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Reflections, a week before Christmas.

Finally managed to send out the last batch of self-made Christmas Cards. Call me old-fashioned, but I relish the joy of opening the mailbox to see a letter or card specially sent to me. My postal list this year grew a little; as much as I wanted to mail to a larger group of friends, I was unable to retrieve their mailing addresses in time. (perhaps I'll do another consolidation this weekend). Of worthy mention are the cards that I'm sending overseas: my ex in Japan, my Danish friend as well as some flurried gal in Hong Kong. There're another treasured few whom have yet to reply to my mailing address request. I hope they revert soon.

Over the years, I have unfailingly been sending a christmas card to Mr Sim Kok Heng, my form teacher in my upper secondary school days. Mr Sim was an inspiring teacher in more ways than one; he was able to handle a bunch of disinterested students in chemistry by guiding them in the most appropriate manner. He also made an impact on me by these words, that I choose never to forget:

"If your peers do not stand by you, they are not worthy of being your friends."

It may seem like a bigoted statement, but it was really what I needed, at that time, at that juncture of my life.
This year, for the tenth year, he's getting it again.

Seriously, this festive season's a good time to reflect and recollect, and to renew old ties. I've made acquaintances and friends over the years, and some have drifted, like the fallen leaves scattered by the autumn gust. Just last night, I rummanged through my old diaries and filofaxes and retrieved my old email address lists. Did a mass-send, which I deem rude, but I sincerely hope they can understand.

Last but not least, I wish to thank my guardian angel, who's always been that someone to watch over me. I may have suffered a few hard falls from an early childhood, but I am fortunate to have an angel to always be there for me.

Thank you, my guardian angel.
Thank you.

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Merry Christmas in advance!

I used to do alot of Xmas cards.
When i was in secondary school , i compiled my friends addresses, teachers addresses , and sent them Xmas/newyear/CNY/Hari raya cards.

I invested around $150 bucks each year to these. my mum could not understand why when i was already so broke i did all of these...

As the years went by, i realised many had changed address. Numbers changed. people changed.

Reciprocal cards dropped. From 30-40 cards (of my hundreds sent)received , to 10, to 5 , to 3....

My passion dropped, my money dried. And my view of friendship and their length with time changed.

I've since stopped for many years. I wonder if its the $$ i am saving, or its the friends i believe i no longer have.

sorry. 請問 some flurried gal in Hong Kong 是 mc 不 mc 的?

i just owe this.

Thanks for Handmade X'mas Card

Yeah I must agree, it feels good to receive X'mas card from the postal mail again. Becoz of the "e" generation...everything is "e"

Esp handmade one is rather rare nowadays. Thanks once again.
Hope you like the little "creativity" from me too v(^-^)v

Merry X'mas everyone!

Hope Mr Sim is well, wherever he is now.

Merry Xmas Journeyman. =)

self made christmas card for me? no need lah...
but if you insists......


Wow. You still keep in touch with yr secondary school teacher? I am impressed. My secondary school teachers remember me for all the wrong reasons ...chinese teacher especially. Even my brothers all who are younger than me, under her gets to hear the story of my life in her chinese classes...! yeeee.

I have classmates who went back to work in the school...
and I will feel so silly going back to my seconday school.

That's so nice of you to make your own cards for christmas for the people you love.
I struggle attempting to write some.
It's pretty tedious if you have to write alot.

"If your peers do not stand by you, they are not worthy of being your friends."

how far does this carry?
If at the moment of need the person isn't there, but you know if because the person is busy?
there's so many avenues for this statement, but i know exactly where it points at.
I just wonder where the line is drawn.

Cheers to a beautiful festive period.

Re: That's rather sweet.

erm... stand by you refers to people that bothers to understand the decisions that you make and for what you stand for. it's not really about being physically there. =)


Re: That's rather sweet.

Hit the nail on the head. =)
Merry merry christmas.

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