Aging Gracefully

The place I work at are filled with old-timer. Needless to say, they have been in this industry for ages. I shared a conversation with a guy from the another department about my experience in web development.

“How old are you Ed?” he asked.

“Why don’t you pick two digits and I’ll tell you if it’s right”, I replied.

“33 years old”, waaaa.. Do I really look that old? Anyway, I decided to probe this further. “What makes you say that?” I asked genuinely.

“Partly because how you dress, how you carry a conversation, how you think and your position in the company”. He sat right next to me, slowly inhaling carbon from his cigarette.

“Sorry to disappoint you, I’m actually 26 going 27.”

He turned and distant himself. Took a closer look from top to bottom. “You’ve got to be shitting me.”

Many think I’m in my 30’s. But it’s good. Helps me to convince people in negotiating a deal or do a presentation without interruption. Oh well, age is just a number.

ps: Tomorrow is big meeting for Laman7. Let’s hope I win this project 😉

 

There are 25 Comments for “Aging Gracefully”

haha eddie aku rase ko budak lepasan matrik la..haha..kalo org kenal ko sure kata ko budak2 lagi..huhuhu..33? haha mmg takde rupe langsung..huhu

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Maybe sebab aku pakai tshirt cabok, shorts je bile jumpe ko.

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Roslan wrote on February 2, 2010 #1

aisshhh… power spek dia berapa?

edwin ni cute miut lagi :p

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Cute? Muahaha.. Jauh sekali kot.

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Kujie wrote on February 2, 2010 #2

orang lain pon ada gak bajet aku tua 4 tahun dari umur sebenar ..
takpelah .. nak wat camner …

ada projek besar ? ehem2x .. ^_^

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Ade. Aku nak Joomla expert se-ekor 😛

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oDiN wrote on February 2, 2010 #3

maybe because you always dressed in shirts and slacks makes you appear ‘older’. no harm to that i guess.

well, most of my lecturer finds it hard to believe that i am turning 25 this year. they claim that i look no older than 20, which i think is a compliment. this happens probably due to how i dress to class i guess…

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Nope, outside office, I wear worned down tshirt, loose shorts/jeans. I look mostly like someone who doesn’t have money. 😛

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Mind replied #1

Yeke? You look rich to me. Hahaha… Probably because I know what’s your daddy’s car hahaha…

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NoktahHitam replied #1

My dad is my dad’s 😛


shandye wrote on February 3, 2010 #4

An Iranian next to me in a bus ride to Ipoh 5 years ago asked me the same question, to build a conversation for the boring journey. I let him guessed. He said “Early thirties, say 32?”.

I laughed and told him the right answer.

“You can’t be serious!”

And I showed him my ID, and we laughed.

Muka tua lebih cepat dari masa. Siot.

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Ko mmg muke bapak orang. Tp trust me, once ko hit 40s, ko akan still nampak 30s 😉 Unless Im JR. is giving you problems

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Mind replied #1

That’s relieving enough. I guess.

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Mind wrote on February 3, 2010 #5

it s good because he sees you through your inside, the way you think and the way you converse…

bukan semua orang dapat pandangan macam tu. :)

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NoktahHitam replied #1

I think exterior jugak kot. I do look old if I dont shave

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aishah wrote on February 3, 2010 #6

*kelakar*

when i first read ur blog, I’m guessing that you’re around 24-25. tapi with you being serious as of late, i’m guessing that you’re dalam hujung 20-an. 29. or maybe 30. tak sangka eddie baru 26 going 27. whoa!

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NoktahHitam replied #1

24-25? Woot! A little immature sounds good sometimes :)

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achique wrote on February 3, 2010 #7

first time i’ve meet you.. bammm… i knew that you’re younger than me. but enough to say that your tallent are more. that’s why i agreed with ages is just a number. what’s the different? – talent + skill + knowledge to earn the aging RESPECT

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NoktahHitam replied #1

The term respect tu sgt general. Anyway bro, thanks, tade laa aku rase hopeless sgt. Hahaha

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Kreuger wrote on February 3, 2010 #8

I nampak macam 25. so sad. :(

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Well, you do look like mak orang. Hahaha. No la, you look like 19 to me. Maybe the way you walk.

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Aisyah Rozi wrote on February 3, 2010 #9

eh u put this entry under serious matter? :))

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NoktahHitam replied #1

Hahaha. Abaikan.

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Lolo wrote on February 5, 2010 #10

Tu sebab teman suka IC lama berbanding IC baru…. takder privacy sebab budaya di Malaysia masih lagi memandang@judged on seniority berbanding hasil keupayaan seseorang.

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Dak Wan wrote on February 6, 2010 #11

hahahaha . aku? boleh plak mr.kay igt aku lagi tua . cait. padehal.. =)

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asx wrote on February 10, 2010 #12

Leave a comment, I won't bite ;)

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