I have always believed in the theory of six degrees of seperation. That we are never more than 6 connections away from someone we know. In fact, in my experience in is never more than 2 or 3 connections, but maybe I just know a lot of people in a lot of places, who knows!! From Africa to Australia I seem to have met people that in some round about way, know people I know, have been to places I have been or are in fact from the place I’m from. The world gets smaller and smaller every day, in my eyes!
Today I got an email from a girl named Allie. She wrote,
“Dig waaay deep in your memory: March of 2008, when myself and my buddy Heidi ventured in Ireland and came across you and some of your CS friends.
Now currently (you don’t have to dig too deep ^^): I’m at my dorm in Gangneung, Korea, where I am teaching at a college for a semester then heading back to Seoul, and I stumbled across your name on a CS Events Feed. Random? Wacky? Spontaneous? You betcha!”
Love getting messages like this. And I do remember her (be it vaguely) too! I’m looking forward to catching up with her over drinks in Seoul!
A few days ago I was trying to organise a get together in Seoul through Couchsurfing, and a lovely American guy called X emailed me saying that He and his room mate would be heading out in Hongdae and that I should join them. Sadly the plans fell through and we never got to meet. Fast forward 3 days. I am emailing another American guy,Y, on OkCupid seeing if he fancied meeting up and exploring Seoul together. He notices on my profile that I’m a couchsurfer and tells me he too is a Cser and I should look him up. So I do and notice he’s friends with X…and you may have guessed it…X and Y are room-mates and have been friends for years!
There may be 40,000 million people in Korea but it’s still a tiny, tiny place! :D
So, have you ever had a similar experience? Please share!