Postcard updates from May 2015- June 2015

I have been meaning to update this blog but had been busy, busy, busy.
Here are the most recent ones I have received.

1 –  PRAGUE

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I know this may be your quintessential scenic view of the city,  
but I’m in love with Prague despite its imperfection. ^0^

The two pointing spires is the famous Tyn Church located along the old town.

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These wonderful stamps were my favorite.

2 – GERMANY

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I have been receiving quite a handful of this Schloss Ludwigs stamps already.
Frankly, It’s beginning to annoy me. I wish there were more variety of stamps.

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This card was sent from a little town near Hamburg and there’s something calm about this picturesque card.
This pinkish structure is the WALLHAUS AM RESIDENZSCHLOSS in Darmstadt.

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Hildesheim is another small town in Germany.
I’m not too keen with Multi-View cards,
but this was one was sent by a french girl studying in Germany
and in her card, she wrote a thing or two about the town’s history and her hobbies,
and all were written in french ! ^-^

Je suis tres heureux ! ^0^

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This bright and colorful card was actually from Germany as well.
It is Lake of constance – or Bodensee in Deutsch.
and also a famous tourist attraction.

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3-  CHINA

This is my first time to receive a card from a neighboring country.
Animals aren’t my thing really, but when I saw this cute little panda and the frosted snow.
Oh well, I can’t say no to that.
This one is definitely for keeps. ^0^
The stamps were an added bonus.

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4 – NETHERLANDS

This sender recently visited the wonderful city of Florence and sent me this postcard from her recent travel.
This is a piece of Leonardo Da Vinci’s – The Annunciation. – one of the must see from the Uffizi Gallery.

needless to day, I ♥ love this card ! ^0^

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I have never been to PORTO- Portugal so this is a nice photo from the sender.
She took this foto from one of her trips way back years ago.
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cute stamps!
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Next on the list, is my über favorite character Nintje. ^0^
The card speaks for itself.
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From the Netherlands :
The sender gave me just what I was hoping for.
THE LUNCHEON OF THE BOATING PARTY by Auguste Renoir

I was so elated when I got this card!
definitely completed my otherwise stressful day.

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and I also got my first ever EUROPA stamp from the Netherlands. the 2015 theme was all about old toys.
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5- RUSSIA

I wish a lot can be describe about this card… this one came from Russia.
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and I’m not sure if this is a vintage stamp or probably a reprint, but it’s one of my favorites.
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This Russian sender is a translator and she wrote me a card in Chinese!
I couldn’t help but commend how good her grammar was.

If you look from afar, this is actually a bunny rabbit floating from a carrot stick. ^0^
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6 – POLSKA : POLAND

This card took a long while before it arrived,
the sender even sent me a message if I have already received it.
Thankfully, it arrived safely despite the delay.
My first choo-choo train ! so happy too!

but the highlight were the handful of stamps attached.
I wish I can describe further the details of each one.

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7 – USA

This nemo-esque inspired disney card isn’t really my cup of tea. But it’s a good addition anyway.
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This Norman Rockwell post card though was my favorite.
This one was from my sister’s incoming from the US.
Unfortunately, some post office clerks here seem to be bitter and I don’t know if it’s intentional, but
they deliberately have to stamp those “violet marked dates” twice and almost beside the poor kid’s butt. 😦

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and look at the stamps! 🙂
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8- JAPAN

This kind sender read my profile and sent me my favorite Wallace and Gromit card!
I couldn’t believe I could ever receive this one.
Thank you. ^0^
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love the detailed nothings she put into it.
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and my first itsy-bitsy Peter Rabbit stamp.
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9- TAIWAN

I was a bit dismayed to receive a card in Russian, when I was clearly expecting one from Taiwan.
The sender, I think was doing swap cards and she received a lot of ehem ~ Ad cards from Russia.

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and when I googled translate the phrase, It read Merry Xmas and a Happy New year! and yes,
It was in May when I got it. Oh well…

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10 – INDONESIA

This was an ad/self-printed-from-a-computer-using-bond-paper-card that was sent to my Sister from Indonesia,
I don’t need to post it here anymore …
She kept the stamps instead.

