Midweek Mails: Postcards for 12-12-12

Now I can finally rest my right arm, take out the djarum from my husband’s stash and pretend to smoke it to celebrate the 20th postcard I finished writing tonight. Why the fuss? Well, writing postcards non-stop is NO joke! Also, tomorrow is December 12, 2012. That means 12-12-12, an auspicious date for some peope (especially to get married) and a once-in-a-lifetime event that most postcards and stamps collector are looking forward to.

So first thing in the morning tomorrow, this lot will be delivered, by yours truly, to the Post Office.

Hello, World! These postcards will be on their way to their destinations tomorrow.  I also have one packet going out to that nice lady in Poland.
Hello, World! These postcards will be on their way to their destinations tomorrow.  I also have one packet going out to that nice lady in Poland.

I don’t know how much all these cost – and I dare not to think about it – but still I’m happy to be able to send them out. They’re for friends who have been really good to me, sending me postcards and stuff without being prompted to. Most of them don’t know they’ll be receiving a postcard with the unique “12-12-12” postmark so… ssshhhh. This is going to fun! 🙂 I just hope that the Post Office won’t mess things up! Even if it means that I queue for a long time at the PO I will do so just to get a nice, clear hand stamp.

I find it fun when it comes to choosing a postcard that would best fit the person I’m sending it to. Besides reading their profiles, I also put myself in the shoes of the receiver with the main thought in my mind: would I be excited to receive this postcard? Only then I’d pick the card if the answer is positive. I’m a chatty person so it is no surprise that I’ve got a lot written on the back of the postcard, hah!

If you’re from the Philippines, Japan, Singapore, the USA, Netherlands, Croatia, Italy, Poland, France, Isle of Man, Macedonia and Romania (gah, that was a long list!) and have been in constant communication with me, then one of these is yours. I wish I could send all of those who approached me for one but I am really sorry that I could not for budgetary reasons.

Midweek Mails: From the US of A

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This week’s Midweek Mails (yup, I’m posting early this week) came from the United States of America – one from the state of New Jersey and the other from Maryland.

I actually received this some weeks ago but hadn’t posted yet. When I went to the Post Office,  I was expecting mails from companies where I requested brochures for computer packages but got more than what I asked for. The brochures also contained prices for wholesale printer services, lol.

It was actually a nice surprise to pick the mails that came from my US-based Miss Igorota sisters at the same time although they were sent separately and at different instances. I received a cute Halloween card from NJ and kawaii goodies from Maryland. Also in the same packet from Maryland is this gorgeous vintage necklace that I won from a blog giveaway promo and which I really like. Thanks Conell and Karen!

Midweek Mails: From Mike of Miami

My mail this week came from Miami, Florida. Thanks a lot!
My mail this week came from Miami, Florida. Thanks a lot!

I fell ill – for the second time this year. With flu. Again! 🙁 Flu caused me all sorts of misery – from the coughing to fever, to sore throat and congested nose, to headaches and muscle pains. I don’t take flu shots though even though I wish I did so as to erase all of these symptoms in one shot, you know, just like an anti-virus wiping a hard drive clean.

Since I abhor medicines and antibiotics, my first line of defense to boost my immune system and to fight the flu has always been natural home remedies. I drink lots of fluid, get a lot of rest, eat a lot even if my taste buds aren’t exactly working, and gargle with salt water. It’s the most effective way for getting rid of that stubborn mucus at the back of my throat. So, I’m sorry that I could not update as much as I want to. And while I’m recuperating, my dear husband was kind enough to drop by the Post Office from work. He brought home my mails! Thank you, dearest.

Midweek Mails: Bound for USA and Romania

This post was supposed to be posted every Wednesday, or midweek, as the post title says. However, I had some urgent errands and work that needed to be done so posting had to take a backseat. Plus, I had to take care of the spams in my mailbox(es). Have you seen a t ball trophy and would you like one? Or, are you looking for luxury brand of bags? Here’s more interesting – someone wants to share their inheritance money with me and all it takes is for me to send them my passport details and bank account number to get the money. How convenient, isn’t it? The spam mails do get automatically deleted after one month but, looking at the state of my spam folders, I got to empty them already. I do find enjoyment reading selected ones before deleting them. There’s a feeling of relief after seeing an empty folder!

Now, on to my main topic. Sent these four postcards today to folks in Romania and the USA:

I hope these postcards reach the recipients. Lately, my outgoing postcards just vanished to somewhere  other than its intended destination.
I hope these postcards reach the recipients. Lately, my outgoing postcards just vanished to somewhere  other than its intended destination.

It’s been a disappointing two months for me as I learned that most of the postcards I sent out weren’t received by the recipients. How could that be? Where does the problem occur – here?  So please let me know if I had arranged to swap with you and hasn’t received anything yet. I have no other way of knowing except the feedback coming from you.

Before I sign off, I would like to shout out to a fellow Postcrosser who is based in Netherlands. Edith, thank you for your very nice email. I look forward to hearing more from you!

Midweek Mails

Has anyone been following tennis news lately? Did you know that Spain is through to another Davis Cup final? Yes they are, thanks to the efforts of the Spanish Armada. I think they did great even with Rafael Nadal’s absence. Well done! They will face the Czech Republic in November.

Also, does anybody here know that the US Open has a new champion? Yes, Andy Murray of Great Britain finally won his first grand slam title after beating world number 1 and topseed Novak Djokovic in a thrilling five-set match. Whew. That was a madcap tennis action, really, especially that my audio system was not functioning well 🙁 Someone said I need a m box or something, the name escapes me now. Drat. If only I listened right away, I would have enjoyed listening to the tennis commentators and analysts more during the Andy-Nole finals match.

Enough of the tennis blab. All I want to do is to post this picture of postcards that I collected last week. I think I’m going to start a new meme and it’s going to be called “Midweek Mail”. Show us a photo of the mails and postcards you receive in the previous (or current) week and write a line or two for description. How about that, is that interesting or what? Well, to start the ball rolling, here is my Midweek Mail:

Thank you, my friends: Ana, My World of Postcards; Danut, World, Come to My Home; and my best friend Macel.
Thank you, my friends: Ana, My World of Postcards; Danut, World, Come to My Home; and my best friend Macel.

I received three Touchnote postcards (the two Rafa postcards from Ana, of course, and the sepia postcard showing a traditional costume, from Dan), a postcard from Mexia (again, from Ana) and the last, but not the least, a multi-view postcard of Skiathos, Greece from Macel. Thank you, my friends, from the bottom of my heart. They always remember me when they go on holiday overseas. God bless the three of you 🙂