Mailbox Friday

Reading week just started for me! So, I will have more time to craft my postcards. Yay-ya! I’ve started sharing my hobby to a few of my friends and the response has always been “oh, that’s cute!” The best reaction is “I think I will try this.” Don’t think about it, just try it. I…

Mailbox Friday

This week has been quite a hectic week for me. So, my outgoing is half the amount than usual. But, as promised, we’re talking about what to do on the writing side of the postcard. Some people write about their day, like I usually do. I talk about the last movie I watched and what…

Mailbox Friday

These are my favourite stamps so far. I understand now why people collect these things. Sometimes, while doing direct swaps especially on Facebook, some people would request for special stamps like the Chinese Year of the Dog ones. Those have become especially in demand lately. If some people must have it, they often say it…

The Best Of January

It’s the end of the month and, as promised, I have a playlist for you. I will make this a regular month-end thing. The songs are all personal favourites of the month. Songs may be old or new, but they’re all stuck in my head. I tried to arrange them with the best flow possible….

Mailbox Friday

I received quite a lot of cards this week. My Postcrossing stats are starting to balance out now. Left: From Singapore, Right: From Germany I’m beginning to appreciate castles and palaces because of postcrossers from Europe. Them Europeans know how to build beautiful things. This one is my favourite from Vienna, the Schönbrunn Palace: And…

Mailbox Friday

I’m guessing the post office is all caught up from all the holiday backlog, because I got more postcards this week.   I love that some of my senders actually read my profile, ’cause it says I love visiting museums and art galleries in the summer. On the left is a work by Kees van…

10 Movies

Eto na Jolens ang 10 movies ko: (titles with names of directors) 1. Postmen In The Mountains by Huo Jianqi – there’s a scene where the lead carries his father across the stream and what that moment meant to both of them gets to me to this day. 2. Volver by Pedro Almodovar – this…

10 Books

Thanks for tagging me, Jolens. It’s always nice to be included in these things. Here are my 10 books: 1. The Poetry of Pablo Neruda – if you don’t feel anything after reading his poems, I will doubt the presence of your heart. 2. The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk – there’s a real…

I just received my first set of postcards!

It’s been a month since I’ve joined Postcrossing. Because I am a little impatient, I joined some Facebook groups including the official Postcrossing group, Postcrossing Canada and Postcrossing Philippines. I am so excited to report that I just received 4 postcards this week. I wasn’t entirely surprised to see that my first senders were from…

Montreal, Quebec City and the Quebec Countryside Part 1

Last year, we decided to get on a roadtrip that was inspired by the coffee table book in my brother’s house. Original destination: Percé Rock in the Gaspé Peninsula. Beautiful, right? But we didn’t get there. Here’s why: (Night 1) Montreal I booked an AirBnb and we arrived past midnight. We called the host for…

Top Songs of 2017

Spotify made me a playlist for my top songs of 2017! It’s a long list, so I’ll just pick out my favourite 10 off of it. #1 Billy by Drama Duo – this reminds me of my first heartbreak. #2 Mood by Porches – this reminds me of wistful songs from the 80s, like Wishful…

First Zazzle Order

Finally, my first Zazzle order arrived! And after inspecting the postcards I had ordered, here are a few things to take note of: I love the postcards’ thickness. They didn’t skimp on that one for sure. The colours are vibrant. However, some postcards are better printed on glossy paper than matte (which was the default…