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18.12.2012 | 一卡心意

[Volume 7 Issue 12, #1632]
距離聖誕仲有一個星期, 大家已經準備就緒大事慶祝狂歡一番未?? 哈哈.. 幾日前去買聖誕卡送俾朋友, 大家有冇發覺其實賀卡呢樣嘢已經買少見少喇?? 過年過節, 你有幾耐冇送過賀卡俾人, 有幾耐冇收過賀卡?? 其實與時並進, 大家都好少可送賀卡啦, 有facebook有whatsapp有SMS, 呢幾個管道送上祝賀更加快捷方便.. 不過我點都覺得一卡在手比較實在, 所以有卡收, 應該係物以稀為貴, 我會覺得好warm, 更加珍而重之㗎.. 所以大家應立即行動, 送卡俾我啦, 哈哈!! :D
[註] 呢篇係因為收到一位博客寄來的聖誕卡而有所啟發嘅.. 多謝晒你張卡!!
it's one week to christmas, are you well prepared to have a big celebration and have great fun?? haha.. went to buy some christmas card few days ago, and have you realized greeting cards are getting rare?? when festive comes, how long have you not sent someone a card, how long have you not received a card?? progressing with time, i would say we rarely send greeting cards, because we have facebook, whatsapp and SMS which seems to be more effective and convenient channels to send out greetings.. anyway, i still think a card is more substance, the rarer the warmer it makes us feel and the more we appreciate right?? so everyone come send me cards, haha!! :D
[note] this post is inspired by the christmas card i received from a blogger.. thank you so much for the card!!
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90 comments:

  1. Good morning SK and everyone. Happy Tuesday. I wish everyone have a good day ahead.
    Remember to eat less and move more. A reminder to myself and everyone who want to stay fit.

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    1. Good morning Hot Mama Yannie! What a good greeting to motivate everyone to stay fit like you! Good! Just post your words of wisdom online here instead of buy cards. It is faster and paperless.

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    2. happy morning yannie and tan sri..
      that is a good one.. eat less and move more

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    3. SP, eat less and do more also can la!

      Today I will go for a swimm with my girls. Yesterday I skipped my gym, I felt guilty.

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    4. so nice go for swimming..
      so long that I didn't go for swimming liao..

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    5. yeah, all must eat less and move more like what the hot mama advised!!

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    6. Eat more and need to move extra more!!

      Like starfish SP who is very active at night in the ocean bed after consuming large pot of BKT. And he'll need to work out several times a night to burn the extra calories. LOL~

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  2. Yo! SK, I forget to buy Christmas for HHBC, other bloggers and my fellow friends. I feel guilty now. SK syndrome ma!

    Chi pai cham la! I must go and buy before the postman stop sending my Christmas card.

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    1. STP card is so lovely. He is such a thoughtful friend. No wonder he is always loved by his friends and readers.

      This card is the heart that counts.

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    2. Now you make me ponder, where is the nearest place that I can find some nice Christmas cards.

      I feel truly shameful for forgetting about sending cards. But I do wrap some Christmas gifts for friends.

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    3. It is okay that you don't send cards out. Just wish everyone here will do. It is the thoughts that counts.

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    4. Hot Mama can use the computer and make cards like Anay. It will be faster than going to the shop to buy the cards and post them later.

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    5. Tan Sri it is difference..
      I know we should go for paperless but when someone receive a greeting card is really good..
      My good friends still sending me CNY greeting card..

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    6. oh you received xmas card from STP too?? oh yeah, that was rather a surprise to me too.. hmmmm, i think the best card is of course DIY card, like what Anay has personalized for us.. he just use those nice photos to reflect what he thinks about us, haha!! but of course those cards must only be kept very privately~~

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    7. I like annay's Christmas cards, they reveal the true face of each HHBC, kakakaka!

      Eh, annay, I know your darling Letchumi helped you with the cards because you said you are dummy to technology. You needed her to create your Facebook and Blogger account!

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    8. Letchumi is a very handy wife to Anay. That's why Anay sayang Letchumi so much. Only let her carry souvenirs and shopping loots.

