Tuesday 27 January 2015

A Christmas card in January

I rarely check my work mailbox (as in a physical mailbox, not e-mail inbox) because I rarely get any snail mail at work.

Yesterday, a colleague noticed something in my mailbox and I found this, a Christmas card date-stamped Dec 15, 2014.

It's from Ms Zaibun Siraj, a former Aware president (1996–1998), who has written to me before.

It was after I mentioned her in my column about the boisterous Aware EGM in 2009, where I said that with her "retro-futuristic purple streak in her hair" and matching outfit, she looked like the Joker.

But I didn't get her snail mail until months after she sent it to The New Paper because, as explained above, I rarely check my work mailbox.

And now, six years later, it has happened again.

In the Christmas card, she wrote some very nice things and I wish I had seen it earlier.

So either she has to start using e-mail or I should check my mailbox more often.

Thank you, Zaibun.

And, uh, merry Christmas to you too.