Some very special, unique postcards just in–hewn from food packaging of one kind or another.
Did I mention that the card cut from the box of dog biscuits is huge? Well, it is. It was sent to me as part of one of my favorite swap-bot trades, the Chunk O Cardboard swap. It arrived from Brakpan, South Africa–becoming not just my first card from that country, but also my very first from the entire African continent! Wikipedia tells me that Brakpan is a gold & uranium mining town in the province of Gauteng, and that…
The name Brakpan was first used by the British in the 1880s because of a non-perennial lake that would annually dry to become a “brackish pan”.
Insert joke about California swimming pools here.
The “chonju Redginseng Tonis” card was sent to me from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, part of a food package postcard tag in the Postcrossing Forum. The sender helpfully tells me,
“this is red ginseng tonis from Korea, it was bought by my mum from Dodam thermal massage bed company. They have their branch in Malaysia though.”
Massage bed–so that’s what that other thing on the box is! Couldn’t tell if it was some kind of odd remote control, or what! Doesn’t look too relaxing, but maybe the ingestion of ginseng is what makes that happen for a person…
The wake-up workout comes to me from somewhere in the Jacksonville, Florida area, another swap-bot chunk o cardboard. “Do you sudoku?,” asks the sender, “I can’t even spell it.” In my thank-you message, I let her know that I used to sudoku quite a lot. I did this because I’d heard it’s good for the brain, but then I finally stopped when I realized it was curtailing my reading time.
Stamps! Some really nice ones, and if you’ll notice, there is a bird representing each of the three countries.