It was Saturday, May 9, the first time Kenzo became acquainted with her new friend, Bella from Bangladesh. They met online on social media website. Kenzo was the one who visited Bella’s profile page first. As usual, Kenzo randomly searched for new matches and visited random profile page, which was Bella’s page. The first thing Kenzo did was checking whether the owner of the page wrote something on his own page. It was the rule Kenzo made to make sure whether the owner of the page she visited did mean to make friend online. She thought that someone had to put some effort by writing about himself in order to attract other people to become friend. One should not just wrote, “I am looking for a friend.” It was just too simple and it was hard for Kenzo to visualize what kind of person that i-am-looking-for-a-friend guy. That was the first rule. It happened that Bella described himself pretty well. That was a plus. The second rule Kenzo applied was checking on his photos. Photos mean more than one photo. Kenzo thought that if the owner put more than one photo from different moments, he was less likely a scammer. And it turned out that Bella put many of his pictures on his profile. Another plus.
At that point, I thought Kenzo would add him as her friend. But I was wrong. Kenzo did not add him. I asked her why, she said that Bella was not the only guy who wrote his page well and put many of his photos. She said, we, the girls, had to be more selective. I was like, “What the hell did this girl think?”, because I knew for sure that Bella was kinda Kenzo’s type. But well, I did not know what’s on her mind so I just let her be.
If you, my dear readers, must know, this social media has this feature that will notify the owner of the page about its visitors. There came Bella, with a message, writing to Kenzo that he was glad that Kenzo had stopped by. He asked Kenzo to get to know each other and become friend. His message was attracting Kenzo because it was very rare to read an “invitation to become friend” along with sentence, “If you do not want to, please don’t mind this message”. That’s why Kenzo thought that his message was very polite and then she decided to give it a try. That was when their friendship began.
Kenzo and Bella kept chatting on the social media website for the first two days. One hour difference between Indonesia and Bangladesh seemed not to be a problem for them. On Sunday, after the Saturday they became acquianted, Kenzo asked Bella his LINE messenger id. Sadly, Bella did not have one. But instead, Bella gave her his whatsapp number. Much better, Kenzo thought. So Kenzo sent a whatsapp message to Bella, guessing his full name. She was thinking about asking Bella directly about his full name because she was going to saved his contact with full name. But then, Kenzo thought that if a stranger asked her her full name, she would definitely not give it to that stranger. Therefore she decided to start a chat with a guessing-name game in order to have his full name. Unexpectedly, Bella asked Kenzo her full name. Oh my. It was an alert for Bella. He said, he usually saved contact with full name. “Is he trying to make something up? It is weird that he has the same habit like me,” Kenzo thought. Kenzo did not give him her name. She kept continuing the guessing game. At the end of the game, with help from Facebook, Kenzo could know what Bella’s full name was. In return, Kenzo sincerely gave him her name and added his Facebook as friend.
On Monday morning, Kenzo read a message from Bella. Out of the blue, Bella asked her preference whether she liked coffee or tea better. At the moment, I saw Kenzo’s face was like confused, speechless, and a little bit surprised. It was understandable because, I remembered, she had done the same thing to her other online acquintance. She, out of the blue, had asked her online acquintace about tea or coffee. I guessed, she had never thought that she would be the one who being asked by stranger about the same question. So, on that Monday morning, Kenzo thought that she and Bella were somehow pretty much similar to each other.
Since Kenzo felt that they had something in common and also she had comfortable chatting with Bella and also she was thinking about checking Bella’s existence, Kenzo decided to start skyping (calling via Skype) with Bella. On Tuesday, Kenzo asked Bella his Skype id and Bella gave her his id. And then, they did the video call. Their video call had gone well, Kenzo thought. But after they did the video call, Bella has never shown up until this day. Yes, today is Wednesday, and Bella has not sent any message to Kenzo since Tuesday, which is yesterday. It is quite worrying for Kenzo because, I can see, Kenzo starts thinking if Bella is not interested in having a nice conversation anymore with her. I can see she is fighting with her own mind right now.
Why does he not send me a message? Is it because of me when skyping? Did he find me not fun and not interesting anymore? No! Maybe he is busy. He said his mother was sick and he was going to have exam. Yes, I think he is busy with his things. Wait.. is he really busy? His last seen on whatsapp was a few minutes ago. Why didn’t he send me a hi or a good-morning message?? Or… maybe he is waiting for me sending a message first? Maybe he is worrying the same thing I worry now? Argh! Why is it so confusing?!
Tsk. Silly Kenzo.