Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Yes! I got snail mail!

I am so happy today because I received a snail mail from my friend in Japan. She was in my class for many years but now she is living in Japan. I love snail mail. They are so not fast. Dad said the fun is always in the waiting. Yah, but I don’t think he really enjoy waiting in traffic jams..he he. Her snail mail from Japan took 5 days to reach me, while mind to her took 14 days. I thought it would take longer. I am glad we have a better snail mail service than in Japan. I mean, snail mail is supposed to be slow, right? Dad said, we have the best snail mail service in the world. A letter to the other side of town will take a week. I think a real snail would’ve reach there first...he he

We used to send each other little hand-made cards and notes when we were together in the same class. We kinda missed that. So while chatting one day we decided it will be fun to do that again and then snail mail them to each other. So, it was back to glue, cutter, colour papers, magazines and then cut cut, chopped chopped and pasted pasted. It was playschool fun, all over again. I took 5 days to complete mind.

Everything about snail mail is slow. I love it. I had never being inside a post-office before. It was really cool. The people working there were slow (no, I am not complaining) and the queues were even slower. I guess they don’t call it snail mail for no good reasons, right? Then we got the envelope WEIGHTED and then we had to buy these colourful little STAMPS so that we can STICK them on the TOP right hand corner of my enormous brown hand-made envelope.

It was such an adventure, snail mail. Children should try it.

by small bright head

12 comments:

mistipurple said...

i can send you crab mail. they will walk sideways to you. take a little faster than the snail, but still.

Two Bright Heads said...

ooi! wearder walk side way or gosten, i think before reach destinasion also become fried curry crab already.

Two Bright Heads said...

u shock me lei. got wake up so early wan mei u?

reanaclaire said...

hey, yr snail mails remind me of my young young days, decades ago already, when the trend is having pen-pals..i used to write long long letters to one particular penpal and vice versa..normally it would come within a week, thank God, the postoffice was just walking distance away.. hehe... yr blog really brings back old but golden memories..

goolypop said...

Pre teen and never stepped foot into a post office before? Aiyayayaya! *slap forehead* But yes, snail mails are da best! But not the bills, or junk mails!

Two Bright Heads said...

u veri old mei? reanaclaire? tot lik u very old lik that. didnt see ur pikcher on ur site also?

Two Bright Heads said...

goolygooly, cannot blame them also lar. got mobile, then can email and chat, sure go to pos opis like big time adventure lor.. to tell the thruth, i also never being inside one. but soon got to go there. collect rm625 from gomen. first time even, collect money from them.... can go sushi oleidi

PureGlutton said...

I still keep some of my precious snail mails from old old days, haha! So personalised, so lovingly written...aaww...they mean so much!

rainbow angeles said...

after kolek rm625, sendlah one snail mail to me... wat?? 30 sen oni oso kenot arr?? :P

Portia said...

i still love snail mail.it is more personal and i love it that way...

irresistible said...

Hehe~ i love snail mail too.. apart from the counter waiting of course.. I love to write to others as much as to wait for the others to reply.. This way, i can imagine what will the other person will write. Kinda fun.

Alice Teh said...

Oh this post reminded me of the good ol' days of pen-pals... I waited patiently for the mailman every Monday to Saturday and usually heaps of them came through. My dad (still with us that time) literally banned me from writing. He took all my letters and God knew what he did to them. But just in case you're wondering, I'm an A-student, so there's no need to be alarmed mar... SIGH...

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