Acquaint

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I just participated in a social gathering of an all-male community. For the past weeks, I entertained myself by frequenting a chatroom I accidentally stumbled upon while I was blog hopping.  In those weeks, I have been acquainted with a number of chatters, PLUs to be exact. And to label it further, chatters came from different locations and preferences. Some are from the USA, middle east, and most of them from different regions in the Philippines. Being visible these past weeks in the chatroom, I was invited in their gathering.

I arrived at the venue, by myself, nervous with no idea what to expect. Inside the bar a chatter recognized me and acknowledge my arrival. He introduced me to the group. The group seemed to be very accomodating and approachable. There were faces I recognized in the chatroom from their webcams.

We were more or less fifteen in the group. Some of them knew each other for a long time. And some, like me, met them for the first time. It was all fun and laughter with drinks flowing in. Seeing them smiling and enjoying themselves made me feel good in my decision of attending the party.

I don't know if it was the group's dynamic energy or the alcohol that made me feel comfortable in my skin. I suddenly found myself talking to the people around me, which I don't normally do being a introvert. I kind of remembered how curious I was in my teenager years.

I left the party earlier since I have a seminar to attend to the next day. It was a fun experience being with people who are comfortable in who and what they are. There were people that I jived with and exchange numbers with.

I find moments like this very liberating. Since they don't know who you are there's a certain freedom in expressing what you want to express. Though you won't reveal everything to them, but still, you could show them things that you won't normally show in your usual circle of friends.

So, meeting people from the chat realm proved to be a blast. Now, I am more than excited to meet people from the blogosphere.

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  1. So, meeting people from the chat realm proved to be a blast. Now, I am more than excited to meet people from the blogosphere.

    -- me too!=)

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    1. If only I have the resources, I would love to invite all of you for dinner or party. :D

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  2. I for one am interested in meeting you. =)

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    1. Naku po sir. Mas excited po ako makilala kayo :D

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  3. there are a lot of great people from this realm. i'm sure you'll have fun meeting bloggers. :)

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    1. Yeah I believe so too. Tingin ko iba ang wit and humor ng writers.

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  4. i still don't have the nerve to meet a crowd. i still prefer one-on-one...

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