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Tasks

Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXWrite card : Richard S. Hockett (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Gina S. Mapua (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Geetha Nicodemus (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Syed Zia ur Rahman (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Debbie Ulanday (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Antoo Valookaran (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Alain Londes (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Tony Cortes (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card for Frank and Celly Adamo : Frank S. Adamo (2005.08.29 social toast)
BXWrite card : Antonio N. Figueroa (2005.08.29 social)
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
AXPrint contact sheet and slip it into all cards
AXBuy 3 stamps for Canada, 2 stamps for USA
AXDrop cards off in mail
AXRemind Joey and Veronica about bio and abstract (iml)
ACUpload Ian Graham's workshop bio and abstract - NM, Alvin did it : E-Mail from Ian Graham (2005.08.29 iml)
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
BXReply about planner : E-Mail from Janette Toral (2005.08.29 social)
BXReply about startup : E-Mail from Travis B. Hartwell (2005.08.29 social)
BCReply to memories =) : E-Mail from Dominique Cimafranca (2005.08.29 social)

Notes

1. Mom's trip

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Mom's on her way to Toronto! =) She'll be here from August 31 (AC 272, 16:40) to September 14 (AC 364, 16:35). Yay! Yay! Yay!

E-Mail from Harvey Chua

2. The joy of paper

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There is something inexpressibly elegant about fine cream cards and gold-lined envelopes, and it was with great delight that I found my favorite monogrammed cards at Sears. One of my ninangs introduced me to Crane and Company's elegant gold-embossed cards by way of a gift for my 21st birthday, and I have been in love with them ever since.

I sifted through racks of stationery at bookstores and convenience stores to pick several more for my collection. Four blue-and-green-tinged sheets shaped like leaves are perfect for writing about fall. Cream stationery with classic gold-embossed angels are just right for writing to the people who have done extremely wonderful things. A card with a quotation about eloquence captures my sentiment after the Toastmasters convention, and a birthday card featuring an annoyed cat reminded me so much of Neko that I can hardly wait to send it to my mom for her birthday.

With the awesome collection of gel pens my mom gave me, I can match each card to just the right color of ink. I want to buy a colored-ink set for glass or fountain pens, having discovered the joy of glass pens through fellow enthusiast Charo Nuguid. With the right pens and cards, writing thank-you notes becomes such a pleasure.

3. I need pictures

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After flipping through all of my digital pictures, I've realized that I don't have a good head shot. My nicest pictures are the ones my dad took of me and my wearable computer. I can use that for tech, I guess, but I need more pictures.

Hmmm.

4. 30-day challenges: Touch three times

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After having successfully become an early riser, J Wynia has set a new challenge for the next 30 days: read 100 pages a day.

I don't have much of a print backlog because I read quickly and regularly, so I'll set myself a different challenge: to touch three people. I will initiate three messages a day.

It's too easy for me to fall into the habit of just reacting to whatever mail I get, writing only when I receive a note (and sometimes not even then). I want to change that. I want to proactively reach out.

I'm learning that I don't have to rush through my schoolwork or my research, and that the time I take to enjoy people's company will be worth far more in the end.

5. Voicemail

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Figuring out voicemail for the first time. It's so nice hearing people's voices... I'm really glad my phone is a great speakerphone!
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