Monday, January 30, 2012

The extinction of letter writing and the snail mail... not yet please!

A couple of weeks ago I received a Christmas card from a dear friend... sent by regular mail (snail mail as they call it)... yes, you read it right, sent via regular mail...Of course, I was so happy! I never thought that I would be able to receive that, after all, everything we have today is always instant, just one click, just one touch...sent and received in real time.
     I right away texted my friend and told him I was so touched, that after a few years I was again reading and seeing his handwriting..his nice handwriting by the way...which made me realize how many people are still doing this? Writing and sending mail regularly. I myself is guilty of not doing this anymore... will my pupils be as ecstatic as I was when they received a letter sent through mail? How many of them have love to read a message sent through handwriting? Will letter writing and and sending mail will just be a thing of the past? I hope I will not be able to witness that in my lifetime - the extinction of letter writing and sending mail.
    I do agree by the way that it is really as slow as snail when receiving mails nowadays friend sent it before Christmas of 2011 and I received it 2nd week of January 2012. He even commented that it's quite late, I told him maybe our house is too far away from civilization and that they (the Post office) had a hard time locating my address. Well, with few workers around a post office, and fewer postmasters, receiving mails nowadays is not as fast as before.
    With this, I plan to write letters and send cards through regular mail this year 2012, before this art becomes extinct. Come join me!  =)

P.S. The pictures are of the actual card that I received through snail mail. The stamps will be the first for my new collection of stamps.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

After 48 years....

Finally!!!! after 48 years of trying (and procastinating) I now have my blog account. I wish I will will be able to make this last (more than 48 years!), hehehehhe. Now that I'm already typing this entry, I don't know what to say...when there were a lot that I want to earlier. hahay.... 
I just learned that my birthday this year (feb. 27) was declared a special holiday by Pres. Aquino (,) well, what a relief! There's no pressure, you know what I mean, ;) . 
My first blog entry and definitely not the last.... Blog on!