I use Olark (formerly Hab.la) on my portfolio site. It’s a widget thing that lets you chat with your visitors. My friend Ben invented it, so check it out.
Anyway, some guy just started chatting with me on it. He was also named Hung Truong. Here’s the strangeness that ensued:
webuser5.1128: sup man
me: not much bro
webuser5.1128: where u from?
me: uh, you’re on my portfolio
webuser5.1128: my name is hung truong
webuser5.1128: like seriously though
i search my name in google
and this website came out
me: yeah, cool
do you have a website?
webuser5.1128: nope, but nice webste man
there’s also some hung truongs in the news
me: like one who killed a police officer or something
that’s not me
that’s not you either, right?
me: ok good
me: just checking to make sure
webuser5.1128: i was born in vietnam
are you by any chance vietnamese
me: my name’s vietnamese but i’m actually chinese
my parents lived in vietnam
but i was born in the US
i g2g man nice talking to u dawg
me: yeah you too
webuser5.1128: peace out
[System] (visitor closed chat)