I just lurve Orkut.
Why, you may ask. Oh, do, please.
I will tell you anyway.
Well, one of the main reasons is the 'Today's Fortune' message that I get when I log in. Such as:
- 'You will live to a ripe old age'
- ' When winter comes, heaven will rain success on you'
...and, of course, my personal favourite:
-'You and your wife will be very happy in your life together'
I never start my day without consulting Orkut for such useful and practical tips for daily living.
Apart from this, you get to see all sorts of interesting characters, who are out there, baring their souls. My sister swears she has seen one such character's profile, who had entered under his preferred choice of 'Cuisines' -''I have many - mausi ke ladke, mama ke ladkiyan...''- Being a rather generous soul, I am inclined to believe this was just somebody with a unique sense of humour, but my sister rolls her eyes, implying she thinks otherwise from having seen the whole profile.
My good friend Vani was lamenting the strange messages she was getting from various men on the site - until my other good friend Ganju asked me one day 'Who is this Vani friend of yours? She seems very interesting. She has put down that she is married, but also entered Dating as one of her reasons for being on Orkut'. When I suggested to Vani that this might be provide a clue as to why she has been getting propositioned so often, she looked rather confused and slightly embarassed.
Anyway, the point being that there are a lot of fascinatingly strange people out there - such as Vani - who are using Orkut.
Furthermore, Orkut proves that we are clearly a country of good looking, glamorous people. I have personally spotted dozens of men who look exactly like John Abraham and women who look exactly like Aishwarya Rai in their Orkut pictures. I was once tempted to become friends with such a person, who had sent me an invite. Unfortunately, his name on his user profile was something like:
'$-\ _O < ~ Happy Misery'
I had to reluctantly decline his invitation because I was sure that in the event we ever met, I would never be able to pronounce his first name correctly.
The other nice thing about Orkut is that you can demonstrate your feelings about people you admire, by becoming their fan. I have seven fans at last count. How sweet is that! Then I chanced upon my nephew's profile. He has a hundred and four fans.
So if you wanna make fransip with me, you can find me now - on Facebook.