I was looking at some old photos taken back in March. I see a group of people playing games in settler’s cafe, having lots of fun.
Unknown to most people, this group of friends hardly knew each other at the time when the pictures were taken. They knew each other from the forum. They met each other for only a couple of times before that gathering. Yet they seems like close friends. Like friends who know each other for many years.
And this group of people started to hang out more often. They had almost weekly gathering, going to Funan to have WIFI session and follow by dinner and coffee. They started to know each other better. They call themselves the JR gang causes they hang around a thread created to guess JR’s real name. They celebrated each other birthday by giving them a surprise birthday cake during the gathering. They seem to form a friendship that would last forever.
But as they know each other more, problem occurs. Maybe it is because they know each other more, and found each other shortcomings. Arguments within the gangs began to occur one after another. What seems close friends in the beginning now seems to be breaking up. They begin to meet lesser and lesser. They talk bad about each other behind their backs. They started heated arguments in forum one after another over small matters.
Maybe ignorance is bliss. Perhaps if they don’t know each other so well, then all these arguments won’t occur. Maybe they would still be able to sit down at settler’s cafe and play another game of taboo.