Postcards #28 & #29: The Netherlands

Here are two postcards that I received from The Netherlands on Postcrossing. The card came with many nice stamps! Apparently, it was around 5 degrees celsius at the time Raymona sent this card. That sounds so cold! It’s been over 10 years since I’ve been in weather that cold… This other card features a cute woof and mini-meow. The dog already looks quite small so I can’t image how tiny the cat must be. Too cute! Advertisements Continue reading Postcards #28 & #29: The Netherlands

Postcard #22: Oregon, USA

I received a card from someone in Oregon yesterday. They used a fountain pen to write in black Noodler’s ink on the back and shared a part of a poem, Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, by George Gordon Byron: There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more, From these our interviews, in which I steal From all I may be, or have been before, To mingle with the Universe, and … Continue reading Postcard #22: Oregon, USA

A donburi experience at Senmi Sushi

When one craves for Japanese food, donburi is definitely high up the list. Hexxer and I have always loved good chirashi. Although our preferences may differ (she likes cubes while I prefer slices), the thick cut chirashi rice bowl at Senmi sushi won us both over unequivocally. Senmi sushi, nestled away in Emporium Shokuhin on the basement floor of Marina Square offers a huge range of Japanese goodies. From tantalizing platters of maki to brightly coloured cuts of fresh sashimi, this restaurant is a gem hidden in the heart of the city. Quality wise, their food is up there with the best names … Continue reading A donburi experience at Senmi Sushi

Postcards #8 & #9: Turkey!

I received two postcards from Turkey the other day. In the first one, the writer said she lived 10 minutes away from the place where this photo was taken.  It’s the Aegean Sea! In the second postcard, I only knew the Hagia Sophia. But here’s the list of attractions that is featured on the card. 1 – Rock Tomb Cut – Fethiye 2 – Nemrut – Adıyaman 3 – Ölüdeniz – Fethiya 4 – Hagia Sophia – Istanbul 5 – Theatre – Side Continue reading Postcards #8 & #9: Turkey!

Postcard #6 & #7

I particularly like these two postcards that I received recently! The Ravenclaw one is from a friendly RAOC-er in Aurora, Indiana in the US. The other is from across the Causeway and features some traditional Baba Nyonya floor tile patterns. RAOC stands for Random Acts of Cards. It’s a subreddit on Reddit. People post [Requests], [Offers], [Exchanges] and [Thank Yous] there. You have to create a Reddit account to participate though. Check it out here!   Continue reading Postcard #6 & #7

Postcard #5

Eriskay Pony, 2013, Charlotte Linton From Animal Box: 100 Postcards by 10 Artists. Published by Princeton Architectural Press.   I received this horse postcard from Carrie in Phoenix, Arizona. She just began her Postcrossing journey and was happy to share her love for sending postcards. If you all haven’t heard, Postcrossing is a website where you get matched with other postcard senders all over the world. You don’t know who or where your cards are coming from. When you send out a card and, it is received, you’ll get one in return! Check it out here!     Continue reading Postcard #5