Sunday, July 22, 2012

Take Me To Your Place..

Take me to your place...please?  As the title goes, it does not actually mean physically - but you can take me there virtually.  I have been to many places and most of them are in my dreams.  And it would take some heavy coaxing to the husband in order to tick off some places in my travel bucket list.  So I have decided to do postcard swap. 

I am currently living in Abu Dhabi.  This culturally rich country entices a lot of foreigners aside from the cames and the endless stretch of sand.  The heat (which I think at this point in time - summertime - is unbearable) is a welcome change for those who experiences snow and rain most of the year.  I'm from the tropics so the heat is something I'd like to escape as much as possible.

And so to make this post as short as possible (i wish!) I would like to invite all you readers to swap postcards with me.  With the age of too much technology, receiving something from snail mail is refreshing.  Truly, the personalized writings, the stamps and the wait is a joy for those who were born before yahoo mail was created.

Anyway, if you are interested to swap postcards with me let me know.  Send me an email (does this defeat the purpose already? I'm promoting snail mail through email? jeessh!) at maruya24@yahoo.com.

Hear from you soon!


80 comments:

  1. hahaha. ironic!

    when i received snail mails its usually the bills! :))

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    1. i know! so for a change it would be lovely to receive something aside from any office asking for payment.

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  2. Visiting back :)

    haven't received snail mail for a long time (aside from bills, notification from post office about my parcel) hehehe!

    miss JHENZ http://jeniferbalatico.blogspot.com/2012/07/i-am-zaloras-brand-ambassador.html

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  3. I'm not sure if I could swap postcards with you. Honestly, I haven't used postal mail for a long, long time. That's what one of the things technology did to us.

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  4. My friend sends postcards to herself when she travels to a new destination. Pretty cool, actually.

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  5. wow this is fascinating that you are brining back the snail mail which is rare..

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  6. I remembered my days of having penpals hehehe. It was great that time knowing and meeting other people. I also received postcards as well which is great, especially when those people lived in other countries.

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    1. I loved receiving mails from my penpals back then! now, we connect through Facebook! :D

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  7. receiving surprised from the mail is truly a joy! i would love to swap postcards with you + am sending the email now! :D

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    1. wow! wow! you just made my Monday. thank you so much! i saw the email. will reply soon. thanks thanks!

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  8. Nice to know someone now who's still values postcards via snail mail. I wish you can swap more.

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  9. You must have a huge collection of postcards already, coming from all around the world. Now, that is something! :-)

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    1. actually i just thought of swapping like a few weeks ago. hopefully I'll have plenty of readers to swap postcards with.

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  10. It's been a long time since I send a postcard for our project in high school. :)

    I wanna try but I don't know how much it would cost me. :D

    http://theworldofupsdowns.blogspot.com/ - follow me

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  11. Back in HS we had this project as well. But it's only 2 way. Then we had to leave it sa THE room for display. Goodluck on your postcard swapping hobby.

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  12. Hmn I'm thinking of collecting postcards too..but mostly because I like the artists who makes them.

    but this method of collecting would be nice too.
    I'll send you email once I get my own PO box :D

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  13. I'll trade the heat there with the weather we have now.. It's been raining for a week in the Phil. :( At least with heat you can beat it with aircon. hehe

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  14. Interesting! But, just like others who commented, I wish I could, but I am not sure how much it would cost me, not to mention I do not know how to send via snail mail! Waaaah! But, just from our last trip to Puerto Princesa, I thought of buying postcards to put in my scrapbooks. So, from then on, I will be collecting postcards from different places I visit to add to my scrapbook. :D

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  15. I love the feeling of receiving a mail--not just the bills! :) Hopefully I could send you some soon! :) Or maybe you could post photos in your blog too!

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  16. Well..it's a good idea. It's pretty exciting to get something from the snail mail. Glad that you're into post cards collection. It's a good hobby. :)

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  17. I also wish I could start collecting post cards. But when I computed the expense, I realized I could not afford it right now, so I have to set it aside.

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  18. Due to the technology, snail mails have been slowly fading. I only received snail mails because of the billings and SOA.
    OH! I remember, I received one when my wife's cousin in Belgium sends us personalized greeting card last Christmas but we recieved it in the mid of january already.

    -daddy allan (visit from BC Blogger)

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  19. swapping postcards is interesting...but i think i'm not able to do it at this time
    and i haven't experienced sending snail mails

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  20. i don't have postcard to swap ut this sounds interesting. i remember i used to collect stamps then i stop when i was in college.

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  21. Great idea! I'd love to join but I'm traveling soon. Hopefully I can catch your next invitation for this.

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    1. well its an open invitation..no deadline. so feel free to let me know...

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  22. i love collecting postcards and sending one. It makes my day totally happy.

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  23. I signed up for Postcrossing but never got to mail out postcards. I wish sending mail and postcards were easier - post offices need to be more accessible!

