I write, I type, I swype.
“This, is the worst handwriting I have ever seen!… Who is this boy, XYZ?” The teacher waved the exercise book in the air. He looked left, and he looked to the right of the classroom.
XYZ stood up. But the teacher did not see her. ” Where is XYZ?” So the boys at the back pointed towards the girl.
“You? You are XYZ? (His voice softened a bit, but still disapprovingly) You must improve your handwriting. It is like ‘cakar ayam’ (chicken scribblings)!”
XYZ’s handwritings has improved a lot since, after that initial public embarrassment. But that was after many hours, many days of determined practices
Don’t judge a person by one’s handwriting. Bad handwritings don’t always reflect a male’s work! Or only ladies have nice handwritings!
But today, we don’t need to write so much, right? We type most of the time on computers and on mobile. My hand has almost forgotten how to write. When working on detailed projects papers, my fingers used to ‘fly across’ ( so they said) the keyboard.
Then comes the mobile and swyping apps. “I watched you from behind your shoulder. You can type so much and so fast on your mobile! You were sweeping all over the little screen! How did you do that?”
“I swyped, that’s why!”
But the problem is, it goes so fast that sometimes, and immediately after I click ‘send’, I spot a typo error. A typo error is a typographical error. Oop, too late! That is the risk that comes with swyping. So I try to, as much as possible, check before sending.
So, happy writing, typing, or swyping, whatever!