace, Eric

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    • Hello Katie,

      I quite enjoy the dialogue format you use – hilarious but also weaves in subtle profundity.

      Not surprised that you landed the Interesting Blog Award โ€“ congratulations.

      Thank you also for nominating my blog. Much appreciate this.

      Cheers, Eric

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    • “Since those early days I met Eric Alagan, who really impressed me very much with his calm philosophical way of managing his blog, I always feel at peace when I read his posts.”

      Such lovely words my dear, Georgia. I am humbled by the generosity of your spirit.

      Peace and blessings,
      Eric

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  35. Thanks for following CD Myers writing blog. I look forward to keeping up with you.

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  36. I have nominated you for 3 WordPress awards because you are AWESOME! Itโ€™s just for fun so you donโ€™t have to accept but if you do โ€“ follow the link to my awards page and join in the fun. http://lauracrean.wordpress.com/awards/

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    • Congratulations on garnering all these awards, Laura. Well done ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you also and I appreciate you passing on these awards my way – Versatile Blogger, Sunshine Award and WordPress Family Award.

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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  37. Hello! I have nominated you for an award! Please check out this link for more information: http://lightsofclarity.wordpress.com/2013/05/09/my-sunshine-blog-award/

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  38. pi314chron said:

    Eric, Thank you for dropping by and liking the poetry on my Randa Lane…” blog.
    I’ve just begun exploring your writings and plan to spend more time here in the days to come. There is much to like in what I’ve read so far. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Continued Success In Writing,
    -R-

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    • Hello and thank you for following back here. It was my pleasure and I plan to check out more of your posts too ๐Ÿ™‚
      All good wishes,
      Eric
      P/s Your blog link does not show up, only your email and IP address do. This could be due to your setting. You realise of course that without a link, it is that much more difficult to visit your blog. Hope you don’t mind me pointing this out.

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  39. AMERICAN MALE said:

    Howdy, Thank You for visit American Male.

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  40. Hi Eric, I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for a Sunshine Award at http://elizabethfrattaroli.wordpress.com . I hope that’s okay ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Thank you Elizabeth, and congratulations on landing this award too ๐Ÿ™‚ It is certainly more than okay ๐Ÿ™‚

      The flooding from an open faucet – my fear is when we are away and the pipe bursts – Arrrgh!

      All good wishes,
      Eric

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  41. Good Morning! I’ve nominated you for the ABC Award…because you’ve already done wonders with the Brothers Grinn! For more info: http://bastetandsekhmet.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/two-awards/ Be of good cheer today! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • The Awesome Blog Award – Wow! Congratulations and thank you for nominating me ๐Ÿ™‚

      Yes, the Brothers Grinn did do the alphabets quite well, I reckon.

      Cheers, Eric

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    • Yes very…I loved that post and hmm hmm I used it for an English Conversation meeting!

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    • LOL – you actually did that? Well now, the Brothers Grinn will be pleased indeed ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, you are so kind.

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    • My students loved it. It did put me in a bind…I don’t remember the animal (think it was made up) but in chorus they all asked: what is this??? And I had to say I really couldn’t say, as I’ve never been to Singapore…lol

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  42. Hello Eric –
    Thanks for taking the time to read and like my latest flash piece. You have quite the bustling blog going here. I’ll be back to look around!
    Best,
    Bob

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    • Hello, Bob – I enjoy flash fiction and notice that you do plenty. We’ll be seeing each other, I reckon. Thank you for this return visit, Eric

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  43. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love how varied and entertaining your writing is. I’m looking forward to reading more.

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  44. Thank you for following my blog!

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  45. Thanks for visiting my blog and my 259-word stories. I am impressed with what you’re doing and will be following!

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    • Hello, Gloria – I’ve met a few of the “Ivan” type drivers – quite prevalent in Singapore right up to the early 1980s. Fortunately, they are now extinct.

      Thank you for your compliments and I’m also following your blog. Guess, we’ll “see” each other more in Blogsville ๐Ÿ™‚

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