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11- TEXAS, USA  -AND-  UKRAINE

A melange of sort received by my Sister with a dollar and ukrain bill attached.
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12- FINLAND

This is a one of a kind card, featuring the old snow white and the seven dwarfs by a local artist.

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The sender was kind enough to insert a handful of used stamps as well…
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Until my next post… soon!

My first set of Postcrossing cards – from March 2015 to April 2015

 

 

You can say that I am a late bloomer when it comes to PostCrossing.
But truth be told, I’ve been meaning to join in since but just couldn’t find the right time.
First, there was the issue when it comes to the address.
We don’t have a personal mailbox here, so all of our mails, be it corporate or personal goes through our official
security guard. He and his assistant takes care of our mails.
Sad to say, people and their sheer curiosity about other people’s lives, likes to look at other people’s things even their mails!
Second, Maybe i’m just paranoid, but sometimes our local mailmen doesn’t bring the cards or letters on time,
even worse when they don’t even bring them at all !
It’s a bit frustrating but it does happens.
Mailmen can’t be trusted so I’m a bit skeptic.
But I finally caved in this year,
the thought of missing out a few postcards and not even receiving one, just because of my what-ifs and worries.
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Thankfully though, The cards did came. Thank you: Mr. Postman, and yes, like I suspected, our security guard takes a peek or two, he really likes to read. ^0^
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I decided to start this blog and share with you what I’ve received from strangers all over the world.
and hopefully with much conviction to update this from time to time. ^-^

1. * U.S.A *

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= This post crosser was the first one to send me a postcoaster card. I indicated that I like beer coasters and
she was kind enough to send me this one.
I like it!

2. * Sweden *

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= This one came from Sweden, but original the writer was from Bulgaria.
Here she writes that Spring is coming soon.

3. * Belarus *

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= The thing about Postcrossing is that you never know what country you’re about to receive next.
This is a nice card and very thoughtful of him to mention my travel blog.

4. * Russia *

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= I have never been Moscow, so this card reminds me that someday I must see it for myself.
Although, there was no description, I love the Architecture and angle that it was captured.
The stamps were a treat as well.

5. * Germany *

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= I like the bigger size of this postcard. It was sent by Gabi *who is a 4 year old boy* thanks to her Mom, who likes postcrossing as well. This card gave me a glimpse of everything I need to know about Germany’s highlights.
What’s more I’m beginning to appreciate how nice this commemorative stamp was.

6. * Malaysia *

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= I have a lot to learn about post cards, because I’m not familiar with this one and had to Google it all the way to Pinterest. The Snow Queen’s Realm has a few collectibles and was glad when someone sent me this card.
No Malaysia’s picturesque scenery, instead a colorful fairy tale world which I really like.

7. * Finland *

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= So I wasn’t really expecting to receive a card that is Angry Bird inspired.
But since it came all the way from Finland I might as well appreciate it.

8. * Thailand *

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= As soon as I saw this beautiful sketch postcard. I was happy. ^0^
This reflects the
Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion in Phuket town.
The post crosser was a she, who happened to be in Phuket whilst on a trip.
Even her handwriting was so legible and cursive that you can’t help but mark this as one of your favorites. ^-^

9. * Poland *

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= The sender was short but sweet, she sent me a picture of their local town but I think this photo doesn’t give justice as to how pretty this city (Bialystok) is.
Most of all, the cute stamps were my favorite.
What’s more, she took the time to change my name into Polish instead, which was confusing at first,
as I thought it wasn’t addressed to me.
Now I know that the name JUNE in Polish is Czerwienić. ^-^

10. * Germany *

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= This town is located along the west part of Germany.
It’s a well known pilgrimage site.

Like my first card from Germany,  this multi-view type gave me a slice of this city.

 

11. * Belgium *

( J.A – Ingres – La Baigneuse )
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= and last but not the least and my ultimate favorite for now.
My first Ingres post card collection. ^0^
I love art paintings, and I can’t thank him enough,
even his effort to read my profile and remembered that I like it.
The sender is french and juggles his time between Luxembourg where he works and Belgium where he’s staying.
Words can’t suffice how much I’m über, molto, trop, happy *with a big smile* to receive this one.
The commemorative policiers stamp is for keeps as well.
I was never expecting anything until this!
Thankfully, the postman didn’t keep this to himself!

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That’s all for now, stay tuned for more posting.