Orphaned Postcard Project by PostMuse

Greetings everyone!

In 2013, I joined postmuse’s Orphaned Postcard Project in my personal quest of reigniting my love for snail mails. ūüôā

Hence today I thought of sharing with you the links for the postcards I chose to ‘adopt’ for this project of hers. And maybe, just maybe, you might want to join her project too. Who knows, right?

Postcard 1 – Austria via U.A.E. with a Stop in Korea”¬†


Postcard 2 – Tall Buildings Getting Taller


And yeah, you guessed it, I’m thinking of adopting a couple of postcards this year.

Thanks for reading.


A Homemade Fabric Postcard

I was out and about this morning ~ went to the bank, post office, and legal translation office for errands.  It is a very sunny day, but the heat was offset by the cool wind that made my walking to these offices bearable.  Although I do feel a headache starting.  Tsk tsk.

Anyhow, I got a wonderful surprise from my mailbox.¬† Included in Melanie’s (in Ontario) letter was a homemade fabric postcard.¬† It is my first time to receive such and I think I’m inlove with it.¬† LOL.¬† To immortalize my falling hard (excuse the pun), I’m sharing to you the postcard.¬† I hope you’ll like it as much as I did, dear readers.¬† ūüôā



Isn’t it great?¬† I feel like a little girl opening presents on her birthday.¬† Hehe.¬† Well, gotta go now.¬† Much, much things to do today.

Have a wonderful day to everyone!

Incoming Mail Update (including a Signed Copy of Undone)

First of all, thank you for dropping by over here.  I appreciate it.  Really.

It has been quite a busy couple of weeks for me at the hospital that all I wanted to do after a day’s work was to plop on my bed and sleep. ¬†I felt my body weakening, literally, so I had to hear the li’l voice in me saying “rest, Jennifer, rest.” ¬†Hence, that’s what I did. ¬†Consequently, I haven’t posted much about my mails. ¬†I’m changing that right this minute by sharing with you what I got in the mail for the past couple weeks.


…from Belgium, the Netherlands, and the U.K.


…from different states in the U.S.A.IMG_0239[1]


…from Vanessa in Malaysia for Swap-Bot’s Adventures of the Traveling Postcard R11. ¬†The postcard she wants to make the rounds is of a typewriter, which made me drool. ¬†I love typewriters! ¬†I wish I could keep this one, but I have to send it out so it can travel to far off places in the world. ūüôā




…and a signed free copy of Undone sent by Jennifer and Keri of Broken Girl. ¬†This is my first non-fiction book for this year. Thank you so much!




I hope you all, dear readers, have a lovely weekend in your part of the world.

Week #33 Incoming Mail and Another Book Giveaway Win!

My mailbox was very happy this week’s past because it got more than its usual share of mails. ¬†Here, look!


A letter from my dearest penpal, Kalliopi in Athens, with an enclosed beaded necklace. ¬†Another letter from Melissa in Arizona for Swap-Bot’s Travelling Letter Twist (July). ¬†Did you know that there’s a place in Arizona called Romance??? ¬†Wow, it must be pretty wonderful to live there! ¬†Hehehe. ¬†Melissa writes that for a woman who grew up in the city, country living is great. ¬†Next is a parcel from Susanna in Finland for Swap-Bot’s Blind Surprise Swap (July). ¬†Silly but I was excited peeling off the wrappers of each of the gifts she sent me. ¬†Felt like it was my birthday. ¬†And lovely postcards from Santorini, Colorado, Moscow and New Mexico. ¬†Thanks to all!

Finally, I received my second book giveaway win over at Wordsmithing Ain’t Easy hosted by Kelli last July. ¬†Thanks so much Kelli! ¬†I can’t wait to start reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman.





What a great way to start another week!  I wish you all an amazing week ahead.

Incoming Postcards Overload

It has been quite busy around here that I failed to post the various postcards that made my mailbox happy. ¬†So, here they are…

Week #27

On this week I received four lovely cards from (top to right) the USA, Germany, Russia and Finland.


With a special mention to Johanna (mailadventures.wordpress.com) for the surprise self-made card she sent me.  It was very, very nice of you to send me a card.  I really appreciate it and I love your blog as well!  xoxoxxxxx



Week #28

Midweek I hauled these cards off my mailbox. ¬†Aren’t they inviting? ¬†Makes me want to go on vacation immediately. ¬†Hehehe.



Week #29

And last but not the least, two cards that are going into my special collection of postcards.


Thank you so much AnnieMaxine of Swap-bot for the first card showing a boy falling asleep reading in the library. ¬†It made me remember that I used to do that during my college days! ¬†And for the second postcard featuring a bundle of books tied with twine from Irina in Ukraine for a private swap. ¬†She promised she’d send me something with books and she really delivered!

Thank you to everybody who sent me these amazing postcards.  My heart is full and warm because of you.

Alert! Incoming Mail for Week# 26

I am feeling much better today.  Thank goodness!  So, I decided to post my incoming mail for week #26.


From clockwise: ¬†A travelling postcard with cute Hello Kitty stickers from Jay in Brazil for a swap (sorry the postcard inside is not shown as I have sent it for the next round); a nice postcard of a town in Poland from Karolina; a lovely postcard from Ksenia in Israel via Moscow for Swap-Bot’s Q & A Postcard #5; and an amazing letter from my friend, Kalliopi, in Athens with a surprise gift of eye makeup enclosed.

Also if you noticed the envelope from Kalliopi is crumpled. ¬†Well, Kalliopi’s letter was opened and checked, presumably, by the UAE postal office and resealed with gigantic staple wires at the back. ¬†Sigh. ¬†At least, I still got her gift. ^_^

Anyway, I’m hoping your week has started on the right foot. ¬†More happy mails to all!


I Sorely Miss the Beach

Lately, Sao Paolo has been making the rounds in the news. ¬†What with the ongoing protests and demonstrations the government wants curbed. ¬†Although a debater in college, I’m never one to indulge picking sides and fighting them over with someone. ¬†Guess, it has to do with my tendency to lose my temper so easily if the other person do not see my point. ¬†Just ask my husband. ¬†Hahaha.

Anyway, I thought of treating the readers with something positive amidst all these problems.  So, here is a postcard from a direct swapper in Brazil, Renan.  It shows an aerial view of Praia Do Félix in Ubatuba, Sao Paolo.


Pretty amazing view, eh? ¬†My home country has several beautiful beaches similar to this one which makes me homesick looking at this postcard. ¬†At this time of year, I would be preparing for several summer outings to the beach back home. ¬†Unfortunately, I have to stay put and work in this beautiful land of desert and sand. ¬†Not complaining. ¬†But I’m promising myself to always use my annual leave and go somewhere with beautiful sea and sand to relax and unwind. ¬†Next year.

So, I hope I helped you have good thoughts today, dear readers.  Have a great weekend!