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Letter To The World

by Penso

We invite influencers to write you a letter on a topic they care about. If you are inspired, write back! We will put together all the response letters and publish them as a letter collection.

Think of this collection as one beautiful letter collectively written by people all over the world, a record of what people in 2017 think about that topic!

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ROUND 1 : AUG - SEP 2017

Ann is a 19 year old inventor, Forbes and Times 30 Under 30, winner at the Google and Intel Science Fairs

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How It Works

Read the letter from the current feature influencer here

Write a handwritten response letter and mail it to us following the steps here

(Note: If you have difficulties mailing the letters, you can take a picture of your handwritten letter and submit it online using online reply)

The Penso team will collect and read all the response letters. We then deliver the letters as a bundle to the feature influencer
We will combine the response letters and publish them as an online letter collection. The letter collection is a channel for all letter writers to share their thoughts and feelings with the world!

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About Topic


(n.) The indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole.

Oxford Dictionary

About Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski

Ann Makosinski is a 19 year old student inventor best known for her invention Hollow Flashlight, a flashlight that runs solely off the heat of the human hand. She is passionate about alternative energy harvesting techniques and their applications in improving the life of people around the world. Ann was named one of Forbes and Time magazines 30 Under 30.

Ann’s hobbies include playing the piano, reading, dancing, watching classic movies, opera, and disassembling hard drives and printers. Ann has been interested in science and invention since early childhood; her first toy was a box of transistors.

July 2017


Before I get started with my “real” letter, I probably should tell you a little about myself. I’m a 19 year old student inventor named Ann Makosinski from British Columbia, Canada. When I was 15, I invented the Hollow Flashlight, a flashlight that runs off the heat of the human hand. I was inspired to make it after one of my friends in the Philippines told me that she had failed her grade in school because she had no light or electricity to study with at night. I also invented the eDrink, a coffee mug that harvests the excess heat of your hot drink and converts it into electricity, so you can eventually give your iPod or phone a boost of energy. Right now I’m working on a new secret invention, and when I invent and also manage my daily life and school, it becomes tricky to manage my time. Let’s chat about that!

Today I wanted to talk about TIME. Time is the one thing in life we can never get back if lost, so we must not waste it. For example, even during the summer or after school, I always make it a point to not waste my time and to learn. Never. Stop Learning!! I try to eliminate my distractions by closing Facebook and limiting those who can call me by owning a flip phone, which I do not carry around most of the time. Time is so precious. When I’m having a couch potato day (which we all need to have sometimes :p), I always try to take a step back and see if I could be using my time more effectively. In fact, I always feel better about myself and my day in general when I’ve spent it productively and learnt something in that time.

How about you, dear reader? Do you struggle with time management? What makes you the most happy?



This round of Letter To The World has ended, whilst you could still share you thoughts to Ann and our team through Online Reply.

Stay tuned to the letter collection and our next round! Cheers!