Returning home after just a few short days away, I started sorting through my postcards received: Malaysia… Malaysia… Malaysia… Malaysia… and all from different senders assigned my address by clicking on Postcard United! What the…
I decided to do a little math. The cards’ ID numbers span a range of 36 “sends,” and out of those 36, four of them (well, at least so far; who knows if more will turn up) were for me — that means statistically, every 9th card sent by a Malaysian Postcard Uniter in that time went to me! I checked the cards’ dates: I was sent one a day for four days (June 26-29, 2018).
Here’s the really magical thing, though: if I were to be told that something like this would happen, and be told to choose which country would go glitchy in my favor–this is actually the country I would have chosen.
Let’s look at the cards!
The one with the Chinese writing and the design with apple, pear, and leaves, is from Malaysia. The sender writes:
“I’m 30 this year, married and have 3 cats. Randomly, my hobbies are coffee, food, and painting. I ❤ animals a lot but I’m not a vet. Haha~ I work for a bakery on the management side. I ❤ to travel too, but sometimes too costly.”
Mmm, look at that delicious Nasi Lemak. It’s from Malaysia, and on the back, it reads:
“One of the famous dishes that we have throughout the day! Known as nasi lemak, it is rice cooked in coconut milk”
The third card, with the passion fruit drink, is from Malaysia. The sender tells me:
“I like traveling, postcrossing, snailmailing, journaling.”
‘Life life to the fullest and focus on the positive.’ — Matt Cameron
Finally, the last postcard is from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. If I can just make out the writing on the back:
“Apa khabar? (Malay words which is means ‘how are you?’) I live in KL, the capital city of Malaysia. I am a documentary maker cum television producer.”
Does this experience remind you of one of your own? Share it with me, please!
Okay, stamp time! I always find Malaysian stamps–full of flowers, food, and animals–so beautiful.