childhood memories

Old Greeting Cards from Friends 102: Meve's and Lech's Messages

3/18/2014,21 Comments


Welcome to the second release of my Old Greeting Cards Edition! :) So right now, I'm featuring the cards given to me by two of my friends. Their names are Mevelyn and Emelech and we've been friends since Grade 5. Meve's a breath of fresh air to be with. She's the kind of person you can laugh with, mouth-wide-open-gums-exposed. Lech, however, was the grumpy one back then. Lol.

So again, this is where I am keeping these precious old cards. This envelope once housed my school rating card so it's kinda old and torn already.


I have labeled this envelope "Elementary Memories" so that it's easier for me to look for it amid all the chaos inside my room. :)


So what do I have in it? Wanna take a peak? I have already featured the "Pagmamahalan" pocket book written by my friend Dominic in my previous post. It's a cute love story written by a 12-year-old grade school kid. :)


So now, in my possession are three letters/cards from Meve. Her full first name is Mevelyn but it's too long for a nickname so we call her Meve. Or sometimes, I call her by her surname Baluis as my weird way of endearment. :)


I can't remember anymore who drew this Tinkerbell cartoon. Meve is a great artist. She can draw and sketch really well. We used to join art competitions together when we were in grade school and high school. She also has an awesome penmanship.


This is the inside of the card. It's a graduation message for me. :)

I don't know but I feel like our childhood was more awesome even without all those gadgets. We could play in the rain and under the heat of the sun, get our knees scarred, laugh our heads off over some random joke, and tell stories to each other. Technology has, somehow, ruined that kind of childhood. Of course, this is debatable. It always depends on the person.

I'm going to make sure that my future kids will have as much fun (or more) as I had during mine. :)


At the back of the card is a hand-made envelope pasted on it that contains another letter written by Emelech - another friend. It a birthday letter for me! My birthday is in the month of March, which is also the graduation month.


So inside is another letter written in a bond paper. The cover has cute party poppers drawn on the corners.


This is the inside part. I can't even remember complaining about not being part of the honors. -_- I really can't remember. This definitely didn't bring back the memory. Haha.


If you can't read it properly, take a closer look.


If you're wondering why there is a blank after "Your," that's because we were in the middle of a misunderstanding that time. Grade school petty quarrels. I remember getting bullied a lot. Lol. :)


Another birthday letter from Meve. Oh look! She called me a special friend! :) This isn't the whole message just yet. It's only the outer cover.



This is what it looks like if you open it. There's a stationery inside. The letter says:


She mentioned computer! I enrolled in a computer class the summer after the grade school graduation. Guess what? I didn't learn a thing. It was a very boring... er, tutorial? It happened in a computer cafe. I didn't turn up after the second lesson.

It was just a way of hoarding money from computer illiterate grade school students. Why, you ask? Because we were asked to buy books that were completely irrelevant to the topic and they cost thousands! Ugh.


There goes a corny joke. Well, how will I ever forget her name. She's one of my friends. Do you even forget your friends? -_-


Sorry if I didn't translate it to English for you. I just don't feel like doing so. Besides, I can't do another translation anymore. I might need a blood transfusion right after!

I'll be posting the next one tomorrow. If there are any typos, I would like to apologize. :)

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21 comments:

  1. I suggest you also scan those greeting cards so you have a digital documentation and archived copy to save those letters even when disaster strikes.

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion Rochkirstin! Will do! :)

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  2. At least you experienced the old-school kind of greeting cards. Besides, memories are written not scanned.

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  3. I hope i keep those old greeting cards of mine..Jejejej.. I have a bunch of it but i forgot where is it now..

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    1. Haha! It's alright, though. As long as when you receive another one be sure to keep it. :)

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  4. aw its soo cute, you really kept them .. I'm such a careless thats why i don't have the chance to keep mine ..

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    1. Oh it's alright Laarnie. Just make sure to keep the next ones to come. :)

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  5. Woow.. I am amaze of how you keep all those memories. How'd i wish i could find my old letters to be remembered when i grow old. Cutee drawing..

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    1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts Richard! And yes, you're right about the "Goodness I'm so old" thing. Haha! It's okay. Sweet memories. :)

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  6. I think I kept some of my cards from my friends too and its so nice to read them once in awhile

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    1. That's right Leira. Thanks for your comment! :)

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  7. Now I really wanna re-read all of the old notes and letters I still have locked away in a shoebox somewhere. :) It's gonna be fun for sure!

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    1. Real fun MrsC! It's like going back in time. :)

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  8. Looks like Meve has a lot of skills and is also such a sweet kid.

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    1. Yes she does and yes she is Franc! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  9. So sweet! I think I lost all the letters I got from my HS friends. I think my mom throw them away thinking it was just trash.. :(

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    1. Oh that's so sad Irish. Messages from friends are treasures themselves. Next time, be sure to keep them. :)

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  10. I have all my husband's old love letters in an envelope too

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    1. That's so sweet Katherine! Thanks for dropping by! :)

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  11. I also have my shares of old letters and old card given by my higschool friends who are my friends up until now. It's really nice to take them out and read them once in a while. It brings back old memories.

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