My cousin introduced me to Omegle last night.
But FIRST. What is Omegle?
Omegle is an online chat website that allows users to communicate with strangers without registering. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the handles “You” and “Stranger”. (source: wikipedia)
Omegle is actually very interesting, because compared to most chat rooms, it’s just you and someone labelled stranger. You can choose to leave any time you like and if you begin feeling uncomfortable with whoever you’re chatting with, and they can do the same. I’m sure everyone has an idea of what a chat room is like, because I don’t want to waste my time discussing how it works.
When I chat, I try not to take everything so seriously. I hate the “hi, asl” thing and apparently most people do. So, along with my cousin who is also named Patricia, we ended up starting really strange conversations, pretending to be unicorns from unicornland, penguins in antartica, or just being really really really major trolls. Like I said, nothing serious.
First person who actually sounded cool and didn’t leave the chatroom when we told them some random thing was this guy who started off with saying “‘sup?” and we responded by saying “hi” and he asked “dude or duddette?‘ and i said “duddette. 🙂” and he was really cool. He was like, “Oh hi duddette!” and I said “So, are you a dude, dude?” and he said yes. then before we could continue the conversation, my cousin accidentally clicked the mouse and ended the conversation. Which was bad because he sounded really cool. But it did give us hope that somewhere out there, there were people like us.
So we tried again.
After even more run ins with horny teenagers which we evaded by telling them we cannot have sex because we are unicorns in search for virgins, after which they proceeded to leave, we bumped into a 25 year old Brit named Arthur who was taking up Marine Biology. First thing we said to him was “please don’t be a horny teenager” and he said “Don’t worry, I’m not. My name is Arthur, it’s a pleasure to meet you” and with that we began our conversation. I asked if he finally found his sword, and he told me he was still working on it. (King Arthur) It was an interesting conversation considering how polite he was and how “gentlemanly” his questions and answers were. Besides taking up Marine Biology, he also works at a radio station, which was intriguing because I have always wanted to work as a DJ for Killerbee, but they only wanted me for the morning because my voice was too high pitched and “perky” for the evening shift. After talking about college and tumblr, he told me to give him 2 seconds and we magically got disconnected because of a technical error. He was nice. Strange and quiet, but nice.
The next person I met was this guy below. I just wanted to post it because I had so much fun with this guy or girl. I mean, this is how I am. I say random things and wait to be surprised by whoever is on the other end.
I guess he/she was looking for something else. But I had a blast being surprised by the replies. 🙂
I bumped into a few ASIANS.
The first is from Taiwan, but moved to Australia for school. Her name is Maggie and she was really nice. She told me she wanted to be a nurse and asked me about what nursing is like because I told her it was my pre-med. 🙂 She told me she was extremely shy and had to overcome that first before she even expected to become a good nurse. I told her that nursing will help her with her shyness and will teach her how to talk to people especially to her patients therapeutically. She asked me if nursing was hard, and I told her all things in life have some level of difficulty but if she really really really wanted it, then it wouldn’t matter because it would be worth it. The conversation ended early because of the time difference and she had school the next day. She asked for my facebook and added me and I guess we have Asian pride, because we talked about Being Asian a bit and how Awesome we are (ASIAN ftw!)
Next Asian I bumped into was Jake. We discussed school mostly and he asked me about Medicine because he plans on proceeding to Med school after college. He is majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology and wants to become a neurologist. I told him we were living the Asian dream. haha.
I got into a chat with this girl who talked to me about this guy she liked but was too afraid to talk to because he already had a girlfriend. So I told her about me and Elmer and how we started out and how I always had this gigantic crush on him and started talking to him and we became friends ’til it got to a point where his having a girlfriend was no longer an issue because we were both in relationships and how our friendship was enough at that point in time, but evolved into something else after being together on a daily basis. I told her I talked to him about random things, which he liked extremely and I always had the uncanny ability to surprise him with the things that came out of my mouth and the things I was willing to do and try just because I thought it was fun. She was surprised it worked and she told me she was extremely shy and that is difficult for her because of different cultures. So I asked her what culture and this is what she said:
I couldn’t stop laughing because we were both from the Philippines and all this time, we both thought the person we were talking to was from America! 🙂
I got into a debate on the possibility of either Creation or Evolution with a 20 year old who spoke to me about DNA replication, translation and Protein folding, about the Bacterial Flagella and Darwinism and the genetic code. Admittedly, I felt stupid. Considering we took all that up in Biochem, what he was talking about was on a whole different level and I could not relate. He was very nice about it and apologized if he seemed rude. I proposed the Prime Mover theory which incorporates both Evolution and Creation. When he asked what I though Evolution could not explain the only thing that came into mind was “THE BEGINNING”.
The last person I talked to was a 27 year old “gardener” (more like landscaper) from Belgium who talked to me about the guy he was previously chatting with who had to go because his wife caught him on Omegle and she was throwing things around because she thought Omegle was a gay site. After a while, we talked about the Philippines and I mentioned that we call the girls with the retired foreigners “ISLAND SOUVENIRS” and he found this hilarious. Apparently, there is a reality TV show in Belgium called Exotic Love which is about the relationship of Dutch men with Filipina women. He asked me why women in the Philippines, have to go for older men when there are some who are really beautiful, I told him about what the women here go through and that they see these men as opportunities to leave the country or opportunities to be taken care off. 🙂 Then after a few exchanges he said:
And he did. He intended to stay for 15 more minutes but it was longer and we talked about travelling and medicine, and music. Apparently, we both have the same tastes in music which is funny. He told me he had a beard and told me not to disconnect because most girls leave when they find out he has a beard, I asked him if he had a lumberjack beard, and he showed me a photo, and IT WAS A LUMBERJACK beard! hahaha! After he professed the possibility of falling in love with me, I told him I was with Elmer and said Goodbye, then disconnected.
I have not been on Omegle since because I get tired of the bantering but it was refereshing to meet a lot of young, fresh intelligent minds. It’s nice to pretend to be a unicorn sometimes and it’s nice to say random things to people and realize you aren’t so weird after all 🙂
SO WHERE DID I GET THE TIME TO DO ALL THIS? HAHAHA! I DO NOT KNOW.