28 December 2007

The Person Behind The Blog

Ed, Edd & Eddy popped up on MSN yesterday to ask about my weight coz he wanted to calculate if I would hit my head on a flying Boeing 744.

He expressed his surprised when I said I was 65kg coz he imagined me to be someone heavier build.

I was like, "I write very FAT meh?"

For someone who is 1.72m tall, 80kg is a bit on the pudgy side liao.

Anyway, the thing is that there are a lot of blogs without a face i.e. without camwhoring pictures. I supposed the main reason or at the very least for myself is the want to keep online and real life separate and I get to decide when and where I allow them to merge.

I don't want to be in the situation where someone points me out in the crowd and go "Hey! You are that JayWalk right?"

No, thank you. I am happily getting lost in the crowd.
Then again, not that I have a lot of readers to begin with but under the Small World Theorem, who knows?

I guess I love the controlled anonymity for the simple fact that it allows me to blog freely without fear of repercussion should I write about someone, be it unfavourably or otherwise.

I don't want to write with a constant nag in my head asking myself if I need to self-censor simply because if readers know the author, they will know the subject which may not be a good thing.

So coming back to my point. What I am trying to say is that similarly for those whose blogs come without a face, I too have a tendency to conjure one up in my head and pin it to that particular blog for the time being until a) a picture of the author shows up or b) I meet the author in person, of which the former would still yield some inaccuracy.

And it's not any image of a person that you pick out of a hat. The image evolves from the person's writing. With a particular writing style, I would imagine a certain "look" for this person and I am sure it is a similar process for everybody else.

So my question of the day is,

If you have not met me before or during the time when you have not me yet, what was the image that you created for me? Who is this person you thought it to be?

See you in the comments section.

Image Credit:

- Voxeros

1. Winter left...
Friday, 28 December 2007 8:49 am
Before I met you, I conjured up this image of you as someone who is very confident of himself and is a very charming person both online and offline.

After I met you, it's exactly how I perceived you to be and also a very cheeky person. muahahahaha.

Forget to add a point, you are someone who is very good in asking questions and getting to know the answers you wished to find out. Sufficient anot? :P

2. barffie left...
Friday, 28 December 2007 9:01 am
My impression of you: Very cheeky indeed Hurhruhrurhruhr. But as a TowKay you give people the more pudgy impression. Understand?

What was your impression of Cowboy? SAY!!!!

3. cowboy left...
Friday, 28 December 2007 9:08 am
barffie - Na beh
My impression of you was... some player with dyed hair and a soul patch. Hhaha.

4. LD left...
Friday, 28 December 2007 10:05 am
my impression: Tall, tanned, looks like a retired coach or something. Go figure. Probably very confident, charming. with a boisterous personality.

5. Kelly left...
Friday, 28 December 2007 11:29 am ::
Tee-Ko Ah Pek! Hehehehe...
Prob I will change my view after I see you in Singapore! hehehe

6. Gary left...
Friday, 28 December 2007 7:15 pm
my first impression of you when you show me your golf course pictures.. wah lao.. look like some uncivilized caveman.. wahhahaha..

but when meet up face to face.. totally different..

7. hitomi left...
Saturday, 29 December 2007 12:06 am
lao uncle lor... cos u talk like uncle... LOL frankly hor, i started reading your blog when you were writing about school days and how u sian cha-bor in the past, so naturally i imagined u to be hansem-hansem cheeko type, esp since i kn yr ex sibeh chio leh. *drool*

8. OLLie left...
Saturday, 29 December 2007 2:14 pm ::
I imagined you to be uber handsome + a little humsup. Oops. hahaha.. Tanned + fit + good genes 'cause your kids look so darn cute la.
Welcome back Jay~ =)))

9. akk left...
Sunday, 30 December 2007 9:42 am
i was thinking hansem tall dark mature man....sniff.....cheated...

10. Old Beng left...
Sunday, 30 December 2007 12:53 pm
Picture in my mind - Matured, outspoken, humorous, friendly, average build and look.
Reality - ?????

11. naeboo left...
Sunday, 30 December 2007 3:37 pm ::
someone who is tall and lanky. taller than the 1.72m u said in this post (disappointing...) and more built than the 65kg u mentioned.

bushy eyebrows, sharp features coz very inquisitive, happy eyes coz humourous and have a jest for life.
abt being anon.. most of it wld be (for me) to have a space where i can talk cock and whatever without having how i look affect how i wld be perceived as a person and as a writer. i don't see how if u like someone's writing, how s/he looks like shld colour ur judgement. if shes fat, ugly and have loopsided boobs, but u like her writing, why shld it matter? i guess, it's also a form of screening for me. to only have only those who like the writing to return. not the ones who's hoping to fawn at pics. meh

12. JayWalk left...
Tuesday, 1 January 2008 1:16 pm :: 
Winter, Barffie, CowBoy, LittleDowager*, Kelly, Gary, hitomi, Ollie, AKK, OldBeng, naeboo : Happy New Year!

Essentially I take humour seriously. I think I born that time, my doctor goo gee goo gee me instead of slap my backside lor.

13. Eddy left...
Wednesday, 2 January 2008 11:57 am
Eh, my impression is a cheeky git who weighs more than 65kg. :P
oh yar hor, I haven't figured out how to calculate if you will langar with the plane.

14. JayWalk left...
Wednesday, 2 January 2008 4:47 pm :: 
Eddy: I try to stay true to who I am i.e. what you read here is what I am in real life. I have personally known of people who are two different people in real and reel life, not that there is anything wrong with it but just not my style.

15. rn left...
Friday, 4 January 2008 1:54 am
you are tagged. (check after 12 on the 4th jan)... don't kill me ;p

16. JayWalk left...
Friday, 4 January 2008 9:24 am :: 
Rational Neurotic: Welcome to your first comment here!

Is this going to be another meme? I shudder to think........

17. rn left...
Saturday, 5 January 2008 1:53 am ::
well.. it's for a good cause... we all tend to be pessimistic mah... haha. First comment meh? I think a very long time ago I commented before. But super long time ago.

18. aloe left...
Saturday, 5 January 2008 4:10 pm
ah beng.... after meeting up, still ah beng..... HAHAHAH!!

19. JayWalk left...
Sunday, 6 January 2008 9:32 am :: 
RN: You got comment before meh? 没有影响 leh...

Ok lah... for you special. I do your meme coz it isn't one of those rehashed ones.

Aloe: Whatever turns you on, baby.....

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