Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Postcard Swap Hiatus

Yes, I was on a postcard swapping hiatus right now. I was disappointed the last time I sent a batch of postcards through the Postcrossing official site because I didn't get one in return. Yep, not even a single one. And I am too lazy to do direct swaps because I still haven't updated my postcard collection, yet. Besides, I'm pretty much occupied with other stuff right now like online shopping. Haha! Just kidding! But I'd really love to get me one of those magnetic bracelets from superiormagnetics.com. Have you seen them?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Will be posting again soon.

Yes, what the title says... because I got my scanner fixed already. Yay!

Not like I really have much to post... I have received very few postcards this year and would you believe I haven't received anything from the official Postcrossing site? Sigh... this really makes me sad.

Anyway, I'm doing some online shopping right now for a cushion foam to buy. See, I have slipped disks and it is recommended for me to sleep flat on my back with both my legs folded and knees raised (Got it?). Problem is, my legs fall when I am already asleep. So, I'm thinking I need a long triangle-shaped pillow that I can put under my knees when I sleep, so, my legs won't fall. Anyone wants to gift me one? Haha!

Will be posting again soon, so, watch out for it, okay?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

[Outbound] Address Labels, Redditgifts and some Postcards

Now that I'm back to postcard and mail swapping, I thought it is a good idea to have my address label printed instead of writing it over and over again. I finally was able to make the trip to the print shop and got these printed...

I had about 4 sheets printed and I manually cut them. Now, I have a tin full of address labels.

I used the labels for the first time on some postcards and a Redditgifts package that I sent out last week.

This is my first time joining an exchange in Redditgifts and I hope the package will reach its destination safely and soon, too. I haven't received my package, yet, and I'm really excited to find out who my Secret Santa is and what he sent me! It's a sticker swap and I love stickers, so, I'm pretty sure I'm going to like whatever Santa sent me!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Music Related Postcard

I was helping my cousin shop for the schilke 18 heavywieght mouthpiece and I realized I haven't received any music-related postcard. I checked my stash, too, and didn't find any music-related Philippine postcards. Although I don't play any instruments, I love music and would love to receive a postcard about it.... anything from famous music-related like artists, composers, instruments, etc.

I think it'll be nice, too, if someone would print postcards with instruments that are local to the Philippines. You know, like those ethnic ones like kulintang, kudyapi, lentoy, etc. Oh wait, I think I have one, the bamboo organ from Las Pinas. I don't have many copies for swap, though.

Time to go postcard hunting again soon... hope I do find some. Will post them here when I do.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

[Inbound] India | Kathakali

Here's the very first card I received from India through a direct swap on Postcrossing Facebook group. The photo was taken by the swapper herself, Aayushi Mehta. She says the card is about the Kathakali dance form where a story is told with dancing hand movements and expressions, no lyrics.

From Wikipedia, Kathakali is a stylized classical Indian dance-drama noted for the attractive make-up of characters, elaborate costumes, detailed gestures and well-defined body movements presented in tune with the anchor playback music and complementary percussion.

I hope one day I'll be able to see one of these performances... Indian culture has always fascinated me. I wonder about little things about stuff like this like do they still use microphones since the play is all music. Maybe they use hi-tech ones like the blue yeti pro. Anyway, thanks Aayushi for the lovely card! She used lovely stamps, too.

  • Issue: Indira Gandhi
    Date of issue: December 1, 2008
  • Issue: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
    Date of issue: March 1, 2009
  • Issue: Pigeon and Sparrow (Pigeon)
    Date of issue: July 7, 2010