|My First 'Catalog' of Typefaces... A most beautiful handmade gift!|
|Our Little Type Out Picnic at Marina Barrage! Typewriters basking in the sun :)|
It is the start of the weekend here in Singapore (yippee!), and I thought what better way to start my day than updating this 'minty' blog of mine! I am realising now that I have so much to learn about blogging, and I will need to seek help soon on how to navigate and make use of all the different tools and functions... For example, silly me just realised that I had even neglected to include a title in my first post, yikes! Meanwhile, I thank you for bearing with my extremely elementary skills :)
I was pondering on what my second post should be about, and then it struck me to share on the common reactions I generally get when people learn that I use and collect typewriters... First there is what I term the 'thinking gaze', then usually a smile creeps up on their faces (some openly guffaw at my 'insanity'), and then the incredulous, "Huh? Do people still use the typewriter? Do these things even still work? Why don't you just use a computer?"
However, I must say that more often than not, my machines have become great conversation starters, and I have had young children, to teenagers, right up to the more experienced who have approached me to ask keen questions and share stories, and these always light up my day! I am also always happy to have others 'peck at' my typewriter, though I must admit I often catch myself unintentionally hovering over them, even though I know typewriters are sturdy little things, hee hee...
|'Public Typing' at Seabreez, Mercure Hotel (Correction fluid is a must!)|
|'Public Typing' at Carvers & Co at East Coast Rd|
I use my mechanical marvels for a variety of reasons and these include (but are not limited to)...
Type In/Type Out with Lovely Friends!
|With Ton S. who was here in Singapore! From left to right, Naznin, Elaine, myself and Fudlana!|
|A most enjoyable time (and in beautiful weather too) with |
Fudlana, Aqilah and Elaine, and of course our gorgeous typewriters!
|My Pink ABC at our little Type Out picnic!|
For Capturing & Sharing of My Favourite Quotes
(I have so very many, these are just a few!)
|Kept in my wallet!|
To Journal About Events/Experiences...
|Typecasting from our hotel room in Taiwan!|
|No more complaints about my illegible comments resulting from my awful penmanship!|
Last But Not Least...
For FUN & Games :)
|Favorite evening activity!|
Thank you for hanging around, and I think for the next post, I would like to share about my obsession with typefaces! Have a most wonderful weekend ahead!