Dichotomies are dubious, but so is alliteration

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“So, your degree is in Computer Engineering and…Creative Writing?” — every recruiter / university-admin / random-person-making-small-talk

I have two very different degrees. I acquired them simultaneously, not entirely intentionally, and I don’t always tell people this fact. More often, I fib by omission and simply choose one. Or the other. Getting to decide whether I’m stereotyped as an Artist or as an Engineer is kind of fun sometimes, but that’s not the reason I fib.

Timothy Chia

Novelist. Programmer. Global foreigner. Currently studying Artificial Intelligence and revising a Middle-Grade Fantasy Novel. www.timothychia.com

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