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16.07.2012 | 寫信筆友

[Volume 7 Issue 7, #1477]
未有email, MSN, facebook, whatsapp等等之前, 你係點樣同朋友聯繫嘅呢?? 當然就係靠寫信啦.. 尤其以前喺國外讀書嘅時候, 寫信好似一種生活上嘅功課.. 當時寫幾頁紙嘅信都冇問題, 依家要我用手寫兩行字我都覺手酸!! 講到寫信, 大家以前有冇交過筆友?? 90後啲朋友可能連呢個名詞都未聽過, 筆友?? 網友就有, 哈哈.. 有冇同筆友約會見面?? 係唔係約定胸口插支紅玫瑰做暗號?? 哈哈!! 真係好老土~~ :D
before we have email, MSN, facebook, whatsapp etc, how did you keep in touch with friends?? by writing letters of course.. especially when i was studying overseas last time, writing letters seemed to be a routine of life.. no problem at all for me even writing few pages of words, but now even writing two lines of words my hand started to ache!! talk about letters, have you had any pen-pal last time?? those born after 90s may not have heard this term, pen-pal?? did you mean web-friends?? haha.. so did you meet up with your pen-pal?? agreed to put a red rose on your chest as a signal?? hahaha!! now, that's really very outdated~~ :D
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173 comments:

  1. Good morning, SK, everyone!

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    1. Good morning, Happy~

      Early as usual! Good morning, readers!!

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    2. Good aftermath. sorry late today. busy. now waiting for the boy to come out fr class

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    3. Errr... it's 12:45 mid night here haha woke up so light today LOL

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    1. Good morning, granny TM~~

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    2. Good Morning Yvonne! Happy Monday!

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    3. Hello ppl...
      I am back from my trip and it was damn tiring...

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  3. Writing letters was my chore and no letters to mummy, no money sent to me. I had to write every week like 4 pages minimum.

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    1. That's a wise mommy! Good morning there, T-Man!

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    2. Hahaha, next time I'll set rules to my kids - send me email, reporting from Monday to Sunday, then only I send money to them, kakakak!

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    3. TM, your mummy is really smart. I must learn from her too. No letter no money.

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    4. These days, I type... Use Second Grader (font) so it looks like something handwritten. LOL!!!

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    5. My mum was smart and cunning, no one could cheat her.

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    6. Last time, when I was in boarding school, I sent letters to my parents but stopped when I was in Form 3.

      I changed school in Form 3 and was very unhappy at the new school. But my parents will joke about my letters. I so sad so I stopped writing about my feelings to them from there on. :(

      But I still call them asking for money! LOL

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    7. Yourmom is very wise, TM. next time I also wanna do that . no letter no meney. maybe I should set min words in the letter. one sentence ten sen

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    8. Meow, cannot set like that - one sentence ten cent. Later your kitty will write one sentence, multiple with thousands time.... kekeke~

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    9. TM, come give me your momma's phone number. I want to befriend her. Can learn a lot of tips and trick to handle problematic children, muahahah!

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    10. .out of topic a bit - today the new rm with new design will n distributed.

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    11. Must ask SK help a bit lo to write program to scann the boy's letter must not hv repeated sentence. each sentence must hv at least 5 word else no money will b gi en LOL

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    12. hahaha!! folks, you know what?? after reading this, it makes me feel like we are spamming here, trying to write long sentence with repeated words.. one comment got 0.1 point all going for the score and ranking and prizes, hehehehe!!

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    13. gee you have to write letter and your money only pay you?
      wat happen if the mail got lost or delay in reaching? then annay you everyday makan roti kosong with dhal?

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  4. We used to aim beating each other on the length of the letters. Thank goodness for technology?

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    1. Yes, I had one too... Over 10-20 pages. Sometimes have to pay extra postage - overweight! :(

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    2. So many pages? my letter is around 3-4 pages

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  5. My first pen pal was a Korean when I was 11 years old. I still keep his letter and didn't know what the heck he wrote! Kakakakakakaka

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    1. How do you communicate with him then?

      You should scan his letter and blog about it. Maybe someone can volunteer to translate it :D

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    2. Mine was Uganda, Africa. Still keep the first day covers he sent...and some souvenirs too.

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    3. That Korean wrote in 'ENGLISH' but I was not sure what he was talking, kekekekeke

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    4. I got a Japanese oyaji writing (emails) to me and I can barely decipher what he actually meant to say most times though if it is translated directly to Japanese, then all things cleared up. LOL

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    5. TM, you don't understand Korean's English?? Wakakaka, I can imagine you must be scratching your head trying to understand the letter!

      Please share the content (if you don't mind), I want to scratch my head too :D

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    6. Understandable la if around 11 yrs old they can't write properly.

      there was an exchange student fr Japan came to my secondary school. gosh..he speak English but we had a hard time understand him coz the accent very strong n he talk like..my name is..I am xx yrs old ..I come fr...

