Headlines for Monday:
- Mom's trip 09:19
- The joy of paper 12:51
- I need pictures 14:43
- 30-day challenges: Touch three times 21:00
- Voicemail 21:30
|A||X||Write card : Richard S. Hockett (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Gina S. Mapua (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Geetha Nicodemus (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Syed Zia ur Rahman (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Debbie Ulanday (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Antoo Valookaran (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Alain Londes (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Tony Cortes (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card for Frank and Celly Adamo : Frank S. Adamo (2005.08.29 social toast)|
|B||X||Write card : Antonio N. Figueroa (2005.08.29 social)|
|A||X||Print contact sheet and slip it into all cards|
|A||X||Buy 3 stamps for Canada, 2 stamps for USA|
|A||X||Drop cards off in mail|
|A||X||Remind Joey and Veronica about bio and abstract (iml)|
|A||C||Upload Ian Graham's workshop bio and abstract - NM, Alvin did it : E-Mail from Ian Graham (2005.08.29 iml)|
|B||X||Reply about planner : E-Mail from Janette Toral (2005.08.29 social)|
|B||X||Reply about startup : E-Mail from Travis B. Hartwell (2005.08.29 social)|
|B||C||Reply to memories =) : E-Mail from Dominique Cimafranca (2005.08.29 social)|
1. Mom's trip
E-Mail from Harvey Chua
2. The joy of paper
I sifted through racks of stationery at bookstores and convenience stores to pick several more for my collection. Four blue-and-green-tinged sheets shaped like leaves are perfect for writing about fall. Cream stationery with classic gold-embossed angels are just right for writing to the people who have done extremely wonderful things. A card with a quotation about eloquence captures my sentiment after the Toastmasters convention, and a birthday card featuring an annoyed cat reminded me so much of Neko that I can hardly wait to send it to my mom for her birthday.
With the awesome collection of gel pens my mom gave me, I can match each card to just the right color of ink. I want to buy a colored-ink set for glass or fountain pens, having discovered the joy of glass pens through fellow enthusiast Charo Nuguid. With the right pens and cards, writing thank-you notes becomes such a pleasure.
3. I need pictures
4. 30-day challenges: Touch three times
I don't have much of a print backlog because I read quickly and regularly, so I'll set myself a different challenge: to touch three people. I will initiate three messages a day.
It's too easy for me to fall into the habit of just reacting to whatever mail I get, writing only when I receive a note (and sometimes not even then). I want to change that. I want to proactively reach out.
I'm learning that I don't have to rush through my schoolwork or my research, and that the time I take to enjoy people's company will be worth far more in the end.
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