how long do you never write a letter?

China
August 13, 2008 1:42am CST
In the modern age people send mail by internet,it seems like that people ignore post office,we had already instead of writing a letter.Today i write a letter and sent it,but there is a problem,i can't find where sell stamp and envelope,i am puzzle... Before i often write letter,i can buy stamp and envelope in she shope where was next to my school,i like this feeling. what about you?how long do you never write a letter and do you know where should you go when you want to send?
5 people like this
23 responses
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
i always write snail mails. i still write letters and send it through the post office.. well, my boyfriend works outside the country and i want to send him letters. i mean, we do emails, but as what we always say, nothing beats a letter, so even if we email each other, from time to time, i still send him snail mails and developed pictures too!
• China
14 Aug 08
I think every time your boyfriend recevied letter form you he must be happiness,i have a long time never developed pictures,i take the photo by digital camera,i send photoes through email,i think i should developed pictures more
@austere (2816)
• Philippines
14 Aug 08
right.. he really is happy to see the pictures! he loves looking at my pictures, it makes him miss me less. i took pictures through my phone or through my digital camera, but my boyfriend cannot receive emails with attachments, so i just send him developed pictures. i love pictures developed compared to storing them in the computer. developed pictures are available for us to see and visitors too. we just have to put them in the album!
• China
14 Aug 08
How beautiful thing!my last developed pictures were that i am fifteen old,it's too long time that i don't look the developed pictures.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I like to write my friends letters,but i usually just hand it to them personally, not send it in the mail. I do send letters when someone I know is locked up in jail or dt or whatever because that is the only way there is to communicate usually. I have kept all the letters I have ever received. Letters seem to be more personal than emails and other means of communication, so I feel that they are very special.
• China
13 Aug 08
It's a special feeling when you received a letter,i like it!
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Totally. I like it too.
• China
13 Aug 08
Writing a letter shows a special meaning,it's different with receiving a mail,that is normal,it often happen,but a letter is really special,now less people can recevie a letter,if someone recevice one i think it must be a surprise.
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
13 Aug 08
I don't really write letters anymore, except at Christmas time and short thank you notes.
• China
14 Aug 08
I suggest you write one to your friends,it must be a surprise for them.
• China
14 Aug 08
I write thank you note less
• India
13 Aug 08
Hi zhaosonghan, you have started a really nice topic. I can remember last time i wrote a letter was long back - some 10 yrs. Like you, few months back i wrote a letter. When i went to post office, everyone is surprised that i'm there to post a letter. They asked me a lot of funny things - like is that area beyond the internet coverage, whether concerned person is computer illiterate ...etc. That was the last time i wrote a letter and the real reason was that i wanted to write a letter. In any case, that was a funny experience.
• China
13 Aug 08
Yes,someone will glance at you with surprise,and laugh at you,they feel that you are a strange people,haha,i think they must ignore the post office and ignore the original communication,they think that why sent a letter,send a mail by internet is better than that.
• India
13 Aug 08
But U know Zhaosonghan that I really enjoyed as they were surprised. They weren't even prepared to properly receive my letter. But I made sure that they took every care to properly accept it. Anyway, i wrote that letter and successfully posted. The receiver also was so surprised that she called me on phone for few mins she couldn't talk to me. Later on I found that she became so nostalgic. But will I prefer to communicate by writing a letter? Probably not. Life is so fast now. We need to communicate in real time.
@movicont (495)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Well, usually the post office sells stamps, right? But I'm not sure about you for where you live, so I can't say. It's been a while since I've written letters, but I usually write them if I'm making formal inquiries into something. For instance, if it's a letter to a company that needs to look official, I tend to send snail-mail rather than email so that I can be taken seriously.
@_sketch_ (5709)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I actually feel the opposite way. I think that emails are more professional than letters. They get there faster, more convenient. I think that letters are more personal and informal, especially if they are hand-written.
• China
13 Aug 08
hah,you are right,post office sell stamps,i just want to say some shop already don't sell it now.
@lixiaos77 (1030)
• Shijiazhuang, China
14 Aug 08
I study english every day and I try to bear some useful word in mind. I write every word many times every day. I believe it is the best way to bear english. And sometimes I write english articles becouse I want to take several english tests and prepare for them.
• China
14 Aug 08
Now i have the same experience about learning english,bear word...But i think your repsone is not for me,you must have a rest. still thank you for your response
14 Aug 08
I don't think I have written a letter since when I was about 6 years old... That was only because I had found a stamp and didn't want it so I used it and sent it to my auntie who only lives 20 seconds away. Also last year I bought like 400 stamps (They were on offer)so I will not be in any need to go buy some soon. Shoudln't the post office sell stamps? Do you have a post office in your town? Or even a postbox? You know the big red things? hey ahve holes in them. And they eat your leters o.o
• China
14 Aug 08
thank you for responseI found the post office already.
@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
14 Aug 08
here in sweden, the art of writing letters and sending greetings through the regular post is still very practiced. almost all the stores around sells stamps making it easy for people to find and buy stamps for their posts. whenever i need to send some letters, i simply go to the nearest grocery store from home and buy the stamps i needed there. a letter box is just outside the store and it's there where i drop the letter inside a stamped envelope.
