Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Online or Offline

For the past two days, I have had the pleasure of meeting 3 bloggers; bengbeng whom I have known for a while and two bloggers whom I've not met previously - TZ and froggy. Details and photos will be put up later.

Hey, it's Christmas and I'm in a lazy mood now.

The meeting has started my neurons reflecting about relationships and their first impressions, established both online and offline.

Have you noticed for our normal relationships (not established online), more often than not, we gauge the other person mainly by their appearances, physique and how they carry themselves. People who are more lengjai or lenglui usually pass our 'entry interview' with flying colours. But in the end, usually we discover our first impressions about that person are usually off the mark, because the human being is like an iceberg, 95% is hidden beneath the surface.

On the contrary, when u get to know a person online via blog comments or chat, you get to interact with the inner person immediately. You can quickly find out the touchy and sensitive porcupines, the hypocrites and the pretenders. Of course it depends on your interpersonal skills. Some people can be totally blur as you can see from those cases in the newspapers.

I guess I've been fortunate. The people I've met online have been sincere, decent and friendly people. If I had known them in person first, my personal biases would probably have nipped that relationship in the bud.

Anyway, just rambling... Merry Christmas all and a great New Year to you!


[SK] said...

it's always nice to meet up new friends, especially bloggers that share the same interest with you.. merry christmas and happy new year dude.. :)

TZ said...

Dude, Merry Xmas and Happy New Year... Glad to meet you in person... :-)

Bengbeng said...

Happy new year. I am very glad to have met you :)

Jyannie said...

happy new year!! :)

Bengbeng said...

ooi...i am getting impatient to see your pics :)

Jonzz said...

SK: Agreed 100%. Thanks for visiting.

TZ: Same here.

Bengbeng: Next meeting place, Sibu? HA HA

Jyannie: Happy New Year!

Bengbeng: Done!