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    7. Expected la at that age the English is mostly direct translation from own language.

      I had one US penpal. I don't know what is worse..his English was full of slang . had hard time understanding him. needless to say that penpal didn't last long. LOL

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    8. ur penpal is a HE?
      hahahaha ........

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    9. Wei, SP... what's wrong if is a HE? You think TM only target on girls? Kakakaka

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  6. I'm very lazy to write letters. My composition is no good, my writing skill sucks.

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  7. I had a few pen-pals back then, But I only wrote to my aunt.

    Non of my pen-pals lasted. You got it right, I ditched them :p

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    1. awwww... I am of those that got ditched la ..not by u but by some penpal.

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  8. I can't remember much about the content of the letters I wrote, but one thing I remember clearly was, I wrote to a pen-pal about the school concert performance.

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    1. I told her/him (I can't even remember my pen-pal was a she or he!!) I'll be singing a Paula Abdul's song.

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    2. Then she/he started replying my letter, addressed to Ms Paula Abdul :s and hell no one in the house knows who was Paula Abdul...

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  9. Well, of course we know Paula Abdul, she's so famous back then, but we don't know who was the receiver of the letter.

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    1. My cousin was so curious he ripped of the letter and read it. And everyone began to call me Paula Abdul. Seriously, I hate it.

      I think I discontinued befriending my pen-pal.

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    2. lol! Ms Paula Abdul, you got great taste since young. She is not the judge of American Idol. So cool! Ms Paula Abdul. Wakakakaka!

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    3. aww that must have been awful kena tease like that

      wah Lau eh....so many singers in blogosphere.

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  10. 我啲筆友都冇聯絡咗...真係可惜...

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  11. Last time I also got pen-pal. Got that pen-pal thing going on, where you pay RM3, then tranfer the payment then sometime later, you got addrresses of your prospective pen-pal. What was it called, ah? Anyone remember?

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    1. You paid the Pen Pal Pimp RM3 just for an address!!

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    2. Pen pal pimp?! Wakakaka! I don't remember paying any payment.

      I usually get the name & address in the magazines.

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    3. Nope. I didn't know abt that
      I got mine from Malaysian Post. can put name there for rm2. Now Malaysian post taken over by The Sun

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    4. yes, i remember that but can't recall what is that program called.. basically pay US$1 (that time US$1 is like RM2.50 only), you choose 5 countries where you would like your pen pal to come from, and then they will do the match making and reply you with 3 addresses.. i wrote to a couple of pen pal from HK, Norway etc.. but i think only lasted for a few letters and then the communication stopped..

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  12. I love writing letters. I can write pages and pages of it, but then I stopped because I guess most of my friends were too busy to reply to my mails. huhuhu

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    1. Same here, Lina. kinda slowly stopped when started working. now still hv a handful of my penpal in my fb.

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    2. Meow, you tracked back your penpal in your FB? Wow~ that's great! I've lost contact with mine more than 20 years ago!

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  13. Nowadays, I got blog to write to. hihi

    And I barely answer SMS, e-mails let alone letters. ;p

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    1. How la to answer letters nowadays as all penpal gone. or most hv become fb pal LOL

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  14. haha i do have a pen-pal last time and still keep in touch with her till today :D

    Latest in room8five: Golden Road to London - Dato' Lee Chong Wei

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  15. Good morning, everyone!

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  16. I still write postcards though..

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    1. Last time I seldom write postcard coz feels like there is no privacy.

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    2. well, I don't write much on a postcard..

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  17. those days, they even had aerograms..

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    1. I used this A LOT! :)

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    2. Yes that is much cheaper. I use that too last time

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    3. yes, cheap and I used to squeeze all my writings all over the page.

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  18. I wrote lots of letters to my boyfriends then..

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    1. Boyfriends, plural form XD

      Wah, wenn got a lot of boyfriends~~ :p

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    2. wooo! Wenn so happening! :)

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    3. haha..those were the days..

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  19. not anymore..now just email, sms or call..

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    1. same here . Now the only letter that needs writing or send out is offical letters. Even those are of the minimum.

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    2. true..just fill in those forms and send them.

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  20. my brother used to write a lot to me last time.

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  21. Since SK is talking about writting letters, I had pen-pals, but not lasted long.

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    1. same here. Mine lost contact after started working. Each have own life

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  22. All lost contact in one or two years time.

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  23. Then, my husband and I started our relationship through writting letters one. It was so sweet.

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    1. Wah... sure got romantic love letters when you were sending them to each other.

      How sweet. :)

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    2. One of these days, I must dig out all his letters to me, then blog about it, but I scare my readers will catch a cold.

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    3. as for me, I hv thrown all those letters away.

