Nostalgia: LETTERS

3 Jun

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It’s Thursday and it’s time for Nostalgia moment! Thanks to Sis Rose for creating this stimulating, inspiring, dramatic, gripping, stirring, thrilling, moving, sensational, rousing, exhilarating, electrifying, intoxicating, rip-roaring meme…..:) Kudos to you sis! Anyhow, my entry for this week is LETTERS.

Some of you knew that Greg and I met through a pen pal column. Yes, we’re pen pals! You know the snail mail type of thing….lol! It was October of 2003 when I wrote my first letter to Greg. And he responded a month later. No wonder why it’s called snail mail….it takes like forever to receive each others letter, but we have managed to correspond even if it takes us forever to get the letter.

Internet was a huge thing during that time, but I don’t have enough time to go to an internet cafe and besides I was busy with my feasibility study. I chose to be discreet on my penpal business and told nobody. I decided not to tell anyone during that time because I don’t want to disappoint myself. You know it might not work out.

After 8 months of corresponding each other, Greg finally made a decision to see me in person. To cut the story short, Greg and I met the day before my birthday (08/19). From then on we started building a LOVE relationship.

We get teary-eyed and get choked up every time hubby and I see our letters. These letters are very special and memorable to us.  And it is now placed on a fire-proof envelope….lol! I can’t wait to share and let our daughter read these letters.

We have been married for almost 6 years and until now I still can’t believe that snail mail works for us. It must be a DESTINY!

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20 Responses to “Nostalgia: LETTERS”

  1. Shydub June 3, 2010 at 3:49 PM #

    Yes, it’s destiny indeed that brought you guys together. aguy, tigum mn d i nimu ang email tsang. kami ky email amo, dili ym later part na ang ym nmu.

    Hala no, sus intawn 2003 mura fresh grad pa gyud ka ato tsang, mayra sd ni enter uy ky ug pinoy imu na bana na ambot naa ra sa duha either ikaw mag buhi or siya pero badlongon hehehe

    Makiligsi akesha ana by the time she get a hand of that letters ky im suredaghan mga flowery words. you know basta bf/gf pa impress ever hehehe,. but kamu tsang sweet gyud mo nga magtiayon hadtud ron. Sus kining akoa nga taman ra mn ni sauna. heheh

    Maayo ky imu gibalhin ang nostalgia diri bayot. na hala tiwas sa ko blog diri ky naunsa gipul an ko ug blog. kisses ni akesha tsang, hope she if better now.

  2. chubskulit June 3, 2010 at 3:50 PM #

    Wahhhhh, aparang nung may penpal ako sa saudi, lahat ng letter nakakahon lol. Pinakita ko nga kay John yun before ko sinunog lol.. Tinapon ko na kasi di naman sya nakatuluyan ko.. But I made a compilation of all the emails and snail mail that John sent me when I was still in PI..

    Great choice of entry badingding hehehe..

  3. Lulu June 3, 2010 at 4:04 PM #

    very nice entry mami…. via airmail love affair jud mo ni goryo…

  4. chie wilks June 3, 2010 at 4:17 PM #

    you mentioned about this bfore sis nga penpals mo sa imong hubby dear…sikat kau sauna ang pen pals ba…heheh apil2x sad gani ko ani sauna…i had few pen friends back then kaso puro piniriso.. both of you are really destined to be together sis..who would thought diba? snail mail, as what the name implies dugay kau maabot ang sulat hehee but you made it to saying i dos..

  5. gengen June 3, 2010 at 7:38 PM #

    Kanindot no tigum kami giprint ni hubby ang letters kay sa email man hehehe nia book bound. Oy late ako entry hope you visit.

  6. vernz June 3, 2010 at 8:26 PM #

    awwwww… kahilak man sad ta ani oi. pang Maalaala Man Kaayo ni …. hahahah! penpal diay mu dear… wala pa man ang chat ato no? hahahah….

  7. elc8 June 3, 2010 at 8:55 PM #

    dhemz, makahilak man sab ta nimo oi. :,) bitaw oi, maka-relate ko ninyo. Snail mail sab mi pero mixed emails and akong bana mi-first send ug letter nako. Puhon2x ishare laman ni nako sa Nostalgia. Hay, faet sab imo experience nu, true love gyud mo duha dhay 🙂 Hugs to you!

  8. Mommy Liz June 4, 2010 at 4:09 AM #

    snail mail rocks pala sa inyo ni Greg, mas masarap basahin ang handwritten mails di ba?.

  9. Hyanne June 4, 2010 at 4:17 AM #

    Haist same tayo Ateh mahilig then makipagpen-pal…isang kahon ng sapatos ung sa akin nasa Pinas…kaso hindi ko nakatuluyan mga nakapenpal ko..kundi sa internet kami ngmeet first..hehe

  10. chubskulit June 4, 2010 at 7:58 AM #

    adgitizing but ala ka widget lol..

  11. John June 4, 2010 at 8:13 PM #

    It’s funny to think that both you and Greg are computer savvy and yet you are a product of penpal not chat hehehe.. This is indeed nostalgic.

  12. josie June 4, 2010 at 8:37 PM #

    kakatuwa nmn , lagay mo sa time capsule 🙂

    • josie June 5, 2010 at 8:26 AM #

      hey dhemz, please visit my new site and x-link na din. thanks

  13. Bambie June 4, 2010 at 10:48 PM #

    oh yeah i remember, uso pa ang penpal (at phonepal).. uso din ang bigayan ng loveletters nun.. I love reading letters. Mas nafe-feel mo kasi yung emotion, unlike with reading texts.. Your letters indeed make you nostalgic =) happy weekend

  14. Cecile June 5, 2010 at 7:54 AM #

    old fashioned pala ang communication nyo ni Greg, Dhemz, di mo talaga makakalimutan yan, saka kayo talaga…imagine snail mail eh ang tagal kaya non dumating…

    wala akong entry, naubusan ng pix…maghanap pa sa baul 🙂

  15. charmie June 5, 2010 at 10:23 PM #

    wow, nostagic jud sis, Imagine nakatago jud, ako text pud sa akong textmate sauna hahaha naa pa sa akong roaming na phone.Gosh, ang uban akong gipangkopya unya diay wa japon kadayon hahaha! La sweet ana oi tapos basahon balik murag uyab japon kay lami basahon ang mga romance love letters hehehe,

    Thanks for dropping my blog always sis.. 🙂

  16. Mel Avila Alarilla June 6, 2010 at 2:37 AM #

    First of all, you almost used all kinds of adjectives to describe the nostalgic meme of Rose, pilya ka talaga, lol. I was so touched by this post. I could almost feel the depth of emotions that went through your mind wen you wrote it. Masasabi ngang destiny yung naglapit sa inyo ni Greg. You overcame all trials including the initial hesitation of your family sa pagpapakasal nyo ni Greg. Me gatas ka pa kasi sa labi nuon, hehehe, lol. Now I pray to God that your marriage will last a lifetime and beyond. Just remember that the secret of having a lifetime of successful relationship is to put God in the center of your relationship. Thanks for this most nostalgic and moving post. God bless you all always.

  17. kat June 6, 2010 at 3:33 AM #

    ah kuyawa maka tago ug letters oi, lupigan man ko nyahahaha.

    nice imo entry Dhemz…hehehe

  18. anne June 6, 2010 at 10:30 AM #

    I feel so inlove with you entry girl, haist teary eyed nga eh, my sisters used to do penpals before but it never work out thanks for the visit girl.

  19. Rose June 6, 2010 at 6:44 PM #

    Hello sis, daan ako dito..

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