Saturday, October 13, 2007


My Twitter has 200 followers now! (Now, if only I could get all of them to sign-up for my feeds... nah, it's not important, I don't really expect anyone to read this silly blog of mine).

Anyway, but apparently some people read my blog and the other day a colleague of mine asked me if the loss of my anonymity doesn't bother me. To be honest, I never expected to meet so many people and be thrust in the limelight because of my work. I do get embarrassed by the attention and more often than not I just want to hide and work in my basement. I also get positive and negative feedback and unwanted attention (translation: stalked!).

So, does it bother me? No. It took me a while to stop hyperventilating over things (approximately 3 months!) and I guess you just really have to take things in stride. It's all in a day's work.

Sometimes we erroneously think that people know us, when, in fact, nobody actually knows who you are (kilala ka ba ng katabi mo sa jeep?). I remember this old guy who came up to me in a function, he said, "Don't you know me?" I said in the most polite way I could, "I'm really sorry, but I don't, may I have your name sir?" He laughed, sort-of like "You should know me," and he actually said over and over again, "You should know me!"

I was a bit embarrassed and realized that I really do need to do more research before attending events and stuff, so I asked again, "May I know your name sir?" He just gave me his internet name and said I should just search for him online. I thought that it was quite rude and then asked some of my friends who he was. "Someone you should stay away from," they said. Good thing I did. And then there's this other guy who walks in a room and expects people to know who he is and he thinks he's so important he doesn't normally answer his mail. Why? "So that they'd think I'm a really busy person." Yabang.

I hope I never turn into someone like that. Think about it... there are billions of people on earth and do you honestly think a million people would actually know who you are? Well, unless you are a real-huge celebrity, a politician or a notorious criminal, then I think it is safe to assume that one is still very much anonymous.

And besides, isn't Anonymous very popular? Go figure.


  1. hahahaha,.. ang yabang naman ng taong yunn!!! feeling nya kilalang kilala sya! nyahahaha! amf sarap batukan! nyehehehe :P

  2. @jehzeel - binagyo ako sa mama na yun!