Tuesday, July 11, 2006
little girl goal
When I was a kid, I loved the sound of the typewriter. I'd watch my mom and dad click away. And then after each line, there'd be that almost magical ching! like it was a prize for typing nice and fast or something. It amazed me how their fingers could clatter about the keys, mindlessly, but making sense. I was a little girl hypnotized by it all. I wanted to make that same fast clicking sound. I wanted to be like my dad.

I did my first short story on the typewriter. I couldn't type as fast as my dad and I had to use loads of them correction tapes. So when I got to high school, I was ecstatic that we had typing class. Shallow, I know. But it was a childhood thing. I had to accomplish it. I felt that my piano lessons worked to my advantage. Hehe. Fast forward through college and into the corporate world, I type fairly fast and pretty accurately now. It helps when you're a prolific notetaker. At least I've got one of my life goals down, no matter how miniscule it is.

And just to make me feel better about this, I took an online typing test. According to this site, I type an average of 78 words per minute, with an accuracy rate of 97%. Care to try it too?
dezphaire strapped in @ 9:41 AM  


  • At 11:39 AM, Anonymous K said…

    I got 78% so freaking lousy. Well I just woke up, that's why. But honestly my typing skills are bad and when I was a kid everytime I see an office with a typewriter, I thought people who works there were rich and super talented people.

    Buti super rich na ako kasi I'm using a laptop na pero bobo dahil ang hirap mag type. Hahaha.

  • At 3:36 PM, Blogger yuri said…

    43 wpm, 95% too slow.. hahaha tuch typing powers i guess and lots of typo. hahaha. kakapressure!

  • At 6:16 PM, Anonymous apester said…

    learning how to type was the only skill my mother insisted i learn. i wonder why she was so adamant haha.

    91% accuracy but only 67 wpm. had a strange lag.

  • At 8:09 PM, Blogger vina said…

    i also love the sound of the typewriter, dez! and even with the computer keyboard. i like hearing the sound of the keys being pressed and clicked.

    there's just something magical about it...

  • At 12:09 AM, Blogger dezphaire said…

    K: retake mo nalang. i won't tell :)

    yuri: at least 95% - quality over quantity. hehe.

    apester: maybe she wanted to pass on a little girl dream. hehe.

    vina: true! the IT guys at the office wanted to replace my clack-ity keyboard with a new one which was almost flat. i totally didn't want it coz it lost the clicking. lol.

  • At 5:33 AM, Blogger dreaming-neko said…

    oooo... magic fingers :)

  • At 11:35 AM, Anonymous jojo said…

    i did so poorly...pero interesting test :)

  • At 2:59 PM, Anonymous Nio said…

    Too bad wala ng CHING sound sa pc...

  • At 2:30 PM, Blogger idealpinkrose said…

    wow~ ang bilis...sana ako rin...try ko yan next time, nasa work ako ngayon, eh...hehe...
    fave ko rin ang typing lesson no'n sa high school ate saka steno class...

  • At 2:54 PM, Blogger Rudy man said…

    got 65 wmp 100 percent accuracy pero dami backspace hehe. pabasa ng short stories mo. :)

  • At 6:41 AM, Blogger Abaniko said…

    What? 78 words/min when I can only best manage a pathetic 20? You must have very fast fingers (and a fast brain).

  • At 9:09 PM, Anonymous pao said…

    ooh, your post reminded me of a memorable and touching pic i had with my dad when i was just a kid. i remember that he was busily typing on his typewriter when i climbed up his lap and messed up the page because i immediately typed away. :lol:

    good thing my mom caught that kodak moment. :)


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