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    9. At least Anay didn't let Letchumi carry his luggage.

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    10. If Anay lets Letchumi carry his luggage, I bet he'll use the excuse that Letchumi wants to carry it for arm workout. LOL

      And because Anay knees cannot handle big, heavy objects. Teeheeeehheeee

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    11. ya we received two cards from him too.


      i stopped sending christmas cards since i stopped woking. last time company gave christmas cards for us to send out to "customers" and of course we being the bad staffs will sapu some and send to our friends kekeke

      Really paiseh...this year i received nearly 10 cards...ya what SK said true....this card sending is a dying practice..


      too late to send hristmas cards...maybe can send CNY cards?

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  3. I used to buy a lot of greeting cards when I was in school! CNY, raya, Christmas, Deepavali.. now that I think back, I must have spent a lot of my pocket money on just cards! Haha.. these days I never send cards anymore when there's FB or whatsapp, because it's too expensive to mail out cards internationally :P

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    1. hahaha back then i think for sure all of us are buying a lot of cards.. now i guess the trend has gone electronic already.. not even need to send e-card, but just a simple greetings on facebook and whatsapp.. quick and convenient, and instantly reach!!

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    2. Same here, I used to buy greeting cards in my teens, when computers were still very new to the (my) world. I took the effort to write nice greeting, exchanged with my friends and sent some to relatives and friends across the country.

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    3. But then, I evolved to use e-cards which is cheaper and hassle free, sending greetings for birthdays, CNY, Hari Raya, Christmas and the rest of the festivals.

      Now, no more e-cards for me and I only post greetings and wishes on friends' and my FB wall.

      Oh ya, I "upgraded" to use sms/whatapps my friends now, gosh, they must be thinking how lazy I am!

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    4. ya back in school i used to buy a lot of cards too.

      really love going to pasar malam looking and selecting CNY cards during those times.

      But tarak tau baca chinese so had to ask friends or the seller to translate.

      I remember during those days...I can string a few rows of CNY cards and or paste them on the wall making decoration. But always after CNY kena scolding coz when take down the cards, the paint on the wall will come out too :(

      Those times Christmas card not very popular for my crowd la. Mostly CNY cards

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  4. Each year I send a few out.. didnt you receive mine? hehehe.. just kidding!

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    1. cheh, you didn't intend to send me a card at all?? how sad~~ :D

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    2. That's not the card I sent leh? The one in the photo! Mine not nice kah? Sobsssss!!!!! Mummy, see that fella so bad one - he thinks my card not nice.... Muahahahahaha!!!!

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  5. Woiii Thambee... I made 6 Christmas cards this year and it was the most obscene and personalized I could ever crack my head. I realized that all the HHBC friends had to hide them in safe places instead of display on the Christmas trees or pin on their office cubicles to show off. Argh!

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    1. that is the best card that I received so far..
      thanks a million annay..

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    2. Anay's DIY Christmas card is so cute. My girls said uncle TM's card has Mickey, Minnie, Donald Duck and Goffy one.

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    3. that is of course the best card we ever have Anay.. of course we must keep them in safe places for it's so precious.. just can't simply expose the card right, else it may not get rare and precious anymore!! :D

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    4. Hehehe, Don't worry, annay, I'll expose the card when my kids are all above 18 years old. Now cannot show mah, so obscene~ My kids would think their mama is crazy over macho men and would ngap all the handsome muscular guys around.

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    5. Anay say like that ah... I think I wanna display my card proudly on my office desk. Let people get a shock! Hahahaha!!!!

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    6. Now sk have competitor already. Anay can also become more creative jor. This anay...quiet quiet....but can come out with boombastic cards lieh....dare not post up in blog else ahem ahemmmmm

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  6. My mother made me draw many greeting cards when I was a kid so that she could send them out. I had to draw like mass production and I remembered that it was a torture then. I was barely 5 years old when I started.

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    1. your mum really know how to fully utilize the manpower..
      so you got any reward being good boy? kekekeke

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    2. Anay, now you remind me to let my girls make Christmas cards. Perhaps, I should let them two do 3 cards each. Then I have six cards already.

