Wednesday, April 22, 2009

An Encounter

I happened to bump into a lady when I was in the bus on my way back from Wellington after spending my Easter weekend there. We clicked pretty well and we actually had quite a long chat.

She is 62 years old, and guesses what?! She is a programmer in a software house! Yes! A PROGRAMMER! You did not get me wrong! Frankly speaking, I did not expect that. Not at all! Well, I really did not expect to talk about ‘frame work’ instead of ‘house work’, and ‘reporting’ instead of ‘housekeeping’ with a granny.

She told me she was being redundant a few years back, then she took up a programming course in one of University for a year and she got her current job thereafter. I am really impressed by her experiences and her passions towards life. The saying ‘learning is a life long journey’ is so correct!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good & kind person as you...will meet good people.
Good luck to your future.

jadeChopsticks said...

whooa! thats a story i can tell my dad, haha...

Thiam Hooi said...

Programming for retirement? Never think of that for retirement unless our employment can accept us .... :D