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Recent Incoming Mails

Hello, my dear friends! Today, I am gonna show you my recent incoming mails. I am so glad that they still keep coming even if I am not that very active on Instagram anymore. And I really appreciate it that they still remember me, I guess that’s how friends should be. I got four beautiful mail in the past week. And it would be shame if I didn’t blog about them. First to come is from Atikah in Malaysia. We’ve been friends for four and half years now, she’s one of the original pals ever since snail mail became popular on IG in 2013. We’ve sent to each other randomly until it became a regular correspondence. She always sends me pretty and unique paper stuffs. I’ve always treasured the goodies she’s been sending me because I can always feel the sincerity and the friendship in them. Now, look at that pretty paper napkin on the first photo. And oh my! those washi samplers? they’re just so adorable, very unique and not so accessible here in …

Pretty Snail Mails From The Past Months

Hello lovely friends! It’s been a while since I posted incoming pretty mails. So today, I want to share and show you all the mails that I’ve received over the past few months. The newest mail is from my sweet little friend in Malaysia, XinNing. Look at the details on this pretty pink envelope. I truly love the gold wax seal with the Chinese characters. Enclosed were these beautifully made mini envelopes and cute flake stickers. I am also in love with the stamps that she’s put on. From THE NETHERLANDS: I also received a surprise mail from a long time IG and pen friend, Margit.She knows that I love Buddha cards/postcards and this one certainly made me happy. And what a wonderful set of stamps… From INDIA: One of the surprise mails was from Tripthi. I love all the details on the cards, postcards, and the envelope. The stamps that she’s put on are also full of details. This handmade card is from a long time post-crossing friend, Madhura. I am so attracted to the simple and abstract …

Doing it Alone: A Meditative Process

From cutting each stamp from the envelope, to soaking them, to pressing each one and categorizing, I find it a peaceful activity most especially when I do this early in the morning with a cup of coffee within reach. It’s like a meditation to me. Why do I collect stamps in particular? It all started when I began my postcard collection journey. So, I thought that why not start a stamp collection as well. They go well together anyway. And it makes me reminisce to girl scouting days when I really have to do this to gain another badge on my sash. (*smirks). It is also the most popular hobby in the world. Stamps represent historical events, people and places. And it’s like visiting exotic places from your own living room or study or anywhere else in the comforts of your home. What are the benefits? To me, it is a great way to make friends all over the world and share ideas and get involved in community events. I can also do it alone and spend …