"Erick?" asked the real estate agent Robert Simpson when I entered this immaculately built property. He squinted his eyes and stared at me like I was a long lost brother. I took a step back. Then I returned the gaze.
"Clark Kent?!" I scrunched my eyebrows, wondered.
"Yes! It is you! I knew it!" Robert beamed the biggest smile, "It is easy to recognise you. You're the only Asian buyer's advocate out here."
Then it was like a scene from a movie. Two famous characters reunited. I was 'Tarzan' in a suit, and Robert was 'Clark Kent/ Superman' with his thick glasses. It was almost 9 months since I last hunted for properties in the City of Whitehorse. I have all sorts of nicknames for the real estate agents I meet weekly, and they have some interesting ones for me, too.
At that time, me and my beloved clients Huiting and Jeffrey had explored almost all the gems of a place in Melbourne from Yarraville to Fairfield, Blackburn to Oakleigh South. But there was no ideal match until this one. There was 2 other parties eyeing on this at the same time. To cut the long story short, we successfully done a deal with 'Clark Kent'.
"Thank you again for your help, Erick. We will definitely invite you to our housewarming. Stay tuned," invited dear client yesterday.
A new chapter, awaits.