One of those weekends, with grindr.
After 5 minutes of cuddling, he asked me where i was from. This question is always on everybody's mind every time they hear me started talking. I told him just guess. He guessed "Canada, or The US, or the Philippines" Wrong answers. I said i may have the accent but that was not where i was from. My accent seems to confuse a lot of people and i gave him more hints and he couldn't guessed correctly. I said I came from Indonesia and I studied in International School, that's where i got my accent. To my surprised, he started talking to me in broken Indonesian. I was in shocked. I met a lot of Australian guys who have connection to my country but never met anyone who speak my language. He told me that he used to live there for some time because his dad owned few business and properties in bali then he told me that his dad deals business with XX and I was utterly in shocked. XX is the son of a former president and he did a little bit of business with my dad back then and XX's family is very close to my best friend's. So we were connected somehow. There i was halfway around the world , sleeping with a stranger then we found out that we had somehow a weird twisted connection. Isn't the world small enough?? So i get dressed, but before i left i asked him for a glass of water. I looked around his apartment it was a nice and big place . there are artworks everywhere, litreally hundreds of pieces from paintings to sculptures. He seemed to be a lover and collectors of art. There was one particular handmade wooden toy i eyed on and he told me "Oh yeah that was my favorite, I got it at the auction in London" He told me he was recently single and he used to have half of the artworks and now mostly in the storage or with his ex. So i asked him what he does for a living. I assumed he's in the art industry but he told me that he worked in investment banking. and i asked him don't tell me it's X-The largest IB in Australia. He said Yes. in XX division. I was in double shocked. "How do you know?" i asked. "Just guessing". Then i explained to him that i know some people in X, XX. this is getting to awkward, so gave him a good hug and I left. I seemed to wonder, we are all connected in a way. I believe in six degrees of separations and this is the first time i encountered someone, a total stranger in another country a person that's different race than i cam yet we have a lot of connection. The world is that small. so I left freaked out but amazed on how the universe worked itself out. I wonder if he felt the same thing too. I never seen him online again after that night. He seemed to be a nice and respectful gentleman. It was great one night stand.
|Can you find the "one" in a sea of people?|
The other one was very interesting. we were chatting for almost an hour and we relied on the gps function to reveal how close we are. when my friend went to the bathroom, i saw that this guy was 70 metres away from me. i looked around and there's this guy who fits the profile. I came to approach him and there we were. 2 strangers. one app. one impromptu date. It was kinda awkard at first but we broke the ice. I asked him what he was looking for? he told me he didn't know. He's late 30's something. quite good looking. He told me that he's partnered and he just came out years ago. and he's been in a relationship since. He didn't know what he was looking for but he just kept looking. It was a nice conversations for half an hour. My friend was looking for me. so I ended it and said goodbye. I haven't talked to him after since. I sent him a message once. just a friendly one, he didn't reply. oh well.
I left Bondi beach at 9ish and made my way home. It was a nice weekend. I met two guys and it was something that i could turn my experience into writing. I hope day after day my life would me more and more interesting.