I admit, I used to be a pack rat. Ok, let me correct that, I still am but at a different level and perspective.
When I was in the later years of grade schooling, I started keeping little notes my friends write me in those nice scented stationery. When I entered high school, I collected test papers, notes and retreat letters. The test papers, I kept them because my siblings also went to the same school. Chances are, the teachers will be the same and so the exams. By the way, I only kept the test papers for quarterly exams and not all the test papers I have. For the retreat letters, i have tons of them! Imagine, in 4 years, there will be 4 retreats per class. Per class, there is a maximum of 50 students. Per retreat, I receive about 40-60 letters, from my classmates and from my friends. Compute that! Hahaha!
Now that I’m a grown up and is already working, my collection also evolved. From clothes, bags, shoes, accessories, other big and small things, and even text messages, I collect them all!
I recall, there was one time Mon is playing games on my phone. He probably checked its Inbox and found too many old messages, mostly conversations and quotes. He started complaining that the reason why mobile phone is so slow because it has too many messages in it. That’s the way I am. I always keep a number of quotes in my Inbox because when I’m bored and can’t do anything else to do to ease my boredom, I read my messages over and over again. Other than that, I personally believe in those quotes, they have an impact on me, something like that. Now, the oldest message in my phone is a quote and it goes like this:
“If there is one mistake in your whole lifetime that you can tolerate, it is when you are kind even to those who are undeserved.”
My friend, Dhang, is the one who sent that to me on 10/21/07 7:47am.