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  24. I still kept those letters and bookmarks that he sent to me. So lovely.

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  25. I was studying in KL, he was working at Perak. Then we started by writing letter only once a week.

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  26. All the contents in letter were all so sweet and could make me happy to the max.

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  27. We still each other letters until today. I won't allow him to throw my letters. I must go back to check tonight, see whether he has thrown my letters away.

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    1. Why throw. If its me, I also would keep it and once in a while will read it and probably smile and laugh when reading. ;)

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    2. must keep la. But away from the reach of the kids lo :p

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  28. As for now, I still send cards to my Aunty in Australia.

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  29. I have several pen pals during secondary schooling time (know them thru Galaxie magazine, haha so old school :P), but all lost contact already..

    Left one now, we still email each other very often ;)

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    1. I go way back, long before Galaxie...we had Fanfare and in school, we had The Crusader.

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  30. Yes, I met up with my pen pals - those nearer ones, of course.

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    1. got bring red flower to meet up penpal ah so that can recognise? LOL

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  31. Had one in Africa. Of course, I did not get to meet him. He's in the US now. His daughter dropped by my blog and commented in one of my posts...on pen pals and I mentioned him.

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  32. Love meeting my blogger friends...but some, for reasons known only to them, would not want to meet - dunno why. You know why, [SK]? I've never had the chance to meet you...yet.

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    1. I also would love to meet up with fellow bloggers.

      But SK never want to meet me again woh. Maybe I am so boring! huhuhu...

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    2. SK THAMBEE is a very shy person and spoke no more than 10 words with me!!! Phiak! Slapped his head and he uttered more Tamil words out.

      Kakakakaka!

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    3. Anay!

      Ask itu Thambee gather-gather with us lah!

      Drag him with rope if you must! LOL

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    4. What???? SK is a shy person. Didn't know that wo!

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    5. must be SK very shy la. .

      One of these days we must gang up and serang his house

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    6. SK is just like a shy boy, so cute ho!

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    7. SK is a shy person, means Kamala court him, and not he court Kamala one.

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    8. He shy kah? Doesn't look like he's shy leh... Looks quite hamsup one... If I were a lady, I would not want to go and meet him alone...Hehehehehe!!!!

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    9. SK shy shy cat. Hahaha

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  33. Hey, you are born under the penpal era?? hahaha.. as for me, I am one of those who put their names in the papers requesting for pen pals! Indeed you are very right.. i could write for pages to my pen friend and after i sent out, I would be anxiously waiting for the postman to come with the reply a few days later.... those were the days! My faithful pen pal and I still keep in touch through gmail though we never write long letters anymore... it would be a shock if we still do.. hahaa...

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    1. ya put name and address in newpaper. Last time I put at Malaysian Post. Now the paper dah taken over jor.

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  34. At one time I had loads of penpal. nearly everyday also will have letters

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  35. But some after 3-4 letters will be gone. Guess found that we doesnt have anything in common

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  36. while some, after exchange photo straight no more reply :(.....sobs sobs...

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  37. I still remember on obnoxious guy, Terence Tan (die die also remember his name).

    sent me his photo and start bragging say after seeing his photos girls will wanna friend him bla bla bla...

    Ya la in photo he hensem la but with that sort of attitude...

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    1. Is he on Facebook? Can go see...still handsome or not? LOL!!!

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  38. now whatever left of my penpal have gone to be emal or FB friends.

    each also busy and FB is much easier.

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  39. Can;t really recall what we all wrote about . First letter usually intro and 2nd letter about family members... after that don;t know what to write jor.

    For those ngum key one will be exchange photos and talk about school.

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  40. I still remember i have one penpal and we exchange school exam papers as we were in the same year.

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  41. Yes, I did meet up with penpals. I still remember we usually meet up in KL around Kotaraya area.

    There was one penpal who stood me up. Maybe chicken out the last minute.

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  42. Usually when i meet up penpal, i will bring a friend along. What about the rest of you?

    You went alone or with friends?

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  43. But now, don't ask me to write letter. I am too lazy to write.

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  44. I can type lenghty email, but not write a lengthy letter. So weird ho??

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  45. haha well i already did send some letters way back then i send it to my grand parents at america

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  46. but since we are now connected at FaceBook thanks good it'll be less hustle and convenient

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  47. good day sk have a great week a head

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  48. I still remember my pen pal! last time we find ppl to write letter to from magazines! ^_^

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  49. My mother has kept all the love letters my father wrote to her. I wonder how many people would keep "love emails" or "love Tweets" for several decades ...

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    1. We live in a disposable world. Everything, inculding love can be discarded.

      I don't love letters as I saw my boyfriend (now hubby) practically everyday!

      But I have every single card he gave to me! ^^

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  50. wow, so much were written about this topic.

