Cyber Friendship Turns To Reality

Originally posted in i.ph.

I never used to believe in Cyber or Online Friendship. I find it unsafe and fake. Since I learned chatting years ago, I met so many people online but the friendship never stayed. It was just there when the chat room was still existing. And when it’s gone, they also disappeared.

Until one day, I landed in Kuro. Man that was four years ago!

It was in year 2003, when I registered and that was before I could go to India to meet the parents who are now my in-laws ;-) .

It was in 2004 when I got married. They were happy to hear that I was finally settling down after 5 years of being together.

It was in year 2005 when I got pregnant. Everyone was impatiently waiting for my little one. Everybody wished for my safety delivery. I felt secured and important at that moment. I had gained so many tips from the experienced moms out there. Then I thought of requesting a separate forum called Mom Zone. It’s really fun interacting with other expectant and first time moms online. And being the starter of this forum, I was recognized to become a Moderator. It was rewarding and fulfilling somehow.

It was in year 2006 when I realized, this isn’t cyber friendship anymore. I have gained a lot of knowledge, emotions, friends, etc since I joined this community and even introduced it to some of my close friends, including my mother and betterhalf.

And it was in year 2007 when this so-called cyber friendship finally turned into reality…


I had fun. I really had fun meeting some of them in person. Seems like we’ve known each other for so long. I was keen for a moment. But their smiles and warm welcome made me more comfortable. Kudos to KFG! You’ve made my March 9 memorable!

But of course, there’s more to it! If March 9 was memorable, March 28-29 topped it all! Just for one reason. For one simple reason. After 4 years of exchanging thoughts and advices…

We’ve finally met! M-e-r-c-y. My now official kumare. I had to travel 5 hours to reach her. But there were no questions like what color are you goin’ to wear on that day? Will you be there on time? When I saw her, I knew it was her. No confusions. No questions. Seems like we’ve known each other for a long long time.

And as promised, she came home the next day. Imagine the trouble we had? 5 + 5 hours of traveling from Subic to Pangasinan. 5 + 5 hours of traveling from Pangasinan to Subic.

We’ve shared more secrets. We laughed. To top it all, it’s all worth it.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Blogger since 2007 | Home-based Marketing Assistant | WAHM | Ex-OFW | Music enthusiast | Cactus and Succulent Hobbyist | A 41 y/o mom of two lovely girls sharing her adventures as she walks through motherhood and having to do most things on her own while her Indian national husband works miles away from home.

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4 Comments

  1. 🙂

    it’s really amazing how the internet has made strangers from different places our friends… our confidantes… our constructive critiques… our support system… our source of connection and belonging…

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  2. These friendships were something I didn’t bargain for either when I started blogging. Honestly, I thought I’d just be behind my pc writing and commenting and writing and commenting.

    I was at first comscripted into my first EB. I was afraid I’d shock ’em when they see ole Mrs Grundy in person. A dozen EBs after … theres nothing to it but pleasantness.

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