Friday, 16 February 2018

Taiwan - Tea Related

January 27, 2018

This beautiful card came from Vivien in Taiwan, complete with gorgeous food stamps and an informative message.  Yay!

She wrote,

"Konichiwa Helen.  My name is Vivien, and I live in Tainan, southern Taiwan.  I'm sending you a card showing a Chinese tea shop/house (or a regular house?) in the 16th century. On the stamps are a meatball and stinky tofu.

Bon appetite! 😀" 


Tasting Tea (detail)
Wen Zhengming, Ming dynasty (hanging scroll)
These are the stamps she mentioned before.  Very interesting!

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Austria

January 24, 2017

Harold sent this beautiful card to me from Austria with some very interesting stamps on the back.  He wrote a friendly message on the back too.

He said,
"Servus Helen!
On one of the stamps you'll see Austria's most famous actor Christoph Waltz. I really love his performance and his impressive voice and I'm waiting for his new film 'Downsizing'.

Greetings from Vienna
Harold
'Servus' means hello"



Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Germany

January 23, 2018

Apologies for not keeping up with posting on this blog. I am finding it difficult to keep up with my Postcrossing as well.  January is a busy month and this winter has been quite hard in my little city.  I have to waste good Postcrossing time with shovelling snow....

This card arrived from Charlotte in Germany.  She sent a lovely bright card and wrote a friendly note on the back too.

She wrote,
"Dear Helen,
You are very courageous to live in a different culture...life is very different!  Good luck to you!! I live in a little village. On the near is a scottish [?] castle and in Karlsruhe 30 miles from here, also the very important city, built like a mandala round the castle.  Best wishes, happy live,
Charlotte"


Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Gotochi Cards

January 23, 2018

Just before Christmas, I did a few Gotochi Card exchanges with other people in Japan, and I will share a couple of the cards with you now.  I got some great cards!

From Chiba
This is the 2017 Limited Edition Card.


From Okinawa


This is the 2016 Card.

I'll be posting more of these swapped cards soon!


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Russia

January 6, 2018

First card of the year!

I received this card from Alex in Russia. He wrote on the back of the card in both Russian and English...whew!

He wrote,

" My name is Alex. I am 27 years old.  I live in Crimea.
I like reading, sports, listen, to music, watch movies and TV serials, zest[?] with my friends.

I collect coins, stamps and banknotes.  Greetings from Crimea! Good luck!

P.S. This is my 193 card and 6 to Japan!  17.12. 2017


Friday, 12 January 2018

Germany

December 25, 2017

This card came from Sylvia in Germany.  She wrote a short but friendly note on her card too.

She said,
"Moin!
My name is Sylvia, I'm a 36 years old teacher. My favorite music is Bon Jovi!

I live in Osnabruck, small city in northern Germany.

Best Wishes,
Sylvia"


Thanks, Sylvia.

Just a little side note.  This card and the card preceding it arrived on Christmas day and were sent by Sylvie and Sylvia.  Interesting, non?!

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

France

December 25, 2017

This pretty card arrived on Christmas day all the way from France.  It was sent by Sylvie and she wrote a nice and friendly note on the back of the card.

She said,

"Hello, Bonjour, greetings from France where I live in a little town just about one hour from Paris where I work.

Have a good day!! Bye, au revoir,

Sylvie"


This interesting stamp was on the card too.  I like the black and white and gold colours of it.


Thanks Sylvie!