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    3. wow, what a smart mom!! hahahaha.. no wonder anay can DIY such nice cards to us huh, he is actually a professional card designer!! ooopss, so unexpected right??

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    4. Aiyoh, annay designed and made all our Christmas cards? I thought he got help from his Letchumi!?

      A smart mom and a smart son~ :D

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    5. then did you imply a dumb wife and a dumb daughter-in-law?? wakaka :D

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    6. thumbd up to anay's mom. really can bring out anay's creativety and hamsapness LOL. Sure all family and freinds LOVE those cards very much hehehe.

      Ahemm....got sample of the greeting cards that you mass produce or not? I think not like those that you have gave us gua?

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  7. I sent cards to only my close friends and relatives. But it seems I have forgotten all about it this year. I just received a Christmas card from SK and it reminded me of my absentmindedness. So no Christmas cards sent this year. I will just wish everyone here a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. I will just send messages through phone and facebook.

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    2. hahahaha, it's just a little token of appreciation for your continuous and relentless support to my blog.. i don't ask for any return, no worries.. :p

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    3. I'm too darn lazy to even go to the post office so don't wait for my cards! LOL

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    4. A few more days to Christmas, I don't think I will send any out also. Very sorry la, I am also getting really lazy to buy cards, write cards, and send cards.

      I will send my greetings through FB, whatapps, SMS and blog.

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    5. me too...same gang with lina...to darn lazy to queue up for buying setem...errr...how much now ah the price of setem to send a card? 60 sens ah?last time was 20 sen only.

      errrr...can i use the excuse say enviromentally friendly so tarak send out cards ? send e greeting enough...:p

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  8. 一卡心意! I like the title of your post today!
    I've just sent and given out X'mas gift to my blogger friends and my bff too.

    Then I realised I forgot to send a X'mas card for my bff at UK. Got to do it quickly.

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    1. My bff from UK and I always exchanging greeting cards on every festive seasons. Once a while she'll send me a postcard as well.

      Even wedding, I prefer to receive the red "saman" card not the virtual one. Hahaha sorry for being so typical Chinese Si Lai. B'cos went your email is full, Internet kaput and where to check your FB status and bla bla bla...

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    2. Since I'll be sending cards to my bff in UK, why don't I send you a card too! What you think?

      Hehehe....Wish you have a nice day!

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    3. yeah, i also quite traditional one because i think those physical card really are more meaningful than those virtual electronic cards, haha!! how nice, you still keep exchanging greeting cards with your BFF huh?? i guess that is something that bond both of you together, and i warn you to quickly send her a xmas card before xmas is over, and don't let this beautiful tradition stop!! hahaha~~ :p

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  9. A sign of the times though it's nice to receive a physical card.

    However, I still think an occasion as significant as a wedding warrants an actual card instead of an online invite.

    Btw, you may want to recheck on STP's blog url.

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    1. hmmm, very true, and i agree with you!! i think wedding invitation should be significant and important enough to have a physical card, afterall, it is most probably just once in a lifetime right?? :)

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  10. Good morning SK and guys!

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    1. Sorry I forgot to inform you that I've received your lovely Xmas card on Saturday =)
      Thanks a bunch!!

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    2. Actually with everything online, I hardly send Xmas/CNY/birthday cards to friends already...

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    3. Last time I used to send cards to my close friends... And whenever I send something to someone, I am expecting him/her to reply and credits to me.. Haha!

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    4. As for what to do during Xmas, I have no idea at all!

      Feel like going shopping outstation but am afraid of the crowds....

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    5. hahaha, that is why i say physical cards are really rare nowadays.. many people will just forward some SMS or special text over whatsapp and facebook.. haha, most probably not initiated by themselves, but just keep on forwarding.. are you one of them?? kekeke~~

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    6. That said SK...

