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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Jun 06 2007

My creepy fandom

After our show at the Peacefest, I got a message on my phone from a friend who said he had just seen me on TV. Cool, I thought at the time, there must be a tv crew around here somewhere filming the bands. I’d seen a lot of cameras and assumed some reporters were there.

Then, on Monday night after badminton practice I was walking along Beixin Road when an older fellow, one of a group sitting out in front of a teashop, offered his hand. I shook it and continued walking, thinking: ok, that’s a bit odd. But it happens; every so often I’ll encounter someone on the street, usually some crazy person, who does things like that. Since then, however, I’ve spotted more people smiling and pointing than usual. One guy waved enthusiastically from across a banks of escalators. I thought for sure he was greeting an old friend standing just behind me, but nobody was around me.

Later I found out, after another friend texted me, that PTS is re-airing the TV spot they did on me a while back. I wonder if this is going to become a regular thing they do every so often. If so, they should at least give me a bit of warning so that I can stop wondering if some random slightly famous person is following me around.

Still can’t get anyone to sit next to me on the subway, though. Guess I’m not famous enough for that.

posted by Poagao at 5:15 am  


  1. that’s a great spot. consider me part of your ‘creepy’ fandom.

    Comment by Prince Roy — June 6, 2007 @ 11:40 am

  2. Sorry, but the mention of crazy people reminds me of one time I was standing outside a public toilet waiting for my wife when some old guy, obviously missing a few marbles, pointed at the picture of the foreign couple on the condom machine and asked me if that was me in the picture. Apart from having the same skin colour, the guy in the picture looked nothing like me, of course, but still…

    At least you’re actually getting famous.

    Comment by chriswaugh_bj — June 7, 2007 @ 12:51 am

  3. Oh come on, PR, you’re not all _that_ creepy.

    Comment by Poagao — June 7, 2007 @ 3:35 am

  4. It’s OK, I’ve noticed that many times people would rather stand on the MRT than sit next to me, too. I guess it’s just FOF – Fear of Foreigners.

    Comment by 500cbfan — June 7, 2007 @ 7:28 pm

  5. I saw you one day and wanted to say hi until I remembered–you don’t know me! (and I’ve read your 100 things and respect your personal space and privacy) But I still pointed you out on the TV to those around me–as though you were some sort of acquaintance…Aren’t people weird!?

    Comment by Closet creepy — June 11, 2007 @ 10:34 am

  6. I don’t usually have a problem with people saying hi (unless I’m in a particularly curmudgeonly mood at the time). I was really just kidding about the creepiness. For them most part I’ve found people who do this very friendly and nice. The fact that I’m a bit creeped out is my fault for being such a hermit most of the time.

    Comment by Poagao — June 11, 2007 @ 10:54 am

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