Can we start with a few of the stamps this time? I love these stamps.
That was a really, really good round of stamps. Now, on to the postcards. Let’s start with some FOOD!
Two delicious servings from Taiwan. First the pinball-style image, and you can’t tell from the scan, but the words “Taiwan’s delicacies” and the little circles by each item and a shiny silver-colored finish. The sender writes:
“Greetings from Taiwan!! This card is about Taiwanese food in ‘night market.’ They are really delicious, you must try if you have chance!! Welcome to Taiwan!!”
I can’t wait.
That card was from someone who had drawn my name via Postcard United. The next delicious Taiwan card is from someone who drew me on Postcrossing, and she tells me:
“Glad to send a postcard to you via Postcrossing this great project. I really so like collecting postcards and stamps. I selected this drawing card with Taiwanese foods. 🙂 Do hope you will like it.”
More food from Asia–in that Assam Prawn card from a Postcard United member in Malaysia. The card was printed to promote a program on the National Geographic Channel called “A Peranakan Heritage: Gok’s Chinese Takeaway, Malaysia.” I gotta find that online & watch it. As the card describes the dish, “the assam prawn is a classic Peranakan dish and is usually cooked in tamarind paste.” The sender writes:
“Hello! Welcome to visit Malaysia. We have a lot of street food and local multi variety food.”
Okay, now I want to go to Asia & eat. Peranakan food is so delicious, have you ever tried it? I’m trying to think whether I’ll have the energy for a cooking project this weekend…
Next up, from Japan, & thanks to a Postcrossing Forum trade, is this wonderful mass of Sanrio characters, anchored at top center by my buddy Badtz Maru!
All the flowers were originally adorning the cover of a box of postcards, and thanks to a swap-bot trade, were upcycled into a postcard & sent to me from Malaysia.
The snowy, woody, lantern scene came from a Postcard Uniter in Russia. The sender says:
“Greetings from Russia, Urals. I live near Yekaterinburg with my family. Today cold (-15 C) and snow. Merry Christmas to you.”
Oh, my. I’m freezing right here in the S.F. Bay Area, and then I get a postcard that brings me chills!
Another snowy scene, made worse by clowns! That’s a card purchased in Italy from a postcard pal in England.
Next up is a big postcard from MUTTVILLE!
As you see, it’s a senior dog rescue. It’s based in San Francisco, and I received this greeting as a donor to their wonderful cause. I also contribute to Old Friends, an organization in Tennessee that makes sure old pups have a happy home & great care. Follow them, and they will fill your Facebook feed with some really engaging personalities!
The remaining stamps: more nice ones here, and not to do too much more singling out, but I always love Malaysian stamps. Taiwanese, too.
Speaking of stamps, I just ordered a bunch more a day or two ago–and then today, I learned that there are new stamps coming out I really NEED to buy!
My stamp budget sure has ballooned since embarking on this hobby.