You've Got Mail!
Yesterday I received this sms:
Rosella: Hi girls. I just wanted to share this with you. Today is one of the happiest days of my life. Dean just asked me to marry him...I accepted his proposal :) Kakasal na ako early 2006! Hehe. No concrete plans yet. I'll keep you all posted!:) mwah!:)
Jill: Wow! I'm so happy for you two! Congrats! Imbitado ba ako sa kasal? :)
Rosella: Ikaw pa! :) Imbitado buong HS barkada natin :)
Jill: What did your parents say? I bet umiyak daddy mo no?
Rosella: Hehehe:) They both cried, but tears of joy naman :)
Jill: Wow! WOW!
Today I received a card printed on scented paper. An invitation, to be more precise. But I have been sworn to secrecy, so this will be the last time I'll be mentioning said invitation. I can tell you if you ask nicely, but then I'd have to kill you.
Tomorrow I'm mailing a Christmas card to my Spanish penpal. We've been writing to each other since high school but sadly, our correspondence stopped around two years ago, because in the age of email and instant messaging, snail mail became obsolete. However, I recently chanced upon a stack of her letters and again experienced the thrill of actually opening, unfolding and perusing a piece of stationery.
For all the convenience that email can bring, nothing can still beat the allure of the printed word. Don't even get me started on love letters :)
So I'm going to reestablish old ties by sending a Christmas card from my part of the world. Besides, it's always good to have friends in all the corners of the world. It will definitely save a lot on lodging in the future :)