I write, I type, I swype

I write, I type, I swype.

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“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

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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.

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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!” A note on blogging comments. I swyped the ‘correct’ words, but it was published, a totally different words! 🤦 it was so embarrassing. I wish the receiver blogger would edit it when prompted from my end. Failing which, I wasn’t keen to comment on her/ his posts thereafter.

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So, happy writing, typing, or swyping, whatever!

Published by Chen S. P. @ TPTan

Serena Chen @TPTan, Master degree in nursing (Monash) . Serena teaches local and overseas nurses in a stomaltherapy program. She had presented papers internationally. Serena is a member of the ‘Golden Key International Society (Monash). She was an editor of a mental health bulletin and she enjoys pottery works, cartoons, painting and poems. She shares insightful experiences about being a carer for people with mental illness and cancer in this defining society.

6 thoughts on “I write, I type, I swype

  1. I was the last person to receive a pen at school, because my writing was so bad. However, over the years I improved it to the point where people would say “you have nice handwriting.” These days, of course, I don’t need a pen as you point out in your post. I still make handwritten notes from time to time because it is quicker than logging on somewhere and recording the information. That being said, it can be quite tiring to do this. One day I might try voice memos using my computer, smart phone etc. In the past I never used dictaphones or anything like that. They seemed to waste time rather than deal with any matter effectively 😊

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