During my recent trip to Indonesia, I posted an FB update asking if anyone wants to receive a postcard from me. A few dozen messaged me their postal address, as much as I wanted to accommodate everyone, my budget restriction only allows me to send a few plus some to friends whom I already planned of sending one. The result was a total of 18 postcards showing scenes around Borobudur, stamped and sent via airmail. While walking around Yogyakarta I found a cozy small cafe where I sat down and wrote on it one by one, thereby using my hand again to write after years of using the pen to only sign my name on documents. There I was, again writing long sentences with my penmanship smearing all over the card, hoping it would reach the recipients in no time.
|This one is for Aya, she got this after arriving from her coverage of the Yolanda aftermath in Tacloban|
That's why I was glad when a couple of weeks later, a few of them started tagging me with the picture of their postcard that I sent from Indonesia. Yey, postal system still works in this day and age of electronic mails, a snail-postcard still finds it way across oceans and continents.
|Wawa lives in Taipei, I've known her online since 500 B.C., I will definitely go and meet her in person soon.|
I hope the other reaches its destinations soon. I plan to send a few more on my next trip which is going to be in Hanoi, Vietnam. I have also gotten my share of postcards from traveler friends, some of it coming from France, Romania, Czech Republic, England, Singapore, USA, Canada, Australia, Mexico. So I know that getting one provides a positive vibe that reminds me of the vast possibilities of seeing other parts of our world.
|Dazzle is a personal friend, a dotting mother who also have an itchy feet.|
|Onio was a former colleague, he asked me to send her girls a postcard so they will know how people send mails in the old days.|
|Ada is another close friend who recently tied the know and is now living in America|
|Ron is another friend, who moonlights as a cop and a Miley Cyrus impersonator. He is based in Singapore|
|Lauren, bestfriend - girlfriend then back to bestfriend. I sent her and her teddy bear Tutu a postcard from Myanmar last March|
So anybody who wants to receive a postcard from Hanoi or wherever I might end up in the next few years until someone clamped down on me and force me to settle down at gunpoint, just let me know about it.