Tuesday, August 28, 2007

My 15 Minutes of Fame

Last night I was on the MRT (Taipei subway), headed to Catherine's apartment. She is still getting settled in her new apartment and wanted me to help her with some curtain stuff, so I told her I would come and take a look after work.

The train was packed so I squeezed myself into the car and cranked up my Ipod in order to make the ride a little less unnerving. After a few minutes, I couldn't help noticing a woman looking at me and whispering something to the guy she was with. I chalked it up to being the only white guy on the train therefore a topic of conversation...lol. I pretended I didn't notice and started leafing through my magazine. I glanced up again at the lady; she, along with the man she was with, had made her way over to where I was.

She had a very gentle smile so I pulled the headphone out of my ear and nodded my head to say hello. She looked at me as if she knew me. That's when she said, "Is your name David?" Shocked, I said yes and felt kinda guilty because I had no idea who she was. She proceeded to tell me that when she was doing some research about coming to Taiwan she came across my blog and thought it was great! I was stunned. I was at a loss for words. Before we had much time to talk, we arrived at my stop. I thanked them for checking out the site and told them that made my day. I felt like a million bucks as I made my way to the connecting train.

It's really cool to see that folks are checking out this crazy thing and finding it helpful.


Anyesha said...

Hey there: Just realised that we never mentioned our names. It's Anyesha and it was nice bumping into you on the MRT.

benny said...

Wow such a nice surprise! So random. Congrats!