Postcard # 1

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I’m starting this new list thing on my blog wherein I post pictures and stories (if there are) of postcards I’ve gotten from my friends throughout these years. I know one day I’ll run out of pictures to share because my friends won’t send me cards anymore but until then, here they are. My postcards are already taped to my scrapbook, as you will see from the upcoming pictures. Heee.

This is the first ever postcard I’ve received and this is also the one that started my collection. It was sent to me in 2011 by my friend Patty when she was in Marseille, France. If I remember correctly, we were chatting on Facebook when she asked for my address saying she was gonna send me a postcard. When I received this, I was happy because not only do I get to see a part of another country, it felt like somehow she thought of me while she was there and that we shared a small moment together. That sounds cheesy but that’s how I feel about postcards. I also like the feeling that my friend made an effort to find a postcard, write something on it, and find a post office to mail it out to me.

Three years later, we still haven’t traveled together and we’ve sort of had a falling out (we’re not as close anymore because our schedules never seem to match). We were supposed to go to Macau and we had our tickets booked and everything, but at the last minute she had to back out because she had training at work that she couldn’t get out of. We also weren’t able to see each other the few times I was in the Philippines because she had things to do and whatnot. I’m still waiting for the day that we can travel together, if that ever happens, but for now I’m just going to say it again – this was the first ever postcard that I received and the one that started my fondness for postcards and eventually my collection.

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About Therese

27 years old | Chinese-Filipina | University of the Philippines Diliman - BA European Languages (Spanish major, Speech Communication minor) 2011 | National Chengchi University - MA International Development | Working in the freight forwarding/logistics industry Learning to believe in myself more and not being afraid to seize opportunities ♥

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