Oh here's something I've just happened to notice.
Okay... do a little experiment.
Look at your MSN contact list now.
Now think of all the people you know in your list, then think of their age.
Sort them all by age.
What you will notice, or at least what I notice on my own side is that all the people Above 25 in my list have their MSN nicks as their own names... e.g. Sarah, Andrew Lim, Mehlin etc etc.
But the people BELOW 25 have nicks like
"*B@bY_CRUSH85" or "ARCHillies" or "Sl@yer" or something really complicated made up of MSN emoticons.
Similarly, my MSN nick is "Stewie", after "Boss Stewie" which isn't my real name.
So since I spend a lot of my MSN time talking to clients, I decided to adopt a more grown-up MSN nick... "TIMOTHY TIAH".
Yes... that's as grown up as an MSN Nick gets... well unless I had "Mr. Timothy Tiah" which would then give people the impression that I'm 75.
Now I waited to see if anyone took notice or if there was any change in the way people talked to me.
With my colleagues like Michelle here... no difference. She just referred to me as "Boss" so I wasn't gonna get anything exciting out of that.
But you know to the outside people it might matter.
Like before if people msged me on MSN they would say
"OI dude... you there?"
Maybe this time when they see an 'older' MSN nick they might go
"Hello Timothy! Are you there?"
I waited and waited for someone to message me... and I was disappointed with the result. The message I got was
Anyway while pursuing my little experiment I came across a very different result just tonight.
This dude messaged me.
*unicef melvin says: (8:51:09 PM) ehhh
*unicef melvin says: (8:51:14 PM) ur timothy tiah??
Now Melvin here is someone I've never met before but known from the UK. We used to be in the small Malaysian community of Counter-strike players there and we used to play friendly matches on the same team.
That's how stupid online relationships can be. I mean here's a guy who I used to shout at online
"WOI MAHAII GO DEFUSE THE DAMN BOMB LAR YOU CAMP THERE FOR FUX AR?!?"
And he doesn't even know my name.
So anyway I replied him.
Timothy Tiah says: (8:51:54 PM) yes
*unicef melvin says: (8:52:04 PM) ehhh din know man haha
Timothy Tiah says: (8:52:37 PM) then who did u think i was
*unicef melvin says: (8:52:46 PM) the guy who taught me how to CS source
*unicef melvin says: (8:52:48 PM) hahaha
Timothy Tiah says: (8:52:58 PM) ishhh
Timothy Tiah says: (8:53:03 PM) then u know who is timothy tiah?
*unicef melvin says: (8:53:28 PM) ehhh my frens were talking bout ur blog lar
*unicef melvin says: (8:53:34 PM) din know ur timothy tiah
*unicef melvin says: (8:53:41 PM) then u put timothy tiah on ur nick then i know haha
Timothy Tiah says: (8:55:10 PM) hahaha
Timothy Tiah says: (8:55:25 PM) so u never knew all this while that i'm timothy tiah Timothy Tiah says: (8:55:28 PM) even during the uk days
*unicef melvin says: (8:55:36 PM) yeah lar only know by CS nicks mah
*unicef melvin says: (8:55:39 PM) ur stewie
Timothy Tiah says: (8:55:41 PM) ohh
Timothy Tiah says: (8:55:42 PM) haha
*unicef melvin says: (8:55:42 PM) that's all i know
Timothy Tiah says: (8:55:45 PM) so ur friends read my blog ar
*unicef melvin says: (8:55:57 PM) but then again i'm quite detached from the KL population so can't blame me
*unicef melvin says: (8:56:05 PM) aiyah they told me ur big timer in kl lar
Timothy Tiah says: (8:56:24 PM) waht?
Timothy Tiah says: (8:56:24 PM) who say
Timothy Tiah says: (8:56:25 PM) where got
*unicef melvin says: (8:56:49 PM) hahaha quite lar, ur blog so many hits
*unicef melvin says: (8:57:02 PM) aha anyways gotta go out now
*unicef melvin says: (8:57:09 PM) good to know ur name finally ahha
*unicef melvin says: (8:57:10 PM) take care dude
Timothy Tiah says: (8:58:41 PM) okok see u
I wonder how many people I have on my list who don't know me by name.