Is it still fun to have a penpal?

@averygirl72 (16656)
Philippines
March 7, 2018 6:36pm CST
Now with cellphones SMS and Facebook I think no one wants to make penpal. When in college I post my home address into Health and Home magazine and I find at least 5 penpals from different parts of the Philippines. Some have good handwriting, some have bad handwriting. But I think it's still cool to receive mails and handwritten notes and sometimes pictures and cards. Do you have a penpal who is a member of mylot?
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@toniganzon (49156)
• Philippines
8 Mar
You are wrong when you said no one wants to have a pen pal. If you have an instagram account and search for the hashtag #penpal, you'd be surprised how many people in this world are still into it. I don't have a pen pal from mylot but I have one from England, from Malaysia, from Indonesia, and within this country.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Mar
That's good to know penpal is still alive. Mylot and forumcoin are good sites where we can speak or talk with other people online and in real time
@toniganzon (49156)
• Philippines
8 Mar
@averygirl72 I still enjoy the traditional pen and paper thing.
@bagarad (11776)
• Paso Robles, California
8 Mar
I had many penpals when I was in high school and college, but I wasn't as busy then as I am now. I did enjoy it as long as those relationships lasted. Now I have myLot to get to know people in other parts of the world.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Mar
Yeah we are not that busy we can do that. Before it was popular but now we have social media and internet it's easier to make friends with strangers
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@bagarad (11776)
• Paso Robles, California
9 Mar
@averygirl72 It's less expensive, too, with postage getting higher every day.
• United States
8 Mar
I have a few penpals in different countries and I met them using my smartphone. Maybe they are called smartpals but they are awesome to have
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Mar
That's really great. Wish I have them too. That's really awesome
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• United States
8 Mar
@averygirl72 I meet most of them on twitter but since joining here, I consider this having penpals the computer version
@sprite1950 (12679)
• Corsham, England
8 Mar
Not now but I used to when I was a child. I remember I had a Japanese penpal called Hideko Sakai and we wrote to each other for years but eventually lost touch. I wonder where she is now as we were both 14 when we started writing to each other.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Mar
That's a nice to know you had a Japanese penpal during your younger years. Maybe you find her in Facebook
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@sprite1950 (12679)
• Corsham, England
8 Mar
@averygirl72 This was back in the 60s so facebook wasn't around then. I think it was done through my school. I do exchange emails with online people from various sites and one are two are on my facebook now but I wouldn't say they were penpals.
@iridion9 (6904)
• Philippines
8 Mar
Inmates do. They are not allowed to access gadgets. So the only way is the snail mail.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Mar
I see. That is true
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• Bridgton, Maine
8 Mar
No, I don't have a penpal who is a member of MyLot. The only time I had a penpal was when I was a kid. My penpal was my grandfather. All these years later, I still have his letters that he wrote to me years ago. I'm glad that I kept them, as he passed away in 2000.
@averygirl72 (16656)
• Philippines
8 Mar
That's really nice to know that you have remembrance from your grandfather by writing each other
@youless (90894)
• Guangzhou, China
9 Mar
I think I prefer to use email to have the communication. Writing a letter is not something I want to do today
@levis2020 (171)
• Philippines
8 Mar
Those were the days. But actually it was exciting to receive letters from a pen pal. I had a few ones in college too. But today, I don't know if people are still into it. The internet and email makes postal mail almost obsolete.