Different Cultures – Understanding Indonesia and Nigeria

GO AY LING
Idjen 45 – Phone 4544
MALANG (Indonesia)
Malang, April 22, 1964
My dear Ilona,
How glad to received your first letter, and honestly you are the first pen pal of mine. I live in Malang of East Java, it is a mountain 444 meters high about the level of the sea. Malang is a small town but we can get everything we wanted, such as schools, movies, swimming pools, shops and sightseeing places and the climate is always cool.
I have 3 small sister named Fei Ling, Siu Ling and Han Ling, they are 8, 6 years and 3 month old, and don’t forget my lovely dog, named Lessie with white fur.
I send 2 photos to you which I hope to get your family photos later on. I collect many stamps especially overseas stamp all over the world. Don’t you like stamps?
My father have a modern home-furniture industry. Which he draw and produce it in the town, sometime I shall send you some lovely photos of it kind. Now, Ilona, my name is AyLing not ay Hing as what you write on your first letter, please remind it. Thanks to you for your kindness and greeting to your sister and parents.
Sincerely yours
Go Ay Ling

T.A.B. Owoyele, 2, Inasa court, Lagos, Nigeria
September 1964
Dearest Ilona
I am very suprice when I saw your letter on Monday, and I had in the letter that you have wrote it since APRIL 18th 1964.
Please don’t think that am a poor or lazzy pen-pal I don’t know that you wrote a letter to me. I have passed out my first school leving Certificate in 1963. But know I am Eletrical, so if you have any book in Eletricen please sen it to me. Know I am 15 year old. The meaning of T.A.B. is TAJUDEEN ALANI BHBATUNDE My father had died but my grandfather is a DROMER.
Please if you have more pen-pal send it to me
Thank your faithfully TAB Owoyele

 

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