Monday, September 6

Young Chap and Red Wine

My colleagues here call me "Handsome". And even the colleagues from the other departments know my nickname. Well, I can't really recall why I had this nickname, but it could be because of my constant reference (jokingly) on how good-looking I think I am.

It helped that my department was female-dominated, so being a rare male species made us men a well sought after. Coupled with my huge confidence and my thick-skin, I soon indulged in this ego-boosting nickname.

Today, we had a young chap joined our department. Someone who's young, who's more boyish looking. And for a while, I felt embarrassed to have myself referred to as "Handsome".

But I am red wine, I taste better as I get older. Though a little insecured, I shall continue to be thick-skin as I always had been just for the fun of it - I love it when colleagues pretend to puke at my nickname. Haha.

Wahahaha.

On a more serious note, I love it when new people join us. New blood, new ideas. I treat every newcomer like a protégé, and through old birds like us, they get to learn new skills and tricks, and avoid the pitfalls that we have went through.

And through them, I sometimes see myself when I was much younger.

21 comments:

Stefanie said...

That's so true that you felt embarassed only for a short while because you're Uncle Shingo, the thick-skinned old bird. HAHA

HappySurfer said...

True that senior employees can help reduce new employee's learning curve.

Handsome is a good nick though I'm sure there's some truth in it? LOL!

Ai Shiang said...

Going to office was such a mundane routine to me. It is always fun to work around colleagues when I come and think about it now. Pretty sure there are always things to gossip about or even make fun of.

Right now, my work is pretty lonesome but I kinda enjoy it.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

In time to come, handsome will just be another word!!! ha! Ha! Good to know you're ready to train younger ones to step into your shoes and guide them along. That's a hallmark of a good leader:)

Mei Teng said...

I can't say that I look forward to the office environment. I don't. I would very much like to try out working from home. Away from all those office politicking and stuff.

[SK] said...

oooh, ok ok, now that we know you are Handsome.. so what nickname did the ladies give to the young chap?? Cutie?? haha.. well, newcomers are always younger than me now, i really see myself when i was young through them..

khengsiong said...

I always work in an field which is dominated by males :(

Lily Riani said...

new blood easier to mold, the riper ones... well.. you cant teach old dog new trick.

i self-proclaimed CUTE... everyone knows this as well. and insisted it! ahhahah

Mabel Low said...

Alright stop pretending... your real name's really Handsome isn't it? Spill it! XD

Hand-some?

Lol. Good day.

Wenny Yap said...

Thick-skinned may be one way of looking at it but I think you're just being a sport! I'm sure you're just a fun guy to be around with.

Bananazஇ said...

Hi Handsome Red Wine...heard of growing old gracefully..Richard Gere is still macho and sexy..haha.

Old Beng said...
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Old Beng said...

Hey, my nick is like yours, almost the same.

Yours: Handsome
Mine: Humsup

MKL said...

Well, I don't want to judge your looks, because people will give me the nickname "gay", but I can say I was impressed, when I saw how cute and lovely your wife is. To attract such a delightful woman, I really doubt that she only fell for your good looks, must be much more, because she seemed very sophisticated. So tell us your secret, share some of your advice, you Singaporean love Guru! Can't you see how Singapore's men wait for your advice on these matters? :P

the girl in stiletto said...

nino, what does it take for me to bribe you into sending me the photo of uncle shingo??? now i'm beyond intrigued that i'm afraid i may become a professional stalker soon.

MKL said...

@Ejann: I gave uncle my word not to leak his handsome face to the mass media, but if he gives you a special VIP permission, I will not hesitate to blind you with his radiant beauty ^^ So it's up to uncle. We'll see what he says :)

spy@fic said...

Hello Handsome. *puke*
Make no mistake- the puke is real & like wine, it gets better when it's older. Have a great weekend!!

Twilight said...

Okay handsome man, please post your latest pix for new ratings! LOL

Shingo T said...

MKL/Dr Stiletto:
haha, I will prefer to keep the photo anonymous. Jackie Chan had to deal with female fans committing suicide because they couldn't get him, and I didn't want Dr Stiletto to have that symptom too.

T(H)(B) said...

YAN DAO eh!!!!

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