Dec 5, 2008

On e-friends, proximity and award!

There has been mixed opinions on e-friendship. Some feel that online friends will never be genuine since they portray a completely different aspect of their characters when hiding behind an ID; in effect giving rise to deceptions. Some say that internet friendships helps introverts find an outlet. Some thrive on the net. No, make that many. Some have gained life partners over the web and some have lost their lives too, trusting their e-friends. E-friendship is a debatable topic.
It is true that I am personally quite wary of people I bump on the net. Since I cannot have an eye contact with them and cant examine their body language, I am not sure of what lurks behind those words that have been typed. I guess with age, we are mature enough to be careful and guess the intentions of a stranger but its the young teenagers and adolescents who are more prone to get misled.
An yet, ironically, I have found some gem of people through the net. One of them is Monika.
So, all I can say, Monika, is a big Thanks from the bottom of my heart cos you are one of the many who made me believe that net friends are genuine and for keeps! Thanks for this award.

This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness
in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These
kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or
self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut,
even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these
writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and
include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

And now, time to pass it on. I pass on the award to
Couch Papaya
Yes, I have taken the liberty to add 1 more. ( I am known for writing extra from my childhood days ;) I used up maximum supplementary sheets, bindaas!)

These are some of the people I met on the net and who have become good friends offline too!
Thanks dear friends for restoring my faith! Time to cut the ribbons and propogate friendship!


Smita December 6, 2008 at 5:42 PM  

You know my views on is a catch 22 situation. I have burned my fingers and I have even found lovely friends, friends for life.

Thanks for the lovely award...

Jane Turley December 7, 2008 at 3:54 AM  

You are spot on about internet relationships; older folks tend to be wiser and weigh up the pro and cons but young people can't see the bigger picture. Only today I heard from an acquaintenance how her daughter of 17 ran off with a chap she met on-line after only 2 days! She is now the mother of a 9 month old baby at 18yrs; only a few years ago she was a child in long socks. Makes you think how some youngsters are very vunerable to preying adults.

Bouncing-Bubble December 7, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

oooh! thankews for the award.. gotto show this off on my page!

I really never thought I would ever mingle with anyone only on net! but now am proud to have friends here though only few!

Angel's Flight December 8, 2008 at 11:09 AM  

Thaaaaank you sweet heart ! rhomba nandri!!!

And like BB I am going to display this on my page to....and maybe name a few myself!

Just Like That December 8, 2008 at 2:02 PM  

huh? where did my comment disappear to??? I could swear I saw it here too!!!

Anyways,daRRRRling,thank you! :-D Never thought one day so long ago that we would end up like THIS! :-D

WhatsInAName December 8, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

Smita :)
I know that feeling. It happens to all!

Jane :)
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. Gosh! I can only hope that girl lives happily!

Bubbles :)
Thanks to you too; like I said for restoring my faith on e-frends!

Shalini :)
Yenjai ma! You surely deserved it from me... distance does not matter in proximity :)

JLT :)
Hugs to you! Even I never thought so... feels good to have so many good friends now!

suma,  December 9, 2008 at 6:49 AM  

hey tried hard to come up with a witty comment, but those darn words fail you sometimes...

thank you...:) the only thing left is to meet...:)

Oxy December 9, 2008 at 4:09 PM  

Puraskar ke liye dhanyavaad. Tahe dil se shukriya.

When it comes to e-friendship, I guess you, Smi, Ava, me have same opinion.. hai ke nahi? :):) , Ek hi tawe se sabka haath jala hai.

avdi December 9, 2008 at 10:15 PM  

sweetie pie, thanks for the award. i got it by bedazzled too.. i love you too honey, though i have not seen your face. its wholly immaterial, i know you are a good person.

Mama - Mia December 11, 2008 at 4:16 PM  


you win some, you lose some! just like everything else in life, same goes for internet friendships!

:D and i have had "internet" friebds doing some incredibly special things and you were a part of them too! :)

heres hoping for many more!

and the award ofcos totally well deserved!



Smita December 13, 2008 at 8:47 PM  

You are Tagged here

WhatsInAName December 15, 2008 at 10:39 PM  

Suma :)
Yes and to meet for a real time hug :)

Oxy ;)
You are right. Once bitten twice shy!

Ava :)
Gee! I truly feel so so happy on reading your words! You find me good since you are a gem as well!

Abha :)
You are wonderful and people just reciprocate. Why I did not include your name in the list was that you had already received it from Monika. You surely know where you stand in my life and e-life :)

Swati :)

Smita :P
I dont know you!

Anonymous,  December 16, 2008 at 1:37 AM  

Congrats for the award :)

mystiquedew December 19, 2008 at 12:38 PM  

i must be the bad e-friend then..


i never get included any list.. *grumble*


R. Ramesh January 8, 2009 at 10:49 PM  

congrats on the great blog

Suma January 22, 2009 at 1:07 PM  

okay now! the good friend demands a post!

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