- On April 23, 2008, MeiHui reported in her blog that she had made a new friend named Thermantia, who encouraged her to consider traveling to New York. (Translation)
- On April 24, MeiHui made her first English post in her blog, describing her Thermantia as "a very patient and kind girl" and again mentioning the possibility of traveling to New York.
- In late April MeiHui shared Thermantia's email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- On May 5, 2008 Thermantia responds to some emails, pointing to an encrypted message revealing Theo's mail address.