On September 11, 2001

Ten years ago; 2001, I was only in college and it was a news breakout I’d never have expected to happen – especially to USA. Without recollection of where I heard it first, it’s still clear to me, on that day, everyone said, “America was attacked”.

Quickly switching to the international TV channels, coverage showed an airplane had hit one of New York’s landmark towers; World Trade Center.

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Never in my life would I have expected this to happen. Never in my life would I have thought someone in their right mind would even commit to such a thing.

Deepest condolences to everyone

It’s been 10 years since the terrorist attack. Putting myself in the shoes of those who lost their loved ones, it would still feel like tomorrow to me. And 3650 days still wouldn’t be enough time for me to not recall this day. The day America was attacked, the day New Yorkers witnessed not 1 but 2 airplanes crash into the World Trade Center.

To all in USA and New York, I’d share a moment of silence with you in remembrance of the people and their memories. They would never be forgotten, they would always remain close in your heart and they will live on with you, in your life.

9/11 Memorial and Museum

The grounds of where the World Trade Center stood has been transformed into a memorial and museum. The site now looks like a peaceful memory to lay to rest the grieving and sadness of 10 years ago.

9/11 Memorial and Museum
Source: Wikipedia

I’ve not been to New York but I’m assuming the pools (largest man-made waterfalls in North America) remind us where the towers stood. The design was selected from a competition held and the selected design was titled; Reflecting Absence by MIchael Arad and Peter Walker.

I’d love to share with you the time-lapse of the construction, unfortunately the format used from their website isn’t compatible with WordPress – no idea why they didn’t use YouTube or Vimeo. But I’ll re-upload it again to my YouTube account to share here.

In the meantime, full location details can be found at the 9/11 Memorial website.

Updated at 5:40pm:

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Again, it was a day I still remember. It was a day like the tsunamis, even Malaysians were moved by the whole event. Friends, we share a moment with you on this day of remembrance – September 11, 2001.

I’m too hot to work for you

Could you work in the same environment with a guy or lady who’s too attractive in the office? Or, would you be overly distracted by his manly arms and chiseled face or her curvaceous figure and model-looking face?

Will your work performance be disturbed or increased if you were to work with this lady?

This is US news right now because Debrahlee Lorenzana was fired from her job for being “too hot”. From her interview, she mentioned:

  • Higher-ups said she was too attractive.
  • She wore clothes which weren’t appropriate – tight.

But now, her lawyer is filing a lawsuit under gender discrimination.

And as much as I can imagine working in an office with a hot lady, I don’t feel there’s a need to fire someone because his/her impression is a threat to your colleagues.

Or, are companies too worried about:

  • Boyfriends (or, girlfriends) breaking up with them?
  • Husbands (or, wives) divorcing them?
  • Sexual scandals happening internally?
  • They’re not gonna get some from him/her?

I find this case odd, yet interesting. Because I really want to know:

How does a hot lady or guy working with you affect your job performance?