Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
My first Ice Age card, I'm so happy about it :) Ice Age movies are my favorite computer animation movies along with Cars. I love all 3 movies but the sequel (The Meltdown) is my biggest favorite. If anybody has Ice Age 2 themed postcards and wants to swap, please contact me :)
This card was a little bit damaged, there are some scratches but it's ok. It happens sometimes, and in the end the card in its entirety is the most important part!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
On Friday I got these 2 direct swaps and also my first official card from Italy. The first card shows Bohinj, which is the largest lake in Slovenia. In the 2nd card you can see the flying keys from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone... remember them? ;D
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
I gotta say I got the most amazing postcards today! And just if that wasn't enough, they all also arrived in perfect condition.
^ My first card from Estonia. An official one, but I just needed to mention it here!
^ Tahquamenon Falls in Michigan, USA. This same Postcrosser already sent me a postcard of the upper falls, and told me he had kept this one for me. Thanks so much!
^ from Wroclaw, Poland. What an amazing view!!! These colors make it look very mysterious. Wroclaw is the 4th largest city and located in south-western Poland.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Another beautiful card from my friend Linda! Here you can see all the flags of Canadian provinces. I think these would be interesting to learn even for someone who lives on the other side of the world. I already recognize some USA state flags but I gotta admit these are a little more unknown to me.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
"This lighthouse at Sanibel takes you back to old time Florida" says the text in the postcard. I'm sure that's very true! This lighthouse was built in 1880's and it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Thanks Katya!
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I got these amazing cards from China for exchange of some used stamps. I sent about 60 stamps and chose these 10 cards to get in return. It may sound a lot, but I didn't need those stamps myself and that's why I wanted to trade them. Thanks Haomin!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Okay, I said I quit Postcrossing temporarily, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't still get mail. So I guess I can't stay away from blogging ;) Yesterday I got a letter from my penpal in Italy. But it wasn't just a typical letter! She has traveled around Europe this summer and sent me lots of different brochures! These are from Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Latvia and Estonia. She also visited Helsinki!
She's a Postcrosser too so of course she sent me some postcards. You can see one another card from her when you click the "Austria" label in my blog - it's such a cool card sent from Vienna. This also means that I got my first postcards from Estonia and Latvia :)
But yeah, here comes the best part: she sent me the latest album from an Italian pop punk band Vanilla Sky!!! I found this band a while ago, I fell in love with their cover of Rihanna's song "Umbrella" but also listened their other songs. I've been struggling with the fact that I can't find their CDs anywhere, especially in Finland, and hardly even from Amazon. This CD was released a month ago and it's a special "Italian version" where half of the songs are in Italian! I gotta admit I haven't got time to listen to this CD so precisely yet - I fell in love with another cover song. The last song on this album is called "Just Dance" and it's a cover of Lady Gaga's song. I don't like Lady Gaga or Rihanna at all, but these covers are just something so perfect!
There's an amazing (and funny!) music video for this song, you can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOeHeDgi4Qo
Also if you haven't heard their cover of Umbrella yet, you can find it right next to that video (it's the one which has been watched over 15 million times), I bet you will like it if you just have some sense of humor! xD
Thanks again Alessia for sending all these!!!
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Just wanted to let you know I'm gonna quit Postcrossing temporarily. I already set my account "inactive" and will also be away from the Postcrossing forum - I don't know why, but I always get a feeling I'm not welcome there and everybody (especially Finns) always have something against me. I've definitely had enough with that.
I'll still continue swapping cards with my facebook friends (those who I've been swapping regularly with). At least they're nice and respect others.
I may start again some time this year, but right now I'm so sick of the fact how disrespectful people are. I know this is a thing everybody's gonna face during their Postcrossing career. I've seen it now and really don't wanna make things worse. You can call me a person without a sense of humor, but I guess that's what I am.
- Salla / Dubbis
Monday, August 2, 2010
I usually prefer Harry Potter art postcards but this is an exception since it's from the Philosopher's Stone, which is my favorite movie. I really love it how everything was so new and happy in the first 2 movies.
This card is sent from Netherlands and in Dutch it's called "Harry Potter en de Steen der Wijzen", while in Finnish it's "Harry Potter ja viisasten kivi".