Am I pulling your leg? See for yourself…
First published at FHM Philippines, November 25, 2008 | 02:44PM
While the internet has made the world smaller and simpler than before, it has also made Internet users’ imaginations more boundless and more complex. Identities can easily be created to attain whatever purpose people have in cyberspace. When a person interacts with a total stranger in the web and is asked about his/her own character, there are two things he/she can do: Lie or tell the truth.
I receive many emails and YM pop-ins on a daily basis. Many times I am asked questions concerning specific details about my personal life. I have always felt that every question I get deserves an answer. However, I have made a decision to remain anonymous in cyberspace. At the same time, I cannot bring myself to fabricate replies.
It is so tempting for me to say that I am actually Marilyn Monroe, that my death was faked, and that I volunteered to be cryogenically frozen. Now, I am out of the freezer and I look exactly the same as I was in 1962. But what good will this do? Many people take time out to regularly look at my submissions and attempt to get to know me. The least I can do in return is to give them an idea of who I really am.
What do I do when faced with this predicament? I compromise. I always tell the truth, but I speak in general terms – no specifics, please. I also decline questions that require me to reveal details about my identity.
I actually can talk about anything under the sun. However, I will never be caught revealing my real name, my phone number, my home address, my workplace, my relatives, my friends or any other information that I feel will give my true self away. Obviously, I will never entertain requests for web cams, phone calls, voice chats, and eyeballs.
I find it funny that most people get stumped after learning what my restrictions are. More often than not, they get frustrated and struggle to think of what to ask or say to me. Some people get mad, call me a snob, a fake or think that I am not interested in communicating. Come on, peeps, there is no reason to go nuts. There are actually people (like me) who choose to be secretive. If you’re into revealing secrets on the web, or ASLs are important to you, then I am the wrong person to talk to. No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to squeeze such information out of me. It is all about respecting the other person’s online preferences. Besides, there are so many topics to talk about aside from details concerning my identity. The world does not revolve around my personal life.
Everybody is welcome to email me or pop in my YM whenever I am online. As some of you already know, you will always get a reply. However, keep in mind that there are things I do not wish to divulge – any other topic is fair game.
Let the truth be known that everything about Asian Dyna in cyberworld is real. All that I write and talk about are who I really am in the real world. Although there are limitations in the subjects I talk about, whatever I say is genuine and never invented. The only thing made up about Asian Dyna is her name.