I went to the Post Office last to pay the PO box rental and was surprised to see advertising leaflets introducing discount coupons, mostly for grocery items and electronic gadgets, stuffed in my box. So when I saw the coupons, such as detergent soaps and sonicare toothbrush coupons on the leaflet, I immediately thought of my mother. She is such as huge user of discount coupons. I remember every Sunday she would collect the newspapers, cut and keep the coupons herself and make notes of her intended purchases. I have to admit though, I’m actually becoming like her now (gah, lol). I keep tabs (erm, bookmarks, that is) of discount coupons, online mostly.
Please excuse my blabberings. I am just chatty today, that’s why. I came home in a good mood so I was able to scan postcards for posting this week and the next.
This week, I’m delighted to share with you my Postcard Friendship Friday. It came from far away Romania:
|Peasant life in Romania. Many thanks to Danut for this lovely postcard.|
There’s so much to love about this postcard.
Firstly, it shows the working clothes of a peasant in Romania. Danut said this type of clothes are specific to Transylvania (many of us, including myself, know very little of Transylvania and it’s only limited to the story of Count Dracula). Secondly, I like the similarity between the rural people in Cambodia and Romania, specifically in the use of oxen and the cart in their daily lives, which are considered important and valuable farming “equipment” in both countries, albeit not so modern in the eyes of many. Thirdly, the folk-inspired poem in Romanian language is just beautiful. Here I’m sharing you the poem in Romanian and a translation of it in English which is written at the back of the postcard:
This is my first postcard from Romania. Vă mulţumesc foarte mult, Danut. By the way, the second postcard has arrived ^.^ and I will post it sometime soon.