My precious typewriter

Can you believe that this typewiter was my wedding gift from my colleagues? I was teaching in my second school in Ipoh then. My first school was in Pasir Mas..

When my colleagues asked me what I would like as my wedding gift, I told them I would like a typewriter. So I didn't get any ang pow from them.

It was great. I utilized it a lot. I used it to type my question papers. At that time, we hadn't got a computer yet. Even when I had a computer later on, I still used it to type forms.

So since I left teaching a few years ago, I hardly use it anymore. But it's too precious for me to give away. It's still in perfect condition. Guess it will be with me till it becomes antique..

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  1. we had one typewriter at home too, and i have been using it to type before having a computer..

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    1. I treasure it as it's a gift from my colleagues. It's priceless.

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  2. i would say you need stronger fingers in order to type with a typewriter, compared to the soft touches on the computer keyboards.. meaning, if you can type on a typewriter you definitely have little issues with computer keyboards, but not the other way round..

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    1. true, we need to tap the keys perfectly. Otherwise, the print won't be nice.

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  3. although can be considered an antique, but it does has it's own merit.. for example using a typewriter to help you fill in forms, which you can never do with a computer and printer..

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    1. yes, filling in forms with a typewriter is so much easier.

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  4. talking about that, have you used an electronic typewriter before?? wow, i actually love that.. it has clearer and sharper results and the erasing of words typed is a lot tidier than the traditional typewriter.. best for filling in forms yeah??

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    1. Defintely, except for forms with carbon copies! LOL

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    2. I have used it before when I was working in a company. Yes, it's so much convenient.

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    3. LOL...now i know where SK have the inspiration to write the Enter Key post.

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  5. A typewriter for a wedding gift? How unique.

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    1. those days, I need a typewriter very much..

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  6. Never had I ever heard,people giving typewriter as a wedding gift..

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  7. Wah this is really antique lo! Hardly see anyone selling this type now...

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    1. nowadays people don't buy typewriter anymore..

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  8. i get to used this typewritter way back then backin my early school years it was a huge help especially for a person with a hand writing bad as mine haha

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    1. true, it can replace our handwriting..

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  9. but i remember that this hurts a lot on fingers haha unlike the keyboard that we have now its way a lot easier

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  10. i dont know that you were once a teacher this is some sort of trivia of you for me hoho

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  11. have a great day and happy blogging to you wenn god bless you always

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  12. I got someone looking for a typewriter to buy.. 2nd hand one if can... heheheh... this kind of typewriter now precious.. :D

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  14. Your typewriter reminds of my olden days when I had to use typewriter to do my school project :D

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    1. I prefer to type to write for my project folio because it's neater and consistent. But ever since I have computer, I no longer use typewriter anymore.

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    2. By the way, I didn't own any typewriter, I borrowed it from my uncle :D

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    3. I love to type too..neat and nice..

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  15. What an interesting gift! This is the first time I heard of typewriter being given as wedding gift.

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    1. maybe my gift was a unique one. :)

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  16. What is the name of that unique building in the background of this blog??

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    1. it's the BMW belt in Munich, Germany.

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  17. That's a beautiful gift! Wish I had one!
    Wrote about typewriters; here's the link http://www.thechairspeaks.blogspot.com/2010/06/peck-or-pound.html

    Do google for Underwood typerwriter. Love that museum piece! :)

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    1. thanks..will jump over there later..

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  18. my mum has one typewriter like this..
    tat tat tat ting....

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    1. so have you used yr mum's typewriter?

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  19. My hub got one manual typewriter like this too..he refuses to give it away though it occupy space and dust in the house.

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    1. it's good to keep it as keepsake..

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  20. I called it old junk typewriter of ours is very heavy but it is still in good working condition..definitely will become an antique too. Now it is sitting in our spare room floor, we have been moving it around frequently because it is always in the way, hahaaa

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  21. Mine one was Olympia or something like that. very bulky. rosak liao. Mom gave to the cleaning lady to sell

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  22. come to think of it sayang la throw away like that. maybe should have sent to shop and service.

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  23. Very interesting wedding gift request. Usually people will get rice cooker and stuffs like that.

    But i think best gift of all is the gift that will be use or have usage.

    Yes, dont throw away. Must keep. Memorable gift

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    1. yes, that would be my most memorable gift of all..

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  24. I like to "play" with this type of typewriter when I was a kid.
    Tik Tik Tak Tak, very fun!

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