Monday, April 4, 2011

Long Distance Friendships

click to enlarge... yes, you read correctly. the topic was "babies and boobies".

In 2009, I started blogging so I could document all the things I was making (like greeting cards, graphics, random things, etc) but little did I know that it would allow me to make great friends both locally and internationally!

Last Saturday, I had my first Skype date with friends i've been talking to online for a long time. It was fun trying to identify whose voice was whose and it was great to finally be able to put a voice to the face/picture. :) I was able to meet Nikolett for the first time last year since she also lives in Canada. In about 2.5 months, i'll be able to meet some of my friends who live in Asia when i fly to the Philippines for my 2nd wedding reception! :D

I remember a few years ago, people would get weirded out when you say that you met with someone who you met online but now, people are getting married to people they met online and creating long lasting friendships! I'm glad technology has allowed me to "meet" you guys! *awwwww* :)

What has technology done for you?

Speaking of long distance friends, my dear friend Krissy is celebrating her birthday on April 6th and she's giving away some AWESOME prizes, including a shirt from me! Enter the giveaway HERE!

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MJ {The Honeypie Archives} said...

I too feel like I have made friends through blogging! Some of them are some of my best friends and we are in contact with each other all the time!

yay for technology, glad I have gotten to know you a bit!

나니 said...

I met majority of my CLOSEST friends online as well : D And I love skype! HAHA, I've had some HILARIOUS convos on there : D

Manju said...

Totally LMAO at the topic hahahaha :D sheeshhhhh i cant believe i missed it :( we need another skype date soonish

KyandiiCandy said...

I've met my boyfriend online! wahah and in September is our 5th anniversary =) and congrats to youu and your fiance! when is the big day? =D

Little Miss Tiara said...

yes yes yes manju, you missed a big time! :P so yes we have to plan when is our next skype date

and Kym! It was sooo fun! and random lololol.. and I can't figure out who is who xD with more people joining I bet it'll be even more confusing xD but more fun too... mwahahaah :P

thank goodness for the technology, it's pretty much a magic, no?

RicAdeMus said...

What has technology done for me?

"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic man. Steve Austin will be that man. Better than he was before. Better, stronger, faster."

Technology allowed me to look up that quote just now. =)

I feel the same way you do. It's great to be able to meet such amazing people all over the world. I wouldn't have met any of my blog friends without it.

I have questions about the skype topic, but I think I'll just let it go this time.

ochikeron said...

Hi Kym!

Yes! Great technology! But I still feel weird seeing people who I met online, but sometimes I feel I know them better than seeing them offline. hmm... it depends on people! hahaha

For me, shopping online helps a lot when I know what I want and want to get cheaper ;)

Anyways, good points!!!

Julie said...

I'm in a long distance relationship, so technology is definitely my friend! Especially skype. Also, since I grew up with a parent in the military and I was always moving around, stuff like Facebook has definitely helped me stay it touch with friends. It's awesome, isn't it?

Julie @ Mint & Mellow (Enter my giveaway!)

Roma Agsalud said...

Wow that skype date sounds exciting! :)

Gessyl Enchanted said...

loving the new layout Patty! jk technology helped me find my childhood bestie and of course chidhood crushes and flings. wahahaha

// krissy ♥ said...

I already have a mic so please LET'S DO THIS AGAIN SOOOOON! ♥

Nashe^ said...

Blogging and knowing you guys have opened up a whole new dimension to being online, that's fo sho.

Oh, I don't have that "Conference call" thing you have on the right, that's why I never knew who was speaking! :P

abby | ybba said...

wahhh!? i wasnt invited!? im super jealous now! LOL!

dolce la robyn said...

no wonder nashe was so blur whenever i mentioned "look at the voice bar!!!" aakakkakaka. ok my bad =P

abby, you can totally join us anytime :)

manju, next time you must join. lol. cause we wanna hear how manju sounds like =P

kym, i didn't think i would have made such good friends through blogging too. i started original blog to vent out pre/post exam and life as a medical student in general. cant believe now i'm working as medical professional, i still blog (albeit once in a blue moon).

surely one step at a time, so talk/skype-ing each other, and surely, one day we'll get to see each other and i honestly hope one day we can arrange for blogger buddy meet up :)