I am in Blogspot, WordPress, Flickr, Webshots, WAYN (where are you now), Friendster, and Alumni dot com. But is that enought? Apparently not. Because you’re not “in” if you don’t facebook as well.
I don’t want to be in Facebook. I have no strong desire to find out where old acquiantances are. No need to spy old loves. I don’t need facebook.
I was content with Friendster. I post my “personal” photos there. For my friends to see. Friends I met in person. People I went to school with, roomed with, shopped with, drank with. In short people I know. I don’t actively seek out “new” people to call friends.
I don’t have a need for Facebook. Until today. My high school friends and I are on Friendster. Apparently, they also can be found on Facebook. One friend, actually a couple, who I put together – yes my first successful matchmaking attempt – are only on Facebook. I don’t they think they have any interest in signing up with Friendster. After all, who wants to go with a sinking ship, right?
Until today. Until I ask them to email me photos. And they said, go to facebook, we’re there.
I have had invites for Facebook. The same people I call friends on Friendster have pending invites for facebook. I just ignore those emails.
But I want to see my friends, especially this couple. We went to high school together. Back then I was more close to the guy than the gal. I still am I think considering the time and distance. He is the one emailing, not her.
I used to write his love letter to her. My first paying job. I was paid in kind. He would buy me snack at the bakery, bring me some stationery, etc. He would walk me home and the whole way we would be talking about her.
Nothing happened in high school between them, although it was clear to all of us that she liked him too. In those days and in that part of the world, having a boy/girlfriend wasn’t really the “in” thing to do. Yeah I know, we were weird, right?
Fate gave them another chance one day after college when they took the same bus home from Manila. The three-hour ride gave them time to rediscover the friendship. And upon reaching home at about 9 pm, I got a knock on my door. It was him, all excited, telling me about the chance meeting with her. Right there and then, he told me he’s going to give it another shot. I said I thought that he’s already seen what else is out there (college gals he dated), it’s time to really be serious if he truly wanted her.
From that time on, I would get weekly updates on the progress of their relationship. Until they decided to get wed.
His mother knocked on my door one night with his younger sis in tow. She was afraid the lovebirds were rushing to get married. I didn’t think she would be opposed to the union (she is after all not only a beautiful face, she has a DMD after her name too). I thought by coming to me, she was not quite happy. I told her that they were in love since high school and I think they had adequate time to think things out. (I didn’t tell him or her that his mom came to me that night prior to the wedding.)
So now, I got an email that they have three boys and I can see the family photos on facebook. What choice do I have?
I won over MY SPACE. But it seems like there is no winning over facebook.