People think I’m a “comedian” in person – all thanks to this blog which you’re reading right at this moment.
The fact is, I’m not.
Throughout the year, I’ve met many new people – well, it’s because I’m already residing in Klang Valley, and everyone seems to be around town.
So if you’ve not met me, you would think of me as a crazily funny dude. For instance, some think I’m a damn pervert – keep talking about boobs. Some would think I’m a chatterbox – can talk probably almost anything under the sun.
Yes, those are possibly the impressions one would think of when coming across this blog.
Alright, back to my initial point, meeting new people – for the first time. It’s certainly a privilege to finally meet the people whom I’ve virtually known for quite some time.
The first ever person I met when I settled down in the big city was Arthur, or also known as Suituapui. He initiated the meet up, I agreed and we met over lunch at Bukit Bintang.
His impression of the real Ken Wooi is (in his own words)… “He’s not as naughty as in his blog – he’s such a polite, soft-spoken and pleasant boy.”
Yeap, such fatherly words.
We bid goodbye and have yet to meet again till today. Nevertheless, the “meeting people” part didn’t end there. In fact, it was just the beginning…
I’ve met more bloggers along the way – during movie screenings, events and food dining sessions. Kuala Lumpur seems to be the liveliest place for bloggers in Malaysia. All the most happening occasions happen here and I’m bound to stumble upon more happening bloggers.
Bloggers like Merryn, a long-time reader of kenwooi.com, was one of the first few who invited me out. All she ever knew was this funny dude from Ipoh. But after meeting up, she realized one thing – that I don’t resemble, personality-wise, the person on my blog.
Whereas for Jun Fook, he was expecting us to be talking about Beyonce’s boobs and more boobs when we met up. But truth to be told, our conversations were pretty casual and simple.
I even had face-to-face comments saying that the person I portray on kenwooi.com is an alter-ego while the real person is a pleasant person. Quite similar to Arthur’s comment.
But, but but but… there is an explanation. Despite portraying a creatively fun, witty and super-silly image on my blog, I personally believe that knowing the true personality of a person in real life takes time. It’s not as simple as getting to know someone and start conversing as though we’ve known each other for ages.
On the other hand, I guess it’s easy to identify the characteristics of bloggers who writes about their life and lifestyle. As for kenwooi.com, the blog entries are largely irrelevant to who I am as an individual. Furthermore, I don’t write on personal matters.
Know what, almost all readers whom I’ve met expected to see a crazy side of me. But hey, if I’m meeting someone for the first time, of course I’ll behave what… right? First impression counts. Cannot simply simply mah. ;)
No, you say? That’s me though.
I know I’ve been posting up funny photos of myself.
This is what you see on my blog. Looks so cool with the explosion behind right? It’s from the Alarms We Take For Granted post and many think it’s hilarious.
But behind the unedited scene, I think I look like an idiot with shades…
But, that’s because NO ONE is around at home. I don’t have to be shy or embarrassed, right? Just set the camera timer, pose and Photoshop later – that’s what I always do.
Here’s another one for Of Skill, Fame and Blogging. Posed with a formal shirt with tie and…
… shorts? Just because I know the part below the waist is not needed at all. Super #FAIL right?
Oh well, anyway – I bumped into a silent reader recently and I asked her… what does she expect me to be in person?
She thought I’d be Goofy. But I’m not. “You look so serious” – she said. In my defense, I was at work and I’m suppose to look professionally serious. Heh.
But nevertheless – your wish is my command. Here I am… as Goofy.
Don’t come close. I bite – I joke you not!