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Quiet Weekend

Work is stressful these days - a lot of things going on, so I'm not even going to talk about it (sigh). Last week was one of those weeks you just want done, finished, finito. I was so happy when the weekend came, but Saturday was a soaker as hurricane Hanna dumped a lot of rain and wind in the area. I actually didn't mind the rain, as I curled on my couch and watched my Sandra Bullock favorite movies.

In the afternoon, I was in high spirits as I collected my mail for the week. I received letters from friends and pen friends. I am so happy whenever I see cute and colorful letters in my mailbox.
I also received really cute surprises in the mail - a miniature fan from Japan, and a "lucky pouch" from S. Korea. Inside the "lucky pouch," there was this traditional Korean drum key chain. I just think the pouch and key chain are so adorable. So while the wind howled and the rain poured, I sat by my desk and wrote letters to my friends. I wrote my heart out.

"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." (Anais Nin)

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  1. Gosh, you still have pen friends? :) When I heard of pen friends I actually think of highschool. I used to have 'penpals' then. One of my best friends was a well-loved penpal. But we actually met first in a highschool convention. Coz there was no internet yet hence the snailmails. We were a ship ride away from each other.

    The mention of hurricane gave me mixed emotions. Fear and excitement. You know,I miss the rain. Heehee. Btw, I super like that stuff from Korea. =)

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  2. Hi Wits, I've been writing letters to penpals since sixth grade. Some of them I've been writing to for more than 20 years. Every time I get a letter, it really brightens my day. I love e-mails, but I love snailmails better.

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  3. awwww, go kayni!
    i still have to write soooo many letters, and i'm glad i have my desk now. this post reminds me i have to get back to writing pronto. :)

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  4. i love getting snail mail too. there's this undefinable feeling of being loved and remembered no?

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  5. cuuuute! reminds me of my pen pal years. I used to correspond with a Japanese pen friend since 1995. Internet was not common then. Now that internet is common, we only write once a year! During christmas only, yaiks!

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  6. ms firefly, in the past, i used to wait for a number of letters to accumulate then write back. suddenly, i feel like i could write a letter everyday. i'm not too sure what happened. it feels like i drank red bull or something =).

    caryn, oh yes, it is a lovely feeling to see your name on a colorful envelope with art and stickers and all. it is the feeling of being remembered and loved indeed.

    artemis, i agree, with the internet's ability to deliver e-mails so fast, we tend to take writing letters for granted. i don't know, but i am still much more inclined into writing real letters. to me, it's like a form of art.

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  7. the small pouch looks korean too, thanks for the encouraging comment you left at my page, take care

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  8. hi cheryle, yes, the pouch came from korea too. i think they're so cute.

    hay, anytime you need encouragement, i'm here =).

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  9. oh, those are sweet and thoughtful gifts.. japanese and korean littke things are so adorable.. i love them! i always see them because we have lots of korean and japanese kids and they have such adorable things..

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  10. hi toni, next time you see those kids' cute stuffs, could you grab one for me...lol. just kidding. me too, i love cute and adorable things.

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