      I kinda like the obscene greeting cards my hubby send or rather whatsapp to me on special occasion. hehehe

      I believe you guys have seen one or two of them? ;p

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  11. honestly I never ever did send any card yet,
    haha my friends were just few blocks away and greeting would be just enough haha

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    1. oh of course.. if your friends are just a few blocks away, it's weird to send them cards also.. just drop by and greet them personally.. :)

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    2. well i consider you as friend how i wish i could send you something:/

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  12. well thanks to facebook i dont have to send greeting card to those aparted friends,and long distance relatives i dont have to call them or something

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    1. facebook is indeed one of the greatest creativity!! see how it connects everyone, especially help us to find our long lost friends too!! amazing~~

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    2. now this conversation reminds me of facebook's chair ad,
      have you watched tahat?

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  13. however there a study here in the philippine that there would be a net traffic during 24 25 and 30 31
    people might have slow connection by this time but still i think it is more practical to use facebook or skype

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    1. very true and not only in philippines alone, i guess it's a global thing.. cos everyone is sending greetings over the network, haha!! i have experienced that before, the sending kept failing and have to retry many times before it succeed..

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  14. i remember it used to be a call and sms traffic
    it was commonly experienced during those times but last year and i guess this year the traffic would be quite loose

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    1. because there are more channels to do that already.. and that infrastructure has been upgraded, so i guess the traffic less more capable of handling such huge surge of volume..

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  15. i wanted to send gifts to all my blogger friends but for a jobless guy like me,
    i want ideal haha
    may be next year?

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    1. hahaha, no problem and we all understand that.. we will ask for expensive gifts when you start to work~~ :D

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    2. haha well, perhaps i should keep my working status a secret then haha

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  16. I agree to you sk,
    most especially if it is personalize greeting cards with a very touching message it would have been a perfect gift,

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    1. oh yeah, i would say the best card i ever received are those DIY cards personalized to every recipients, that we see loads of love and sincerity from the sender..

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  17. have a great day and happy blogging sk,
    god bless you and take the best of care
    happy holidays too

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    1. you too have a great day, and you're preparing to celebrate xmas already??

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  18. 关于寄贺卡,很多人说基于环保理由就不寄了。
    除了少数没有上网的人需要以书信来往之外,
    其他的应该都不会再寄。

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    1. 其實是一種心意.. 說基于环保理由就不寄, 是一個借口喇, 現在很多卡都是環保卡, 用再生紙張製成的嘛.. 書信可以免了, 用電郵方便很多, 但是賀卡的話, 我還是蠻喜歡那種真實感喇..

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  19. Its a matter of preference and Bananaz would think Its the thoughts that counts an sms or email to wish a friend, special friends or biz associates.

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    1. of course every greeting no matter in what style are appreciated.. it's just what would be the one you would want the most.. perhaps Bananaz likes SMS the most, and doesn't like greeting cards at all?? :p

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  20. Those days we have the cards becoz there is no such thing as online or internet and Bananaz is no exception to send cards on every occasion but not now.

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    1. yeah, and time has changed, technology trend has changed too.. people are also moving towards paperless communications already..

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  21. I still have lots of foreign friends who are still sending cards ...

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    1. i would think that's a good tradition to send greeting cards, perhaps it means more significant??

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  22. 都已經有好幾年冇寄賀卡囖,好如果得閑嘅話就去揀張賀卡寄畀你,以表謝意。

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    1. 哈哈, 小弟心領喇, 唔駛破費啦, 我會唔好意思架.. :p

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  23. Can't believe already night and I have yet spam this blog!!!!!!!!

    Leave a footprint first lah... Maybe if tommorrow not too busy and lazy, I'll spam more and back spam also.

    Apa-apa pun, the holiday season approaching! HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Who going off for a week next week? :)

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    1. haiyoh, this Mak Rempit whole day ngap ngap ngap, sure no time to come and spam lah.. yeah, and i guess many people are already in the holiday mood lah, year end around this time many people already "half retired" lah, haha!! but too bad, you are not going anywhere for your annual trip this year huh?? so no souvenirs for me, cheh.. hahaha, just kidding!! :D

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    2. No souvenir from ym adopted kampung this year! LOL

      But I can send you Kacang Goreng Sempalit from my real kampung! Muahaha!!!!

      Petai, you don't want right? ;p

      Durian also dun want. How? xD

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