First mail day of the week, and my box was full of postcards! Getting five in one day, I suppose perhaps I should brace myself for the idea that this might be it for the entire week.
Let’s start with “Malaysia Traditional Kue,” my favorite card this time. I must really like it, to call it my favorite when this is probably the 3rd time I’ve received the card over the course of my Postcrossing career. It came to me via Postcard United.
That beautiful tea dragon made its way to me from Oulu, Finland, thanks to a Postcrossing Forum food package tag. The sender writes:
“This is the strangest tag I have ever participated in! This package shows one of my fave teas to make in ice tea form–I like white teas for it, raspberry & orange in addition to this. The cute dragon is a bonus! I don’t use sugar or other sweeteners in it, so black tea tastes too strong IMO. I do prefer green teas for warm tea. The stamp shows one of the crazy competitions we have in Finland–boot throwing. Others in the series include e.g. Air Guitar (the world championships are here in Oulu!), and wife carrying. I’ve been to the air guitar world championships a few times, but it was years ago. It’s a fun contest to watch and some performances are really acrobatic.”
You’ll get to see the stamp she’s talking about down below, but let’s look at that noodle dish, now. That’s from Taiwan, an the sender tells me:
“I would really like to show you this food. “Oyster & pork intestine vermicelli with rice noodles (da chang mian xian in Chinese) is my favorite!
Down below, you can see the stamps from her card, and I’ll share her descriptions of the food found on those.
The rather scary Russian scene is from Russia, via Postcrossing. In registering the card, I learned the sender is a 12-year-old.
Much less scary is the shark card, which I received from Eden, NSW, Australia via Postcard United. Pretty cool: a first-day issue card from 1998. I like that cancellation stamp! The back of the card is quite interesting; the user employs QUITE a few custom & non-custom ink stamped statements & designs, while still squeezing in little hand-written message. I’ve left it all mostly intact below, so you can take it in.
Beautiful stamps on the card from Taiwan. The sender tells me the fruit on the left is lian wu, or wax apple, and the pastries at the right are her favorite dessert, “dan huang su, egg with mashed red bean and crispy outside.”