Chatting - On the Internet, chatting is talking to other people who are using the Internet at the same time you are. Usually, this "talking" is the exchange of typed-in messages requiring one site as the repository for the messages (or "chat site") and a group of users who take part from anywhere on the Internet.
Using Yahoo Messenger, I’ve been chatting with a lot of people lately. Most of them I’ve only recently met online through this blog. Most of them young couples with future plans of starting a new life overseas.
It’s quite refreshing to be able to talk to them. You get to learn about their dreams, their plans, at maging mga hinaing nila sa buhay. And because they're young, para akong nare-rejuvenate. Very infectious ang enthusiasm nila. Nahihirapan man sila sa kalagayan nila ngayon pero di sila sumusuko and they don’t just leave things to chance or luck. Gumagawa sila ng paraan para sa ikabubuti ng kanilang future. Saludo ako sa inyo mga tols.
But much that I’ld like to chat with more people, I’m afraid I’ld have to limit my time engaging in this activity. At the rate this is going I might not have time anymore to practice my Ironman skills. One time I was chatting with 3 different people all at the same time and we chatted until past midnight. Groggy na ako kinabukasan. So apologies to those who I might not be able to entertain in the future.
But you know what? I found a very important lesson in life about chatting. It’s a lesson in communication. You know how sometimes we talk to people who like to monopolize and hi-jack conversations? Gusto mong magsalita pero hindi ka makasingit, di ba? At least sa chatting, you learn to take turns talking. Now, if only people converse the same way they chat online... Maybe, that would make us understand each other more, and the world will be a better place because of that. I also wonder if you have a nagging wife or husband, ano kaya kung sabihin mo sa kanya, “honey, buksan mo na lang ang Yahoo Messenger mo, mag-chat na lang tayo!”.