I think it’s safe to say that being a shy person does not help my desire to accumulate more friends. A close friend of mine (yes you, Kapatid!) even jokes around and says that I’m not shy…just anti-social. Haha..I’m not of course, but just when I’m about to surrender to the idea that I might just be one, the Universe throws some very pleasant surprises my way. These pleasant surprises are in the form of new friends…friends who from the first/early encounters make you feel so comfortable and so welcome that it feels like you’ve known each other for a long time (well, for me anyway). I would like to take this opportunity now to give a shout out to them.
1) “Z” – She’s someone who’s only been with the company for a few months. I’ve never even had a conversation with her. Now last week, as I passed by her desk, I noticed a cute photo of 2 guys as her desktop wallpaper. I didn’t know who they were but I immediately assumed they had something to do with Kpop since I was told she enjoyed listening to it. I was still curious as to who the guys were. On the last day of work before the holiday break we happened to enter the building at the same time and after she said hi I figured it was a good time to ask her my question…and so I did. She laughed and told me they were her 2 favorite members of TVXQ/DBSK–one of the most popular Korean boybands. I swear I heard angels singing hallelujah in my head and all I could think of was, “Yey! Another fellow Kpop/Kdrama addict like me!” And when we both got up to our floor, and after a few minutes of settling down on our desks, we coincidentally met each other in the pantry…and spent about 45 minutes (work? what work?) just releasing the inner fangirl in us! It was awesome! Not bad for a first conversation huh?
2) “M” – I’ve been sharing & swapping stories/emails/pictures/music with her for a few months now. Our common denominator in the beginning? The one who brought us together? Jang Geun Suk. She’s even shared with me her other love, Big Bang–and her influence has pretty much rubbed off on me because after Super Junior, Big Bang is the only other boyband I can name you all the members of. Oh I really enjoy it whenever she drops by my cubicle to share her Big Bang videos (“Go to the S: drive and look for my folder…”). It really is a refreshing way to break the monotony of work.
3) “Kamikazee Girl” – I know you’re reading this and you know you rock. I’ll say it again, YOU ROCK! You with your quirky obsessions with all things Japanese, Jun Matsumoto, Fashion, Jun Matsumoto, Cats, Jun Matsumoto, writing and blogging, Jun Matsumoto, paper and notebooks, Jun Matsumoto, the awesome-ness known as Brandon Boyd…and have I mentioned Jun Matsumoto?! I have learned many great things from you Master! Obi-wan has indeed taught you well. *bows*
It’s really wonderful when you meet people who share the same crazy obsessions as you do…people who are open to sharing themselves, their stories, their time with you. Thank you for being my pleasant surprises! Cheers!