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    1. i signed up too! i just sent two of the addresses...

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    2. So you have received portcards from PostCrossing members already? That would be so wonderful, although the feel would not be the same as reading an actual heartfelt message at the back. :)

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  24. youve got a cool idea! hehe hope you could also blog about what u received too hehe

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  25. I love collecting postcards too.I even joined postcrossing but I stopped temporarily bec. of my busy schedule..would you love to receive postcards from Thailand:) Please send me your address at gnefaith@yahoo.com:)

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    1. oh goody! i'll take note of your email. i'll send you an email.

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    2. i sent you email, unfortunately it came back. :(

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  26. just received a snail mail from PRC two days ago... hehe

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  27. This is the craze nowadays. Postcard exchanges.

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  28. Interesting! I'd love to swap post cards with you! :)

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    1. i got your email. will reply soon. tenchu!

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  29. i am happy that there are still people prefer to have snail mail than the electronic ones

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  30. This is really interesting! :) I'll gladly swap post cards with you. But first, let me save up photos of places I've been too.. :)

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  31. I am thinking about this one. Maybe when I have compiled pretty photos this year. :D

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  32. It's me again. By the way, I've been to Abu Dhabi twice. I was not able to explore the place much but love to go to the Corniche.

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    1. the corniche is nice during winter. summer heat can really burn you.

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    2. That is true. We went there in the not so hot month, November or December, I think.

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  33. i used to love collecting post cards too

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  34. i have tried sending postcards to some of my online friends. it was not an exchange though. hehe..

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  35. Good luck with this feat and I hope you are able to collect as much postcards or swap with others too :D

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  36. wow postcards... I've been active before but not I stopped it.. Maybe have to do it again. Actually I already have cards really for sending but still no time to drop by in post office.

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  37. Post offices should give an award for people like you. This simple initiative if done by many, can help "snail mail" industry stays afloat. :) All the best to you there in Abu Dhabi. Greetings from Dubai! :O

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  38. Love that you still promote snail mail..Most people have forgotten about that already..

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  39. This is great idea! I love looking at photos of faraway places. My favorite apple app right now is fotopedia which has terrific photos of nature, exotic places, etc.

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  40. you will meet a lot of blogger who loves postcards...gone are the days when snail mail were commonly use as means of communication..

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  41. ohh i like this idea! :) postcard via snail mail has some novelty in it. :)

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  42. One of my friends love collecting postcards like you.

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  43. I used to collect postcards too but now not so.

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  44. I'm back here again from BC Blogger.

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  45. I haven't tried sending postcards actually. Even during the snail mail time. But its always nice to receive mails delivered by the mailman, hihi!

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  46. I really wish I could swap postcards with you but my budget does not permit me to do so.

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  47. Haven't received snail mail for years. It's faster to just send documents and letters through courier services. Post crossing is wonderful but I can't seem to find time to go to the post office to drop off postcards. :(

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  48. Me, too. I never experience collecting post cards yet. What I am trying to collect now are different currencies from different countries. :)

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  49. me me me!!!! i am a snail mail fan!!! :-) let's exchange postcards then! :-) how about starting this postcard exchange project with anyone?? it'll be pretty fun!!! :-)

    email me actamba@yahoo.com


    http://www.promdingchamimay.com/2011/07/old-school-mails.html


    - visiting from BC Bloggers

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    1. weeehh!!! i love your enthusiasm....will send you mail today. :)

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  50. Collecting something is really fun. I wish I can visit all the lovely places I usually see in post cards

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  51. collecting stuffs is one of my hobby before but not now at all... I love to dream about traveling too... I am here in Europe now and I want to dream to have vacay in Pinas.lol

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  52. I have a few postcards from SG and Canada. I want to see Europe, Italy and France, even in postcards!

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  53. I haven't been collecting postcards so can't really swap with you. Hope that you get some really neat ones.

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  54. Good luck to your postcard collection.

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  55. awww ... postcards, this is classic. will send you one once i get to travel again *soonest

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  56. i heard this is a trend...
    goodluck on your hobby

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  57. i love this idea. I'll send you as soon as we get to travel. this should be fun.:)

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  59. I really miss exchanging letters through snail mail. E-mails are so distant and lack warmth!

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  60. I miss receiving hand written letters. You feel more close and heart warming!

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  61. I hope all is well at your end. God bless. Visiting from BC bloggers :)

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  62. Post cards exchange is great... would love to have one from Dubai..would you like to have one from Norway? Will maybe send you email one day for the xchange.

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    1. yes yes yes! anywhee would be perfect. thanks thanks!

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    2. weeeee!!! im excited for our postcard exchange!!! Ms. Journ please include me too!!! :D

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  63. This is one hobby that I've never done before. Maybe it's fun! :)

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  64. Fun and interesting hobby! Postcards are really neat! Enjoy with your postcard exchange.

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