• China
14 Aug 08
thank you for your response,i think when i send letter in the post office,the officer must be surprise,because less people send letter.
@Bluepatch (2481)
• Trinidad And Tobago
13 Aug 08
Well, it is a lot easier to send emails but from time to time I do send letters to my sister and brother. Never more than 2 pages and you go to the post office and line up and stick the stamp with your tongue and then drop it in the mailbox. I did that this week.
• China
14 Aug 08
Thank you for your response, today i will go to post office and send letter.
• United States
13 Aug 08
I believe its been about 4 years since I last wrote a letter since I am now more of a email user and so forth.
• China
14 Aug 08
it is so long as me,recently so i write one,it's wonderful feeling
@insulin (2483)
• Philippines
13 Aug 08
Well the last letter I wrote was last two months ago for my friend from germany and yeah I want to write a letter again..:-0 I used to write lots of letters..:-0 But now,I just rarely write letters if it is important so I guess I need to write..:-0 God bless and have a nice day..:-0
• China
14 Aug 08
Writing letter to our friends is really wonderful feeling,all right? thank you for your share
@sumiirajj (1983)
• India
13 Aug 08
I really dont have patience to write a letter.
• China
14 Aug 08
if you have free time you should write one. thank you for response enjoy mylot
• Singapore
13 Aug 08
It must have been a few years ago when I last wrote a letter. My husband and I used to write postcards and letters to each other every day, even though we are on the phone every day too. But as soon as we got married, all the writing stopped. Here, we could buy stamps at an automated machine, so I would still be able to send a letter if I really want to.
• China
14 Aug 08
I think in the modern high-technology society write a letter was reguard as a romantic,it just my mind,it just like that you send flowers to your lover,when recevier get letter,for them it's must be surprise.
• United States
13 Aug 08
I don't write as many letters as I used to. I used to have about four penpals that I wrote to on a regular basis. Now I just have one friend in another country that I write to. I am in touch with this friend on a regular basis on the internet, but we both enjoy writing letters. Her first language is not English. She collects postcards, too, so I love sending those to her. We exchange pictures and other things, too. It is expensive to mail anything other than a letter, but it is well worth it. Writing letters, for me, is more personal. Besides it keeps up my handwriting skills! Letter writing is quickly becoming a lost skill. Not everyone can write an interesting letter anymore. The Post Office is where I get stamps and boxes and larger envelopes if I need them.
• China
14 Aug 08
I used to have one penpal when i was in high school,i wrote letter to her like you,at that time i enjoy it,today i wrote once again,i found the feeling that so long time i never feel.
@palonghorn (5486)
• United States
13 Aug 08
I write letters about twice a month. I live 1600 miles from most of my family and although sending emails is quick and easy, I like to send them pictures from time to time, which I print myself, write a letter or card and mail. Finding stamps is never a problem here, I normally keep some here at home, but you can buy them at the post office and most groceries stores.
• China
14 Aug 08
Today i will buy it,thank you for you response
@Rintis (646)
• India
13 Aug 08
I wrote a letter a month ago to my husband when he went sailing. I usually write letters to my friends and hand them personally. I don't remember when I last posted one. Most of my official letters are via mail as they are faster and cheaper.
• China
13 Aug 08
thank you for response
@hbailla (32)
• Morocco
13 Aug 08
i love reading letters please give me your address and i will send you one am from morocco
• China
13 Aug 08
haha,i will send you soon
@chenmeiyi (973)
• China
13 Aug 08
hi,yes,modern high-technology have almost killed letters and envelopes .i post the last letter on July because there is a paper need to hand in and i don't want to go back to school again,on one part,it is far away from home and also the bus fare is not so cheap,on the other part,the weather is really hot and steamy.so it took about 6 days for the letter to arrive.compared with emails ,they are really time-consuming and inefficient.that's why nowadays people prefer to use emails to take place of letters.but i can tell you where to but stamps,in stationery shop and supermarket,they are still sold.you can send them in post office or just along the street where stands a green post.if not necessary,i choose the fast way f sending emails,but at the same time,even at this text messages poping up days,if my parents have received letters from me in university,they will be happy and excited very much.letters are really a great form to save and we can keep them in the draw.we can take out and read whenever and wherever we feel like.so it also has advantages. take care.
• China
13 Aug 08
i don't know where sell stamps ,don't laugh me.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
13 Aug 08
Yup, we usually don't post letters now; almost everything is through the internet. The only things we need to post are usually greeting cards for the customers (e-cards are not so corporate!), and we get our stamps at the post office. Envelopes - we can get it in any stationery stores, or even the hypermarts.
• China
13 Aug 08
We do all by internet,i feel there is a long distance among peoples.
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
13 Aug 08
Hello,Zhaosonghan! What I remember I had written a letter to one of my friends some fifteen years back and since then I had no chance of writing letters to anybody.these days we are conveying our messages through E mails,SMS and talking direct with the person concerned over phone.it has become more convenient these days to send information from one place to another within seconds.gradually people will forget the art of letter writing.thanx.
• China
13 Aug 08
Once in a way write a letter you will get a better feeling,i feel more emotion in it than mail.