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  51. I had a pen pal once when I was in Form 4. Then I stopped when I was in Form 5 as I needed to prepare for my exam.

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  52. I still keep those stuff that she had sent me.

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  53. I tried to find her in facebook but unsuccessful.

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  54. I even had malaysian pen pals but it was not for long too.

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  55. Those days, I could really write.

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  56. My grandma always asked me to write to my uncle on her behalf when I was still schooling.

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  57. As for now, I hardly write much. Time constrain.

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  58. Goodnight everyone and stay happy!

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  59. when I know nothing about the Internet, we used to write letters to our relatives in order to keep in touch with them

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  60. but we're actually doing the same thing... because our uncles are not so familair with the internet and even they have email addresses, they don't know how to use it LOL that's why they still prefer mails

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  61. yeah.. my mom told it to me several times about their penpal days. she used to compare how better the penpal than the textmate and chatmate is haha

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  62. I never tried penpal but I was able to send love letters to the girl I'm courting before ♥♥♥ hahaha

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  63. my zaman that time already very heng in MSN, so end up I didn't really writes any letters zzz

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  64. letter I write the most is in Karangan or Bahasa English in Primary school or secondary school exams or homeworks lol . . . thanks to the tech improvement :P

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  65. well . . . Some other place might still heng letters writing . . . Terengganu people or what?

    letters nowadays content is typed letter or some bill/invoice XD

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  66. that was very kolot lol!

    I mean when come out meet each other, need to put rose infront of the front pocket :P

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  67. still can talk about snail mail

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  68. I need to send postcards to some of u but I still procrastinate..

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  69. first I need to get the stamps.

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  70. Got already but still lazy to write the addresses.

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  71. actually i hv collected all the supposed addresses already.

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  72. in fact, I had pasted the stamps last night. Wanted to write the addresses but didn't.

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  73. Tonight I must do it.

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  74. So far, I had only sent to two person.

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  75. one in Philippines and one in usa.

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  76. surprisingly..cannot register a postcard.

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  77. so when I send tomorrow, you will only receive it in a few days time.

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  78. I sent by registered post last time and they took a week to reach.

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  79. the best is courier which takes only a day.

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  80. but it's more expensive.

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  81. rm6 for just a letter.

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  82. This post is about letters.... and I received a love letter from the author here, saying I must be considerate and not spam blindly...

    And because he also sent the letters to all the other fans, everyone started to drop by his latest post and spammed endlessly. Pecah record, by 2pm, the comments has reached 200.

    I can't spam there anymore, thus I come here to spam.

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  83. SK leng chai, I think your "words of encouragement" in the love letter this morning has great impact on your fan club. Everyone is in high spirit and full force to spam religiously....

    Seriously, you need to upgrade your program to count the comments. Or inject more AI into your calculation program.

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  84. There's no more room left for me to comment/reply to some fellow bloggers, I would suggest you to remove your own comment in order to have some empty slot, muahahahaha!!!

    Just kidding. I'm desperate, ya know!

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  85. Nobody would notice me here..... leaving me peacefully with my comments. But it's kinda bored too, no interaction with others.

    I really hope somebody or anybody realize I'm here and start the spamming chain XD

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  86. Wow, great! No one ever finds me here, hmpf!!

    Helow, is anyone out there?

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  87. Hello Yvonne!

    SK, I guess Yvonne is missing the activity here. Your blog is something like a morning market now with the limit-up feature. Why morning market? Once the market is closed, there is no more activity - just like your blog currently.

    Some of us then go to the pasar malam for some action. haha...

    And when more of us come to the night market, the ceiling will be met again. Or perhaps this is just a novelty and like all novelties (sann see hung), the momentum will ease off somewhat later on.

    Are you enjoying the peace and quiet? Or are you missing the constant activity?

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  88. Pasar pagi not open this morning...

    SK, why is your pasar pagi still closed??!!

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  89. mana today's post ah? 2 hrs yet to puclish...should add a subscribe your blog by email option so that we will know when your blog publish :P

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  90. ya, it wouldn't be fun anymore if there's limit. Maybe SK should just let us be as long as we comment so that it won't be necessary for us to look back at other posts as there won't be interaction here.

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  91. sorry, i have to comment here as I won't have the time to wait till late in the morning. I have to go to work. And when I finish work, the comments have already reached 200.

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  92. And frankly speaking, I wouldn't like the idea of the D score. Anyway, it's your wish. Happy blogging!

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  93. 以前啲所謂筆友家陣都冇曬聯絡囖。

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    1. 講開有講都好耐冇寫信咗

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  94. Talking about letters, always make me think the dating time between me and my husband, we started by writing letters.

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    1. I really went and dug out those letters a few days ago, but I do not have the courage to read them. I scare I cannot stand those lovey dovey statements again.

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