I am back after a 5 year hiatus from this site. It is a long shot but I hope this time, I can find a good pen pal, either from US, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia or New Zealand. It is because English is my first language although I live in Asia. I am an Asian of mixed Chinese parentage.
I am in my early 60s and so will like to relate with someone around my age. I was brought up by 3 older brothers and many of my friends in my childhood and teen years have been men so I guess I don't relate well with women. I had a "tiger mum" so it didn't help me build good connections with women.
I would like to list down a few requests so that my future pen pal will be informed, can then consider and decide whether he and I would have a chance to be a pen pals for a long time. After all time is precious and life is short.
One - I am not looking for any online romantic escapade or relationship in any form. I think if I were to seek a romantic relationship, I doubt I need to reach out to the Internet to find one. As a realist, it is easier to find one in the home ground than miles away.
Two - I believe that any relationship, even friendship needs to grow from a seed to a plant and such I would like my pen pal to be of the same mind. Emailing is a good enough way to grow a friendship so please don't even suggest going on WhatsApp, Hangouts, Line, Skype or Video calls. Also I am not looking to meet face to face.
Three - I work as a manager of a cafe 6 days a week. On my only off day, I have a beauty networking business on the side (Asians tend to be work harder than everyone else). Hence, I can't write everyday but I will write when I can. There are lull periods in my work that allows me to do a spot of pen paling. I do hope my future pen pal will be patient and understanding with me on this matter.
Four - I am hoping my pen pal would be someone who knows how to share as much as he wants to know about me. I have let some former pen pals go because I found they rather unearth information from me than share of themselves. A sure way to have me scurrying away. I look forward to openness in the emails. Sharing of oneself willingly will open that channel. After all, a friendship is about connection of the thoughts, experiences and some feelings.
More facts about me.
As interests are concerned, I am a food lover and definitely cooking is very much a passion with me. I don't have much time to watch TV but if I do, it is almost always about food, particularly cooking shows. My second love is nature and animals. Hence, again I read and watch documentaries on nature and animals. I love the cool mountains, green jungles (no forests in Asia), waterfalls and sandy beaches. I also love reading but no politics and business talk for me please. Psychology or behavior science is another subject, I can talk for hours about because I am trained in the field. Previous career has been in lifestyle and travel journalism, teaching, hotel sales and food supply wholesale.
Why do I seek a pen pal? I like to connect with a "buddy". My marriage has been dead for a decade now and will continue till "death do us part" as my partner suffers from renal failure.
While I have adult children, there are some things that one just can't share with one's children due to the disparity in the level of relating.
Needless to say, scammers and catfishes - please stay away. I have no money to give out.
I apologize but I choose not to entertain any pen pal requests from other countries than those stated for my own personal reasons.
Hobbies:Various Penpal message / wishes: I am a 60+ male, married with grown kids and would like to correspond with females. Not interested in romance or relationship but just to have deeper conversations then the garden variety type and more to cultivate deep friendships.
I am a former seaman so have traveled the world and seen up close quite a number of countries.
Interested in talking on anything and everything and believe that every viewpoint should be respected.
I am into yoga, astrology, meditation, spirituality (not organized religion), anything related to the paranormal. Also, computers and science & current affairs. I don't believe in preaching or trying to convert anyone to anything, but I enjoy discussions on all kinds of things as I believe that helps to broaden our minds.
Hobbies:Stamp collecting, gardening, snail/email penfriends Penpal message / wishes: I am a married woman, looking for friends globally. Must be an honest person, not seeking for serious friendship/relationship, friendly and likes having friend in Malaysia to about cultures etc. No spam friends or intend to have relationship or on money related.