A conversation over a meal with a lovely senior.
Madam Bal : I never thought having a young looking face could be a disadvantage.
Me: I know right. It is sometimes.
Madam Bal: Remember when I saw you at the seminar the other day, I thought “they are letting students to attend this seminar as well”…. I couldn’t recognise you at first.
Me: *chuckling* (I don’t know how to respond to that)
Madam Bal: On first impression, you look really young. People don’t take you seriously.
Me: I know, I know. I get that a lot.
Madam Bal: How about with your students.
Me: Well I don’t have problem with that. I guess the words spread, they heard me from their seniors, so the new one kinda expect to see me in class.
Madam Bal: When you are 40, you still be looking really young.
Me: I guess.
A casual conversation before the event starts, a woman couldn't help but to ask me...
“How old are you actually”
“Ohh you are older than me..”
“Yepp….” (Somehow I have a winning smile here)
And the conversation continued on a brighter note.