Here’s a postcard from Karen of Idaho. It’s from this journal cover.
This is from Emilie from Taiwan. This postcard she sent me is of Chiufen and I think it’s one of the prettiest postcard I have in my collection. I like how there are little villages scattered and their street lights give this postcard a subtle glow.
She said this town gave the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki the inspiration to create “Spirited Away”–I can see that.
“Frog in a coconut shell” – Thai Proverb
I got this postcard from Pattama of Thanyaburi, Thailand. I think the stamps are the prettiest stamps in my collection yet! Why can’t International postage stamps be prettier?
On the other note…
So today is the last day of banned books week and I wanted to do a review of the Twilight series because it’s actually in the list of banned books. But the thing is I only read half of New Moon and I couldn’t finish it because I didn’t like the book. I was pretty surprised it was banned because the plot is just another love story and I learned to find out that it was banned because there are SURPRISE–vampires and werewolves. Like I said–who are these people who ban books?
Also another note what was the first banned novel you’ve read?
I was thinking about the first time I read a banned book. I was 11 years old reading The Giver by Lois Lowry. Go back two years earlier, I remembered for reading time my 4th grade teacher read us the The Giver and when I got to read it in middle school as a class assignment, I was surprised how much of the stuff I didn’t remember back in 4th grade like the bath tub scene or that “release” meant euthanasia and she didn’t read the last chapters of the book. It seem as though my 4th grade teacher meant to skip those parts out.
The North Korean version of The Giver was about a boy who got the job of being able to receive dreams and memories while no one else can. That the Giver was like some sort of magician who is able to touch and transmit memories to the main boy and then the boy uses his received powers to calm a crying baby. My 4th grade class was wowed away. Reading the book myself in in 6th grade– when we were first assigned I thought I knew the story but actually reading and FINISHING the book I thought “what was my 4th grade teacher reading?”
Got this postcard from Michelle. She’s a Boston University student who studies architecture. She got this postcard is an AECOM project from China.
And here’s another postcard from Kazakhstan. It’s funny how things synchronized. My roommate’s girlfriend who is Kazakh is here this week and I get a postcard from of all places, Kazakhstan.
Got this postcard from Groningen, Netherlands. Love the stamps!
Anyways I took a picture of my postcard collection box. Can’t wait to share it with you :-D.
So my boyfriend know I have a blog so now he knows what I do in my free time and when he’s not around…
Now I know what he does in HIS free time. I already know he works on cars and electronics and now he can add one more to his list of hobbies--he reads my blog :-P. I know he reads my blog because he bookmarked it on his browser and his his phone.
Does your significant other read your blog? Or do you read your significant other’s blog if they have one?
Anyways I got a postcard from Japan! From Oita to be exact. I went to Japan back in 2007 but I’ve never been to Oita.
Here it is! P.S. The postcard sparkles!
P.P.S. Since I am trying to start up my postcrossing habit again, I’ll post some idioms and sayings in the language where my postcards came from. Good chance is the title has nothing to do with the post! :-P
“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours- Swedish proverb
I got this postcard from Nikki of City Soliloquy. I feel so bad not being able to post sooner. I really like the elephant sticker, it makes me want to go to the stationary store myself and get some stamps too.
He’s working towards something but I don’t know what it says really…
well if you unroll it would say “Masters”.
Anyways it came like that and yeah like I said, I can start sending postcards now! :-)