People On Facebook™

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying it is improper to have these things on your Facebook™. I mean, who am I to ask you to stop writing whatever you have in mind? I do the same. In fact, I do it all the time. But I'm just wondering, did you ever feel like, "Ergh! Just for once, can you stop?" when you read some of your friends' (or perhaps you might want to call them 'collection' as you don't really know or talk to all of them) status updates?

I don't like putting those who are on my friends list in hide mode. I put them on the list because I wanted to know them. If not directly, then indirectly will suffice. So I can enjoy reading their updates no matter how weird or annoying they are. There's always something to learn, eh? But that's me. You might have a different point of view so you use everything that has been provided by Facebook™; the 'hide' button for instance.

But even with the fact that I purposely prepared myself to read them, there were moments when I felt like banging someone's head against the floor. When they used the same pattern too many times, again and again, you can't help but feel disturbed. Did you feel any of these, at the very least, for once?

1. If I wanted to learn philosophy, I would have taken philosophy classes!
"Life's a journey, not a destination." <-- All the time.

2. If I wanted to learn ideology, I would have taken ideology classes!

"Being single is always better! Oh, I love being single!" <-- Twice a day.

3. If I wanted to know about your feeling, I would have asked you, "How are you feeling?"!

"Ko ingat aku heran sangat ke dengan boyfriend ko tu, hah? Dia bukan hensem mana pun! Ko jer yang menggelabah tak tentu pasal. Die, bitch, die!" <-- Kejap lagi marah orang lain pulak.

4. If I wanted to know about how much money you had spent, I would have asked you, "How much money did you spend?"!
"I just bought a new bra worth RM400, a new pair of shoes worth 579.99, and most importantly, I got my dream Prada handbag worth RM1000++!" <-- Silent mode in the middle of the month.

5. If I wanted to know about your business, I would have told you to count me in!

"Dengan log in Facebook saja saya sudah memperoleh RM2000 dalam masa 2 hari. Tunggu apa lagi? PM saya sekarang!" <-- Next time ayat sama, amount je yang lain.

6. If I wanted to know about your relationship, I would have asked you, "How are things going between you and him/her?"!
"Sampai hati U tuduh I curang, B. I tak pernah buat camtu. Dalam hati I there's only U!" <-- Kenapa tak SMS or call, or post on his wall?

7. If I wanted to know about your weight, I would have asked, "How much do you weigh?"!
"Dulu berat 55kg. Pastu turun 48kg. Pastu naik 60kg. Huhu." <-- Suruh bersenam, tak nak. Pastu hari-hari complain.

8. If I wanted to know how many friend requests you get, I would have asked, "How many friend requests do you get?"!
"Just rejected 1219 friend requests. Sorry, I don't approve strangers." <-- I bet she knows every single friend who's already on the list (4344 altogether).

Like I said, it's not my place to judge anybody and tell them to stop. But as a simple human being, we're not that great to escape from saying 'Enough!". Sometimes, when you keep reading the same thing, you feel tired. And you can't blame people if they start to label you against your way. I talk nonsense all the time on Facebook™ (I really do and I love doing it), and my friends start labeling me 'nonsense'. Can I blame them?

I believe that those on your friends list give colours to your life. Because you have chosen them to be among 'you'.

p/s: And they give you stories to talk about, too. In Malay we call 'mengumpat'. Hohoho.


WZulhilmi January 27, 2011 at 9:59 PM  

if someone like to post 3-4 things in 1 minute. u should create a twitter account. LOL!

Jentayu January 27, 2011 at 10:08 PM  

yup..sometimes I do wanna know, but sometimes it's just too much..hoho~

Igniz January 27, 2011 at 10:29 PM  

wzulhilmi: ha, tu pun satu. kadang2 tu nak jugak komen, tapi belum sempat nak tulis, dah ada status baru. haha.

jentayu: hahaha. ignore jer.

Anonymous January 27, 2011 at 11:12 PM  

Agree with wzulhilmi XD

phyto hystrix January 28, 2011 at 12:46 AM  


Uhuh,colours of life! Facebook is the virtual version of Earth I feel. Some status might bright up our day while some others don't. It's a big impact one might leave on someone else's whole day only through status updates, hopefully mine affect myself and others in positive tones.

But yeah, when I'm down I post statuses only I understand, and later be silent for some time until I'm fine again. Oh how the pattern varies. Haha, don't be bothered! :D

Igniz January 28, 2011 at 2:49 AM  

phyto: hear hear! :D

Suying February 6, 2011 at 12:51 AM  

hahaha~ are those status updates really true?? or did u made dem up?

Igniz February 7, 2011 at 12:56 PM  

suying: they are all true. but of course i change the structures a lil bit. nanti kena saman pulak. kihkih.

aiMo0o February 20, 2011 at 1:06 AM  

and there's this habit of posting wall to wall. Like this one couple, they always post on each other's wall as if they are texting but only this time its for public view.

"syg buat ape tu" him to her.
"tak de pape, u?" her to him.

Like wtf??

Igniz February 20, 2011 at 12:39 PM  

aimooo: hahaha. wall to wall memang disaster kalau dua2 dalam friend list. :P

Fakhrul 'Ayour' Anour February 23, 2011 at 12:40 PM  

Aimooo: I think showing some love occasionally between them for friends' view on FB's wall, for me, do help in securing some trusts & confident for their love affair. But frequently? That's a show off & I tend to get in their way by join in their 'love conversation'. But overall, I rather see FB as a portal to share thoughts & informations rather than a conversation for two or selfish quote!

Igniz: I agree to that! I believe texting (via internet or sms) is not a good way to express your personal feeling/emotion... some sort of having 3rd party wrongly-delivered your words. It's so far different than talking to each other face to face or reading hand-written letter. The least you can do is call, at least the voice will do some confident... though not 100% (if you heard other unrelated sounds as the background).

atiwa March 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM  

ijan: ader aku kesah? ^TM :p

kalo ko bosan ngan status aku, hide lah aku...aku x kesah... tsk2

Igniz March 7, 2011 at 1:45 PM  

atiWa: obviously you're missing the point here. and i did say that i'm not gonna hide anybody. anyway, next time please read it thorughly. haih.

nurzulhusneeishak March 28, 2011 at 5:00 PM  

i hope u dont mind if i share this article with my friends..i love your writing dem much..i wish i can write like yours :)

Igniz March 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM  

nurzulhusnee: okey. jgn lupa credit. kihkihkih. :P

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