Do u still remember those times when u were still in primary or secondary schools, where u were asked to fill up a form to search for pen pals? Just pay around RM3 (if am not mistaken, forgot already), u can get 10 friends from all over the world in exchange. International Youth Services (IYS)--The joy of receiving letters, getting new friends, exchange lil' gifts. I still remember 1 of my pen friends, he was from Korea. One thing i like abt him is -- he like to fold his letter in a creative way, like an origami. It was so cute! I didnt rem how much longer i was connected with him, and other pen friends. Even had one from Norway, Italy etc. Wonder where are they now? Thot of searching for them in d internet but i forgot every details abt them :P even i forgot where did i put all those letters.. sigh. And now, i juz googled abt IYS n found the site.. but it shocked me tht they have been closing the service.. i was late. They has been operating since 1952, over 56 years now and finally closed it since June 2008. Wow..so long. Why? Now we have internet, no more writing n replying letters. Feelin' kinda sad though, missing n remembering my IYS days..