Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Doppelganger Moments with Kathy

Research says that finding your doppelganger is one in a trillion chance, that's way far from the actual population we have -- more than 7.4 billion people(and counting) living on planet earth according to this site. Although this study is close to impossible, there are few lucky people who beats the odd and find their real-life look-alike.

Adopted from German word Doppelgänger, consisting of two words Doppel meaning double and Gänger which means walker or goer. Literally it means double of a living person. While fiction portrays doppelganger as paranormal phenomenon, today the word is generally use to describe any person who physically resembles to another person.

Unimaginable as it it can be, I have found my real-life doppelganger in workplace. Personally did not notice the resemblance, it was my close friends who first saw Kathy and told me I have a look-alike in other department. Few weeks later I finally met her, who happen to be Filipino as well and realize we're attending the same church. This doppelganger wonder between me and Kathy became more substantial when overtime more and more people are mistakenly identifying me over her and vice versa, both in church and in the office.

To name a few, here are some of the funny and awkward circumstances that other people wrongly identified us:

Church
** One Sunday, one guy called Kathy with my name, where she answered her name to correct him, this name-calling-game happened twice and consistently Kathy gives her name. Baffled, the guy even ask why we look the same.
** Same Sunday, one girl from Children's ministry(where I am volunteering) called Kathy with my name and thought I was her.
** Different occasion, while I am having lunch with mixed group of men and ladies in my small group. I was introduced to a guy, who is puzzled that I am part of CBD group when he recall that I am the one who introduced him to a certain girl whom I don't recognize. After lunch, I immediately message Kathy if she knew that name and confirmed she was part of their group. This confirmed my assumption that she mistakenly identified me with Kathy.

Office
** While road runner team doing the mannequin challenge shoot, we we're reviewing the video and as the camera pan to Kathy, the man beside me commented "Ooh that is the Girlie post, where is she?" I answered, "Uhmm that is Kathy."
** One guy is asking me about blister tape which I agreed to bring to show him in our Tuesday running session. Kathy arrive early and this same guy approach her asking about the tape. Kathy was lost answering about the tape, thankfully one guy corrected she was not Girlie.
** During badminton, one guy approached me telling me he saw pictures of mine travelling with a girl named Cristine(who happen to be his former colleague) whom I am not familiar with. He even showed me the profile pic of the girl, still no recall in my side. That night I message Kathy if she knew some Cristine, Kathy confirmed it was her housemate whom she had travelled with.
** Kathy bump into a colleague whom she greeted "long time no see" but the girl replied she just saw her yesterday in badminton. Kathy has never played badminton during Mondays for long time, I do.
** One girl saw Kathy in 11F after some chit chat she mentioned she thought Kathy sit in 8F because she used to saw her there. Kathy persists she never sit in 8th. Oh yeah because again I do.    

We were teasing we will both wear a name plate next time. Just in case you're still skeptical here's a photo of me and Kathy. By the way the eyeglasses is a give away so you would know who is who :P


  

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