Job Interviews, Online Dating And Three Courses

Job interviews are very much like online dating. One looks at a profile fitting one’s expectations, submits a nudge and voila, in no time one finds oneself in front of the screen or on the phone for a short chat.

During that first interaction, both sides are sizing each other the way they know how – “Tell me about yourself.”, “What do you like?, ”What do you not like?”, etc. The whole purpose is to see if there will be a second date… Also, to meet tonight at Carlo’s.

The time passes way too fast for him. Dinner is up…
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A Dystopian Social Media Functionality

Don’t know about you, but I always felt rather unease when seeing graphic posts for good causes on social media. Quite confusing and not really sure how to proceed, I must admit.

National Geographic, for example, is trying to raise awareness on a number of issues on social media (particularly on Instagram). Right now, they are running a campaign showcasing the decision of the PRC government to lift the ban on importing animal parts used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Yesterday, they published a rather graphic picture of a tiger trapped under burning firewood. Today, they opted for showing the carcasses after the fire has done its job. On both occasions, the number of likes showed me – well above the 250 000.
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A Broken Bike Light Reflection

Last April, I bought a really nice bike (and somewhat expensive). It has taken me quite a long time to choose it. I was looking for something I can ride fast to work, but also use it for recreation on gravel and long asphalt runs.

Everything was going fine, but not long after the purchase, the light stopped functioning. This was not a problem at the time. The day was growing longer and anyway I was not biking late at night, especially after dusk. Besides, I was working 12 hours a day and the only time I could possibly go to get it fixed, would be on Saturdays.

Naturally, I was procrastinating and pushing my visit to the shop, I purchased my bike until the summer was almost over. I thought I would just go in, tell them what the problem is and leave the bike there to be fixed. To my surprise, at the end of August, the shop was under renovation. The note said, “We’ll be back for you on November 1, 2018.”
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Bohemian Rhapsody – Terribly Missing Freddie

Bohemian Rhapsody was the movie I was very much looking forward to seeing it. I didn’t really know what to expect, especially reading the controversial reviews published online.

I have just turned my first year as a teenager when one cold November day I saw Freddie Mercury letting the world know he was HIV positive and he was not doing well. Short afterwards, he passed away. And couldn’t believe it, just as much I couldn’t comprehend his interview earlier.

The day after November 24, 2018, was a very dull, grey and even colder one. I was walking the streets in Plovdiv but was not seeing anything. My eyes were full of tears. Freddie was gone.
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Tolerance – A Tricky Word

Tolerance is a tricky word. Actually, its meaning is very straightforward, but when put into a social perspective in the modern age, it doesn’t really mean what we believe it means.

According to the dictionary, tolerance is:

  1. The ability or willingness to tolerate the existence of opinions or behaviour that one dislikes or disagrees with.
  2. The capacity to endure continued subjection to something such as a drug or environmental conditions without adverse reaction.

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