The excitement associated with receiving personal correspondence

Apologies for the long absence – real life happened and I didn’t have time to sit down and write until now. At any rate, I’m back!

Remember when people used to write letters? I do. It was particularly special because I was in 4th grade and I left Singapore to move to Long Island. Email services like Juno (which I used), AOL, and Hotmail were just beginning to grow and people still wrote each other letters. My friends and I wrote letters to each other for a while and thought it was perfectly normal.

Flash forward about about 6 or 7 years. I now had a Yahoo! account and eventually got invited into the Gmail beta test. Email was slowly becoming the standard, but the wonder and surprise of receiving letters and cards didn’t really set in until sophomore and junior year of college, when friends started going abroad and Facebook had really sprung into bloom.

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