Showing up

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977).
Diane Keaton and Woody Allen in Annie Hall (1977).

Yesterday, I wrote about my love affair with Cassandra.

One of the related stories that appeared after the article was something I wrote back in 2009.

In it, I described how I got my internship at Pioneer magazine, where:

According to Edgar Lee, one of the Senior Editors then, the choice was between myself and another girl. We weren’t shortlisted; we were just two kukubirds who were interested (or silly) enough to apply for that position.

Well, I thought I got it because I sounded earnest enough during the telephone interview. Actually, I got the gig because the other girl didn’t pick up her phone.

I had completely forgotten about this, but reading it again made me chuckle.

I guess it lends some credence to the Woody Allen quote about how 80 percent of success in life is showing up.

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Laremy Lee

A versatile educator, writer and editor, Laremy Lee (李庭辉) has the uncanny knack of being one of the few among his generation in Singapore who crafts compelling stories in different genres.

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