Sunday, July 13, 2008

SHORTHAND



My team mate was so thrilled to see me taking down notes while standing and using curve lines, loops, circles, etc., which seemed very strange to him. I was actually using shorthand. He thought it was another form of Arabic writing.

I started learning this skill when I was 14 years old, an optional subject in high school. Sometime later, I was learning typewriting.

Shorthand writing may no longer be experiencing the glory days it had in the past, however, it is not at all dead by any means. It may be true that with the computer-age upon us, this method is no longer the norm in court rooms, but there are still thousands or millions who still use it for employment purposes, who use personal shorthand to make their lives easier and more productive, or who enjoy it as a hobby.

I still find it very useful in my

daily life especially when making records and notes.


9 comments:

Monching said...

Still very much used. You're lucky you know the skill. I wish I could learn it, too!

Bay Martin said...

It gives you edge over the others when applying for a job. You need to practice regularly to master the skill.

Thanks for the visit!

darla@darlayancho.com said...

I thought I was just about the last person in the world using shorthand! It is indeed very handy.

Anonymous said...

I know steno, too, but not as fast as you are! I remember the times when you were always practicing with your shorthand. Who am I? Blind item yan?

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Bay Martin said...

Hi Darla, thanks a heap for the visit. I sincerely appreciate it. Thank you also for leaving a comment. You are not alone. To be honest with you, I am the only one using shorthand in our office. I always take down notes in shorthand. It's a big help for me.

Bay Martin said...

Do you remember one of my practice materials, "The Deck of Cards".

I can't recognize you at the moment. Just give me sometime!

Monching said...

Yes, it was always aired by the late announcer, Johnny de Leon. Every 6 p.m., he would start, .... orasyon na naman.... isipin ang mabuti.... ang masama'y iwaksi. Do you have a copy of the deck of cards?

Bay Martin said...

Yes, I have a copy of the recitative, Deck of Cards. I can share you copy. Remember, it is a recitative, not a poem!