Well, I’m never going to be able to live this down. My photo was broadcast to the entire company recently, during a company-wide gathering. Unfortunately, it was not the most complimentary photo. Honestly, I have never been very photogenic but this photo was down-right sad. This has been confirmed by all my co-workers.
One of my co-workers commented that I looked extremely depressed in the photo. Another one commented that I look extremely geeky. Overall, the consensus was that my saham jatuh (stock fell) in the company. Furthermore, I met a bunch of new people yesterday to discuss some stuff and one of the commented that he can visibly ‘see’ that I look very geeky.
So, I guess that the thing is that I just look very geeky. I’m pretty sure that it is not a bad thing. I look the way I feel, which is basically expressing myself truthfully. The pretenders will merely express ‘geek chic’ but would not actually be geeks. True geeks are very hard to find, particularly in a country like Malaysia. I hope to do something to change that at some point.
I have always been proud of being a geek. In fact, my master plan is to be the #1 geek in Malaysia. That is going to take a lot of hard work to achieve though. It is not very easy to be a true geek because a true geek isn’t about appearances. We can smell a fake one from a mile away. A true geek is about mastery of a specific area of serious study – in my case it is computers. The visual appearance is just an unintended side-effect.
Geeks are way cool!